This is very beautiful addition to Carlsbad. The restaurant and bar are beautiful and the outside dining area is encased in glass windbreaks so it is extremely comfortable. The service was outstanding but the food was not exceptional. It is a little "pricey" but you usually get that in a hotel enviroment. They have a very limited menu but I am not sure that was just because it was a Sunday around 1pm. I would give this a try again in a few months. They have only been open about a year.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved Chandlers!!
Awesome service (Jens was great), great food. Amazing view. You must go to Chandlers!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I recently dined at Chandler's I liked it so very much that I booked another reservation to take my family & out of town guests to enjoy the ocean & the fabulous food & service. It's a great gem in Carlsbad!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will Go Again...
Staff was great, we went midweek and not crowded. Beautiful location, easy to park, and close to the ocean. Will definitely go again.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the ambience, view and environment. Service was excellent.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Limited Menu for lunch
I booked a lunch reservation and Open table had reservations for lunch until 2:30 we arrived and they told us lunch was over and we had to have a limited bar menu...
We chose this place because of the availability at that time for lunch menu. They should not have these tables "available" if they are not...have the cut off time at 2:00...FYI.
I really also was surprised when we requested a Gluten free menu (due to health reasons) they sent out a salad full of croutons..they fixed it but a establishment and the quality that they say they provide and this was still overlooked after we were informed by many staff members that no gluten would be no problem.
The management fixed the item and we appreciated that she was apologetic was nice.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner and breakfast at Chandlers. We sat outside and enjoyed the ocean view while we ate our meals. The sounds of the nearby highway were muted by thick glass walls which didn't impede our view of the ocean.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just went out with the spouse for a nice dinner. Chandler's is right next to ponto beach, but i have never noticed it driving by all this time. There was a nice scenic view of the beach at sunset and also the food was tasty as well.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
On our first visit we sat outside and enjoyed the ocean view. This time there was a marine layer (no view), and we decided to sit inside, which was very nicely appointed. The service was excellent on both of our experiences!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not ordinary Hotel Food
This was a surprise. We were expecting average hotel food and ended up with a very good dinning experience. The menu is very well thought out with great starters of calamari or hummus platters. They have everything that can make a family happy, gourmet pizzas, lobster and shrimp tacos, steak with truffle fries, pasta, fish and its all done right. We were so please we ate there both nights. The staff is very friendly and enthusiastic. Great wine list.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
the good was spectacular as always
Chef Pascal Vighau's culinary delights are simply spectacular- some of the best food in the Country and possibly in the World,
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful view. Great drink
Beautiful view. Great drink menu. We had appetizers & drinks on the patio, v nice experience.
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place
Great restaurant with really good food and great views!! Great place for a date night or special occassion!!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great way to end a day of work.... a glass of wine, great food, great service and an unbelievable view of the sparkling ocean. So relaxing makes you want to go back again and again. A gem of a spot!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The only negative was that
The only negative was that no one came to our table. We had to find the waiter. No coffee, water or refills.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was terrific. I had the
Food was terrific. I had the filet, that was to die for. Presented nicely. There were 4 in my party and we all enjoyed our food.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highlight for our Anniversary
Server was patient, friendly and knowledgeable. The featured fish, sole, was melt-in-your-mouth delicious with a sparse amount of grilled vegetables. The tenderloin was indeed tender. The Ginger Creme Brulee and Almond Praline cake were an outstanding finish to a perfect meal. We previously dined here with large groups and wanted to experience it alone. We were not disappointed.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated Wife's Birthday - - - we had great service and the food was very good. Sat outside on a cool foggy night and the heaters kept us very comfortable while we enjoyed the view.
Desert came with a low key classy Birthday greeting (Thank you for no singing - - -)
Have already recommended to friends.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our evening
We really enjoyed our evening at Chandlers. If you go before sunset, your view upon entering the hotel lobby which leads directly to the restaurant, is straight out to the Pacific. Beautiful approach. The staff was friendly and attentive. We went on a Tuesday evening
because it was "1/2 price night " on bottles of wine. That was a disappointment as it only included a limited wine list and the wines on the list were unknown to us. Other than that, the special diver scallops were fabulous and the white pizza maybe the best flavor I've ever had. One of my party had the pretzel coated chicken and that was also great.
I would go again, anytime!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprisingly good for hotel food!
