CDM Restaurant

4.6
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191 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 Executive Chef Jon Blackford. Growing up with heavy Italian, Polish and German influence and inspired by Spanish, Mexican and Asian Cuisine, Chef set his sights on marrying them together with his East Coast Pittsburgh upbringing. "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.
Our bar stays open after dinner service so stop in for a night cap.

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CdM Restaurant is creative American cuisine inspired by Executive Chef Jon Blackford. Growing up heavy Italian, Polish and German influence and inspired by the Spanish, Mexican and Asian cuisine. Chef set out to marry them together and blending those flavors with his East Coast/Pittsburgh upbringing

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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CdM Restaurant is creative American cuisine inspired by Executive Chef Jon Blackford. Growing up heavy Italian, Polish and German influence and inspired by the Spanish, Mexican and Asian cuisine. Chef set out to marry them together and blending those flavors with his East Coast/Pittsburgh upbringing

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Sun 8:15PM - 9:30PM
Mon 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Tue - Wed 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

What 191 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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L
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice booth, great waitress great quality food, recommend this place for a special occasion!

E
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding, wine selection outstanding and solid pricing. Only disappointment was our 8pm reservation was not filled timing given the hostess gave our table to another group that grew by an additional person, so we were seated at 8:35p without any acknowledgement or consolation.

JA
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, I’d never heard of this restaurant until a buddy came back to work raving. The filet was INSANE!

BC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time there and we had a great time. Staff was attentive, but not too attentive. Good cocktails, good food and a unique menu. Good portions also. We will be going back.

K
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food. The veal with the gnocchi was really good. Veal very tender with lots of flavor.

Server was obviously inexperienced. Needs to think about what he’s doing and not do random things just to do something.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hidden Gem!! Had an amazing evening - each and every dish had outstanding favors.

GS
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We were looking forward to a great dinner and night out celebrating our friends birthday at CDM but were disappointed when the restaurant on a Saturday night told us at 11pm it’s last call. Than 15 minutes later the door man came around and told us we had to get up and leave that they were closing. Our dinner reservation was at 9:30 and there were also people still in the restaurant that were asked to finish and leave. That was disappointing.
I really liked the food and ambience. Maybe the manager can rethink the closing time on the weekend especially when taking late reservations.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was average. Thought for this tripe of restaurant would be better

OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent food, horrible service. We weren’t checked on frequently. Two tables that came after us got their food (ordered what we had) yet when we inquired why the response was “ the kitchen is working on it”. At this point we had been waiting exactly one hour. It’s very loud but I don’t mind that. The food was very delicious and I would’ve had a better experience if I didn’t have to wait an hour to get my food.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good waitress, god food, great speakeasy!

s
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing as well as the craft cocktails. Unfortunately the noise level was high and it was hard to have a conversation.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dinner at CDM and everything was perfect. Great staff, amazing food and awesome speak way. A great way to celebrate our anniversary.

RS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. A few menus to order from, ranging from big plates to little bites. We really enjoyed our night out at CDM.

B
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, delicious hand crafted drinks, amazing food, great service! Will be back and may even try the speakeasy downstairs!

OC
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and LOVED it!! Started our evening in the downstairs speakeasy which was awesome - terrific craft cocktails including smoke infusion, home-made cordials and creativity. Dinner was delicious as well. Not easy to find great pate and they hit it out of the park. The ‘cheesy bread’ was a big hit at our table as well, although predominant flavoring was the oxtail jam- which we loved. Next we enjoyed the roasted carrots (I don’t even like cooked carrots and I’m coming back for this dish!) and the hearts of palm. I was trying to choose between the filet and the skirt steak and the waiter recommended the skirt steak and it was outstanding, perfectly cooked and nicely flavored. We were celebrating birthdays and had 2 desserts which were also delicious- the huckleberry pie and chocolate pudding are worth the calories.

BL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Late dinner (9:00) Friday night. Loud music and bar crowd made conversation impossible. They need to decide if they want to be an upscale eatery or a pick up joint.

D
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The restaurant is loud and crowded although it presents as low key and a speakeasy. The speakeasy is loud, bright, and does not require any great effort to find. Walk in the front door and go downstairs. It would be more appropriate to just say lounge.
The wine list capitalizes on big names and their price point but offers some of the worst years for those wines.
The staff is quiet and not engaging at all, but maybe this would be different midweek. But the background is very loud so you won't be short on sound. It is weird as a restaurant because around 9pm as we were eating dinner, people just started standing around in the dining room and hanging out like a bar.
I did enjoy the barbecue carrot dish and the cherry wood smoked old fashioned, but sadly not enough that I would return.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good experience

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Friends birthday

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It was nearly impossible to get a booth, even though we had reservations and 4 booths were empty when we got there. We had to ask for the manager to get a booth, and she treated us as if she was doing us a HUGE FAVOR by “allowing us” to sit in a booth. The waiter was too busy to attend to us. We had to grab her attention every time we needed something (from water to drinks to food!!) We never heard the specials. Also two of us had dietary restrictions and when asked to modify the dish, the waiter was almost rude about their inability to make adjustments. I have many opportunities to host client dinners and been suggesting the CDM restaurant to many of them. However the lack of attention and service was quite embarrassing in front of my client. Mind you my client is a wealthy individual who lives in CDM and he had never been to this restaurant before. Imagine the chance the restaurant staff missed to obtain and retain a new quality customer. I will rethink suggesting this place next time I have an opportunity to host someone important.

c
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood place. Nice bar, good drinks and many small plates. Nice wine list.

OT
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was uninspired and overpriced. The burger was bland. the fish had a strange asparagus soup that was cold that destroyed the whole flavor.

TB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeters at door very friendly. Bartender very experienced. Drinks were delicious we asked the hostess or host man to see this in a booth because it was a special occasion and they obliged and we sat in a beautiful round shape booth the food was amazing

TI
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Charming neighborhood restaurant in CDM with a lovely atmosphere. Food was overpriced! But those carrots were delicious!

DB
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good, although not fantastic. Service was not good. Forgot a number of things, including made an appetizer with avocado after I explicitly told him I was allergic.

KF
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous. Great location and excellent service.

L
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience... we will definitely go back. The carrots... OUTSTANDING... The beet salad... OUTSTANDING... the skirt steak... OUTSTANDING!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was outstanding, Dirty Pasta was delicious!

KM
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menu is pretty limited but I knew that already. Good list of cocktails. We were there on Wine Wednesday and all the wine is half off, so there are some good deals. My corn soup was delicious. I had the ahi tartine, it had too much pepper for my taste( I am not fan of pepper). The service was great and it is a fun bar scene.

PB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Way too loud !!!!
Why cant noise level ( music ) be mellow at 5:45 res?

SS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Great food, great atmosphere and great service all the time.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

BB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This will be a popular spot especially for locals...great food, great service, great atmosphere, comfy and welcoming...good job!

OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience from start to finish. Excellent craft cocktails and entrees, Alaskan halibut and chicken!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The restaurant was very loud - felt more like a bar scene.

KC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing food! We had the Japanese A5 Wagyu and it was melt in your mouth. We also lobster corn dish and it was out of this world! Great atmosphere! We were there on Wednesday and it was Wine Wednesday and wine was half off! Fabulous!

DC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good ambience, comfortable, excellent service, food very good. Will be back.

TG
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Amazing. Highly recommend.