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

Details

• 11/23/2017: 3-course Pre-fixe (11am-9pm) at $129 per person

Navio Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

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)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was my boyfriend’s 30th birthday and I requested an ocean view and a little extra dessert and they made it very special :) Service was great! Food was delicious as well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and I have been going to Navio for birthday celebrations and wedding anniversary for years. Although there has been change of chefs the quality and service do not disappoint. I will highly recommend this restaurant to whom food and ambience are a must in their dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

What a fantastic menu! You have to try Navio. The price is well worth the food, drinks and atmosphere at the wonderful restaurant. By the way the deserts are a must!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Elegant yet comfortable dining room with great views, attentive and pleasant service, and wonderful food - without being overdone. Worth the drive for all sorts of reasons.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went here for our 10 year anniversary. I requested a table with an ocean view which we were accommodated. The service at this restaurant is second to none. Hands down the best service I have ever received. The food was excellent, as we're the desserts. After our dessert, the waiter brought out a nice gift wrapped box of truffles on a plate, which had written upon it, in chocolate, Happy Anniversary. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Disappointing is how I would summarize our experience at Navio. It is not what I expect from The Ritz-Carlton. Firstly, our server was not familiar with the items on the menu. He described the Dungeness Crab appetizer as "four pieces of cakes". We thought it was crab cakes. Surprisingly, the crab was served on fried nori which was delicious. Secondly, I ordered the Filet Mignon, medium well, and my partner ordered the Duck Breast. Both dishes were served simultaneously except that I received Rib Eye instead of Filet Mignon. Both dishes were returned to the kitchen while they prepared my Filet Mignon. It appears the kitchen rushed my order as the Filet came out butterflied. In my experience, the server would normally disclose that they will serve the steak "butterfly" since my preferred temperature was medium well. Of course, I was not informed of this otherwise I would have opted for a seafood entrée. Our server was non-existent throughout our dinner. We saw the bread lady more than him. In sum, food is excellent but management needs to revisit the service and staff development.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My wife & I had dinner at Navio and it was excellent. Our server, Horace, was extremely knowledgeable & a pleasure to talk to about food. He did a great job with the menu. And the scallops might be the best I have ever eaten - they are a must try. I am so glad we decided to try Navio on a Sunday - because the restaurant was closed on our second night at the hotel (Monday). I would go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I came to Navio for a splurge day trip. Within the hour of arriving to the Ritz Carlton property I was engaged! Navio and the Ritz will forever be a special place in our lives. The food will not disappoint, the service is spectacular, and the views from any seat are stunning!!
I was full all day! The high quality of each dish is obvious with your first bite. The dessert section is plentiful and everything between the cheese and cold bar is worth numerous trips.

You will walk out with a dent in your wallet and a fully satisfied belly. Worth the money.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A great place to savor the flavor! Enjoyed the full tasting menu with wine pairing. Highly recommend this experience. It’s pricey but worth it for special occasions.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was average. Was here in 2015, and food was excellent. Menu changed since last time. Service was average.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great view
Great ambiance
Great food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Dante was our waiter and he was very patient while our table of six asked a variety of questions.
His service was great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Sunday brunch was amazing and well worth the price.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food, outstanding service. Will definitely be back for special occasions

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Really poor service, overpriced ($50 corkage fee??), tasteless food including a cold steak.

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

Beautiful setting, views of sunset. Food was delicious, great wine list. Recommend the seafood plaza. On request, a vegetarian menu is available.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Always an amazing experience! Created our own tasting menu under the focused eye of our culinary guide, AJ and sommelier Stephan. Nearly 3 hours later, left thankful for the opportunity to experience Novio!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The table service was delightful. The seafood shrimp, and the crab were still frozen and was soggy. They ran out of rack of lamb, which is one of my favorites. Next time I’ll get the lamb first...the dessert selections is a sweet tooth fantasy.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent. Loved everything about our experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We went there for my husband’s 30th birthday and they made us feel welcomed and special. We have the steak and it was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This is expensive restaurant, but really nice, It is part of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Half moon Bay, The view is wonderful and the food is good. The Tasting menu is $149 each. The rest of the menu is cheaper. The Prawn dish in the tasting menu was the best of this menu. When I go back I will just order that.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We arrived and were seated on time, with perfect window seating. We had a lovely conversation with the server, then ordered our meals and a very expensive bottle of wine. We noted that we would like some kind of vegetable ahead of time and the chef made a very tasty dish. We continued drinking our wine, slowly.we finished off the wine and ordered another bottle, which we did not open. It was at least an hour and our entrees never arrived. We were tired, so we left and went to our room, with our unopened bottle of wine. Our dinner was delivered to our room. We went to sleep and ate our dinner cold the next evening. Thank goodness for having a mini fridge. Our entries were delicious cold, but probably not what the chef wants to hear.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 18, 2017

