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About 1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado

Indulge in an epicurean adventure at 1500 OCEAN where every dining experience comes with a generous serving of beach-side ambiance and ocean views.

Inspired by its beachfront setting, Hotel del Coronado’s signature restaurant 1500 OCEAN spotlights the best in Coastal Cuisine with new menus from renowned Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty. With a resume of award-winning menus spanning countries to coastlines, Ponsaty sets a new era in fresh, unparalleled seaside dining at The Del.

Start with a craft cocktail at the Sunset Bar overlooking the Pacific, and then venture inside for inspired seasonal cuisine paired with exceptional wines.

1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dining 5:30pm - 10pm | Tuesday through Saturday
Sunset Bar 4:30pm - 11pm | Tuesday through Saturday

Cross Street:
Dana Place

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 522-8490

Website:
http://hoteldel.com/restaurant-coronado/1500-ocean/

Parking Details:
Valet and self-parking available. 3-hour validation is just $5 with $50 minimum purchase at the resort. Regular parking rates apply after 3 hours. Parking is also available in adjacent west lot off of R.H. Dana entrance.

Public Transit:
Serviced by SDMTS Route 904
http://www.sdmts.com/RouteFiles/routes/pdf/904.pdf

Executive Chef:
Patrick Ponsaty

Private Party Facilities:
1500 OCEAN would love to host your rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, family reunion, anniversary party, business dinner or other special event. Wine and dine while overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

Private Party Contact:
Del Services: (619) 522-8490

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate 130 Years of The Del at Hotel del Coronado’s 130th Anniversary Dinner on Feb 19, 2018. The evening will include a sunset champagne toast and fireworks celebration. Please visit https://hoteldel.com/events/130th-anniversary-dinner/ for more details.

1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado Ratings and Reviews

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80% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
People Watching (8)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely suberb in every way! Magnificent setting; complete with beautiufl sunset. Food was perfect. Simply a lovely dining experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Great 3 course deal.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Although the location of 1500 Ocean is beautiful the food and cocktails were poor. The prices were waaaay over priced for what we received. My husband and I have been all over the country and have dined at some of the most expensive restaurants and they have all lived up to the expectation. 1500 Ocean did not in our opinion. The portions were minuscule and the prices large. Had the flavors been “out of this world” then we could have accepted the high prices. However, the food was simply just so-so. Weird! We thought we’d have a true dining experience but it was a major fail. We each had 2 cocktails that were also just okay. It’s a shame! Staying at the Hotel Del Coronado and dining at their famous restaurant goes down as one of our least favorite weekend getaways. Good luck!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food, superb service, and a great location!! We really enjoyed the mix of flavors and textures in each of our meals - the grilled octopus was a particular standout. Even though the evening was cool, there was enough warming torches to keep things comfortable on the outside patio, and dining with the sounds of the pacific in the background was spectacular. While expensive, the meal and experience was definitely worth it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

1500 Ocean is perhaps San Diego’s only Michelin star quality restaurant. The food, wine, service, and surroundings were all noteworthy. We enjoyed the five course tasting menu and found every selection to be well prepared and beautifully presented. The beet salad (including wonderful beet ice cream), the octopus, and lamb courses were particularly well conceived and executed. The wine list featured a large selection of familiar wines at very reasonable prices. Services was good, though perhaps not quite as personable and interactive as might be expected for a restaurant of this quality. 1500 Ocean is definitely worthy of a return visit.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Waiter was top notch with wine pairings and in friendly conversation with my wife and I.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

The worst Valentine day in 50 years. 125.00 per person priced fixed. Really bad selections. During dinner 33 Navy Helicopters flew over head. The worst. And I mean worst 550.00 wine food and tip ever spent . Seriously, Lobster carpacio with chunks bigger than a soup spoon? Great bottle of wine though. Other than that. Run, run Forest run.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Had a great time. Best beet salad and rack of lamb I’v ever had!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Very expensive with mediocre food I took guests to celebrate two birthdays. They gave us a delicious cream brullet with a candle for each bday guest.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great tasting menu deal

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was wonderful, the service, the ambiance and the food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We arrived fifteen minutes before our reservation time, and the place was deserted. A janitor said come back at 5:30( our reservation time). Waiter was Leo. Described the pricing of the restaurant week procedure vs. the full menu, but didn’t describe any of the dishes. Portions were micro-small. Taste was fair. Value was poor.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing experience!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary in this beautiful place.
The service is great and the food is really good.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food for restaurants week was just ok.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

For $50 per person during Restaurant week, we got lobster flavored boullion, a few short ribs and a little cream brûlée. We left hungry. When I used the restroom I noticed the other tables had bread but not us. We spent $140 to leave hungry.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Birthday. Dinner excellent

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

First and second courses were not very good... shrimp was whole and flavorless. Sea bass was average at best. Very very very over priced! Service was impeccable and atmosphere wonderful! Chocolate dessert was divine.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 17, 2018

A true culinary dining experience. The dishes are intricate, complex and sublime. Taste, texture and the visual is exciting and did not fail this educated palate. And the service was extraordinary. Mark took care of us with great expertise. Made this birthday a lovely experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Amazing meal! We went for our wedding anniversary and the meal in superb and the service was excellent. Mark was our waiter and he knew everything about the menu, superb service. I highly recommend it for a special occasion.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A fine time was had by all,
It was a little cool so we eat inside.

