Navio at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Navio at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Navio at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/HalfMoonBay/Dining/Navio/Default.htm#
  • Phone: 6507127000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Lunch: Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Sunday Brunch: Seatings at 11:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. as well as 1:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Xavier Salomon
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Laurie Shields for Catering information at (650) 712-7693.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact Laurie Shields for Private Party information.
  • Private Party Contact: Laurie Shields (650) 712-7693x
  • Entertainment: A live jazz trio performs in the lounge adjacent to Navio every Thursday and Saturday night beginning at 7:00pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 1
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $30 per day fee reduced to $10 per day with validation from Navio.

    *This excludes, Christmas and New Year’s Eve and other Observed Holidays where special event rates will apply.
A word from Navio at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
The restaurant is focusing on an Ocean Cuisine menu and the new California contemporary design that creates a comfortable relaxed atmosphere.

At the new Navio, guests can embark on a seaside culinary journey that highlights the purest flavors of the Pacific at Navio. Focusing on fresh seafood with an approachable Mediterranean flavor, Navio showcases the best of Half Moon Bay, with coastal cuisine that’s prepared authentically and sourced from Pacific waters and local farms. Blending refined flavors with a vibe that’s natural and comfortable, Navio leaves the city behind, favoring edge-of-the-sea views and a design that’s purely California. Savor a taste of the sea at its most authentic and bathe in the aromas from the restaurant’s smoky, wood-fire oven. Here, you’ll find only the region’s freshest ocean cuisine.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Navio at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (80)special occasion (60)romantic (58)fit for foodies (41)great for brunch (30)notable wine list (26)good for groups (11)great for lunch (11)neighborhood gem (8)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Disappointment @ the Ritz
    2eatornot2eat
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Unfortunately, my dining experience was disappointed. In fact, like its restaurant decor, the food looked depressed and dated. It is certainly not THE place to celebrate birthdays or go on a date. The seafood platter ($52) was fresh and tasty. The Appetizer started to go down hill thereafter. For $19, one piece of a scallop and a bite-sized pork belly was outrageous. The Main Course took a deeper dive. The Black Sea Bass ($40) was blend and has no taste. The Prime BRANDT Ribeye ($46.) was tough and chewy. In my opinion, I can get that same quality of beef from Sizzler. My waiter was nice enough to exchange it for the Berkshire Pork Chop. The quality of the pork was a bit better and I was little please. No need to waste my money on dessert.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding view, seafood lover
    Jared
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Came here the first time with my family. Made reservation 3 weeks in advance through Opentable and requested for a window table. Got a voice mail 3 day before the reservation to confirm my reservation was "at 1:30pm, for 4 people, a window table" However when when we showed up we were brought to an inner table, which is not next to the window with no explanation until I asked. The guy who brought us to the table just simply offered "oh, we don't have any window table right now." First impression, meh. The food selection was good, especially seafood. Oyster, mussel, clam, snow crab claw and shrimps are all really fresh. Nigiri, for some reason the rice was noticeably dry (they have sashimi also). There're 3 kinds of caviar to be picked from
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic view
    ripondon
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We had a great experience with a fantastic brunch. There was huge variety of delicacies and gormet items. Every thing was well prepared and presented. The service was outstanding. The only downside is the price. They are very expensive for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome ocean view
    Greg
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Everything from the appetizers to the main course was outstanding. Our waiter was informative and personable but not too over the top. I would definitely go back to this spot the next time I am in the area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The hotel was packed. We had absolutely no privacy while staying at the hotel. But, dinner was fantastic. We'll be back. But next time, we'll use a limo and pass on the overnight at the hotel.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    kids' meals were fine and eggs Benedict were OK. Huevos Rancheros were bad. Beans were hot yet bland while egg was flavorful yet cold. tortillas were just plain old. After dropping 110 bucks I expect at least one item to be outstanding, and nine to be bad.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service & Food are excellent
    Yolande
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay will not disappoint! The Pre Fixe Christmas Dinner was presented with utter elegance. The staff are truly angels on earth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Christmas brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    As always food was good and the setting can not be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing experience!
