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The Conservatory Lounge at the Ritz Carlton

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1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (Highway 1)
(650) 712-7000
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Entertaining clients

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  • 19
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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
Most recent review
Things Are Slipping

We were entertaining friends visiting from Germany and chose to have a late lunch at this restaurant. We had taken them there last year at about the same time of the year. We were shocked at the decline of refinement and service, all at a higher cost. There were people wearing hiking clothes... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Ed G
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were entertaining friends visiting from Germany and chose to have a late lunch at this restaurant. We had taken them there last year at about the same time of the year. We were shocked at the decline of refinement and service, all at a higher cost. There were people wearing hiking clothes, swim suits, working overalls, and barking dogs... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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66 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stopped by on our way back to Santa Cruz from San Francisco at 12:30. We did not have reservations and were not sure they could accommodate a party of four. We waited fifteen minutes and were seated by a huge window with a vista view of the bay and small slice of the golf course. The service was attentive... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We made a half day trip to Half Moon Bay this January. After biking in the trails and chilling at the beach, we headed over to the Conservatory at The Ritz for dinner. Very cozy and inviting. The staff attending to us were extremely attentive and pleasant. Well, the food was ritzy ! Their thyme Cocktails were outstanding esp. the... More 

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PA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The meal was pretty standard for lunch and we enjoyed it very much. Only issue they added someone's 3 vodkas and 1 espresso to our bill so check your bill before you check out.

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Maui, Hawaii, USA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Was staying at hotel and had dinner here. Limited menu, but everything we got was delicious. Would eat here again if I was staying on property, but not a restaurant I would go out of my way to eat at.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

As a continuous patron of the Ritz brand, I always wanted to visit the Half Moon Bay property. During my stay, we had dinner one evening at The Conservatory and the experience was "good". Service was great and the food also was of sustainable quality. The views in the Conservatory (and everywhere on the property for that matter) are exceptional.... More 

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Fremont, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This casual dining spot has lovely views over the fire pits and the ocean, and is a great place for a quick, causal meal. The dinner menu consists of a wide range of items including burgers, pasta, salads, chicken and the like. The portions were large and tasty. I wasn't very hungry but wanted the pasta with meat sauce, so... More 

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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great meal and view. Started off with appetizers - meatballs, fritto misto and prawns cocktails. Surprisingly the portions are every substantial in size. Meatballs were good and had a middles eastern flare to them with hints of cinnamon and raisins. Fritto misto (mixed fry) that came with fried calamari, shrimp,fennel and olive accompanied with an aioli and cocktail sauce. This... More 

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Churchton, Maryland
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135 reviews 135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

You can't beat it. Expect to pay a fortune for drinks. I guess when you take into account the setting, it almost justifies the price.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

The food had excellent flavors and texture and was superbly cooked. The waiters are very attentive and responsive. The restaurant has a beautiful ocean view. Parking was kind of difficult to find though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Miramontes Point Road, 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: Entertaining clients

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