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CDM Restaurant, Corona Del Mar, CA

CDM Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1102 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.
Phone Reservations Only. We look forward to your call!

Our bar stays open after dinner service so stop in for a night cap.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Speakeasy

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 287-6600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Elvis Morales

  • Private party facilities

    CdM Restaurant has a Speakeasy downstairs cleverly worded as "UnderCDM". Perfect for birthdays, business events or just celebrating coming together.For more information please reach out to our Private Party Manager, Madison Harris.madison@arestaurantnb.comWe look forward to hosting your next private event!

  • Neighborhood

    Corona del Mar

  • Cross street

    PCH and McArthur

  • Parking details

    Valet lot located behind restaurant

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Wednesdays - 1/2 Off Wine at CDM

    Multiple dates available
    Join us at CDM on Wednesdays for 1/2 off wine by the bottle and by the glasses all night long!

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What 1,102 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Orange County

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  1. BC

    BruceC

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live right down the street but just got around to trying CDM Restaurant. Should have gone there sooner! The atmosphere is current, feels trendy but not ostentatious. Very welcoming. Service was impressive, food was beyond. The butternut squash ravioli was a dessert pretending to be a main course - just delicious. Two at the table had the Chicken Pot Pie Calzone and raved, same for the person who had the ribeye steak. For starters, we all had the Caesar salad. It was refreshing and different - best Caesar I’ve had in a while. CDM Restaurant is busy and there’s a reason. Will be back often!
  2. JL

    JoviL

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Had dinner here with my family seated at a table outside where they call this their patio. Trust me when I say, you in no way receive the same experience outside as I'm certain you do inside. Inside you sit cozy, romanticized by the beautiful bar, dim lit lighting, jewel toned velvet seating and all around feng shui. Outside, you are seated at a bare boned (metal) table - that rests on top of concrete covered in black weathered carpet - What's more, you will find a couple of worn yellow tape slivers at the large step to ensure you don't fall and break a leg or worse! We were told the heat lamp would give us all we needed to be comfortable seeing that our reservation was in the evening. Although the heat lamp did help, our server didn't make the experience any better. As we finished dinner and made our way to dessert, the waiter assumed my cousin was finished with her wine and took it without asking as he was most interested - smiling ear to ear, in the table beside us where 3 young women were dining together and couldn't get his attention to tend to our concern for the hijacked wine glass. When the busser came over, we kindly asked if our waiter could return the glass he took and upon his return, looks at us non-chalantly and says "I'll get you a sipper" returning once again to his favored "lady" table beside us. All in all - I have only one assumption as to why people come here, it's for the inside and the inside only - I think! P.S. Vodka martini "UP" two olives - thumbs down. Not chilled and no ice layer on top - just fridge cold.
  3. A

    Alyse

    Orange County

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun place and beautiful vibe. Salad and dessert 10 but pasta was only okay
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grayson was AWESOME!!
  5. RS

    RobertS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful evening, enjoyed every minute of it!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good!! Our server Ryan was awesome! Also Paige and Luis are the best bartenders! Amazing cocktails and food!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all the way around!
  8. JR

    JenniferR

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful service, creative winter cocktails. Highly recommend!
  9. SL

    SeanL

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grayson was outstanding. Meal exceeded expectations!
  10. LC

    LisaCW3

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Our waitress Kate seemed a little off. Service not per usual. Food is always wonderful- drinks amazing from the bar. Ambiance is always 100% at CdM
  11. RW

    RachelleW

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our family for his Photography services
  12. B

    Berad50

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    In town for the weekend just picked place off yelp good reviews. This place did not disappoint. Food was excellent with plenty of choices without being overwhelming. Service was great never an empty water glass and staff were friendly and efficient without interrupting conversations. One dig may be that there is not really a good bar set up to wait for your table if you get there early. Good news is that there are at least 2 nice bar/restaurant spots near by where you can have a pre dinner libation if you get there early. I will say that when we walked in right on time our table was ready and they sat us right away. Overall great place!!
  13. IV

    InaV

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service.
  14. SM

    SusanM

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    Each reservation is for 90 minutes and you will be told to leave that another diner is there for their reservation. It’s a bad system and makes you leave feeling annoyed - I won’t be back and neither will my guest.
  15. KG

    KeithG

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place to dine when I’m in town. Food and service were fantastic.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    575 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    575 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and nice bustling atmosphere. A fun place to dine.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Tasty food! beautiful Restaurant with a good vibes👌
  18. TS

    TanyaS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CDM was a truly wonderful experience. The atmosphere was warm and modern with an upscale bar setting. Food was delicious and Paige was our server and was incredible…so knowledgeable, personable and attentive! We will definitely be back.
  19. K

