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Sat, 2/17
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Booked 12 times today

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

596 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View (9)
  • Waterfront (7)
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Seafood, Californian
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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)
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Phone number
(760) 683-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Teri McIllwain
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Parking details
Self Serve or Valet Parking available with validation.
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Public transit
We're just a 5 min ride from the Coaster stop in Carlsbad, CA
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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.

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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
What 596 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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John (Portland)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

vipCoconut (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 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.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 4, 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!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  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!!!!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  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.

vipVassy (San Diego)
4.0  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.

viptmiller (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  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 !

Muncher (San Diego)
5.0  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!

vipiamasurvivor2 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

amara (Houston)
5.0  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.

LibbyK (Seattle)
5.0  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 .

Holli (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  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.

Debbie (San Diego)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  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.

LJBizDiner (San Francisco)
3.0  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.

foodpacer (San Diego)
5.0  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!