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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:
https://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:
2017 WINEMAKER SERIES
Talk one-on-one with winemakers and enjoy a variety of award-winning wines, locally grown foods and spectacular ocean views.

April 12: Wagyu & Wine Dinner—eight course A-5 Japanese Wagyu paired with award-winning Baja wines
April 27: Grgich Hills, Napa Valley
May 17: Daou Winery, Paso Robles
June 15: Robert Craig Winery, Napa Valley
July 12: Justin Vineyards, Paso Robles
August 8: Far Niente, Napa Valley
September 7: Merryvale, Napa Valley
October 5: Babcock Winery, Santa Barbara
October 25: Hartford Winery, Sonoma
November 15: Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Napa Valley

Learn more: https://hoteldel.com/venue/wine-dinner-series/

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Celebrate A Winter of Whimsy, Wishes and Wonder this Christmas with elegant oceanfront dining at 1500 OCEAN. Guests will enjoy a gourmet multi-course meal with the option for wine pairings.

1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.7

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4.0

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85% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (27)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Tasting Menu (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
People Watching (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Authentic (3)
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Cozy (2)
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 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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·Dined on December 8, 2017

I proposed to my girlfriend at the Hotel Del Coronado, and the whole place was perfect for the event. Dinner at 1500 Ocean afterward was perfect as well. The host and server were very helpful and helped make the occasion feel special. The food was great as well.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We chose the perfect place for our fist meal in Coronado. Starting with a beet soup chaser, a filet cooked to perfection with mashed potatoes winter vegetables and truffles slices, presented as (what we thought) looked like a little village, to the chef created (to-die-fit) chocolate sorbet. The presentation and service was as exceptional as the food, accompanied by watching the ice skaters Skating by the Sea.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Lamb chops was tender and juicy. The Duck is a must try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were guests at the hotel and made a reservation for my husbands birthday. Overall, the restaraunts at the hotel are mobbed by people who are not staying at the hotel so it was difficult to find a peaceful meal to enjoy. We requested outdoor dining in our reservation and had to wait while they seated people. The outdoor dining was under a roof with plastic surrounding it. When we asked to sit outside by the firepits, they told us to find our own table and then dismissed us. No acknowledgment of a special celebration and no special considerations for being guests at the hotel. Our waiter was very good and freindly. Food ok but overpriced. wouldnt mind paying the price if it were delicious.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Delightful. No complaints whatsoever. Food and service were top notch. Would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Hubby and I went to 1500 Ocean to celebrate our 20th anniversary. From the minute we entered the door, the staff bent over backwards to make sure that we had a truly magnificent experience. They even went through and made sure that my food allergies were taken into consideration in a way that made sure I didn’t feel like a complete freak of nature (which I am) or leave the table hungry. I can’t find words for just how DELICIOUS the food was! All in all, a great evening that will be remembered for years to come!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went here for a date night with my wife. Had a little trouble getting a waiter at first but after that everything went very well. The food was excellent, the waiter was very friendly, and it wasn't too noisy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Waiter was awesome. Food delicious. Atmosphere inviting, elegant and delightful.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were there for Thanksgiving dinner. Not your traditional TG meal but the food was fabulous. Our waiter John was very attentive and gave excellent info regarding the menu . A wonderful dining experience, will do it again and recommend it!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Absolutely a dining experience! Oh my goodness what an excellent dinner. Perfect exquisite food and impeccable service. A rare treat

