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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great food and service. Like it a lot.
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!
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.
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.
Ambience, surroundings, service, food presentation and appearance are excellent. However the food taste is mediocre and the not worth the price.
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.
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.
The Lamb chops was tender and juicy. The Duck is a must try.
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.
Delightful. No complaints whatsoever. Food and service were top notch. Would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.
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!
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.
Waiter was awesome. Food delicious. Atmosphere inviting, elegant and delightful.
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!
Absolutely a dining experience! Oh my goodness what an excellent dinner. Perfect exquisite food and impeccable service. A rare treat
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!!
We had a great time, service was excellent. Great ambience , friendly staff.
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.
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.
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 :(
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.
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!
Truly superb restaurant in every way - one of the best meals that I have had.
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.
Absolutely amazing! Leo was the best server!
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.
Absolutely amazing meal with a beautiful setting. Highly recommended.
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.
Fabulous. They have recently stepped up their game. \better than ever.
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.
An iconic venue with great food
Very outstanding service and they covered every basis. My girlfriend birthday and they took care of everything without saying anything.
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
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.
Simple, delicious menu variety. Chose three course meal and left very satisfied.