Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Oceans

2757 Shell Beach Rd. Send to Phone
805-773-3555

Cuisine
Open
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
Open late
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Oceans Restaurant Review

: With the departure of chef Rex Hale, the restaurant at Sea Cliffs has turned into just one more hotel dining room with a view---though we must admit that the view is magnificent. Rarely does the latest incarnation of the menu stray from middle-of-the-road Continental fare. Grilled fish and steak dishes are served with uninspired vegetable sides. Though the chef gets somewhat creative with sauces, he relies a bit too much on heavy cream and butter---the dieter's worst nightmare. Since entrée prices often exceed $20 per plate, we'd expect a bit more from this spot. Until something changes, however, we'd recommend taking advantage of the Early Bird menu (served from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.); that's what everyone else does. If you must splurge, go for the Sunday brunch.



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.