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The Conservatory - The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

4.4
4.4
125 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Please join us at the recently renovated Conservatory with a new Modern Beach House design as inspired by our breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, golden sunsets and the pristine beaches of our Northern California coast. Relax and enjoy a new menu of homegrown, handcrafted cuisine by Executive Chef Xavier Salomon as well as draft cocktails with an innovative spin on the classics.

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Half Moon Bay Farmer's Soup$16.00

    Cannellini Beans, Pancetta, Tomatoes Lacinato Kale, Fines Herbes, Rustic Bread

    • Ahi Tuna Tartare$20.00

      Pickled Cucumbers, Quince, Harissa, Sourdough Toast

      • Baked Crab Dip$26.00

        Dungeness Crab, Parmesan, Espellete Cracker

        • Liberty Farms Duck Egg$20.00

          Duck Leg Confit, Mushrooms Truffle Jus, Beaufort Cheese

          • Oven Roasted Flat Bread$18.00

            Burrata, Arugula, Prosciutto, Pesto

            • California Cheese Board$28.00

              Point Reyes Bay Blue, Laura Chenel's Goat Brie Nicasio Reserve , Walnut Bread, Citrus Onion Marmalade

              • Charcuterie Board$28.00

                Coppa, Prosciutto, Finocchiona, Sourdough Cornichon Grain Mustard

                Salads

                • Cobb Salad$22.00

                  Grilled Chicken, Tomatoes, Smoked Bacon, Avocado, Blue Cheese, Mustard & Chive Vinaigrette

                  • Roasted Beet Salad$16.00

                    Burrata, Radish, Pear Coulis

                    • Pescadero Farms Organic Green Salad$18.00

                      Orange, Pomegranate Honey Vinaigrette

                      • Classic Caesar Salad$18.00

                        Grana Padano Shavings, White Anchovy, Focaccia Crouton

                        Dinner Entrees

                        • Mishima Wagyu Beef Burger$39.00

                          Port Caramelized Onions, Wild Mushrooms, Truffle Aioli Triple Cooked Duck Fat Fries

                          • Seared California Black Cod Filet$42.00

                            Mussels , Linguine, Fennel Roots, Tomatoes, Haricot Vert

                            • Roasted Ora King Salmon$39.00

                              Tomato Crust, White Bean Ragout, Pancetta, Piquillo Peppers

                              • Pan Seared Diver Scallops$38.00

                                Smoked Carrot Puree, Chorizo Butter, Green Onion Emulsion

                                • Slow Roasted Chicken Breast$32.00

                                  Maitake Mushrooms, Anjou Pear Chutney, Port Wine Jus

                                  • Quinoa Pilaf$24.00

                                    Pine Nuts, Arugula Pesto, Lemon, Mushrooms, Parmesan

                                    • Half Moon Bay Cioppino$45.00

                                      Dungeness Crab, Cod, Mussels, Clams, Spicy Tomato Broth

                                      Signature Cuts

                                      All signature cuts are served with rustic roasted garlic, shishito peppers and tomatoes, red wine jus

