Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

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672 reviews
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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 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

At Chandler's we see no reason to celebrate all weekend long, so treat your loved one to a romantic feast. On Wednesday, Friday & Saturday enjoy specials whipped up by Chef Teri. On Valentine's Night relish in our 3 Course Valentine's Dinner. Dinner is served from 5pm til 10pm, Wednesday - Saturday.

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Sat 5:30PM - 10:00PM

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JW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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Atlantic City
155 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Xmas dinner was amazing food

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V
1 review
Dined on December 26, 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 26, 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
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 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 25, 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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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 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 23, 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 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very noisy.

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

Great service, food is fabulous and view is breathtaking

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RD
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on November 4, 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 3, 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
1 review
Dined on October 26, 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 18, 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
282 reviews
Dined on October 17, 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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C
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first visit to Chandler’s. Eating outside enjoying the ocean and the sunset was just lovely compared to inside seating. Inside seating has the feeling more like a coffee shop.
We had the salmon which was served over Parmesan risotto with fresh asparagus topped with bacon. Everything was perfectly prepared. We will definitely visit again.

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N
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were very good. The citrus beet salad was amazing!!!

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LA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views of the beautiful California coast and sunset. Ask for a patio table and arrive 30-45 minutes before the sunset time. Great service and interesting menu!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Ambiance truly made the night. Service was great. Food just okay honestly. We had the fish tacos and the lobster shrimp tacos. Margarita was amazing.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing sunset view, good food!

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JG
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went back to Chandler’s after not having been in a while. We ate outside on the patio and the view is fantastic. Our server (Wendy) was attentive and very friendly without being obtrusive. We ordered salads and the seared ahi, clam chowder and the short rib dinners. All was delicious and cooked just right. Only beef is the corkage policy and prices. Their wine list isn’t extraordinary. But we had a very good time and would definitely go back.

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W
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice views of the ocean, and a pleasantly diverse wine list, with a smattering of dining options. The shrimp were great, but the ribe-eye underwhelming. Overall a good restaurant.

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BC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this place always makes us feel like we are family...

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JA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and great place to watch the sunset over the ocean!

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H
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for a pre-anniversary glass of wine and appetizers, the server was excellent, wine and appetizers delicious. My only comment, we asked the hostess if we could sit at the table closest to the glass barrier so we could see the ocean and she said "I think it is reserved". We were there for an hour and a half and no one was ever seated at that table. That is poor customer service, they were not booked and it was a Monday night.

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KH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary. It was the perfect place. We sat on the terrace which is quiet and more intimate then inside. The staff was attentive but not bothersome. Our order was taken and delivered in a very timely manner. The view of the ocean was visible from just about every table. There was an outdoor firepit sitting area on the terrace and the end of the serving area where we were able to finish our drinks and linger around enjoying the view and quiet conversation.

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JG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. Have to pay to park which does not really seem right when paying for dinner.

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RT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The restaurant was very loud and some of the patrons very distracting. There was a couple at the bar all over each other (and nobody needs to see that while they are eating) and guys with swim trunks and no shirts kept coming in to order at the bar (probably from the hotel pool next door). It definitely brought the "upscale" description of the atmosphere way down. Our server was great and the food was good. Not a huge menu or cocktail list but I'd say sufficient.

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L
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

My wife and I were very disappointed. They advertised Oysters on the half shell and a view of the Ocean. They had neither. It was very noisy and the dining room was like a cafeteria...for the price of food (Which was average at best) and being a Diamond Hilton member I expected more. I'll never eat here again. Tim

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RH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful ocean view, great patio dining, service was very good, dinner scallops excellent and shrimp appetizer delicious. Beet salad needed a little greens. Martinis were so good and different with elderflower.

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RB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very pleasant dining experience. Service was great. It was our anniversary and we enjoyed it.

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KD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was horrible for my husband and I along with the one other party on our section of the patio. I had called to confirm our reservation and request for an ocean view about an hour before arriving, they said an ocean view would be absolutely no problem. But when we were sat on a small side patio, we were told there was nothing ocean view available and wouldn't be for the rest of the evening... Our appetizer was delivered before our drinks. I ordered a Sprite and my husband ordered a beer on tap which sat waiting for a good 10-15 minutes. Our waitress told us they were changing the keg, which was definitely a lie. We could see the bar and his beer from where we were sitting. Maybe because the restaurant was in a hotel, they have a turn and burn mentality but we were in no hurry and had to remind our waitress of that twice. The food was just OK for the price. But really, it was the service that killed it. I had also noted that we were celebrating our 5 year anniversary + babymoon in our reservation. It wasn't brought up at all, so why even ask if your guests are choosing your restaurant to celebrate anything? Won't be recommending or going back.

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Myself, sister-in-law and mother-in-law were all visiting and came here for dinner for our girls night out while the husbands stayed with the kids! Perfect night!

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RR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service, and delicious food. We had a wonderful experience. we shall return.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time we ate at this restaurant and even though the reviews were hit or miss, my husband and I enjoyed our meal. Our waitress Alondra was awesome. The cocktails could be better but overall experience was great.

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EW
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was our first visit and I was disappointed. It's a very noisy, expensive restaurant. It was a very hot day, so we sat inside and found it hard to talk to the other couple we were with. Most of the main dishes were in the 40 dollar range. We had Cobb salads, and they were fine, but not outstanding.

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