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Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge

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Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011
+1 760-683-5500
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live down the street from Chandler's and have been frequenting it regularly since they opened. Truth is for the most part it completely sucked, great location, great views, but spotty service at best and generally terrible food, certainly not worth the cost. However, a couple months ago they hired a new GM, his name is Mathew Higgins, he's done... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

True to traditional Hilton packages, Chandler's delivered fine meals and great service. Prices are a little higher than we like paying, but the quality of each meal (we had three there during our stay) was overall very good and we enjoyed our food each time. Room service was even better than usual...

Thank 4JaneC123
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent wait staff and beautiful view doesn't make up for really terrible food. Everything from the salads to pizza has just too much stuff on top - dressing, cheese you name it, everything swims in toppings which makes for a very heavy meal. I'm also annoyed that their prices are so inflated - they appear to up-charge because many hotel... More 

Thank Bseblgrl3
Carlsbad, California
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We dined here on Christmas Eve. The service both in the bar area and after we were seated was excellent. The food, despite being a 'fixed menu' on Christmas Eve, was delicious and presented in a beautiful fashion. We had constant attention from the wait staff and despite how busy the restaurant was, it felt as if before we needed... More 

Thank Mark B
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We made a reservation at Chandler's to celebrate Christmas. Our hostess (and supposedly a SGP) looked as if she didn't want to be there. We waited for 15 min for our table despite a confirmed reservation. She gave our table to another group who came in late! We complained to another hostess and finally they got us a table. At... More 

Thank Innov8science
Scottsdale, Arizona
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299 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I normally order room service but the hotel had a half price wine offer so I went down to dinner. They were so accommodating and the service was attentive but not too much. The beet salad is a must have and I'm so glad I tried the scallops. This is not your typical hotel restaurant.

Thank Danielle A
Long Beach, CA
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and I thought I'd give this place a try because of the good reviews! This place so missed the mark! I read that it was noisy, but thought I'd try it anyway. It was indeed very noisy. I understood it to be expensive, and I was ok with that, but the prices... More 

Thank Cathy_ann
Oceanside, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Chandler's is a great spot to dinr and take in the view of the pacific. Nice selection of cocktails and local craft beers on draft to start with a menu that focuses on coastal local foods. The Shrimp and lobster nachos make for a great snack for two and the short rib is to die for! Really enjoyed the churros... More 

Thank higginsbizwiz
Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I don't normally eat in hotel restaurants. This is an exception to the rule. The food is fresh, well-seasoned and the presentation is awesome.

Thank bkitchen101
Bastrop, Texas
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The food at Chandler's was always very good and the service was excellent! It could be pricey, but the convenience more that makes up for that.

Thank Mimi493

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-683-5500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?