I was pleasantly surprised to experience hotel food that was pretty decent. Ordered the crab and shrimp tacos and got crab and shrimp I could actually identify. Good bread before the meal - too much dressing on the Caesar salad but palatable. The flat bread was great and my guest and I were pleased the hostess actually read my request for a quiet booth - and we actually got it. We will be back if this is the standard of service and food quality. Well done!
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great potential, great view...
The view is great. The noise level is quite high even though the restaurant was not full. The server was very good but had too many tables scattered around the restaurant to provide adequate service. The beef filet and lobster tacos were excellent and recommended. Two dishes to skip are the mussels and the beet salad.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very noisy, ambiance of a
Very noisy, ambiance of a hotel coffee shop, food very good to excellent
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
All dishes order by our table
All dishes order by our table got thumbs up and those little pretzel bread balls are addicted.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and View
The restaurant itself was was beautiful and our server Meredith was great. The food was exactly as we ordered and tasted great. However, the atmosphere didn't quite match what we were paying for our meal. The dress code said business casual so my date and I dressed up, but then half the patrons there were in flip flops, cover ups, and VERY casual clothing. Also, the noise level was very high. Mainly because there was quite a food kids in the restaurant which surprised me for a 7:00 dinner time. For what we paid, I was expecting a more classy dinning experience. Also, the bar tender was extremely slow.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
ocean view dining
Limited menu but wide assortment of wine (half-price on Tuesdays)... They have a full service bar. Even though Chandler's in in a hotel, the food has always been excellent. And you can't beat the view, especially from the outside seating area at sunset. It's usually not too busy, but if there is a convention or other meeting you can run into a packed house...
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was friendly and
The service was friendly and efficient. The waiter put forth special effort to make sure the order was right and answer all our questions. The setting is relaxed and the food excellent. The ocean view an added bonus to a lovely luncheon.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu has many different choices to please everyone. I had a scallop dish listed as a starter and my husband ordered the tenderloin. Dishes were very well presented and cooked to perfection. The resraurant also offers Happy Hour with live music if you enjoy seating outside and watching the sunset. We would come back, very nice experience!!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had issues getting a babysitter for our anniversary and chose Chandler's because it was close to home and seemed like it would still be nice but yet family friendly (we originally had dinner reservations for George's and def. didn't think they would appreciate a 2 year old at 8PM!). They did such a great job welcoming us and recognizing our wedding anniversary. It was great - very modern yet casual. Also a great place for children without being cheesy if you know what I mean. Good option for North County. I could also see myself also going here for drinks after work. Service was excellent.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dining experience
We brought our good friends with us and we all enjoyed the food and the service. We will all be returning.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The sun was setting as we were dining and it was pretty spectacular! We love to sit on the patio and , if needed, they have heaters as well.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was really good,
Everything was really good, but it was a bit pricey.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really like the restaurant, the atmosphere and the services are great. It is my favorite for special dates like Valentine's days, birthdays , and we went there for our anniversary last Friday. I ordered the beef bourguignon and it was very bad, the meat was all fatty and I just could not eat it, the taste was awful. I only ate the vegetables. My husband had the fish and it was good.
I recommend the restaurant, just do not order the beef bourguignon,
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chandler Chow Down
Nice ambience, we sat inside because of availability. Hour and a half wait for outside, so reservations are a must. They do have a outside area with Music and Firepit dining which is available on a first come first serve basis. if I would have know we might have come early for drinks and appetizers and waited for a table around the fire. Inside the restaurant proved to be worth it, our food was great. We started with some wine and cheese platter, had salads then I had the Halibut, my husband ordered the Beef Bourguignon, I was almost finished with my meal when his finally came. Different people bring out dishes so by the time our waiter checked back it had been a while. It was delicious but the wait put a damper on the dinner.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great addition to Carlsbad!!!
Beautiful setting, My wife and I had an early dinner. I don't eat heavy anymore, had the beet salad and the lobster shrimp tacos....light meal but exquisite! My wife had the spinach and pear salad and the pizza Margherita and she enjoyed them a lot. we'll be back!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The shrimp and lobster tacos
The shrimp and lobster tacos were tasty and filling but the pumpkin-flavored dessert was too bland. Pesky Pesky gnats (outside).
