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Hotel Casa Del Mar - 20 Reviews - 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA - Romantic Dining Reviews - Phone (310) 581-5533

Hotel Casa Del Mar

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1910 Ocean Way (at Next to the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica and the Beaches)
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
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Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
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Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, CA

Reviews

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Best

i was invited to this restaurant for my birthday and at the beginning it really didn't look like things were working out that night for me, because the restaurant was sold out of ...

Worst

We checked out Catch (a restaurant nearby) at Casa Del Mar during dineLA Restaurant Week 2009 and had the 3 course menu. We were greeted nicely and got a seat with a nice view o...

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/23/2012

Went here for lunch. The food was very small, expensive, and the service was inattentive. The view was awesome but the sun was in my eyes the whole time. more

Is It Worth It? 4/16/2011

Beware of the valet! I went there for dinner this evening and the valet raided my car and stole stuff. Certainly ruined my evening out. If you do go to this restaurant, park your own car. more

Is It Worth It? 4/16/2011

Beware of the valet! I went there for dinner this evening and the valet raided my car and stole stuff. Certainly ruined my evening out. If you do go to this restaurant, park your own car. more

Food was good but.... 10/6/2009

We checked out Catch (a restaurant nearby) at Casa Del Mar during dineLA Restaurant Week 2009 and had the 3 course menu. We were greeted nicely and got a seat with a nice view of the beach. The Chefs were doing their job and turned out a decent appetizer particularly the bacon wrapped figs which had a nice reduction and flavor to it , and really well prepared tender short ribs and crispy chicken over polenta. The desert was also equally pleasing. What wasn't pleasing was the server. He smelled like cigarette smoke, had a brusque, cold demeanor, like one of those waiters that makes you feel bad if you don't order bottled water. He wasn't attentive to say the least. He maybe said 4 sentences to us. He didn't kill the dinner, he certainly didn't add to the experience. To be fair, the waiter at another table seemed cordial. What was however stunning was the bill and the charge for the iced tea I had ordered. Six fifty for Iced Tea! That cost more than the Beers we got. What""s their profit margin on that? It can't cost more than 20cents to make that. It just felt like they were trying to squeeze you and trying to pad the bill. Do they charge all soft drinks, coffees etc, like that? if you have a soft drink and a coffee later are you going to get surprised with a 13 dollar charge for that plus tax and tip? That seems ridiculous especially in this current economy. I actually mentioned it to the manager which I don't normally do. He unapologetically said, that's just what they charge. Nice dinner, unfortunately made unpleasant as a result. Pros: Food well prepared. Cons: Waiter, price of extras more

Food was good but.... 10/6/2009

We checked out Catch (a restaurant nearby) at Casa Del Mar during dineLA Restaurant Week 2009 and had the 3 course menu. We were greeted nicely and got a seat with a nice view of the beach. The Chefs were doing their job and turned out a decent appetizer particularly the bacon wrapped figs which had a nice reduction and flavor to it , and really well prepared tender short ribs and crispy chicken over polenta. The desert was also equally pleasing. What wasn't pleasing was the server. He smelled like cigarette smoke, had a brusque, cold demeanor, like one of those waiters that makes you feel bad if you don't order bottled water. He wasn't attentive to say the least. He maybe said 4 sentences to us. He didn't kill the dinner, he certainly didn't add to the experience. To be fair, the waiter at another table seemed cordial. What was however stunning was the bill and the charge for the iced tea I had ordered. Six fifty for Iced Tea! That cost more than the Beers we got. What"s their profit margin on that? It can't cost more than 20cents to make that. It just felt like they were trying to squeeze you and trying to pad the bill. Do they charge all soft drinks, coffees etc, like that? if you have a soft drink and a coffee later are you going to get surprised with a 13 dollar charge for that plus tax and tip? That seems ridiculous especially in this current economy. I actually mentioned it to the manager which I don't normally do. He unapologetically said, that's just what they charge. Nice dinner, unfortunately made unpleasant as a result. Pros: Food well prepared. Cons: Waiter, price of extras more

