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Coastal California Cuisine with Spectacular Ocean Views


Chandler's Oceanfront Dining Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: 7am - 10:30am daily

All Day Menu: 10:30am kicks off our All Day Menu available in the lounge or at pool unitl 10:00pm

Lunch: 11:30am -  2:30pm daily

Dinner: Monday through Thursday & Sunday 5pm - 9pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm - 10pm

Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm daily


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Dec. 19th - Dec. 23rd

Cape Rey is hosting 5 days of celebrations for in-house guests and locals to enjoy, counting down to Christmas, from Monday, Dec.19th through Friday, Dec.23rd. These festive events are followed by our traditional Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Dinner and Christmas Day Buffet at Chandler’s Oceanfront Dining (menus, times and pricing to be provided).

Monday, Dec. 19th - “Buy One for Santa, Get One for Elf” - 4pm - 7pm
An assortment of small bites & holiday inspired cocktails are “Buy One Get One Free at our Holiday Happy Hour”. Complimentary Hot Cocoa and snacks will be available with Live Holiday Music performed in the lobby, adjacent to Chandler’s.

Tuesday, Dec. 20th - “Ugly Sweaters & Pretty Ornaments ” - 4pm - 7pm
A decorate your own ornament or holiday card event will be held in a banquet room and is complimentary to the public and guests. Ornaments, decorations, paper and materials will all be provided for families to handcraft their own magic. Complimentary Hot Cocoa and cookies will be provided and fingers crossed, Santa has been invited to attend for pics with the kids.

Wednesday, Dec. 21st - “Movie Night ~ A Christmas Story” - 4pm - 7pm
The classic “A Christmas Story” will be played on the screens in the ballroom for this festive, wear your Christmas pajamas and onesies, family movie night event. Complimentary Hot Cocoa and flavored popcorns for the movie will be provided.

Thursday, Dec. 22nd - “Cookie Decorating & Letters to Santa” - 4pm - 7pm
Sugar cookies and all the decorating sweets to adorn them will be provided, along with paper and craft materials for kids to create their own letter to Santa. This event will be held in a banquet room where complimentary Hot Cocoa will be provided. Fingers crossed,
Santa has been invited to attend for pics with the kids. Santa’s mailbox will be there also in case he can’t get away from the North Pole.

Friday, Dec. 23rd - “Carolers & Cocktails” - 4pm-7pm
An event more suited to adults, Chandler’s will be serving a prix fixe small bites menu to be paired with either wine or holiday inspired cocktails for Mr. & Mrs. Claus to enjoy. Carolers will stroll the lobby, restaurant and fire pit areas from 4-7pm. The regular menu
is also available in the restaurant for the kids and other diners.



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A Favorite Carlsbad Restaurant – Chandler’s

Join us at Chandler's Oceanfront Dining in Carlsbad for your next “food photo” post. Located at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach in Carlsbad and overlooking the ocean, diners can choose from a menu of choices that are familiar but never ordinary. We think of it as long-time favorites reinvented with upscale ingredients, served with a remarkable ocean view. Innovative and understated, the menu takes California cuisine up a notch, expertly crafting each dish with fresh, local ingredients to satisfy the foodie in all of us. 

In keeping with our West Coast mindset, dining is always in a simple, open setting, both indoors and out. Open seven days a week, diners will appreciate the menu’s diversity, complementary wine selections, personal service and of course, stunning sunsets served daily.

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Chandler's Menu. Yum.

Relish in farm-to-table delectables, and mindfully prepared dishes, hand-crafted with Chef Teri’s fresh and flavorful approach to everything from apps to desserts. It’s stuff you can eat with your hands. Stuff you can share. Stuff you’ll tell friends they’ll have to try.

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Celebrate on the Coast

Planning a birthday or bridal shower? Maybe a company lunch, or special dinner? Guests will rave about this coastal SoCal destination. Serve up ocean views at your next event and let the celebration commence!

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Sunday Brunch

Pick up your fork and dive into Chef Teri’s new brunch specialties. Get ready for old favorites spun with a new and tasty twist. Brunch à la carte is served every Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

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Head Chef Teri

Meet Chef Teri

San Diego bred and trained, Teri McIllwain infuses menus at Cape Rey with her creative approach to local, coastal cuisine.

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Be Well Everyday Menu

Savor fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and mindfully-prepared dishes, each deliciously prepared to fuel your healthy lifestyle by Chef Teri McIllwain (former nutritional chef for the Chopra Center). 

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Valentine's Four Course Dinner for Two

Savor the romance in every bite. Your heart will be a-flutter whether you come with your love, or with your lovely friends.

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Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Whether you’re headed to area festivities, family events, or your ocean-view room for a quiet evening in, Christmas dining at Chandler’s makes everyone’s holiday more merry and bright.

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New Year's Eve Dinner

Five... Four... Three... Two... One...
From 4:30 till 10:00 p.m., enjoy a four course dinner perfectly crafted to ring in the new year. Chef Teri has savory choices for every taste, and it’s all got just the right bam and sizzle for your stellar evening.

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Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving Dinner

Family gatherings are so much sweeter when you leave the cooking to our seasoned culinary team. Join us for a feast that remains an unparalleled Carlsbad tradition.

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Easter Sunday Brunch

Easter Sunday

It's a celebration fit for the whole family. On April 1st, Easter Sunday, dine in the restaurant or on the sunset terrace and dive into an array of brunch classics, chef specialties, unique displays and fun action stations.

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Mother's Day Celebrations

We're amping up breakfast, brunch and dinner in honor of Mom! Relax and dine leisurely on the terrace or choose indoor seating to be closer to every delicious bite! Large groups welcome.

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The New Sunset Terrace

A new outdoor, ocean view cocktail and raw bar created just in time for summer. Enjoy fresh seafood favorites such as oysters on the half shell, yellowtail crudo, smoked salmon & crab dip and a day boat seafood platter and more.

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