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant is very large, became noisy as the night went on, would like to see a section of it to have a more quiet atmosphere, with tablecloths, a bit more formal. Food and service was outstanding, but the restaurant setting had a very, very casual atmosphere.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
pleasant lunch with a great view
I found the menu adequate, a bit limited, but tasty and well prepared. The view is great, service excellent, food was very tasty.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Carlsbad dining scene better now
Theres not a lot to choose from in carlsbad for dining options so chandlers is a great addition. Urban, coastal decor mixed with a broad menu of California cuisine makes this a great choice for a date night or even to take the kids. I hac white pizza with spinach and artichokes - delicious! Husband and I split tomato and burratta salad - fresh and flavorful. Service started out attentive by one server but then she got in the weeds so others pitched in to help our table. Overall a solid experience and we will be back!!!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
CHANDLERS IS AN UNDISCOVERED
CHANDLERS IS AN UNDISCOVERED GEM! It's right on the ocean with a spectacular view; interesting, evolving, creative cuisine; top-notch, friendly service; and sophisticated yet very comfortable and cozy ambiance. The Hilton in which it is located is a beautifully designed place with suitably friendly staff throughout. It's a great choice for superb dining inside or outside near the pool with fire-pits, etc. This place is close to perfect! We've been coming almost weekly for many months. We enjoy the sports on television at the bar but there are many other attractive areas.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Given that we are Carlsbad residents, we thought it might be nice to try a nearby restaurant. We found the menu selection broad, the food good and service outstanding.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Happy Anniversay "Goldmine"
It was our Anniversary so I called a place that I heard about in Mission Bay; however, when I called to make reservations the lady that answered said they didn't take reservations & she was less than personable; even after I told her that my wife & I were celebrating our special occasion. I got online, looked at your website proudly introducing the Team. I made reservations, received confirmation back within 10 minutes. We were 5 minutes late, the lady that seated us was so understanding and sat us down right away. Blair recommended Pinot Noir and it was "5 Star" from there; onto the scallops, and then dinner. The wine, the food & service were impeccable! Blair was outstanding!! Thank you Chandlers for making our Anniversary a special one!!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
first visit to Chandlers
Generally we don't eat in hotels unless we're guests. Hotel food is often uneven and overpriced. but we needed a nice lunch venue for a family meal in the area.The hotel and restaurant have a lovely open airy feel. The outside area was spacious with a great view of the beach across the street. I can't say the food was great but it was good and the service was exceptional. It seems that the restaurant is trying to build their business. On a Saturday afternoon, given the view and the venue, this place should have been much busier. My suggestion - expand the menu and build the breakfast business. The Carlsbad-Encinitas area needs more breakfast/brunch spots and the feel and view of this place would make that a desirable destination.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chandler's was a special "find". I read about the Restaurant in the AAA Westway Magazine. The Decor inside was unusual and charming. We ate on the Patio Deck overlooking the Ocean. It was a beautiful day, sunny and the ambience perfect. The Menu and food was "outstanding". We had the Lobster/Shrimp Taco and Apple Tart.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice lunch with a fantastic view!
An enjoyable lunch experience with a wonderful view of the ocean! Our server, Ross, was very attentive to our needs and very friendly and helpful.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed the whole experience. I mentioned our anniversary on the reservation, and the entire staff knew when we got there and treated us great throughout the night. Food. atmosphere and especially the service made the whole evening a pleasure.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our anniversary dinner
Fine entrees & wines. And the service was exceptional and friendly, never intrusive. The mahi mahi special was recommended to me & was delicious!! The staff surprised us with a special dessert tray. To tell the truth, we had such a great time, and we would highly recommend Chandlers for friends, clients and for that very special evening you are planning. Can't go wrong.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good Thanksgiving turkey
Very good Thanksgiving turkey dinner, with all the trimmings. Good wine paring as well.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a Special Occasion
Our Thanksgiving dinner was perfect! Arrived a little early to enjoy the sunset and were able to be seated immediately at a booth with an ocean view. We had the traditional turkey dinner and the sea bass along with the Chef recommended wine pairings. Both the meals and wines were exceptional and the service was great. We were also celebrating my daughter's 22nd birthday and our wait staff brought her ice cream to accompany her pie and sang happy birthday. Normally a holiday that we celebrate at home, but Chandler's made it a Thanksgiving to remember.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Spot for dining
Chandler's is becoming our new favorite. The ambiance outdoors is incredible especially at sunset. It is also fun to bring friends and sit around the many fire pits. The food is incredible and the service is personable and friendly. I have no complaints. We love Chandler's.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best service ever
This is an amazing restaurant. Surprise as it is in a hotel (though it is a Hilton so a nice hotel). Our server Jesse was the BEST! She made the occasion!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM