mar'sel at Terranea Resort

4.6
1258 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Our team is dedicated to upholding and ensuring a safe and healthy environment. We are currently offering outdoor patio dining only and maximum party size of 6 per table. Face masks are required when entering and exiting marsel, and while not seated at your table. For more information, please visit Terranea.com/updates.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeffrey was fantastic as was the food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nanananana

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PatriciaS
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, beautiful restaurant that’s perfect for a special night out

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NancyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always impressed with the quality of the food and the service.

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HeloneidaK
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate special dates!!! Highly recommend!

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vipReagan
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipRitaA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was horrible. Nothing tasted good, not even the bread.

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vipJJSprinx
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food quality was not equal to the price unfortunately. The service was excellent but the food was not.

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RojelioQ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite the service was amazing avs the view was beautiful it was a prefect birthday dinner

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tracydavis
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeffrey was our server and he and his team were great!

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vipluv2dineout
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful sitting outside watching the sunset. Our waiter was tremendous!

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MajdaV
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

As always very good food and service. As we are in this not so normal time they made as feel safe.

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CandiN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipLisaS
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was disappointing.

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Rosita
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Marsel numerous times and each time the service, food and ambiance is absolutely magical! 1000% reccomend this restaurant and resort!

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vipKylie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, food was incredible, and the ambiance was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time - was looking for something special to celebrate our daughter’s birthday - it was outstanding

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Rahul
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Staff was great. All seating was outside.

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vipBrantH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience despite COVID restrictions. Just be ready to pay big $$$

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vipJenn
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

Cheers!

Morrie and Cheryln Rice

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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JanL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wondering evening - service, food and view was all perfect. will definitely come again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Weren’t notified it was a special preset Labor Day menu

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vipMRS310
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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vipsaiqab
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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.

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vipBHReviewer2
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AnneG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can do better with guests seating and reservations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

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DavidN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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vipGinbot
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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mar'sel at Terranea Resort is rated 4.6 stars by 1258 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.

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