coastalKITCHEN

4.1
45 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
Savor the creations of San Diego native Executive Chef Josh Grimes, with specialties highlighting farm fresh ingredients. Traces of Mediterranean and South Asian influences bring a sense of comfort and delight to the California coastal menu that travels across global flavors and seasonal tides.
Experience North County's personality at coastalKITCHEN, which reflects our region's elegant yet relaxed vibe. Connect with great conversation in our newly reimagined indoor/outdoor space with alluring fire pits. It is the perfect backdrop to sample offerings from local purveyors including farmers, craft breweries, artisan bakeries and wineries.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast - Everyday 6:00am - 11:00am
Lunch - Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner - Everyday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(858) 764-6057
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joshua Grimes
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Private party facilities
At Hilton Del Mar, we aspire to meet your every culinary need. By creating relationships with local farms and vendors, we are able to provide our guests with the freshest seasonal ingredients available, while supporting the community and lowering our ecological impact. By locally sourcing and producing all menu items we are able to accommodate any diet specification or food allergy. Our Farm to Table mentality allows us the ability to customize your function or event to showcase the foods & beverages native to Southern California. Whether you are hosting a business meeting or a cocktail party our staff will provide you with impeccable service and an amazing product. Thank you for choosing Hilton San Diego/Del Mar; we look forward to working with you.
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Private party contact
Adam Schink: (858) 764-6057
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Catering
Savor the creations of San Diego native Executive Chef Josh Grimes, with specialties highlighting farm fresh ingredients. Traces of Mediterranean and South Asian influences bring a sense of comfort and delight to the California coastal menu that travels across global flavors and seasonal tides.
Experience North County's personality at coastalKITCHEN, which reflects our region's elegant yet relaxed vibe. Connect with great conversation in our newly reimagined indoor/outdoor space with alluring fire pits.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Via Del La Valle
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Parking details
Valet Parking or Self Parking Available -
2 hour complimentary self parking with restaurant validation
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Special events & promotions
At Hilton Del Mar, we aspire to meet your every culinary need.
By creating relationships with local farms and vendors, we are able to provide our guests with the freshest seasonal ingredients available, while supporting the community and lowering our ecological impact. By locally sourcing and producing all menu items we are able to accommodate any diet specification or food allergy. Our Farm to Table mentality allows us the ability to customize your function or event to showcase the foods & beverages native to Southern California. Whether you are hosting a business meeting or a cocktail party our staff will provide you with impeccable service and an amazing product.Thank you for choosing Hilton San Diego/Del Mar; we look forward to working with you.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.0
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3.7
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing service. Good selection for brunch.
However, desserts were not up to expectations. Cakes were very vanilla.

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DR
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This place has a great vibe- great food, clean lines, nice patio and d a welcoming atmosphere. Will put it in our rootation

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Last visit was disappointing; kid's food had hair in it; my salmon was way to dry -- think part of the tail and overcooked. Wine/drinks were slow to arrive... Server was inattentive and host was not friendly.

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OT
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Short rib dish was amazing

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NA
5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Great ambiance, food drink and service. Loved the key lime pie.

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n
5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

My salmon was perfect!

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

One of the worst meals I’ve ever had. Burger was over cooked - twice. Anemic lettuce and tomato. Mushy pickle. The server couldn’t have been nicer though. He should be working at a much better place. Seriously, Burger King would be an upgrade to the food.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We came here to check out the restaurant as an option for a rehearsal dinner and we were not disappointed. They told us they had recently renovated in the last year and it was done very well. Particularly the patio area is gorgeous; with it poolside and multiple fire pits, it creates a wonderful outdoor atmosphere. We sat at the indoor bar and watched sports and spoke with our bartender and the bar manager, Dan. They were both very friendly and knowledgeable about their menu. They said the menu choices can be seasonal on half the items available, which was great to hear for variety and locally fresh. After that night, we were pretty set on hosting our rehearsal dinner here. Can't wait to go back.

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OT
1.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Terrible. Slow food. Average food. Kids everywhere.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great New Years Eve dining experience! Great singer and fabulous menu! Our waitress was a doll!

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OT
5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service, good choices on menu, accommodating staff, beautiful outdoor seating(heated), tasty food and nice neighborhood.

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v
5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Very nice place to visit after spending time at the Del Mar fairgrounds.

