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Elegant California cuisine and spectacular views from the patio at this relaxing resort restaurant.
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Dining room at mar'sel, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

mar'sel Restaurant Review

: Mar'sel, the fine dining restaurant of the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, features an interior decorated in warm brown tones with vaulted ceilings and a large fireplace, as well as a bar area. We recommend sitting outside on the patio to take in the amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. The California cuisine, now under the direction of chef de cuisine Charles Olalia, utilizes fresh and seasonal local ingredients, including some herbs and produce grown on the hotel grounds. Starters have included a Spanish octopus terrine, and squash blossom beignets with eggplant caponata. Entrées might take inspiration from the sea, as in the red snapper en croûte or Santa Barbara spot prawns. Consider as well the braised lamb shank paired with carrots if available. For dessert, indulge in the warm bread pudding with Kahlúa caramel sauce. The well-rounded, comprehensive wine list is overseen by sommelier Katie Dinovo. Signature cocktails include the mar'sel-tini made with Belvedere vodka, blue curaçao and fresh citrus, rimmed with pink sea salt. Service is nice and professional.

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