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Cafe Del Rey - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
2523 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Inspired by Mediterranean coastal towns, romantic Cafe Del Rey serves elevated New American fare alongside beautiful harbor and marina views. From crisp salads to wild-caught seafood, prime cuts of steak and tender poultry, Cafe del Rey’s adventurous menu features a variety of delectable dishes inspired by the coast and complemented by locally sourced ingredients.

Specialties include oysters, crisp faroe island salmon, Hamachi tuna crudo, and the seafood tower, as well as delicious steak and chop options. Brunch selections include seafood omelettes, lobster hash, quiches, and breakfast sandwiches, as well as a three-course prix fixe menu and a bottomless beverage package option. Decadent desserts and an extensive beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktail menu perfectly round out every meal at our popular dockside destination.

Join us for drink specials and lite fare are served in the lounge with happy hour from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. every day.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Californian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Hours of Operation:

    LUNCH
    Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    BRUNCH
    Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    DINNER
    Monday-Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Friday-Saturday: 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    DAILY HAPPY HOUR
    3:00 p.m. - 6:00pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 823-6395

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    At Cafe del Rey, our chef’s dedication to food and wine is showcased by his custom menus and unique dishes. Our motivated team is ready to work with you to perfect your next event and ensure a memorable experience.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Rubio: (310) 823-0027

  • Neighborhood

    Marina del Rey

  • Cross street

    Bali Way

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is complimentary during lunch and brunch. A $6 service charge applies during dinner

  • Public transit

    Free Marina Day Shuttle available until 9pm.

  • Entertainment

    Fridays and Saturday nights in the Lounge.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 2,523 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. D

    Debra

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding! Beautiful view of the Marina Harbor. We celebrated my daughter's 16th birthday there and had a great time!

  2. RF

    RichardF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    A lovely restaurant. The prices are a bit high but not outrageous. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious. View very nice. Only negative comment is that the portions were somewhat on the skimpy side. Kind of like the chef figured "what is the minimum portion that will satisfy" rather than "let's give a hearty portion". Not a family restaurant..good for lovers and business people. Overall though, a nice evening.

  3. D

    Datenight

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for date night! My husband and I attended in early March and were welcomed to sit by the fireplace inn comfy loveseats as we awaited our table (we were early on purpose to enjoy a happy hour beverage and bite) and enjoyed a live cellist performance! We dined on small bites and sipped cocktails and when seated enjoyed stunning views of the Marina as well as a sumptuous dinner. Highly recommend!

  4. O

    Operagoer

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Pleasant surroundings with fun view of the harbor/marina and consistently interesting and good tasting menu...been going there over 30 years!

  5. l

    live4food

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The hostess was very pleasant, the server was attentive and the food was excellent. My husband I enjoyed watching the sunset as we dined. It was a pleasure to again have relaxing dining experience at Cafe del Rey, a jewel in Marina Del Rey.

  6. d

    dogowner

    New York Area

    170 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We had a wonderful brunch at a window table. Two of our party had the 3-course prix fixe brunch including unlimited drinks. While $44 sounds expensive, it was actually a very good deal for what it included. The third person in our party had the seafood cobb salad. Food and drinks were all very good. Ambiance (window table overlooking water and boats) was outstanding and service was excellent. I would highly recommend.

  7. JO

    JeffO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have come to Cafe Del Rey a few times and every single visit is delicious and enjoyable. My wife and 2 daughters really enjoyed our meal tonight. The wonderful hospitality and ambiance of the restaurant put us at ease. The food was beautiful and delicious and we plan to come back soon My compliments to the management and staff of the entire operation thank you for an enjoyable evening. Jeff Obermeyer

  8. P

    Pegc

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, food wonderful, Rob, our waiter, fabulous and attentive

  9. PB

    PamB

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous first experience at Cafe Del Ray! Excellent service, delicious food, wonderful wine selection, and water view!

  10. A

    Alice

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The brunch was fabulous as always! Food always great and service very attentive without being overbearing. They do not rush you through!!

  11. a

    audreyslate

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My kale salad and salmon entree were excellent.

  12. a

    afisher423

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Food was not good at all ... price was way too high given the poor quality of tyhe food. Service was mediocre.

  13. F

    Fishdoc

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent spot for our meeting.

  14. E

    Eliane

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love everything about Café DEL Rey Been going there for 23 years. And love Jenny the hostess

  15. A

    Anderkins

    Palm Springs

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This was a last minute choice for a bite to eat before flying out of LAX the following morning. We knew nothing about this restaurant other than the menu looked good and location was fairly convenient to our LAX hotel. We were super pleased with the whole experience. From the hostess to our server to the food, we would surely return again when in the area.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always delicious!

  17. GM

    GaryM

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Haven't been to this restaurant in a while but it has lost anything since we have been gone! In fact I would say that the service and quality of the food has got better! Would like the noise level to be a little lower but I am still a fan...

  18. G

    Gourmande

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very nice ambiance, soothing and elegant decor, beautiful view... One of my friends enjoyed her catch of the day a lot. Her husband had the seafood Cob salad, the seafood was tasteless, same with my lobster roll, the lobster was very cold, watery and missing the tartar sauce... Dessert was great! Overall we had a good time!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful fresh fish selection, artfully presented...and creative desserts as well! Yummy! Lovely to enjoy the sunset illuminating the boats.

  20. EP

    EricP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant had a nice view of the outside Marina and friendly staff

  21. M

    Morgan

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Hair in food, waiter awol majority of time

  22. KP

    KathyP

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    We had to wait 20 minutes to get our beverages- the food came about 30 minutes later. It was like the waiter forgot we were there.

