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Chandler's Oceanfront Dining- Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, CA

Chandler's Oceanfront Dining- Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa

4.1
4.1
1028 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Local. Coastal. Unexpected.
Innovative yet understated California cuisine, expertly crafted seasonally with fresh SoCal ingredients and offering stunning sunsets and pristine Pacific Ocean views. Enjoy local craft brews and Signature Cocktail creations as well as a regional & international wine list to complete an elevated dining experience.

Happy Hour every day from 4:00PM-6:00PM, Wine Wednesdays with half-off select bottles from 4:00PM-9:00PM & live music on Sunday nights from 6:00PM-8:00PM, for the summer season starting May 22, 2022!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 683-5500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Chandler's is great for business meetings, wedding rehearsals, intimate celebrations, private dinners or conferences.

  • Private party contact

    Betty Alvarado: (760) 683-5511

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Cross street

    Highway 101 and Ponto Road

  • Parking details

    Free Self Serve or $5 Valet Parking available.

  • Public transit

    We're just a 5 min ride from the Coaster stop in Carlsbad, CA

  • Entertainment

    Need a tune to groove by? Stop in Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights this summer! We are featuring live music from local artists every week on the sunset terrace. Enjoy happy hour starting at 3pm, with the tunes going from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. To check out the full line up, visit ChandlersCarlsbad.com.See you there!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,028 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. SV

    SarahV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amanda was wonderful!!! She was attentive, and at the same time gave us the privacy we needed.
  2. SD

    StuDiego

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wait staff was excellent and provided super service. Kept or moved the heaters nearby so we were warm outside.
  3. MB

    MattB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and service. Staff was friendly and attentive.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Family visiting from out of town. Decided to have dinner at Chandlers. The ambiance was amazing. Caught a decent sunset. Our server, Amanda, was fantastic.
  5. BF

    BobbiF

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place with excellent food and very efficient, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff. I wish I could remember the name of our waitress because she was exceptional ⭐️
  6. AP

    AdithyaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Poor service, average food, great views. There are better places!
  7. EL

    EricL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great anniversary celebration and Eric our waiter was awesome as well
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The cheeseboard and crab cakes were good but other than that everything else was blah… The ambiance of the place was good, breeze was nice.
  9. DW

    DennisW

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the swordfish was fresh and excellent. Top it all off with a beautiful sunset and a wonderful dessert!
  10. HK

    HarpreetK

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food poke, fish and chips, fresh zucchini noodles. Very good service, friendly vibes and the views!!
  11. L

    Lottobear1

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Disappointed with the limited menu,service was slow quality of food not in line with the high price.
  12. NB

    NormaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The view was beautiful the food was good our server Brice was very attentive had a great time
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had a great time and food was great. However. They didn’t have outdoor heating and said they ran out of propane.
  14. S

    Sandy

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was very good, but the service was rather slow. Also, we sat outside and there were several flies around us which was quite bothersome.
  15. FB

    FaithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitstaff is very helpful and pleasant. The view is wonderful, and the food is very good.
  16. MR

    MarcR

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was exceptional and the view does not get any better! Had a wonderful birthday celebration.
  17. JR

    JudithR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Amazing views and service. Food was below average.
  18. M

    Mary

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location to watch the sunset. Good for family. Celebration 🍾 parking is easy
  19. C

    Clarisse

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my son’s birthday at Chandler’s. The service was impeccable and food very tasty! Will definitely come back soon!!
  20. JT

    JasonT

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience4
    The restaurant seemed unprepared to handle even the small number of customers. We waited at the host desk for 10 minutes while the host was running around checking on to go food. Ultimately after being seated, our waitress was attentive, but did not seem supported by management/the kitchen. It took way too long for kids butter pasta. The restaurant "just" ran out of Grand Marnier and then when I ordered a beer, the keg "just" blew. Maybe a simple coincidence, but it made drink ordering take 15 minutes +. Food was of average or lower quality. We ordered au gratin potatoes. It was cold in the middle. We sent it back. The next round was cold in the middle. We will not be headed back.
  21. PC

    PatrickC

    Palm Springs

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent attentive service with server Mike. Steaks were excellent, the salmon was fresh. Great flavors
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service was terrible as well. Still in 2022 discrimination (black family and one member had a wheelchair) still occurs; restaurant was mostly empty and my family was seated. Two other families were seated a few minutes after us and on both sides of us. Waiters served the others and never came to our table. We ended up packing up and leaving with no one asking why. We explained to the manager as well. The other complaint is that the restaurant had flies everywhere. It wasn’t just one or two; it was a lot of them. One can blame it on the heat but either fans or some other deterrent should have been put in place.
  23. BR

    BryanR

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Was just ok this time. We are regulars but new menu and holiday crowd with limited staff was disappointing . We will be back but probably not until the menu gets fixed.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had horrible service, butter noodles took an hour to come out for kids. We left bc our order never came.
  25. T

