The Boardwalk Restaurant - Waterfront Hilton

4.2
293 Reviews
$30 and under
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Dine with us at The Boardwalk Restaurant - your go-to restaurant in Huntington Beach, open from morning to night. Perfect for a meal with friends, family or co-workers, this sit-down restaurant offers a diverse menu inspired by the coastal flavors of Southern California.

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 293 people are saying
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Alfienieto47
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went there for the thanksgiving dinner it was horrible and cold will never eat there again

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deanp
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is in a great location. The service was excellent. The dining room manager was very pleasant with a great sense of humor. The food was excellent and not overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation time

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KatP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would definitely return and recommend to anyone considering dining here.

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DonH
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The attendant was very informative and was a great help in choosing our food and wine. How nice it was to have live music in the background I could have takin a foodie. It looked and tasted so good. We'll be back!

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jhhh
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food good service. Had a table in a slightly secluded area where there were only 3 tables right by glass over looking pool ,

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vipShep
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Food, service, ambiance. Definitely recommended. Thank you for having us.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food!!! We love to come back. Very quiet and cozy place.

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LisaG
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It’s great if you are a guest in the hotel but it’s not a destination restaurant if you want a beachside meal.
Food was good but service was slow. Good for families and large groups

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch & view are both AMAZING!
Well worth the money... excellent buffet!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak and lobster mac. ♡ wonderful service, too! The carrot reduction with the steak was the best ever!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We went for my sister’s baby sprinkle before spa day and I was rather disappointed. The restaurant seemed disorganized. They didn’t see that my reservations specified outdoor seating even though the reservations specifically ask you to choose outdoor or indoor. Upon switching to outdoor seating the waitress seated our part of 4 at a 3 person table. We found it to be noisy and kind of cheesy- you’re sitting right next to the pool where kids are running around in bathing suits and they were playing low rider. Not a nice ambiance at all for the prices and not the beautiful beach view I had expexted. We decided to move inside. The waiter couldn’t reach 3 of the seats so handed everything over one person, forgot hot water for tea that was ordered, and one menu book was empty so we shared 3 menus. Also, there was a strange odor at our table. All in all it wasn’t a good experience for my sister’s baby sprinkle. The food was good but a bit overpriced and I was disappointed that it turned out so crappy overall for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brennan was great!! Excellent service.

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HeatherB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful selection of foods and each one I tried was delicious. Seafood options were divine and all foods were replenished frequently. Loved the ambiance and the magician was a nice touch. Service staff were friendly and well trained. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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MAria
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately there is almost no vegetarian or vegan options. I truly believe in today’s day there should be 2-3 appetizers with no meat or fish, and 3-5 main courses with no meat or fish. We live in an age where many travellers around the world don’t eat meat and this restaurant was not vegetarian friendly at all.

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GracieR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great view and food was really good. Staff was very attentive

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MelanieF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I had high hopes for this restaurant as there are many surrounding restaurants that are top notch. Unfortunately I wasn’t that impressed. The food and cocktail drink selection was very limited. I ordered the salmon which is my favorite fish and it was just ok. Salad was basic in flavor and serving size, the cocktails weren’t consistent when ordering the same drink more than once and the bar was limited in their options as they focused on bourbons and whiskeys. The decor was beautiful, light, and inviting but I would not return to that restaurant again. There are too many other places to eat in that area that are far better. I thought the prices were a little high compared with the quality and flavor. Also, the name is a bit misleading, the “Boardwalk” had inside and outside seating placed behind a pool that was behind the wall with a somewhat limited view of the ocean.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I used a travel zoo deal when I presented them with it they didn’t know what it was. I was over charged on my bill drinks were added to my account that I didn’t order and a portion of the travel zoo discount was homered . When I asked the waiter to remove the charges that weren’t mine he stated I tried my best hmmm. Won’t be returning to the restaurant.

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vipMichelleC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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vipTweedleDe
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Alex B (Brest) our Server made our evening memorable.

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ValindaT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wanted to try something new so we took our daughter and her boyfriend here for dinner. The restaurant faces the swimming pool w all the activities going on there. The beach is across the street and only subtly visible. The menu is quite limited and while the food was good, it wasn’t memorable. I would recommend this to individuals who want a casual and high end meal at a hotel.

