CDM Restaurant

4.9
522 reviews
$30 and under
American
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
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 522 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MatthewS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. The patio was super nice and well decorated. Had great service too! Try the bread.

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to CDM restaurant for his birthday. We ate at the outside patio. We didn’t get the greatest table as we were sitting right next to a large, loud party. The server was very pleasant. The food was amazing. The drinks were unique and tasty. We were a bit disappointed that they did not acknowledge his birthday although we left a note in the reservation.

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vipRoseB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day

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vipDavid
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ambiance and service were outstanding. Simone was our waitress and she could not have been nicer or more attentive. Food was quite good, although the Cioppino was a bit too spicy. We ate inside, but they have a lovely patio as well.

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vipromagirl
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, AMAZING staff and fabulous food! Always consistent. LOVE!

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vipSherriL
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tell chief need more gluten free items on menu would be great if he could add more to menu

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Nice decor and great service. I would definitely go there again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Secret gem in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls trip. Perfect luncheon. Seating on the patio. Excellent service by an amazing team. Food was great - flavorful, fresh and pretty. Desserts divine.

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LillyL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was phenomenal and well made. Their craft cocktails were top notch! Was not impressed with outdoor seating they currently have because it was dark and our table was on a slope. Inside pictures made me want to come here in the first place. Happy that food and drink were so good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date with friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this restaurant!

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vipSofluvslife
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience. From arrival to departure our service was warm, friendly, prompt t and professional. The food was delicious. Each item flawlessly presented. The beef tartare, the octopus, scallops were amazing. The octopus so so delicious....we just had to order another round. CDM is definitely an amazing dining experience with beautiful atmosphere and great service.
Can’t wait to return

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vipStephanieS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular, service was excellent. Only downside is they were out of my Chardonnay & it was wine Wednesday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s not my first time at the restaurant but it’s a fabulous place everything about it is enjoyable and I plan on being there again soon

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Anjelique
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined here several times and am always satisfied. I love the ambience, the service, the food, the cocktails, the vibe - everything. Their service is SPECTACULAR time and time again. I love their staff! We were served by Sergio this go around and he was great. Always recommend!

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JulieBarnes
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in CDM 💖

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vipMakenzie2
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible! We heard from a local couple in line behind us that it is the best food in town, I think it fully lived up to that statement!

The manager and bartender were not wearing masks, which seemed disrespectful to the rest of the staff wearing masks and made our group a little uneasy as they handled our drinks. Overall, we loved it though! Perfect for dates, special occasions and all gatherings!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In love with this gem of soot

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday cele

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!!

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vipKirstenF
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding cuisine!

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vipLoriF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance inside, excellent service by Megan, food was excellent!

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vipAndrea
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and service. They need to add cancelling noise material to the room inside...all 3 of us came come with hoarse voices. We could not hear ourselves talk, once the inside room got to full capacity..this room has always have had this issues. Sitting outside is much better :-)

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers are outstanding and would focus on them in the future. Dirty pasta great dish too. Halibut dish lacked flavor. Definitely will be back. The octopus and pate appetizers are must haves.

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Jiggy
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Salty pizza and drinks were too sour. Sent my drink back and the next one was still too sour. Ambience is nice but may just stick to wine and salad next time

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SpencerB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner great filet great environment would definitely recommend to a friend also has a quite nice bar

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vipSherriL
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restraunt I wish you had more gluten free options

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LaurenS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simone was amazing ! Great drinks and food. The sour was great !!

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vipPatb
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great vibe !!

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vipMichelleMiller
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and vibe

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every time. The best place in CDM.

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Jeun
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the fish special and the Dirty Pasta and enjoyed them both!

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BrentC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always enjoy going to CdM. Creative menu, good ambiance and wonderful staff. We will go back.

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sandiec
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered several starters and entrees and everything was delicious!

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vipfussbudget
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Cdm is one of our favorite local restaurants- we were frequent diners pre-covid and have enjoyed take out. This was our first dining exp at the restaurant since covid vaccination.
The drinks, service and food were very good.
But the “outdoor” area was not ok with us! The entire section was enclosed in plastic, with no open roof, and no visible air circulation at all. The tables were crowded. It did not seem safe from Covid at all. Sad to say We will not return to dine here until the pandemic is over.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice! Sat at the bar and Samantha was lovely. Great balance of friendly and attentive yet not overbearing. Had the dirty pasta which was just amazing along with a Dao red. I can see why people are excited to dine here. Was definitely on point.

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Anoosheho
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All around a great spot to go for dinner, ambiance and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, we started with a cocktail in the speakeasy . The bartender (Simone I think) was amazing, truely talented! Kate our server was on point! She recommended amazing dishes, cocktails and dessert... Everyone in our party of 5 was impressed

FAQs

CDM Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 287-6600.

CDM Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 522 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.