Beach Restaurants: Set within the fashionable and historic Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Ocean is an elegant yet comfortable space with stunning ocean views and contemporary decor, serving coastal California cuisine that emphasizes seafood and fresh produce. Main courses include light options such as Santa Barbara spot prawns and kale salad as well as heartier fare like duo of duck and an American Kobe filet. The wine collection is exceptional and the menu recently debuted by new Chef de Cuisine Meredith Manee has been a success. Ocean 1500 is just steps from Coronado's best beach and is a fantastic place to watch the sunset.
Romantic Dining: Set within the fashionable and historic Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Ocean is an elegant yet comfortable space with stunning ocean views and contemporary decor. Chef de Cuisine Meredith Manee's menu offers coastal California cuisine that emphasizes local ingredients. Main courses American Kobe filet with black garlic purple potatoes, seared duck breast or vegetable Wellington. The dinner-only restaurant is also known for its exceptional wine menu. A mix and match first, second, main and dessert 4-course menu is also available. You might see guests in flip flops but smart casual attire is recommended. Note that the restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Outdoor Dining: Set within the fashionable and historic Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Ocean is an elegant yet comfortable space with stunning ocean views and contemporary decor, serving coastal California cuisine that emphasizes seafood, spices from around the world and fresh produce, including herbs harvested from the onsite garden. Chef de Cuisine Meredeth Manee recently joined the restaurant and has added interesting dishes such as grilled octopus with red bell pepper, Spanish olives, preserved lemon, and salsa verde. Local golden spotted bass with spaghetti squash, tomatoes, shishito peppers, and chorizo-clam broth is another good example of her creative flavors. There is an exceptional wine list, too.
Local Expert Katie Dillon Says:
Beach Restaurants: "Go at sunset as the view is spectacular."
Romantic Dining: "Start with an al fresco cocktail at the aptly-named Sunset Bar right in front of the restaurant."
Outdoor Dining: "You might see guests in walking around the space flip flops but smart casual attire is recommended for dining here."
Best for Beach Restaurants Because: This Hotel Del Coronado restaurant is just steps from the sand. Its California Cuisine menu does not disappoint.
Best for Romantic Dining Because: A visit to the Hotel Del Coronado is romantic on its own. Dining there, too, adds icing to the cake!
Best for Outdoor Dining Because: This restaurant offers fine dining just steps away from the sand at the Hotel Del Coronado.
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