The View, a Treeside Restaurant

3.9
513 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Set high on a hilltop with breathtaking panoramic views of the Monterey Bay, The View, at Chaminade offers a unique dining experience. Indoor and outdoor seating allows guests to enjoy the naturally beautiful scenery which compliments the contemporary California Cuisine. Whether it’s sustainable seafood or locally grown produce, The View emphasizes natural ingredients while providing four diamond service.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 513 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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food
3.7
service
4.6
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JBro
Central Coast
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Cash grab. Everything on the menu is overpriced for what you get. I also booked a room based on previous visits expecting the room to meet similar priced rooms elsewhere... was disappointed to say the least. I will not be returning to this establishment.

I gave it 3 stars because I'm not an animal and I respect hard working people. And by that i mean the people grinding it out in valet, registration, and in the kitchen. Otherwise, this place sucks.

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Foodie50
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The venue is breathtaking, and the cocktails were amazing, but pricey ($16). So if you just want drinks and a view and don’t mind paying Las Vegas prices this venue is awesome. They also have themed nights that sound fun and we likely will check out in the future. They were also very flexible with our reservation change. The basic ingredients were good in our plates (Fish Tacos and Lasagne). We gave three stars because the dishes lacked the spark of creativity a great recipe adds. The veggies on the side of the lasagne were bland and unseasoned. No cilantro on the tacos, no fresh herbs. For the price point we expected more. Still, likely will return if only for drinks and appetizers.

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vipBeverlyM
Central Coast
112 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow. Food just ordinary. Limited menu. Nice outdoor space and view.

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Victoria
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is peaceful, meaning noise level is nice and low.

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ColleenB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening...good service...wonderful cocktails.
Highly recommend

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Eater
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All went well and staff was accommodating in seating two unexpected guests.

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Nikki97
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great quality food. It’s right next to where the resort hosts weddings so be ready for that.

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ColetteH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The view at the restaurant exceptional, hard to beat the stunning view however the food was just okay. Not sure why they have such a limited menu at a "Resort & Spa". They supposedly had "Tapas Tuesday" however their menu really did not have "Tapas" super limited. If they expanded their menu this would be a great destination restaurant.

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Adrenlen
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

We ordered salads with undetectable dressing. The salads were very small.
The main courses were overcooked and dry.

It was very difficult to get the attention of our waitress.

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ShayndelK
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful peaceful dining experience overlooking treetop and water in the distance

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KelliS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Don't eat here..we booked a table in the shade because we were bringing our dog. Our reservations were for 1:30. We arrived and the hostess told us they don't serve food until 2:00. OK well why didn't someone tell me that when I made the reservation? Or why didn't someone call me? She said she could seat us and we could have cocktails until 2. So we walked in...but wait everyone in the restaurant was eating food!!! HUH?? I asked why the other people had food and she couldn't give me an answer. So we sat down and asked if we could have the umbrella moved to our table since I requested shade when I made the reservation..she said yes I will have someone move it right away. 20 minutes later we STILL didn't have shade and we were roasting and we STILL didn't have water or a cocktail. I asked the waitress and she said it wasn't her table. Well who's is it then?? no answer. We walked out!! I asked to speak to the manager and of course He/She was not available. IT WAS A TERRIBLE experience!! Save yourself a headache and eat somewhere else!! The worst part was it was our anniversary and they ruined our day. DON'T EAT HERE!!!

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vipCorieS
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch with a great view.....

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Gotaloha
London
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We enjoyed our meal there but was really frustrated when three different people messed up and never corrected the problem. The waitress only brought my husband a drink finally a guy came around with a whole bunch of waters and offered at the water. I asked him for a straw which he said he would be right back with and never came back with a straw. The man who brought us our meal asked if we needed anything else and my husband asked for Parmesan cheese and crushed red peppers. He said he would get them right away and be right back. We waited and waited and waited and finally decided to eat that lasagna without it. He never came. Our waitress never came back to check on us the entire evening. We had to flagger over to get our bill. We also overheard from the table next-door that she forgot to bring their bread to them. And then it was too late they had already eaten their dinner when she came back to check on them. So overall the setting was great the food was great but the service with all three people we worked with under performed. And I have never had a waitress not come and check on you even one time during your meal. She took our order and never returned until we flagged her down for a bill. It’s not a cheap place for dinner, so we were really disappointed with the service. We are usually big tippers, this time only 15 percent.

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JillA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Liked the view, they brought heater when requested, drinks and tapa dinner good. We are staying in a nice patio room so glad we had a nice dinner right here!

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vipLarryH
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Large wedding going on right by our table. Not a good place to celebrate a birthday. The beef short ribs was really pot roast. For 36.00 pot roast it left me pretty upset. Nothing special about the food. However the local caught salmon dish was very nice. Service was slow as expected with a restaurants in this environment. 22 corkage was fine but the server never poured the wine. Sad and average all around.

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I have been here once before a while ago and was excited to eat here again. Online when I booked the reservations, it was confusing saying i had to book it at 1:30 pm on Saturday. When we arrived brunch was over and appetizers were only available not a full menu. The service was very slow. No one could seat us till 2:00 pm and it was slow, tables were available. Then we sat for 15 minutes before a waitress came over to ask for our drinks. Then we ordered appetizers and food was not so great! Overly greasy beans and calamari was fishy. Nachos should have real cheese just saying not your ballpark "nacho" cheese. We ate because we were hungry and than sat for 45 minutes and our waitress never came out to give us a check...no one noticed as we walked away from table into bar...i could of walked out but we didn't. We went to the bar area and finally after 10 minutes of sitting there, we said something to the bartender that we hadnt' paid. Weird experience for such an upscale hotel restaurant.
I really hope you improve overall experience.

