mar'sel at Terranea Resort

4.7
1267 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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SerenaT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A really enjoyable dinner in a stunning setting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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. 👌🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

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Rosita
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
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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PatG1
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner, it was a lovely evening. Food view and service were outstanding Pat

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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
8 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
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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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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Rosita
Central Coast
11 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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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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vipFrankF
Las Vegas
41 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good Food with beautiful ocean view

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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
11 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.