                                      • Filet Mignon 8oz.$54.00

                                        • New York Striploin 12oz.$48.00

                                          Certified Angus Beef, 150 Days Grain Fed

                                          • Flat Iron Steak 10oz.$36.00

                                            Certified Angus Prime Beef, 250 Days Grain Fed

                                            • Niman Ranch Heritage Pork Chop$39.00

                                              Bourbon Citrus Brine

                                              Sides

                                              • The Conservatory Bread$6.00

                                                Arugula Pistou Olive Oil

                                                • Roasted Brussel Sprouts$9.00

                                                  Bacon, Caper Vinaigrette

                                                  • Triple Cooked Duck Fat Fries$14.00

                                                    Truffle Aioli

                                                    • Sauteed Wild Mushrooms$9.00

                                                      Gilroy Garlic Daylight Farm Herbs

                                                      • Baked Macaroni Cheese$12.00

                                                        Aged Cheddar Cheese, Brioche Crust

                                                        • Creamed Baby Leaf Spinach$9.00

                                                          Bellwether Farms Fromage Blanc

                                                          Wine

                                                            Sparkling

                                                            • Prosecco, Lamberti, Veneto, Italy$15.00

                                                              • Brut Rosé, Domaine Carneros, Carneros$19.00

                                                                • Brut, Moet & Chandon Imperial, Champagne$24.00

                                                                  • Brut, Barons de Rothschild "Cuvee Ritz", Champagne$29.00

                                                                    White

                                                                    • Sauvignon Blanc, Nautilus, New Zealand$17.00

                                                                      • Riesling, Diel, Nahe, Germany$16.00

                                                                        • Pinot Grigio, Terlato, Friuli, Italy$19.00

                                                                          • Chardonnay, Lioco, Sonoma County$16.00

                                                                            • Chardonnay, Matanzas Creek, Alexander Valley$21.00

                                                                              • Chardonnay, Joseph Phelps, Sonoma Coast$28.00

                                                                                • Rosé, Chateau Miraval, Provence, France$17.00

                                                                                  Red

                                                                                  • Pinot Noir, Talbot Logan, Monterey$19.00

                                                                                    • Pinot Noir, Melville Estate, Sta. Rita Hills$24.00

                                                                                      • Tempranillo, Torres Crianza, Rioja, Spain$17.00

                                                                                        • Malbec, Finca Decero, Mendoza, Argentina$24.00

                                                                                          • Cabernet Sauvignon, Noble Tree, Russian River Valley$18.00

                                                                                            • Cabernet Sauvignon, Justin, Paso Robles$24.00

                                                                                              Cocktails

                                                                                              • R & R S.O.S.$18.00

                                                                                                Rye Whisky, Pumpkin Spices

                                                                                                • San Francisco Belle$21.00

                                                                                                  Pear Cognac , Maraschino Liqueur, Bitters

                                                                                                  • Appleton Shrub$19.00

                                                                                                    Tequila, Apple, Ginger Beer

                                                                                                    • Love Potion No. Wine$17.00

                                                                                                      Violette Liqueur, Prosecco, Blackberries

                                                                                                      • Casked Negroni$17.00

                                                                                                        Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Amaro, Barrel Aged

                                                                                                        • Matured Manhattan$19.00

                                                                                                          Bourbon, Vermouth, Bitters, Barrel Aged

                                                                                                          • Cider Press$9.00

                                                                                                            Apple Cider, Cinnamon Syrup, Lemon, Mint (Non-Alcoholic)

                                                                                                            • Juniper Tree$8.00

                                                                                                              Elderflower Tonic, Juniper Berry Syrup, Lime (Non-Alcoholic)

                                                                                                              Draft Beer

                                                                                                              $10

                                                                                                              • Half Moon Bay Haze IPA, Pedro Point Brewing, Pacifica

                                                                                                                • Orange Wheat, Coronado Brewing Co., San Diego

                                                                                                                  • Boont Amber, Anderson Valley Brewing Co.

                                                                                                                    • KSA Kolsch, Fort Point Brewing Co, San Fran

                                                                                                                      Bottled Beer

                                                                                                                      • Lagunitas IPA$9.00

                                                                                                                        • Scrimshaw Pilsner$9.00

                                                                                                                          • Anchor Steam$9.00

                                                                                                                            • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale$9.00

                                                                                                                              • Coors Light$9.00

                                                                                                                                • Stella Artois$9.00

                                                                                                                                  • Old Rasputin$9.00

                                                                                                                                    • Hangar 24 Orange Wheat$9.00

                                                                                                                                      • Clausthauler (NA)$9.00

                                                                                                                                        • Golden State Cider 16oz$11.00

                                                                                                                                          Spirits

                                                                                                                                          2oz

                                                                                                                                            Bourbon & Rye

                                                                                                                                            • Basil Hayden's$21.00

                                                                                                                                              • Blanton's$21.00

                                                                                                                                                • Michter's Rye$21.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Whistle Pig$31.00

                                                                                                                                                    Scotch

                                                                                                                                                    • Macallan "12 Year"$24.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Oban "14 Year"$31.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Johnnie Walker Blue Label$80.00

                                                                                                                                                          Gin

                                                                                                                                                          • St. George$16.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Plymouth$16.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Hendrick's$20.00