Good times 3/5/2009

Really good times more

Good times 3/5/2009

Really good times more

This restaurant should be ashamed of themselves!!! 2/14/2009

My fiance & I ate here for Valentine's Day and both left there sick as hell. After being told by the waiter we were getting a pound and a half of lobster we decided to order that as part of our prix fixe menu items. The 1st time it came out there were only 5 little peices of lobster and it was raw but the waiter told us that's how they make it there. So the next time it came out it was actually cooked so we ate it but it still didn't taste great. $240 later we got home and both began to feel nausious and then both got violently ill, I'm sure it wasn't spoiled but it was rather caused by the horible combination of items on the prix fixe which incuded a beet carpacio, a nasty cauliflower soup followed by the lobster. There are MUCH better options in LA for seafood, next time we'll stick to I Cugini Pros: Great views Cons: to many to list. They should truley be ashamed. more

This restaurant should be ashamed of themselves!!! 2/14/2009

My fiance & I ate here for Valentine's Day and both left there sick as hell. After being told by the waiter we were getting a pound and a half of lobster we decided to order that as part of our prix fixe menu items. The 1st time it came out there were only 5 little peices of lobster and it was raw but the waiter told us that's how they make it there. So the next time it came out it was actually cooked so we ate it but it still didn't taste great. $240 later we got home and both began to feel nausious and then both got violently ill, I'm sure it wasn't spoiled but it was rather caused by the horible combination of items on the prix fixe which incuded a beet carpacio, a nasty cauliflower soup followed by the lobster. There are MUCH better options in LA for seafood, next time we'll stick to I Cugini Pros: Great views Cons: to many to list. They should truley be ashamed. more

Gift shop clerk very rude 2/3/2008

I have been in this gift shop a few times. The clerk is more interested in her phone conversations then helping the guests. She seems very put out when you walk in. more

best service in la 9/5/2007

i was invited to this restaurant for my birthday and at the beginning it really didn't look like things were working out that night for me, because the restaurant was sold out of several fish dishes.... But, our waiter made our evening by providing us with the most attentive service i have ever had. we were more than compensated for the sold out menu. you should try the watermelon salad, it's a very interesting mix between the cheese, the hearts of palm and the melons...their desserts are fabulous too, probably the best in town. try the meyer lemon tart, it's better than at boule! look out for the tall skinny waiter with black-greyish hair, he is a professional that i have not seen in any high end restaurant in la yet! Pros: great view more

best service in la 9/5/2007

i was invited to this restaurant for my birthday and at the beginning it really didn't look like things were working out that night for me, because the restaurant was sold out of several fish dishes.... But, our waiter made our evening by providing us with the most attentive service i have ever had. we were more than compensated for the sold out menu. you should try the watermelon salad, it's a very interesting mix between the cheese, the hearts of palm and the melons...their desserts are fabulous too, probably the best in town. try the meyer lemon tart, it's better than at boule! look out for the tall skinny waiter with black-greyish hair, he is a professional that i have not seen in any high end restaurant in la yet! Pros: great view more

underwhelming 9/5/2007

I went to Catch for my first anniversary dinner. It had gotten a great review in the LA Times so I figured it would be wonderful. Well, from the get go it was completely dissapointing. I had asked for a window table and was told no when we arrived and there was clearly one available. Our waiter was BEYOND SLOW, it took 20 minutes to get a drink, alebit a very good drink but I was thirsty! My wild striped bass was average, fresh but not very flavorful however the branzino was very good. Overall, the ambiance was nice however the lack of attentive service was a total downer...given the prices one would hope they would care about their customers a little more, a little too cool for school was the attitude I took away. Pros: ambience Cons: service more

underwhelming 9/5/2007

I went to Catch for my first anniversary dinner. It had gotten a great review in the LA Times so I figured it would be wonderful. Well, from the get go it was completely dissapointing. I had asked for a window table and was told no when we arrived and there was clearly one available. Our waiter was BEYOND SLOW, it took 20 minutes to get a drink, alebit a very good drink but I was thirsty! My wild striped bass was average, fresh but not very flavorful however the branzino was very good. Overall, the ambiance was nice however the lack of attentive service was a total downer...given the prices one would hope they would care about their customers a little more, a little too cool for school was the attitude I took away. Pros: ambience Cons: service more

