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1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
1930 Reviews
$50 and over
American
1500 OCEAN will reopen as a new seafood concept with a lively bar in mid 2019.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    1500 OCEAN will be closed beginning Jan. 1.

  • Phone number

    (619) 522-8490

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Ponsaty

  • Private party facilities

    1500 OCEAN is a spectacular beachfront venue for groups of 12-200 guests. With award-winning menus, expertly curated wine lists and exceptional service, an evening at 1500 OCEAN will create unforgettable memories for your family, friends or colleagues.

  • Private party contact

    Large Party Dining: (866) 943-6428

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Cross street

    Dana Place

  • Parking details

    Beginning Oct 24, 2018 parking will be Valet only. 1500 OCEAN guests receive 3 hours of parking for $10 with validation ($50 minimum purchase required). Each additional hour is $20.

  • Public transit

    Serviced by SDMTS Route 904<br />http://www.sdmts.com/RouteFiles/routes/pdf/904.pdf

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,930 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and impeccable service. New Year's Eve Prix Fixe menu was amazing!
  2. JL

    JenL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    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.
  3. SC

    SoCynCyr

    Orange County

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 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.
  4. ZM

    ZabelleM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal and service were exceptional. Most memorable was the lemon dessert. Highly recommend!
  5. MP

    MichaelP

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable meal with excellent food Go for the 3 course tasting menu which is very good value
  6. EB

    EBfromDC

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Chef Ponsaty whom we’ve enjoyed before, always delicious and interesting to have his creations!
  7. d

    davidk

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 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.
  8. SF

    SsssF

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 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.
  9. FS

    FredinSanDiego

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not worth $200 each
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How amazing dinner and staff!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Food and ambiance were great, but only saw our server 3x over 2 hours.
  12. KB

    KerryB

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 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.
  13. CS

    CoronadoShoresresident

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 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
  14. AT

    AnnetteT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great.
  16. CB

    CarolynB

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 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.
  17. R

    Ramoncito

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 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
  18. J

    Jerryt24

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never experienced a finer more perfect dinner, anywhere.
  19. JS

    JoeSpenc

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 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.
  20. U

    Uhu14

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed my anniversary here. Pricey but service very good and food excellent. Lovely presentation. Decent portion size and excellent quality.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 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.
  22. CH

    scottCanHazCheezburger

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 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.
  23. m

    mkjofdm

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by Jesse.
  24. OH

    OperaHouseFan

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way! Great food service and ambiance.
  25. ME

    MEL12

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 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.
  26. AM

    AngelaM

    1 review

    3.0

    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 "
  27. DD

    DavidD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 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!
  28. d

    dontmissthisexperience

    Yosemite

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 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.
  29. C

    Chaiette

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The team at 1500cean made our special anniversary dinner a lovely memory. The service, cuisine and atmosphere were top notch!
  30. N

    Nicelydone

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 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.
  31. LW

    LionelW

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinning experience with excellent service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and the food was delicious. My wife and I had a fantastic time
  33. LG

    LeonelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 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.
  34. MS

    MatthewS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 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!
  35. MC

    MelanieC

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was keen on experiencing this chef... I think he has a great following for a good reason!
  36. SE

    StephanieE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 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.
  37. JH

    JustinH

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at 1500 Ocean! Jesse is the best server around so get on his section if you are able.
  38. MI

    MIchaelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places. Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mark made the dining experience one to remember, thanks for the great evening!
  40. J

    John

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 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.

FAQs

1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 1930 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dana Place

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Hours of operation

    1500 OCEAN will be closed beginning Jan. 1.

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Beginning Oct 24, 2018 parking will be Valet only. 1500 OCEAN guests receive 3 hours of parking for $10 with validation ($50 minimum purchase required). Each additional hour is $20.

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Ponsaty

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 522-8490

  • Private party facilities

    1500 OCEAN is a spectacular beachfront venue for groups of 12-200 guests. With award-winning menus, expertly curated wine lists and exceptional service, an evening at 1500 OCEAN will create unforgettable memories for your family, friends or colleagues.

  • Private party contact

    Large Party Dining: (866) 943-6428

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