Drinks or weekend brunch on patio table overlooking water at Cast & Plow Restaurant

MDR Restaurants for Business Deals

Looking to book MDR restaurants for business meetings? If you’re meeting for lunch, dinner or drinks (like this crew from The Office), then scroll below to find the best spots to dine and work out a business deal in Marina del Rey. 

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dining tables at Beachside restaurant

Beachside Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy elevated California cuisine right next to Marina "Mother's" Beach. The outdoor patio offers some of the best seats in the house. For evening hours, stay warm by their heat lamps and fire pit seating.

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Outdoor seating at Terrace Deck of Residence Inn by Marriott

Brizo Bar & Restaurant

As one of the newcomers in Marina del Rey, this waterfront restaurant features expansive outdoor spaces and indoor cozy tables and booths that work well for a business meal.

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Group enjoying at Happy Hour

Cast and Plow Restaurant

Located in The RItz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, this farm-to-table restaurant offers incredible views from the outdoor terrace and indoor dining room. The cozy atmosphere is ideal for power lunches and dinners as well as relaxed cocktail hours.

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people eating on patio facing harbor and boats

Killer Shrimp

For a more laid-back environment with killer views, enjoy a business meal over top-notch seafood and drinks at this waterfront dining spot. Check out their newly opened Killer Sushi restaurant next door, too.

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Interior bar and seating at Kazunori now open in Marina del Rey


The original handroll bar is a popular spot for lunch or dinner. Bar seating is the only option inside, but who can complain about those stunning marina views! We recommend this as a good coworker lunch or dinner venue anytime of year!

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Outdoor patio at Waterside shopping center in Marina del Rey

Mendocino Farms

Looking for a more casual business lunch option? This fast-casual restaurant offers chef-driven sandwiches and salads with plenty of outdoor seating. This option is best for those limited on time and seeking delicious food for your next business meeting. Also consider their catering packages for in-office lunch meetings!

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SALT Restaurant and Bar

This recently renovated restaurant at the Marina del Rey Hotel is a great spot for entertaining clients and business colleagues. The endless maritime-themed décor and nautical colors make any business meal enjoyable - whether you're sitting inside "The Del Rey Room" bar and dining area or their spacious outdoor patio.

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Patio dining area of Sapori Italian for Valentine's Day dinner specials

Sapori Italian

For a more intimate, quaint option, head to Fisherman's Village for this family-owned waterfront restaurant. Sapori offers classic Italian cuisine with California and Italian wines, relaxing water views and a patio with covered umbrellas and heat lamps.

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lounge seating area at Sinder

Sinder Lounge

The Marina del Rey Marriott's restaurant and lounge offers California fare with a variety of cocktails and drink specials throughout the week. The main dining area is next to the hotel lobby with expansive tables perfect for setting down your laptop and notebooks.

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Starbucks Coffee at Waterside Shops

For biz meetings over coffee and tea, head to Starbucks Coffee located at the outdoor mall, Waterside Shops, along Admiralty Way and Fiji Way. This Starbucks location has plenty of interior seating and shared outdoor seating as well.

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The Tavern at Tony P's

Tony P's Dockside Grill

If you're looking to have a couple of beers over a business deal, then this neighborhood restaurant is your go-to spot. Tony P's features outdoor patio seating and a cozy tavern featuring 40 beers on draft and another 80+ in cans and bottles, bringing the count to more than 120 brews!

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acai bowl with fruit and coffee

The Hive

Breakfast or coffee meetings can also be done in the Marina. This cafe located neat the water at The Amli apartment complex offers healthy bowls, wraps, smoothies, and coffee. Limited outdoor seating is available. Perhaps take your coffee and walk along the water for your meeting?

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Pasta dishes in bowls on a table


If you're meeting with a foodie or someone who loves authentic Italian food, try UOVO located at Boardwalk Shops. This waterfront restaurant serves fresh pasta handmade in their kitchen in Bologna, Italy. The open-air seating with marina views are highly coveted, though there is limited bar seating inside, too. Arrive early for lunch or dinner—no reservations are taken.

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outdoor patio at marina

Whiskey Red's

For a more casual sit-down dining experience, try Whiskey Red's at Fisherman's Village. The restaurant specializes in seafood with raw and grilled fare and a whiskey-focused cocktail menu. The restaurant's relaxed environment is a great spot for business deals and its patio boasts incredible views of the Marina del Rey channel.

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