  23. LA

    LaurenA

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Out of 5 entrees, only one person really liked their choice at brunch. Mine was just weird and not delicious. I had the house-smoked salmon benedict. The house-smoked salmon was a piece of boring, untasty, flaked cooked salmon - not resembling any smoked salmon I have ever had in my life. The "latke" it was served on was watery and flaccid - not crisp, not delicious. To be fair, the Benedict part was good - they at least know how to poach an egg. Served with a wilted, wet mound of fruit salad. Meh. The calamari appetizer was average at best- the sauce tasted jarred. The service was uneven and the waiter forgot about us after serving food. No coffee or iced tea refills were ever offered. One of our party actually had to get up to find our waiter when we were done eating because we had been waiting so long and people wanted coffee and cappuccinos. It was Sunday brunch! The $14 dessert (macaroons) was found to be unremarkable by everyone who tasted it. A bit sad overall for a brunch that was $200. So disappointing - don't know if we were there on an off day, but I won't be going back. The view and table were lovely though - just so sad the food and service wasn't better. We had out of country guests with us and we were hoping it would be a memorable experience. Oh well.

  24. n

    nancya

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cafe del Rey is consistent in the quality and presentation of its food. We shared a Caesar salad which was delicious. Then we had the lamb ragout and the filet mignon for our mains. The ragout is hearty and flavorful. The steak was cooked perfectly and accompanied by fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Delicious! Vladimir, our waiter, is knowledgeable and interesting and we always appreciate seeing him. Cafe del Rey also serves a wonderful brunch and during the day you are treated to the boats in the Marina. At night you enjoy the sunset or lovely lights in the Marina area. Request a window seat. And by the way, their bar is wonderful as well with a fire in the fireplace on cold nights.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Attentive and friendly staff from valet, bar to dining table. Romantic ambiance. Would come back here again.

  26. l

    luv2eat

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Valentines dinner service with a great view

  27. BM

    BuckeyeMEW

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent epicurean experience for Valentines with three other couples. The pre fixe menu was curated and executed perfectly by the entire team. Great job Jan and Craig!

  28. JB

    JamesB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food4service3ambience4

    We had a prefix menu on valentines dinner. We were sat at table next to the kitchen where I could hear the wait staff. The table was against the wall where my wife had to move cushions and move them between her and the next booth. Service was on the slow side. Food seemed over priced for what we had I had ribeye and my wife had the duck. Portions were very small (3 small cut pieces of steak and duck ) with wine the prefix was $110 per person bill came over $360 with cocktails and two glasses of wine. We have been to this restaurant for many years where the food and service was great. I have talked to other locals where they too have said the food and service has gone down hill over the last year

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly enjoyable Valentine Day’s meal.

  30. R

    Rob1

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food1service5ambience5

    The food was salty. Mediocre. Service was terrific

  31. N

    Nonie

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    Went to Sunday brunch, it was noisy, skimped on the fish for the salad, the quiche came out frozen in the middle. The check was wrong. The manager took it off the bill, the waiter was nice.

  32. T

    Theatergoer

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Food is good but somewhat pricey. You pay extra for the view. Some dishes were lacking sufficient quantity. Service was ok except the entrees took quite a while to get.

  33. SJ

    SJLuna

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    The fish I was served was bland in the way it was cooked. However, the chef compensated by covered the dish in pepper. I sent the fish back. The onion soup I then received was burned. I can't say I'll return to this restaurant. I've had issues with the food preparation on other occasions. Perhaps this happens when the establishment is busy as it was on Friday night.

  34. DF

    DivineFoodLover

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The truffle pizza is fabulous. The tadte and smell of the truffles is amazing. Usually order whenever I eat at Cafe del Rey. Hate to see the last bite disappear. The lobster roll is delicious, very flavorful. The seafood cobb salad was very good and crisp. A nice blend.

  35. EM

    ElianaM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, the experience in Café Del Rey was very positive.

  36. AL

    ALLENA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible service and food. Can't wait to return! Was there for anniversary and was treated with superior services. Thank you Henri!

  37. C

    C8ter2

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was beautifully presented. Thank you Vladimir for the wonderful service! Very pricey but worth it on a special occasion.

  38. 1

    1funcook

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Don’t recall the name of our server, but she was outstanding.

  39. P

    Patt

    Los Angeles

    78 reviews

    3.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    We were a group of six women. We were given a perfect table by the window on a beautiful day. It took 1-1/2 hours to get our food to the table. This is not acceptable. The food was good but one of the ladies got very sick on the fish special (filet of sole). The lobster roll was very good, salmon club was good. Ice cream was so good and the apricot dessert was not good.

  40. E

    Explorama

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As in the past, it was a great dining experience. The food was superior and the wait staff knowledgeable and attentive. I would go back in a heartbeat. Thanks to all for making my Birthday special!

FAQs

Cafe Del Rey - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 2523 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Cross street

    Bali Way

  • Neighborhood

    Marina del Rey

  • Hours of operation

    Hours of Operation:

    LUNCH
    Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    BRUNCH
    Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    DINNER
    Monday-Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Friday-Saturday: 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    DAILY HAPPY HOUR
    3:00 p.m. - 6:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Californian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is complimentary during lunch and brunch. A $6 service charge applies during dinner

  • Public transit

    Free Marina Day Shuttle available until 9pm.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Fridays and Saturday nights in the Lounge.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 823-6395

  • Private party facilities

    At Cafe del Rey, our chef’s dedication to food and wine is showcased by his custom menus and unique dishes. Our motivated team is ready to work with you to perfect your next event and ensure a memorable experience.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Rubio: (310) 823-0027

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