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Chandler's Oceanfront Dining- Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, CA

Chandler's Oceanfront Dining- Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa

4.2
4.2
1052 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
A Coastal Kitchen & Bar - Innovative yet understated California cuisine, expertly crafted seasonally with fresh SoCal ingredients and offering stunning sunsets and pristine Pacific Ocean views. Enjoy local craft brews and Signature Cocktail creations as well as a regional & international wine list to complete an elevated dining experience. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with brunch on weekends and Happy Hour every day from 4:00PM-6:00PM

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 683-5500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Chandler's is great for business meetings, wedding rehearsals, intimate celebrations, private dinners or conferences.

  • Private party contact

    Betty Alvarado: (760) 683-5511

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Cross street

    Highway 101 and Ponto Road

  • Parking details

    Free Self Serve or $5 Valet Parking available.

  • Public transit

    We're just a 5 min ride from the Coaster stop in Carlsbad, CA

  • Entertainment

    Need a tune to groove by? Stop in Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights this summer! We are featuring live music from local artists every week on the sunset terrace. Enjoy happy hour starting at 3pm, with the tunes going from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. To check out the full line up, visit ChandlersCarlsbad.com.See you there!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,052 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. AG

    AGer

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    GREAT SERVICE, amicable staff and fast prep good food and decore
  2. SM

    SherronM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner was perfect. The waiter couldn't have been more attentive and made the evening one that was all we could ever want. Many ‘thank’s’ for a wonderful Thanksgiving!
  3. AV

    AndreqV

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a good time yesterday enjoying Thanksgiving. The food was wonderful, the staff was great, and I just love the location is right next to the Pacific Ocean.
  4. C

    Casperkid

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very friendly, I would return to their buffet anytime!
  5. JV

    JV124

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience here on Thanksgiving. Delicious food, nice atmosphere and our server, Jose, was fantastic. Highly recommend.
  6. DE

    DaniellaElie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    really good food, great view, friendly staff, would come again.
  7. LB

    LisaB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and food was great! Had a little issue with the bread, twice. But they took it off our bill so all was well. Definitely recommend the catch of the day and the Thai zoodles. The mixed green salad was also great. All the food was fresh and delicious (except for the bread). As for a sample before you order it.
  8. CS

    CraigS

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at this restaurant. We usually eat at Jake's in Del Mar or Pacific Coast Grill in Cardiff. Chandlers was as good as those two restaurants. The food was excellent as well as the service. Beautiful ocean view and the interior is very nice.
  9. GM

    GregM

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All good and overall good value . We had the burger and a lobster roll - both were enjoyed along with draft beer. A pleasant eve was had by us
  10. EW

    ElizabethW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding first time experience at Chandler’s. We made a 2:15p reservation for late lunch/early dinner and had a great ocean view table outside. The food was excellent - crab cakes, eggs Benedict and mahi mahi tacos. Our server recommended a popular local beer, Ponytail Red, and it was a perfect afternoon in every way. We’ll be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Our server Perla was very attentive. She checked up on us regularly.
  12. AS

    AndreaS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We chose Chandlers to celebrate my Dads’s 88th Birthday. Valet was great and the hostess made every effort to make sure our table was comfortable for everyone. Great view but, we sat for 30 minutes without drinks. Then waited another 20 to place our order. The restaurant was empty inside and only a few tables seated on the patio. The waiter took our order real quick then left all of our menus on the table and was out of sight again when we anted to order more drinks. Our food was brought out and everything was good but, we had to flag our waiter down to ask for steak knives, condiments etc... We really expected an acknowledgment for the Birthday (since we expressed the importance on our reservation) and would of been happy to purchase dessert but, check was dropped and so we left. It was sad and disappointing for our family and we really wish we would have chosen another place to celebrate.
  13. S

    Suzy

    San Diego

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot beat the ocean breezes and scenery. Delicious food!!!!
  14. D

    Denis

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon and grilled asparagus were devine. I can’t wait to go back again.
  15. KK

    KarenK

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group loved it. It was a beautiful day but a little chilly, so we enjoyed the patio heaters. The ocean view was spectacular. We all enjoyed our lunch choices: crab cakes, mahi tacos, cole slaw. And, then there was the lava cake.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    Sunday brunch waited 40 minutes for our drink
  17. MO

