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Navio, by name, pays homage to the Portuguese settlers of Half Moon Bay. In practice, Navio pays respect to the highest quality, sustainably sourced ingredients from sea and land by artfully preparing elevated Ocean Cuisine with international flavors.
In a comfortable contemporary California coastal setting, with a focus on introducing guests to something new and sharing the bounty of the locale, Navio aims to delight at every opportunity.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Seafood, Californian, International
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday and Thursday - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday -5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday Farmers Market Brunch: Seatings begin at 12 p.m.
Sunday Brunch in Navio: Seatings begin at 12 p.m.
(Brunch is a two hour dining experience)
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
$15 per day* with validation from Navio, $30 without validation.
*This excludes certain holidays where special event rates apply. Prices are subject to change.
Private Party Facilities:
Navio offers Semi-Private and Private dining options for groups up to 45 persons. Please contact Alyssa Bretz ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to customize your next event.
Private Party Contact:
Alyssa Bretz: (650) 712-7682
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Navio offers unique opportunities for events of all sorts. Please contact Alyssa Bretz ( email@example.com ) to customize your next event.
Navio Ratings and Reviews
I've come to a Navio to dine years ago and loved the food then. On this last occasion the food was horribl le not even edible. I had a Dover dole and the preparation alone was strange. The desert was heavy and not flavorable either. Needless to say for a five star restaurant ones sorely disappointed!!!! I'll probably never eat here again!!!!
The Brunch at Navio is always excellent. From super fresh sushi and dim sum to delicious savory bits, it's a world tour of excellent and exotic flavors. Though I will say we were disappointed in the blini! These are small but usually a hallmark of your excellence. This time they tasted like reheated ones from a freezer! But otherwise excellent!
Caviar, seafood, and desert stations were the highlight of the Sunday Brunch. The presentation, the selection, and the taste of the meals were excellent for buffet. Even though it was very busy, the service was very attentive and smooth. I would definitely go back in the near future.
Just average food and certainly not worth the money. Service was poor. The busboy spilled water from the seafood platter all over the table and my wife's purse. He never returned to clean it. When we mentioned it to the sommelier he blew it off and said "i guess we will flog him". Not the typical Ritz experience. Save your money and go elsewhere.
The overall experience was better than I remembered from a prior visit. The food was fresh, well presented and creative. I especially loved the dessert spread. The one star was deducted for two reasons: 1) There was a corporate event and we were in line outside to try to gain entry and get valet parking for 20 minutes. When we finally got to the restaurant, we were told we had 2 hours to eat based on our original reservation time, which we would have been on time for but for the long line to get in. I told the hostess that and she said apologies but the next seating was full so she can try to accommodate but she gave some silly excuse about how they already weren't allowing anyone into the hotel except corporate event attendees and people with reservations at the restaurant; and 2) You are required to pay for parking even if you eat at the restaurant. After paying almost $120 a head, I would expect parking to be free. When you pay, they tell you you can charge $15 on your tab or pay $30 if you pay at the valet station.
It was a bit slow in the beginning of our dinner, no one came to offer water but when our waiter stated to attend us, he was wonderful!!! The bust boy could take away sort of empty plates a bit slower. Over all it was one of kind dining experience in terms of service, food, view, wine.... I would recommend to people without hesitation but prepare to spend some dough 👍🏻
Me and my husband were at Navio last night celebrating. We are vegetarians so glad they had a limited but an all vegetarian menu .
Im a big fan of anything with Truffle in it, so I ordered the Roasted Corn Cappelletti with Ricotta, Summer Truffle for appetizer.
Loved the presentation, but on the taste front of it ,found it rather to bland for my taste.
Then for our entrees we ordered the Seared Marinated Tofu and Spaghetti Chitarra. I did ask my server about any recommendation or preference , all he had to say was they are all good.
The spaghetti looked and also tasted well, I think the magic was all in the sauce- lemon butter with saffron sauce. For the tofu, I will not recommend any vegetarian’s to go for it, the tofu was something which I could have sautéed and placed on a plate. It lacked taste nor were the accompaniments of any value to the taste . I asked the server to recommend me of a sauce, to which he asked me my preference , I really did like the sauce from the spaghetti , so I ordered that .
Another hiccup was my husband was almost about to finish his spaghetti, where we found this big lump of spaghetti stuck together, it seemed like it was uncooked, as it was hard when we poked around it. I immediately called the manager and showed it to her. She was kind enough to take it back to the chef, to which couple minutes later, she came with an explanation that , all their pasta is made in house, (which I completely believe, having worked for Michelin star restaurant’s ), and that according to the chef if was not uncooked , but just stuck together.
I definitely did not have a gastronomical experience and don’t think I would want to come back to Navio again , I mean the view was breathtaking but did not find the experience worth the bucks I spent there.
Also a suggestion as a food connoisseur, I would take off the Tofu dish of the menu , it has absolutely nothing to offer .
Fab place. Horrific front of house - nearly ruined special occasion. Went for what I thought was lunch for my BFF's birthday - turned out to be extremely expensive brunch. Which was ok - the spread was unbelievable. (Did not realize Saturday was also brunch only.) Had to give my credit card number to secure a reservation - on a Saturday - which seems odd. Also big warning about charging for no-show. OK - I know some places do this.