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vipBarbaraR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Went to restaurant 3 times. Dinner was fine. Great Hamburger. Breakfast the next day they kept taking our plates away while eating. A wee bit over efficient. That night stopped for a late night snack. Poor service. Never checked on our request. Our hot drinks were cooled. The waiter's never apologized. Left without drinks or food.

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RaymondA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is high quality. Could have more selection. Should have eggs Benedict. A starch to go with entrees and a vegetable selection. Everything they had was great. They just need a couple of things more to justify a $55.00 buffet brunch.

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vipCoraV
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is awesome. Had lunch overlooking the beach and the food was delicious!!

Thanks to Mitchel Green for being so friendly and accommodating. He gave a surprise birthday cake to our granddaughter and it made her very happy

Kudos to Myles for being a good server.

Will definitely go back !!!

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katieb
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was accommodating and very on top of things

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AnitaLA
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, ambiance, service & tasty food! Although not a huge selection, the quality & taste, along with unlimited mimosas were excellent!!! Really enjoyed my dining experience and definitely will be back!

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vipDisappointed
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary for both couples

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LisaL
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of top-quality food. Everything was delicious, and the service was excellent. Eating outside with a view of the ocean made it even more special. We love the vibe of this newly remodeled hotel. We will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Food was sub par at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Just isn’t the nice dinner experience I was looking for.

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Billyb
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I’m tempted to simply say “disappointed,” but that would not not tell the whole story. I had mentioned in my online reservation as well as at hostess check in that this was my mother in law’s BD but this had no influence whatsoever as our food was served a full 45 mins after ordering. And when it was served, my son’s meal as well as my own ( both 8oz prime flat iron steaks), were very undercooked (on the rare side of medium rare vs our ordered medium). Also, the “8 oz prime” cut we ordered was nowhere near 8 ozs and not close to prime. I respectfully sent both entrees back as the rest of our BD party of 6 enjoyed their meals (two burgers, one salmon salad and one pasta).

A full 25 mins passed before my and my son’s steaks were served again. This time the temperature seemed accurate but still, they were obviously short of 8oz. And of course, the rest of our party had finished their meals by then. Very strange to be in close and respectful communication with the restaurant manager throughout our disjointed celebratory meal and still have their second attempt miss so badly both in size and time.

To their credit, they tried to compensate by offering a complimentary dessert and by crediting $75 to our bill. While I did appreciate that gesture, it was hard to overcome such a major miss on the original meal. I would have believed this was Opening Night, but they’d been in business for several yrs. Unfortunately, t cannot recommend this restaurant after such a disappointing experience.

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love2eat
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was ok thats about it, would not go there again unless I was staying at hotel. Service was slow and had to ask for more coffee, I also had to send my eggs back they were cooked hard instead of over medium.

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MelissaC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The flavor combinations were amazing. I am impressed with the chef. The restaurant had a hotel walkway down the middle. Two kids were running back and forth down the walkway playing during our meal and other hotel patrons were walking through constantly. Loved the food! Atmosphere being in the middle of a hotel walkway was disappointing for the price point.

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vipAnnH
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good and the service was great. We liked the magician as well.
For how expensive this brunch is, they need be serve better champagne.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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AlfredoG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast and brunch ever love the service from Adan

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was definitely worth the drive for the scenery and the food

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SeanB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for dinner at 6: 30 and sat on the patio which is actually small and intimate when it comes down to it. You almost forget you spent the whole day at the pool, even though you're overlooking it. The Pacific Ocean is what really takes your eye. Don't hesitate to ask for a patio heater if the breeze comes up. Our daughter got a little chilled and they offered to go get a blanket for her. Patty our waitress was outstanding. The swordfish was delicious and moderately priced. Big portion, too. The braised beef sandwiche and house salad were impressive and tasty. Who puts pistachios in a house salad? They do! Also, if you'd like to buy a bottle of wine, and don't want to drink it all at dinner, you can take it back up to your room. How great is that? This review is just for dinner and just for an outside patio dining experience. Enjoy!

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dTrick
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glorious Sunday Champagne Brunch in the new tower.

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The Boardwalk Restaurant - Waterfront Hilton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 845-8444.

The Boardwalk Restaurant - Waterfront Hilton is rated 4.2 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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