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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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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 3 weeks ago

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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146 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Sonoma, California
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278 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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156 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is the Ritz Carlton's second restaurant but in my opinion is the one to go for. The views, particularly of the sunset, are spectacular. The food is very good and uses organic produce. Try the grilled asparagus and the half chicken. Totally delicious. Both of them. You can't book so go reasonably early.

2 Thank phd2
Oslo, Norway
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555 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay restaurant has a nice view over the hotel gulf courts and the bay. The food is good though we expected better. Good service and nice detour at least for the view.

Thank Tanmouss
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very comfortable space with super view. Interesting menu of dishes with lots of local, fresh produce like charred cucumbers and carmelized melon. They grow herbs in flower pots right in the restaurant! Limeade with mint and simple syrup is refreshing. Staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. We mentioned we were driving south and someone brought us maps and magazines! I... More 

Thank michael r
Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear michael r, Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased to hear you had the opportunity to enjoy our cuisine as well as explore the beautiful outdoors that surround The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. It is a joy to know our ladies and gentlemen made you feel welcome and we hope to serve you again someday soon. Sincerely,... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights after several days in Napa. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and my birthday, and wanted a special experience on Tuesday night. Rosario and Jake, the bartenders at the Conservatory were excellent. However, the food, service and experience was awful. We made reservations for 8pm after breakfast at Navio (which was nice,... More 

Thank Ron W
Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Ron W, On behalf of the ladies and gentlemen we wish you a happy anniversary and a belated birthday. Thank you for sharing your experience in The Conservatory; we are pleased that Rosario and Jake took great care of you and will share your positive comments with them. However, we are disappointed to hear about the uncharacteristic levels of... More 

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?