Upscale, affordable, scenic dining
The Sheraton Carlsbad recently renovated their outdoor patio with built-in heaters and glass to keep in the heat but maintain the outstanding view. It is beautiful and romantic. The menu is enticing, along with the wine list. The happy hour is upscale AND affordable; what more could I ask for? Service? Yes! Check! Their fun events and consistent ability to deliver a great evening for me and my friends keeps me coming back time after time. This is a must-see!
2/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food lures you back, and
The food lures you back, and the new menu is pretty amazing. I could make a dinner out of the appetizers alone and be happy. Really, though, you can get great food a lot of places in North County: you do it HERE because Kambria is an incredible waitress.
3/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Tapas were excellent and
The Tapas were excellent and the kid Buffet was excellent
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a lovely meal on the
We had a lovely meal on the patio and watched the sun set. Our food was very good, especially the Brick Chicken.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Could be better
Our waitress, Lili, was - friendly, attentive, and pleasant. The food was okay; shrimp tacos (3) nothing else - but good for a light meal. The ambiance was excellent - the room is very comfortable and pleasing to the eye. But booking on Open Table does NOT insure that you will be given what you requested when you booked. (a quiet booth away from the service areas, requested) - first stop with the hostess, small table in the center of the room with other tables close by with customers; second stop - the booth next to the service area/kitchen; third stop, a booth away from service areas. The hostess does not read your info. It was after lunch rush time, yes, there was a waitress assigned to our final spot, and yes, three booths were empty
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Thursday night tapas!
We actually had dinner as well and all the food was wonderful. I like tapas night because you can try a variety of dishes and I like the live music they have on Thursday evenings. It just adds to the overall ambiance. I would highly recommend this place!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, smart decor,
Great restaurant, smart decor, great food, great portions, beverage list to complement, okay service. Was here several years ago on a weeks vacation, came back to see if still great. It was, and is. Definitely worth dining here.
5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great upscale dining, comfortable,
Great upscale dining, comfortable, casual decor, both indoor & outdoor dining. Compact menu with a little for everyone, we chose several of their tapas offerings tonight which were 1/2 off in the early evening. There were 2 of us for dinner this evening, the tapas offerings were easy to split, large enough portions that each got a nice portion, all items were very tasty. Wine and beverage list to complement the menu. Busy after work crowd, busy bar, great place for your next dining experience. We have been here multiple times, expect to be back again soon.
5/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The decor and setting are beautiful. The staff was competent, friendly and efficient. The four of us were very pleased with all the food we selected except the Cesaer salad which was bland. We would go back.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Memorable 21st Anniversary Date
My wife and I were travelling for our 21st & chose this restaurant because of its menu's similarity to our favorite Salt Lake City restaurant Epic. It had nice ambience, with a fellow playing Spanish guitar style music, and was busy, but not overly so. We tried many of the Tapas (Small Spanish savory dishes) and finished it off by sharing their "gourmet hamburger" (they had me at fried egg!). All were superb. The waitress then sold us on the dessert tree, which was 6 mini desserts and all I can say there is Wow!! Final note: We are water drinkers and the waitress, 2 bussers and even the manager, on one occasion, kept the water flowing, which means a lot. Overall, it was a night to be remembered for both of us and earned 5 stars from us.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food good time
The menu although somewhat limited was creative. The food was cooked perfectly the staff was excellent.
I recommend the Brick Chicken highly.
It was a very pleasant dining experience.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
nice relaxing spot for quiet lunch
I had to change my re servation time to a later time and they were very accommodating. Their support staff is excellent; bus boys, cleaning crew, etc. Food was tasty - nice a quiet for a nice lunch late in the day.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must try!
Great food with hard to find menu options (lamb meatballs)! Nice ambiance and stylish decor.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience
We sat outside for lunch, the weather was perfect. The hostess was very friendly and sat us at our table right away, no waiting. They have an excellent lunch menu to choose from and the tapas were very tasty and went nicely with their sangria. Nice quiet and relaxing ambiance with nice views. 20 20 has become one of our favorite places to dine and socialize.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Twenty/20 is superb
Fresh and extremely tasty food, phenomenal service and a view that could keep you there for hours!!! Can't wait to go back
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is perfect in every category! 2 thumbs way up!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Twenty / 20
This is a restaurant associated with the Sheraton Inn. They are very close to Legoland and during the two hours we lingered over lunch 90 of the people who showed up had kids. The menu is quite limited, but we found the food to be of very good quality, service was very prompt and attentive without being obtrusive. We ate outside for lunch the atmosphere, even with the kids around, was quiet and the view mixes the colorful tops of the Legoland structures with the distance ocean view. We enjoyed bacon wrapped dates, mixed olives, fish tacos, and a steak salad.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live locally and picked this spot, as my husband and I always forget how much we enjoy it for a quick date night away from the kids. I was meeting with girl friends from high school we had not seen each other for 30 years. I wanted the spot to be a place with a nice patio atmosphere, not on top of other people so we could visit. It was just what I wanted and more.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hosting Out of Town Guests
Finding this location turned out to be quite a great experience. I met friends who had traveled all day from the east coast. This was a perfect location near their hotel in Carlsbad. The restaurant is neat and quite comfortable. Our server was very friendly. I was impressed my note was read and she asked who at the table was from out of town. The timing of the courses was very good. It allowed for conversation between cocktails, appetizers and main course. The dessert presentation leaves you almost obligated to participate. It was difficult to refuse. Delicious!
