mar'sel at Terranea Resort
green grape tabouli, pinenuts, freekeh, red frills mustard
lobster hollandaise, caviar
toasted rye, black truffle
We were here during the initial big city shutdowns due to the 'Rona virus. We were only 1 of 2 parties in the restaurant that night, but regardless of the stress and uncertainty that the staff must have been facing, the service was so amazing. They were professional, but warm and personable at the same time.
Everything we ordered was excellent. My favorite being the dry aged new york strip. We ordered the fish of the day (salmon) for our 3 year old who I don't think came up for air until she was all done.
Nothing but high marks and praise for the service and kitchen staff at Mar'sel.
The soup was probably the best soup we’ve ever had! While my boyfriend had a lobster pasta that wasn’t the best, I had the short rib pasta that was absolutely amazing! We had a. I’ve bottle of wine but before that we had the apple smoked old fashioned which were delicious! The atmosphere is fantastic and beautiful views all around. We would have gone back every night except we were at the resort the week the Corona virus shutdown began and the restaurant closed. I definitely recommend!!
Amazing location and staff is very good but the food 🤢 Uni salad is horrible and pasta with too much butter.
I took my daughter to Mar’sel to celebrate her 30th birthday. I did let them know on Open Table. The Hostesses greeted us and wished my daughter a happy birthday. We were seated outside and enjoyed the beautiful view of the Pacific. Our waiter, Chris, was super attentive. The food was superb! I loved the extra special touch of the plate with Happy Birthday spelled out in chocolate, along with a candle and two pistachio truffles that were brought out by Chris. So sweet♥️. I highly recommend Mar’sel if you want to celebrate a special occasion.
The ambiance and service was wonderful. Picture perfect day on the patio. They gave us a special treat for our anniversary.
Jefferey was awesome
Food was undercooked, too expensive and staff was very snooty and inattentive
Scallops were hard, didn't taste fresh. Salmon over cooked and salty. Not very happy with the attention from the waiter. Sad, I was really looking forward to this dinner.
Absolutely amazing. Service was 5 star with staff being very polite and attentive. Food was delicious. Joey was an amazing server. Very knowledgable and ingratiating. Highly recommend
Alex was brilliant at sorting out our many food allergies. What a great night!!!
Impeccable service by Jeffrey. Beautiful venue and with very few people dining, very quiet and scenic.
Food was very good- worth it for a special occasion.
The food’s always amazing and so consistent. The service we received from Jeffrey was amazing as well!
Some of the best views one could have while eating some of the best food ever made, served by the most attentive and polite staff. The aged steaks are great to split along with one of the wonderful appetizers and a salad. I plan to go back to this hidden gem.
The view, the food and the servce were amazing.
Incredibly relaxing. Close to L.A. but it feels a world away.
Food was so amazing, one of the best Sunday brunch menu I’ve seen. Such a gorgeous view of the cliffs and ocean. Super relaxing and lux.
We had a wonderful 28th wedding anniversary brunch.
The service was good.
The even free dessert was pretty good!
I want to come back again.
Fabulous. We really enjoy when we come here. The food is exceptional.
I travel a great deal so I’m exposed to various restaurants/ experience globally. I have two children in the business - one a private chef in Newport Beach and another in Southport CT that works for famous Chefs mostly in production of menus and shows
My wife and I came to the hotel for Valentine’s weekend. We purposely avoided the Feb 14 dinner rush and made a reservation for February 15. This is my fourth time to the restaurant since it’s been open. I hosted my own Birthday party several years ago for 12 people so I have been a good patron when I have booked.
This time the dining experience was both underwhelming and expensive
We arrived about 15 mins late for our reservation the entire staff initially and throughout the dinner was attentive, helpful and very thoughtful. Alex waited on us, a knowledgeable young man who explained the nuances of some of the entrees, was attentive but not intrusive throughout our dinner
We ordered an expensive bottle of wine , one appetizer that we split and two entrees. Total Bill was 500.00 about 420.00 before tip - with two grown children in the business supporting families we are very respectful of young hard working people that work in the industry
I guess the main criticism was we were very underwhelmed with the entrees. My wife ordered Lamb and I ordered chicken. Both the lamb and the chicken were cooked but drenched in a simple sauce (truffles) with a strong after taste. The presentation was ok but I have had better entrees in restaurants that were a third of the price. The appetizer was very good, flavorful but not memorable and expensive for what was received. We did not order desert - we were disappointed with the meal and just wanted to leave
Alex was sweet and brought us a small sampling of truffles. We are don’t complain, especially to wait staff trying so hard. I was stunned at the bill even backing out the cost of the wine. As mentioned I left a healthy tip - underwhelming/expensive!
A disappointing experience. Food was unremarkable and over priced.
Two of us ordered the lobster entree. The lobster was not cooked through and it did not work with burrata and Uni. Very strange combination with butternut squash. First course was a Cesar salad with smoked trout. The trout was mixed with dried fish flakes that were too salty. My son-in law had hanger steak which he said was delicious. My daughter had the vegan tasting menu which she liked except for the cucumber slice filled with strawberry jam- again weird combo. My other daughter liked her dinner very much: green salad, scallops on polenta (polenta was room temperature though), and barbecue shrimp. Wine list was good. Low rating is because my particular dinner was dreadful and for what the evening cost, everything that they serve should be good.
My son’s birthday. I like how they took their time. No rush. Food was delicious.
Great service, meal was good but the portions were just to big and some of the side dishes neede rethinking
Servers were very accommodating.
