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CDM Restaurant, Corona Del Mar, CA

CDM Restaurant

4.8
4.8
991 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 76 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 991 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Orange County

    American

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  1. d

    dccooks

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Our food was quite mixed. The cipollini was fantastic as was the duck pate and carrots. The spicy tuna app was bland, the duck pasta was full and the slow cooked lamb was mediocre.
  2. MC

    MandyC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this quant little hot spot! The bar is beautiful and it makes for a great date spot!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening. Food and service were good. We ordered Parker House Rolls which were unavailable. Since I saw a few orders come to surrounding tables, it was somewhat disappointing. Otherwise food, service and ambiance were very good.
  4. BS

    BeckyS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to CDM Restaurant for an early Sunday dinner. My understanding is that the ambience and crowd are somewhat different on a Friday and Saturday night. We both really enjoyed our entrees. We tried the grilled carrots as an appetizer and would not recommend them - unless they begin to include some sort of sauce (additional sauce) to add to the taste.
  5. SC

    SyndiC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing first experience at CDM!! Treated my friend there for her birthday party and we were treated like royalty!! Food, presentation, ambience and of course the amazing service, perfection!
  6. DE

    DELPHINECHANNELS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb was beyond delicious. I love this place!
  7. RG

    ReneeG

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional in every way! Food preparation was different and met our expectations. Our server was knowledgeable, considerate and was able to make recommendations per our likes. The atmosphere is a casual swanky- just perfect!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 10th anniversary. The food was tasty and the ambience had a good vibe. My husband and I loved the duck pâté, steak tartare and spinach gnocchi was ok, the halibut and lamb was delicious and cooked perfectly. We went to their speakeasy bar after for a nightcap and dessert. Overall the night at CDM restaurant was wonderful. We’ll definitely check it out again.
  9. PA

    PAMELAT

    Orange County

    230 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    230 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a special occasion when I go to CDM! It’s one of my favorite eateries and they just keep expanding into new areas and getting rave reviews, but this is my favorite! The staff has a rhythm; they all work like a machine together and it comes out to a spectacular meal and experience for the Client! Wine Wednesdays is a fabulous way to experience wines that are usually a higher price range than I pay but it was an extraordinary tasting and the menu continues to expand into greater realms and the term doggy bag needs to be returned people bag! Thank you for a glorious night you guys❣️
  10. JJ

    JamesJ11

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing meal!! Hamachi is my favorite!!
  12. s

    samiv

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and service pretty good as well. Enjoyed our evening!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always exceptional. Speakeasy cocktails after dinner were delicious. One of our favorites!!
  14. w

    wendyb

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was exceptional! Always a great time at all the A’s restaurants!
  15. F

    Foodies

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    All good. Car which is your favourite we get at several different restaurants. Too much vinegar. When one has high-quality beef one wants to come for a minute with a red wine. When did not have red wine with a salad w vinegrette dressing. We couldn't drink wine with the Qatar anymore than we would have a salad with red wine. Than that everything was great/ yummy1
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with a great atmosphere. Our server was awesome and made some great recommendations. Drinks were good and we liked the fair prices on them. The filet mignon was incredible with the gnocchi! The chicken picatta has great flavor but the chicken was a little tough in spots, that’s chicken breast for ya. Can’t wait to go back and try that burger and pizza.
  17. GA

    GabrielleA

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luis was wonderful! Best restaurant in CDM! Amazing craft cocktails and wine list, and the food I delicious.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is incredible. Service is always great as well!
  19. FE

    FadyE

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best in Corona del mar. Drinks are great. Loved the service and food
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and atmosphere. Loved the chicken picatta and the octopus
  21. TG

    TallGirl

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is a beautiful restaurant. Classic, elegant and great food. You can’t go wrong here and I almost forgot the drinks. The “vibe check” is to die for. Highly recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice experience overall.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CDM is now at the top of our list of top restaurants experiences. From valet arriving to valet leaving and ever interaction in between was first class. We showed up about 45 minutes early to our outdoor dining reservation for 2. The hostess was so great..i was thinking we would check in and wait a bit but she offered us 2 perfect seats at the bar. Wow..totally didn’t have too do that. We had a drink..bartender was great and when our time was up the hostess came to us and gave us the option. We ended up staying at the bar for dinner and it was great. The food was amazing. Service amazing. Excellent choice for a date night.
  24. SL

    SaraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ended up in the speakeasy, which was very intimate and a wonderful experience. The food was delicious, drinks were unique, and the photo booth was free and very cute! The energies were very high from all workers, I just wished that the music was a little lower so that it was easier to have conversations with my party. Overall, an amazing experience and I plan to go again!
  25. J

    Jean

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kate is the best waitress and great customer service
  26. BL

    BobL

    Orange County

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CDW is a local jewel. Warm, happy people great you when you arrive. The ambiance is lovely. When your greet seats you, the attentive service starts with water and your request for beverages or cocktails. Our server Sebastian was experienced and professional. Maggie had the chopped sales with chicken (one of her favorites). I had the filet -- how can you go wrong? We thoroughly enjoyed out date night at CDM!
  27. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Food took long time to be served and then arrived cold. Replacement served immediately. Waitress so busy chatting to other customers that rather than wait we asked for bill at front desk. Being eating there since it opened, very disappointing to see the deterioration.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son and I got together for dinner. We ate down in the speakeasy, which had a great vibe. Jonas was awesome, and he customized a cocktail off his menu for me. It was delicious! We started with the hamachi crudo, and really enjoyed the flavors. The avocado ice was a great touch for texture. I was looking forward to ordering the Alaskan Halibut, but the menu sent via Open Table did not have it listed. I was really happy that it was wrong! The halibut was delicious! My son enjoyed the ribeye with mushrooms. All in all, we had a fabulous time and can’t wait to come back! I’ve already told several of my foodie friends, and they can’t wait to try CDM!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exquisitely prepared on all courses
  31. LC

    LoraC

    Phoenix

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again we had a delicious dinner at CdM. We’ve had Sergio as our waiter twice and we’re very pleased with his presentation and pacing of our dinner. The Spicy Tuna appetizer is fabulous and our guests loved the chopped salad. Two of our party shared the Chicken Pot Pie calzone, another had a steak and I had the Cacio e Pepe - we were all thrilled with our choices. Well done!!
  32. JR

    JamessR

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with my Beautiful Wife Cheers, James
  33. f

    foodie

    Orange County

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service was good. Loved the Cacao pasta. Chicken Piccata was excellent. We originally ordered the tomato & burrata appetizer but had to send it back when we discovered it came with a tiny piece of cheese for 5 tomatoes. They wanted to charge us more $ to add enough burrata cheese to last for all the tomatoes!! At $17 already, we said no thank you and sent it back! We were also asked to leave at the 2 hour mark so they could sit another couple.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  35. MB

    MikeB

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My wife and I stopped in after playing a round of golf. Enjoyed the dinner.
  36. KC

    KristenC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent but took extremely long. The low top bar tables should not be used for food service for four people. The table was too small and chairs were too short; the tables are meant for cocktails. Overall we love CDM for it’s food and vibe.
  37. H

    Howarddrfish

    Las Vegas

    221 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    221 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Small plates the way to go Sit outside Overall good
  38. EC

    EricC

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Outdoor seating with new canopy cover was dark and felt stuffy. Prior canopy allowed for more airflow and allowed for more al fresco dining.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  40. SP

    SaharPugh

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Took us an hour to get our first drink and appetizer. My halibut was dry and overcooked. The service was mediocre at best. Truly overpriced for what we got with pretty crap service

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 991 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 76 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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