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About Black Point Grill at Sea Ranch Lodge
The acclaimed Black Point Grill at Sea Ranch Lodge features internationally-inspired California cuisine that emphasizes the freshest local ingredients. Seasonal menus and daily specials tempt with many satisfying options, from delectable entrees, small plates and appetizers to casual tavern fare, resulting in sophisticated yet uncontrived dining. To complement the food, our Oceanside restaurant offers an award-winning selection of about 110 unique regional wines. The evolving wine list showcases some of the best small estate wineries from Sonoma and Mendocino appellations.
The Sea Ranch, CA 95497
Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily 8:00am - 11:00am
Lunch 11:30am - 3pm
Dinner 5:30pm - 9pm
60 Sea Walk Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Black Point Grill at Sea Ranch Lodge Ratings and Reviews
The food was very slow in arriving.
The fries were truly COLD.
The coleslaw is inedible--shredded cabbage with globs of mayo dressing.
The new higher prices might not be absurd if the food was excellent quality.
As it is, you are presenting poor food at high prices.
Our waiter Ivan was on point with recommendations. We had oysters that were soo buttery as our appetizer along with a cocktail on the house...thank you! Our entree was yellowtail jack on black rice with crab. Hats off to the chef It was delicious! The best part of it all was to see true customer service and interaction thank you for the hospitality and views!
We arrived on Saturday for Father's day/ Mom's Birthday. They were friendly. They announced the specials which Dad ordered, they then brought his "special" which wasn't what they said, then told him there was miscommunication so they changed his meal without informing or asking. My mom had to ask three times for a glass of wine. The appetizer was supposed to be a mix of veggies and it was mostly kalamari with a few random pieces of mushroom. At the end of the meal we waited 15 minutes for the check we asked for. My Mom also had to ask three times for her doggie bag food. The service was friendly, completely disorganized, under staffed, and the kitchen was in turmoil. It wasn't that busy. is was steady. Also we listened to excuses from our server about how they were training new people, there were miscommunication, and at least 5 i'm sorries. that's a bit too much i'm sorry for the black point @ sea ranch.
Honestly, I was amazed at the overall experience myself and guests had at Black Point Grill.
I have been there 4 times now and 2 of the times the service was on par for the restaurant, but this last time the kitchen needs to be properly trained.
This time I ordered a starter, salad, and main course. The salad was brought before my starter.
Then I had to wait till all my guests had finished their main course to get mine. And it was salmon that was totally raw and not cooked. I sent it back. I waited another 25 mins. and got the another raw piece of fish! At this point, I was past it and we decided as everyone else was finished to order dessert. I order chocolate cake. I was told after ordering it that they were out of chocolate cake. At this point, the waitress admitted she was embarrassed to come and tell me no cake. The wait staff and hostesses were doing their best. The kitchen staff needs more training or replacement. If you read through all the reviews the majority are negative.
Management needs to do something quick so regulars keep coming back, and they don't rely only on unsuspecting tourists passing through.
Incredibly disappointing experience.
1. The service staff are rude and unhelpful. When we arrived, they sat us in the back without much of a view -- despite the fact that all of the tables with a view were empty!
2. You can't actually get a hold of anyone in the restaurant. We had been trying for days to call and push our reservation back -- but the number takes you to voicemail and no one ever calls back.
3. The food is UNACCEPTABLE. The burger was like a hockey puck. The brussels sprouts were drowning in a soy sauce. And the prime rib was terrible! My boyfriend couldn't take more than a few bites.
4. For all this, horribly overpriced.
I cannot recommend this restaurant to anyone. There is not much else in the area, but still you should not go.
We ordered drinks as soon as we sat down, then had to ask twice for the wine we ordered. When it got to the table the Pinot Gris was hot. We finally got glasses of wine from the bar. Disappointing because the food was very good. Service was a huge thumbs-down.
We arrived at exactly 5:45 pm for our reservation and were shown directly to a window seat.
As it was my wife's birthday, we wanted a special evening. The atmosphere was conducive for a relaxing dinner meal. Our server Isac went the extra mile for us with outstanding service and good conversation as he served us through the entire meal. His outgoing personality and sense of humor was refreshing and at a level that a 5 star restaurant should demand.
The view is beautiful and the staff is friendly. The food was just OK. I probably wouldn't eat there again unfortunately. Our waiter was nice but not very knowledgeable about the menu items. The presentation of the food is well done but the flavor and quality is just not there.
While the menu had some good choices & the food was decent, the service was terrible and the attention to detail was sorely lacking. Service at breakfast was even worse. Sad because the view is lovely but this place needs some updating and a trained wait staff.
