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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

4451 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Californian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation: LUNCH

Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm



BRUNCH

Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm

Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm



DINNER

Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:30pm

Sunday: 5:00pm-9:30pm



HAPPY HOUR

2:30pm-close

Cross Street:
Bali Way

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 823-6395

Website:
http://www.cafedelreymarina.com/

Entertainment:
Fridays and Saturday nights in the Lounge.

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.

Additional:
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 cdrevents@cafedelreymarina.com

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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Private Dining

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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (42)
Special Occasion (38)
Scenic View (36)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for a Date (29)
Romantic (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Casual (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (7)
Fun (6)
Live Music (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Authentic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

The welcome was warm and accommodating. We first gathered in the bar where live music was great, and not too loud. The drinks were well made. We were able to delay our seating and enjoy the bar. I had checked the box on Open Table that we were celebrating a birthday, but I didn't expect the menus to have "Happy Birthday" printed on the top. Nice touch in line with many others including a gluten free version of the amuse bouche for one person in our party. The service was great. The waitstaff seemed to appear right on cue. It was one of those great meals where we looked up and hours had passed. The truffle pizza is worth the drive alone. The tapenade made of green olives was bright and delicious and came with foccaccia. I had scallops which were beautiful and delicious. The birthday cheesecake was one of the best...maybe goat cheese in it. And the valet left a small packet of cookies in my car with the restaurant logo. Another touch that made me feel well taken care of. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Parsnip and cauliflower soup was a little too sweet.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing from the time we walked in until we left. The food, the service, and the ambiance were all 5 star!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food as always and impeccable service. Have been many times and never been disappointed. Nick was a great server and helped make for a great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of the best meals we’ve had at Café del Rey! Their bloody Mary’s are the best!

Tags: Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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!)

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Beautiful setting, great service, delicious food. We went for New Year’s Eve and it exceeded our expectations in every way!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great place food was great with impeccable service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My go to for meals with good friends and visitors. 5 plate lunch is always well designed and prepared. Very knowledgeable servers makes visits enjoyable as they will guide you thru the excellent menu. Love the chef.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Tapas, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Really delicious meal with a beautiful view. Every detail of the main dish was considered, from the drizzle on the plate to the garnish. All of it worked together so well to create a truly delicious experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.......

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Sunday brunch was deliciious. Service was excellent.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We’ve had dinner at Cafe Del Rey before and liked it. This time the chicken portion was very small so I left hungry. It was very expensive overall.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 20, 2017

As always it was a great experience at Cafe Rey. A gem at the harbor. Great service, exceptional cuisine and a fabulous wine selection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Cafe del Rey is a great restaurant with a terrific view. The food is excellent, as is the service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent meal. The last couple meals we had here were lackluster, but they have stepped up their game with their current menu.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Never disappoints. Wonderful dinner overlooking the marina. Flatbread appetizer was delicious, as were the salmon and scallops entrees we enjoyed. Good wine list. Great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Welcoming pleasant good service lovely lady who checked us in it was all terrific

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

We have business lunches at Café del Rey on a regular basis, but this time the restaurant was so noise we could barely hear each other and the service was extremely slow.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food was good service was great I highly reccommend it a little price but worth it

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place for brunch! Tasty food, amazing view, wonderful service. Complimentary valet

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A great place for a lunch with friends where the ambient noise does not mask over the conversation. Interesting menu options. Tables near the window are great in the evening, but on a sunny day, be sure to bring sunglasses.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I'm never disappointed with the menu whether lunch or dinner. Service is wonderful. I've also hosted a baby shower, retirement celebration and a birthday party and never been disappointed. It has become a favorite with a number of my friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Venison was too rare for medium rare and the scallops were over cooked.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Beautiful space and customer friendly pricing. Always so unfortunate that food doesn’t taste good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was a great restaurant! I went with my best friend and we found a table right away! Our server was super nice and everything on the menu looked amazing! Would recommend to anyone!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perfect place for business dinner with dependably great food and top service with dramatic view for people visiting LA

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We love Cafe del Rey .. the food and the staff and management are all wonderful. Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, People Watching, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fun, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Lovely restaurant, very professional staff, good food. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful place to eat. Delicious food and superior services.

Tags: Hot Spot, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

First rate cuisine, excellent service and terrific wines by the glasd

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday, and the waitstaff from top to bottom could not have been nicer. Our brunch at Cafe del Rey really made the day special.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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