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The Conservatory Lounge at the Ritz Carlton

1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 712-7000
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Ranked #27 of 82 restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 1
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English first
Granite Bay, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed having drinks as we watched the sun setting over the water. You might want to be there early enough to get out before the music starts. Once they start, conversation becomes very limited or is based on the shout. There is really no reason to amplify musicians in such a small venue. It quickly becomes unpleasant.

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Chandler
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband had to asked if we were going to be served after waiting for over 10 minutes. Attitude/poor service to what we got.

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San Jose, CA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I just kind of stumbled into this place while walking along the beach. Hungry, it was a little cold and windy outside. There was a buffet but that seems a bit much at over 100/pp, so went next door in this cafe style dining. There was a seat available right away, no wait. The menu was simple, there were was... More

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Washington DC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Lunch on 4 July. Server never thought to ask if we wanted anything to drink. Complementary bread was stale. French fries were barely tepid. Burger boring. Papperdelle not bad, but sauce cooked nine hours? Somebody put the pot on the stove at 3 a.m.? So sorry, no, it's view food, where the view is so good you don't need to... More

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, General Manager at The Conservatory Lounge at the Ritz Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Caseyvtb, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While we are pleased you could join us for Independence Day, we regret to learn your lunch was less than ideal. The service and overall quality you've described are not indicative of how our dining outlets typically operate, and we apologize your experience was anything less than exceptional.... More

Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We shared late lunch and cocktails on Father's Day in the Conservatory Lounge. The cocktails were delicious and and the lunch was well prepared and presented. The service was excellent despite walking in without reservations on a very busy day. I think that most people went to Navio for the Sunday brunch but we were looking for something much lighter.... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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240 reviews 240 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stopped for lunch and had club sandwiches. They were really good. The menu had a good variety of items for lunch which was nice. We also had breakfast one morning and it was very good. Worth a stop.

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Anaheim Hills, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We had dinner and drinks here on our last night. They had a 3 person combo playing old rock and roll and some blues. They were very good. We sat by a fire place and watched the sun set. The food was good but the setting made it better.

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Kritou Tera, Cyprus
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is a place that is trying to be trendy and chic but only offers rather ordinary food. A group of old friends had lunch there recently, and left hungry again by the time we left to walk the lovely grounds of the hotel perched on the edge of cliffs. My crab cake was succulent, not only supplemented with junk,... More

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Campbell, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The conservatory is a lovely, quiet relaxing place to dine at the Ritz-Carlton... the view is stunning, fireplace setting is so relaxing and the food is delicious! Service is outstanding.

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Palo Alto, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

A college chum and I have celebrated the advent of the Christmas season here with a gals lunch every year for a few years. In previous years service and food have been stellar, but this year was a huge disappointment. Although the lounge and restaurant were about 1/3 full when we arrived, the servers totally ignored us and swept by... More

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