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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Chandler's - Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (74)great for outdoor dining (72)great for lunch (36)special occasion (35)fit for foodies (29)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (27)romantic (26)kid-friendly (24)great for brunch (18)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (9)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)Show More
  • Duck Delicious
    JohnR
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We sat outside and watched the sunset while eating some really good food. I had the Duck and it melted in your mouth. My wife had the Veggie stack and she said it was one of the best ever. Good service and the prices were good too. Great ocean views.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch
    IntheknowVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had a delightful dining experience. Our lunch was delicious. The service was outstanding. And, eating outside was just perfect. The Hilton team was just great from the moment we walked through the door. They seem to concentrate on customer service, all so nice and welcoming. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great spot for a quiet lunch
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This gem is a neighborhood find that few folks know about. The food is always excellent, the service very personal and friendly, and the chef makes extraordinary meals in record time. Love that they remember you, seat you in a great spot and work to make your visit special each time. This is one of my favorite spots for a quiet lunch (out of the normal times for lunch traffic) with a great view of the ocean and decent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good place
    Fernando
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food, the waiter Jose served us with excelence, in the begining we stayed in a place inside, but It's too noisy, than we decided to go to outside close the fireplace, It's a experience completly different
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    It's the second time we've eaten here and it was just as great as the first. Although its part of the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, it doesn't have that typical hotel restaurant feel. It probably has to do with the fact that its located right by the ocean, so you have a great view and you feel like you're on vacation even if you're not. I ordered the grilled fish sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries and it was delicious! The service was also great. We will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night hidden treasure!
    BlueMoonLove
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I went looking for an easy access, creative food choice on the ride from San Diego Airport to Oceanside. Open Table was absolutely genius in finding the right place at the right price and time. We had the seabass and it was a tie for first place with seabass we enjoyed at Straits on Santana row. We have a new favorite on the trip home. Easy parking, friendly staff (our server Gary was attentive but not hovering) excellent food and great cocktails! We barely missed the sunset but saw the lingering glow on the patio. Excellent choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    CarlsbadScotty
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had 5 adults and one infant in our party. Our waitress (Sheila) was exceptional - friendly, fun and attentive! The food is consistently good, the scallops (appetizer) were superb, and the crab-crusted seabass is a fave!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet delight
    daisymiillerVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had an excellent lunch here, and the patio dining area was quite small but quiet, even though it overlooks the main road along the coast. The food was interesting, fresh, and beautifully prepared, and the service was top notch, as was the wine selection. There were vegetarian and gluten free options which we appreciated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great view
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This spot is quickly becoming a favorite for meeting friends and clients because of its quiet and scenic location. Pick a time when it is not peak lunch or dinner time and the whole spot is yours without being disturbed. Great shrimp and lobster tacos, good fish tacos, great beef salad, attentive servers.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another pleasant meal
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had a nice quiet table, great service, wonderful tacos, and fresh coffee. What more could anyone want? A plus, they always read the information you provide when you make a reservation. That alone to me is a 'plus'.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A tad overrated...
    CarlsbadLocal
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Nice view and pretty interiors, but the food is priced way too high for what you get. My son had the mac and cheese appetizer and for $12 we expected something magical. He followed with the fish sandwich (ok) and sweet potato fries (ok). I had the corn soup for my appetizer, which was good, but not for $6 for a cup. I followed that with the artichoke white pizza which was just ok. A tad bland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for outdoor ambiance
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Ate on the patio, quiet on a Tuesday. Great food, good service and a breathtaking view of the endless ocean - it was a clear day with a cool breeze. Great to refresh your soul. A good respite
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL You'll love it
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Chandler's is a hidden gem. It's a shame that it's not received the recognition it should. We've dined at over 200 Open Table restaurants and Chandler's is one of the best in the region. The setting by the ocean, the beautiful hotel it's in, the welcoming staff, the outstanding service...and the terrific food! We've enjoyed Chandler's many times and it always is a real treat. Try it. You'll love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood gem!
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Have been there many times for lunch and dinner - avoiding the most crowded times and have had excellent food, great service, and friendly personnel. Best ever place to get a quiet booth, when you request one - to be remembered for what you want to have a great experience and to find friendly people. Our server, Zack was excellent. We arrived earlier than our reservation time and they were very gracious about seating us and getting us fed. Great spot for a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodlover
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We have been several times however this time our meals were delivered separately (there were 4 of us dining), and my husband's meal was delivered to the wrong table - so he never even ate!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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