                                                                                                                                                                Vodka

                                                                                                                                                                • Purissima$19.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Grey Goose$19.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Tito's Vodka$19.00

                                                                                                                                                                      Tequila

                                                                                                                                                                      • Patron Silver$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Patron Roca Anejo$26.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • Don Julio 1942$32.00

                                                                                                                                                                            Rum

                                                                                                                                                                            • Angostura 1919$16.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Diplomatico$18.00

                                                                                                                                                                                • Ron Zacapa 23 Yr.$21.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  Last updated: January 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                  What 125 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                                  4.4
                                                                                                                                                                                  4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.3Food
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.4Service
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 3.7Value

                                                                                                                                                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                                                                                  79% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Crystal was our amazing waitress and we will be returning just so we can have her again!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    phoneguy951

                                                                                                                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Exquisite experience. Top notch in every way. Highly recommended.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Alice

                                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    It's the Ritz at Half Moon Bay. The service and the food were both excellent. My dad and I sat next to the window and viewed the gorgeous sunset while enjoying a delicious dinner. Simply fabulous.

                                                                                                                                                                                  4. LN

                                                                                                                                                                                    LindseyN

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Amazing!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                  5. m

                                                                                                                                                                                    mikefer

                                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                    42 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    42 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 5, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Wonderful food and service

                                                                                                                                                                                  6. PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    PaulMh

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 1, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Ritz-Carlton at Half Moon Bay is predominately a business/golf complex facility with the benefit of views out over the Pacific Ocean. The staff are extremely courteous and helpful. Great service On arrival the valet explained straight away were we could find various facilities within the hotel.

                                                                                                                                                                                  7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    Montana

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Lovely experience. Food was wonderful - flavor and presentation exceeded all expectations and our server Dana was perfectly attentive without being obtrusive. Nicely paced and great views. Look forward to returning.

                                                                                                                                                                                  8. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Service was top notch. Food was delicious. Drinks were great! Will definitely come back!

                                                                                                                                                                                  9. M

                                                                                                                                                                                    Mrsbond

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Loved it!!

                                                                                                                                                                                  10. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Friendly service, made me feel very welcome. Delicious food. Fantastic view.

                                                                                                                                                                                  11. KC

                                                                                                                                                                                    KathleenC

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 11, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Great service - great view - great food!

                                                                                                                                                                                  12. CN

                                                                                                                                                                                    CharlesN

                                                                                                                                                                                    Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    The food was excellent. Our waiter was extremely nice and thoughtful re. our special occasion. The setting was beautiful.

                                                                                                                                                                                  13. JT

                                                                                                                                                                                    JTJA

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 31, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                    Wife’s 65th birthday. The Conservatory is the casual dining room. Nice but noisy. The hamburger was by far the best I’ve ever had. Not cheap, but worth the experience. The scallops were perfectly cooked, the waitstaff were on it without being intrusive.

                                                                                                                                                                                  14. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall1food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                    We had a horrible experience here. After dropping almost $1,000 on a round of golf next door on the ocean course entertaining clients, my wife met me for dinner to celebrate her birthday. Another couple was seated at the table next to us and almost immediately we’re acting very inappropriately. They were clearly intoxicated and were discussing inappropriate topics loudly. They engaged in a FaceTime call with one of the males friends while sitting at the table, and when we asked a manager to address the situation and ask them to stop the couple became very confrontational and kept trying to cause problems with us. The female kept saying I was staring at her and trying to intimidate her, said that her brother was a “hitman” and that she was going to call him and that one of us wouldn’t be leaving the restaurant alive, accused us of not being able to “afford our dinner,” etc. The staff offered to move them to another table and they refused. It was absolutely bizarre. The restaurant manager called security and we left. I did leave without paying, the restaurant and hotel staff apologized profusely, and told us they would be addressing the situation with the other couple and that they would be calling me the next day to explain how they would make this up to us, but Maurice (the head manager of the property) never called. This is not what I expect for an establishment of this type. It is unacceptable, I don’t feel the staff handled it appropriately, and they didn’t follow through on their promise to call me the following day to follow up. Needless to say, I don’t think we will be coming back.

