CDM Restaurant

4.8
774 Reviews
$30 and under
American
CdM Restaurant is inspired to create an environment that is visually creative and art driven while providing high quality, chef driven cuisine. Hollywood producer McG, partnered with restauranteur Jordan Otterbein, have found success in building the iconic A Restaurant in Newport Beach and are thrilled to bring this new concept to Corona Del Mar. We strive for an establishment that is deeply rooted in the community where all can come to enjoy. CDM has creative American cuisine inspired by Executive Chef Elvis Morales.
Under CDM; is a speakeasy experience taking place right below us. There is no password or reservations required. Our talented mixologists excited to take you on a journey to sipping the perfect cocktail.
Phone Reservations Only. We look forward to your call!

Our bar stays open after dinner service so stop in for a night cap.

Support CDM Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 774 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great!! So friendly and fun

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the filet we all loved it! Great waitress too!

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LeslieB
Adelaide
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CDM is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. It's a beautiful restaurant that is an easy walk if you live in CDM. The atmosphere is very pleasing and an enjoyable environment to dine. They created an enchanting outdoor area as well. The servers are super nice and helpful, and I see the same staff over and over which is nice. The pastas are my favorite, but everything is delicious. Their Octopus is incredible and can be eaten as an entree! I highly recommend CDM and it's worth the drive if you live outside the area.

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vipLena
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars and love this restaurant: food is great, friendly staff and very pleasant ambiance. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience1

In the middle of the worst COVID surge not a single restaurant staff wearing a mask. If the management doesn’t care about the safety of the staff I can only imagine they don’t care about the safety of the customers either. Won’t go back ever

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Everything about this restaurant is great but my only complaint is that we felt very uncomfortable during our dinner time. Most of the waiters were not wearing masks. They were coming to our table for water refills, food and drink service. Please wear your masks. If not for you, for your clienteles’ ease of mind. Thank you.

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vipGreatspot
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always unique flavors. One of our favorite in town

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Mike
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Great food snd service but irritatingly loud music made conversation difficult. The throbbing drums felt like a spoiled teenager was in charge.

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and aesthetically pleasing. The food is a 10 and the service five star!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! All the food was delicious and the service was extremely attentive. Thank you!

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DaryaV
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service from Paige! The food quality, taste and portion size was wonderful. The lighting, decor, and ambience are perfect for a date night!!

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AYul
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Very understaffed, they need to up personnel. Waited 15 min to just get water…

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great time and our server was very nice. Would prefer to get drinks out before the app otherwise, great experience! We enjoyed our dinner and each other’s company.

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Porfirio
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and ambience. The waitresses are well-supported by staff, keeping us well-serviced. Though it was questionable whether the well-done steak my partner ordered was actually prepared closer to medium-well, she still found the steak to be delicious despite it being pink in some areas. The grilled veggies we had were an amazing complement to the skirt steaks, as was the DAOU 2020 Cab. Dress code allows casual or upscale casual. Indoor, the restaurant has a great old-school steak bar vibe but the owners have created a tasteful outdoor eating area too. The staff were not wearing masks the night we were there in December, if that's an issue for you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve with the family. Food was amazing, music was great and our server was a lot of fun. We had a beautiful holiday evening at CdM. Can’t wait to go back!
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Babs
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Wine selection was nice
Food was fabulous.

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vipRegi
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem. It’s one of those places that does everything well, from food to service to cocktails. It’s diner friendly, too, so you can a relaxed time in a great restaurant. I highly recommend it.

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vipLannnnnnnn
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family together for Christmas !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in this area! Must go!

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vipAndrea
Orange County
67 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious..and our waitress was super sweet and attentive, even with all tables full!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CDM always delivers: delicious food, nice atmosphere, and great service. Extra fun and festive during the holidays.

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Agape
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the filet mignon and pasta with duck. Both were delicious and well-prepared. The service was wonderful. The holiday decoration made more a lovely atmosphere. Overall an excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite date spot!

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KristinM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow - what a fantastic restaurant. The ambiance, food, service and drinks are A+. Chef Elvis and his culinary team are amazing. Highly recommend going there.

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MEMdd
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I love this place but with Omicron surging, CA reinstated masking laws for indoor businesses. Every staff member was not wearing a mask. Almost like they had a ban on making for staff. As a customer, it made me feel that this restaurant gave zero f**ks about their staffs and customers health and safety. Personally, I prefer to give my money to places that care about me and the health of the community.

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vipMrbdiner
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service good. Seabass was mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Poor seating. Mediocre food. Hostess was horrible. Waitress was tolerable.

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Borg4life
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place. sitting inside is even better - outside is noisy but the food and service are great. my fave place.

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designerkurt
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and experience was excellent. Sea Bass (love those sea beans and light curry sauce), roasted cauliflower starter is a beautiful and tasty starter. This chef shows great finesse in all his dishes. Grace our waiter was skilled friendly and helpful. Always stopped at our table once food or drinks arrived....never overbearing..,.wish other waiters in OC had that care and timing. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipVktnigdlg
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We’ve been going to CDM regularly for a while now.
Last night dinner and service were disappointing.
Ordered beef tartare (our usual) and it was different and not for the right reason. For main course we ordered the swordfish and it was mediocre, the sea bass was bad, First it came under cooked and after they cooked it the texture was wired and tasted very bad, disappointing, we had to send it back and I left hungry.
Cocktails and ambiance are still good.

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Nessy
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great girls night out!

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vipLisaMarie
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Hostess weren’t very accommodating and had a table outside on a slant / ramp like floor. Waiter was awesome. Seabass was chewy and sent back 2nd was ok not fabulous and nothing provided for it being overcooked and waiting not even a free dessert.

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vipkirstenp
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food great service just love the place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time visiting CDM restaurant and the food was INCREDIBLE. Hands down the best butternut squash ravioli I’ve ever had. I can’t recommend this place enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing! Outdoor seating was a little cramped but overall great experience. I would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Love this place but since CoVid there are too many tables in the outside space. It feels like you are literally connected to the next tables(s) and as a result the noise level is uncomfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was great, server was top notch, food is excellent and comes quick. Great wine selection

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis took excellent care of us. The way he detailed two items I was considering for dinner was the perfect description for me to make my choice. Which was the sea bass. Amazing! The butternut squash ravioli is amazing as well. This is one of our favorite spots!

FAQs

CDM Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 287-6600.

CDM Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 774 OpenTable diners.

CDM Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://app.upserve.com/b/cdm/gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.