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$31 - $50
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American, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1.0 miles from South Carlsbad State Beach
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Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

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!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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CapeReyHilton, Other at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

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...More

Reviewed March 1, 2020

I was here with some colleagues while visiting Carlsbad. The location was great with a good view of the sunset. Our server, Brock, was so friendly and accommodating and the food was amazing. We had the lobster and shrimp nachos and heirloom tomato burrata and...it all tasted amazing. The nachos was by far the best ones I had in my life. I had the seafood linguine as the main and it was another success but unfortunately I was too full from the starters to be able to finish it. I can’t wait to go back to Carlsbad to visit again. I only wish they would open a restaurant in the UK so I could experience the food again soonMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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CapeReyHilton, Other at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Chandler's. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dishes and service. Please do visit us again the next time you are in town.

Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

We loved that this hotel had a good restaurant to dine in. After long travels on several occasions we dined here. The service both times were excellent. The food is quite good which surprised me since most hotel restaurants have mediocre food. The fish tacos...were good, we also had the sirloin with mashed potatoes one evening. They have a wonderful wine selection as well. We did have dessert one evening, I would recommend passing on the dessert. You could definitely tell it was not freshly made, processed, fresh frozen.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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CapeReyHilton, Other at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2020

Thank you for your review. If there is anything we could have done to make your dining experience even better, please let us know. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed November 4, 2019

We were staying at the resort and went for Happy Hour our second night there. The drinks were great and the appetizers were amazing! We especially enjoyed the Shrimp Tacos and the Shrimp and Lobster Nachos.

Date of visit: October 2019
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CapeReyHilton, General Manager at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2019

Thank you kindly for your review. We will pass along your praises to our culinary team. We do hope to have you dine with us again very soon.

Reviewed November 3, 2019

The views from here are incredible-- go for sunset. The food is good. Decent short wine list. Enjoyed live music on a Friday night.

Date of visit: October 2019
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CapeReyHilton, General Manager at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2019

Thank you kindly for your review. We appreciate the feedback and do hope to have you dine with us again very soon.

Reviewed October 21, 2019

Had this poolside, was full of fresh veggies and a delicious hummus. Food/Drinks were fairly priced for the pool!

Date of visit: October 2019
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CapeReyHilton, General Manager at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2019

Thank you for your outstanding review. We look forward to your return.

Reviewed October 11, 2019

My husband and I came here for dinner on the last night of our baby-moon trip and it was absolutely amazing! I would like to give a shout out to Brock (our server) who really made the night excellent! He gave us lots of helpful...menu info, was lovely and funny and after listening to our ideas, he recommended both of our entrees! We had the bacon + blue burger and the lobster and rock shrimp tacos (shared both)! I literally couldn't stop talking about this meal for weeks.. SO yummy, filling, reasonably priced, and such great service. I've never seen such a stuffed taco, and the burger was one of the best ever. After our meal we sat and relaxed by the outdoor fire for a while until I could waddle back to our room, what a gorgeous evening. Thanks again Brock =]More

Date of visit: October 2019
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CapeReyHilton, General Manager at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2019

Thank you for your outstanding review. We are so happy to hear you had such a wonderful evening at Chandler''s and at the firepit. We will pass along your compliments to Brock. We do hope you will visit us again very soon.

Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

Stayed here recently on a business trip. The service is very good, the food is OK, and the drinks are watered down - and expensive. Nice view from the outside seating area, but other than that this place is very ordinary. Had lobster and shrimp...tacos for dinner one night - that was good and reasonably priced. So it’s fine for a hotel restaurant and bar, but don’t go out of your way to eat here when in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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CapeReyHilton, General Manager at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your recent visit, but want to assure you that your comments will be reviewed by the restaurant manager and culinary team. We hope to have you as our guest again soon.

Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

layout appears more like coffee shop with a bar than a dinner place outside seating limited dinner menu breakfast a bit pricey valet charge to park for dinner most with casual dress

Date of visit: September 2019
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CapeReyHilton, General Manager at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your recent visit, but want to assure you that your comments will be reviewed by the restaurant manager and culinary team. We hope to have you as our guest again soon.

Reviewed September 10, 2019

The Aki Poke and the Heirloom Tomato + Burrata appetizers were outstanding. So was the King Salmon entree. Service was not very good. Beautiful views of the ocean sunset.

Date of visit: September 2019
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CapeReyHilton, General Manager at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your dishes. Please do visit us again.

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