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1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2411
+1 858-793-6460
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good19%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“salad” (12 reviews)
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Open Now
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options
1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2411
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

In a great local hotel, this simple layout restaurant has a fabulous menu that always varies seasonally. If you sit outside by the pool, the view is great. Good for any meal you show for but it can be crowded on weekends, esp at night....More

Thank doctoyou
Reviewed July 2, 2016

Coolest hotel in the world with a great restaurant attached to the super cool bar. Lots and lots of people watching if it's during race track season. Summers are the best in Del Mar.

Thank renaissancepeople
Reviewed July 1, 2016

Located in L'Amberge, 1540 offers fresh, in-season cuisine. We love to eat outside in one of the cabanas by the pool. It also has a great burger too.

1  Thank SDquilter
Reviewed April 17, 2016

Very nice place, located near town of Del Mar in L'Auberge. Food was "trendy" with locally sourced ingredients. The service was good but not special. Portions were trendy, prices were high. Maybe for a special occasion.More

Thank Dave S
LAubergeDelMar, General Manager at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2016

Dear Dave S, I'm glad that you were able to experience the local and sustainable ingredients in our signature restaurants. I am displeased to hear that the service was not as engaging as was expected. I would hope that we will see you in for...More

Reviewed April 4, 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.More

Thank calitravlerone
LAubergeDelMar, General Manager at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2016

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,...More

Reviewed March 16, 2016

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

Thank julieela
LAubergeDelMar, General Manager at KITCHEN 1540, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2016

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...More

Reviewed February 9, 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 reviewResponded February 11, 2016

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

Reviewed January 23, 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...More

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed December 24, 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 reviewResponded January 14, 2016

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!

Reviewed December 10, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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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