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Breath taking sunsets - Nelson's at Terranea Resorts, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Nelson's at Terranea Resorts

4.4
4.4
66 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

A guest favorite for casual dining, Nelson’s is perched directly above the ocean coves made famous by the 1950s television series Sea Hunt – from which this modern surf shack takes its name. The cliff-top eatery pays homage to Sea Hunt’s main character, Mike Nelson, as well as actor Lloyd Bridges’ lifetime efforts to protect the environment and the ocean. Guests enjoy coastal cuisine and a warm, friendly bar atmosphere surrounded by outdoor fire pits and unrivalled sunset views. This Southern California restaurant offers one of the most scenic locations in Palos Verdes to enjoy a meal or drink in a relaxed setting.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (855) 781-6158

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bernard Ibarra

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Palos Verdes / Rolling Hills Estates

  • Cross street

    Palos Verdes Drive South

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

There will be a $4 split charge on all items that are shared

Appetizers

  • Hot Bavarian Pretzel$16.00

    garlic butter, sweet beer mustard

    • Crispy Chicken Wings$16.00

      dry or with buffalo sauce, celery, blue cheese dip

      • Chips & Dip$14.00

        house fried corn tortilla chips, salsa roja, guacamole

        Soup & Salads

        add fish or chicken to salad for an additional surcharge

        • Mediterranean Quinoa & Kale Salad$16.00

          feta, kalamata olives, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, kale, red onions, champagne vinaigrette

          • Ahi Poke Salad$17.00

            wakame, sesame, tobiko, avocado, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, wonton chips

            • Chopped Caesar Salad$12.00

              romaine, shaved parmesan, anchovies, anchovy dressing, garlic crouton

              • Clam Chowder$16.00

                Large Plates

                sandwiches come with choice of fries or salad

                • Nelson's Burger$18.00

                  butter lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, house spread, brioche bun, choice of cheddar, provolone, swiss cheese

                  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich$19.00

                    fried chicken, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, chipotle mayo, pretzel bun

                    • Portobello Mushroom Melt$17.00

                      triple cream brie, caramelized onions, sundried tomato pesto, sourdough

                      • Nelson's Veggie Burger$18.00

                        basil aioli, sprouts, butter lettuce, tomato, onion

                        • Prime Rib Sandwich$25.00

                          au jus, horseradish aioli, grilled onion & peppers, hoagie roll

                          • Swordfish Tacos$16.00

                            pico-cabbage, pico de gallo, cilantro lime cream, corn tortilla

                            • Lobster Roll$30.00

                              brioche, maine lobster, citrus aioli

                              • Mussels & Pommes Frites$27.00

                                garlic puree, shallots, chopped herbs, whole grain mustard, white wine, butter

                                Kids

                                • Chicken Tenders$11.00

                                  • Hamburger or Cheeseburger$11.00

                                    • Grilled Cheese$11.00

                                      • Mac & Cheese$11.00

                                        Dessert

                                        • Key Lime Pie$10.00

                                          • Ice Cream Sandwiches$10.00

                                            please ask your server for today's selections

                                            • Terranea Gelato Bar$5.00

                                              Barley, Hops & Malt

                                                Drafts

                                                • Wolf Pup | Golden Road | Session IPA | 4.5%

                                                  • 16oz$8.00
                                                • 310 Blonde | Santa Monica Brew Works | Blonde Ale | 4.8%

                                                  • 16oz$8.00
                                                • Blonde Ale | Firestone Walker 805 | Blonde Ale | 4.7%

                                                  • 16oz$8.00
                                                • Pilsner | Stella Artois | Pilsner | 4.8%

                                                  • 16oz$7.00
                                                • Modelo | Modelo Especial | Mexican Lager | 3.7%

                                                  • 16oz$7.00

                                                Bottles / Cans

                                                • Hefeweizen | Golden Road | Wheat Ale | 4.6%

                                                  • 12oz$7.00
                                                • West Coast IPA | Green Flash | American IPA | 8.1%

                                                  • 12oz$8.00
                                                • Coors Light | American Light Lager | 4.2%

                                                  • 12oz$6.00
                                                • Corona | Mexican Lager | 4.4%

                                                  • 12oz$7.00
                                                • Cider | Golden State | Dry Apple Cider | 6.9%

