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The Conservatory

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1 Miramontes Point Road, The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (Highway 1)
(650) 712-7000
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good hotel food and exceptional service

Lunch - decent burger and fries a little over priced (but acceptable for hotel rates) servuce from staff was great and the view is beautiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
M R
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Horley, United Kingdom
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Horley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lunch - decent burger and fries a little over priced (but acceptable for hotel rates) servuce from staff was great and the view is beautiful.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went here for late drinks and a bite to eat. Sat in the bar and they were out of 3 different drinks we asked for including diet soda. Menu selection is very limited and staff was not very attentive

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear James R. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Our goal is to provide a wide selection of menu items and we regret that that was not your experience. We will be sure to share your comments with our team, and we invite you to share any additional feedback at 650-712-7001. Sincerely, The Executive Team at The Ritz-Carlton,... More 

New York, NY
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The best halibut I've ever had and a wonderful kale salad. Drank a Bee's Knees, which was, well, the bee's knees. We had a great meal. Service was great, food was amazing. There was live music and the musician was perfect. He had a great voice, sang a variety of songs from 70's through today, and was able to politely... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped after dinner for a glass of wine and dessert. The room is beautiful, the service is slow and the desserts were marginal. The dessert menu is limited to about six items all priced around $12. While creative, they were just okay. We shared the Warm Apricot Almond Cake and the Meringue Mushroom Cap. When we were ready to... More 

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Denise A. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Our goal is to provide service in a timely fashion and we regret that that was not your experience. We will be sure to share your comments with our team, and we invite you to share any additional feedback at 650-712-7001. Sincerely, The Executive Team at The Ritz-Carlton, Half... More 

Hong Kong Region, China
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Waitresses work at a very leisurely pace, so you can admire the views of the ocean? Kale salad is superb, free refills of soft drinks?

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Cecilia C, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. While we certainly want to allow you enough time to take in the views, this should not come at the expense of your personal schedule. And while we are pleased that your meal overall was delicious and plentiful, we regret that our timing served to delay you. In the... More 

Tiburon, California
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Every meal at the Conservatory is tasty and fresh. There are nice coastal views and an airy atmosphere, but the service was rather slow during both of our visits.

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Mill Valley, California
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165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We came just to have a drink outdoors on the beautiful patio facing the ocean and green golf course. After braving the cold and bundling in their blankets (found draped over adirondack chairs surrounding fire pits on the large patio), we moved inside to the Conservatory. Our drinks were expensive, but heavy on alcohol, and came with a small bowl... More 

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great restaurant, service and view. Each waiter/waitress will recommend the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger. Definitely try it. It is well worth it, especially the bacon marmalade. I never knew this existed and now my life will never be the same. The Pappardelle Bolognese was also recommended, but was underwhelming. The Spiced Cherry Margarita was very good.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Located inside the Ritz at Half Moon Bay it is a contemporary American. I had the roasted chicken over polenta with kale. I had a side of roasted shishito peppers that were just hot enough. It was delicious. My husband had the bolognese and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a great view of the ocean. Service was very attentive. Expensive... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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151 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Wonderful décor concept; tables surrounded by potted foliage. Beautiful ocean views if you are fortunate to get a table by a window. Enjoyable singer and musical accompaniment dinner time. Impeccable service by our waiter Jeffrey. Chef gets an "A" for originality and effort by not for taste. The pea ravioli was tasty but neither filling nor exceptional, especially considering the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Miramontes Point Road, The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
    (Highway 1)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: (650) 712-7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business

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