mar'sel at Terranea Resort
Set overlooking the Pacific Ocean with stunning views, marsel offers the ideal location for an elegant dinner or seasonal Sunday brunch. Located just south of Los Angeles on the verdant Palos Verdes Peninsula, mar'sel (a play on the Spanish word for sea, mar and the French word for salt, sel) offers a decidedly inventive twist on California cuisine. With a seasonally rotating fine dining menu that features locally sourced ingredients (citrus and herbs from the resort's grounds, hand-ground chocolate, farm-fresh eggs), as well as playful takes on culinary favorites, mar'sel combines approachable luxury with a breathtaking setting perfect for every palate.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Vadouvan spinach, hen of the woods mushrooms, tomato caper butter sauce
Cippolini agro dolce, heirloom potato chips, bordelaise
Raw Bar Seafood Selection
One oyster, one clam, two mussels, two pacific prawns, one sea urchin, one king crab leg, two snow crab claws, local seafood market ceviche. Served with traditional accompaniments
Jeffrey and team did it again. Great ambiance, cocktails, food, service. We went back two weeks in a row because everything was fantastic the first time. We will come again!
Anniversary dinner, it was a lovely evening. Food view and service were outstanding Pat
Jeffrey was fantastic as was the food
Jeffrey was so amazing tonight! We were lucky enough to have him as our server. From exceptional service, to friendly conversation, to providing menu recommendations, Jeffrey didn’t skip a beat. He made the night feel like a special event and it was just a Thursday dinner!! Highly recommend him to anyone who wants to have the best dining experience!!!
It is definitely a million dollar view. Great and attentive service as well! Although the foods could have been more outstanding, I won’t trade this experience with anywhere else. Perfect spot for memorable events.
This place is outstanding. The food was amazing. I had the Halibut. It was cooked perfectly. Others in the party had filet and the sea bass. All were delighted with their choices. Kudos to Terranea for handling COVID protocols with grace. This place is spendy but definitely worth it.
Lovely, beautiful restaurant that’s perfect for a special night out
I am always impressed with the quality of the food and the service.
Perfect place to celebrate special dates!!! Highly recommend!
We had a great experience at Mar’sel. Our server, Claudia makes you feel like you’re at the most important table in the whole restaurant. Our food was delicious as well as the incredible desserts. It’s a memory we will all share for a long time.
The food was horrible. Nothing tasted good, not even the bread.
The food quality was not equal to the price unfortunately. The service was excellent but the food was not.
Food was exquisite the service was amazing avs the view was beautiful it was a prefect birthday dinner
We had a lovely dinner for our 25th anniversary here while staying at the resort. The service was first class, the atmosphere was elegant and the food was delicious. The setting was extra special on the cliffs by the sea. Truly enjoyed.
Jeffrey was our server and he and his team were great!
It was delightful sitting outside watching the sunset. Our waiter was tremendous!
As always very good food and service. As we are in this not so normal time they made as feel safe.
Best Birthday Brunch! Everything was perfect! The staff greeted us warmly,, drove us to the restaurant in a golf cart from the entrance. We were seated on a beautiful terrace with a gorgeous view. The food was absolutely excellent and cooked perfectly. Special thanks to Mario and Roberto and the Mar'sel staff for making my birthday special. You can count on us all to come back!
Food was disappointing.
I have been to Marsel numerous times and each time the service, food and ambiance is absolutely magical! 1000% reccomend this restaurant and resort!
I absolutely adore this restaurant. Not only is the food amazing but the staff is so kind and attentive. I try to do a small getaway at Terranea a few times a year and I always make sure I get a dinner at Mar'sel on the books. Anything you order will be amazing and if you have the space in your tummy and the time, make sure to stay and end the evening with a wonderful cheese plate.
Service was wonderful, food was incredible, and the ambiance was perfect.
Mar’sel is set on a beautiful hill overlooking the sea. Cheese plates were amazingly good. The best dish would have to be the Wagyu steak and eggs with the delicious ciabatta grilled bread. My son flipped over this entree. Drinks were great. Especially those delicious bellinis This setting is perfect for any special occasion or no occasion at all. Enjoyed walking the grounds after too. Our waiter was very personable and attentive too. I’ll be back here again. Actually a night at this resort would be a great ideas to get away from it all they have an Asian restaurant we ventured by and I’m definitely gonna try this one soon too. This is a pretty property. Enjoyed our afternoon here.
The service was great and so was the view. I was expecting overcharged basic food but the food was surprisingly good too. Their portion is pretty generous too.
Our first time - was looking for something special to celebrate our daughter’s birthday - it was outstanding
Food was great. Staff was great. All seating was outside.
Great experience despite COVID restrictions. Just be ready to pay big $$$
We had a wonderful dinner at mar'sel... the food was excellent and you can't beat the view! Jeffrey took care of us and he was so sweet and attentive... we'll be back!
Considering the current Covid conditions, Mar’sel gave us the same experience we’re used to in ‘normal’ times! Everything was exceptional. Timing between courses is very important to us, especially given the time of our reservation (5:45) and desire to appreciate the incredible view. Plenty of time to enjoy the meal and wonderful view.
Although we typically only come here for special occasions, this did not disappoint! We’ve been privileged to have Jeffrey as our waiter before and delighted that he was again tonight . Fabulous service - thanks Jeffrey!!
Morrie and Cheryln Rice
We went here for our 25th wedding anniversary, both mine n my wife’s dishes were delicious. Although it started to get a bit cold n breezy with the heaters it was still comfortable. The waiters were very attentive and were there when we needed something. At the end of the evening we were surprised with a free desert for our anniversary. My wife n I really both really enjoyed our dinner here and will most likely come again another time.
wondering evening - service, food and view was all perfect. will definitely come again
Weren’t notified it was a special preset Labor Day menu
We dined over Labor Day weekend so it was a price fix menu. While the food was good, it is definitely overpriced and the menu was basically their normal menu, just price fix. Unfortunately, this is really the only fine dining experience at Terrenea. If there were better options close to the resort, I would recommend them. We thought the other casual restaurants on site had better food and more options.
I mentioned that it was a birthday dinner but the host had no time to entertain us. They forgot to give us napkins and cutlery. Food was below average and selection was really limited. Was so looking forward to the view but the seating was so haphazard that we would have had a better experience just walking on the path. It wasn’t the birthday dinner I expected at all. I did enjoy the drive to the resort.
We had an absolutely wonderful evening dining at mar'sel. This was our first dinner outing since covid 19 began. The food, the view, our server Jeffrey were all top notch. You couldn't ask for more attention to health and safety standards - tables far apart, temperatures taken upon entry, gloved and masked restaurant personnel. The halibut preparation and presentation were exceptional as was the cheese board. Can't wait to return on our next visit to Terranea.
Can do better with guests seating and reservations
Recently re-opened with COVID-19 restrictions. Limited menu.
Service was great a always. Need some outdoor seating for early arrival and have a drink.
mar'sel at Terranea Resort is rated 4.6 stars by 1259 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.