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1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado

1768 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dining 5:30pm - 10pm | Tuesday through Saturday
Sunset Bar 4:30pm - 11pm | Tuesday through Saturday
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Phone number
(619) 522-8490
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Patrick Ponsaty
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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.
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Private party contact
Del Services: (619) 522-8490
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Cross street
Dana Place
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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.
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Public transit
Serviced by SDMTS Route 904
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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 for more details.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1768 People Are Saying
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vipWendy (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Great 3 course deal.

1.0  Dined 7 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!

vipdiner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 7 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 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.

JeffB (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

vipKurtMathias (New England)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great tasting menu deal

Dave (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

OenophilicFoodie (San Diego)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing experience!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The food for restaurants week was just ok.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  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.

Gary (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Birthday. Dinner excellent

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  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.