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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and impeccable service. New Year's Eve Prix Fixe menu was amazing!

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JenL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ingredients of the food are fresh and good. But it is over priced during the holiday and feel the restaurant is not being honest. Cooktail is boring not up to the value per price. Host of the restaurant is not warm and cheerful, guess they are tired for New Year! plus the hotel is getting really old.

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vipSoCynCyr
Orange County
79 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Located within the Del, it's their top restaurant offering. We had the 5 course Tasting menu and my husband added wine pairing. The service was good, almost great and the waiter had suggestions and was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the food presentations and appreciated that they were served with full verbal descriptions. The food itself was very good, I would consider returning except that it was way overpriced. We spent less at Guy Savoy, Mastros, The Cellar by at least $150. I don't mind paying for greatness, I left feeling like I overpaid, comparable to other fine restaurants.

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vipZabelleM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and service were exceptional. Most memorable was the lemon dessert. Highly recommend!

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MichaelP
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal with excellent food
Go for the 3 course tasting menu which is very good value

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EBfromDC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Chef Ponsaty whom we’ve enjoyed before, always delicious and interesting to have his creations!

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davidk
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Too expensive for meals

Merlot was not to satisfaction. Waitress did not open new bottle for our use. She gave my wife a substitute for merlot.

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SsssF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I went with the family for a Christmas Day, 4 course pre-fixed menu, dinner. $145/person shown on the website. When calling the restaurant, one lady told me the price is $110/person/4 course meal, and $135/person/5 course meal, which was nowhere to be found on the website. I explained that I was seeing differently on the website, the lady told me she wouldn't know, and the pricing she provided was all she has. I called again in half an hour, and a gentleman told me the same pricing the lady provided. To make it more confusing, the menu provided on the day of event was the same menu posted on the website but was claimed by host and hostess as "incorrect". We are okay with the pricing, but would prefer clearer information across the board.

When we arrived for dinner, this $$$$ (indicated on Yelp) restaurant's ambiance did not speak for itself. The flooring was of concrete, seating was crowded, the table was wobbly, and there was barely any decorations. The restaurant was simply plain, from the walls, to the ceiling, to accessories such as hanging lights. We've been to plenty $$$ or even $$ restaurants with much inviting and luxurious ambiance.

Food wise, I ordered from the pre-fixed menu: oyster on half shell, lobster bisque, winter truffle risotto, and Christmas log. First of all, not all bread came out hot/warm. The first round of bread offered were ALL cold, and they only offered bread three time during the meal. We had to request to switch bread once because some of the bread offered in the second round were still cold. The oysters were decent, but the color of lobster bisque was unappealing, and the taste was salty. The risotto was salty too, and the dessert was okay.

People really don't mind spending extra money for a fancy dinner. However, when the value of the experience is too much below the expectation, no one will return for future occasions.

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vipFredinSanDiego
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not worth $200 each

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How amazing dinner and staff!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Food and ambiance were great, but only saw our server 3x over 2 hours.

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vipKerryB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Patrick Ponsaty has been a favorite of ours for many years. His French cuisine is always something special. The service from Mark was equal to the food.

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CoronadoShoresresident
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Cold meat entres, too salty fish entres, I eventual salada. Overall not good. Hope they get a new chrf de cuisine and sous chef when they replopened as the ones in staff have questionable cooking skills

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AnnetteT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Meh....very pricey, and the food was just so so. The menu was a little to "show offy" for regular people who aren't snobby foodies. After our bill and weird food, we wished we would have tried one of the other restaurants at the resort. The next morning we found ourselves at IHOP for breakfast and we both agreed that we enjoyed our french toast (off the Grinch menu) much more than our $130 dinner at 1500 Ocean the night before.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great.

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vipCarolynB
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was great as was the service. The restaurant is rather dated and doesn’t quite match the level of food. That will change as they are shuttering their doors on January 1st, 2019 to reopen later as a new restaurant. If the new one is as tasty as the old one and has an updated decor, definitely worth the price for a special occasion.

