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Cafe Del Rey

4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5415
+1 310-823-6395
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“truffle pizza” (11 reviews)
“scallops” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5415
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1 - 10 of 302 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I must say we are very happy we found Cafe Del Rey. We were staying at a one of the hotels in the Marina and wanted something other than the hotel restaurant. So we took off on a stroll around the Marina and came upon...More

Thank InquisitiveTessa
BrianCousins, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Tessa, Beautifully written with great detail. And really we are just so pleased that you found us and had an excellent time to boot. We thank your for giving folks such a nice image of our restaurant. After 26 years it is always wonderful...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Walking distance from the California Yacht Club where we are visiting. The food is over the top, most of all the service is exceptional. i highly recommend this top notch dining experience

1  Thank Rocket-Manlv
BrianCousins, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much!! We so appreciate your very positive review of our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon!! Brian

Reviewed 19 May 2017

A business associate and i walked up from the Ritz Carlton to Cafe Del Rey. It was a great meal. We both had perfect ceviche and a dozen oysters along with a salad. I was in the mood for some healthy eating after a long...More

Thank John R
BrianCousins, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi John, Thanks for your kind words. We are adjacent to the Ritz and many of the hotels here in the Marina. We feel very fortunate and also very motivated to do well by their guests who often become our guests. Good harmony for all...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

For my money, this place is THE PLACE to go in the Marina if you want a fine dining experience. From the tablecloths to the spacing of the tables and booths to the glorious view of the Marina it is aces. Only thing missing is...More

Thank Jean H
BrianCousins, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi Jean, Thanks for such a comprehensive look at our restaurant. While we have been here for over 25 years, your reviews keeps us very much in the here and now. You also must have been in the business at one point because your insights...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We have been in Marina Del Rey for 4 dinners...this is the only one worth reviewing. The ambiance...the service...the food...impeccable. Vladimir, our waiter, saw to our every need with a smile. My gluten free, dairy free restrictions were no problem. Robert, the Manager, works the...More

Thank BLSHOME
BrianCousins, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

What a wonderful surprise to find your comments this morning on TripAdvisor. We are very happy that your visit with us went so well. We will absolutely pass this on to Vladimir and Rob, both not only great at their job but awesome people as...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Dinner with family during stay at next door Ritz-Carlton. The restaurant offer good, traditional food of good quality. Service was good and consistent. Prices are average. nothing special about this place. You will not get disappointed here, but you will not be exited either.More

Thank N0ggie
BrianCousins, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you so much for the kind comments. So glad you had a nice time with us. The hotel clients around us (the Ritz, Marriott and MDR Hotel) are very important to us. We are in some ways an extension of the great service they...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here after arriving at LAX airport, I enjoyed a nice salad sat by the window with the harbour view.

Thank MissMagdalen
BrianCousins, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thanks MssMaddalen! A simple way to have a wonderful time with us. We are glad that you were able to get away with us for a time. See you again soon, Brian

Reviewed 6 April 2017

My daughter and I went to the bar to get something for a late dinner and the food was excellent. The homemade kettle chips could be improved but my daughter said her steak was the best she has ever had in her life. (17 years...More

Thank itwasdivine
BrianCousins, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Thank you so much for your posting. What is truly great about it beyond that you enjoyed us so is that you stumbled upon a restaurant that has been here for 25 years. We have so many opportunities to be new again for someone and...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

1. Excellent location 2. Free parking 3. Great views 4. Good service That all!!! Food is horrible and overpriced. Will NOT visit again!More

Thank QatariNational
BrianCousins, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

I guess 4 out of 5 would be a win in most situations. In this case though, not. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy the food here. We seem to do well with most folks. Wish I could have met you when you were...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Went there Tuesday 3/28 with wife and 2 kids. Monkfish was great, Smrimp Bucatini was OK and Tuna Albacore was a hot mess. Overcoooked and presentation was terrible. Worse of all my daughter, who is 11, wanted more then pasta or nuggets and fries but...More

Thank Barrovian70
BrianCousins, General Manager at Cafe Del Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Hi, I don't even know where to start here. Your situation with your daughter's salmon is thoroughly regrettable and I can show you that if you were to come back in. I also don't have an issue to train up our staff to mitigate a...More

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Bdwyfan
Can I order off the menu on Christmas EVE, or just the special ? How much is the Christmas Eve special 3 course meal?
26 November 2016|
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Response from minniecap2016 | Reviewed this property |
I would advise to call the restaurant. They are usually very friendly and will be happy to answer your questions. That way you get the correct answer.
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Joyce Q
is there anything for vegetarians and is there a price list please?
10 May 2016|
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Response from minniecap2016 | Reviewed this property |
I am vegetarian and love the truffle pizza. if you are vegan, the chef will prepare something special for you. please advise your wait staff when you are seated.
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Shel W
Do we need a reservation for lunch for 4 around 1:00
29 July 2015|
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
To be on the safe side, make a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5415
    (Bali Way)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina del Rey
  • Phone Number: +1 310-823-6395
  • E-mail
Description
Cuisine inspired by the coastal towns of the Mediterranean. Intuitive service and a beautiful seaside setting. The food is about discovery: the freshest fish, fire grilled steaks, roasted free-range poultry, citrus, olives and market fresh vegetables all bursting with flavor. The luscious desserts, sophisticated cocktails and wine complete your journey. Escape to the good life at Cafe del Rey
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