Under CDM; is a speakeasy experience taking place right below us. There is no password or reservations required. Our talented mixologists excited to take you on a journey to sipping the perfect cocktail.
The CdM Loft is a private dining lounge experience we are now booking for dinner reservations on Fridays and Saturdays. Phone Reservations Only. We look forward to your call!
Our bar stays open after dinner service so stop in for a night cap.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
Great food, great service. Beautiful outdoor dining. Will go back
We eat here frequently. Always have a great experience. This time we brought friends to celebrate two special birthdays. The meal was as good as expected and the service also...up until we got to the end of dinner. The waiter brought over a menu with 4 items on it and asked “since you guys are celebrating two birthdays tonight, which two deserts would you like”. Our immediate response was “well, we really didn’t want any desert, but since you are here asking...” and we proceeded to order two mediocre deserts, assuming that CDM was treating us (happens a lot in other restaurants). When the bill came we were shocked that there was a charge!! Very very disappointing. Not a good policy to offer and not make perfectly clear that there is a charge. The restaurant didn’t seem to care that we were not happy.
As a result we left with a negative feeling after what WAS a delicious meal. Terrible way to treat good patrons, or any patrons for that matter.
First time at CDM and it was outstanding! Although we had to deal with Covid restrictions the experience was second to none! The steak tartar was delicious as were the Parker House Rolls! My pork chop entrée was delicious as were the potatoes served with it!
Great restaurant, food and ambiance. Our server was wonderful - professional, friendly and accommodating! The outdoor patio is covered, heat lamps and well laid out.
Excellent food and service! Love their wine Wednesdays with 50% off bottles. Their roasted cauliflower with hummus is delicious and so is their burger! One of the best I have ever had. Definitely coming back and our friends who haven’t been there before, loved it too and we will all be back again soon!
Celebrated our anniversary! Great service, thank you Pamela! Had a wonderful evening and felt safe.
THANK YOU 😀
Always a special dinner at CDM Restaurant. Delicious meals and superb service! Very safe place to eat.
It was such a great experience! Great cocktails, great food, great service! Great way to celebrate a birthday!
Great great experience for my husband’s birthday! Their outdoor patio was beautiful, service was excellent (server was knowledgeable, friendly and wait staff was attentive) and oh my gosh the food was so good. My husband and I have never been more excited about roasted carrots. Trust us. The scallops and skirt steak was also delicious! The gin fizz drink (the name slipped is but has lavender and egg white froth) was so good! We’ll be back.
The ambience was very nice, a modernized old school hollywood. The staff was friendly, the service was on point but most importantly the food was incredible! I would say my only disappointment was their custom cocktail menu, it wasn't anything out of the ordinary. From a restaurant like CDM, I would expect something more from their cocktail menu. Haven't been downstairs yet so possibly that's where I can get a unique & delicious cocktail.
The food is really delicious but the noise level inside was awful. We could not hear our friends across the table.
CDM is great! Server and food runners are very plesent with just the right amount of attentiveness and follow up. The portion size is not too big so you leave full but not stuffed. The chef is amazing. Itis hard to find a chef who can cook a perfect pork chop. It was tender, juice and cut like butter.
You can tell a lot of time and preperation has gone into making CDM an approachable upscale restaurant.
Matthew Hardeman and his team do a splendid job to make dinner a more than a meal... it is a celebration. We were greeted by our hostess that made us feel like VIPs as she knew our name and our seating preference. Our waitress Meagan took excellent care of us -- professional, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We asked Megan if we could have the sounds turned donw, and she took care of it right away. that we savored our Chopin Vodka martinis. We had the Caesar salad and the skirt steak .... wonderfully presented and flavorful. CMD is a neighborhood gem and one of our favorite restaurants.
The carrots are outstanding. They taste like steak!!
This place is wonderful! Beautiful atmosphere and the food is great. The best part is the wonderful staff!
They need to work on there customer service skills and be respectful towards all patrons who walk through there door, regardless of race. Yes, I went there, because discrimination is there specialty. Also, isn’t it restaurant 101 not to over promise and under deliver??
Besides the horrible experience with the staff, the restaurant itself is super cute and the food wasn’t bad. Sucks that we won’t be returning.
Outstanding!! Enjoyed everything! Looking forward to the next visit, thank you!
Always great food and great service I will definitely come back.
Incredible food, service and atmosphere!!!! One of our favorite restaurants in town.
Everything about this restaurant was perfection!!!!
We had a great experience at CdM! The food was great, especially the carrots, skirt steak, pork chop and octopus. The drinks were great as well! I highly recommend CdM!
Girls night out to celebrate a birthday and it was the perfect place to do so! Burgers, pasta, and an incredible "pumpkin cheesecake" to top it off. Service was on top of everything and warm outdoor ambience.
I love cdm it is my go-to. I would eat there every day if I could.
Great find! We enjoyed their Small Plate menu: octopus, scallops, steak tartare, accompanied by a delicious Caesar salad. The seasonal pumpkin cheesecake was really delicious. Loved the outside expansion they did during COVID.
Fish was over cooked
Our reservation for 3 people was at 5 pm for inside table. We arrived at 5:15. The hostess sat us on a small table in the middle which we could barely fit. I asked her for a booth . They were all available but she said there are bigger party than yours that are coming within an hour for those booths so we can’t sit you there. And she told us we have to leave by 7:15. We did leave at 7:15 and until then all the booths were still available, except one that got occupied by a party of two!!!!
This was one of my favorite restaurants in OC and my family and I support them through the pandemic and dining there at least twice a month before and after lockdown.
But sadly this time was my last time. I feel I was discriminated and that is absolutely unacceptable and sad.
Best food in Newport area. Always consistent and delicious.
Food was great, as was the service by Kate. Overall, a fantastic evening. Thank you
The server was fabulous. Had the burger and fries. Delicious!!!!
The food was fresh and delicious. Unique flavors and lovely, thought out menu. The drinks were a step above. We sat outside under the twinkle lit green and cobble ally. It was a beautiful time and we can’t wait to return.
I dined at CDM twice in one week. My first experience was so good that i reserved a second time with some other friends. CDM is a secret CDM gem many have not checked out yet. both times we had different servers and both were phenomenal. Their experience and training were great and the service was great. they converted the Alley into outside 'Covid" dining with great music and atmosphere. A overall good experience for a change from the routine.And the food choices on menu: Awsome!
Best cuisine in Newport Beach
Our server was amazing! We had a great night and the recommendations were on point. They only bad thing was a large table of annoying young adults sat next to us and were not respectful. We ended up finishing faster than we wanted and didn’t get a chance to have dessert. Overall a great night!
Food and service were awesome. Love the little patio space. All the staff took necessary safety measure and made us feel comfortable. Highly recommend.
Great evening! Delicious food, stellar service and staff! Live this neighborhood gem!
Phenomenal food and service!!
Great service and food. Great to sit outside . Please keep up the good work .
Arrived valet parking met the hostess and seated immediately. Service was perfect attentive but not overbearing great experience overall
CdM restaurant has done a great job of setting up a Covid-safe outdoor environment. The service was top-notch, the food and wine were outstanding, and the overall experience was most excellent! One of the owners also stopped by our table to say hello. Very nice touch. We'll be back again soon.
CDM Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 400 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.