                                                                                                                                                                                  15. GC

                                                                                                                                                                                    GreggC

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                    $147 got us a hamburger w/fries, cod sandwich w/fries, and one dessert. The carpet was old, dirty, and matted—I’ve seen similar lining a dog house. We were not initially greeted upon our arrival at lunch reservation time, then finally were deferred to another employee (assumedly the hostess), who seated us. Another brought water, then we waited for the server/waitress in our “zone” to show up. We ordered quickly and the food was brought in reasonable time. Five interactions to this point were conducted with five different people. The waitress eventually checked back on us, but I had to flag her down to order a dessert, then again to get the check. Food was...a burger and fish, w/fries—no better or worse than fast food, just a different atmosphere. “Aioli” and a couple field greens don’t magically turn average food into above average. In fact, it detracted from the already over-salted cod. The burger (ordered well done) was actually charred and so dry that it could hardly be cut with the table knife. I actually took a piece into my hand and crumbled it. The taste was otherwise ok. Was this the Ritz Carlton? Anyone pretentious enough to give a socially acceptable response that the food or service was good is either delusional or...well delusional. The entire experience pretty much sucked. As this was a birthday lunch, the only positive was that a generic “Happy Birthday” was swirled onto the side of the dessert plate. Else, this review would merit a zero rating.

                                                                                                                                                                                  16. RA

                                                                                                                                                                                    RamiroA

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 24, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    We spent a lovely afternoon having a Birthday lunch for my wife’s birthday! Our server , Payton was wonderful. The table over looking the ocean view was stunning. We went to the gift store on level 2; great attendants & products. We spent some time strolling the grounds and even watched some live golf on 14th hole. The biggest surprise was $40 valet fee that we were not informed when I made reservation on Open Table

                                                                                                                                                                                  17. SW

                                                                                                                                                                                    SusanW

                                                                                                                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Was a great dinner and the service was really outstanding

                                                                                                                                                                                  18. JE

                                                                                                                                                                                    JED56

                                                                                                                                                                                    Houston

                                                                                                                                                                                    79 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    79 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Service and food were exceptional. We had a reservation and requested a table by the window but there was not one when we arrived so we waited until we got one as we were celebrating a special occasion. Prices were a little high but it is the Ritz Carlton!

                                                                                                                                                                                  19. HG

                                                                                                                                                                                    HazelG

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                    Not what I had expected. It was loud and food wasn’t good. Didn’t even eat 1/4 of our dishes. Packed it up and it ended up in the garbage. The beef wagyu burger was soggy and not good. The fries were good though. I don’t think we will be coming back. This was our 4th time going there and it’s been going downhill year after year.

                                                                                                                                                                                  20. p

                                                                                                                                                                                    pam642

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    32 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Always delicious high quality. Veryexpensive

                                                                                                                                                                                  21. MB

                                                                                                                                                                                    MonB

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Great food. Servers were very polite. Loved walking along the beach. The only negative - $40 for valet parking. If they stop charging $40 for valet, I will go more often. I am sure more people feel that way.

                                                                                                                                                                                  22. AW

                                                                                                                                                                                    AmyW

                                                                                                                                                                                    Charleston

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                    Our entrees took over an hour to be served. Overpriced and understaffed.

                                                                                                                                                                                  23. SL

                                                                                                                                                                                    SusanL

                                                                                                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                    Overpriced and mediocre food. Plus $40 to valet adds insult to injury!

                                                                                                                                                                                  24. a

                                                                                                                                                                                    a5f3

                                                                                                                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 28, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food5service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Honestly if you're staying at the Ritz I think this is the right place to eat (unless you're doing room service or eating on the patio). Navio's fun for brunch but the execution isn't really up to the price point. Last time I ate at the Conservatory was before the remodel. The changes haven't been for the better. They took out the old wine bar and made the floor plan more open, loud, and seem to have packed in more seats. It's energetic and bustling, which you may love or hate. Service, however, was crap. Just endless periods of waiting for no apparent reason beyond being understaffed. We were given excuses and apologies because of it being a crazy night and people doing wedding proposals, but ... I assume it's a crazy night every Saturday at the Ritz? Food was good. It's pricey, but ... you're eating at the Ritz. The one star in it all is the bar -- I'd just recommend eating there, service is exceptional, drinks are good, and you don't need to worry about a reservation. But if my experience was at all typical I'd avoid sitting down for dinner -- the staff is just not up to the staffing level or efficacy to manage the entire dining room.

