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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 #23 of 82 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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San Francisco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Wonderful lighting, decor and service. Fantastic views of the ocean and the grounds below the room. Food average, and yes, very expensive ($74 for two minimalist buffet breakfasts).

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Marshfield
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There is nothing more elegant that the Conservatory Lounge at the Ritz Carlton - Half Moon Bay. It was our destination of choice after flying from the East Coast on route to Carmel. We timed our flights from Boston so that we could land at SFO, get a car and make it to Half Moon Bay in time for lunch.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful setting. Large and well staffed. Check out the wine bar, get selections, romantic and you will not be disappointed.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food was great and Craig, one of our servers, was wonderful. The only criticism would be that the place was mobbed on Sunday and the wait was a little long.

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Granite Bay, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

Dear Patricia L., Thank you for taking a moment to share a review. While we are pleased to know you enjoyed taking in the sunset over drinks, we regret that noise levels negatively affected your experience. Our goal is to provide music as a background enhancement; however, this was a unique situation that we can assure you will not be... More

Chandler
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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135 reviews 135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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243 reviews 243 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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