Del Mar

4.7
815 Reviews
$30 and under
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 11am-3pm.

Support Del Mar during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 815 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good overall. The only issue was the steak was EXTREMELY salty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always !
John our server was fabulous .

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vipSeemaS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful time!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Del Mar is one of the staples of the Short North in Columbus.

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JacobN
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Del Mar had wonderful food, great service, and stellar ambiance. Cameron Mitchell does it again! I love his sea food offerings! The halibut and sword fish were cooked to perfection and my mouth is watering just thinking about the experience! We'll be heading back again soon!

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SigneD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaron our bartender was spectacular and delicious food as always. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice stop good drinks

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vipDdyworbx88
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must if you are downtown for one night. Our meal was memorably fantastic. The lovely Griffin made our night special, he is wonderfully attentive and provides solutions effortlessly. I have a particular diet and he accommodated me to a T. Being from southern California myself I can attest the feel and vibe of the space is spot on. The menu could be stepped up a bit re sourcing (non GMO/organic) but otherwise it’s a great find. Keep up the good work Del Mar peeps! 😍

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JessieT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at brunch was incredible, all 4 of us loved our meals. We had excellent service and the Rosè all day was SO good! Will definitely be back.

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AllisonB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great (first fancy restaurant since COVID) and the restaurant took extra precautions to ensure we felt safe while dining.

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vipMacglicious
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent brunch! Great service , music and ambiance.

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SimpOhio
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good stuff. Cameron Mitchell’s do not disappoint

Go bucks

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MariaR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance! the Halibut is a must!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience !

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MaddieP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the tacos. Really good server. Brought our food and drinks very quickly and accommodated special requests. Great service walked right in and were seated.

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vipHaileyK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing! Service was even better!

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Brooke
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had to wait almost 30 mins after our reservation time to be seated, the restaurant was dealing with rain outside which I imagine took up spaces they thought they could book for inside. They weren’t really asking people to distance in the area by the host desk which was concerning and everything felt pretty disorganized. We were seated by the window which had rain coming in so overall the atmosphere was not what I had signed up for in choosing the restaurant for a Friday night dinner out. The food was pretty good, but service was lacking as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Highly recommend the desserts!

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DennisW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The food was decent but not outstanding (for the price.)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, ambiance and service!! Very sweet waitress.

BJ
vipBrentJ
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, it might be one the top 5 restaurants in the Short North. Service is always great. The chef, Geoff Baumberger, is always going above and beyond expectations. NEVER GET RID OF THE LOBSTER ROLL!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leigh was a fantastic hostess and made sure to seat us at the table we requested. She was very friendly and helpful. Our waitress was also very friendly and got us everything we needed. The tacos were fantastic and we all loved the 1/2 off bottles of wine at happy hour. Can’t wait to come back for our next experience!

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GLP1
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neat decor and surroundings. Enjoyed the food and service was very good

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Steph
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as always! Servers are very attentive and friendly. Cailly ensured we had the best experience possible and I’ll definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service each time. Potatoes bread is a must have. We’ve tried several dishes thus far and continue to be impressed. Don’t miss the lobster roll (only served on Wednesday’s), or the burger.

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ChristopherC
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere with great food and service.

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vipMollyL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Love the food & service is awesome!

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JimB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great use of street for outdoor dining

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely; recommend their drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My serve was amazing I think name was pastel? Food was awesome so different and good!

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Abbey
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

We waited for a long time even with a reservation - and then got put at a table in the street. Overall pretty upset about the experience and food but we would prob try it again if we got to sit inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent from the server recommendations to her attentiveness. I was there pre-Covid and food was better. Halibut was really overcooked.

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LindseyP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Columbus! The food and service were top notch, we can't wait to go back!

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KarenD
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour specials were excellent, nice way to start the evening! We had wonderful service — did not feel rushed. I requested to be seated near the open air area, which was perfect! Our meals were delicious. Would definitely return. Covid regulations in place and adhered to.

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vipATXfoodLover
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Del Mar for a Saturday lunch. COVID enhancements to the restaurant were well done - plastic between booths, tables spread out and outside seating. Meals were quickly and correctly delivered. Very good quality and selection. Had an outstanding bloody mary!

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vipLydiaF
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was not as good as our first visit in August!
First visit was a Thursday. Second visit was on Friday!
They seemed "slammed," so service was slow both kitchen and at tables!BFoid was not hot.
On positive side: staff is always pleasant.

Because visitors generally incur an extra $10. for Short North garage parking, that has to be figured into equation for many. So may be awhile before next visit, but it is not off the list.

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ShirleyS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious and great vibe. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Oysters I’ve had around here! The drinks were awesome too. And my husband said the chicken was the best he’s ever had!

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vipSpecialk
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In town to visit, took another couple to dinner here. Nice entree selection that leans towards seafood. Place was busy, as you would expect for Saturday night. Service was good. Would definitely go back.

FAQs

Del Mar is rated 4.7 stars by 815 OpenTable diners.

Del Mar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cameronmitchellgiftcards.com/.

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.