Chandler's - Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa
Chandler's - Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa

Chandler's - Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chandlerscarlsbad.com/
  • Phone: 7606835500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 6:30am - 11am (Monday - Sunday)
    Lunch / Sunday Brunch: 11am - 2:30pm (Monday - Sunday)
    Light Fare: 2:30pm - 5:30pm (Monday - Sunday)
    Happy Hour: 4:30pm - 6:30pm (Monday - Sunday)
    Dinner: 5pm - 10pm (Sunday - Thursday), 5pm - 10:30pm (Friday & Saturday)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Pascal Vignau
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Chandler's - Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa is great for business meetings, wedding rehearsals, private dinners or conferences.
  • Private Party Contact: Perrin Martindale 7606835500x

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self Serve or Valet Parking available with validation.
A word from Chandler's - Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa
Coastal-Inspired New American Cuisine


Pacific Ocean Views


Classic & Signature Cocktails


Craft Local & Belgium Beer Selections


Regional & International Wine List


Fire Pit Outdoor Lounge Area

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Chandler's - Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (73)great for outdoor dining (67)special occasion (33)great for lunch (30)romantic (27)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (21)great for brunch (19)kid-friendly (15)vibrant bar scene (13)notable wine list (10)hot spot (6)late-night find (6)Show More
  • Food
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Ordered the rib eye but think they served a strip steak. Very tough. However, the server took it back and brought the tenderloin. No charge. No problem.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was excellent, server was prompt and friendly, noise level inside was distracting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Beachboy62
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed this restaurant very much. The food was excellent and the service was above average. We had a great complimentary dessert for our anniversary too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's all about the view
    rian
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Not the food. We have eaten here on several occasions and we always walk out saying, "meh."
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our waiter left at the end of the meal for a break. At that time everything went to hell. The desert took over 30 minutes. They gave it for free but we where only 1 of 10 tables inside the restaurant. We have had success at this location but poor tonight. To hit it all off we ask for a voucher for parking and then when we try to leave it cost us $10.00. We had to go to the front desk to get our money back in a couple of days. Since we have gone before and had great service we will try it again, but they are on thin ice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table sight
    Johnny
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I asked for a special table so that we could see the sunset. It was also my birthday of 79 years. The table was in back of bushes. Could not see the sunset at the waters edge . The table was not reserved for us. It was one of your tables. No big deal, but you missed a We are special. All else was great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maddie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The restaurant is in a hotel close to the beach so there where many families with children. We sat in a both inside so we didn't get a good view of the ocean. Outside there was a pool and much activity and noise, not to mention more kids. My husband and I like to go out but we may not come back here. The food was OK nothing spectacular. The dessert was better. Prices were very reasonable but service slow!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beautiful Oceanfront Spot
    RyanVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Outstanding ocean views during the sunset! The optional fire pit seating is great for a larger group. Inside bar is hip and just right for sharing a drink with friends. All-in-all great experience and the food is ON POINTE!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PhotoAd LooksBetter, Marginal Value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Not fancy as shown on the OpenTable photo. Just a fancy cafe. Menu is limited for the Sunday late breakfast and no value pricing for the place. I was expecting a fancy brunch by the ocean but only the continental brunch for the hotel guests with kids (noise comes with it). Need to valet park otherwise you will feel like you are sneaking in. $18.00 breakfast plate and $5.00 mini-orange juice were ok to good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Saturday brunch
    kathe90035VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good food and service; many thanks. Made our birthday celebrations special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A top Carlsbad restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Affordable, quality dining based on this single experience. The seafood was great!! I intend to go again, soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in Carlsbad
    newneighbor
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I never knew this hotel existed on the coast. It is set in the middle of housing development. A very nice Hilton! Chandler's is good restaurant
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend music
    Jannie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We wanted to hear Peter Pupping and his band play, as we are friends of his and hear him play often. We sat on the patio, but in a glassed in area that was part of the dining room. We were out of the hot sun and could hear the music very well. The food was delicious! Lots of choices for hungry and not so hungry people! We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding.
    CorrinaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Chandler's is one of our favorite places to dine. We take everyone who visits us to Chandler's
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great night
    Renato
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I wanted to impress my friends and chose Chandler's I am so glad I did. Everything was perfect
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Outdoor Entertainment!
    GailCVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We met friends for happy hour and enjoyed the outdoor entertainment. Delicious truffle fries are available at happy hour discount and there is a daily vegan soup! The service was excellent. Thank you, Crystal!! Beautiful view! Perfect vacation/stay-cation spot. We plan to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Chandlers
    Kathy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I was celebrating a friend's birthday, and had lunch with her at Chandler's. We sat on the outdoor deck (fantastic view of the ocean!). The food was amazing - both ordered quiches and were ooh-ing and ah-ing over the flakiness of the crust and how light and fluffy the quiches were. The waiter was very helpful and out to-go dessert of the chocolate mousse was to die for! Would definitely recommend this spot for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Love2eatfood
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great views of the ocean. Great food. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent view in the early evening