    Becca
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I came here for my birthday on the 24th and let me just say- service was amazing. I was most impressed by the friendliness of the staff and the quietness of the atmosphere. The food was very good and the presentation was a plus. I loved their focaccia bread as my starter. I asked the waitress to make the bread a lot warmer and in a minute, she brought in a plate of crunchy focaccia bread. Yum! As I was eating my dessert, the staff told my parents to be silent because I had no idea what was going on! They surprised me with a plate that was written Happy Birthday in chocolate! They also prepared a restaurant gift which were a box of delicious chocolate. I couldn't ask for a better birthday. Everything was worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, ambiance was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Food was great, ambiance was great, service was great, price was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails
    LHK429
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We've been here several times over the years and went here for an anniversary dinner this year. The big revelation was the rib eye steak. Best we've had in a restaurant. We paired it with a Pine Ridge Oakville cab, and it became a religious experience. My salmon was also great. Many flavors in that dish, but it all worked. I would pass on the flatbread next time. It's, but not distinctive, and I wish we'd tried one of the other apps instead. The service is always top-notch, and the view cannot be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great view.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Great food and great view. However, it may be considered a little too expensive for the food they offered. There's no king crab legs, and limited offer of oyster and clam. I went for the 2nd sitting, and simple like orange juice was out.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mixed Bag
    Ontheroad
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Most of our dishes were eaten with gusto, but mine was served cold. The restaurant made amends, but it was frustrating after waiting a long time for the food to be served (over 30 minutes). The servers were helpful, but somewhat inattentive. We kept having to flag them down to refill water. Although the tables were full, the room stayed quiet. This made conversation easy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • main dish failed
    mwatson419
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    I ordered the blue prawn main dish. It was inedible (2 others at the table tried it and were unable to swallow the food). I don't know what they did but it was truly a horrible dish. The rest of the food was pretty good but not great
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I cannot believe the Ritz
    BLap
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    I cannot believe the Ritz Half Moon Bay let me down. The food was good but it just didn't measure up to the expectation one expects from the Ritz. They need to revisit their wine list and get better wines.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's at the Ritz..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    It can't be in a better location. The food, service and atmosphere is very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best turkey ever!!
    MercouriFan
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We've been to the Navio several times before, and it's always a wonderful experience: the food is outstanding, the service is truly exemplary, and the setting is gorgeous. But this was our first Thanksgiving dinner there, and we were surprised yet again. The turkey was literally (yes, I really do mean literally) the best we've ever tasted: tender, moist, and full of flavor. The trimmings, salads, and desserts were as great as they always are, but we will never forget this turkey. I hope we can make it back there next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • thanksgiving prix fixe was
    reed
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    thanksgiving prix fixe was plagued by bad service, skimpy portions, poor preparation, restricted choice, and high prices.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Puttin' on the Ritz...
    Debster
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We had a fabulous Thanksgiving Day dinner at Navio--everything about it was PERFECT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd visit to Navio 1st time brunch
    Local
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    I liked brunch even more than dinner. The food covered a wide range of tastes. There was French crepes and cheeses, Chinese dim sum, Japanese sushi, shelled crab claws, lobster bisque, and hearty American eggs and sausage. After getting stuffed, we took a walk on the bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dogs... REALLY?
    Charlie
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We sat down to dinner to be greeted with the sound of a barking dog... Some other crazy diner thought it would be a good idea to bring their lapdog with them to dinner, smuggled in their purse. The dog started barking up a storm to which the restaurant staff ignored it. After complaining to our waiter told us it could be a service dog and they didn't want to "make a scene" by interfering. Navio ought to enough presence of mind to realize that their guests are NOT paying $100+ per seat for the mediocre food, but rather for the experience. Tough to feel like they care about delivering a good experience when there is a barking dog in the middle of the place. I honestly don't remember much else about the meal. A forgettable experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Anniversary Treat!
