From romantic dinners to business meetings, our collection of eight Palos Verdes restaurants has a table reserved for every party. Taking full advantage of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island views, each restaurant promises tastes that satisfy and sights that surprise. For a perfect Palos Verdes dining experience, our chefs take a fresh approach to all meetings and events by personally tailoring menus and utilizing modern techniques with an emphasis on regional and seasonal ingredients. And if you want to relax in your room, a complete in-room dining menu is available 24 hours a day.


Enjoy inventive twists on California farm-to-table cuisine from Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra. With a focus on local and seasonal ingredients, elegant dinners, relaxed late-night bites or chic weekend brunches are served. Sip an artisan cocktail, distinctive wine or local microbrew while overlooking stunning views.

catalina kitchen

Enjoy a full-service breakfast or breakfast buffet, a light lunch featuring flatbreads, salads and cocktails, and a generous serving of California market/Mediterranean cuisine at sunset.


Nelson's offers California comfort cuisine paired with an extensive microbrew beer list, signature cocktails and spectacular sunsets.


Enjoy locally harvested ingredients and a contemporary blend of Asian flavors.

sea beans

Settle under the shade of a coral tree and enjoy a latte paired with freshly baked chocolate croissants and decadent truffles.

Spa Café

After a treatment or workout, stop at this café for refreshing smoothies, juices, protein shakes, sandwiches, salads and more.

Lobby Bar

To really capture the essence of our Palos Verdes resort, visit the Lobby Bar for classic cocktails, wines by the glass and international beer varieties.

Cielo Point

Sink into a beach chair under a cabana at this adults-only pool and enjoy a full-service bar and delicious poolside fare.


  • Zagat (2014, 2013) Los Angeles Restaurants Survey - mar’sel awarded Top Décor; (2012) Los Angeles Restaurants Survey - mar’sel named LA’s Top 5 Best Hotel Restaurants
  • LA Weekly (2013) Best of L.A. Reader’s Poll – mar’sel named Staff Pick Winner for Best Burger; (2012) Best Of Awards - Nelson’s named Best Oceanfront Bar; (Aug. 2013) – mar’sel’s Down Low Burger named #1 of Top 5 Great Burgers in Los Angeles; (2012) Best Of Awards - Nelson’s named Best Oceanfront Bar
  • CNN (May 2013) mar’sel’s Down Low Burger named one of the Top Ten Burgers Around the Country
  • GENLUX (Fall 2013) – mar’sel brunch named one of LA’s Best New and Classic Spots for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner
  • Southbay Magazine (2013) – Nelson’s named Best Outdoor Dining by Locals’ Choice Awards; (Aug/Sept 2011) Best of the South Bay from A-Z poll - mar’sel named “Best Romantic Rendezvous”; Nelson’s named “Best Vista in the South Bay”
  • Los Angeles Times (2012) Reader’s Choice Awards – Nelson’s named Best American Restaurant; mar’sel named Best Fine Dining; mar’sel named Best Romantic Restaurant; Cielo Point named Best Outdoor Pool Bar
  • Palos Verdes Patch Reader’s Choice Awards (2012) – Nelson’s voted Best Lunch Place & Best French Fries; bashi voted Best Kid’s Menu; mar’sel voted Best Special Occasion Restaurant & Best Wine List; Catalina Kitchen Voted Best Breakfast; Nelson’s voted Best Place for Burgers
  • Where Los Angeles Magazine (2010) named the Sweet Corn Macchiato at mar'sel "one of 30 things we love about Los Angeles
  • Daily Breeze (2010) South Bay's Favorite Brunch - Catalina Kitchen

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