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vipGaryQ
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the locale and the breakfast menu was loved by all the whole party. Just a nice place to have a nice catch-up meal in a quiet setting.

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TLavelle123
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We stayed two nights at the hotel for my husband’s birthday. The first and second dining experiences at the View were great. The food was good and our servers were awesome. The third time, my server forgot about me and I sat for over an hour waiting for my breakfast. I was frustrated by the lack of communication. My server came by once to tell me they were busy and my food would be up soon. But then I sat waiting for another 25 minutes for my order. Finally, a manager came over and explained there was a mistake with my order, and provided a discount. But to be honest, it would have been nice if the server had just apologized. We all make mistakes, I get it. But in the future please keep your customers in the loop.

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lORIn
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience and the view was spectacular. Friendly service good food.

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NeilW
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They make a great experience. The food is good enough; the deck is very pretty, service is prompt but not intrusive. Not cheap, but worth it.

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We went to enjoy the view and lunch. View was as good as always....cant help it there was fog! I was disappointed in the meal. The salad was very small and boring, the chicken on the salad was less than average. I would expect a more pleasing meal for a $17 salad. My daughter had a small quesadilla. it was unmemorable. Overall, the best thing about the lunch was a glass of house wine!

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BobM
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, with a nice offering of selections. Sitting outdoors on a warm evening with trees and the Monterey Bay in the distance provided a relaxing setting. Service was attentive.
Would definitely come again for special occasions.

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GranmaC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow and live singer was not enjoyable.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

From the moment we walked in the door, the staff ignored us. No one ever came to our table to greet us or bring drinks for our brunch. We asked 3 times simply for water, and it was never brought to the table until I offered to go get it myself—and then the person who brought it slammed the glasses down in front of us. I had to go to the bar to get mimosas for my wife (her one request for Mother’s Day lol), and a kindly bartender followed me back and got drinks for our family. When it was time to pay, we had to find someone to get our check and take payment, which took a half hour. We easily could’ve walked out without paying because the staff was so unaware we were there. Even the hostesses ignored us when we walked in and didn’t tell us our table was ready—we had to ask them after waiting a half hour and were told, oh yeah it’s been ready…and we were sitting right next to them. For the high prices Chaminade charges, this is an inexcusable experience, and we’ll never go there again.

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JT3373
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Absolutely horrible service. Will never return. Too many problems to list. Please look at the Yelp & TripAdvisor reviews!! I wish I had.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, amazing food, & fantastic service

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LouS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Mother’s Day brunch at the Chaminade was a total disaster. Terrible food, terrible service and had to even beg for a glass of water. The fish tasted very fishy, paid close to 500.00 dollars and spoke to others who said the same about their brunch at this location. It has been a long time tradition and we will not be back. We won’t be back.

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BillW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Very expensive food station buffet. Long lines, poorly and inefficiently laid out. Food at best warm by the time returned to the table. My daughter had a $75 cheese omelet. All in, $300 for a party of 3. Never again!

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CynthiaB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I have been here before and had a great experience. But, came for Mother’s Day and had a very rough experience. $70+ per person and my husband’s food was cold. We waited 30+ minutes passed our reservation to be told our table wasn’t ready and asked “if I understand the state of the world.” No apologies, no Happy Mother’s Day, no comped drink to apologize.

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NoRomance
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Mother’s Day

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KarenR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Stayed at Chaminade and ate at the View 3 times. Every meal was missing 1 or more items. Had to request water refills, salt and pepper etc. many times.

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JaneatteA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Horrible service! Why take reservation at 8:30 if you close the kitchen at 9. Kids food arrived 15 minutes after adults dinner. 2 tacos and colds chips for 20 dollers. My server never offered dessert everything was rushed. I should of doordashed it. Sangria was awful??? 258 dollers later we left hungry and not be able to order anthing after 9 pm from the kitchen. We saw our server twice and still they had service added to the bill. I like to say we actually had a wonderful lunch a day before. I believe her name was Pam
Excellent server. Thank you Pam for treating us with kindness and respect.

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Roamer
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautiful setting. Music was pleasant, not too loud. Food choices were acceptable.
Staff is young and new to the service industry and need time to grow.

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NickA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience5

Only two entrees? Really??? And you were out of one. One Entree? What? And it
was meat. No choices for vegetarians!! Poor service. Never go to The View on
a Sunday night.

TN
TrishaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view was amazing food was very good would love to see more on the menu. our waitress Estella was the BEST!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great Food and Ambiance was amazing. Live music was a plus that night!

BP
BruceP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

limited menu, no bread offered with lasagne until we asked more than once...waitress was very helpful...will go back

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and high quality food, amazing view

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Given the rating of 4 stars previously provided by guests, we were surprised by our experience.

The menu was not the same menu as noted on the website as it was very limited. The food was equivalent of the food type and flavor found in a cafeteria. I ordered the burger which had a patty that was dry and overcooked.

We were disappointed and the cost was that of a high end restaurant.

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vipNalinaEats
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The food was not very good. My husband ordered the Benedict and the English muffin had no flavor and seemed to be freezer burnt. The fried potatoes that came with it also had no flavor and just a mushy texture. We saw another guest abandon their dish as well.

FAQs

The View, a Treeside Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 475-5600.

The View, a Treeside Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 513 OpenTable diners.

The View, a Treeside Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.chaminade.com/gift_cards/?utm_source=opentable&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=gift_promo.

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