GORGEOUS! 4/30/2007

I have clients come into town from out of the country and they love it here! I could hang out with them in their rooms all day long and feel like I'm in heaven! Pros: Beautiful Cons: nothing more

What a disappointment 10/6/2006

Regardless of how good or bad you thought the service was.....they take a 20% graduity. I left about a 15% tip on my credit card, then all the sudden I was checking my checking account statement and see they charged me more then what I signed for......I don't know, that is just WRONG to me......almost sounds illegal too!!! Sure the food is good......but I really wouldn't go eat there again. more

Love this place 9/21/2006

One late night, some years back, I proposed to my wife in this hotel. Every so often I stop-by and reminisce. Great place, great service, great location, great view. more

Do NOT go to their ""High Tide"" (high tea) Service!!!! 8/15/2006

We went to the Casa Del Mar after reading a write up on their high tea service. When we arrived we were told that you have to have at least 24 hr advance reservations, but it doesn't mention this any where on their website, so we wasted a drive to santa monica. I later called to make reservations for the following week & was told that they needed a credit card to secure a reservation & it must be faxed. I do not have a fax & requested an e-mail form instead which took 2 days to be sent to me. Pros: usually great place to have drinks & appetizers & watch sunset Cons: horrible high tea, nonchalant attitude more

Great Food with a Beach Sunset 1/4/2006

We really enjoyed the View and most of all the Food. Most of the time we are disappointed with Hotel Food but this is the exception. Casa Del Mar's restaurant OCEANFRONT is truly a golden find, enjoy! The Manager is Allan from the GRILL ON THE ALLEY so expect great service. more

Very Chic! 9/5/2002

Very cool and romantic place...have spent two weekends there this summer and this place is great! Pros: Great rooms, Great bar, Location Cons: Bar can be crowded more
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  • Overlooking the sandy beaches of Santa Monica, Catch at Hotel Casa del Mar is a seaside restaurant with inspired cuisine.
    Using the freshest of ingredients and an abundance of ingenuity, Executive Chef Michael Reardon has created an amazing menu of Land and Sea offerings. Michael's signature sushi and crudo dishes are a divine exploration into raw cuisine, and the farmers' market salads and vegetables are a delight to the palate.
    You'll come for the fresh food, but you'll end up staying for the sublime atmosphere. Thoughtfully designed to capture the energy of Southern California living, Catch has a lively, open feeling. Floor to ceiling windows surround the restaurant, flooding it with light and providing views of endless beaches and dazzling sunsets.

    Our Executive Chef, Michael Reardon, is always reinventing the fresh ingredients that coastal living has in abundance. He has created an amazing menu of Land and Sea.

    Catch is an oceanfront restaurant at the Casa del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica. A contemporary beachy look permeates: white leather woven chairs, dark woods, sky blue and silvery accents. Gorgeous beach in picture-perfect Santa Monica. The mostly seafood menu has a Mediterranean influence---kampachi or fluke crudo appetizers, roasted monkfish with barolo risotto or branzino for entrees. Desserts, sake, sophisticated wine list all on board.

Editorial

  • The Scene
    Tucked on the western front of this stunning beachfront property, the restaurant embraces all things ocean. The hotel's Italian Renaissance architecture preserves an air of...

  • 6/2/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Daily 24 Hours
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Diner's Club, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    West LA, Ocean Park
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