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1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2411 (15th Street)
+1 858-793-6460
06:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We've dined here in the past and noticed some changes with new chef with a more limited dinner menu. Outdoor garden setting is still beautiful and tranquil. The food was a tad on the salty side however excellent service from all the wait staff.

Thank calitravlerone
LAubergeDelMar, General Manager at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this review

Dear calitravlerone, Thank you for your review. Although I am disappointed to hear the food at KITCHEN 1540 did not quite meet your expectations, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the ambiance and that our staff was able to provide excellent service. Warm regards, Shaun Beucler General Manager More 

Del Mar, California
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Food was ok not great , Its in a hotel , great if you are staying there . Many other places to chose from around here

Thank julieela
LAubergeDelMar, General Manager at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this review

Dear julieela, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear you had a less than satisfactory experience at KITCHEN 1540. We strive to provide our guests with excellent service and would love to have you back to show you all that our restaurant has to offer. Warm regards, Shaun Beucler General Manager More 

Del Mar, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The food is imaginative, beautifully presented and delicious - basically hitting all points on the food meter. Plus the setting is gorgeous, part of L'Auberge Del Mar, (dreamy in itself) and delightful to walk-around before or after the meal.

Thank 358hlner
LAubergeDelMar, General Manager at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this review

Dear 358hlner, Thank you so much for your kind review of KITCHEN 1540. I am so happy you had a wonderful dining experience and invite you to try our new menu out on Coastline! Warm regards, Shaun Beucler General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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920 reviews
573 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Came here for a nice Saturday brunch. It's a very quaint setting with a view of the water outside. For brunch I had fluffy egg white omelette with avocado, chorizo, mushrooms, artichokes, and tomatoes. The chorizo was very good so I recommend getting that. The chicken apple sausage was too sweet.

Thank USCKaboom
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2015

A year ago they were serving BBQ slathered ribs and Meatloaf, now there menu is full of composed, creative, and delicious dishes. Same old exterior but there is something going on inside.

Thank Jen H
Ryan S, Chef at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this review

Thank You for your review! The Team is working diligently on creating a menu that is true to our concept and location. We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This restaurant offers innovative, delicious dishes. It's a perfect place for a date or a business meal in Del Mar. Quaint, personal service, excellent wine list. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

Thank Jennifer B
dallas, texas
Level Contributor
38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Our family visited for lunch on a sunny and breezy November day. There was a spectacular panoramic view of the ocean. Many folks were enjoying the outside dining but we chose an indoor table. Service was prompt and friendly. Everyone ordered something different and had good things to say about their meals. I was especially pleased with the corn and... More 

Thank bloody44
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Genuinely, maybe it was the company, ambiance, or just had a great moment, but this place nailed it on the head from beginning to end. The ambiance: very beach and chic, but without being pretentious and too "Del Mar." I didn't feel out of place in my Wal-Mart clothes and Nordstrom wallet. The service: our server was knowledgeable and approachable.... More 

Thank RoadTripGarth
Escondido, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This is a pretty high end eatery that has cozy atmosphere! The food is excellent. No ocean view, but still has great vibe. We sat by the fireplace, so it felt extra romantic!

Thank BonBonbae
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We came to see Cody Lavaas and the band play. Due to rain - a rarity in Del Mar - the venue was changed from the patio to inside. The KITCHEN 1540 staff was able to accommodate our desire to listen to the music with a beer instead of the full brunch normally served at this time. Many thanks!

Thank Maureen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2411
    (15th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-793-6460

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?