    Kelsey

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our time at CDM! The menu was enough of a variety without being overwhelming. Our server Kate was exceptionally kind and helpful. We will definitely return!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best experience here. Highly recommend.
  21. JR

    JilaR

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Great food. One disappoinment was that we were asked to leave the table by 7pm since they have a reservation. We ordered a starter, 3 drinks, 2 entrees and dessert. My friend still had 3/4 of her prosecco. They were trying to rush us so much that I didn't get to enjoy my dinner. I thought we had 2 hours at least. They should have not booked another party at 7pm. The table next to me had ordered only 2 drinks and a salad and no one asked them to rush and move. I enjoyed coming here but no more.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Christmas Eve Dinner @ CDM Restaurant. It wasn’t the experience we’d hoped for. After dining with CDM countless times, last night, everything was off. I asked to sit inside but was told they were taken. We ate at a small round table (works for 3 people, to small for four) on the patio. Service was slow, food (which is usually outstanding) was a disappointment. The restaurant was slower than we’d ever seen it and the booths that were “reserved” sat vacant. The most important part was family time. We’ve enjoyed CDM in the past, but felt it was time to move on.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food !
  24. CO

    CocoO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could eat here every week I would, it's just so hard to get a reservation! Took the family here for an early Christmas celebration, and everyone was satisfied. From the drinks to the bar layout, everything was satisfactory.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely family dinner with our adult children. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious !
  26. E

    Elizabeth

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again perfection in every way. Thank you for the professional team work. Elizabeth Z.
  27. DF

    DuckFamily

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The entire experience was wonderful: food, service and atmosphere. I'll be back!
  28. PE

    PattyER

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    28 the wedding anniversary. Great food and service. Highly recommend.
  30. j

    john

    Orange County

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dinner with friends, Danielle was fabulous, food was on time and hot . CDM one of my favorite places to dine.
  31. R

    Richard

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Meal was great, but hostess reminded us way too many times before we even sat down that we had another party that needed out table and we needed to expedite our dinner. Turned us both off and makes me reluctant to ever bring a client to CDM again. There we're tables open when we left so the persistent nudging seemed imprudent.
  32. GB

    GretchenB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    They charge $2 for a specialty “ice cube” for your drink without telling you. In my opinion this ridiculous. Charge me $2 extra dollars for the premium tequila I order. Don’t charge me for the ice cube and then tell me it is because they had to “outsource” it. Only in Newport. It’s embarrassing.
  33. BM

    BobMiller

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the Filet and the Salmon were fantastic. Service was outstanding
  34. DC

    DeniseC

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The skirt steak was cooked to perfection.
  35. DC

    DCOH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Atmosphere and vibe was great. Food was fine. But will definitely go back to have drinks and enjoy the atmosphere.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by staff, food was delicious - ordered the “dirty” pasta and it was flavorful. Always great sophisticated ambiance here for friend’s get together, a date, special occasion, etc.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place in town!
  38. T

    Thad4a

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dated place! Food is always consistent. Service on Point!
  39. T

    Tammy

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I took my friend out for her birthday to this restaurant. The hostess asked me if we were celebrating anything special and I said yes, it was my friend's birthday. We noticed that she sat us right by the said/walkway and i asked to be reseated due to being too close to the kitchen. She said another table was reserved and the party asked for that specific table. I was surprised, I said I didn't know that you can actually reserve a specific table. She said it was a "preference" but they try to accommodate when people ask for a specific table, however, it is not guaranteed (sounded like total BS). Anyway, about 2 hours into the meal (where they took their sweet time to clean up the table - which is fine), the waiter dropped the check at our table. After I paid, the immediately asked us to leave because apparently there was another reservation and another party was waiting for our table. We were in the middle of our conversation and have not yet booked our uber yet. No birthday wishes from anyone at the restaurant. No complimentary cake. No celebration. It was a polite "thank you for your visit, but now please get out so we could seat another party" kinda experience. Yack. Never again.
  40. C

    Coni

    Orange County

    167 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor setting with heat lamps for warmth

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

CDM Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 287-6600.

CDM Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1102 OpenTable diners.

CDM Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for CDM Restaurant

2325 E Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

Additional information

  • Cross street

    PCH and McArthur

  • Neighborhood

    Corona del Mar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Speakeasy

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet lot located behind restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Elvis Morales

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (949) 287-6600

  • Private party facilities

    CdM Restaurant has a Speakeasy downstairs cleverly worded as "UnderCDM". Perfect for birthdays, business events or just celebrating coming together.For more information please reach out to our Private Party Manager, Madison Harris.madison@arestaurantnb.comWe look forward to hosting your next private event!

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