I will definitely go again...and take friends with me.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fine evening. I was especially impressed by the impeccable service.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were on vacation and looking for a local place to eat. There was a live trio performing, and the food was great, and the restaurant was unexpectedly high end. We will be back.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was delicious. The
Dinner was delicious. The mushroom flatbread was outstanding and made a great appetizer to share. Our server, Kambria, was wonderful - very personable. The overall service was excellent.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great tastes and view
The food is excellent with some unique menu items (Lamb meatballs) that are superb! The view is nice and the free valet parking is very convenient.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, not so great service
We went early to dinner, the place was not that busy, but it took a good 10 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us, and then another 15 minutes to get our drinks. The waitress may have been new, as she did not know anything about the menu. The food was excellent though so I would go back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Poor Disabled Parking Availability
A group of three went there for lunch to celebrate our summer birthdays. We all enjoyed the food and the restaurant. The only problem we found was the lack of disabled parking spots close to the restaurant. Two of my friends have disabilities and cannot walk far. They also don't like doing valet parking ... they like to park their own vehicles. You have so many parking spaces close to the restaurant for valet parking, but none for disabled self parking. We would like to see this corrected.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a lovely lunch, with salmon salad and water cress. Well prepared, but the service from our server Courtney was top notch and made the lunch outstanding. It can be very good or very bad here depending on the server; I've had both. Food is usually very good. This time it was a winner!
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Above average food
Very good food - nice and fresh, prepared well, presented well with a lovely atmosphere. We will return
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
its time to get happy!!!!!!!
went 1sept,,, you happy hour lovers! take note: happy time 7 days a week.. in bar or dinning area!.. also try the lamb meat balls... very!!!!! good. my wife and I stayed for dinner.. outstanding choice.. had the prime rib oh jes..... its was good!. if you hav'nt drop by! shame on you......
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our 31st Anniversary!
The service was perfect! Everything went according to plan. What I didn't expect was the most romantic corner semi-circle booth in the outdoor dining area! WOW....and the Sunset beautifully, just for us As for the food...I ate everything on my plate!
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
The outdoor patio with fireplace and fire bar is a perfect happy hour spot and great place to see the sunset. We enjoyed half off appetizers and drink specials before moving inside for dinner. I loved the salmon I ordered, but my husband reported that prime rib on the special was just okay.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yum yum! The palenta starter was excellent! The pork chop was great and both desserts were yummy. The garlic butter and warm loaf of bread were a delicious treat as well.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wanted to try this restaurant out for Restaurant week since the menu for the event looked pretty good. The restaurant itself is pretty nice--the ambiance is that of a typical restaurant within a hotel. I ended up getting the polenta for appetizer, pork loin chop for main, and chocolate creme de pot for dessert. I really liked the polenta, which had a poached egg and mushrooms on top. The pork loin chop was pretty tender and flavorful. The dessert was really rich. There was a man playing a classical guitar outside that was really good. Overall I enjoyed my meal.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is surprisingly good
Food is surprisingly good for being attached to a hotel and menu is very eclectic!
Have to say I was very pleased.
They also make great drinks and have a very decent wine list.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried Twenty/20 Grill & Wine Bar from the Restaurant Week listing. When we arrived was surprised at how many families with children were there so thought it would be noisy & more cafeteria style. Ambience was Ok but was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. There were four of us dining and everyone was really happy with their food.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch on the coast.
Twenty-20 is beyond beautiful. It was a warm, breezy afternoon and I chose to dine inside. I was given as nice booth facing the Pacific Ocean. The service was great. Alfonso, my waiter, was very knowledgable about the menu and was very friendly and helpful.
It was a wonderful experience . Highly recommended.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service, food and ambience
The service, food and ambience at 20/20 are all fabulous. They are sooo accommodating and the food always exceeds our expectations. What a gem in Carlsbad!!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu is varied enough for everyone to have something t enjoy. We tried appetizers we had never tried before, and they were delicious. The desert wines were also impressive. We had a birthday celebration here and it was just perfect. Thank you.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is well worth the
The food is well worth the price. A very freindly staff. I highly recomend it to all. I especially like the idea of having flowers for the occation waiting at the table.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
pleasant relaxing luncheon
had an excellent waitress, a good meal, and a pleasant view - what more could anyone wish for a pleasant lunch date!
10/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was good but service
Food was good but service very slow; not very attentive.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice evening spot for dining
Nothing spectacular - they have done better; food was okay, service okay, ambience is always very good.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this Place
Every time I come I am never disappointed-food is amazing and the staff professional, kind and very friendly, in a genuine way-
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The brick chicken and wine selection were very tasty. Many families here due to LEGOLAND nearby but I think next time we'll come for lunch, happy hour, or later dinner hour. Also would like to try dinning in the patio during warmer weather. Food and service were very good and we'll be back with more guests.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We very much enjoyed the service, food and quiet! When we asked for dark meat, we got it! Very pleased to have chosen the sheraton for our dinner! We will come again and maybe for happy hour! I will recommend the Twenty to my friends. It is just minutes from my home in Carlsbad
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Twenty/30 was perfect in every way-- really enjoyed the food, wine and service. One issue is the need to put doors on the larger meeting room- the noise from a large party was irritating- a bit boisterous/ put glass doors to provide privacy for the separate groups and other diners....
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, upscale
Great restaurant, upscale dining in casual atmosphere. Have eaten here many times, for both lunch and dinner. Great menu choices, excellent food preparation, nice portion sizes. Great service, server explained menu items well. Always a great dining experience. Nice outdoor patio on weather appropriate days. Always come here once or more each time I am in the area for a few days.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM