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100 Terranea Way, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-1013 (Palos Verdes Drive)
+1 310-265-2836
17:00 - 21:00
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is always excellent, and the food is wonderful. We almost always request outside seating so we can enjoy the ocean view. The outdoor fire pit is a great area to have a cocktail or a glass of wine. We always enjoy dining at Mar'sel's!

Thank tammyryu
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I and a friend enjoyed a perfectly delightful dinner at mar'sel last week. This restaurant has everything going for it: sophisticated, delicious food; friendly, professional service; grandly elegant dining rooms and a truly drop-dead gorgeous outside eating area. This is a wow restaurant on every level, worthy of the fabulous, exciting Terranea resort. Our beautiful and good-humored... More 

Thank Mary G
Tampa, Florida
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food. Beautiful setting with fire pit adjacent private room. Service was at a slower pace but everyone enjoyed their meals --lamb tenderloin, short ribs, dungeoness crab salad, and the custom red velvet birthday cake was beautiful and tasty. Minimum spending for private room but worth it.

Thank TrishBryn
Hermosa Beach, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Overpriced at $65 per person plus tax and tip. Choice of juice, coffee OR one glass of champagne. Bottomless champagne $25, coffee $10. Four small pastries if you want more you need to pay. We did ask, Chef said no. Small portions but good. Never going back as we all left hungry!

1 Thank kconley
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92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The menu offers fantastic variety and outstanding quality. Dine outside and enjoy the view. Service can be slow, but the staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I have enjoyed every meal I've ever had here. It's a true fine dining experience all the way!

Thank afineguy
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is one of our favorites for family reunion and celebrations, so we were delighted to enjoy this local treasure for a special birthday. This is definitely the place if you want a fabulous, relaxing local dining experience without being hurried or rushed (without having to go to LA!). Two of us enjoyed the Branzino, which was prepared to perfection.... More 

Thank olinmom
San Diego, CA
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272 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were staying at the resort and excited to have booked dinner. Sadly, it was very average and the service was extremely average - we felt like the hype of the chef and the food was way overdone based on what we had and frankly won't go back and/or tell you to rush there. The restaurant called Bashi in the... More 

Thank jennifer s
Livermore, California
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Celebrated my besties 50th here. Service was amazing, food delicious, and the cake (special order) from the bakery was beyond expectations. We told anybody who would listen about how fabulous our large party was handled here. Why go anyplace else?

New York, New York, United States
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115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Let's start with the view. A ten plus overlooking the Pacific and Catalina Island. Service is fantastic and the food is delicious. Had fish that was fresh as can be and the presentation was beautiful. I would come back here in a second!

Thank Jimmy B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I had our favorite breakfast at Mar'sel while we were at Terranea on our Honeymoon! The staff was excellent - the coffee incredible and breakfast even better!

Thank Matthew G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Terranea Way, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-1013
    (Palos Verdes Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Phone Number: +1 310-265-2836
  • This restaurant is at Terranea Resort

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?