                                                  • 16oz$8.00

                                                Nelson's Classics

                                                • Captain Bridges$12.00

                                                  spiced rum, rum, pineapple, orange, pomegranate, dark rum float

                                                  • Moscow Mule$14.00

                                                    vodka, fever tree ginger beer, lime

                                                    Sea Hunt Signatures

                                                    • Jalapeno Margarita$14.00

                                                      tanteo jalapeno tequila, orange liqueur, lime, agave nectar

                                                      • Smoke Show$16.00

                                                        tanteo chipotle tequila, mezcal, lemon, blood orange, agave nectar

                                                        • Mango Habanero Margarita$14.00

                                                          tanteo chipotle tequila, mango, lime

                                                          • The Reef Margarita$14.00

                                                            tequila, lime, orange, cucumber

                                                            • Nelson's Lemonade$12.00

                                                              jack daniels no 7, orange liqueur, lemonade, sprite

                                                              Sparkling

                                                                Sparkling Wine / Champagne

                                                                • Prosecco, Mionetto 'Organic', D.O.C., Veneto, Italy, MV$14.00

                                                                  • Extra Brut, Terranea 'Essentiel', By Piper-Heidsieck, Reims, France, MV$23.00

                                                                    • Brut, Domaine Chandon, California, MV$13.00

                                                                      White Wine

                                                                        Riesling

                                                                        • Eroica, Columbia Valley, WA$14.00

                                                                          Pinot Grigio

                                                                          • Alois Lageder, Alto Adige, Italy$15.00

                                                                            Sauvignon Blanc

                                                                            • One Hope Estate, Napa Valley, CA$13.00

                                                                              • Matanzas Creek, Sonoma County, CA$14.00

                                                                                Chardonnay

                                                                                • Newton 'Skyside', North Coast, CA$13.00

                                                                                  • Cambria, 'Terranea 10th Anniversary', Santa Maria Valley, CA$13.00

                                                                                    • Stag's Leap 'Karia', Napa Valley, CA$84.00

                                                                                      • Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley, CA$95.00

                                                                                        Red Wine

                                                                                          Rose

                                                                                          • Ryder Estate, Central Coast, CA$13.00

                                                                                            • Whispering Angel, Provence, France$56.00

                                                                                              Pinot Noir

                                                                                              • Catalina View, Palos Verdes, CA$16.00

                                                                                                • Nielson, Santa Barbara, CA$13.00

                                                                                                  Merlot

                                                                                                  • Benziger, Sonoma, CA$12.00

                                                                                                    Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                                    • Daou 'Terranea', Paso Robles, CA$15.00

                                                                                                      • Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, CA$19.00

                                                                                                        Zinfandel

                                                                                                        • Grgich Hills, Napa Valley, CA$16.00

                                                                                                          Beverages

                                                                                                          • Strawberry Lemonade$6.00

                                                                                                            • Black Iced Tea$6.00

                                                                                                              • Arnold Palmer$6.00

                                                                                                                Soda / Lemonade

                                                                                                                $5

                                                                                                                • Coke

                                                                                                                  • Diet Coke

                                                                                                                    • Sprite

                                                                                                                      • Ginger Ale

                                                                                                                        • Lemonade

                                                                                                                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                          What 66 people are saying

                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                          4.4
                                                                                                                          4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                          • 4.1Food
                                                                                                                          • 4.3Service
                                                                                                                          • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                          • 3.7Value

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                                                                                                                            Used to be the best restaurant around here but now overall service and food is not so good.

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                                                                                                                            LauraB

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

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                                                                                                                            Dined on March 6, 2022

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                                                                                                                            Dined on July 29, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall1food1service4ambience5

                                                                                                                            Beautiful view, terrible food. Had to send it back.

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                                                                                                                            New York Area

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                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on July 18, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall3food2service2ambience5

                                                                                                                            LOVE this spot. But very disappointed in the food and service this visit. The menu was cut back to a only offering a few items, which seemed odd. Ordered chips and guacamole and the order came with salsa only, no guacamole. The waiter said nothing. When we asked for the guacamole, he said oh the kitchen just told us they are out. So we paid $16 for salsa and chips. 3 people ordered the Chicken sandwich which was the thinnest piece of chicken we have ever seen. Both swordfish and carne asada tacos were flavorless. I hate to write this review as we LOVE Nelson’s and Terranea, but felt this was worth calling out.

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                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on June 30, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Great view, yummy food and friendly service to celebrate my twin's 9yo birthday!

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                                                                                                                            stacig

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                            Dined on June 28, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                            the ahi poke salad and pretzel, spicy chicken sandwich & drinks were all delicious.

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                                                                                                                            seanc

                                                                                                                            Hawaii

                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                            2.0

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                                                                                                                            Dined on June 19, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall2food1service4ambience4

                                                                                                                            Only complaint is the food. If you are only going to offer 4 or 5 choices, you need to do them really well. EPIC FAIL. The Chicken sandwich came on a undersauced pretzel bun. The chicken itself was underseasoned and had obviously been cooked earlier in the day. As for the side salad, it was lettuce with 2 cherry tomatoes. Come on, my 1st grader would have made a more imaginative salad. The service was fine, the view was better. DO BETTER I wouldn't recommend eating here to anyone. NOT NOW, NOT EVER!

