The View, a Treeside Restaurant

3.9
492 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 492 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
4.5
ambience
3.6
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BobM
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow and live singer was not enjoyable.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, amazing food, & fantastic service

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LouS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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!

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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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vipNalBalEats
Seattle
11 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.

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JoannR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Hawaiian night, George played the entire night straight through with entertaining stories and great music it was a special treat for hula dancing that was added to a few songs.
The view is just beautiful even on an evening with fog and Peach our server is just that a total peach ...she was so welcoming and kind and provided great service.
We will be back again!

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MikeS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

The view is great. And the live music was fun.
The food is overpriced garbage. I wish that beautiful places like this matched the quality of atmosphere with quality food.

JK
JanetK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipChristine
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We lived in Santa Cruz for 35 years. We frequented the main dining room at Chaminade and The VIEW many times. First of all, the server was outstanding and took very good care of us. I ordered a club sandwich which would have been much better if real turkey had been used rather than deli type and the bread was poorly toasted and limp.

I am not a picky eater, but it is a very very skeletal menu with few choices. It would appear with that fantastic view, you could offer a better variety. Sorely disappointed.

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LindaA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Their menu had so few choices. Nothing like what was online.

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Easterdeb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice views - dog friendly - good service - average food quality.

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Missy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

I was very dissapointed. We have been there before and it was excellent. I made reservations with the understanding that it was the Sunday champagne brunch buffet. The website states that they still have it. There was no buffet, just a limited menu and fairly high priced for what we recieved. It took 50 minutes from the time we ordered until we got our food and the waffles were cold. It is a beautiful place, I just sorry I probably won't go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Service was horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

All was great, but the service was S-L-O-W even though there were not that many tables being occupied.

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SarahC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Alcoholic drinks from bar were totally lacking flavor, my kids ordered Arnold Palmer tea that tasted like pure water and food overall was just meh. Their bar food seems to be the only thing the kitchen has gotten right.

Service was slow and disorganized. The view is amazing, but overall I would only eat there again if staying at the hotel and only if I was starving.

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NyOs
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great view, good service. Food is good, not stellar.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and ambiance was excellent just the waiting time was a little too much

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Courtney
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious. I think the timeliness and service could be improved.

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RoRo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered 3 lemon drop cocktails and the 1st 2 were about 2 two thirds full and nowhere near the top of the glass. On the 3rd I mentioned that they were not full so our lovely waitress told the bartender. The 3rd appeared to be full but then I noticed it was just in a smaller glass.

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CarlosR
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very nice. Moderate service.

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Valerie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very peaceful and very clean. Food was very delicious and service was outstanding. Recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful safe dinner.

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AllieK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It took 2.5 hours to get our dinner food. Understand that many places are limited on staff but that was just ridiculous

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CarolW
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We arrived 10 minutes early and were seated outside as requested but at a bar style table rather than a standard table. The area next to us had not been cleared of dishes and the outside tables were full. Our waiter took our order within a few minutes but after 20 minutes, neither our drinks nor appetizers had arrived even though we noted that another table that was seated around the same time as us had been served. Finally at around the 30 minute mark, the waiter came and poured our wine and explained that the kitchen was overwhelmed. At around the 45 minute mark, the manager came by two other tables to apologize for the delay. She did not come to us though. At the hour mark, my husband went to find the manager himself. She said that the kitchen had to be closed because they couldn't keep up but our food should be coming out soon. She handed us some chips and said she'd comp our wine. We did finally get our appetizer about 5 minutes later but never did get our entrees. When we told her we were leaving she tried to get us to stay by telling us that we'd have to wait somewhere else if we left. Really? That's all you've got? We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and never had a meal at the restaurant. In fact, I cancelled our reservation for the next night right there at the table.

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Lizd
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

MANAGEMENT MUST BE CLUELESS.
GREAT view. I would go back for that. But I'd just order a glass of wine and skip the food.
BUT it's a typical hotel restaurant. Lack luster food with very little taste and very limited menu and service that ranged from ok to bad.
Server was nice but didn't anticipate any of my needs.
Credit card service was down so they had me and other customers waiting over 30 mins and then finally waived our bill. Which was great. But honestly, if the manager would have come by and said what was going on and can I comp you a dessert or a glass of wine that would have been acceptable and I would have been more accepting of waiting.

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vipNanetteM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sadly this was a terrible Easter meal! I booked this through open table and it wasn’t clear that we were signing up for a buffet that ended at 3 (our reservation was 2:30). We were not informed on arrival that there was a limited time to eat.
The wait staff was clearly under resourced and did not give us direction or take our drink orders for more than 20 minutes. As no direction was given we took it upon ourselves to go to the buffet. In retrospect not sure why we bothered! The food was scarce, prepackaged salad was tasteless, prawns slimy, eggs Benedict so hard that our knives could not cut the English muffin and the prime rib was already all gone. For dessert, there was a very limited selection that included ice cream and dry cake. We got to hear about how the wait staff was anxious to close down for the day. Not exactly the vibe we were looking for and frankly there should not have been reservations after 2 if the intent was to close by 3. Or we could have been offered a regular menu and bar seating which would have been great.
Finally insult to injury we had to wait for a bill that was nearly $500 for the 5 of us- before tip!! I never mind paying for a great meal but this was barely edible.
I won’t be going back to Chaminade and certainly cannot in good conscience recommend to friends, family or work events.

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vipaisc
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very expensive for mediocre food. Lovely view.

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 492 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.