                                                                                                                                                                                  25. l

                                                                                                                                                                                    lovetoeat

                                                                                                                                                                                    Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                    53 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    53 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 28, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                    We were in Half Moon Bay and had played golf in the morning. We thought it might be nice to have dinner at the hotel. The restaurant is in the lobby. I am not sure but I think it was originally the lobby and was re-outfitted to be a restaurant. The view is nice, looking south at a garden area and to the ocean to the west. It is very loud as there is nothing to subdue the noise from the rest of the lobby and the two story ceiling. Our waitress was very nice and attentive but the menu was a bit disappointing for the expense. The most disappointing part of the evening was finding out that we had to pay $40+tip to park (no other choice but to valet). They'll put it on your dinner bill or you can pay out front. We would have uber'd had there been any notification of this ahead of time. There are some really good restaurants in town that we enjoyed while there.

                                                                                                                                                                                  26. DP

                                                                                                                                                                                    DonaldP

                                                                                                                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 28, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                    Very noisy - service not the tops - food very expensive for what you get - good presentation with dinner but my food was warm and undercooked.

                                                                                                                                                                                  27. S

                                                                                                                                                                                    Susan

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Beautiful views, friendly staff, food was mediocre at best.

                                                                                                                                                                                  28. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 17, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food3service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Beautiful view and great ambiance.

                                                                                                                                                                                  29. DH

                                                                                                                                                                                    DavidH

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Expensive, but worth it. Be sure to have your valet parking claim ticket validated, otherwise you must pay astronomical cost.

                                                                                                                                                                                  30. GA

                                                                                                                                                                                    GuillermoA

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Outstanding service! From the time we arrived to the time we walked outside.

                                                                                                                                                                                  31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 10, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Overall service experience from the moment we were greeted by hostess (not welcoming), waitress (hardly there), food delivery girl (terrible attitude), etc. was NOT good! Ritz need to strengthen service training.

                                                                                                                                                                                  32. h

                                                                                                                                                                                    heidi

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    It was divine!!

                                                                                                                                                                                  33. SC

                                                                                                                                                                                    SujaiC

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Just be prepared to fork over the $40 for valet parking. Besides that, everything was great!

                                                                                                                                                                                  34. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Perfect!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                  35. F

                                                                                                                                                                                    Foodie1212

                                                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 24, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Crystal was the best waitress ever. She was pleasant, friendly, thoughtful and helpful. She made the dinner enjoyable.

                                                                                                                                                                                  36. WD

                                                                                                                                                                                    WorldDiner

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    It is a beautiful setting looking out over the activities of the hotel, the ocean, the green for the 18th hole of the north golf course. Service was over the top excellent by our waiter Dana who made us feel very special on our 54th wedding anniversary. The menu for lunch was short but excellent with a smoked and thinly sliced duck breast as an appetizer and a fruity including shavings of orange peel which I have never seen or tasted before. I had a terrific chiopino with a wonderfully thick tomato broth, my wife had meatballs with terrific homemade pasta -- some of which I stole to put in my chiopino. Fabulous combination! We shared a wonderful bottle of Champange but we needed a glass of red wine to finish our meal. Our waiter made a perfect recommendation. We had a wonderful day!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    TatianaR

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 22, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Great food but very expensive

                                                                                                                                                                                  38. M

                                                                                                                                                                                    Margot

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Serene & tranquil setting with ocean view is the main attraction here. Food very good, but over-priced. Our waitperson, Cameron was friendly, efficient and courteous.

                                                                                                                                                                                  39. A

                                                                                                                                                                                    34thAnniv

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Great service. Excellent food. Too many tables too close together. Sat at table for 2 that barely fit food and drinks and could easily tip over.

                                                                                                                                                                                  40. S

                                                                                                                                                                                    Steve43

                                                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Our table was in an excellent location at the window with a view of the Ocean. We had an enjoyable lunch. Thank You.

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