CDM Restaurant

4.9
415 Reviews
$30 and under
American
TAKEOUT ONLY!! 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.
The CdM Loft is a private dining lounge experience we are now booking for dinner reservations on Fridays and Saturdays. Phone Reservations Only. We look forward to your call!

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 415 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRDeater
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional night!

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BrittneyD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Best food, drinks and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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kitc
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Very safe Covid protocol. Happy place. GREAT food!!!

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JulieB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!! The only thing is it can be confusing for first timers since they don't have the check in stand at the patio opening, so you don't really know where to go to check it. Food and drinks were excellent!! Dessert was wonderful!

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place pre-covid and they've created a great outdoor dining experience to make things normal during!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love this restaurant and what you guys have done to it with the Covid in the outside area so great thank you!!

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vipKirstenF
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, awesome outdoor dining. A real gem.

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KarinK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The table was so small our party of four could barely fit our food on it. Octopus was a big disappointment but we enjoyed the duck liver pate and the scallops.

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DalB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening at CDM. The outside COVID adjustments are as if the ambience was intended from the beginning.
The food was delicious. Filet Mignon with baby chanterelles and spinach gnocchi. Yum.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Night Manager young little heavy guy who hung out the bar most of the time I was eating there was only interested in tasting wines with his friends and commenting on them totally ignored me I was sitting next to them . Ignored all the rest of the guests
Then Disappear to the kitchen.
I think he had a nice social even sipping wine

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vipOJROD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, and an awesome vibe. Valet parking in the rear and the service is excellent.

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vipStephane
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Beautiful outdoor dining. Will go back

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vipsheilam
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We eat here frequently. Always have a great experience. This time we brought friends to celebrate two special birthdays. The meal was as good as expected and the service also...up until we got to the end of dinner. The waiter brought over a menu with 4 items on it and asked “since you guys are celebrating two birthdays tonight, which two deserts would you like”. Our immediate response was “well, we really didn’t want any desert, but since you are here asking...” and we proceeded to order two mediocre deserts, assuming that CDM was treating us (happens a lot in other restaurants). When the bill came we were shocked that there was a charge!! Very very disappointing. Not a good policy to offer and not make perfectly clear that there is a charge. The restaurant didn’t seem to care that we were not happy.
As a result we left with a negative feeling after what WAS a delicious meal. Terrible way to treat good patrons, or any patrons for that matter.

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vipDrMark
Milwaukee
87 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at CDM and it was outstanding! Although we had to deal with Covid restrictions the experience was second to none! The steak tartar was delicious as were the Parker House Rolls! My pork chop entrée was delicious as were the potatoes served with it!

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LesD
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, food and ambiance. Our server was wonderful - professional, friendly and accommodating! The outdoor patio is covered, heat lamps and well laid out.

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MelanieL
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Love their wine Wednesdays with 50% off bottles. Their roasted cauliflower with hummus is delicious and so is their burger! One of the best I have ever had. Definitely coming back and our friends who haven’t been there before, loved it too and we will all be back again soon!

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vipSunil
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary! Great service, thank you Pamela! Had a wonderful evening and felt safe.

THANK YOU 😀

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vipAndrea
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special dinner at CDM Restaurant. Delicious meals and superb service! Very safe place to eat.

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a great experience! Great cocktails, great food, great service! Great way to celebrate a birthday!

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Kassi
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great experience for my husband’s birthday! Their outdoor patio was beautiful, service was excellent (server was knowledgeable, friendly and wait staff was attentive) and oh my gosh the food was so good. My husband and I have never been more excited about roasted carrots. Trust us. The scallops and skirt steak was also delicious! The gin fizz drink (the name slipped is but has lavender and egg white froth) was so good! We’ll be back.

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vipStephanieS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was very nice, a modernized old school hollywood. The staff was friendly, the service was on point but most importantly the food was incredible! I would say my only disappointment was their custom cocktail menu, it wasn't anything out of the ordinary. From a restaurant like CDM, I would expect something more from their cocktail menu. Haven't been downstairs yet so possibly that's where I can get a unique & delicious cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food is really delicious but the noise level inside was awful. We could not hear our friends across the table.

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ArmandoG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CDM is great! Server and food runners are very plesent with just the right amount of attentiveness and follow up. The portion size is not too big so you leave full but not stuffed. The chef is amazing. Itis hard to find a chef who can cook a perfect pork chop. It was tender, juice and cut like butter.
You can tell a lot of time and preperation has gone into making CDM an approachable upscale restaurant.

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vipBobL
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew Hardeman and his team do a splendid job to make dinner a more than a meal... it is a celebration. We were greeted by our hostess that made us feel like VIPs as she knew our name and our seating preference. Our waitress Meagan took excellent care of us -- professional, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We asked Megan if we could have the sounds turned donw, and she took care of it right away. that we savored our Chopin Vodka martinis. We had the Caesar salad and the skirt steak .... wonderfully presented and flavorful. CMD is a neighborhood gem and one of our favorite restaurants.

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ColleenH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The carrots are outstanding. They taste like steak!!

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LeahP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is wonderful! Beautiful atmosphere and the food is great. The best part is the wonderful staff!

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Marj
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Especially enjoyed the bread and the pork chop. Looking forward to my next visit to your restaurant.

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ZebaA
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They need to work on there customer service skills and be respectful towards all patrons who walk through there door, regardless of race. Yes, I went there, because discrimination is there specialty. Also, isn’t it restaurant 101 not to over promise and under deliver??

Besides the horrible experience with the staff, the restaurant itself is super cute and the food wasn’t bad. Sucks that we won’t be returning.

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vipElaineG
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! Enjoyed everything! Looking forward to the next visit, thank you!

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vipkirstenp
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service I will definitely come back.

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debbiem
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service and atmosphere!!!! One of our favorite restaurants in town.

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was perfection!!!!

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JamesJ11
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at CdM! The food was great, especially the carrots, skirt steak, pork chop and octopus. The drinks were great as well! I highly recommend CdM!

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vipPaninaM
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great date night restaurant- i highly recommend

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theresam
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out to celebrate a birthday and it was the perfect place to do so! Burgers, pasta, and an incredible "pumpkin cheesecake" to top it off. Service was on top of everything and warm outdoor ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love cdm it is my go-to. I would eat there every day if I could.

MJ
vipMJmj
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! We enjoyed their Small Plate menu: octopus, scallops, steak tartare, accompanied by a delicious Caesar salad. The seasonal pumpkin cheesecake was really delicious. Loved the outside expansion they did during COVID.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fish was over cooked

FAQs

CDM Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.

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.