Chandler's Oceanfront Dining

Chandler's Oceanfront Dining

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Hours
Sun
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM11:01 AM - 2:00 PM4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM11:01 AM - 2:00 PM4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM11:01 AM - 2:00 PM4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM11:01 AM - 2:00 PM4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM11:01 AM - 2:00 PM4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$31.00 – $50.00
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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PRICE RANGE
$31.00 – $50.00
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles275 reviews
Excellent
120
Very good
85
Average
40
Poor
16
Terrible
14
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

MartyBrian
Windsor277 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
We are staying at this Hilton hotel and decided to eat there out of convenience. We arrived early on Tuesday and decided to have lunch there. They have placemats on the tables and mine obviously had old food on it and there was something sticky on the table. They don’t pick up the placemats when they clean the tables and leave the extra setups on the table which I find unacceptable. I have never eaten anywhere where they leave the extra utensils. This is flu season and Corona virus is happening now. This is not a good way to clean up after guests. The food was good enough but the service was lacking. It took a long time to be acknowledged after we sat down and the restaurant was almost empty. Once our waiter figured out we were there he was OK. We are diamond members so get complimentary brunch. We went down yesterday and the hostess who was on the phone conducting business totally ignored us for at least five minutes. Hello, how about an acknowledgement by holding up a finger or something. Very rude. A waiter finally seated us and took care of us. The breakfast buffet is OK, nothing exceptional. Fresh fruit is good however; and honeydew was actually ripe! There seemed to be confusion on how to make out the checks with credit, first one got a 0.00 check. The check yesterday looked like$23.50 was charged to the room but the waiter assured us this is not the case. Consistency is good. We like being able to take advantage of the diamond perks but this was discouraging. The nicest person we met was the busboy. I have no idea who waited on us because no one introduced themselves. Lot’s of room for improvement on the cleaning and service. If you can overlook this stuff the food is OK. The views are good!
Written March 13, 2020
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CapeReyHilton
Marty, thank you for sharing your experience at Chandler's. We sincerely apologize for the lack of service you received. Please know that it is unacceptable and we will be following up with our team to make the appropriate improvements. We do hope that you will consider giving us another chance in the future.
Written March 16, 2020
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Love Food and Travel
Ramona941 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 family
The Chandler is a hidden gem! It's located inside the Hilton resort and spa. The restaurant has "to go" orders available only during this COVID 19 Purple tier in San Diego. We placed our order and enjoyed our bucket of champagne while waiting for breakfast. The breakfast burrito and the shrimp and lobters eggs Benedict were delicious! No crowds to worry about.
Written November 21, 2020
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CapeReyHilton
Thank you for your outstanding review. We do hope to have you dine with us again!
Written November 23, 2020
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ssk
89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
I stayed at Cape Rey in the middle of October and had a wonderful dinner at Chandlers with my son and friend. Most memorable was the service. I wish I could remember this young man's name but he was excellent. He knew every item on the menu and was friendly and professional. I had the shrimp and lobster tacos which were great. My son had the ahi tuna with sticky cocoanut rice and he loved it. We also enjoyed the short rib flat bread as an appetizer - excellent as well. Nice dining experience. I didn't feel like they were trying to rush us out. Of course we had a beautiful view of the ocean.
Written October 24, 2020
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CapeReyHilton
Thank you Kathy for your outstanding review. We hope to have you dine with us again.
Written October 30, 2020
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dan
Richmond2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
We had read several good reviews of the restaurant and were looking forward to a nice night. The night started off wrong from the very beginning. We ordered a bottle of wine and about 15 minutes went by before were told they didn’t have that bottle. When we started to look at the menu, we were immediately told there wasn’t a catch of the day selection. This meant the only, non fried, fish selection was their standard salmon selection. We decided to go with three appetizers instead and they were completely tasteless. The shrimp ceviche was the better of the three selections but it came with greasy, stale chips. The tuna tartare had a salsa on it that was overpowering and the unique chips it came were so greasy, you could see it on your hands and they tasted like old grease. Lastly, mussels were in a tomato base and they had zero taste. We were told by the server the menu was just changed the day before. I wish we could have experienced the previous menu. Also, how could a seafood restaurant not be able to get a catch of the day.
