About Cavatina at Sunset Marquis
Cavatina- a musical term describing an unembellished melody, beautiful in it's simplicity
Award winning Chef/Restaurateur Michael Schlow, is proud to introduce Cavatina, a new, exciting restaurant serving lunch and dinner at the fabled Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood.
A long time fan and guest of Sunset Marquis, this marks Michael’s first L.A. restaurant and he’s teamed up with Executive Chef Jonathan Kim to present dishes at Cavatina that showcase their unique cooking styles and bold approach to food.
Cavatina boasts an impressive wine list and the restaurant's setting and service embodies Sunset Marquis’ casual and relaxed vibe.
The menu, broken into 4 Categories (Snacks, Crudo, Small Plates, Entrees) offers guests incredible flexibility and gives the chefs the perfect platform to present the beautiful local products available to them.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Mid-day: Daily: 3:00pm-5:30pm; Dinner: Daily 5:30pm -10:30pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking $10 with validation.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Cavatina can host parties from 10-150, from cocktail parties to seated dinners. Please contact Ameliana at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries and details.
We have multiple creative spaces to host your event. From 20-250 people.
Cavatina at Sunset Marquis Ratings and Reviews
We came from out of town for an early 4 ...
We came from out of town for an early 4 dinner and did not realize they don't serve full dinner til 5:30. The waiter and chef were very accomodating, as certain menu items could be prepared early. They gave us additional options and it was delish !!
Food was very good and the service was g ...
Food was very good and the service was good and attentive as well...but not what I would have expected for a restaurant in this price-range....a little too casual for fine-dining price point. Drinks were OK...the presentation was fair...like an afterthought.
It is a kind of hidden gem of a spot, though. The ambiance is the whole game here.
Cavatina would be just marvelous as a de ...
Cavatina would be just marvelous as a destination restaurant. You see the comings and goings of interesting looking people (is that Roman Polanski?) and possibly well-known Britishers on perhaps their first business trip to "hollywoodland". But to truly experience this restaurant you will be a resident of the fabled Sunset Marquis. You'll order a bottle of champagne because you aren't driving and savor the soft exterior lighting, the lush greenery and the water feature that creates ambiance and protects those industry conversions from being overhead. You'll take your time knowing you just need to amble back to your villa, or plan on parking yourself at the pool for the rest of the day. The food is just right. Not too hard to decipher, not to much, not too light. Just the right amount of adventurous for the scene and a breakfast selection perfect for the "night before". Just the amount of sophistication you'll need for this old school hideaway favorite of working rockstars and those about to be launched on the scene when they finish their tracks downstairs at the studio. And the restaurant, the hub of it all. Stay cool and you'll feel right at home, the service is discrete and the dishes are perfect, never upstaging the setting and a wine list that is totally on point.
Appetizers were overpriced and very smal ...
Appetizers were overpriced and very small. The scallop dish was microscopic. Probably one scallop sliced into 8 pieces. The Brussel sprouts were salty as were most of the other dishes. Compared to the dinners we had with Chef Burllion. our entire group of 6 thought the meal was overpriced and mediocre. We split one entree and the waiter didn't even bring a separate place. Great environment and really substandard food and service
We love this restaurant and the ambience ...
We love this restaurant and the ambience and food......Whenever we go to the Morrison Hotel which is attached to this restaurant, for a photo exhibit, we then go to the restaurant for a late night meal. Please make a reservation since they do not love walk ins.
Disappointed with service and food. Lack ...
Disappointed with service and food. Lacked taste and struggled with the service man. Hostess was first class though. She was friendly and welcoming. I doubt I will return due to the poor service. Location does look very nice though.
I took my parents here for dinner. This ...
I took my parents here for dinner. This was our first time dining here. I chose this place because I had some friends staying at the hotel weeks prior and while there spotted the restaurant and thought it looked beautiful.
It is very pricey and the plates are very small. We ended up sharing a couple of the small plates. The food tasted great however. If I were to go back here I probably wouldn't do so on my own time because the value just isn't there for me.
The service was great.
The last 2 times I have eaten here they ...
The last 2 times I have eaten here they have gotten my order wrong. The time before this I ordered a Cesar salad with no anchovies, but it came with huge anchovies right ontop, I had to pick them out. This last time I ordered the Cobb salad with no blue cheese and there was blue cheese throughout the whole sale I had to sift through to get out. I would have told the waiter both times but he didn't show up until the end of the meal.
$15 Orange Juice
The orange juice was the same price as the chicken lunch entree... In the arena of high priced Hollywood dining where atmosphere oftentimes supercedes food taste, there's a pricing ceiling where even a local customer feels gouged and wallet-assaulted.
Oh, and cobwebs are visibly noticeable dangling from the ceiling beams and corners.
While the food was good, the service was ...
