CDM Restaurant

4.9
513 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.
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 513 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LillyL
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was phenomenal and well made. Their craft cocktails were top notch! Was not impressed with outdoor seating they currently have because it was dark and our table was on a slope. Inside pictures made me want to come here in the first place. Happy that food and drink were so good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this restaurant!

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vipSherriL
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a very good dinner tell chief to make more gluten free entree’s and desserts

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vipSofluvslife
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience. From arrival to departure our service was warm, friendly, prompt t and professional. The food was delicious. Each item flawlessly presented. The beef tartare, the octopus, scallops were amazing. The octopus so so delicious....we just had to order another round. CDM is definitely an amazing dining experience with beautiful atmosphere and great service.
Can’t wait to return

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vipStephanieS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular, service was excellent. Only downside is they were out of my Chardonnay & it was wine Wednesday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s not my first time at the restaurant but it’s a fabulous place everything about it is enjoyable and I plan on being there again soon

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Anjelique
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined here several times and am always satisfied. I love the ambience, the service, the food, the cocktails, the vibe - everything. Their service is SPECTACULAR time and time again. I love their staff! We were served by Sergio this go around and he was great. Always recommend!

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JulieBarnes
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in CDM 💖

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vipMakenzie2
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible! We heard from a local couple in line behind us that it is the best food in town, I think it fully lived up to that statement!

The manager and bartender were not wearing masks, which seemed disrespectful to the rest of the staff wearing masks and made our group a little uneasy as they handled our drinks. Overall, we loved it though! Perfect for dates, special occasions and all gatherings!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In love with this gem of soot

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday cele

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!!

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vipKirstenF
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding cuisine!

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vipLoriF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance inside, excellent service by Megan, food was excellent!

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vipAndrea
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and service. They need to add cancelling noise material to the room inside...all 3 of us came come with hoarse voices. We could not hear ourselves talk, once the inside room got to full capacity..this room has always have had this issues. Sitting outside is much better :-)

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers are outstanding and would focus on them in the future. Dirty pasta great dish too. Halibut dish lacked flavor. Definitely will be back. The octopus and pate appetizers are must haves.

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Jiggy
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Salty pizza and drinks were too sour. Sent my drink back and the next one was still too sour. Ambience is nice but may just stick to wine and salad next time

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SpencerB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner great filet great environment would definitely recommend to a friend also has a quite nice bar

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vipSherriL
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restraunt I wish you had more gluten free options

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LaurenS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simone was amazing ! Great drinks and food. The sour was great !!

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vipPatb
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great vibe !!

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vipMichelleMiller
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and vibe

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every time. The best place in CDM.

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Jeun
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the fish special and the Dirty Pasta and enjoyed them both!

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BrentC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always enjoy going to CdM. Creative menu, good ambiance and wonderful staff. We will go back.

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sandiec
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered several starters and entrees and everything was delicious!

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vipfussbudget
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Cdm is one of our favorite local restaurants- we were frequent diners pre-covid and have enjoyed take out. This was our first dining exp at the restaurant since covid vaccination.
The drinks, service and food were very good.
But the “outdoor” area was not ok with us! The entire section was enclosed in plastic, with no open roof, and no visible air circulation at all. The tables were crowded. It did not seem safe from Covid at all. Sad to say We will not return to dine here until the pandemic is over.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice! Sat at the bar and Samantha was lovely. Great balance of friendly and attentive yet not overbearing. Had the dirty pasta which was just amazing along with a Dao red. I can see why people are excited to dine here. Was definitely on point.

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Anoosheho
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All around a great spot to go for dinner, ambiance and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, we started with a cocktail in the speakeasy . The bartender (Simone I think) was amazing, truely talented! Kate our server was on point! She recommended amazing dishes, cocktails and dessert... Everyone in our party of 5 was impressed

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service, always delicious cuisine.

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vipMarleneA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening at CDM. Excellent and personable service. The outdoor patio area was very well done. Warm and comfortable.

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vipBobL
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

General manager Matthew does a fabulous job with his restaurant. First we had martinis with Chopin vodka.We started our meal with their fabulous bread and French butter. Next we had their cauliflower. It’s one of our favorites. Then we had diver scallops and chard octopus.We can always rely that our food will be superb and our service will be first rate. CDM as one of our favorite restaurants

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SHenanigans
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance, cocktails. Food was a bit hit or miss, depends what you order. Overall though liked it and will be back!

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vipReese
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal here. Interesting flavors, colors and textures. Clearly someone cares here. Our server Kate(?) was fabulous and recommended all sorts of wonderful plates. Just excellent and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of their food surpassed expectations and the service was beyond amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was excellent will definitely return

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vipJMill
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite meal!

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vipLivingood
Orange County
66 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cool cat lounge. Vibe is hip, sexy with plush velvet seating. Elegant and Sophisticated, so Dress nice. No hoodies, this place is tasteful.

FAQs

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

CDM Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 513 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.