My husband and I came to celebrate our anniversary and had an excellent experience overall. Our server was Jeffrey and he made great recommendations from food to wine and everything was really tasty. We had the blue cheese and ham board, OMG it was so delicious. Overall we left very happy. Will be coming back for our next special occasion.
My wife and I celebrated our journey at this place. I highly recommend Jeffrey as he was a terrific server. If you sit at the right place outside, the view of the Pacific Ocean is gorgeous.
Our waiter, Jeffrey, was amazing. We were celebrating an anniversary and he shared that he was also celebrating one this week. We made an instant connection and he explained that he had recently won employee of the month and year and what a great property and employer Terranea was.
He made us feel like we were having dinner with an old friend, and the chef sent out a complimentary dessert which made our celebration even more special! Jeffrey provided a level of customer service that all servers should give. We won’t hesitate to go back and ask to be seated in his area!
(The food was good too but the entire experience, from amuse bouche to dessert was delightful.)
Excellent service by Felix and the rest of the staff. The BBQ shrimp and scallops where excellent as well as the 28 eight day aged rib eye strip and filet Mignon. First rate cocktails and awesome setting
Pricey and amazing
I would come back again
Got the black truffle pairing with wine
It was amazing as was the view and service my wife and I had a great time!
Celebrated my wife's birthday, the service rep Jeff cared great service.
Two top tables are too big for couples to have an intimate dinner experience. Poor service. Finished our bottle of wine and our waiter never asked if we wanted anything else to drink. Brussels sprout salad didn’t contain any Brussel sprouts. That should have been written in the description. Food was very average. Not the high end experience we were hoping for. Next time, we’d stick to the sushi restaurant on site.,
Menu is outstanding. Everything cooked properly, no oversalting, well seasoned. The cheese board is an excellent appetozer for two-four, wild fennel soup delicious, enflish muffins TO DIE FOR
Had a great time with family! Thank you!
Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, and great service.
NEW YEAR'S EVE WAS OUTSTANDING!!! MAR'SEL NEVER DISAPPOINTS!!! THE MENU WAS PHENOMENAL!! CHEF ANDREW ENJOYS WHAT HE DOES, AND DOES IT WELL!!! OUR SERVER, JEFFREY IS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON, AND DOES ALL HE CAN TO PLEASE HIS GUESTS AND MAKES YOU FEEL VERY SPECIAL!!! THE ENTIRE STAFF IS ALWAYS VERY WELCOMING!! THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE EVENING VERY SPECIAL!!! SEE YOU AGAIN SOON!!
Awesome dinner with outstanding service. Unfortunately the split patio and dining room seating makes for a very chilly dining room on a cold winter night. Guests were wearing coats and asking to be moved from tables near the doors, yet we still had to ask the staff to close the doors. Easy to fix and please train your staff to recognize it.
Great cocktails, food and service will have us coming back.
Our first time and celebrating anniversary, so we were hoping for something pretty "wow" special. And the mar'sel team knocked it out of the park! First, shout out to Mother Nature...the ocean side setting is absolutely stunning. Book a time to enjoy the sunset and be prepared to love this location. Follow that up with absolutely on-point service -- professional, helpful, non-intrusive. Then there's the food. First rate. I don't normally recommend hotel restaurants to foodies, but this place operates at that level. Every detail is carefully thought through, providing us was a lovely, seasonal, chef-driven dining experience. (And we're pretty picky!) Great place to spring a wedding proposal, celebrate Granny's 90th and/or mark other major milestone events in a local Angeleno's life.
Sunday brunch was fantastic! The oatmeal frittata was unique and delicious as was the crab and burratta toast. Our server Claudia was amazing - nice, thoughtful and attentive. The view was wonderful as expected
Over the past 10 years, we have enjoyed many family special occasions at mar'sel. A few days before Christmas, a family member had passed away, so we were very much looking forward to having a nice, quiet dinner at mar'sel, one of our favorite restaurants. Unfortunately, our experience on Christmas was a bit disappointing.
First off, let me say that the food is outstanding. No question. The service was generally excellent, though we did feel a bit rushed at first, which was surprising given our past experiences.
What made the experience disappointing was related to the hotel's new parking policy, not the restaurant, but it still impacted our overall experience. The new hotel parking policy makes valeting your car the only reasonable option. (In the past, we would have self-parked in the lot adjacent to the restaurant.) Given that it was pouring rain, we took the shuttle from the valet area to the restaurant. But when we were done with dinner, we were told that it was going to take 40 minutes to get a shuttle back to the valet! So, we walked to the car in the pouring rain rather than waiting for 40 mins for the shuttle. We were offered no umbrella and no alternatives. We were soaked.
Suggestion: Put a valet outpost at the top of the walkway to mar'sel on evenings when you anticipate a capacity crowd and/or inclement weather. That is the level of service we have grown to expect from Terranea.
MAR'SEL NEVER DISAPPOINTS AND CHRISTMAS EVE WAS FANTASTIC!!! THE MENU WAS OUTSTANDING!! OUR USUAL SERVER, JEFFREY, WAS NOT AVAILABLE, HOWEVER, OUR SERVER, CLAUDIA, MADE US FEEL VERY SPECIAL.!!! WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED!! THE ENTIRE STAFF IS ALWAYS WELCOMING!! THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE EVENING TERRIFIC!! SEE YOU AGAIN SOON!!
OpenTable ダイナー1201名によるmar'sel at Terranea Resortの評価は4.6☆です。