                                                                                                                          8. j

                                                                                                                            julziez

                                                                                                                            Portland

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on June 12, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Great service, good food, beautiful views. Wish the menu had more options for kids!

                                                                                                                          9. R

                                                                                                                            Richard

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 13, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall2food2service3ambience1

                                                                                                                            In short, a huge disappointment. A chilly day, so chose to eat inside (very few heaters at the outside tables). The restaurant was start, absolutely no 'ambience'. Bare tables, spaced well apart (of course), but totally lacking in warmth and appeal. Hamburger was tasteless, veggie burger was tasteless, fries very average, chicken sand ok. Server was friendly and helpful. Lunch for 4, with only one beer, was $120, with tip. A big miss.

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                                                                                                                            Sally

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 13, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            It was great to celebrate my birthday with lunch at Nelsons. Being out in the fresh air by the ocean felt wonderful after being cooped up so long during the pandemic. I had the lobster roll which came filled with ample large chunks of lobster. My husband had the mussels which were plentiful in a rich tasty broth. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. A bit pricey but worth it for the atmospher.

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                                                                                                                            RedondoBeach

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                                                                                                                            74 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 11, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                            We ate outside and the view is stunning. The guacamole is quite good. I had a burger with a salad. I had read reviews about their ranch dressing and it did not disappoint. Other meals at the table included the poke salad, quinoa salad and a portabella mushroom melt sandwich. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I just felt it was just a little bit pricey.

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                                                                                                                            andrea

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            5 reviews

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                                                                                                                            Dined on April 29, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We had a delicious lunch in a delightful setting. We could not ask for anything more!

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                                                                                                                            KathleenN

                                                                                                                            Yosemite

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                                                                                                                            Dined on April 27, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            I do wish there was a more varied menu but it is probably limited due to Covid.

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                                                                                                                            CynD

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 20, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            The best breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean while dining.

                                                                                                                          15. C

                                                                                                                            Coop

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 20, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Great place for afternoon lunch. So beautiful and the food was good.

                                                                                                                          16. SG

                                                                                                                            SurferGirl

                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 8, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall4food2service2ambience5

                                                                                                                            The view was amazing - such an inviting environment! The food was simply average and overpriced in that aspect - the cocktails were also average and we tried to send one back because it was not correct and they wouldn't take it back but rather insisted that it was the correct drink.

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                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

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                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 7, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                            There were kids running all over the place, inside the fire pit, around the tables...was more like a daycare center than a restaurant at a five star resort. The hostess was rude.

                                                                                                                          18. HN

                                                                                                                            HaleyN

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 1, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                            I need be contacted because I made a reservation a month in advanced and you were closed for my best friends birthday reservations last week. You never contacted me. I expect to be compensated since she flew in from Cincinnati for only one weekend. Contact me ASAP 5136595724

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                                                                                                                            MIMI

                                                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 24, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            It was recommended to us for the views and it did not disappoint. Was surprised that the food was good too, sometimes restaurants can be overpriced because of its location, but we enjoyed our meal. Started with Poke Salad & Clam chowder. Then lobster roll & mussels for our main. Service was fantastic! And again the view is phenomenal.

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                                                                                                                            diner

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 15, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Great food , great service

                                                                                                                          21. JR

                                                                                                                            JosephR

                                                                                                                            Central Coast

                                                                                                                            40 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            40 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 15, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                            Table was not totally cleaned. Server was very attentive. Food was good. No patio dining, which we had come for, bummer!

                                                                                                                          22. KB

                                                                                                                            KellyB

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 13, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience2

                                                                                                                            First, we were charged $15 to park our own car which I understand that’s what they are charging but there was no discount for dining at their resort. Second, we sat outside at Nelsons and the tent they used was obviously a rental and didn’t fit the whole space and just looked cheap. Big blocks on the ground of the tiedowns just did not look as professional as I would thought the resort would do. Third, ordered each lunch and also ordered the mussels and french fries as an appetizer, normally a full dish, which between four we knew would be the right size. Tasted great but there was wonderful broth , so we asked for bread and was given one small toasted piece of sourdough and charged two dollars! I would’ve paid for a baguette! It seems like they are trying to squeeze money from every spot they can. Very disappointed. Just dined outdoors at Pv golf club where they also had a tent over their outdoor patio and it was beautiful and custom sized. Not so at Nelson’s. Bummer all around. Staff at restaurant were fabulous, no reflection upon them.

                                                                                                                          23. M

                                                                                                                            Marisa

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 7, 2021

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            The service was so great and the the best I have had since the reopening of restaurants in southern CA. The food and drinks were delicious and such a great view. My best compliment to any restaurant would be if I would return again and I would return!

