mar'sel at Terranea Resort
Set overlooking the Pacific Ocean with stunning views, mar'sel 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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Cippolini agro dolce, heirloom potato chips, bordelaise | served à la carte
miso broth, yellow corn, snap peas, chutney, tobiko
Awesome dinner and service. Jeffery Breedlove is amazing .. Our highest recommendation. Thanks
Nice ambiance, great food, attentive staff. We will definitely return. It is $$$, but great if you appreciate great food.
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner on Tuesday night. The food was extraordinary, we started with the scallop appetizer, my wife had the Seabass, I had the pasta with truffles. Chris and his team of severs was extremely attentive and professional.
Very attentive staff. Amazing views. Great experience.
Understaffed made for a long
wait for absolutely everything we
ordered… Please hire so we can
enjoy once again
mar’sel is a world class dining experience.
Mar'sel is a delightful restaurant. The food is phenomenal and the ambiance (overseeing the water in Palos Verdes) breathtaking.
Everything was excellent ‼️ food was very fresh.
The food was delicious and the staff happy and friendly!
Service was great along with the view and the food.
Absolutely the best service I have ever received at a restaurant and it was superb!! The entire staff super accommodating and sweet!! Thanks again
Celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and seeing our boys and Grandkids after a year and a half due to Covid. A beautiful evening and the food and service was excellent
This is a great place for Date Night, to bring out-of-town guests, or just to get away. We went just after sunset, so I can't speak for the view, but I'm sure it's amazing.
Servers are very knowledgeable and attentive. The prices are a bit higher than I think are worth it, but it is a special place, so just be prepared to spend about 40% more than you're used to.
In spite of this, I would still go back again, even if I need to wait for the next paycheck.
Unfortunately, a table near us had a “service dog”. I have never experienced a true service dog that does not obey basic commands, and wanders around the tables, constantly whining for an hour! What a joke this guy played on the restaurant by putting a harness on his dog that says “service dog”! Fortunately, the ocean view and the food were wonderful, so while the whining dog was disruptive, it did not ruin dinner.
Well, services were excellent.
Our food expectations are high.
I ordered king crab, my husband ordered ribeye and friends ordered lamb. Crab, not so juicy and sweet plus lost texture. Trumpet mushrooms, need to work, Ribeye could be far better. Too salty and meat selection wasn’t so great. Spinach wasn’t good at all, no appealing to enjoy, potatoes was too much sour cream so on. Lamb looked good but couldn’t tell taste.
I liked best was Terranea’s signature dessert Carmel.
I was thinking about having a birthday celebration but look for somewhere else.
It was my first time there and it was a pleasant experience with my date I loved the service and over all the food and the atmosphere was great amazing and pleasant experience
It was a fabulous evening with amazing service and even a dolphin show - such fun!
We went to this restaurant for our Anniversary and invited another couple to join us. We asked for inside- they put us outside. Unfortunately there were two large groups of families with kids and crying babies that ruined the ambience. We started with a nice French champagne, oysters and a cheese plate. All were very good. Then we asked to try a taste of two reds that are served by the glass but they said they said they were sold out of the merlot and that the Pinot was better suited for our meal anyway. They brought out a different vintage and instead of having us try it- they just poured it out. It was fine but I expected more sophisticated service. We had four different waiters and it was kind of annoying. The portions were very small and expensive. Overall, with tip for 4 we were at $600.
I would go again but I would refuse to sit with crying babies and when I request inside- it should have Ben honored.
The 3-course brunch could not have been better. Excellent setting, excellent service, and excellent food made it the best brunch we have had in a while.
This was the second evening we had dinner at Mar’sel. It was as good as the first. Steven, our server agr, was excellent. Attentive and helpful. The food was fabulous. Pork and filet mignon were delicious and tender. Soup was tasty. Salad very good. Excellent wines by the glass. Distinctive cocktails.
Marsel never disappoints. The food, the service, the view. Five stats!
Service was attentive. Food was wonderful and creative. Vegetable pasta was delicious. Halibut was also delicious. Excellent wines by the glass. Definitely going back.
Jeffrey was outstanding he was attentive he checked on us he wished me a happy birthday he asked was there anything she could do to make this experience more memorable a awesome waiter in person and I love to see him smile with his eyes! I would come back just to help him be with us the customer service was wonderful for my birthday that I would not have to wait a whole year to come back smile
The ambiance and service were incredible!
Jefferey our waiter was amazing.
Food was delicious, atmosphere beautiful evening amazing thank you to all
Very lovely evening all around
Great food; fresh and tasty! Excellent service, beautiful views!
Wonderful atmosphere, beautiful ocean view. I had the vegetarian pasta which was had homemade pasta and delicious vegetables. My husband had the filet mignon and it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. It was my birthday so they also brought us a delicious desert. Waiters and staff were very friendly and professional. I highly recommend
Fabulous service from Benjamin.
Jeffrey was great! Delightful service!
Very expensive and I ordered a $54 Surf and Turf. Three tiny shrimp and I ordered the steak medium rare, it came back well done. My guests had to eat without me and it threw off the meal.
Also, very high prices for very average food. Paying for the view.
It was great. Everyone was so sweet! Beautiful views.
Loved: biscuits, the chefs app, the wine although pricey, salad special
Good but not amazing: shrimp app, halibut, beef, chocolate dessert
This was a fine brunch. My whole family enjoyed it very much.
So hard to find the restaurant. Not enough signs. Took us 15 minutes walking around in circles and nobody around to ask. Went to lobby n reception wasn’t any help. Entrance was hidden thru a pathway that wasn’t marked for the restaurant. Otherwise, it was a great dining experience. They could use more seafood items in their menu!
Wonderful early Mother’s Day celebration after a relaxing spa day. Our server Alex was very attentive and polite and made sure we had a truly wonderful experience. The patio was well heated and protected by the large glass panels making for a perfect evening out.
Everything was fantastic. You will not be disappointed whatsoever.
Food was nice, view was lovely, service was not so great--but I'm giving them some time to probably get brand new staff at this point of covid to get them up-to-speed.