Loved the corn soup
Great experience as usual. Had reservation at 9:15pm Friday night and had a dj playing music. Highly recommend ordering a bunch of items and share. So good!
The wait staff could have been much more attentive.
Food, service, atmosphere - All top notch. Will be back again.
We were expecting more attentive service. Our water glasses were never refilled. Our server did not seem very welcoming or enthusiastic.
We were expecting more. Like the Ritz in Newport that closed many years ago. But it's more of bar scene (good drinks) and overpriced for what you get. Limited menu.
Wonderful atmosphere, incredible service and food...pricey, but worth it!!! Meghan was absolutely fantastic in making us feel welcomed!
Great place to celebrate our 49th anniversary!
The team from A Restaurant did a great job designing the space, creating the cocktail program, offering a solid wine list (esp. on half-off Wednesdays!), and coming up with a creative and diverse dinner menu. Definitely on the go again and again list!
We were blown away by how delicious the food was and how beautiful the setting was at this new restaurant. A very fun date night! We highly recommend CDM restaurant and getting reservations on OpenTable.
CDM is a great addition to the PCH dining places. It has a unique twist on fine dining as the Chef is very creative and the flavoring unique. This definitely should be on your list for fine dining in the OC!
It was over the top!
Very disappointed. From the taps being out, water dripping from ceiling on my wife, to the menu. Complained to a couple people without an apology from a manager.
Anniversary our server was excellent
Very good experience. Everything we tried was yummy. Our server Kate was so nice. Great attitude
Loved it. Will come back.
Loved our cocktails, apps and dinner However when our friend joined us at the end of our dinner we were told that we only have 1/2 hour more at the table so he was unable to order anything and went away very upset.
The only time we have been disappointed with a booking from Open Table. Food was good and imaginative, but the restaurant failed to deliver an experience worth repeating. We were sat at a poor table for two. Stuck in by an unused door, with one seat facing the busy road outside. Waiter took our drinks order and for some reason just brought one glass of water. No bread or anything offered to keep you interested while we waited for our food which was a reasonable wait. No one came and welcomed us in any way. In fact someone from the restaurant greeted guests at the table next to us and then walked away. My main course of goats cheese filled tortellini was tasty, but too small a portion for a main. We just felt ignored; no effort made to create an experience or a welcome. So we paid the bill and left. We have been in Laguna for 14 nights and every evening dinned out at as many of the top rated restaurants as we can book. This one deserves a chance for the food and the decor is modern and tasteful. But just adding a little personal touch would make this a better experience we would come back for.
Great place to take a small group - would definitely recommend!
Went on a Sunday night and it was not crowded but still had a good vibe. Food was really good! Service well paced. Can’t wait to go back!
This is a bright spot on the OC dining scene. Sophisticated food prepared by a highly skilled confident kitchen.
No need to schlep to L A for excellent food now.
Food and service were both outstanding! Our server Marcus was on top of it -and very good humored ! We had a phenomenal evening !
The menu has very few vegetarian options other than pizza or pasta.
Perfect night, looking forward in coming back, fantastic food
Delicious food, great service..and the way the walls have been covered, the place can be at full capacity and we can all talk at a normal voice volume. Most other restaurants, once the placed is full, you cannot even hear yourself talk. They did a great job with sound absorbance. The speakeasy place..is s total hit!!!
First time we went to this restaurant for dinner and really liked it. That’s why we decided to go there for brunch, which left completely different impression. Food was very average and the restaurant was almost empty. I won’t recommend brunch.
Enjoyed a nice dinner on Saturday with girl friends. Food was good and the service was very attentive. We went downstairs to speakeasy bar to finish off the meal with desserts and cocktails. Small but intimate setting. I will definitely return!
Just amazing... best restaurant in Orange County
Megan was an exceptional server, my husband and I tried several different items on the menu by sharing the fabulous heirloom tomato and beet salad, the delicious goat cheese pasta, and the fantastic halibut - it's presentation real living art! For dessert we finished with the fantastic rhubarb and fresh strawberry tart! A wonderful dining experience - we will be back for more!
This was our first visit to CDM and we enjoyed it quite a lot. It was a special occasion - my wife's Birthday and our Wedding Anniversary - and we felt that the experience was 'special'. Cocktails were fine, dinner was delicious, service was excellent, noise level was moderate. It was a Monday evening, we had a 5:30 reservation and left for home at 8 PM. Our waitress, Kate was excellent - providing perfect recommendations for food and wine. We look forward to a return visit with friends.
Great food, great service, great drinks..awesome speakeasy downstairs!!
This place rocks. Great atmosphere and fantastic food. Great addition to the Newport scene!
CdM was a BFD.
Can’t wait to go back, PDQ.
We over-ordered as the portion sizes were generous, but I enjoyed trying several dishes. Interesting flavours and lots of variety. The wine list was super reasonable in terms of prices and choices. Will definitely go again.
Wonderful experience. The service, food, bar tender and even the valet parking staff were committed to providing an excellent dining experience. This will be a regular choice for a night out.
Great place great food.
was great.. B+ in NYC; A in newport Beach
So glad to welcome this fun neighborhood spot with such a great vibe. I love the bar in the middle of the room and the lovely large banquettes. I was happy to see so many interesting veggie dishes and raw fish sashimi style dishes, but felt they were a bit heavy with sauces and the tuna/avocado toast really didn’t need the toast. It could have been served with some interesting sprout type greens and that would have been delicious. Less is always more IMHO. If they could just go a bit lighter on the treatment of their dishes, it will go a long way. I still loved the experience and will be back for sure!
Great meal and nice ambience
Amazing brunch, everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. Great atmosphere and excellent service, we will definitely go back again!
First Brunch experience here. Ambiance, drinks, food and service all first rate!