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Cafe Del Rey

4451 Admiralty Way (Lincoln Blvd.) Send to Phone
310-823-6395 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
California cuisine with Mediterranean influences is offered amid panoramic views of the Marina.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 4 reviews
Dining room at Cafe Del Rey, Marina del Rey, CA

Cafe Del Rey Restaurant Review

: Under the sun, the spectacle of the ballet of boats in the Marina captures one’s attention, while at night, the masts of the yachts, so close you feel you could touch them, mimic the trees of a maritime forest. In the lounge, drink in hand, savor the magical moment when dusk slowly fades the colors. It’s then time to discover the dining room with bold blue accents that reflect the ocean, its size doubled by an enclosed semi-outdoor area for private parties. With newly appointed executive chef Chuck Abair at the helm of the kitchen, veal saltimbocca pairs with baby Yukon potato and sautéed spinach in a light white wine, shallot and sage sauce. Seafood (of prime quality) has the right of way all the way, from the raw bar (oysters, prawns, tuna tartare) on to the mains --- consider branzino complemented by couscous. If you can’t do without a burger, there’s a version made with lamb sandwiched in a house bun and given a Moroccan treatment with harissa (North African hot paste) spiced french fries and toned down with sheep’s milk cheese and tzatziki yogurt to make it lighter. Desserts range from ginger molasses cake to a spiced oat pear blondie. Rather than trying to encompass the whole world, the intelligently structured wine list focuses on the prestigious cellars of California and France, offering a comprehensive range of choices in whites and reds from Napa and Sonoma to the Loire and Rhône Valleys.

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