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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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Chandler ' s has a small but perfectly designed menu. We tried most of the menu offerings, breakfast, lunch & dinner. The service was top flight, the food was well seasoned, presented beautifully, and the portions were large. We felt well cared for & were well sated at the end of each meal!

Thank Kimberly O
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by here based on a recommendation on our way back from Legoland. The restaurant is kid friendly with lots of seating options (outside, inside, booth). We made a reservation for Chandlers, but for a Saturday evening it didn't seem that crowded. We went around 6. The kid meal food wasn't that good. The fried chicken tenders weren't that... More 

Thank pferry4
San Diego
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our bad luck to hit the restaurant when something backed up the kitchen so bad it was an hour before our food arrived. The food was very good. It was overpriced ($18 for a burger?). And no specials? What's a chef for if not to come up with something special? The beer was excellent although too small a selection of... More 

Thank dafsmith57
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The goodness continues, Mathew the GM has truly turned the place around. A year ago it would have taken 20 to 30 minutes to get a drink, yesterday it took a couple minutes. There's no better place in Carlsbad to catch the sunset and have a couple cocktails.

Thank MJWFrequentTraveler
Carlsbad, California
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After moving here a few months ago, I decided to check out the place that was built in front of my view of the ocean. I had been told that it was very good. Well, I'm not sure if it's just me, or if the standard here is lower for what I would call 'GOOD'. I was hoping to find... More 

Thank kasadalace
Ladera Ranch, California
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292 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I met two friends there to catch up on life. we stayed about 3 hours. There was no pressure to leave. The service was awesome. The food is not inexpensive but it is very tasty and the atmosphere is great. It is right on the beach. It is worth the time to check this place out. I live in San... More 

Thank Kathleen S
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

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 

1 Thank MJWFrequentTraveler
Prescott, Arizona
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

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...

2 Thank 4JaneC123
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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

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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
USD 31 - USD 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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?