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“Wonderful experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Navio Restaurant

Navio Restaurant
1 Miramontes Point Road, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650-712-7000
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Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 1
Description: California Coastal Crusine
Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Great restaraunt , 1st class service, romantic, gorgeous view..the sommelier is the best! Very sophisticated menu, natural ingredients, fresh from local farms. This place is super pricey but worth it, especially for romance!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
The Sea Ranch, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Top Dining Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Wide choice. All well prepared and served.New Year's dinner and New Year's Day Brunch are superb.Buffet brunch is sumptuous, to put it mildly.

Visited January 2013
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Marin County, California
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, outrageous view- go even if you aren't guests!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Of course if you are a guest at the Ritz-Carlton, eating here is a no brainier, but a day trip for lunch or evening drive for a sunset dinner is worth the trip. Cozy, non-stuff atmosphere, perfect low lighting, perfect ocean view with great natural side effects. Fantastic, non-intrusive service, and the food- aaah. Do NOT miss the short ribs, their speciality! In all my years of dining out and the countless variations on beef I have eaten, this one lingers still in my mouth. Everything we had was perfect. The Sommelier was right on with his recommendation of one Brunello over another, even letting me taste it prior to choosing. Since the staff had been tipped off as to the dinner celebrating my birthday, they brought a tastefully done dessert with candle and decorated greeting on the plate, perfectly done.

During the summer or any on season time on a weekend, I would imagine reservations would be necessary.

Visited January 2013
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Oakland, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch @ $95 is Not a Great Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

During the Christmas holidays this was the one place recommended for brunch. Although it was plentiful, keeping the wide selection of foods warm is a challenge. A challenge Navio did not meet. The place is so popular that it has become crowded with two seatings at 11 and 1 that are filled to the brim. I recommend trying it once, but I won't go back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great service, great food, great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

It was my great proposal day.

Advance booking from the website and mentioned i'm going to propose to her. They put us to a very nice private table with roses on it. Service is tremendous, she kept walking to our table every 5-10 minutes making sure that we're fine, offered to take picture for us many times.

Fantastic appetizer and main course. We had salmon, bbq shrimp and fish. Great taste. Overall ended up paying $150, exclude wine & alcohol.

Parking, valet only with complimentary from the restaurant. Just give the valet guy a tip.

Overall experience was great for me and my fiance. This restaurant is really 5 stars service up to Ritz Carlton standard.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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