though well prepared, ahi tuna ribbon (appetizer) felt like a large plate of worms after mixed. probably need to separate into 3 smaller portions with different condiment and flavors. were not impressed with the 30 day dry-aged ribeye... too much fat and not enough texture / complexity.

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

Celebrating our son's recent engagement was fabulous at Navio. The hostesses were so flexible when I realized I booked the wrong number of people. They decorated our table with some personal items that I brought. Our waiter was so professional making suggestions on dishes. The amuse buche was a yummy watermelon basil shot. Thank you to the amazing chef for our apres dinner confections. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Just over all very yummy! Lovely setting, lovely presentation in a very beautiful atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Expensive but very nice. The service was excellent, the view is impressive, and the place is classy. It happens that neither of us liked what we ordered (the same thing for each). The scallops were done exactly the way we requested (differently for each of us) but neither of us happened to like the duck/porcini concoction they were smothered in. Even though we agreed, I'll blame this on our taste rather than on any kind of mistake in the kitchen, however. We'll be returning on future trips to H-M Bay but will order something less experimental. I expect I would assign more stars to almost anything else on the menu but unfortunately was forced to rate here and had to go with our experience that particular night. Interpret my three stars as meaning "neutral."

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance. WIt staff was soooo helpful and nice.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The service was excellent, especially, the gift that was provided for the special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My husband and another couple really enjoyed our experience at Navio's for our Saturday Brunch. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the premises, we were treated like royalty. The servers were so friendly and the wait staff fabulous. The presentation was gorgeous and the views were spectacular. The food was so fresh and delicious. I have never had a dessert with a gold leaf on top! How decadent! Thank you Navios for our mini vacation of a a wonderful brunch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Live Sports, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great for a fancy restaurant. Delicious food, more servers than you knew what to do with. But only for those with money, because too expensive for many.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The brunch was incredible.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had a great time the service was amazing and the food was great

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Fun, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

While the Ritz environment can be a little stuffy at times, Navio delivers a very high quality experience and allows you to have some fun too. The menu is very creative and it was nice that the each individual could choose the tasting menu or individual items. This continues to be one of our favorite places. Special thanks to AJ in the dining room, Alex in the bar area and Matt at the valet. All professionals.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Restaurant has gone downhill since their glory days. Entrees unavailable, servers overloaded, comping everything in sight to make up for it.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

I enjoyed my stay at Navio. The setting was perfect for our anniversary. The dining area is very spacious with plenty of options for food during the Sunday brunch. The most memorable dish was the artichoke bisque. I hope to make this our yearly anniversary visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Hostess was very rude. Had made reservations several weeks prior and they did not seat us at the table by window as they claimed it was reserved. When we left, the table still did not have other guests. Food is nothing to write home about. Definitely not up to the Ritz's standards. Would not bother to drive here again. Many other and better options on the peninsula and the city

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service, and outstanding food. We happened to have reservations on a night when a celebrity chef was contributing in the kitchen, and got to try some really interesting foods. My top recommendation would be to try the honey cake, if it's offered (it's a dessert offered by the resident chef). I've never had a more interesting, delicious dessert.

This is definitely a splurge, but I think it's worth the price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

One of the best dining experiences we've had in our 51 yrs of marriage. Great ambience, location, table, sunset👍Pat our waitress was perfect. Shared stories and laughter. The food was exceptional and the Mary Edwards wine was perfect with our food choices. We recommend and will be back👌😋

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Wow! This was a great experience and setting. Be sure to come early to stroll on the lawn in front of the ocean cliffs.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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