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Most amazing food and wine; Chef Pieter is an artist! The ambiance is lovely, and our waiter Mark is the most incredible guy!! He alone is worth coming to this restaurant!!! Mark has been our waiter on a few occasions and he's made it extra special for us every time!!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a great time, service was excellent. Great ambience , friendly staff.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The wait staff was outstanding, so kudos to them. The ambiance was not as nice as I expected. At the table next to us was a family with noisy kids. The parents were acting appropriately (quieting them) but the ten year old boy was, well, acting like a ten year old boy. Then there was a guy across from us that I swear did not stop talking (LOUDLY) the entire 2 hours we were there. He apparently thought he was very funny. Even when eating he was talking loudly. I think his obnoxiousness influenced our feeling about the place. If we had happened to be sitting elsewhere it might have been much better. The noise options above do not give an option for "unacceptable" or I would have clicked that. The food was ok. We did not find the food remarkable but it was fine.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very high class, with excellent service. Rather limited menu,with only about four items in each class. Very expensive, dinner for two, using their "tasting menu" of three selections came to over $200 for two people. I doubt that we would go back as we have now eaten the items that appealed to us.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Legendary setting although bit disappointed with beachfront over-development. Had been in past so clicked “on” my eager-to-be-here face, was looking forward to high-quality meal, setting, service: 2 out of 3 ain’t bad! Nice setting despite prior caveat and service ~borderline~ pretentious but attentive and prompt. Meal? Even setting/service couldn’t make up for overpriced underwhelming experience. Thought about tasting but not huge desert fan so did a la carte. Wines by glass overpriced. Viognier originally thought of was $25 but nothing of note so had pinot grigio $19. ½ dz oysters to start; had planned on seafood small plate but expectations already a bit deflated decided to nix although mentioned I might go “backwards” and order later. Decided on RACK OF LAMB with potato mille feuille, maitake mushrooms, rudy radishes, rosemary-garlic jus. Tried a Cali zinfandel ($18)~eh~ But biggest ~eh~ by far was lamb: not a rack but 3 small lonely looking “lollipops”. And wasn’t, you know, where they say they’ll carve the rack for you? Just 3 lollipop “chops”. Accompaniment not as described, pathetic: 1 small carrot and 1 pearl onion (I think it was an onion; both not in description), no radishes, no mushrooms, and potato mille feuille- thousand leaf? More like “trois feuille” 3 leaf. Literally. The biggest about size of a quarter no foolin’. “jus” not notable. “All This” for $44! I ate; I was already into “lets get this over with” mindset. As server removed plate I did comment menu was misleading and that chef should be ashamed passing measly dish off as fine dining. He was patient, asked if I had had enough to eat and I said just the check please but please make my comments known. He returned with gesture of port wine and chocolate desert; recall I’m not a desert fan but I accepted, making sure to comment they could have taken the $44 off the bill but…they didn’t. OK, server professional, nice…I paid, left >20% tip. The end. As in never again for a meal at 1500 Ocean :(

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was very good and presented beautifully. I had an octopus appetizer that was phenomenal. In fact, the appetizers we ordered were the best part of the meal. The wine list is extensive and I think anyone would be able to find something they liked.

The service was not quite as good as I would have expected at this price point. The waiters were a little inattentive and I got the feeling from ours, that no matter what we ordered that it was his favorite.

The atmosphere in the patio area was claustrophobic and we were sealed in a very dark corner, we used our cell phones to read the menu! When we asked to be moved thru brought us another candle. The restaurant was not fully occupied.

It is our opinion that 1500 Ocean doesn't live up to it's hype.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We come to 1500 Ocean every year as a romantic tradition on our anniversary. This was our 28th. We got engaged at the Hotel Del in 1989 and married a few months later. Great ambience for such an occasion. The waiter was terrific!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Truly superb restaurant in every way - one of the best meals that I have had.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Everything about my experience was excellent. I went with my girlfriend for her birthday and everyone from the hostess to our waiter Mark wished her a happy birthday and even had a signed postcard for her. The food was A+ , service was amazing and the waterfront view of the sunset was magical.