Stuck on the highway behind some sort of accident on the only road out there - phoned in after sitting for 1/2 an hour, half an hour before reservation, letting them know would be 30 minutes late. They replied too bad - you will not be able to spend as much time here as you would have liked and will have to leave after a certain amount of time. I was shocked- I wanted to just turn around and go back to the Peninsula, but - ahhhh they got me - the credit card would be charged the "full amount" which was who knows how much? So, stayed in the traffic jam, arrived 35 minutes later. Escorted to our tables and told it was brunch-only service. Server and bussers were great, as was the spread of cheeses, pastries, seafood, eggs, bacon and sausages, fruits, salads, desserts, juices, mimosas, bloody marys...nothing had a price on it so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. When I received a bill for $198 for 2 people, I nearly fainted. Brunch must have been $75 each, then $20 each for a bloody mary and a cup of coffee. PLUS $40 tip, for serve yourself buffet.
And then, of course, there's the $30 for parking they hit you with on the way out. $270 for brunch for 2. It was a fabulous brunch, not to quibble - just be prepared. I might add, when we arrived the room was NOT full, and had almost fully emptied out halfway through our meal, so the ridiculousness of the hostess' rude warning about being kicked out because we had gotten stuck on highway 92 was completely and utterly absurd. I will NEVER go back. Ritz Carlton should be ashamed.
Mostly very good, but some mediocre elements.
The excellent: outstanding quality and selection of seafood, from caviar bar to smoked sturgeon to the freshest clams and oysters. Wonderful artichoke bisque. Amazing dessert selection.
The very good: a few little individual dishes (less than in previous years), including foie gras and crab concoctions. Nice bread selection (please display descriptions of the items).
The regrettable: the cheese selections were good quality but all in the soft-ripe type sector; no variety and the cold cuts were limited to one prosciutto type and a whole bunch of salamis.
The disgraceful: the sushi and dim sum stations were at the level of a factory cafeteria.
The setting was lovely, the service exceptional, the presentation very nice... but the food flavor was a little bland - almost like TOO much effort was put into it's design and prep. Strange flavors that didn't quite work together beneficially... a little disappointing considering all that clearly went into everything else. Would not recommend for romantic meals if food taste quality is an important part of the equation...
My husband and I came for the Sunday brunch. There wasn't a lot of variety with the food offering, but everything available was of very high quality, and very tasty. If you have a sweet tooth, you'll really appreciate the dessert options. Service was also outstanding, which is to be expected for a restaurant at the Ritz. We agreed that it was the best buffet we've had.
The entire staff from the kitchen to the table was courteous and thoughtful. The service far exceeded expectations. My family is vegetarian. Everything from the appetizers to the main course (I had the grilled tofu with vegetables) to dessert was delicious. The sauces are impressive. The prices for this location are surprisingly low. Just go. You won't be disappointed.
Although we loved the staff, especially our knowledgeable sommelier Nicole, the food was shockingly disappointing. Given the Ritz-Carlton's reputation for excellence, our expectations were understandably high. But the kitchen managed to combine beautiful ingredients into sadly mediocre dishes. I have never seen my husband push away an unfinished plate of foie gras anywhere in the world. My ribeye steak was oversalted and ruined by the strangest au poive sauce I've ever tasted. My husband's Dover sole, a beautiful fish best enjoyed simply presented on the bone, suffered from a fussy, odd brothy presentation. And on and on. The chef should be ashamed of these recipes.
This was an excellent place to have a special occasion dinner. The service is impeccable from beginning to end. They easily accommodated special food allergies. The view along the windows is spectacular, especially around sunset. We all agreed that the food was outstanding. It's a high end restaurant, and for all four of us it was our first experience there. It was a quiet evening, as the restaurant wasn't full. Overall it made for a great dining experience.
Navio lived up to our expectations. We had the tasting menu, which was truly inspired. While every dish was well balanced, but original, the combination of flavors in the ribbons of ahi tuna was outstanding. The service was friendly, but professional, as one expects at a Ritz Carlton property. The dining room itself is worth a visit, with its barrel ceiling and floor to ceiling windows looking out to sea. Definitely a place to return to.
I was so excited to try this restaurant and it left a lot to be desired. The experience as a whole fell very short. The food didn't meet the mark and for the price, you'd really expect it to be out of this world. Not pleased with my overall experience. Next time I will be going tontheir conservstory for a drink only. The food really didn't do it.
Navio was a big disappointment. We were celebrating our 51st wedding anniversary and staying at the Ritz. Our waiter was the most unfriendly guy. Did not acknowledge our celebration until dinner was over. I mentioned it to him and his response was " I know" food selection were too "odd" and very pricey. Noise level was high with loud music playing. Not how we wanted to celebrate😟
The whole experience was great, from the appetizers (the seafood tasting platter was fresh and sparkling with flavor) to the main course (duck breast done perfectly--tender, juicy) to the original dessert (blackberry nest with all kinds of surprises and textures). I definitely will return to try other offerings.
Also, the service was professional and warm. The variety of breads is very tempting and worth giving into the temptation for. I also loved the complimentary amuse bouche!
The decor, representing a Portuguese ship, is intriguing as well, as you look out over the glittering waters of Half Moon Bay.
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