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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:
http://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:
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 https://hoteldel.com/events/130th-anniversary-dinner/ for more details.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Experience beachside dining at its best with a magnificent four-course Valentine’s Day menu by Chef Patrick Ponsaty.

1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Romantic (29)
Good for a Date (25)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Scenic View (23)
Waterfront (22)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Notable Wine List (16)
Tasting Menu (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
People Watching (8)
Fun (6)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Authentic (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Seasonal (3)
Cozy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

A fine time was had by all,
It was a little cool so we eat inside.

Fine service, nice wine list with some good values, nice offering of
both meat & sea food.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

It took 25 minutes to get drinks and bread. The food was delicious and beautifully presented.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent meal - French cuisine.
M. Ponsatty at his very best

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Meal was outstanding and food expertly prepared. Didn't appreciate having a dog at the table next door which wandered to other tables and was held by owner over shoulder 5 feet away while eating.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Paul was outstanding and the food was delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Seafood in entrees and grilled shrimp appetizer were of poor quality, texture and preparation. This is inexcusable in a restaurant of this quality, and should never have been served.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a party of 6 and they put us the front entrance. They sat us outside and it was very cold and drafty. There were no heaters above our table so we all kept our coats and jackets on throughout the entire meals. Overpriced for atmosphere, however, the food was well prepared. 1500 needs to up their game to charge their high price.s

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This restaurant mimics serious restaurants to poor effect. The limited menu affords assembly line production of dolled up dishes. Grossly overpriced. Another example of food inversely proportional to view.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The service was a little slow at first on Christmas day at 7:15 pm. Otherwise, the food (lobster bisque, scallops, sea bass) was excellent. Raucous laughter at one table was far enough from us not to be distracting. In particular, I appreciate the serving sizes, not too big, not too small, just right. If I may say so, the experience of the waiters these days does not match the excellence of years past. Maybe it's just me getting old, I don't know.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It's always a delight to dine here when staying at the Del. This year we had Christmas Day dinner here. A wonderful pre fixe menu with ample choices and as always exquisite service.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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!

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and service. Like it a lot.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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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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vip
 (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.

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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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vip
 (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.

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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