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About Cafe Del Rey
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
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Seafood, Californian, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation: LUNCH
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Fridays and Saturday nights in the Lounge.
Valet Parking is complimentary during lunch and brunch. A $6 service charge applies during dinner
Free Marina Day Shuttle available until 9pm.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Regatta Room seat up to 60. It is private and overlooks the marina. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
Cafe Del Rey Ratings and Reviews
Cafe del Rey is one of our favorite local, upscale restaurants. The food is always excellent, the menu is creative and the service is very professional. And the view of the marina harbor is beautiful. Only problem we encountered on New Year's Eve this year, is they were overbooked and an 8:45 reservation did not get seated until 9:20 (I think the 9PM fireworks show in the park had something to do with it!)
We were just at Cafe del Rey for an early dinner on New Years eve. We always enjoy celebrating special events here. It was fun and festive and the food was excellent. This was our best New Years dinner experience- ever. As always the staff makes you feel very welcome. The atmosphere was sparkling and so was the Marina. The food was exceptional. Even though the restaurant was at capacity, the service was perfect. We never felt rushed. We were able to see the 9:00 fireworks. It was a really special night. Cafe del Rey knows how to treat their guests.
Hostess was professional; waiter and busboys were attentive, keeping puling water into our glasses :) ; the waiter brought me a knife without my request; accommodated to my request to have the meat cooked a little bit more after my first cut despite the fact that I had consented to have meat medium-cooked when ordering. Even after being returned to the stove, the meat was still tender--- amazing chef.
I am not sea food fan at all but highly recommend the Lobster Tail that has NONE seafood smelling at all . They have separated the lobster meat from the shell so it was quite easy to eat it without any cutting efforts. The restaurant deco is warm and cozy.
We used to like Cafe del Rey, but Christmas eve dinner was a total disappointment. I called to confirm the reservation I had done online, they confirmed and the next day someone called to confirm the reservation again.
I was informed it was a fixed price, which was fine with us, but they failed to inform us that it was a buffet. We don't like buffets, and the one presented by Cafe Del Rey confirmed why we don't like them. The food choice was poor and the food was cold. We were 4 people and none of us enjoyed our meal. The buffet was poorly set up. It looked improvised, as it certainly was. To top it all off they informed Open Table that we did not honor our reservation , which, of course, we did.
We usually love Cafe del Rey, it is our "go to place when guests visit"; therefor we chose the restaurant for our Christmas Eve dinner. OH were we surprised in a BAD way!!!!
It was horrible - it seems they rented the place to some catering business - NOTHING was like the Cafe del Rey we know and love. It felt and tasted like a Bar Mitzvah food catering place.....a buffet with very little choices, terrible staff, absolutely no taste and no ambiance . If I could I would give "-5 stars" to this.......
We love Cafe Del Rey and we go there every year for our anniversary. Your restaurant is where my wife proposed to me. The woman who greeted us was excellent as was our server. The manager of the restaurant came to greet us. Pardon me, but I don't remember the names of any of them. We loved the food, the wine, and the dessert. I would recommend Cafe Del Rey to anyone. Thank you.
This is my client's favorite place so when I am in town, this is where we go. This is the best time as it is festive and the holiday lights really add to the charm. The views of the marina are great and the food is always good. We always start with the oysters and truffle pizza. This time I tried the salmon which was cooked perfectly. Another great experience.
I live and work in Marina del Rey, so Café del Rey has always been my "go to" place for special occasions as well as for business meeting meals. I have NEVER been disappointed in the service, ambiance, food or overall experience. The bar is also a favorite Happy Hour spot, with healthy and delicious choices in food and nice choice of drinks. Thank you for being in the neighborhood!
On my reservations with Open Table I did check the celebrating of a birthday. After my request for the flourless chocolate cake I was surprised I did not get the candle and happy birthday announcement from them. I did mention it was my birthday. The waitress apologized and said she did not know that. Well I guess the hostess did not communicate that to the waitress. She did add a candle and a happy birthday edible chocolate ornament. That wasn’t the only problem with the restaurant service. We order the Kobe burger rare plus. When we got it, it was more uncooked then rare plus. She took the burger and had new ones made. This time it was border line well done. I did let the waitress know and said not to replace it and I didn’t want to eat it.
The restaurant was nice and had good views of the bay with the boats docked. I thought it was pricy for what it was. I’m surprised the restaurant did not give free dessert for birthdays and did not remove the Kobe burger off the bill since they’ve messed up twice on that. Well I guess you can’t expect that from all nice restaurants. This is a first for me. Every restaurants I’ve gone to have always provided good costumer service and would want costumers to come back. I guess not this one.
Wonderful lunch with great menu. Excellent wait staff - knowledgeable about each dish, enthusiastic and helpful. We ordered a Virgin Mary that is created on site; excellent spicy balance. The view of the yacht harbor was a bonus. Definitely a restaurant to come back to, and recommend to friends who haven’t been here, or to the Marina in a while. Noise level enabled conversation without difficulty. Overall feel to the restaurant was friendly. Excellent food - highly recommend the fresh albacore salad and the 4-plate tasting menu. The short ribs on polenta and daily market fish was excellent on the day we went. The dessert of chocolate cake with berries was delicious and light. The suggested thin crust pizza as a starter was also a great pick. We loved the carmelized onion and truffle topping.
The restaurant was recommended to us as visitors to the area. We were pleased with the dining experience and look forward to the next visit. The positive experience started with a very friendly and welcoming hostess to a waiter that made us comfortable and provided excellent service. We particularly enjoyed the fresh oysters from British Columbia and continued with a salmon and Icelandic Cod. Both dinners were thoroughly enjoyed. When the service slowed because of the crowd, the manager (owner) provided us with his apologizes and a very tasty plate of bites..very good. This is the type of service that stands out!
Looking forward to the next meal!
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