Del Mar

4.6
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$30 and under
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Californian
Del Mar is a full-service restaurant, offering the best of California-inspired dishes and cocktails. The restaurant pays homage to a SoCal Kitchen with “good food, good vibes and good times to remember.” The talented culinary team is fanatical about freshness and uses only the best fare from the farm, garden and sea. The restaurant also has a heavy focus on vegetarian and gluten free options. Del Mar offers Brunch, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RS
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was quaint, flavors were nice, but execution of fish temperature slightly missed the mark. Coconut sorbet was great.

MS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Small portions/cocktails compared to most restaurants. Cool vibe.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great restaurant! Cool atmosphere, very knowledgeable and professional waiter (Griffin), and solid seafood selection.

EH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vibe with even better food and drinks! Our waitress was on it! Would definitely go back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great bartenders and atmosphere! I always make sure to stop in when visiting.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved all of the gluten free options! The signature drinks were equally outstanding.

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Del Mar! The drinks were perfect, the food was fantastic, and our server Ashley was a delight! This place is becoming a new favorite.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Fish was overcooked. For a $35 piece of fish I was underwhelmed. Won’t go back.

JW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great, just felt the portions were a little small for the price

FA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was average at best. Enjoyed the atmosphere....the Southern California healthy theme fell way short of expectations.

LS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love this spot! The vibe is awesome overall, except when they play house music. Not that I have a problem with house music; just feels odd for a chill restaurant lol.

LG
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I found the menu to be average at best. While the restaurant is eye appealing it still lacks some ambience

AS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent. Nice happy hour prices.

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic. The breakfast hash and french toast was AMAZING. Great service (as expected :))

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere.

KW
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent and each of us really enjoyed our entrees very much. Our server Ashley did a wonderful job. We will return soon.

RC
Columbus
45 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

All the food was good. The portions are small, so if you're hungry you'd better order an appetizer. I gave the lower service rating because it took 20 minutes to get a drink (it was good when it arrived) and the restaurant was mostly empty (5:15pm Saturday night before a show.) However, I flagged down one of the servers walking by (Cassady) who took ownership as our server and got our drinks and executed the rest of the dinner flawlessly.

A
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere! Great food and our server Griffin was awesome!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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K
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and food/drinks were great. I enjoyed the overall experience.

SS
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service & food as always. It is a little more expensive than other restaurants in the Short North, but definitely a good choice for seafood in a great atmosphere.

K
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was our waiter and an excellent one at that. He had great suggestions and accommodated our every desire. The food was excellent and desserts out of this world!

SH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Del Mar. The food and service were excellent. 10/10 recommend.

OB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing better than the outstanding entrees and speciality cocktails was the terrific service!

OT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good space and service. Portions are kind of small but good flavor.

z
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hopefully you don't get sat at the high tops next to the bar or right by the front door! People practically breathing on your food. Server was great though but they suffer pushing through people to get you your dishes

CF
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined 4 times and always impressed. Finish @ Lincoln Social on the rooftop!!

C
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and exceptional brunch food.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good experience. Little loud, but great service and food.

J
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great!

T
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Del Mar and had a wonderful experience. Taylor was an incredible server; super knowledgeable about the menu and had great recommendations. Swordfish and Olive Oil Cake were our favorites. We will definitely be back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The only negative was the rather large group behind us was quite loud.

KP
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Refreshing change from the others!

CB
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was slow and very clustered. The wine cork was also lost in the bottle and we drank the wine with a cork in it. Also, was stuck in the corner and didn't have anything to look but a wall. I think that should be reserved for large parties/groups. After sometime that server got into his flow and we ended up having an okay time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very disappointing visit - they didn’t have enough servers and the food was ordinary. Took my daughter and her roommate to dinner for a treat and we were all disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Wonderful atmosphere. The food and drinks are superb.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samantha was an amazing server, Andrew brought the food out fast, and John makes the best pasta in the whole world

OT
Cancun
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! The space is cool, the food was great and our server was on it. Will definitely be back

KS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good food but small portions and expensive!

VS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The build out on this was absolutely incredible. I build restaurants all over the country and every last detail was given a lot of thought.
My girlfriend is a lighting rep and went on and on about the lighting package.
We had the lobster and poached eggs and both commented on how perfect the eggs came out. The server explained it is a very popular dish so they have a lot of practice.
We will definitely be back for dinner the next time we are in town.