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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay's fine dining restaurant showcases local produce, fresh seafood and an exemplary view.
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Dining room at Navio, Half Moon Bay, CA

Navio Restaurant Review

: First and foremost, Navio's panoramic views provide a striking dining backdrop, particularly at sunset; ask for a window table. The elegant interior is reflective of the sea, with subtle, nautical notes and low-rise architecture, soft fabrics in oceanic hues and modern orb chandeliers. The kitchen is overseen by chef Kevin Tanaka, and the facility boasts a dedicated pastry chef and team, whose desserts are the surprise star of the show. The spring berry verrine is a self-contained dessert terrarium of beauty, complexity and intense flavors, a literal forest scene of sweets, from the panna cotta base to the blueberry meringue toadstools and lemon basil shortbread lid atop the glass globe that holds it all. Another one seeks to delicately replicate the sea floor. Dinner items also boast attention to detail, but the fine points often outshine the dish’s main component, both in notability and taste. The English pea and barley "risotto" slightly surpasses the Alaskan halibut it accompanies, a balsamic crumble outbids its neighboring heirloom tomato salad, and the mini lobster roll as a side to the lobster bisque trumps the lead player. The wine list, however, is extensive and first-rate, and service is attentive.

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