Fine service, nice wine list with some good values, nice offering of
both meat & sea food.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It took 25 minutes to get drinks and bread. The food was delicious and beautifully presented.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent meal - French cuisine.
M. Ponsatty at his very best

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Meal was outstanding and food expertly prepared. Didn't appreciate having a dog at the table next door which wandered to other tables and was held by owner over shoulder 5 feet away while eating.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Paul was outstanding and the food was delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Seafood in entrees and grilled shrimp appetizer were of poor quality, texture and preparation. This is inexcusable in a restaurant of this quality, and should never have been served.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a party of 6 and they put us the front entrance. They sat us outside and it was very cold and drafty. There were no heaters above our table so we all kept our coats and jackets on throughout the entire meals. Overpriced for atmosphere, however, the food was well prepared. 1500 needs to up their game to charge their high price.s

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This restaurant mimics serious restaurants to poor effect. The limited menu affords assembly line production of dolled up dishes. Grossly overpriced. Another example of food inversely proportional to view.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The service was a little slow at first on Christmas day at 7:15 pm. Otherwise, the food (lobster bisque, scallops, sea bass) was excellent. Raucous laughter at one table was far enough from us not to be distracting. In particular, I appreciate the serving sizes, not too big, not too small, just right. If I may say so, the experience of the waiters these days does not match the excellence of years past. Maybe it's just me getting old, I don't know.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It's always a delight to dine here when staying at the Del. This year we had Christmas Day dinner here. A wonderful pre fixe menu with ample choices and as always exquisite service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Made reservations for Christmas dinner and unfortunately was not impressed. Our waitress, Amy, was kind and helpful. The food was not as spectacular as we hoped for $110/person (not including alcohol). The lobster bisque was VERY fishy. The waitress was kind enough to switch that course with the arugula salad which was good. The filet mignon was surprisingly dry. The salmon came smothered in a heavy sauce. All of the desserts were wonderful. In addition, our waitress, Amy, was kind enough to provide gluten-free options for my friend. Towards the end of the dinner — service for us and some other tables around us became very slow and it took a long time to get the check. I would not return to 1500 Ocean for a special occasion dinner simply because it’s not worth the price tag.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wish I had checked bill before I checked out of hotel as I was charged for two coffees that were not ordered. So, please folks, always double check your bill before paying. My loss and thank goodness it was for only $10 for 2 coffees. Could have been worse!

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This dining experience was in our top 5 world-wide as a family. Everything was outstanding - food, service, pace etc. Expensive but outstanding in all aspects! Highly recommend for celebrating special occasions.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner at sunset at the Hotel Del Coronado is a wonderful experience. Hotel was crowded but everyone seemed in the holiday spirit. Food was wonderful, 4 course special menu that did not disappoint. Staff was efficient and not intrusive. Would recommend for special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I’ve been to Ocean 1500 three times, and each was different. Lamb chops are always amazing and perfectly cooked! This time the waiter was excellent - top notch, but the bussers spilled the chef taster, ceviche, all over my sweater and my Mother’s coat. It was horrible. Their movements were too quick and they didn’t even notice. It was like being in an elegant restaurant for the front end, and then having someone come wipe the crumbs into your lap, along with everything else. The chocolate desert was amazing - the apple tartin was mushy and about a 3. All came w ice cream melted, as they walked around looking for the table. That said - the waiter deserved a hefty tip. I hope he didn’t share with his help! Not sure if I will recommend again. It was supposed to be a beautiful, memorable, dinner - the first holiday after my father's death. Disappointed to say the least.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and service. Like it a lot.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My husband and I have dinner at 1500 Ocean every year at Christmas time. We drive to the Hotel Del to see the tree, shop at some stores, then have dinner. This year we discovered a new menu with a chef that brings a French influence . We tried a couple of first courses, then for entrees had the Lacquered Northern Halibut and Day Boat Scallops. Both were excellent, with fabulous layers of flavor! The Orang-blossom tahitian squash mousse was incredible on the Halibut! We are already looking forward to next year!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We love coming to the Del and 1500 Ocean. The food is always outstanding and the setting is comfortable and elegant. On this visit the service was not as attentive as we are used to. I believe part of the problem was simply that our server had too many tables, some inside and some on the patio. I never saw him just standing around but my wine glass sat empty for a long time and we sat waiting for our dirty plates to be removed for a long time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent ambiance but average (and pricey) food at best. Steak was overcooked and we specifically asked for it not to be overcooked. Food presentation and flavor was good but not fantastic - and at these price levels the food should defintely be in the fantastic range. Service was just average - no salt on the table and not a lot of attention from our waitperson. Overall - underwhelming.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Ambience, surroundings, service, food presentation and appearance are excellent. However the food taste is mediocre and the not worth the price.

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