CDM Restaurant

4.8
400 reviews
$30 and under
American
FULL PATIO DINING!! CdM Restaurant is inspired to create an environment that is visually creative and art driven while providing high quality, chef driven cuisine. Hollywood producer McG, partnered with restauranteur Jordan Otterbein, have found success in building the iconic A Restaurant in Newport Beach and are thrilled to bring this new concept to Corona Del Mar. We strive for an establishment that is deeply rooted in the community where all can come to enjoy. CDM has creative American cuisine inspired by Executive Chef Elvis Morales.
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 400 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipStephane
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Beautiful outdoor dining. Will go back

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vipsheilam
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipDrMark
Milwaukee
85 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LesD
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, food and ambiance. Our server was wonderful - professional, friendly and accommodating! The outdoor patio is covered, heat lamps and well laid out.

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MelanieL
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipSunil
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary! Great service, thank you Pamela! Had a wonderful evening and felt safe.

THANK YOU 😀

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vipAndrea
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special dinner at CDM Restaurant. Delicious meals and superb service! Very safe place to eat.

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a great experience! Great cocktails, great food, great service! Great way to celebrate a birthday!

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Kassi
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipStephanieS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food is really delicious but the noise level inside was awful. We could not hear our friends across the table.

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ArmandoG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBobL
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ColleenH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The carrots are outstanding. They taste like steak!!

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LeahP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is wonderful! Beautiful atmosphere and the food is great. The best part is the wonderful staff!

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ZebaA
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipElaineG
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! Enjoyed everything! Looking forward to the next visit, thank you!

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kirstenp
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service I will definitely come back.

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debbiem
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service and atmosphere!!!! One of our favorite restaurants in town.

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was perfection!!!!

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JamesJ11
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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theresam
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love cdm it is my go-to. I would eat there every day if I could.

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vipMJmj
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fish was over cooked

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vipKEN1
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

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Judyl
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Newport area. Always consistent and delicious.

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vipHarryKarna
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, as was the service by Kate. Overall, a fantastic evening. Thank you

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Tufcrowd
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was fabulous. Had the burger and fries. Delicious!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipBrianC
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipRagsfoodie
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cuisine in Newport Beach

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipDinner
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were awesome. Love the little patio space. All the staff took necessary safety measure and made us feel comfortable. Highly recommend.

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vipbrentandterry
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Delicious food, stellar service and staff! Live this neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service!!

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vipRichardR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Great to sit outside . Please keep up the good work .

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eatup
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Arrived valet parking met the hostess and seated immediately. Service was perfect attentive but not overbearing great experience overall

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CDawg77
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.