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Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

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608 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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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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!
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom with two great options!
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH: 10:30am to 2:30pm | 79 per person
Children (5 - 12): 19 per person THREE COURSE PRIX FIXE MOTHER’S DAY DINNER: 5 pm to 10 pm | 74 per person * No a la carte menu will be available on this special day

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 608 People Are Saying
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4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Server came by maybe 3 times, definitely didn’t feel valued. Food was okay but nothing special. Overall the cost of the Buffett was way over priced and when we entered I asked for an outside table and we were put inside—they listen at all when I was talking. Definitely will tell everyone I know not to go there—we left feeling like we got robbed poor at best rating

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Made a reservation 2 weeks in advance and asked to be outside to enjoy the view, but when I arrived I had to fight to get a table on the patio, even though there were plenty of open tables!! There were even couple sitting on larger tables, because the patio was basically empty. They wanted to put me and my party in the back of the restaurant, with no ocean view whatsoever, when they charge $80 for Easter buffet. My guess is that it was because I had my toddler son with me... Ultimately I told them we weren’t gonna pay $80 to sit in the back and not see the ocean. buffet was not worth the money, deserts were not good at all, and no bottomless mimosa. Next year I’ll try something else.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Love eating the dishes served at Chandler's. The beet salad & braised short ribs are our favorite. It is a farm to table style dining & I love that! We like the energy of the restaurant. It is a family dining and/or Fun bar atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

After the sensory overload of Legoland and its hotel dining options, this quick drive near it offered a beautiful sunset view, nice wines and cocktails, and a much tastier and quieter dinner for us all to enjoy for a break. Our server Tyler was attentive and fun, the food was delicious and the setting super great.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Our server, Joann, was outstanding! Nice chocolate cake for the birthday girl.

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1.0Dined on March 26, 2018

To put it in simply the service was awful. I was surprised that a hotel like this would have such terrible service. Our server attended to us once. When we asked for a refill for our drink that we were never offered he never returned with a refill. We waited for 20 minutes for the server to give us our check. When he didn't we told the front desk. The front desk didn't apologize and simply stared. We will not be returning to this restaurant again.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Not impressed with the $42 steak. It was at best average. The charcuterie was not impressive. Overall, for the price not impressed with the $100 meal on St Patrick’s Day.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

made a stressful day pleasant and relaxing. service was excellent, food outstanding. loved their bread selections and food was tasty. Try the lobster shrimp tacos!

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I was very disappointed in the food. A fish sandwich came with the fish so thick it was not eatable as a sandwich. The beet salad had too much dressing on it and was not exciting. I would not return.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My $42.00 steak was mostly fat. Poor service. My cocktail was good.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Phenomenal!! Love this place, great view, great beer and food is top notch.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was horrible. Dropped off the food and never filled our drinks once. We finished the food and the plates were sitting at the edge of the table for 15 mins before anyone asked if we were done. Asked for the bill then 10 min later the server comes back without the bill asking if we want desert. Food was mediocre. All and all sucked. I would have never posted this but they emailed me asking for a review so here it is.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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 .

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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