Cambria Pines Lodge

4.5
688 Reviews
$30 and under
Organic
Cambria Pines Lodge Restaurant features organic produce hand picked from the Lodge’s organic kitchen garden. The restaurant's wine list offers a selection of some of the finest award-winning wines that the Central Coast wine regions have to offer. Indoor and outdoor seating are available. Room Service is also available.

Before or after your meal, take a stroll around the extensive grounds of Cambria Pines Lodge, where there are a number of formal gardens, walkways, and the Organic Kitchen Garden, which supplies some herbs and produce to the restaurant. Following your meal, stop by the Fireside Lounge for a nightcap and enjoy the nightly entertainment.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 688 people are saying
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TanyaD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolutely beautiful and romantic night. Thank you!

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SharonF
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So impressed by the commitment to safety in all the procedures the staff were observing. We all enjoyed our meal and the surroundings, service was very good and super friendly. Again, so impressed by all the measures in place to protect against COVID 19. The lights were spectacular, and we enjoyed the live music as well as listening to Santa field requests from some younger visitors. A very memorable and pleasant experience for my family. Thank you.

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DonnaLynn
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We sere able to sit in one of the outdoor kiosks so that was private and social distanced.
We enjoyed the setting and the fireplace which was needed for evening. Ordering was scan the menu code and order on line. Waiter delivered our dinners in to go containers so not much to comment about service. My filet was nice and shrimp were good. They each had a sauce which ran together so the mashed potatoes c/should have been placed in the middle of the two. Paul's salmon was a bit mushy in texture.

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Veronicaa
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambience was very beautiful...however, the Christmas music stopped midway through dinner. Our food was brought out very quickly but for the price we payed for my families meal we were a bit disappointed. My son and daughter both ordered the filet mignon and me and my husband ordered the surf n turf, which came with a 8oz sirloin steak. Both cuts of meats looked identical and tasted identical. All steaks were cooked medium rare as requested. They were all a bit tough and difficult to cut. The steak knives were not the best quality for cutting steaks making it difficult to cut as well. All the food came out together including appetizer and side salad that was a bit warm from sitting with the other hot dishes. The rest of the food wes delicious. We enjoyed the decor and lights but walked away a bit disappointed in the meal.

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AdrianaM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !
Went on date night, it was our first time there and given the restrictions it was still very special. All the staff was friendly.

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ALH2020
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Considering all the covid modifications, this was a great experience. Food was good and warm. Lots of space heaters. Live music. Most tables were full, but it was a nice calm environment. Would have liked a little more interaction with the server as we needed refills, but I understand the limited contact. Thanks for a nice meal before viewing the lights!

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TomMc
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the outdoor dining area was well heated and very nice.

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vipTurtley
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

While we understand our meal took place during Covid, the experience was “interesting” to say the least. Others around us had a server helping with drink orders, we had no one ever taking our order or serving water.
The online menu & ordering was extremely glitchy - internet service was very spotty and problematic. We were asked to pay and tip in advance which honestly was off-putting. Given the service, I regretted tipping what I had pre-paid. Social distancing was not being practiced according to CDC guidelines. Our table was within 2 feet from the table next to ours. We kept our masks on because of that. Their grounds are large enough that this should not have occurred, and we noticed open tables in other areas.
The food was good, but was not hot and was served in plastic cafeteria style containers. I found that odd because while the cups were also plastic, they went to the trouble of using metal utensils and cloth napkins. Odd combination that made zero sense.
All around, it was an odd experience, and not at all worth what was pre-paid. The experience was over before it began.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and the cambria lights walk!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The dining experience was great given the covid restrictions. As soon as we walked in the lighting around the tent and the musician playing was a very inviting scene. Loved the experience.

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CatherineE
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived and were able to sit at a table with a heater. I knew it would be takeout under the circumstances. The food was excellent and we will definitely return. I would love to have an indoor dining experience with an actual waiter, but it was as good as it could be. And the lights were wonderful

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AutumnS
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Our waiter’s customer service wasn’t as great as the other 2 around us. While they did they’re best to accommodate dining outside, having to eat on a picnic table wasn’t ideal for our family of 5 - it was right and the table was on a tad incline, so we had to arrange our seats to avoid tipping back.

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LEEW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great ambiance, great experience! Wonderful!!

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RaymondV
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was very nice the people were even nicer the light show was totally outrageous I go back is many times I could the food was really good couldn't beat it I hope everybody enjoys their stay there like I did it was fantastic 5 stars

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VanessaE
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. We love going to the lights every year.

