Cafe Del Rey

4.5
2242 reviews
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Seafood
Cuisine inspired by the coastal towns of the Mediterranean. Intuitive service and a beautiful seaside setting. The food is about discovery: the freshest fish, fire grilled steaks, roasted free-range poultry, citrus, olives and market fresh vegetables all bursting with flavor. The luscious desserts, sophisticated cocktails and wine complete your journey. Escape to the good life at Cafe del Rey
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time diners at this restaurant. Our server was amazing! Everyone ordered something different and everyone was very happy with the choices. Only dessert was less than stellar. You could use more choices. The ones we chose were just OK. Will definitely return.

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DG
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday venue. Loved loved the live cello music. Perfect!

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L
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prix fixe brunch with bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys were perfect with salmon Benedict and shrimp and grits. Delicious. The view of the marina is charming.

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KH
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. Just be prepared to pay more than you should for the food that you get.

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BL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

I’m not sure I’d recommend it after this weekend. The food we ordered was delicious and our waiter wonderful. However we had a 7 pm reservation and waited 45 minutes to be seated. At 9:30 we decided it was to late to order entrees. We had starters & desserts!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

John Dory over cooked . Mushrooms were burned and served cold. S’mores were just weird. Oysters and service were both excellent but the noise was very high. Given the price I expected much better. Went to Del Rey the next night and had an excellent meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just had a great time. They are across the Street from where we live on Admiralty Way, and is our go-to Place to relax and enjoy. From the General Manager down- everyone was right on for that evening. Thank you,

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, delightful staff, food good!!!

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WP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Everything was nice except the item that I ordered. I would not recommend a lobster roll. Mostly bread with very little lobster. However, when I complained about it the waitress had it taken off my bill. That was very nice.
My friend had the skirt steak which she sent back the first time because it was too salty. The second one she said was delicious.

They do a very nice job with birthdays. They print their name on the menu and offer a complementary dessert, with a candle.

The ambience with the Harborview is great. The service is good too.

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely view of the Marina. The French onion soup was simply the best I have ever had! My steak sandwich was delicious. We were celebrating my friend's birthday and the chocolate cake was wonderful. Will absolutely dine there again.

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DW
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing ! I can't say enough great things about Cafe del Rey... Incredible food, amazing ambiance, excellent service!

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LB
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed my evening at Cafe el Rey having had all of my expectations fulfilled through the convenient reservation process and follow-up phone call with specific requests that were met.

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DR
London
18 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food one of the best Tuna dishes I’ve had. Would definitely go back for more next time I’m in the area!

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b
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, very good value, Awesome food Terrific staff and the manager is very attentive to all customers and very helpful and concerned about your experience

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MN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We really enjoy Cafe Del Rey however, yesterday the service with respect to support staff was awful. No water or coffee refill.

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SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a beautiful bottle of Italian Brunello with perfectly cooked filet mignon. The live music and open bar to restaurant area created a great ambience. Thank you for a very pleasant evening.

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z
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have always loved everything at Cafe Del Rey, food, service etc. Everything was okay but I think that the chef has changed or they have decided to add more French cooking into their menu and recipes. I think their was too much emphasis on cheese and sauces....not my favorite additions.

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m
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUT STANDING FOOD AND SERVICE AS ALWAYS . WILL KEEP ON COMING BACK AND TELLING MY FRIENDS.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb staff, ambience and food! Met a friend for brunch and sat by the window with a beautiful view of the marina. Highly recommend and will definitely return.

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M
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely out of the way restaurant. Food selection was outstanding. Service by all was excellent, will definitely make a point to return.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I was there 2 times in two days. Love the live music and seats near the window. Love the cocktails. My entree was bad on both night. Eggplant dish was 90 percent onions and chicken dish was mediocre at best.

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M
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new chef has made a difference. The food is tasty and beautifully presented.

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just hosted a VIP business dinner. After dinner I received a call from the manger, that they found an earring that one of my guests did not know they lost at dinner. After emailing the group we found the owner of the lost earring!! We all could not believe how wonderful everyone at Cafe del Rey was to return the earring. It is my go to restaurant for business meals. First class!

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ST
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Cafe Del Rey has been a favorite for years--and never disappoints. Great food and a spectacular view that is always welcoming when I'm in LA.

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JR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for brunch. The service was great and the view of the marina worthy of a postcard. I'm not sure if it was truly the best burger I had ever had in my life or it was the atmosphere, service and view that influenced it. Either way the food is delicious, the service outstanding and the atmosphere and view spectacular.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious—still thinking about it. Service was friendly, efficient, helpful. My only suggestion would be that they need to do something about the decor. The dining room is rather drab and uninviting. Thanks

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JC
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant has a relax atmosphere with a marina view. The food is great and prepared well. The truffle pizza appetizer was delicious.

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PA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to take my GF out for birthday dinner. We had been to Cafe del Rey a few times in past. They gave us 'Happy Birthday' menus which was nice touch. Rob, our waiter was excellent. Very easy going and explained the menu well. Got a window table. She had the crabcakes, Caesar salad and French onion soup. I had the lobster ravioli. They asked what she wanted for dessert and put little candle for her birthday on te cake. All courses were excellent. Service was outstanding. We were adjacent to the bar area which made it a little noisy but we were able to hear the very nice guitarist very well. As expected, fairly pricey but the experience was perfect for a special event.

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GU
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , great view , and always great service ... we stayed 2.5 hours .

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WA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and creative food combinations. Scenic place for out of town guests.

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B
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a terrific time. Food and service was excellent. A large party in the room next door sometimes let in cold air. otherwise very good!

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J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time here for a celebration! The food is absolutely phenomenal and the service was outstanding. Will be back again soon!

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JW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pretty good

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MJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, kind and helpful staff. The food was excellent!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Experience

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DS
Las Vegas
96 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dinner...service was good and food excellent...steak tartare very tasty!

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GY
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six people party, excellent food and service. Great view of the Marina. We stayed a long time and were never hurried. We'll go back.

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E
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good scallops - overpriced and you only get three of them Crab duo Was good, in the kale salad we had was kind of boring good apple tart for dessert

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D
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

This was or second visit to Cafe Del Rey. Service was slow and food was not very good.

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s
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it every time I go, it’s my favorite restaurant in LA!

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