CDM Restaurant

4.9
557 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
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone’s meal was outstanding. Cocktails were interesting and delicious. It’s good to get back to a little normal.

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JPLA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Too loud, not enough menu choices, could use more salads

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vipBobL
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew and his team do a wonderful job. CDM is one of our favorite restaurants. We invivted freinds Don and Judy to diner. They had not been beofre and they were impressed. Our gracious server Megan was attenttively and wonderful as always. We enjoyed thier wonderful bread and French butter, the califlower (always a favori) and the Chicken Piccta. For deset we savored the Rubard pie and the chocolate pie. Don and Judy loved the experience. They will be back with more of their freinds.

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vipBobL
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CDM is a neighborhood gem and one of our favorite restaurants. We are especially excited because the masks are now off! Megan was our server. She is a delight. (We are excited for her … she will soon wed!) She started us off with CDM’s fabulous Parker House Rolls and French butter (you will not be disappointed ... we get them every time we come). We then had the Chicken PIcatta and the Cioppino. We highly recommend CDM.

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vipkirstenp
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant, food and service, if you haven’t been there you have to check it out and not to forget great people watching.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were a party of 4 and ordered 2 small plates to share and 4 large plates and a side vegetable.
The waitress first brought us 1 of the small plates (pasta) and a large plate (sea bass) as appetizers, when she finally came back 2 minutes later apologizing for the mistake. 10 minutes later the other small plate was delivered. They were both delicious (pasta and cauliflower).for our large plates we ordered 1 sea bass and 3 skirt steaks medium rare, and asked for fries instead of fingerling potatoes. When the food finally arrived the sea bass was fine the steaks were served by themselves on a large plate and looked comical with a TINY steak (they were approximately 1/4 lb each for $40), and they were cooked well done. We sent them back and later the steak meals arrived and they remembered to include the broccolini and the fries. We asked where the carrots ( the side we ordered) were and were told oops. When the carrots arrived we were almost done with dinner and were covered with mayonnaise after we had informed the waitress about egg allergies.
We also observed the servers putting their hand into the drink garnishes instead of using tongs.
All in all an unsanitary restaurant with terrible service and ok food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from beginning to end ….I see what the” Buz was all about ! Very cool place for great food and cocktails…definitely going to go back

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vipbmwfan
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food first time visit we will back. Great service as well. Enjoyed our visit immensely

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AnthonyG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience while visiting orange county that we stumbled on. The food, the vibe, the service all of it was amazing! And the bartender really makes the best spicy margarita's!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food and service were amazing. It was a little loud on the patio. But other than that, we loved it. Best cheesecake ever. Will definitely be back.

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vipDavidS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incorporates all of the qualities of an outstanding restaurant; delicious food, fun decor/ambiance, attentive service, and original cocktails

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vipMarkD
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food
Good service
Would be better if they had coffee or ice tea available.

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Dynout
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance! Loved the outside the box menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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Anna
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Classy ambience. Upscale. Great for date, business, or friends. Love the low lighting. The only thing I’ll say is our order of 2 burgers and 1 pasta for three people took a little bit longer than we expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome time catching up with friends at CDM Restaurant. The food and ambiance were great, as well as the service!

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vipRobertC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing food! The grilled octopus, caesar salad, and shortribs were spectacular!

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ShawnH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Fantastic staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was DELICIOUS. I can’t wait to come back! I was shocked to see the staff is mask-less, but it was kind of pleasant to see faces once I became used to it! Every dish was so so good. The cheesecake was divine.

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JimC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. Luis is a great server. A little noisy but we're outside, dining out and having fun.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family and I were celebrating my birthday and my 6 year olds. My husband and I shared a few small plates and everything was delicious: grilled octopus, steak tartare, Cesar salad... Both very happy with entrees as well. The server was very nice and accommodating with our 6 year olds palate! And the desserts, wow! Daughter is already planning on returning for next years celebration!

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kitc
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the outside patio. Love the caulifower, carrots and the caesar salad! Only place I'll ever order Caesar salad!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! Our second time here and 0 complaints all around!

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TaylorH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every moment! Staff was fantastic especially Luis our server was amazing. And the food was off the charts! We will be back very soon

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vipWorldTravelerReview
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about CDM was SPECTACULAR!!!!! This is my new favorite restaurant in the OC/Newport/Corona Del Mar area. Everything was great! Drinks, appetizers, mains, desserts, servers, everything!! Make sure you check out the Hamachi Crudo with watermelon sorbet and mango. It will quite literally change you.

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Bestever
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best service around especially the hostess and bartender downstairs

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Michelee
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Four of five meals were very good. The skirt steak was a big disappointment. Everything else was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grayson was our server and was so knowledgeable about the menu! Awesome service and delicious food.

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RebeccaM
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was really great! Food recommendations spot on! Only complaint is how noisy the space is. Cocktails were excellent!

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vipDaveL
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at CDM and loved the vibe. We were celebrating our anniversary. The food and service were excellent. We shared the Octopus as a starter and it was very tender and tasty. My NY steak was cooked to perfection and the mac n cheese was to die for. My wife had the chicken picatta and it was savory. We will definitely be back soon!

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thefrenches
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Inventive menu, beautiful and hip ambiance, great cocktail program in the restaurant (even better in the speakeasy below) - could use another bathroom, as there was always a line for the 2

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LeChicYogi
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second timing dinning at CdM. The food and drinks are fantastic. I enjoy the ambiance and the waiter/waitresses are fantastic. They have good recommendations and are very attentive. I would highly recommend to others for a business event or date.

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Lannnnnnnn
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food. Loud. Great service

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MatthewS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. The patio was super nice and well decorated. Had great service too! Try the bread.

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Kathleen
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to CDM restaurant for his birthday. We ate at the outside patio. We didn’t get the greatest table as we were sitting right next to a large, loud party. The server was very pleasant. The food was amazing. The drinks were unique and tasty. We were a bit disappointed that they did not acknowledge his birthday although we left a note in the reservation.

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vipRoseB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day

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vipDavid
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ambiance and service were outstanding. Simone was our waitress and she could not have been nicer or more attentive. Food was quite good, although the Cioppino was a bit too spicy. We ate inside, but they have a lovely patio as well.

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vipromagirl
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, AMAZING staff and fabulous food! Always consistent. LOVE!

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vipSherriL
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tell chief need more gluten free items on menu would be great if he could add more to menu

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 557 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.