                                                                                                                          24. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 9, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                            The service was very slow. Food was ok, nothing out of the ordinary, which makes it a little pricy for what you’re getting. I always had to ask for water. They didn’t have a lot of things available from the menu.

                                                                                                                          25. NA

                                                                                                                            NoemiA

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 27, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Food was delicious, service was great. The views were the best part. Will definitely be back.

                                                                                                                          26. JC

                                                                                                                            JohnC

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 21, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Four of us arrived at Nelson’s @ the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes to enjoy dinner and sunset over Catalina last Thursday evening (5:00 pm reservation). The calamari appetizer was excellent, but the lobster roll was not - turns out it’s really chilled lobster salad between two slices of bread. Swordfish sandwich was very good, and was enough to satisfy one of our hungry guests. Drinks were generous and well prepared. Our server was Clarence, who was friendly and attentive! The bill for the four of us was $234 (including tip), which seemed a lot for sandwiches and four cocktails; however, the views were breathtaking

                                                                                                                          27. J

                                                                                                                            Jammer

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            32 reviews

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            32 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 19, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                            Lovely setting for sunset and celebration for a friend’s landmark Birthday. The waiter did it inform us of Happy Hour option. I requested it. He took an unexpected amount of time in providing info. He acted distracted. Food excellent. Will return and have already recommended it to numerous friends.

                                                                                                                          28. DB

                                                                                                                            DebB

                                                                                                                            Phoenix

                                                                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on January 28, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Great service and food! We absolutely love the view.

                                                                                                                          29. LP

                                                                                                                            LindaP7

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on January 24, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Terranea Resort is like entering another world. Whether you stay at Terranea or go there for dinner, your experience will be memorable. We ate at Nelson's which is right at the edge of the ocean. It's such a beautiful setting. The food and service and Nelson's have always been great!

                                                                                                                          30. MJ

                                                                                                                            MamaJuju

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            54 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            54 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on January 10, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                            Send off for our son before he left to go abroad for the semester. Cannot beat the open view and setting!

                                                                                                                          31. PD

                                                                                                                            PickyDiner

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Beautiful location, outstanding service, good food and comfortable atmosphere. Nothing more to ask for in your dinning experience. Love this spot.

                                                                                                                          32. JB

                                                                                                                            JessicaB

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Mainly I was disappointed in having to pay for parking, after getting a validation and paying quite a lot of money for a slightly above average meal. The servers were excellent. The ocean view was very fine.

                                                                                                                          33. DB

                                                                                                                            DennisB

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 30, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience5

                                                                                                                            Terrible out of many dishes on the menu and sloppy service

                                                                                                                          34. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Beautiful sunset, all around amazing experience! Thank you Nelson’s!

                                                                                                                          35. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 27, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                            Overall fine .... however I specified we were celebrating an anniversary when I made the OpenTable Reservation AND when hostess was seating us. NOTHING acted upon by Nelson’s staff. Disappointing.

                                                                                                                          36. M

                                                                                                                            Morewineplease

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            176 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            176 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We do not go to Nelson's enough. It was a relaxing Saturday afternoon, my wife's cousins were in town and we took them for lunch to Nelson's. The service was really great. The server took pictures of our group, recommended great food and even chased us down to tell us that the tip was included and we had double tipped. Very nice. The food was great. Big portions and the view can't be beat.

                                                                                                                          37. B

                                                                                                                            Bobblake1

                                                                                                                            Palm Springs

                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 20, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                            Service was very slow & showed disinterest. Had to pay for bread with lunch & food was just okay. At this price point I will not be eating here again. Use to like it but it is overrated

                                                                                                                          38. N

                                                                                                                            Nyamichi

                                                                                                                            St. Louis

                                                                                                                            45 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            45 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 18, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            The salmon was excellent as was the service!

                                                                                                                          39. N

                                                                                                                            Nyamichi

                                                                                                                            St. Louis

                                                                                                                            45 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            45 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 17, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            Great place for a gathering of friends and colleagues!

                                                                                                                          40. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on December 15, 2019

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                            Love Nelson’s, windy night and they seated us outside with a 6 months old and two year old. 😩

                                                                                                                          Safety precautions

                                                                                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                            • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                          • 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

                                                                                                                          FAQs

                                                                                                                          Nelson's at Terranea Resorts offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (855) 781-6158.

                                                                                                                          Nelson's at Terranea Resorts is rated 4.4 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                          Google Map for Nelson's at Terranea Resorts

                                                                                                                          100 Terranea Way Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

                                                                                                                          Dining areas

                                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                                                                            Palos Verdes Drive South

                                                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                            Rancho Palos Verdes / Rolling Hills Estates

                                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                            Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm

                                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                                            Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                                                            Hotel Parking

                                                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                                                            AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                                                                            Bernard Ibarra

                                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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