While the food was good, the service was horrible. Not knowledgable about the menu and slow. We stayed at the hotel and basically any time we placed an order, the service was slow, not familiar with the menu, and our orders would get mixed up. Anyway, our lunch time waiter seemed to be quite uneasy with his job. Didn't make an eye contact and wasn't able to describe a single dessert item I asked about. It comes as a big surprise that this famous, renowned hotel would employ waiters unfamiliar with the menu....
We had a reservation and we waited for t ...
We had a reservation and we waited for the food almost one hour and a half.
When the food came we were so tired and we gave up to ask for a desert. The restaurant wasn't crowded, honestly I couldn't see any reason for this mistake.
Hidden away and you'd never know it's here.
I love the atmosphere and the garden setting really makes it special. You really feel like you're someplace else. The food was really good and the service was great unless you needed something else after being asked. Our server was great but was one of only two on duty so it kind of took a while to get everything we needed at the same time. I'm sure that on a busier day they'd have more on the floor and this wouldn't happen.
Romantic Colorful Oasis
Walking into Cavatina leaves one feeling as if they've entered a different planet. Lush foliage and colorful lighting enhances this already surreal dining spot to another level. The food was delicious and the ambiance was not to miss. Would recommend to anyone wishing a respite from the regular.
Cavatina met all my expectations and some. There is a little walk that you have to do through The Sunset Marquis in order to get to the restaurant and the closer you get to the restaurant the more breathtaking it gets. The food was heavenly and so flavorful ( I had the Filet Mignon ). The server was pleasant and very attentive.
If you are looking for a beautiful restaurant to bring any loved ones or a loved one, I'd definitely recommend Cavatina at Sunset Marquis, it will not let you down.
A little fun side note;
We got seated right next to the one and only Ozzy Osbourne, you just never know when you'll run into some one at the Cavatina ;)
Sunset Marquis Rocks
Have not stayed at the Marquis since the early 80's. Whether new band in town or the Rolling Stones this was the place to stay during the birth of LA's rock scene. The restaurant survived for years and I have no real memory of it. That changed Friday night. The remodeled and expanded Marquis rebuilt around the old pool is spectacular and Cavatina hit the same high bar. Cocktails were strong and large, apps varied and unique, two filets perfectly prepared and a scallops for the three of us left all raving.
Christmas romantic date with my wife
They had plenty of heaters on during the Christmas eve, which was like 40F or something freezing cold, so that was very nice of them. It was actually very comfy sitting out and we could enjoy the beautiful garden decorated with all the lights.
Food was pretty educational and delicious. The server is quite nice as well. I respect these guys who're willing to work on the evening night.
However, the only downside I wanted to leave was: they did not allow us to share the meal.
It was a 75$ per person meal and it was quite a lot of food. At first my wife and I were planning on sharing but the manager told us they don't allow sharing. It was quite an unexpected rule as there weren't any minimal orders required at time of reservation and none other restaurants have ever prohibited food sharing. My wife and I ended up getting 2 orders of Christmas special combo, which was the only thing on the menu for that night, and the food was too much for us to finish. Good thing I had some cushion in my budget so the dinner turned out pretty well. I guess it was more of my fault for not doing my homework well.
Overall a great restaurant to go. Definitely visiting again.
The lighting is all purple and dark, not in a good way. A waiter fully bumped into my chair hard even though it was NOT crowded and there was nothing near me. We ordered some raw crudos and some warm seafood dishes (mussels etc) and the cold, raw dishes arrived after the warm ones-- really weird. The food was fine, but not that great.
Brunch with 2 Friends
Location was very boutiqueish. My friend who arrived before me had chosen a table overlooking the Koi pond, which was lovely. It was Sunday at 12:30 pm. Restaurant was not full, yet, we were not encouraged to order from the lunch menu and Server made a big deal several times how we might be bumped from the table unless at least one of us selected the brunch, which I did. One of my guests ordered an omelet from the lunch menu and the server said he can just go to the omelet area for the brunch and she would adjust the price. Service regarding beverages was not attentive; getting the brunch, I had to ask for coffee, but not from our server. After that, lunch was very pleasant with excellent food. I would not discourage anyone from going there because of this anomaly.
Good spread, with nice salads, very good roast beef and desserts. The table service is very good, with the glass never running out of champagne (which isn't - it seems to be lower grade California stuff by taste) and plates cleared almost too fast. However, the eggs section is way too slow, not because of the employee cooking but because it is a two man job.
Also, the $60 cost is too much for the types of food served. You can get a lower cost in nicer areas (say overlooking the beach in Santa Monica rather than so far inland). Also the valet is $10, which even the top restaurants don't charge.
Sad to day, the management considers this a cash cow rather than a service to patrons. I plan to skip if I do not have to go again.
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