Permanently Closed - 1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
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Delicious food and impeccable service. New Year's Eve Prix Fixe menu was amazing!
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.
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.
The meal and service were exceptional. Most memorable was the lemon dessert. Highly recommend!
Very enjoyable meal with excellent food
Go for the 3 course tasting menu which is very good value
Excellent Chef Ponsaty whom we’ve enjoyed before, always delicious and interesting to have his creations!
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.
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.
Not worth $200 each
How amazing dinner and staff!!
Food and ambiance were great, but only saw our server 3x over 2 hours.
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.
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
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.
Food and service were great.
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.
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
We have never experienced a finer more perfect dinner, anywhere.
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.
Enjoyed my anniversary here. Pricey but service very good and food excellent. Lovely presentation. Decent portion size and excellent quality.
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.
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.
Great service by Jesse.
Outstanding in every way! Great food service and ambiance.
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.
Very expensive with small portions of undiriguishable origin. I believe chef was going for. " guess what this is "
1500 Ocean is always surprising me with amazing cuisine selections. The team at 1500 is second to none. We will be back soon.
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.
The team at 1500cean made our special anniversary dinner a lovely memory. The service, cuisine and atmosphere were top notch!
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.
We had an amazing dinning experience with excellent service.
Service was outstanding and the food was delicious. My wife and I had a fantastic time
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.
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!
I was keen on experiencing this chef... I think he has a great following for a good reason!
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.
Another great experience at 1500 Ocean! Jesse is the best server around so get on his section if you are able.
One of my favorite places. Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere.
Mark made the dining experience one to remember, thanks for the great evening!
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.
Permanently Closed - 1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado is rated 4.4 stars by 1930 OpenTable diners.