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Beach Village at Hotel del Coronado guests have several exclusive dining options. Windsor Club Cottage serves light fare, cocktails and a complimentary daily breakfast buffet in a seaside bungalow setting complemented by an expansive deck with sweeping views of the sparkling Pacific. For those who wish to dine within their private abodes, the resort offers a special room service menu. And if you want a custom in-room experience, arrange for a private chef to prepare a multicourse meal for up to 12 guests in your suite’s private gourmet kitchen. Those who prefer to dine poolside may do so at Breezes Bar & Grill. Located at the enclave’s exclusive main pool, the alfresco café serves artisan flatbreads, refreshing salads, sandwiches and small-plate specialties along with beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks.
To explore dining opportunities beyond the exclusive Beach Village, take advantage of the Hotel del’s five distinct venues. 1500 Ocean, the San Diego hotel’s signature ocean-view restaurant, offers dinner nightly in an upscale beachfront spot. The menu features seasonal farm-to-table California coastal cuisine seasoned with herbs, spices and produce plucked from the Del’s onsite herb garden, such as the wild sea bass with turmeric-braised turnips, wild fennel dressing and Mediterranean spice. For a more casual seaside experience, enjoy bistro-style lunch and dinner fare at Sheerwater. Influenced by its ocean-close location, the menu focuses on fresh sustainable seafood that you can taste in dishes such as chicken and crab pappardelle and lobster macaroni and cheese. It also serves kid-friendly classics such as grilled cheese sandwiches paired with tomato soup. Be sure to request a table outside for lovely views of the ocean.
At Eno Pizzeria and Wine Bar, Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas, gourmet charcuterie and artisan cheese partner with craft drafts and wine flights. Exotic confections from local chocolatier Isabella Valencia provide a sweet finale. Meanwhile, Babcock & Story — named for the resort’s historic founders — serves margaritas, tropical cocktails and snacks in a seaside backdrop moored by the venue’s 46-foot hand-carved mahogany bar.
Not to be missed, the Del’s legendary brunch is served every Sunday in the resort’s iconic Crown Room. Noted for sweeping water views and soaring ceilings hung with crown chandeliers designed by author L. Frank Baum (he was a regular hotel guest and later lived in Coronado, where he wrote some of The Wizard of Oz), the enormous banquet hall is rich in history. Charles Lindberg celebrated his transatlantic flight with a Crown Room soiree, England’s Prince of Wales once hosted a banquet here and the space served as site for the first state dinner held outside of the White House. Today, the venue is famed for its holiday teas and unique Sunday brunch, when the Del’s culinary team transforms the space into an exhibition kitchen complete with toque-topped chefs and an elaborate spread.