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Had an excellent view of the sun as it set, the food was very good, and the service good too. A great undiscovered spot for a nice meal and a fine view of the sunset.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snotty waiter, lousy food.
    fromakronVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The oceanfront view is partially obstructed by the trailer park between the hotel and the ocean. The food is not quite Denny's quality.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the tacos
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I can't say enough about this place other that I'll be back. We love the lobster tacos. The beautiful view and nice service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delectable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our Anniversary at Chandler's for the first time, and it was amazing! from the minute we walked in to the last minute before we left, it was a very welcoming experience. Our server, Kyle was awesome. The food was excellent, and I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply outstanding
    HarleyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wow! Wonderful food, service , view made for a very special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great night!
    Darbs
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Chose Chandler's at the last minute to celebrate a quiet birthday. It was quiet in the restaurant being summer, across from the beach and tourist season but the service was spectacular, attentive and the food was amazing. Recommend the melt in your mouth scallops, the sea bass was light & cooked perfectly and the bed of spinach & mushrooms it was served on was seasoned perfectly. The rib eye was cooked to a perfect medium and the truffle oil fries were excessive but so yummy! Enjoyed the wine pairing with the Chandler's Experience and relatively inexpensive for the pairing. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a nice surprise!
    LeonediromaVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I have been meaning to visit this restaurant since it opened last year, and Friday evening I finally made it here. We were seated on the outside and the only caveat I have about this place is that there is no sun screen on the patio, so if it's summer and the sun is going down, it's right in your face. That said, the patio is lovely, the view is great, the food is quite good and the service was great. So they should get a 1/2 star off for the sun in the face, but other than that, everything was very enjoyable, if you accept the rather high prices for a place like this. I don't mind, because there are so few good places in Carlsbad, and I will be back. The best dish was the crab-crusted sea bass. Interior seating was very noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Came here after the track, lots of cool relaxing areas to sit after a hot day in the sun. I love the lobster tacos. I can't stop eating the fresh bread and the bartender H is the best around. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was worth the 200 Mile drive
    Thankful
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    To any given reader, if you prefer to have a long standing happy relationship that speaks genuine admiration and Amore for your spouse, make a private setting at this location for that special day. The night was so great (host, food, server's, starters, drinks and main course) I could've married my wife again. Having a starter with their great selection of drinks with a bodacious view of the Pacific accented with the ocean trade-breeze was Perfectooo! Fish and meat selection was sumptuous, I was specific in what we wanted and nice thing was the menu on their website was accurate in comparison to what we saw in person. From previous venues this has no always been my experience. I will probably return & stay on the premises for a nightcap
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ilene
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was excellent. Waiter was terrific. Great view of the ocean. Would certainly go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing spot for a bite to eat
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Enjoy the well appointed hotel lobby and view as you enter and find your spot to eat a bite for lunch or dinner. Always a nice greeting, good food and great service. Our server, Tracy was delightful. A minor problem developed with over-cooked food and was resolved immediately. Can't beat that.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Casual Dinner
    BirthdayGirlVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had a great experience at Chandler's. Food was delicious, server was friendly and engaging. Loved the seating outside listening to the ocean. If you're looking for a casual romantic dinner that feels welcoming and not pretentious, this is a great neighborhood gem. Thank you for a great dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    NHall
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food and service. Celebrating our anniversary here and couldn't have asked for a better time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinningwithkidsVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We stayed here for the weekend and the food was excellent every time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful spot to enjoy the ocean
    carlsbad77
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food, wonderful service and spectacular view!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, wine has low markups
    stevere
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food here is always excellent, and so is the service. The wine list is marked up less than other restaurants in the same local and competitive class. In addition, the wine list includes some hard to find and hard to get wines from the Central Coast, with very attractive pricing for a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what we expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was good (nothing great jumped out), beautiful restaurant and view, waited almost 10 min to get our first drink order and had to ask for our waitress out on the patio. She was very nice but not very attentive and we even had to hunt her down for our check. This was our first time at Chandler's for a night out and not the greatest. We may give it one more try but again just wasn't impressed considering all the nice little places around at about the same price point.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent chef
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Enjoyed a great meal and quiet lunch with a client - and had great service, friendly hostess, and a good meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and quiet lunch
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Good food good service, beautiful view. As always they are accommodating and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful view
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I heart this place. The duck hash and eggs are a hit. The gluten free options are always great for my husband. The staff is really nice and the service is great. Thanks see you soon :-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Katie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Everything was good except for the overcooked duck…..dryed out & flavorless! We had to ask for silverware……Noise level way too intense…However the fish we ordered was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place for dinner.
    TjNorb
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The Lobster and Wine pairing dinner was great. Looking forward to more dinners there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate