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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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4.7

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3.9

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84% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 21, 2011

The food was delicious and the service was friendly and very unstuffy. We enjoyed everything about our meal and doing the menu tasting was a great way to try several different dishes and the portions were not too small, there was plenty to eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 17, 2011

Food and service was outstanding

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2011

Overall we had good food. The $45 new york strip ordered medium was definitely well done. Our online booking was messed up but they still seated us with no issue. The cocktails were very nice and the service was fine, although they got our name wrong.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2011

The food was mediocre. For the price of the meal, I had much higher expectations. I believe this restaurant is riding on the coattails of the hotel's reputation and history.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2011

GREAT FOOD, EXCELLENT SERVICE!
PRICES ARE HIGH

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 11, 2011

My wife and I ate here while staying at the Hotel Del on our honeymoon. We both had the Tasting Menu and enjoyed it completely! Thank you for a wonderful dinner! oh, and the food was amazing as well!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 6, 2011

My favorite dinner yet! We will dine here again. not one bad word to say! Only OUTSTANDING everything!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 6, 2011

A really great experience overall. Really outstanding food and atmosphere. It was a great place for a date with the wife. The wait staff was top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 30, 2011

While it's very pricey, 1500 Ocean is a beautiful way to spend an evening. Wonderful setting and very attentive staff. The portions are tiny, but that's to be expected with this sort of restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 27, 2011

Drinks on the patio were the best part of dinner ... the food was good, but not great. Mac and cheese and squash blossoms were bland, grouper was heavily salted, striploin was fabulous. Wine list was good, but a little overpriced.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 26, 2011

Absolutely wonderful. Great staff, excellent food and a beautiful location.

We were treated to a table on the veranda, overlooking the interior grounds of the Del, with a stunning ocean view. The sunset was beautiful and the staff turned on the heater in the awning at just the right time.

The meal was wonderful; the squid ink pasta, lobster salad, green apple sorbet, roasted lamb, and cream brulee were all prepared to perfection.

I will most definitely be back! Thank you for a great meal and experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 21, 2011

Our dining experience was awesome. Our waiter explained everything on the menu clearly and made some recommendations which were very helpful. Every item we ordered was delicious. We sat inside the restaurant but at the front where we had a great view of the ocean as we ate. Definitely fine dining, but worth the expense!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 9, 2011

Joe, the sommelier, was great with wine by the glass and even went to a different bar in the hotel to get us something perfect for our dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2011

over-rated, tries too hard, misses the "California" style/boat, would not recommend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2011

1500 sounded great in its reviews...unfortunately, the fish was old, the wine list expensive and not exceptional, and the bill for three people was near $400. Beautiful setting, but not worth the price.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 2, 2011

Perfection overall, I will enjoy dining at 1500 Ocean again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 2, 2011

Great Restaurant. Interesting foods, and great service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 2, 2011

This is a great place to go to celebrate a special occasion in an intimate environment. The food was very good and proportionately expensive, but money well spent to spoil yourself every once in a while.

Your significant other will thank you.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 2, 2011

Food was very good, but really expensive. Sits on the beach, but most tables don't have a view. Would recommend the 4 course meal for $75.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 1, 2011

This restaurant is attached to the historic Hotel del Coronado. The food here is incredible; it is expensive, but the quality is beyond comparison. They have an excellent option to have 4 items for $75, which is a great deal for a restaurant of this type. We had the veal short rib appetizer, which melted in our mouths. The black spaghetti very delicious (dungeness crab and jalapenos are an unusually delicious combination!) and the Alaskan halibut was cooked to perfection with a light sauce. For dessert, we had a delicious brown butter cake on top of a layer of Italian semi-freddo (pistachio I think) and raspberry port sauce. We had our own quiet private booth and a nice view straight out to the ocean. We had a wonderful time!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 31, 2011

Headed to 1500 Ocean for my husband's birthday celebration. We had the tasting menu and wine paring. ALthought it was expensive, it was worth every penny. The food was delicious, as well as the wine paring. We had fun, and had great seats by the window. We ate there a little late and just missed the sunset. If we go again, next time we are in San Diego, we will be sure to get a sunset dinner time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 31, 2011

The sorbet trio was delightful!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 30, 2011