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Ramoncito
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience3

We had the three course tasting menu and the five course tasting menu. The service was decent and the wine pairings were pretty good. The food however was completely awful and overpriced! My last course was the rack of lamb! First time I have ever ordered rack of lamb with lamb and one rib stuck into the meat! My wife had the salmon and barely touched it! I could’ve had a tastier meal at a food truck than what was served! Good thing they’re closing

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vipJerryt24
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never experienced a finer more perfect dinner, anywhere.

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JoeSpenc
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food was just okay - we had to send my daughters steak back three times to get it cooked correctly. they did remove it from the bill to try and help the situation. The waiter offered complimentary valet parking and wrote it on our ticket but the valet company just laughed and said they don't have the power to do that and we had to pay... Overall it was an okay experience, nothing amazing.

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Uhu14
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed my anniversary here. Pricey but service very good and food excellent. Lovely presentation. Decent portion size and excellent quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience2

There was absolutely no ambience music, so all we could listen to is the annoying woman talking the whole time at the table next to us.

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vipscottCanHazCheezburger
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at, and I've been to many top restaurants around the world. It deserves consideration for a Michelin star. The food is creative, beautifully presented, and perfectly delicious. Do not miss "The Lemon" on the dessert menu. My squid ink risotto with calamari steak was spectacular. My leg of lamb was cooked to a PERFECT medium, no grey ring. The halibut my wife had was amazing. Bread service was delightful, many excellent choices. We really enjoyed the "amuse bouche" as well. Complimentary chocolate truffles with the check were a nice touch. The cocktail "up in smoke" was fantastic. Views of the ocean from the patio are lovely. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. It is expensive, but for a good reason - they deliver a perfect dining experience.

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vipmkjofdm
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Jesse.

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vipOperaHouseFan
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way! Great food service and ambiance.

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vipMEL12
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We were very disappointed with our experience. The food was cool at best, not hot and my dinner tasted as if an entire container of salt had been poured on it. The service was very sub par. It was our special Thanksgiving dinner at The Del and we couldn't have been less unhappy! The restaurant was not crowded so to have our food delivered late and not even be hot was unacceptable. Our waiter disappeared for long periods of time. Such a shame because we were so looking forward to this dinner and it was very expensive.

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Very expensive with small portions of undiriguishable origin. I believe chef was going for. " guess what this is "

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DavidD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1500 Ocean is always surprising me with amazing cuisine selections. The team at 1500 is second to none. We will be back soon.
Cheers!

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dontmissthisexperience
Yosemite
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You should add "Superb Fine Dining and Service" ! The Chef is a genious - the combinations of flavors and textures in every dish was spot on, super delicious, never had better, and we've eaten at some of the best. Thank you for the experience, utterly delightful, and must be a destination.

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Chaiette
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at 1500cean made our special anniversary dinner a lovely memory. The service, cuisine and atmosphere were top notch!

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vipNicelydone
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and even better service. It is a lovely place to spend a quiet, slow paced time with friends at a meal that will be long remembered.

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LionelW
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinning experience with excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the food was delicious. My wife and I had a fantastic time

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LeonelG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went for a date night not really expecting much, and boy were we so pleased with the food. It is now one of our top 5 choices in fine dinning in San diego. So glad we tried it, service was up to par and food was amazing, weather was great, it was a perfect date night.

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MatthewS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Dinner at The Hotel Del!! The service and food presentation were top notch! Best filet! We were there for a family weekend and it was the perfect spot for out of town guests!

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MelanieC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was keen on experiencing this chef... I think he has a great following for a good reason!

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StephanieE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps the best dinner out my husband and I had together. It's not cheap, but the quality and fine technique in cooking really shows through. The courses are just as outstanding in flavor and beauty, as they are in taste.

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JustinH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at 1500 Ocean! Jesse is the best server around so get on his section if you are able.

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MIchaelK
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark made the dining experience one to remember, thanks for the great evening!

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vipJohn
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely better than it’s been in the past 10 year. Really fabulous food. Creative , pretty presentations. Delicious. A must retry if you have not been there in the past year.

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