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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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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
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Hermosa Beach, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 61 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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269 reviews
173 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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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The view is just stunning! The restaurant was quiet so it felt very private. We had a table on the terrace facing the ocean and it was amazing. I had the wagyu steak and egg which was terrific. A must do if you are looking for a high end ocean view breakfast.

Jersey City, New Jersey
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were staying at the hotel and wanted to have at ;east one meal in this restaurant. So we booked dinner - actually used "Open Table" where we found more options for time. We had a really nice meal outside because the heat lamps kept us warm even though it was chilly. We didn't want the full tasting but wanted... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Speedy service with good quality meal. That's how it is supposed to be done. Ordered a seafood meal. Excellent and lite. Served in under 10 minutes.

Thank canadalaz

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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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