Tags: Hot Spot, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Absolutely amazing! Leo was the best server!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were staying with several family members at The Del for a special occasion and decided to try 1500 Ocean. We ate inside, next to the open door to the patio / outdoor seating area. The outdoor lighting and view of the ocean at sunset were beautiful. Fantastic service from our waiter Mark. He was very knowledgable about the menu items and wine selections, and took time to make us feel special. We had the "3 course dinner" for $70.00 per person. The food was delicious, small French style portions of each course. My husband and I were treated to a complimentary glass of Champagne for our anniversary at the end of the meal, which was very special.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had poor service, food came cold and sub par. Ordered the halibut that arrived cold and not cooked well. Seemed like it was sitting out for a long time before arriving to my table. My husband ordered scallops that came cold and nit crisp on top as they should be. Best thing was the dessert. $200+ meal left us hungry.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fabulous. They have recently stepped up their game. \better than ever.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wife and I had a marvelous dinner. Do the tasting menu and split entries to try as much as you can. French chef really knows his stuff and waiting staff very knowledgeable.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very outstanding service and they covered every basis. My girlfriend birthday and they took care of everything without saying anything.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The location and quality of food was excellent, service very good, I had the beef filet and was disappointed that the garlic mashed potatoes I was looking for was a teaspoon of potatoes, quality was great, quantity for a 52.00 entree was terrible. Two little carrots, the dab of potatoes, a small turnip slice. I would recommend to someone for location, but I won’t go back. It’s one thing to have presentation, and high prices, if you get enough to fill you up

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great experience in a classic setting. The value is fair due to small portions of the food. 1500 provides a 3 course meal experience. Each course tasted fantastic and was well presented. But for the $70 price, portions were small. Service was great, although it took a while for our server to show up.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Simple, delicious menu variety. Chose three course meal and left very satisfied.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I never miss coming to 1500 Ocean when in SD. The food continues to be very good with the most beautiful view one could ask for. Unfortunately things here, especially the service have slipped. This is our second visit in 9 months and in both cases the service was terrible!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great view of Pacific ocean, great service, food ok, but not worth the price.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

My husband and I came for dinner. We were outside during a beautiful San Diego evening. The food was amazing. My husband is a vegetarian and had a beautiful plate of vegetables. He said they were the best vegetables he had ever had. The beet salad with beet ice cream and goat cheese was so interesting, innovative, surprising. I did not think I was a fan of beets but that salad was top notch. I had the steak, can't go wrong and the dessert a ten. We are looking forward to coming back again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was amazing, the atmosphere was perfect.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Special venue, food and service for an important birthday dinner! My guests are still talking about their experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Wonderful food best service I have ever had in this is in 30 years

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

The quality, taste and portion size was less than expected from such an exclusive Hotel restaurant, especially at that price point. Luckily it's located right on the beach and has incredible views of the sunset while you're dining on the patio.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Too expensive and just average food. I have dined in upscale Paris restaurants and they were no where nearly as expensive as this. And I don't understand the rationale for the inflated prices. The food wasn't that great to warrant the price.
If you want to say you have been there, tour the hotel and go somewhere else to eat.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The best brunch I've ever had! And I've travelled the world and had some pretty amazing brunch experiences but this place far surpassed my expectations! From the fresh seafood bar (oysters, shrimp cocktail, king crab legs, stone crab) to a huge wok pan of paella and sushi bar! This place is incredible with not only their selection but the quality and replenishment of that selection. For the sweet tooth in me~ their fresh waffles, chocolate covered strawberries and donuts bar were... how do I say this without drooling... ahhmazing!!! Thank you for the wonderful service and overall great experience ~ this was our anniversary weekend and we might have to make this a tradition each year ;)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Was there for my wife's 50th birthday and had exceptional service. We did the four course sampler meal and was totally satisfied with the quality and amount of food and the exceptional wine pairings. Of course, the view was remarkable from our table.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The service and view were perfect. On the upside,my husband was happy with the Cesar salad, the calamari was disappointing..know it is hard to cook but it was rubbery ( our waiter very nicely offered to have chef do a redo which we declined so he took it off our check. ) The duck entree was good and my husband felt his filet was one of the most tender steaks he had ever had ( and he has had a few!). The wine list is impressive and I had a glass of one of the best Pinot noir. Overall not a bad evening but not what I expected from 1500 Ocean and not likely to return

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