I highly recommend this wonderfulI highly recommend this wonderful beach side restaurant at the Hyatt Regency - Huntington Beach Resort. The food selections are sensational - with a nice variety of fish, meat and other noteworthy dishes to choose from. The service is absolutely outstanding. Thaddeus was our waiter and he was the very best. Service was professional, well done and Thaddeus' knowledge and recommendations of the food items was truly incredible. What impressed me the most was that management checked frequently with us to ensure the food quality was good and all our needs were exceeded. Great combination - wonderful food, world class wait service by Thaddeus and a wonderful ocean view to boot. Perfection personified.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMa great timeThree women who have known one another for over 30 years decided to treat themselves to a good dinner.
the food, wine and ambiance were excellent. The service was also excellent. We had a wonderful
and memorable evening. The Mondavi wine was outstanding.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Real Californian ExperienceTo be frank, I was certainly not disappointed. The service was excellent and had no problems with the reservation. The food was fantastic and words cannot explain it's flavor. We had the scallops as appetize and the filet mignon, lobster and steak, and chicken for dinner. My parents absolutely loved the food and could not stop saying how delicious it was. The creme brulee was perfect with the nicest crisp and texture. The ambience was perfect as we sat outside to enjoy the beautiful Californian breeze while the sun was setting. I would highly recommend every visitor in the area to dine here at least once. I would love to go back when I get the chance.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem in Surf CityElegant dining at its finest in the city known for a laid back approach to life. Try the pork confit or the beef cheecks for a "foodie" experience you will nor soon forget. The Californian is THE go to restaurant for an upscale dnnner on the Southern Califonia coast.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic and DeliciousI took my wife here for our 2nd anniversary, and it did not disappoint. The patio has a great view of the ocean, the giant fire pit keeps you warm and casts a romantic light on the whole area, and the music is the perfect blend of modern and romantic. The service was excellent, with recommendations from the wait staff based on your likes and dislikes. As for the food: the dressing on the caesar salad was the best I've ever had, the filet mignon was one of the best steaks I've ever had, and the cheesecake was also the best I've ever had (and I've had a lot of cheesecake in my life).5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistentI return to the Californian often; they are consistently good. I have never had an "off-night" there and am grateful for their ability to always make it a pleasant meal.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost PerfectWe stayed at Hyatt for couple of nights and had dinner one night and breakfast the other morning. Dinner was outstanding. Breakfast was great too and service is great as well with the exception of the hostess that was there in the morning of May 5th. She would not even look at you while answering your question. the expression on her face was as if she could care less. The other lady helping her had the same attitude. She was rolling her eyes and smiling after people were walking away. There were lots of people waiting while 60% of the outside tables were empty. When she was asked about it, she stated that those tables are not ready yet. After 30 minutes most of those tables were still not ready...5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a reservation but ourWe had a reservation but our group had gotten larger. We called prior to see if we could be accommodated. They were very helpful. Once we arrived a manager came over and provided me a couple of different options. They were wonderful from start to finish. The food was outstanding!!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at the CalifornianDinner at the Californian was excellent. We can recommend the beet salad, the grilled trout and the salmon. The quality of the food was excellent for a reasonable price. The dinning experience was only excellent rather than outstanding because the service, while courteous, was a little slow.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMattentive not intrusive serviceAnother fabulous meal. Our waiter was great, attentive, not intrusive, timing was perfect.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe could not have been happierWe could not have been happier with our experience at The Californian this past Saturday evening during which we celebrated both my Wife's birthday and my Brother-in-Laws as well.
All was so special especially the service!
We are always excited about our visits to The Californian.
We will return soon!
Rick and Patty Peters.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service on Saturday,Food and service on Saturday, March 16, 2013 was impeccable. The Seared scallop salad of Brussel Sprouts and Cured Pork, White Polenta scallop appetizer, which my wife and I shared was delicious. My wife had the soup and I had the salad. I found it interesting that the chef had the confidence and wisdom to serve the beet salad sans lettuce which would only have detracted. I enjoyed the Figs, Whipped Ricotta, Spicy Walnuts, Red Wine Syrup,Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon Vinaigrette. The Agave-Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque with Spiced Pepitas was delicious. For our entree we each had the Filet Mignon, perfectly cooked, with Organic Mushroom and Rutabaga Hash,Pumpkin-Seed Butter, Red Wine Jus. Our server was amazing. Great experience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinners and the serviceOur dinners and the service was excellent. I would only suggest that the menu be expanded to include a vegetarian dish. The only vegetarian dish on the menu was Risotto which I ordered and it was good but very rich and not for everyone as an entre. A plate of various seasonal vegetables or a vegetarian pasta dish would have been a nice option. Thank you.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMthanks again!Being locals, it feels funny to have a favourite restaurant at a local resort, but it is becoming a favourite for us. Food is good, service is accommodating and helpful when modifications are requested, and we find it relaxing. Thanks again!1/15/2013 12:00:00 AMrepeat visitA nice place to drop in for a bite to eat on a cold winter's night. Thank you again!1/10/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food & serviceOur waiter, Brandon, was excellent; could not have been better. He accommodated special requests, his timing was perfect, and he always had a smile, not matter what we asked. The food is a treat, everything we ordered was organic, and the meat was grass-fed. Kudos to the chef for running such a healthy kitchen. We loved it and we shall return!1/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service made it memorableOur waitress Lenmei & our waiter Marty were great; we had been in before and both of them recognized us as repeat patrons. They were knowledgeable, attentive, but not intrusive, and made our dining experience memorable. Thank you!12/23/2012 12:00:00 AM