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The Conservatory

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1 Miramontes Point Road, The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (Highway 1)
+1 650-712-7000
11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely views! Great place for golf. Not a romantic place I though of to celebrate Valentine's Day! Typical hotel casual place with atypical high prices.

Thank Victoria W
Redwood City, California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our waiter was attentive. The service, overall was excellent. The salads were locally grown and delicious. The fish was excellent.

Thank czechchickfb
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant sits right on top of the Half Moon Bay cliffs, so the views are amazing, specially for sunset. The food is good, but not superb. Overall a great place for lunch.

Thank Lucas M
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

There are a few places to eat at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. This place, we came back to a second time. We ate an early dinner here after we arrived for our stay. My wife had the burger which she raved about and what eventually brought us back. I had a fish sandwich, that was amazing. I... More 

Thank Steven J
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were staying at the hotel and ate here twice as we did not want to drive out. Food was nice but overpriced (for example for two cheeseburgers and two drinks you will hardly get change out of $100). Menu was also limited

1 Thank Travelphilosopher_12
Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Travelphilosopher_12, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. We value your feedback and will use it as a means to improve our menu. We aim to provide a memorable dining experience to each guest and when you feel you are not receiving this we encourage you to let us know. As Ritz-Carlton Chefs are always... More 

San Diego, California
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159 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I loved the space, and the service was great. They also had great drinks. However, almost every food item we ordered was disappointing (the brussels sprouts, arugula salad, risotto - I did really like the pumpkin soup). For example, the salad was overdressed and the focaccia bread they brought out in the beginning was very sub-par (not warm, kind of... More 

1 Thank 581lily
Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear 581lily, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the variety of handcrafted cocktails. It sounds as though dining in particular had its highs and lows, and we sincerely apologize for the inconsistency. You are certainly correct; our chefs use the freshest, highest quality and local ingredients in all... More 

Dallas, Texas
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We had a big group for dinner at The Conservatory and it was great. The service was good and all the food was great. I liked the variety of items offered on the menu. I would definitely try it out if looking for a restaurant with a great view and food!

Thank ccbDallas
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

As guests of the hotel we wanted to dine on property. Of course, our plan was last minute on a Friday evening but the hostess didn't miss a beat. She searched for a table, as close to the spectacular view of the ocean as possible and gracious settled us in without an distain that our dining was an 11th hour... More 

Thank cszostak
Sonoma, California
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313 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on rainy day and found ourselves at a nice table overlooking toward the rough ocean. We tried crab salad and rock cod sandwich, both very good and generous. You expect higher cost but this lunch was a good value considering food, service and location.

Thank BoulderNut
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Located in the Ritz-Carlton, there is also a outside large patio with seating and wonderful fire pits where they serve drinks and light fare. We choose to eat in the dining room and were delighted to be seated at a window to enjoy the views. Husband loved the Pescadero Donkey cocktail. I had the crab salad which was ok but... More 

1 Thank JSE402

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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$50 - US$50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Miramontes Point Road, The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
    (Highway 1)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-712-7000

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?