About Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

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

1 Ponto Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30am - 11am (Monday - Sunday)
Lunch: 11am - 5pm (Monday - Friday)
Brunch: 11am - 2:30pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Happy Hour: 3pm - 6pm (Monday - Sunday)
Dinner: 5pm - 10pm (Sunday - Thursday), 5pm - 10:30pm (Friday & Saturday)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 683-5500

Website:
http://www.chandlerscarlsbad.com/

Entertainment:
Need a tune to groove by? Stop in Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights this summer! We are featuring live music from local artists every week on the sunset terrace. Enjoy happy hour starting at 3pm, with the tunes going from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

To check out the full line up, visit ChandlersCarlsbad.com.
See you there!

Parking Details:
Self Serve or Valet Parking available with validation.

Public Transit:
We're just a 5 min ride from the Coaster stop in Carlsbad, CA

Executive Chef:
Teri McIllwain

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.2

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4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (10)
Waterfront (7)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Live Sports (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was excellent. Although a limited dinner menu, the food was very good. One of the better prime ribs I've had in a while.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service. We were celebrating our anniversary and they made us feel special

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

T'was the night of winter formals and bar mitzvahs. We arrived just in time for the teens to depart. Garrett took care of us at the bar with a peach bourbon mule and a blood orange old fashion, both delicious. Then the accommodating hostesses sat us near the fire pit on the patio. Zach took care of our food services. We had 2 glasses of Albarino, always nice to find on a menu, 2 ciopinnos and the salted caramel vanilla profiteroles. The ciopinno was a bit creamier than we are used to, but you know what, it was still light and lovely. We are from Fallbrook but were camping across the way, about a 20min walk to our site so perfect to work up and off an appetite. Would definately recommend for locals or lucky travelers.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was great, food was delicious and good portions! I had the salmon and Parmesan risotto with bacon asparagus and it was delicious, I’d definitely go back for it! My husband had the short ribs which he liked but wanted a bit more flavor. We sat in the patio and they were very accommodating with getting the heaters set up by us so we were comfortable. Sunset view was beautiful from the patio. Great experience all in all!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Mahi Fish Tacos were great! Our server, Justin, was super helpful and friendly. Very few vegetarian options for my girlfriend to choose from and a pretty loud table of kids next to us. Overall the service and food were great though. Price was moderate. Would go again but it's not something that is a destination restaurant unless you're there for sunset to see the beautiful views.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our first time here. And it was a pleasant one. The host asked if we wanted to seat outside, which was a good choice.... The outside heaters were set to the right temperature.... Our server was polite and nice... Very nice place!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We chose Chandler’s to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. The hostess was friendly and sat us immediately. The waiter was busy with many tables to attend to. However, the couple at the table behind us was given a lot of attention, due to the fact that they got married earlier that day. Our appetizer came promptly after ordering. Our entree’s and check took more time. My husband and I made our night special but would not return to this restaurant. Every year we go out for our anniversary , this is the first time it was not acknowledged by restaurant staff. Perhaps, it was an off night, but we shall never know.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We visited Chandlers for my husbands birthday. The service was great. Our waiter was very attentive, and the rest of the staff went above and beyond to accommodate. We ordered the calamari appetizer, but were a bit disappointed because it was soggy, and the breading was falling off, maybe due to the fact that the dish may have been waiting for a while before it was served. All the main dishes were fine, except the risotto that came with the salmon(which was delicious), the risotto was extremely oily and even though the taste was good, it was the oiliest risotto I've ever had. The ambiance was good as always, it's a very picturesque location, and I never get tired of the ocean view.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food, check out the sides! Excellent service. Make reservation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The diner was awful ! We didn’t finish our entrée that the meal was arrived ! If you want to have a good time to share with friends don’t go there !

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Chandler's was a wonderful place for our New Year's Eve dinner, and our server, from Urageuy, was spectacular!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

King here for New Year’s eve dinner. Everything was delicious, Circuit is great atmosphere great

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great view of the ocean, and a short menu that will please most tastes. The charcuterie and white bean hummus plates were excellent.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner buffet was excellent. We did miss the seafood options we had in 2016. It could become a Christmas tradition .