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JeffW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere. Food was good overall and the presentation was great.

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lilybrook
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was very good and we felt nothing lacking from having to eat outdoors, it was a great atmosphere. There were heating lamps too.

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KATHYM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely wonderful. Check in was great, service, was great and dinner was amazing.

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance. Loved every minute of our experience.

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Johnnyb
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food, service and ambiance couldn’t have been better

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DebraC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening at the Lodge,my Christmas gift to myself. Dinner outside in a Kiva warm fireplace creates a lovely atmosphere. Took the tour of the outdoor light display which is amazing, so glad we decided to go. All Covid-19 protocols in place. Safe celebration. Not to be missed.

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Shannon
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cambria Pines was a very nice meal experience. Our waiter, Marco was the best. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Everyone was COVID safe and the environment was really nice.

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KyleG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & atmosphere was amazing. Outside was beautiful and we were plenty warm.

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RobertJ
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Arrived at 7:15 for a 7:30 seating Friday, November 27th. After ordering appetizers, we were informed that two of the three that were on the menu were no longer available. When ordering dinner, we were told that they were out of prime rib and the surf and turf was no longer available.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall, we had a good time and great experience. Wait staff is a little overwhelmed. We spent a lot of time waiting.Food was good and abundant. Wait staff was cordial. Well spaced tables. The light show was excellent.

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BalysB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Thanksgiving buffet at a reasonable amount for the quality of food.

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JasmineG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, definitely recommend. We will be back.

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vipKimJ
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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CRae
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent experience under the pandemic conditions. The Lodge adapted their usual Thanksgiving buffet very effectively. The outdoor dining was very pleasant and made one feel safe. The food was very good, as always, but a few favorite dishes were missing from previous years. All you could eat and servers did a good job though I prefer serving myself (not possible this year). Expensive for small eaters but that is a personal problem not anything to do with the quality of the food and restaurant. We will go again next year.

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Beverly
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Considering the circumstances of what is going on right now and the short notice the Pines had to adjust to the newly ordered level of no indoor dinning, I feel they did an excellent job setting up the environment. Great care was given to safety of guests and the guitar was a nice addition. Only thing was the desserts were not too great, ginger cupcake was dry, rum cake was mostly sugary, etc. The prime rib was good as was the turkey. The sides were also well presented. Staff were pleasant and did their best. It was a privilege to be able to dine is such a beautiful environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had received a link for Cambria Christmas lights viewing during these covid tim

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vipLalita
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food is really amazing, I enjoy every bite. The staff needs to work in their hospitality service.

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Loveadventure805
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cambria Pines food and Service was exceptional. The food portions were perfect and the temp of our steaks were right on. Looking forward to go back again.

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JenCee
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service & outdoor ambience was excellent. Outdoor heaters made it quite comfortable in colder temps. I would definitely recommend.

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great charming place. We enjoyed the dinner. The taste was exceptional, everything was well prepared. I had scallops that were cooked perfectly, and the surf and turf came with excellent sauces accompanying them.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Steak had good flavor but was not cooked to temperature I asked for. Everything else had great flavor

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LindaH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday brunch was very nice. Menu choices and food were good _ not outstanding but good. Service was prompt and friendly. The setting is SO pretty. There were very few people there so we had lots of room for us and our 2 Collies. The Bloody Mary’s were great. It was a lovely relaxing brunch that felt like we were guests in a private garden setting. We would definitely do it again if we were in Cambria on a Sunday.

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JanelleD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a great setup for Covid requirements. The outdoor space is beautiful and they either have live music or music playing. The staff is wonderful and the food is tasty. I highly recommend!

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Caroltaco
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We had a 10:30 reservation for Sunday brunch. We were told to wait outside however there was no one to greet or seat us so we weren't sure we were at the right place. Someone finally came out to seat us around 10:50 and our food didn't come until 11:30. We were seated at picnic tables with no tablecloths. We were out in the sun with no umbrellas. The food was ok but pricey and not hot enough. I will not be going back.

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CherylC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside (covid rule) next to a lovely fountain. We both had the halibut and it was FANTASTIC! A generous portion with a great lemony white sauce topped with capers. Rice was delicious and steamed broccoli was perfect. Servers were awesome. Couldn't have been any better!

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Cambria Pines Lodge is rated 4.5 stars by 688 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.