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The historic Del Coronado Hotel (est. 1888) located in sunny San Diego is one of my very favorite places in California and the 1500 Ocean restaurant located at the hotel never disappoints.

Please note: Nothing about this hotel or restaurant is cheap, so bring yo dollar bills ya’ll.

It’s worth the second mortgage.

Everything we ordered was delicious. Not a bad item in the bunch. Even the simple starter salad and bread were delicious!

The chicken bites were juicy perfection. The Berkshire Pork was perfectly cooked and the beef portion was the size of my head.

The chickpea fries were creative and insanely good. Even the salad was super tasty.

The only difference between this place and any fancy restaurant in LA is the enormous (but not gratuitous) portions.

Two people can definitely split any of the meat entrees comfortably.

That way you can drink more.

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 522-8490
http://www.hoteldel.com/1500-ocean.aspx

The best hotel room view in all of SoCal

The best hotel room view in all of SoCal

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Blueberry Lavendar Gimlet

Blueberry Lavendar Gimlet

Blackberry Margarita

Blackberry Margarita

Rhubarb and Rose

Rhubarb and Rose

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

Mint Cucumber Smash - ketel one vodka, english cucumber

Mint Cucumber Smash -
ketel one vodka, english cucumber

Table Bread - YUM!

Table Bread – YUM!

CHICKPEA FRIES sauce romesco, ‘ras el hanout’ seasoning

CHICKPEA FRIES
sauce romesco, ‘ras el hanout’ seasoning

STUFFED SQUASH BLOSSOMS succotash, polenta, haricot vert, tomato, corn

STUFFED SQUASH BLOSSOMS
succotash, polenta, haricot vert, tomato, corn

BLACK MUSSELS thyme, saffron, garlic, white wine broth

BLACK MUSSELS
thyme, saffron, garlic, white wine broth

CRISPY FREE RANGE CHICKEN ‘BITES’ melon, pickled red onion, balsamic syrup

CRISPY FREE RANGE CHICKEN ‘BITES’
melon, pickled red onion, balsamic syrup

BABY LETTUCE SALAD caramelized pear, hazelnut, whipped honey ricotta

BABY LETTUCE SALAD
caramelized pear, hazelnut, whipped honey ricotta

NATURAL BEEF RIBEYE artichoke heart, blistered tomato, caramelized sunchoke, bordelaise

NATURAL BEEF RIBEYE
artichoke heart, blistered tomato, caramelized sunchoke, bordelaise

ROASTED BERKSHIRE PORK crispy kale, rosemary, arista, mostarda di frutta

ROASTED BERKSHIRE PORK
crispy kale, rosemary, arista, mostarda di frutta

WILD SEA BASS turmeric braised turnip, wild fennel dressing, mediterranean spice

WILD SEA BASS
turmeric braised turnip, wild fennel dressing, mediterranean spice

PAPPARDELLE BOLOGNESE veal, pork & beef ragout, parmigiano reggiano

PAPPARDELLE BOLOGNESE
veal, pork & beef ragout, parmigiano reggiano

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee