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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Akaushi Skirt Steak
fingerlings | charred broccolini | sweet garlic | ranchero
rigatoni | ground duck | sage | aromatics | ricotta salata
yellow curry | kaffir lime rice | tomato | cilantro
Our server was great!! So friendly and fun
We had the filet we all loved it! Great waitress too!
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.
We are regulars and love this restaurant: food is great, friendly staff and very pleasant ambiance. Highly recommend.
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
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.
Always unique flavors. One of our favorite in town
Great food snd service but irritatingly loud music made conversation difficult. The throbbing drums felt like a spoiled teenager was in charge.
Cozy and aesthetically pleasing. The food is a 10 and the service five star!
Fantastic! All the food was delicious and the service was extremely attentive. Thank you!
Great Service from Paige! The food quality, taste and portion size was wonderful. The lighting, decor, and ambience are perfect for a date night!!
Very understaffed, they need to up personnel. Waited 15 min to just get water…
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.
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.
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!
Wine selection was nice
Food was fabulous.
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.
Family together for Christmas !
My favorite place in this area! Must go!
Food was delicious..and our waitress was super sweet and attentive, even with all tables full!
CDM always delivers: delicious food, nice atmosphere, and great service. Extra fun and festive during the holidays.
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.
This is our favorite date spot!
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.
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.
Food and service good. Seabass was mediocre.
Poor seating. Mediocre food. Hostess was horrible. Waitress was tolerable.
love this place. sitting inside is even better - outside is noisy but the food and service are great. my fave place.
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!
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.
Great girls night out!
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.
Always great food great service just love the place.
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.
Food and service was amazing! Outdoor seating was a little cramped but overall great experience. I would definitely go back.
Everything was wonderful
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.
Hostess was great, server was top notch, food is excellent and comes quick. Great wine selection
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!
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.