Excellent staff service and the view was awesome. Great food as well. I recommend this restraunt.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 24, 2011

Fantastic dinner! Our waiter John was superb, the meal and presentation were remarkable, and the evening amounted to one of our very best. Bravo!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 19, 2011

I came here with a friend visiting from out of town- this was her top choice based on reviews she had read about some of the higher end restaurants in San Diego. We were seated outside and able to watch the sunset from our table. The food was beautifully presented, our server Sebastian was one of the nicest people you'll ever meet, and everything was seasoned and prepared very well. We had a great time, and now have a great memory with 1500 Ocean to look back upon. Thank you for a great experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2011

Food was great and enjoyed the wine pairing. The outside ambience at the sunset grill was lacking as there was no music playing. It was a was noticeably quiet except for the working sounds of a restaurant. Service was excellent. Love the firepit before dinner.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2011

We had the best experience at 1500 Ocean! The food was amazing and the staff was fun and gave great suggestions! We look forward to going back again soon!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 12, 2011

We love 1500 Ocean! The food was awesome. The service outstanding.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2011

The service was top-notch. Since we dined after dark, we missed the view, but it is supposed to be equally top-notch. My only complaint was the spill-over noise from a group in what I assume was a (nominally) private dining area, whose use of a PA system made me feel as if we were dining in a Holiday Inn restaurant with a bachelor party in high gear in the next room.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 5, 2011

I absolutely loved my experience at 1500 Ocean! My boyfriend of 5 years and I chose this restaurant to end our day in Coronado celebrating our anniversary. The view of the ocean was beautiful, the service was amazing, and the food was incredible! My boyfriend and I don't really get to treat ourselves to fine dining often, so we weren't sure what to expect, but this was more than we could ask for. I ordered the lamb and my boyfriend got the New York steak. Both were incredibly delicious dinners. We ordered the sorbet for dessert and were also given an extra scoop of sorbet, cookies, and macaroons for celebrating our anniversary with them! We were more than thrilled when we left and would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone.

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 (Austin)·Dined on March 5, 2011

We had a wonderful meal and our server, Sebastian, was very knowledgable, efficient, and friendly. We will definitely be back just so I can have the Diver Scallops again, which are hard to do but were cooked to perfection.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 3, 2011

We enjoyed dining at 1500 Ocean and plan to go back! We loved everything and I would say it is one of the Best restaurants in the San Diego area.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on March 3, 2011

Overall the experience was a good one. However, given the prices of $75 per person for the four course tasting menu it should have been extraordinary. Service was good, but the food was over priced considering the other choices n the area. You go to be able to say you've been there.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 26, 2011

Wonderful! The food was out of this world. The waiter was personal and informative. They made you feel special. We would love to come back again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 25, 2011

We were seated next to a large party that was extremely loud. They were so loud we felt as if we were yelling to one another in order to hear ourselves over the din of this one group.

For some reason we had two waiters who were trying to wait on us throughout the night even though they both knew about the other. This amounted to our being interrupted an inordinate amount of times to be asked the same questions over and over again. Very annoying and this also helped to ruin our festive mood.

The portions were too small. The wine list was ridiculously expensive. All in all, not a good value for your money.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 25, 2011

My wife and I went to 1500 Ocean for our anniversary. It was a wonderful evening. The food was outstanding from the appetizers to the dessert. Excellent wine selection. The wait staff couldn't have been nicer and more knowledgeable about how each course and item was prepared. It was an overall great experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 19, 2011

Upside: High quality, tasty dishes. Beautiful restaurant.

Downside: Huge, nearly empty main course plate. Incredibly small portions. Think the exact opposite of The Cheesecake Factory. Nevertheless, very expensive.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 19, 2011

Over all the food was good. However our waiter disappeared for 20 minutes before cocktails and that was annoying.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 19, 2011

We celebrated our 40th anniversary at 1500 Ocean at the Hotel Del Coronado. The weather was cool and blustery, but the service and food were warm and inviting. We loved it! Jesse, our server, did a great job of explaining the menu and offering suggestions. The food was innovative and delicious.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 18, 2011

Our server was unbelievable. We were celebrating our recent engagement and they made it even more special than we could have imagined. Food was fabulous, wine selection good, but mostly the service was outstanding!

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