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OT
3.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Basic hotel restaurant with relatively pricey food. Food was fine and service was good. No atmosphere.

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OT
5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

What a hidden gem inside of the San Diego Delmar Hilton I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who has a hunger for great food

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ST
5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Brunch with parents who were in town! Great service and food! Our server, Colin, was knowledgeable, made great suggestions and very friendly! The food was delicious and very high quality ingredients. The parents were impressed and enjoyed themselves!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

They were able to seat a table of 8 on pretty short notice at their busy time during a Friday night. This is inside the Hilton right by the racetrack. It worked out perfectly as the food was decent, enjoyable live music and our server was outstanding. We had a great outdoor table and it was very comfortable and since you were sitting in the courtyard, there were games and other things for kids to enjoy as well.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2017

I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was with coastalKITCHEN. We came in to celebrate a girlfriend's birthday and wanted something low-key with good food and craft cocktails. We sat on the patio and split the Brussel sprouts appetizer and one of the flatbreads. Our server Micah was fantastic and made several recommendations to us for both food and drinks (and they all turned out to be perfect for what we wanted). Would absolutely recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2017

THE ATMOSPHERE IS GRAND AND THE STAFF 'VERY' ATTENTIVE AND FRIENDLY.
WE WILL BE GOING BACK. OH, BY THE WAY, THE FOOD WAS ALSO GREAT!!

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JL
4.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Didn't realize it was inside a Hilton. Outside space was nice and food and drinks were very good. Service was slow at lunch (seemed like bartender was only served for inside and out) but she was friendly.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Everything was wonderful! Amazing food, prompt seating. Sat outside on the beautiful patio.

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2017

It was nice having our own private room for Mother's Day brunch with 12 of us. However we had terrible service !! We had to always look for our server and ask for refills . One of us asked for another iced tea and we never did receive it . Had to ask for refill on water and coffee and when we asked for what we the waiter rolled his eyes and said the F word . He received a 100$ tip and definitely didn't deserve it . Poor service for the price and such a well known hotel. We expected great service from here and especially having our own room and with so many of us it was a big bill. Did wish there was a omelette station but the ham and prime rib was nice and great coffee .

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2017

We chose coastalKITCHEN as a new place to celebrate a special event. The staff was very attentive and responsive to our requests and made our time with them delightful. We opted to order a few different items to taste a bit of everything and were pleased with our selections. The outdoor dining was a great option and after the Sun went down it was so beautiful to have the fire pits flickering around us. Thank you for a beautiful evening.

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PB
3.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Chef is quite good. Service was well intentioned but needs to be trained to anticipate guests needs. Someone should poor water immediately upon guest seating .
Plenty of staff standing around but takes a while before server shows up to get drink order or to get check.

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M
3.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Brunch....great kids activities this year! Wish they had eggs Benedict but everything else was great. Will be coming again.

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OT
2.0Dined on March 26, 2017

Sunday brunch. Arrived 1230. Dismal service. Drink orders were finally taken 45 minutes after our party arrived. Our meals were served well over one hour after we arrived. Many others who came in after us were served even before our drink orders were taken, and even though we found our waiter and requested service two separate times. Would never recommend.

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OT
5.0Dined on November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Day buffet was excellent ....also the service was first class....Will definitely return....

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2016

Always enjoy Coastal Kitchen's holiday buffets. Food is attractive, well-prepared and a nice variety. My family and I enjoy all the offerings- very delicious and nice balance of flavors. The staff is friendly and efficient. The space is open, airy and relaxing--and very clean. I'm very excited about returning soon! Thank you Del Mar Hilton!

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JD
3.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Generally everything was fine. The only really unusual part is at the beginning of our dinner, the waitress asked us to open a tab for dinner for a party of eight. She said people run out in the bill all the time. So we joked that all eight of us, including four children, were going to run out. So we put a credit card down and continued with our dinner.

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JS
4.0Dined on June 19, 2016

We spent all evening at the bar watching the Warriors game and then continued to eat and drink. I received poor customer service from Melanie. She made it known that "we had been there for a while." Because we weren't part of her section, which was very apparent she failed to come check on us to see how we were doing. Other than that, my family and I had a great time. Ish was very accommodating and provided great service.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 8, 2016

It was a great Mother's Day brunch with good food and service.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Great Mother's Day Brunch! Waitress was exceptional. Not sure of her name, but please find out. We had reservation on Mother's Day at 12:15: Janicik

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2016

REASONABLY PRICED NOT TOO FAR FROM DEL MAR BEACH...We found this by accident and were pleasantly suprised. Nothing to write home about but prices were reasonable as was everything else.

