Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

4.4
847 Reviews
$31 to $50
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

Live Music on Sunday Nights from 6:00PM-8:00PM!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 847 people are saying
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vipRobynK
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here, and just as good as the first! The cocktails were great, (we ordered the Butterly Margarita and a whiskey sour) the food was delicious, (we ordered burgers, winter salad, hummus, the flatbread with pancetta and cherries) and server was attentive and kind. Highly recommend this restaurant when you’re looking for a casual but nice experience.

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Cammie123
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was very good and professional. food was very good,chicken sandwich with side salad. Only negative, never enough salad dressing!

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vipMikeS
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Chandlers is a fun place to go for drinks to watch the sunset. It has a great view of the ocean across the street (101). The food used to be very good but the last two times we visited the food was not good. We still go there for the drinks though and the staff are very friendly.

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SharkFin
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Excellent location - looking across the road you can see the ocean. Very nice outside patio and wonderful ambiance. The fish tacos were way too "fishy" tasting and not at all worth the price, not to mention the fact that the taste was offensive. The coconut shrimp was quite good though. Perhaps a little too dry and crunchy, but tasty nonetheless. The margaritas here are sublime - loved our drinks. And we also appreciated the fast, fun, and dynamic service from our waiter (Jose). So, overall this is a place I would come back to. Hoping the fish tacos were a one-time disappointment.

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of staff to help.
Food was delicious and prepared nicely. Ambience was friendly, quiet and everyone enjoying the meal.
Staff were really good and friendly.

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vipStuDiego
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous sunsets; attentive service. Validated parking. great date spot!

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vipJulieA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chandler’s is close to our home and it’s a great place for a weekday dinner. Although we arrived after sunset, the views of the sunset from most places in the restaurant are stunning. Jose is our favorite staff member. After our lengthy absence due to Covid and travel, it was like coming home to see him and catch up. Plus, Jose is just the best, friendly, attentive and always in an upbeat mood….his positive attitude is contagious!

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Jkk11111
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Nothing great. Service is ok but slow. Food was below average. There are much better places around.

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RobynK
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, good food and fun drinks! I had the Butterfly Flutterby Margarita with butterfly pea, it comes to the table blue, then they add pineapple sour and it turns a lovely shade of pink!

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PattiG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a good friend for a delicious breakfast at Chandler's and sat on the outside patio with a view of the ocean. The Irish coffee was spot-on! Our server, Joanne, was extremely gracious and attentive. We ended up staying through lunch, and were treated to a birthday brownie! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots. Great service, good food, fair prices.

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vipFoodieforlife
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice, nice setting and beautiful view. Good menu, just not a lot of appetizers.

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NPFL
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lovely ocean view with a side of mild road noise. Service was a little spotty (took 10 min to be seated because hostess was racing around doing other things), but it's rare to find a breakfast place that takes reservations, has outdoor seating, and has a view. I'd go back so that's saying something. We had avocado toast, decadent French toast, and an omelet.

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MarkD
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chandlers has really stepped up the quality of their menu. Our go-to is the short rib flatbread but the burgers are top shelf too. I prefer their traditional drinks over the specials. They are well made. Of course, most of us really come for the ocean views. What's great is that you get those great views along with good food, excellent drinks and superior service.

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RolandT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This place isn’t what it once was. Scaled down menu wasn’t great at all. Service was slow. Food was mediocre. I will t go back until they are fully back to normal.

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MargaretP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone from the valet to the hostess to the server to busboy were genuinely nice and attentive. We enjoyed every minute of our dinner experience.

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Dedi
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had breakfast there on Saturday for my birthday.
Food was good but we had to wait more than 30 minutes.
When the waitress heard that it’s my Birthday, she served me a delicious cheesecake.
It was on the house ! What a nice surprise it was !!!
The hotel and the view of the ocean are a big plus.
We are definitely coming back!

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JenniferA
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Offering the tables some bread would be a good thing

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vipcucumber
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice time. The only drawback was we were seated beside a big group of guests who were rowdy and noisy. I am not sure why people have to be noisy and loud to have a good time. The food was good , I had mussels, my husband had fish tacos…..delicious . Our server Juan was attentive and helpful. We’ll be back.

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vipBobbo
Las Vegas
51 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service score based on food was over an hour late. Then a little cold.

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vipJosephB
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food
Good service
Semi ocean front view

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vipAlexG
Tahoe
54 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Absolutely amazing view and patio setting. Quite an experience

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RobertJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Cape Rey for the weekend. The staff at the restaurant went above and beyond any expectations to help set up a proposal surprise!!! Kelly and Kait were amazing to work with all week coordinating with the pastry chef to make a special dessert and ensuring we had an ocean side table. Alondra our server was in on the surprise and did amazing to make the night as special and surprising for my fiancé as possible. Could not ask for more accommodating and responsive staff!!!

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KnowWhatILike
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were excellent! We had the Agua Chile to start. It’s like ceviche, but better!! Then the 6oz steak was so tender and pan seared salmon was good too. The New Yorker cocktail is superb! This place is pricey! I had a gift card from my kids for $150 and had to add $5 and tip on top of that. I’d go again, but only for a special occasion.

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vipMaria
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won't find a tastier Cheese Board served with the best toasted bagette, walnuts and fruit. Definitely a must starter. The Coconut Shrimp was incredibly succulent and done to perfection. And if you have the opportunity to get Jose as your server, you'll enjoy a very fun and fabulous evening!

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Susan
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very helpful, moving us several times, less in sun; finally moved us inside. Very accommodating! Eduardo was a terrific server! Loved seeing dear friend Rigo, too! Good friend for many years at several venues!

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Chose Chandler's to celebrate 80th Birthday, have had positive experience before. This visit, food good, service very disappointing, Very slow, long waits between server contacts, long wait for deliveries, ignored by servers walking by our table when we hailed them, finally got up to leave, think we could have left without paying, even long wait after asking for bill. Only a MAYBE for another visit.

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lisa
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steak dinner was delicious - perfect doneness and well presented. The mussels portion was huge! Wedge salads were best ever. Thank you, Brock, for your excellent service. We had a delightful evening at Chandler's and will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, nice options, lovely view!

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KristiS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went to celebrate our 25th Anniversary w our best friends, The food was very good, and our server Jose did his best with service however it took over an hour to get a second round of drinks and the appetizers came out at the same time as the meal making it impossible to eat everything. Each meal was served one at a time? The timing was just off across the board. They did make it right by taking the appetizer off the bill but it was unfortunate.

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vipSmg0
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alandra our waitress was great!

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Dee2149
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was great. Asked for the best table with a view since we were celebrating a birthday... we didnt get that but thankfully almost every table has somewhat of a view. Great food!

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ValA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cheese board was exceptional, outdoor seating has ocean view

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and friendly service. Would come here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! Highly recommend the 6oz filet!! Service was wonderful and staff were very friendly. And you can’t beat the view from the patio!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Waited a very long time for our order to be taken.

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CherylC
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribeye Steak was amazing! Plenty for 3 people!!!! Great place to watch the sunset…. Beautiful!

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Evans
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, delicious food, unique drink menu

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ShiraB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious, great for outdoor dinning, wonderful view

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vipMaria
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cheese board was about the very best we've ever enjoyed and extraordinarily delicious and beautifully prepared at a very reasonable price. If you love Mussels, this is the place. Their Wedge was also incredibly tasty, and even better yet, with their perfectly grilled chicken slices. Thanks to our server Jose, the evening was the most enjoyable we've experienced in a very long time!

FAQs

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 683-5500.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort is rated 4.4 stars by 847 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.

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