Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

4.4
693 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Local. Coastal. Unexpected.
Innovative and Understated California Cuisine
Expertly Crafted Seasonally with Fresh SoCal Ingredients
Stunning Sunsets & Pacific Ocean Views
Craft Local Brews & Signature Cocktail Creations
Regional & International Wine List
Sunset Terrace Fire Pit & Lounge Area

Weekly Reasons to Visit
Monday All Night Happy Hour
Taco Tuesday
Wine If You Want to Wednesday | Half off Bottles
On Tap Thursdays | $6 Pints
Live Music on the Terrace from 5:30pm to 7:30pm every Friday, and Saturday starting in the Spring.

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Sun 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM

What 693 People Are Saying
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JJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR DINNER AT CHANDLER'S WAS EXCELLENT FROM THE FOOD, TO THE SERVICE, TO THE AMBIANCE!

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NA
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Lovely meal was ruined by email going on and on about evils of missing a reservation. A simply checking would have sufficed and then nasty email if we had missed would have been due.

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BO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Environment is elegant. Staff is very courteous. Bar is nice for people who don't want to eat. Nice place

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S
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed tonight. Waiter forgot to enter our child's dinner. Everyone was served except him. He had to wait. We were all half way done by the time he got his food.

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DC
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sunset view was spectacular! We couldn’t get enough of the short rib flat bread, lobster shrimp nachos, and burger and truffle tots. Our drink was simple but great. A house margarita and sunset. No food was as appealing anywhere else the next day. Will be back for sure.

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KG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted and seated quickly .... Amazing Food and Service !!!!

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l
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view and great staff

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MS
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Pretty view but not enough to make up for the lackluster cuisine. Food was okay, but breakfast/brunch items “sold out” by 11 on. Sunday(seriously ?!?!) and server did not offer any alternatives.Brunch menu was also very limited in options. Food itself was nothing special.

View was pretty but blocked by a wall and traffic too noisy to sit outside. Having trouble understanding the 4+ stars on opentable.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The view was beautiful so we wanted to sit outside. Could have done with an additional heater but they didn’t bring one when we asked. Joann didn’t seem very happy about being at work—would’ve been nice for a more pleasant demeanor. The food was good, though my Greek yogurt bowl wasn’t sweet enough. Had to ask twice to get some honey. The menu was small; I had few options of getting a clean meal to eat.

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OG
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Came here two nights in a row food was very good. Service e was good. I enjoyed the live music each night.

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GH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The burrata was sour. The other food items were good .

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Forgetting spoons for soup and stake knives for stakes was frustrating. For the $$ spent on a 6 top dinner service has to be better.

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S
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Disappointing. Dining room seemed overwhelmed and, considering it was valentines day and it was a fixed price menu, it was just ok.

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G
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

disappointing valentines day menu. 60 for a plate of pasta with unchewable artichoke hearts and a couple of cherry tomatoes. sea bass looked much better.

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JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It would have been nice if we would have had some type of Valentine's decor; regardless of arriving before the Valentines Day rush, it was still V-day.

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SA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Misleading happy hour information. Expensive for what is essentially and aging decor.

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C
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gorgeous view of the sunset when sitting outside. Service was excellent and food was very good. I would definitely come back if I was in the area again.

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S
San Diego
286 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am thrilled they always remember my seating preferences for a business lunch . . . booth, quiet area, etc.

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j
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Chandler's for our anniversary dinner after an excellent experience a month prior when dining with friends. Chiopino was very good. The prime filet perfectly cooked. Jose was our server again and we appreciate his friendliness, excellent service and attention. The complimentary chocolate cake was beautifully plated and decadent. Thank you for a perfect celebratory dinner. We will return soon.

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S
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We decided to sit inside because it was a chilly late afternoon, but all of us being short couldn't see anything out the windows because they are placed so high above the tables. We moved outside where it was a bit chilly and were told the heaters on the patio weren't working. The menu is limited, but the food was decent. The view from the patio is gorgeous - sun setting over the ocean. We all thought the entree dishes available need to be expanded.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at Chandler’s. We always ask to be seated in Jose’s section. All of their servers are awesome, but Jose THE BEST server they have. Margot, their hostess, is always very accommodating.

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JW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hilton at Cape Rey Carlsbad is our go to place to stay when we go to Legoland. Chandler’s is our go to restaurant at Carlsbad. It is convenient, beautiful, amazing food and excellent service.

