Permanently Closed - Cafe Del Rey

4.5
2523 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
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Debra
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RichardF
1 review
Dined on March 14, 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.

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Datenight
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 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!

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vipOperagoer
Los Angeles
5 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!

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viplive4food
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on March 8, 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.

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vipdogowner
New York Area
166 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.

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JeffO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 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

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vipPegc
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPamB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAlice
Los Angeles
4 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!!

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vipaudreyslate
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kale salad and salmon entree were excellent.

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vipafisher423
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

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

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Fishdoc
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for our meeting.

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vipElianeG
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAnderkins
Palm Springs
74 reviews
Dined on February 20, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always delicious!

GM
vipGaryM
Houston
36 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...

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Gourmande
Los Angeles
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!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EricP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Hair in food, waiter awol majority of time

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KathyP
Los Angeles
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.

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LaurenA
Central Coast
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.

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vipnancya
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on February 15, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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luv2eat
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines dinner service with a great view