    MOS8

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Got together with friends for a birthday brunch. Seated very quickly, but took some time for someone to take our order. We ordered our drinks.. so we can cheers us getting together after a long time.. well.. that took some time :( So we decided to order our food so it wouldn’t take too long.. we ordered an appetizer and our main meals.. it came out altogether.. wish the appetizer came a few minutes before our meal so we could enjoy… but oh well.. no one asked if we were doing ok- had to ask for water from different servers.. wasn’t offered dessert - bring it told our server we were celebrating a birthday (hmmm maybe they didn’t have dessert?).. just the check - while she passed by.. it’s a beautiful area where I can see sitting and enjoying your meal and drinks, but today it just wasn’t great.. first time dining here and maybe my last since service wasn’t great.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service by, Mike! Went above and beyond to be friendly and give attentive service
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Our waiter Austin was an amazing waiter to everyone but my partner and I. I’m not sure if it’s because we’re in our late 20’s or maybe because we’re gay but we had planned on getting a lot of food and drinks but ended up cutting our visit short because of our service. He checked on the four tables around us multiple times making conversation, clearing their tables, making sure they had drinks. I had to ask him 3 separate times to clear our table, and had to flag him down to order things on one of the times he completely ignored me waving at him. It was honestly comical. Won’t be coming back sadly because of it it’s a shame because the food and drinks were good. We were also trying to celebrate our anniversary and put it on the reservation and there was zero mention of it. Felt like a waste of an afternoon.
  20. XG

    XiangG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience with fine food, fantastic sunset, and pleasant surroundings.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot. We highly recommend. Ahi Tuna excellent and thee swordfish special was amazing. Service was great
  22. F

    Frijole

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food was okay, service was good, view was great, atmosphere was terrible... Kind of a bummer when both of us felt the bread was the best thing we ate. View was awesome, unfortunately they expanded the bar area outside to be right next to the dining area. My wife and I went there for our anniversary and there were kids crying and running around and a toxic group that was arguing and just being annoying right next to us. They went there for a casual experience and we went there for a good view with a mellow vibe. Didn't happen... Not sure why they thought butting the bar area up with the outside dining was a good idea. I would recommend for people who stay in the hotel or just want to sit by the beach because there aren't many places like that. But if you want fine dining, with amazing food and a quiet atmosphere. This is not the place...
  23. MB

    MrsB

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Visiting from the Midwest, we were able to get a 7:15 reservation on a Saturday. We enjoyed the Aix Chardonnay along with muscles for appetizer. All entrees our group ordered were good. There were vegetarian options as well as a fish of the day, sea bass. Waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. We may have been able to see the sunset if we arrived earlier. We recommend this restaurant.
  24. T

    Tina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Carlsbad beach view and delicious food! Friendly staff. Not crowded.
  25. SV

    SarahV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amanda was wonderful!!! She was attentive, and at the same time gave us the privacy we needed.
  26. SD

    StuDiego

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wait staff was excellent and provided super service. Kept or moved the heaters nearby so we were warm outside.
  27. MB

    MattB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and service. Staff was friendly and attentive.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Family visiting from out of town. Decided to have dinner at Chandlers. The ambiance was amazing. Caught a decent sunset. Our server, Amanda, was fantastic.
  29. BF

    BobbiF

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place with excellent food and very efficient, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff. I wish I could remember the name of our waitress because she was exceptional ⭐️
  30. AP

    AdithyaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Poor service, average food, great views. There are better places!
  31. EL

    EricL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great anniversary celebration and Eric our waiter was awesome as well
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The cheeseboard and crab cakes were good but other than that everything else was blah… The ambiance of the place was good, breeze was nice.
  33. DW

    DennisW

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the swordfish was fresh and excellent. Top it all off with a beautiful sunset and a wonderful dessert!
  34. HK

    HarpreetK

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food poke, fish and chips, fresh zucchini noodles. Very good service, friendly vibes and the views!!
  35. L

    Lottobear1

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Disappointed with the limited menu,service was slow quality of food not in line with the high price.
  36. NB

    NormaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The view was beautiful the food was good our server Brice was very attentive had a great time
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had a great time and food was great. However. They didn’t have outdoor heating and said they ran out of propane.
  38. S

    Sandy

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was very good, but the service was rather slow. Also, we sat outside and there were several flies around us which was quite bothersome.
  39. FB

    FaithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitstaff is very helpful and pleasant. The view is wonderful, and the food is very good.
  40. MR

    MarcR

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was exceptional and the view does not get any better! Had a wonderful birthday celebration.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Chandler's Oceanfront Dining- Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 683-5500.

Chandler's Oceanfront Dining- Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa is rated 4.2 stars by 1052 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Chandler's Oceanfront Dining- Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa

1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Highway 101 and Ponto Road

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Self Serve or $5 Valet Parking available.

  • Public transit

    We're just a 5 min ride from the Coaster stop in Carlsbad, CA

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Need a tune to groove by? Stop in Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights this summer! We are featuring live music from local artists every week on the sunset terrace. Enjoy happy hour starting at 3pm, with the tunes going from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. To check out the full line up, visit ChandlersCarlsbad.com.See you there!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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