    Tasty

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  26. AF

    AggieFoodie

    Houston

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice view of the ocean, especially from the patio. Menu was a little limited. Better than typical bar food but not much better. Food was good but not particularly noteworthy. Service was near perfect. Suzette did a great job. Honestly my biggest problem with this place is the parking. It’s inconvenient, not well marked and otherwise unusable. It’s clear the hotel is trying to drive all parking to their valets and that’s fine if you have a car you are willing to hand over the keys to.
  27. KH

    KristiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Amanda, was great. Celebrated our daughter’s bday and the food, the view, the service was wonderful. We’ll be back!
  28. s

    steve

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food, good view, good service. Can't ask for more than that.
  29. KB

    KimB

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Service was great and nice view. Slight street noise but not bad. Food was ok but everything else great.
  30. JA

    JACQUELINE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server, Eric, was great! The food was very good. Parking was a bit confusing for us, as well as finding the entrance to the restaurant. Tables need small flowers (fake would work) or a small centerpiece related to the beach/ocean, very plain with just salt and pepper shakers on them.
  31. LB

    LindaB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waited 15 minutes for a server to come to our table for brunch. The PBLT sliders were amazing. The Bloody Marys were the worst. But in spite of everything, my friend and I had a nice time.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We were very excited and looking forward to dine and celebrate fiancé’s birthday with warmth and the ocean view as the hotel guests. Reservation was made to the tee with the special request. In a nutshell, the whole experience was a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT for this special occasion. When arrived a few mins before reservation, was told by the Manager to be seated inside or seat at the bar and wait for the outside seat whenever and if it is available? Once seated at the bar, attitude of the bartenders was inattentive and seemed want us to leave the bar. One of them was annoyed and made a statement: “never heard of that drink” and went away when I asked for specific drink. Had to request for the heat lamp and new drink once seated outside by the Manager and was told that the server will take care of it and immediately walked away. We had to changed to another dinner table since heat lamp isn’t working. The attitude of this Manager from the beginning at the reception was irritated, annoyed and in a hurry. Our dinner server was able to make up a little bit of the experience, so we still left a 20% tip for the attempt. Through and through, the attitudes was unhelpful, agitation, and borderline “discriminatory”. We understand that they are busy, however, it doesn’t hurt to be nice with a smile.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Felt more like a diner that a restaurant
  34. LK

    LaurieK

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our anniversary dinner was extra special at Chandler’s. And it was our first time dining here. Ocean view was beautiful. Service awesome and food & drinks were delicious. Can’t wait to go back.
  35. MW

    MichelleW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    It must have been an off night for the staff. They were robotic, not overly welcoming. Food was great - burrata was amazing. Lobster roll was over dressed but the filet and coconut shrimp were really good. The person that bused the table was the most friendly of the restaurant's staff.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I was disappointed in the cheese board it very skimpy, I was very surprised 😮 that I was charged for table bread, our salad was excellent and so was the fillet but I asked for my side to be French fries and was charged $6😔, my tiramasu had absolutely no flavor (I'm a baker by trade), but we still enjoyed ourselves..
  37. KP

    KelliP

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    It was good! The service was a little slow. The menu didn’t have many choices. I was hoping for more seafood options.

    Chandler's Oceanfront Dining- Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & SpaResponded on August 17, 2022Thank you for your visit and for posting your review of Chandler's. We are currently making changes to our offerings and our service, which will ensure a better dining experience to all of our guests. As part of these changes, our menu will be expanding it's selection of seafood offerings. We encourage you to come back to Chandler's to try some of these new additions that will be added to the menu in the next couple of weeks. We hope to see you back soon. Thank you!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lobster & shrimp nachos were amazing along with the coconut shrimp and fish tacos! Our server Maureen was a sweetheart… definitely going back
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great ocean view! Food was good. Server made a few mistakes in our order and charged us an item that we didn’t order. Overall, still good.
  40. ND

    NateDawg

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were good, but nothing special. Beet salad was the highlight. $17 for 6 small coconut shrimp is poor value. You're paying for the view and location and that is worth it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Chandler's Oceanfront Dining- Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 683-5500.

Chandler's Oceanfront Dining- Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa is rated 4.1 stars by 1028 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Chandler's Oceanfront Dining- Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa

1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Highway 101 and Ponto Road

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Self Serve or $5 Valet Parking available.

  • Public transit

    We're just a 5 min ride from the Coaster stop in Carlsbad, CA

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Need a tune to groove by? Stop in Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights this summer! We are featuring live music from local artists every week on the sunset terrace. Enjoy happy hour starting at 3pm, with the tunes going from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. To check out the full line up, visit ChandlersCarlsbad.com.See you there!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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