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2015

We ordered the crispy chicken for $23 which was a chicken wing smaller than the palm of my hand, and not even crispy! It was overwhelmed with both super salty vegetables and polenta. Overall the cuisine was highly overpriced for the quality.

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DS
5.0Dined on November 26, 2015

Our Thanksgiving dinner at Coastal Kitchen in the Hilton Del Mar was First Class! Attention to detail was obvious from the moment we entered the restaurant. Derick Frederick, the Food and Beverage Manager, welcomed us to the restaurant and showed us to the table he'd reserved for us. It was a perfect location.

The menu Executive Chef Andrew Knudtson and his staff had prepared for the Thanksgiving holiday provided choices for every palate. Salad choices included: Local Greens with Heirloom Tomato, Candied Walnut, and Shropshire Cheddar and Organic Red Quinoa Salad with Salt Roasted Beet and Wild Rocket Arugula.

An exceptional Hand Carved Roasted Turkey was prepared with Cranberry-Orange Mint Gremolata with accompaniments of Candied Yams with Marshmallows and Pecans, Buttermilk-Roasted Garlic Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, and Savory Trio of Wild Mushroom Stuffing with Bilbao Chorizo.

Additional Entree choices included: Hand Carved Adobo Roasted Pork with Stone Fruit Pecan Chutney; Roasted Free Range Chicken with Chestnut Creme Fraiche; Yucatan Style Baja Red Snapper with Mango, Peppers and Sweet Onions; Grilled Skirt Steak with Chef's Garden Herbs and Jus de Veau; and Woodland Wild Mushroom Roasted Chicken with Brie Cream over Tortellini.

Exquisite decadent desserts provided the perfect finale. Our choices were: Fresh Seasonal Fruit Desserts; Traditional Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie; and Toasted White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Brandied Caramel. These were accompanied with Starbucks Coffee and Tea Service.

Since Thanksgiving Day was also our wedding anniversary, the attentive Coastal Kitchen Staff provided a romantic setting for what became an exquisite meal. A number of staff members stopped by our table to wish us a Happy Anniversary, including Executive Chef Andrew Knudtson. Their thoughtfulness and attention to detail made this Thanksgiving and our wedding anniversary one that we'll not forget.

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SD
4.0Dined on September 3, 2015

Had 7 gals for lunch, service slow to respond initially - which is a major downer for me, but then Michelle came to us, and all improved !
Great food, not crowded, fair wine list. Service stayed consistent throughout our lunch.
No one goes to a hotel restaurant, but try this one- truly yummy!
Try the Brussels sprouts - omg! Even the portobello veggies sandwich was super!

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C
4.0Dined on July 15, 2015

This was a convenient spot to meet my sister who was in town for the races. Now that I've been there, in rather surprised that it is on Open Table as it's more of a hotel / bar / lounge than a restaurant, but the staff did put a reserved sign on one of the tables for us. The food and the service was good.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 5, 2015

We had a party of 14 that included 3 toddlers, to celebrate my husband's birthday. Food was delicious and our server provided information needed to accommodate the 3 toddlers with food allergies. We were comfortably seated indoors and then lounged in the patio area for pictures and to digest our food prior to leaving. My entire family enjoyed their stay as the food and dessert were delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2015

Didn't want to drive home in traffic so I decided to stop for a drink and a quick bite before tackling the traffic. What a great idea. The food was great and the atmosphere conducive for getting work done. Glad I found it!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Everything about our visit to Coastal Kitchen was great with one small exception. They seated us near the kitchen which is no big deal except that their kitchen doors kept making this annoying high-pitched squeak whenever they were opened. If you have sensitive hearing (like me), this can be very distracting and bothersome. It's no reason not to go here, but if you have hearing sensitivity, just ask not to be seated near their kitchen doors.

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L
4.0Dined on December 31, 2014

Food was good. We had appitizers, entres and dessert. Wine was good. Didn't try any cocktails. Service was great. A little pricey but not out of line considering the area. Very convenient if you are staying in the hotel. Loud but not as bad as it sounds in the lobby.

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