Written August 28, 2022
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Front Desk
Thank you for taking a moment to leave us your thoughts. It is disheartening to hear your dining experience could have been better, but rest assured, we will pass along your feedback to ensure an even better service to future guests. Our new chef is committed to sourcing only the freshest, local ingredients. As our menu continues to evolve and grow, we are confident our guests will thoroughly enjoy their meals while taking in the beautiful views our location provides. Kind Regards, Charles Food & Beverage Director
Written August 30, 2022
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Lynn W
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
We had our family of 12 for a 70th birthday dinner at Chandlers Cape Rey in Carlsbad and excellent service from Jose, as well as coordinated menu - 1st 2nd 3rd course dinner with signature personal menu! Kelly Loots (group dinner coordinator) helped us coordinate our outside table with ocean view for our guests! First of all valet parking for our guests, then incredible service with Jose (genuinely a 5 star waiter); and the food was 5 star delicious as well as the drinks! Filets perfectly cooked, crab cake’s wonderful, table setting with floating candles perfect!! Perfect portions ending with a happy birthday cake and cake service! Kelly Loots open to suggestions for inclusions to our menu which gave our guests more options for food choices! A wonderful evening with our special family members!! Will definitely come again as a mile from our home!!
Written August 7, 2023
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General Manager
Wow, thank you for sharing this incredible review of your recent meal at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge. We're honored you chose to spend such a special occasion with us, and reading all your kind compliments made our day. From our top-notch staff to our exceptional cuisine, it sounds like you and your family had a truly memorable experience, which is great to hear. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards, Charles Food & Beverage Director
Written August 9, 2023
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Isunwin
Los Angeles1432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
Ate here for breakfast and dinner. Good food. Service was a bit slower in the morning. The restaurant offered indoor/outdoor dining with heat lamps and a fire place. Menu offers a variety of food. Food is reasonably priced for being at a hotel.
Written October 1, 2022
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Front Desk
Thank you for dining with us at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge. It is wonderful to learn that you liked our delicious food and enjoyed the beautiful views from our property. We hope you will come back and see us again in the future. Kind Regards, Charles Food & Beverage Director
Written October 3, 2022
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Reviewer W
Liverpool194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 business
Beautiful view and good food. I had a work event there and had drinks and dinner. The staff were attentive, but also apologetic because it had a pretty slow drinks service- it was Valentine’s Day and there was only one barman. Regardless of that the waitress tried her best. We shared food- the burger was great (although salad didn’t have dressing), the lobster nachos were nice and the pizzas were good too.
Written February 17, 2024
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General Manager
Thank you for choosing Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge. We're delighted you enjoyed the views and found our service good, even under challenging circumstances. It's also great that our food, especially the burger and lobster nachos, met your expectations. Your feedback is invaluable as we continuously strive to enhance our guest experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another event or a casual visit. Kind Regards, Charles Food & Beverage Director
Written February 18, 2024
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EricBellevue
Bellevue53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
The food and the staff at Chandler's are incredible. Shout out to their incredible manager Greg as he's got an amazing staff who's number one goal is to deliver exceptional service. Jose, Suzette and Izzy are fantastic and the main reason we'd not hesitate to either recommend nor return to the Cape Ray and Chandler's
Written October 14, 2023
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General Manager
Dear Eric, What a pleasure for us to read your kind words about your recent dining experience at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge. We're glad you had a wonderful time with us and enjoyed our delicious food and exceptional service. You can be sure your compliments will be shared with Greg, Jose, Suzette, and Izzy. Our team appreciates your recommendations to fellow gourmets, and we look forward to hosting you again in Carlsbad. Kind Regards, Charles Food & Beverage Director
Written October 16, 2023
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John S
Carlsbad116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
We attended a five-course special wine dinner featuring two Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignons and two other wines. I had not eaten at Chandler's for a long time. The dinner was a great success. The food, service, wines, and discussion were outstanding. The portions were very generous, and the dishes were creative. The amuse was a play on fish and chips- sea bass and sunchoke "chips" with malt vinegar. It was served with a Villa Marcello Prosecco. The first course was a bean puree with goat cheese and a cured egg yolk surrounded by asparagus pieces. The puree, goat cheese and cured egg yolk made for a wonderful combination of flavors. It was served with a Domaine Roc de l'Abbaye Pouilly-Fume. It was an excellent pairing. The second course was half a duck breast, cooked just pink with figs. It was served with a Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2018. The duck was very good and the wine was outstanding. The third course was a generous braised lamb shank, served with Heitz Cellar Lot C-91 Cabernet 2018. It was as great as I expected. There was dessert, but I can't remember what it was. The food and wine was $150 per person and worth every penny, considering that the two Heitz bottles retail for $90 and $120, and the pours were generous. I can't wait to attend another of these wine dinners and to have lunch and/or dinner at Chandler's.
