Navio at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Memorable meal. BeautifulMemorable meal. Beautiful view of sun setting over the ocean. Food and service were excellent. Great place for a romantic getaway.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Way to CelebrateWe were celebrating our 47th anniversary and wanted a very special restaurant. We have been to Navio a few times and have enjoyed each time. This visit was the best yet. We got a window table so we could look at the ocean and the beautiful grounds of the Ritz Carlton. The food was excellent. The scallops were the first in a long time that were not gritty. They were sweet and succulent. Hubby had the short ribs and they just fell apart with tenderness. We shared a lava cake (which isn't on the restaurant menu) but the waiter offered it. He could size up some chocolate lovers ! The waiter was excellent, checking back every once in a while.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat views of the PacificWonderful seafood along with great views of the Pacific created a very memorable evening. Good wine list -- unfortunately they were out of what I ordered, but there were alternatives. Would definitely return.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Theme...Same Great ExperienceUntil recently, we were unaware that Navio recently underwent a makeover. We really liked Navio's focus on local ingredients and were a bit concerned that they might be needlessly tinkering. To our delight, Navio's ocean cuisine menu continues to showcase the best of what is locally available but in new creative ways where seafood indeed takes center stage. The menu and wine list have been designed so you can create a wonderful assortment of small plates or enjoy a more traditional 2, 3 or 4 course meal. Navio also offers a tasting menu (w/ or w/o wine pairings) Alas, the prices are still quite high. If you want to indulge in an appetizer, main and desert along with wine, be prepared to drop at least $100 to $150 per person.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerGreat food, good ambiance, we booked a sunset view, and although it was cloudy, we still had a fantastic sunset.
The food was good, very pricey and small portion sizes....
Would go back but only for special occasion5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNAVIO!!!!This was iur second visit to Navio for dinner and we were impressed as before. Delicious food and outstanding service, plus the view make for a world class experience.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful remodelThe remodel created a light and airy atmosphere . Thomas and the staff provided superior service. Just the right amount of attention without hovering.
The trout was moist and sumptuous. The short ribs excellent.
Before dinner do yourself a favor and visit the wine bar. Paul will treat you well.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchI have been to numerous Sunday Brunches including the Del Coronado and this brunch was hands down the best ever. The food was incredible in variety, presentation and taste. The service was fantastic and I never felt like they were trying to turn the table. When we went to get more food our napkin was folded and we had clean silverware. The view from Navio is a perfect view of the 18th fairway and the rugged Northern California coast line with waves crashing over rocks. It was a beautiful day and fantastic food and ambiance.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful Birthday DinnerMy Husband and I were here for dinner on Saturday night to celebrate my Husband's Birthday. It was an outstanding dinner with impeccable service. We wouldn't expect anything less from the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay! To top it all off, we saw 2 whales breach out of the water a few times during our dinner. What a wonderful evening!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and greatExcellent service and great view. Food was good but not superb. The server strongly recommended the short rib but the portion is a bit too tiny.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNavio recently underwent aNavio recently underwent a significant renovation which has brightened and lightened the dining space - and has also brought the menu up to a new level.
We had a full meal - two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts. Both the appetizers (beet cured salmon, green garlic soup) and entrees (halibut, rib eye) were excellent, easily surpassing our expectations. The desserts were both good, but could potentially stand to be a quarter smaller.
Service was strong. We will be back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat customerThe food was so good that I went back the next night and ordered the same thing! Outstanding quality!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM41st AnniversaryThe food was fabulous! The service could not have been better. It was no doubt the best experience we have ever enjoyed, at a buffet style, dining. The ambiance of the ocean and surrounding area was a plus.
The experience of our 41st Anniversary at the Ritz Carlton, will never be forgotten!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI have never had better.I have never had better. I didn't ask the price so was surprised to see the bill but the food and service were superior.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM