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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.
Del Mar, CA 92014
Contemporary American, Californian, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:00am - 11:00am
Via Del La Valle
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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, cr
Valet Parking or Self Parking Available -
2 hour complimentary self parking with restaurant validation
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.
Private Party Contact:
Derick Frederick: (858) 764-6057
Banquet, 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
coastalKITCHEN Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The food was fantastic; particularly considering that it was a Thanksgiving buffet. I'm not sure the restaurant area is large enough for such an event though. We were sat at a very small table up against a column with tablecloth that fell past the floor creating a precarious position. It seemed like staff tried to fit as many people as possible in the area. Nevertheless, the meal was well worth the price and I will likely return on a non-holiday.
We were looking for a last minute outdoor dining option and opted for CK because most of the other spots in the area were booked. The outdoor area is more conducive to relaxing with a drink as the tables were a bit low, having to bend down to eat. It was still a pleasant spot. All of our food choices were elevated and tasted quite good. The seared ahi had only four pieces with a handful of salad. The burger entree's french fries were mediocre. The salad entree with roasted chicken was a large serving. The service was very good. Disappointed with the mint julep cocktail. For $12, it was served in a 6 oz. glass, was bitter with not enough mint and sweetness. Should have sent it back, but didn't.
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