Let me start with the best part of it: our server was great. She definitely deserves 5 stars. But, they were out of a LOT of the regulars, were making substitutions and did not have a full menu. I understand running out of specials, but at 6:30 on a Friday night you should not be out of regular menu items. The portions were small for the price. But, it was still a great view and great service so they get 4 stars.
The Lodge continues to have mediocre service, if that, virtually no supervision of the staff and a general lack of professionalism. It is obvious the owners have decided to rely on the view and the many one time tourists driving the coast, rather than improve the place and attract the locals.
Lunch was okay although they didn't provide dressing for the Cobb salad I ordered which I didn't realize until I was back to my room, very annoying and ruined my $18 Cobb salad that said it came with bacon but did not.
Dinner was a disaster, was told by hostess to tip well since we requested a good seat for our last honeymoon dinner, very odd.
We ordered the half crab and mussels for apps. Mashed potatoes had to be sent back because they were cold. Mussels went to the other table and it took 10 minutes for them to figure out their mistake so we had to wait even longer.
We ordered the seafood pasta special and they brought out a pasta with bolganese. The sever apologized and said she'd reduce it on our bill. She didn't and then when we had to ask, she only deducted it from $28 to $24.
Overall not a good experience either time.
Outstanding service. They accommodating us - we are vegetarian & do not eat eggs. Best to let them know in advance of dietary needs. Great soups, pancakes, butternut squash ravioli, & risotto. The views are great - you can see the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant is part of Sea Ranch Lodge & there are 2 Tesla chargers & another car charger on the property.
Another wonderful evening at the Black Point Grill. The service is friendly and timely, the wine list local and the sea food selections appetizing. The oysters were from Washington state, and tasted a bit stale, but perhaps not surprising on a quiet night. The mussels and frites were delicious, and the specials of the night were local and fresh.
Went to the Black Point Grill at the Sea Ranch Lodge to celebrate my 60th birthday. The food was very good and the ambience can't be beat especially if you get a seat overlooking the ocean at sunset. The service was congenial but a little understaffed so we had to ask a few times for more bread and to get two more place settings for the four people in our party. The rib eye steak and the short ribs were very good and the filet of sole was fresh. Corkage fee was $15 for opening all of our wine through the course of our dinner, and they gave me complimentary apple pie a la mode desert.
For many years we have been lodging at the Sea Ranch lodge and dining at Black Point Grill, which is located at the Sea Ranch lodge. I would consider the Black Point Grill the better place for dinner when staying at the Sea Ranch. My husband and I were however disappointed this time as we feel that food quality, service quality is not what it used to be. We had breakfast and dinner here. At dinner it took a really long time for a server to come by after we were seated. Fortunately we weren't in a hurry. Then we were twice educated on the specials of the day. The wine we chose from the wine list was not available and the second one we picked either. The breakfast is no longer included in the room price. Hence I was very disappointed to see that also the quality wasn't what it used to be. The hash browns were oil with a crust around....I did not eat. The views off course can't be beat!
So Much Lost Potential. We went to the Black Point Grill for Xmas dinner hoping for a memorable dining experience but skeptical since so many chefs have come and gone over the years with quality drastically varying with each change. The menu was lovely but the execution was disappointing. Only the soup and salad were satisfying. The meat dishes came luke warm and it was almost ridiculous that we were asked how we wanted our roast beef cooked since it was a colorless thinly sliced piece of meat when it arrived. The turkey portion was meager and nothing special. Requests such as substitute greens for potatoes was ignored. The bread was stale, having been preheated earlier. The desserts could have been from a frozen desert manufacturer and were left largely uneaten. The cookies were stale.
We felt sorry for our server who tried her best. The chef came over to apologize for the delay in serving us and frankly there was no delay whatsoever, everything else deserved an apology. When the bill arrived there were a number of mistakes in the restaurant's favor and to be fair to them they comped us two glasses of wine. I guess we will wait until a new chef arrives before we give the Black Point Grill another chance.
When I first arrived at Sea Ranch in 2008, the dining at the Lodge was quite good. Unfortunately, it has suffered from multiple management and Executive Chef changes, some of which were definitely necessary, however, this did not improve the direction of service, or the food. Christmas dinner 2016 was a sad effort, the soup and salad course were good, but all of my guests were disappointed in the entree and dessert course. And with the near $500 tab, NOT A GOOD VALUE!
Had Christmas Eve dinner here. Service was excellent, both in the bar and in the restaurant. Fixed menu dinner for this particular evening. Wild mushroom tart and my wife's Dungeness crab bisque were absolutely outstanding as was the pecan pie for dessert. My wife had a seafood pot pie that was top notch with an crisp, tender crust and a delicious, sea food packed interior. I had the wild turkey which was very good with wonderful flavors. I am a dark meat fan and that was terrific; white meat as per normal was a little dry (just like mom used to make). Thankfully, they brought me more of the very flavorful gravy which helped a lot.
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