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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 24
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always good at the Ritz!

Great drinks, great beers and the food was also good. Great views from the ocean. It's a nice place to get together. They do some great signature drinks as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
RafaelGarcia1975
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Sao Bento Do Sul, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of the most stunningly beautiful facilities in the U.S. Excellent dining - superb ... & much more. Gracious atmosphere/ambiance w/views/setting to-die-for. Service is refined, attentive & crisp - while still being friendly/warm. Such a nice job here. Try all 4 of the Ritz dining/wine bar offerings. Each is simply outstanding.

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Thank ggrodhaus
Sao Bento Do Sul, SC
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124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great drinks, great beers and the food was also good. Great views from the ocean. It's a nice place to get together. They do some great signature drinks as well.

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Thank RafaelGarcia1975
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We have driven here out of our way a few times just to eat in this restaurant because the ocean views are just spectacular and relaxing, and it's the kind of place that makes you want to linger. Although pricey (and parking alone is $30), the food is delicious and the ambiance is so nice. Like I mentioned, service is... More 

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Thank Provo8
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

WOW, THE VIEW! WOW, THE SERVICE. WOW, THE FOOD!!! We were two sisters with two daughters coming in from the Christmas cold of the sunset and firepit to enjoy a lite suppa before bed at the edge of the ocean. You know why we came here? We smelled the burgers....and were not not disappointed!!! We waited for our table by... More 

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Thank Opcal
Half Moon Bay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

OMG, I took myself to the Conservatory for a birthday lunch/dessert. The chowder fries were out of this world !! House cut fries and the best chowder around. The Corn Cake was delicious and was served with popcorn, and popcorn flavored ice cream. The Almond Torte was simply delicious with a scoop of house made pistacio ice cream.

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Thank hmbmarilyn
Greensboro, North Carolina
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Great menu, we had lunch. The food was fresh with all the right flavors. The ambiance is incredible, the restaurant is surrounded by great views, fabulous wine bar. You'll find the simple dishes the best options. Great place within the hotel.

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Thank Flyby0161
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The Consevatory is beautuful, gas fabulous food and great service. It was a treat to take my daughter there for a late lunch during her visit from Florida. We shared the tomato and cheese salad as a starter. She had the pasta bolognese and I had the salmon. Both were excellent and generous servings. Although we would have loved to... More 

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

Carol G. Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will come back again soon. Sincerely, The Executive Office of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Ritz had lunch here one day fantastic spot looking out at the ocean, I waitress Alex was wonderful very pleasant, started with some wine nice selection. My husband or did the pumpkin soup to start have pumpkin seeds on top so delicious, we ordered burgers came with salad or french fries good size burger very tasty. She... More 

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Thank Hollmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We flew from the east coast to SF and drove straight to the Ritz knowing our room wouldn't be ready yet. We had lunch at the Conservatory which was a treat after traveling so far! I ordered the Chicken Sandwich, which I didn't love- but our sides and my husbands meal were very good. We stayed for two evenings and... More 

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Thank Katybug40
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Expensive, with mediocre food and service. You are unfortunately held somewhat captive as there are few choices for dining while staying at the hotel

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

Dear John S. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Our goal is to provide a selection of outlets and a variety of cuisine for you to enjoy while you are at the resort and we regret that that was not your impression. We will be sure to share your comments with our team, and we invite you to... 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: Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene

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