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
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Cippolini agro dolce, heirloom potato chips, bordelaise | served à la carte
Chef's Selection Cheese Board
Baguette, house crafted preserves
Pasta of the Day
Server Cenobio was prompt, attentive, and eager to help. Service quality was excellent as you would expect at such a place. Well made cocktails for the season, nice cheese plate and fresh oysters. Overall, a great experience sitting next to an open air fire place with a fantastic view of ocean at sunset. Well protected from wind and enough outdoor heaters to enjoy your food without being bothered by elements.
A really enjoyable dinner in a stunning setting.
Our reservation was at 7:30 and we were not seated until 8:20. Very unfortunate considering we had to wait outside in the cold for almost an hour.
I’ve dined with Mar’sel before and always for dinner.
My first time to do brunch here and as always the ambiance & service is great.
‘had the 3 course plus dessert brunch. Everything was great.
btw,bellini tasted good. 👌🏼
Marsel is our top favorite restaurant! The food is always delicious, the staff extremely welcoming and Jeffrey our server ALWAYS goes above and beyond by greeting us by name accompanied by a warm smile! What is even more exceptional is that he remembers the food and drinks we enjoy each time we're there.
We will be back for sure!
Mar’sels was absolutely amazing. We had Jeffrey as our server and he was a doll!! So helpful with explaining things on the menu, especially when I came to pairing drinks with each dish. Highly, highly recommend him as your server on any occasion at Mar’sel’s!
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 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.
I have been to Marsel numerous times and each time the service, food and ambiance is absolutely magical! 1000% reccomend this restaurant and resort!
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.
Good Food with beautiful ocean view
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.