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent service and good! High quality food and great view.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 11, 2017

I took my wife here to celebrate her birthday. We got to seat in the patio with very romantic atmosphere. I had no regret taking my wife here because the service was great as well as their food options. Definitely the best spot to take your date or spouse for a special occassion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The fresh fish was halibut that day, so I ordered the sandwich. It looked to be a beautiful piece of fish, but it was overcooked and very dry. How disappointing.
Everyone else enjoyed their meals and Austin was a great server.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A few dishes were good, most were average or below average. The waiter was bad. The support staff was all good. I was disappointed with the overall food quality and very disappointed by the service. The salmon was tasteless as were the chicken sandwiches. Chicken and shrimp and lobster nachos were good, however the cilantro in them was bad. There was a beef medallions special, it was good.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Staff was friendly but overwhelmed with the thanksgiving dinner. The waiter got behind and never caught up. Missed opportunnies for additional drinks; never checked on the food; the poor bus person was caught getting waived down every time we needed something.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We made a reservation for Thanksgiving. Prompt seating. Our waiter was extremely attentive and the staff well trained. The view and sunset were exceptional and the food exceeded our expectations. Definitely will return and bring our friends!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was great except the Thanksgiving Dinner Entree that included turkey. White and dark turkey meats were super dry. Quantity does not make up for quality. Bummer.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

thank you for making thanksgiving special, food was great, service was perfect. thank you

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was the best and wine pairing had the BEST wines selected. Only improvement would be to have the pairings poured immediately after food is served. We got our pours way too late and there weren't that many people at the time we went which was 1:00. Our waitress was great but the one who assisted her with the pours. was way behind. The food was the Best. Chef was beyond. Presentation was on fleek and wow the tastes surpassed expectations. Everyone comment on how good the food was. Several times during the course. I had the beef and it was prepared just how I like it. Great Job. Looking forward to next year with happy hours in between.

Tags: Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Waterfront, Seasonal
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving meal menu was amazing. All four courses were so delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Not worth the money. Convenient because we were staying at the hotel, but the food was just “eh” and super expensive.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Loud, slow service, and poor tasting over-cooked food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Lunch was excellent! We both ordered the fish sandwich and it was outstanding. Our waiter was always there when you needed him. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

After sitting outside with drinks and watching a wonderful sunset, we moved inside to a table with a view of the ocean. I did the prime ribeye steak and my wife had the short ribs. I have to say that I have never had a ribeye with more flavor. In fact, I can say it was the best ribeye I have ever enjoyed. We will definitely be coming back. My wife’s short ribs were tender and flavorful. It was all wrapped up with the best service we have experienced thanks especially to our waiter named Zach. He was attentive, nothing was an issue with him, and he made us feel that we were truly welcome!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Made the reservation weeks in advance since my adult children were visiting. First time dining at this restaurant. They did not reserve an outside table for us although I requested it weeks before. Food was average. Had the lobster Tacos. Nothing special for such an expensive entree. Food took too long to receive. Wine list is medicore. Service was average dispite the fact that the dining room was not full. Decor is dated. Best thing was we were able to watch TV from our table. The bar is in the dining room. They charge for parking even if you are dining with them. Will not return.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Quiet for a weekend and plenty of open tables - service was good and attentive. Very casual and family friendly.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I had salmon and it was overcooked, dry and not fresh. My girlfriend had prime rib and it was overcooked.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Uninspired small menu and on the pricy side. Great service but slow kitchen which is remarkable since the food is rather plain and boring. Beach is across the street but highway noise and noise from hotels pool area were annoying.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Review is for outside dinning. Friendly service and great food with a view. Much quiter if you sit outside. The hostess had a perfect table waiting and called earlier in the day to discuss the seating accommodation and confirm the reservation.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Would not recommend based upon our experience. When I made the reservation I mentioned we were celebrating an "anniversary". We were seated promptly on the patio but then never acknowledged, or helped, after that. We waited quite a long time before deciding that was not the experience we were looking for that night and left. The food prices, and selection, looked adequate but we did not have the chance to sample anything.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Birthday linch

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Took 2.5 hours ; 1.5 hours for entre server never followed up on drinks or updated us on the delay. People around us got their entrees much faster. We were quiet respectful and dignified.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

we had a lovely birthday dinner
the view was super.
thank you

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were celebrating my son's birthday. The waitress hardly ever came by. We were starving - had to ask for bread once we finally saw her. They were having an event at the other side of the restaurant and the wait staff was stretched thin. There was hardly even an apology. I would expect more for having paid what I did. It's pretty pricey here. You're really paying for the view - which was pretty spectacular. It also helped that we were staying at the hotel. Doubt I'd come back though.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Always love to come here for business lunches (after the lunch time crush) for the view, the unique menu, and the service. Tried the albacore tuna today and it was excellent. Prices are not cheap, but the service and view make it a great spot for a casual get together or business casual lunch. I enjoy that they remember me, the table I prefer, and listen to my order so I don't get foods I can't eat due to allergic reactions. A plus!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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