    Tiffer2Tell
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We celebrated our 11th anniversary here and it was amazing! From the staff to the food to the amazing ocean view..this restaurant lived up to all the hype! The staff was really attentive and we spoke to the manager and was even given their card by the end of our meal. It was very special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    Meandmythree
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    For the price the service should be impeccable and I felt the service got sloppy as the brunch progressed. We had a larger party so waiter knew his tip was covered based on gratuity added automatically. Half our party was late and the waiter and manager reminded us in a urgent way we needed to be done in the 2h window. We were done way before then but the urgency was not necessary vibe to put out there. My water was empty for an hour at least and I had to ask for my coffee to be refilled at least twice. For $170 a person that is appropriate. The view and food overall was nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teres'a Birthday
    jeannek
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Wonderful view, ambience, and food !! Service was a little on the slow side-
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Personal Touch Made the Difference
    Brooklyn
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Beautiful setting, fine food and wine. Only spoiler was the lengthy delay between starter and main course. Chef later came to the table, unsolicited, to explain that a large party had impacted kitchen timing. This explained the delay and the somewhat scarce wait staff through the evening. Really appreciated this proactive personal touch - chef was delightful and from County Mayo Ireland to boot! The charm of the Irish made all the world right. Only suggestion is better staffing plan when busy. Food, wine, and scene is flawless, and pricing isn't totally off the charts given the venue. go and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    LocalVegetarian
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Happy Birthday to me! I am such a happy vegetarian when I see the custom menu produced by Navio. Thank you for a perfect meal, no need to describe, everything was great, including the "Ritz" Champagne (real, just carries same name!) First time having s'mores by the fire, will do this again for sure. I live a few miles away and feel so lucky that Navio makes it comfortable for vegetarians.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view of the Bay
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Breakfast was nothing spectacular. Decent choices, tasted good but way too over-priced. The view was probably the only real great thing about the place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful time; the
    MClaireG
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We had a wonderful time; the food was wonderful. I would recommend those that have food sensitivities inquire as to how items are made as I was highly sensitive to spicy foods and didn't know the yukon gold potatoes as they were simply described on the menu, end up having hot chiles blended into the potatoe puree...which the server kindly remedied quickly. Still it is concerning that it wasn't fully described in the menu. Had I been allergic that would have been disastrous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Navio at The Ritz
    Pscott
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    They have made wonderful changes at Navio. My husband and I had a spectacular meal. Everything was fresh and well presented. Our waiter (Erin) was attentive without hovering,. We had a table with a view of the ocean and as the sun was setting it was magical. The atmosphere is so much better than it used to be. Light and airy yet cosy. We will go again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh fish
    Ted3
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    I ordered salmon. It was so fresh. That is the best fresh salmon I ever had in US restaurants. They know how to handle fish. My guests also enjoyed the dishes as well as beautiful sunset over the ocean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pathetic. Get a drink, instead
    BSAlady
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    WAY too much money for what you get. Good grief. INCREDIBLY mediocre-think airport hotel food. That stated, the view is absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately, we couldn't enjoy being outside becuse even though we had a seat by one of their outdoor fireplaces (nice touch) there was no propane in the tank. Amateurish and thoroughly disappointing for the Ritz. Save yourself from impending disappointment and get a drink, enjoy the view, then head into town for a good meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch with awesome view!!
    bzwong96
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    The title says it all. We came in for a Sunday brunch and everything there was pleasant and delicious. Of course, no one else can beat your scenic view outside!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't fault the Ritz Carlton...
    Cholmondeley
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Brunch was excellent. The food stations are varied and beautifully presented and he staff are friendly and attentive. It didn't feel crowded, no long lines, although most tables appeared taken. The food itself gets 10/10, they make an effort with presentation as well as quality and taste. I think I basically had at least a bite of just about everything, and there is nothing I could find fault with. Will definitely be back again, for another special occasion. It's not cheap, but it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    lsanchez97
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Fantastic food and wonderful service from Thomas!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Honeymoon celebration
    Redwing
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Wonderful table with great view, great waiter , great food , what more can be said
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ocean Hot Spot
    2silverfoxes
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Perfect for a romantic special occasion or to make a great impression. Staff makes you feel as though you are the only people in the room.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect Sunday
    Lola
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    We visited Navio for their acclaimed Sunday brunch and everything was as expected: excellent service, a diverse and delicious spread of dish, and picturesque views.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth for the view not for the food
    MarieHelene
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    I went to Navio few times. It is better for brunch than for diner or lunch. I am disappointed of the level of the food at lunch and diner. It is a perfect place to have a romantic moment in front of an amazing view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • navio restaurant
    frenchgourmet
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    we have been to the restaurant many times before its overall update. at first - the decor felt a little cold but was actually less stuffy. the food always has been and is still excellent, we had a great view and the service was impeccable. very very pleased with our evening. we ended up being at the table for a little over 2 hours just enjoying ourselves. We were already staying at the hotel, we just make a point to go at least for one dinner during our stays. highly recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very high quality dining!
    Kkbernat
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    Our food was delicious, fresh, & great portions. The views are beautiful. The service was impeccable! Very enjoyable experience all around.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.