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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate Thanksgiving on the coast at Chandler's! Skip the hassle of cooking and join us for a 4 course Thanksgiving feast. Menu highlights include herb-crusted Diestel Farm turkey, harvest pumpkin bisque, pumpkin pie with maple creme anglaise, $55 to $64 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for a holiday dining experience, Christmas Eve, at Chandlers's that is sure to put your taste buds in festive spirits! We are offering a prix fixe dinner Sunday, December 24th from 4pm to 9pm. Prices vary from $55 to $64 per person and does not include tax or gratuity.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Join us for a holiday dining experience, Christmas Day, at Chandlers's that is sure to put your taste buds in festive spirits! We are offering two seatings; 10:30 am to 2:30 pm and 4pm to 9pm. $69 per person not including tax or gratuity. Children 12 and under, $24. No a la carte menu options.

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

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (16)
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Good for a Date (11)
Special Occasion (9)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Healthy (5)
Romantic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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vip
 (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 6, 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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 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 21, 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 16, 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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 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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·Dined on October 15, 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 11, 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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Birthday linch

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·Dined on September 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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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vip
 (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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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great service. Good food. Had the burrata with cherry tomato and asparagus appetizer yum. The tomato coconut soup not my favorite. Entrees were great.
Dessert was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great view, awesome food, try the desserts.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

We loved our anniversary dinner at Chandler's! We will definitely be back. Thanks again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Business Meals, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We were visitors from out of state and decided on this restaurant since it was located near the ocean and had live music. When we arrived, they seated us on the patio and later we found out that the live band was going to be played on the other patio. We had a terrible experience with our service as we had to ask for bread, plates, refill on drinks and our food order came out wrong and was sent back. We both ordered the surf and turf and for the price we paid, we deserved much better service and food quality. We asked to speak to a manager when we left and they said that Manager Paren was in a meeting and couldn't speak with us. Then, we spoke to the GM of the Hotel who then stated that the Manager Matt of restaurant was in a meeting. We stated we thought the manager was Paren? He then said, well Matt is probably in a meeting with Paren. Good cover up! Anyways, the GM stated he would see what he could do about our experience, but never asked for our name or number. They obviously are not open to feedback, nor do they care about their customers experience. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone! I never write reviews, but was so disappointed that I am taking the time to make sure no on else has this experience.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We came for the weekend to celebrate my birthday! The food was great, good service and love the ambience !

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I live across the street. Best food in Carlsbad. Easy. Come. Enjoy the neighborhood.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Jose was our waiter and provided excellent service. Food was very good and would recommend for anyone in the Carlsbad area.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 11, 2017

It's very beautiful outside the terrace, CA right by the coast , beautiful sunset, food was very very good. The service was wonderful too.we would be back 😁

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Wife and I have date nights and Chandlers is always one of our favorites. Never disappointed.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Jose was our server for the night and he did an amazing job recommending dishes for us. The mushroom ravioli was so great and the ahi poke was perfect. They had a great selection of wine and the night couldn't have been better.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Romantic, People Watching
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Food was room temperature when served and over-priced.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Service was wonderful, menu a bit limited, Jidori Chicken was served barely at room temperature. I would recommend for cocktails and appetizers over dinner.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food and service is amazing, we will definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

They forgot it was my wife's bday.
Poor service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Fantastic time getting together with d friends. Kenny and Eduardo really took care of us!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Been enjoying Chandler meals here for years until now
Surprised to hear that it's the same chef??? The food is disappointing and flavorless . We had the lobster tacos and Ahi One of our parties meals was served after everyone else was finished! Not enjoyable

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We had a wonderful time ! Really great food and services!

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was excellent but the restaurant has a "diner/sports bat feel inside. They do have seating outside but very little shade coverage in the blazing sun. The meal took well over an hour after ordering and the soup and entrée were delivered at the same time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Had a great time hope to visit again our server Michael was great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I rarely pick on wait staff in a review. They are usually battling to keep their tables happy and when things go awry it's usually a food issue. But not today. Let me start by saying they had few patrons and a surplus of staff at brunch. Our drinks took 20 minutes and obviously had been sitting waiting to be picked up because they were both watery. (a particular sin if you're a martini drinker!) 15 or 20 minutes after we put in our food order our waitress came to apologetically say she saw they were plating our entrees. I thought this was a good sign they at least recognized the delay. In fact, I saw a pair of entrees put up on the counter and hoped they were ours. That is, until 20 minutes later a waitress walked over and plopped a cold side of fries on one and delivered them to us. Wouldn't have minded if they were busy, but no fewer than three of the staff stood there gabbing while our food went cold. An hour and a half after arriving our food came, room temp. Very disappointing experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great ambience, however the chopped salad I had was rather bland. I've been here numerous times and the food is always good. But I won't order the chopped salad again.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The restaurant is a busy one inside a Hilton property. Food quality was fair, though the service we received from Jose was attentive. Definitely will not go back.

Tags: Live Sports
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The place is nice, with a nice view on the beach the swimming pool.
It is a little pricy for what is offered.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It was a bust. Their website said they had a blues band playing on the patio so we made a reservation. It was one man and a guitar, the patio is self seating and it is a limited menu outside. Total bust! 👎

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Limited and disappointing menu. Very casual. Ok for a meal if your staying at the hotel, but no other reason to dine there. So much potential, but nothing special. New management is needed to bring it up to par with local restaurants

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Food had a lot of the same flavors and ingredients. Expensive for the quality of food. Asked for a wine list and the waiter mistakenly said they only had by the glass despite a giant wine cellar. Random add-ons to plates like greens, quinoa, vegetables, etc. to hide the lack of creativity. Great view outside and nice ambience. Wouldn't go back.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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