Written May 20, 2024
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General Manager
Dear John, Thank you for sharing your exquisite experience at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge! We're thrilled that the five-course dinner featuring Heitz Cellar wines was a great success. Your detailed descriptions of the dishes and wine pairings, from the creative amuse-bouche to the perfectly cooked duck breast and braised lamb shank, paint a vivid picture of a truly memorable evening. We're delighted you found our food, service, and wine discussions outstanding and the portions generous. We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional dining experience! Kind Regards, Charles Food & Beverage Director
Written May 22, 2024
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Seth S
New City118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 solo
Decided to try this spot because of the nice views it showed online and was not disappointed! Great food, service, and location! Enjoyed the sunset while having a nice seafood dish
Written January 25, 2024
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General Manager
Thank you for sharing your experience at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge! We're thrilled that our stunning views, delicious seafood, and attentive service contributed to your memorable dining experience. It was a pleasure to serve you, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon for more great food and beautiful views! Kind Regards, Charles Food & Beverage Director
Written January 27, 2024
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TheBigFishHead
Carlsbad115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
I ordered the lobster. Roll my wife ordered Angus burger. We both loved it. The drinks were great too. The view is not too shabby either.
Written December 23, 2023
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General Manager
Thank you for recommending Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge! We're delighted you and your wife enjoyed the lobster roll and Angus burger. It's also wonderful to know that our drinks and the view hit the mark. We look forward to welcoming you both back soon! Kind Regards, Charles Food & Beverage Director
Written December 24, 2023
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Taylor S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
Excellent service. Sierra was a great server and was friendly. Good food and the staff was all very helpful.
Written November 25, 2023
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General Manager
Dear Taylor, It was such a pleasure to welcome you to Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge! Thank you so much for your kind words about our delicious offerings and exceptional service. You can be sure we'll share your compliments with Sierra! We appreciate your thoughtful recommendation and hope you return soon. Kind Regards, Charles Food & Beverage Director
Written November 26, 2023
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Briggsannah
Midland64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
The waitstaff were all great, but Jill, Zach, the bartender, and Janai were excellent. The food on Friday night was exquisite, but the burger and breakfast were just ok. Great view of the ocean, too!
Written October 2, 2023
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General Manager
Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent experience at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable time and that the waitstaff served you with excellence. It brings us pleasure to know that you savored the exquisite cuisine and the stunning ocean view. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again and creating another memorable dining experience. Kind Regards, Charles Food & Beverage Director
Written October 3, 2023
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Gabriella D
World37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
This spot is great for an afternoon, beach views, and pool is easily accessible. Happy hour was nice too!
Written July 30, 2023
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General Manager
Dear Gabriella, From our amazing views to our refreshing happy hour, we're thrilled that you enjoyed everything about your time with us. Thank you so much for the high rating, and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Charles Food & Beverage Director
Written August 1, 2023
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JKWorrell
Carlsbad58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
Thé ocean view is gorgeous. Our food was really good. Our servers were very nice but there seemed to be some inexperienced staff that gave our experience a few hiccups. I will definitely come back!
Written May 31, 2022
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