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N
Atlantic City
158 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved the fish choices and even tried a new one. Service was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Xmas dinner was amazing food

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V
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Was excited to eat at Chandlers as we heard that it had a great view and food was good, but was sadly disappointed. Came here for with our family of 6 for Christmas Dinner which turned out to be a $75 per person buffet which was fine with us, but expected so much more. Reservations at 6:30pm and found out that they close the buffet at 7pm. When I asked about the 7pm closing time, I was assured that the buffet would remain open and available for customers seated before 7pm. Our server was very nice and attentive, but the reason for the low rating is the value paid does not equal to the quality of food and kitchen service. Not a big buffet, but there was a variety of food selection: shrimp, tuna poke, crab claws, meat and cheese, salad, soup, salmon, potatoes, mac and cheese (dried out and kinda cold since it had been sitting in the warmer trays for a long time), veggies, carving station with beef and turkey and a very small dessert section about 4-5 types. At $75 per person, we expected the food to be replenished when running low but this didn't really happen. We scraped the bottom of the soup pot to get a scoop of clam chowder, didn't have the opportunity to try the tuna poke because they didn't replenish the dish before 7pm, but the most disappointing thing was the lack of dishes for us to eat with. Each time, we had to ask and wait for them to bring out a few clean dishes. Unfortunately, we will not return to eat here again since the experience was so disappointing.

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KC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredibly delicious! We came to celebrate a nice Christmas dinner with our family. We didn’t expect to be having a buffet style dinner; but we were pleasantly surprised with all the choices of gourmet foods.
If you’re celebrating a special holiday, be sure to check out their website for the menu pricing because the everyday menu is substantially different and not offered on a night like this. We were very surprised when we got our check.We gave this restaurant 5 starts for its scrumptious food!

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E
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Christmas Buffet... Wonderful!
Thank You So Much

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Christmas dinner. It was good food. Not excellent, like we had hoped for. I was so grateful that there were several Gluten Free options for side dishes. The salmon was really good. The prime rib was cold and a little tough, but tasty. My family said the turkey was really good.

Only one gluten-free option for desert. There were plenty of employees, but still there were empty dishes. We would probably give it another try. Liked. Not loved... we were really hoping for delicious. But that’s not what we got. It was fun anyway, nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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j
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jose is an excellent server. He is attentive and helpful with choices of cocktails and menu items. The food was excellent. Everyone in our party was happy with their choices. Too bad is was a foggy evening. We arrived early to see the sunset but Mother Nature had other ideas.

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NG
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we are in the Carlsbad area we come to Chandler's. The outdoor seating looking over the ocean is breathtaking. The outdoor seating area is has cozy seating just cocktails or great tables for dinner. The menu is fresh and delicious and has inspirational foods and drinks. The waitstaff is very attentive, quick, knowledgable and friendly. Definitely a spot you don't want to pass by.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The Thanksgiving course menu and pairing was excellent.
Undone complaint would be that they should consider providing a gravy boat with the meal for those of us who like a little bit more gravy. The ambiance was basically a hotel restaurant.

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DN
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We attend Thanksgiving dinner at Chandlers two years ago and it was a great experience; outstanding food and service. This year, the food was passable, really just passable. I felt that my dinner was on the level of a nice diner or deli. Really disappointed.

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d
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner was a totally wonderful experience. The food was excellent - one of the best Thanksgiving meals we have had. The staff was excellent and the location, right across from the beach was enchanting. Best experience we have had dining in a hotel restaurant.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very noisy.

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S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service, food is fabulous and view is breathtaking

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RD
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Chain Hotel food. Chain Hotel prices.
Chain Hotel guests overrunning the property.
Dropped $120 on dinner for two next to screaming kids and soggy tortilla chips.

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JL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I’ve been wanting to go since I started following on instagram! First time visit we a great experience, amazing sunset and good food. Date night redo!

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DQ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service (server) was awesome. Food is always the best.

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g
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed our dinner .Husband had Mahi mahi tacos and I had the Shrimp and lobster tacos. He said the fish was very light and flakey. Great portion size. We had excellent service and enjoyed the sunset.

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S
San Diego
286 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was ok, service was very good. Especially like that your staff remembered to give me a quiet table to conduct business.

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