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About Navio

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.

1 Miramontes Point Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Californian, International

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Dinner:
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)

Cross Street:
Highway 1

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 712-7000

Website:
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/HalfMoonBay/Dining/Navio/Default.htm#

Parking Details:
$15 per day* with validation from Navio, $30 without validation.

*This excludes certain holidays where special event rates apply. Prices are subject to change.

Executive Chef:
Jason Pringle

Private Party Facilities:
Navio offers Semi-Private and Private dining options for groups up to 45 persons. Please contact Alyssa Bretz ( alyssa.bretz@ritzcarlton.com ) to customize your next event.

Private Party Contact:
Alyssa Bretz: (650) 712-7682

Additional:
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 ( alyssa.bretz@ritzcarlton.com ) to customize your next event.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Navio Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

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84% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (27)
Romantic (26)
Special Occasion (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for a Date (20)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Waterfront (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

It turned out to be not as impressive as I expected. The caviar was good, but oyster was not the top ones. For kids who only eat fully cooked food, there were much less choices. Dim sum was so so. Desserts were good. Staffs and service were amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great service and food. Very attentive. No rush. Just a great evening with a fantastic view.

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

It was my husband birthday dinner. They treated us really well. Ambience is awesome. We tried saffron veg Pasta. It was yummy. Complimentary breads were also tasty

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 10, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Disappointing service and menu selections. Strange flavor combinations and entrees lacking taste. We had better meals at Pasta Moon and Mezzaluna in downtown Half Moon Bay.

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

Good buffet; not as great as it once was. Less selection than there used to be; mimosas no longer included; only half of $30 parking validated w/ meal.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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 👍🏻

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

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 .

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch. Service was great, but the food was quite disappointing except caviar. Good spot for anniversary, but again the food was disappointing.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

great view nice service everything was perfect
better if the sushi station is well lined (confused)
some steak was too welldone

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, People Watching, Healthy, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

No rush. No stress. Great food with great wine pairings. Go for the chefs menu. Can't go wrong.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Very good dinner, we had a wonderful time with excellent service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Meh - rather pedestrian. Not much flavor. Too much pork.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

No doubt the 5-star class in every aspects, with awesome ocean views. Luxurious settings make you so special and respected.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Horace was flawless
Food was good and service was great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Another delicious vegetarian meal and amazing dessert with a beautiful view!

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Our server Jeff and bar tender Billy were top notch!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Anniversary

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great service. Very knowledgeable about wine pairing. We had a great time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

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😟

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Gorgeous views and great food! Overall is a great experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Excellent food and service and unique dessert combined with great atmosphere and ocean view

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Saturday farmer's market brunch was a an excellent, tasty, pleasant, unrushed experience. We tried all we wanted , highlights being crab ceviche, zuccini flower tempura, oysters, and of course a custom bloody mary, not to mentioned the desserts.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fun, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 1, 2017

The food is amazing! One of the best meals we've ever had!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 31, 2017

This was our second time at Navio. It is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. The food is perfectly prepared and presented. The atmosphere is lovely with beautiful views but warm feel.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Picked the wrong day to begin a diet!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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