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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
We offer catering for celebrations of all kinds, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, holidays and corporate gatherings. Dial 707-785-4812 direct for Special events.
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
This was a second visit to Black Point Grill within a five-day period. While the view is superb and the waitress helpful and friendly, the food fell short. The only option for a vegan meal was the side dressing for the halibut steak. Evidently during the week the vegetable plate is not available. My son's beef short ribs were dry and flavorless. We justified the price charged by the opportunity to watch the sunset and the fellowship.
The choices for a vegan are quite limited on the menu, yet the chef prepared an attractive and tasty vegetable plate. The reason for coming to Black Point Grill is always the beautiful view of the ocean at sunset. In addition, our waitress was bright, friendly, and helpful.
The view is a multi-million dollar view. I repeat what I just said. One can walk out, before or after dining a short 1/2 block distance (though there are no blocks around this neighborhood) to see seals, sea lions, whales spouting, a spectacular turquoise-water-color inlet. Everyone feels like they were one of the first ever to see this experience because there are so few people there, maybe 2 or 4 on the entire walk. The food. It is good, not spectacular or great, but good. The idea of watching the ocean and the people and the privacy of this area is worth the entire meal.
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary with friends. We were disappointed in the quality of the food. I think it has gone downhill since we were last there. They were out of some items listed on the menu by 7:00pm. Other items listed on their website were not available, an example was the lamb. I hope they improve the food and the menu, because it is a pleasant and convenient place to eat when staying at Sea Ranch.
We stayed at their lodge, Sea Ranch Lodge. I wish this whole place was better. The dining room is beautiful, with ocean views. The food was unmemorable. The service was terrible. The staff was nice but they just kept making mistakes: our Caesar Salad didn't arrive until 30 minutes later with our entrees, by that time it wasn't crunchy. Cioppino wasn't served with a 'graveyard' dish and a spoon. When we asked for a spoon, it was given to me instead of my partner who asked her. This is the memory of my dinner there, unfortunately. I will not be returning.
This is a favorite family spot for special events while we are at Sea Ranch.
Brand new Chef (about Sept 1) has added some nice new things to the menu. Seems a bit of an asian touch in places.
We had terrible serving problems this Saturday night. We waited nearly an hour to get our entree! We believe it was due to them having a large private party in one of the dining rooms.
Certainly not the waitress's fault. Spoke the General Manager of the restaurant and he wouldn't take any blame. According to him: mostly due to new chef getting used to the kitchen and kitchen staff.
But: The sunset was lovely. Just could not keep drinking until the food arrived!!
Every time we come to The Sea Ranch lodge or homes we have enjoyed this beautiful restaurant. Top flight service and amazing food. Put that together with a relaxing seat by the windows looking out at the Pacific ocean for a sunset and... well you know why we keep coming back.
Read the views & was not sure about this restaurant, but we had a wonderful dinner. Also it was my husbands 35 birthday & on the reservation I asked if they could bring out a desert with a candle on it. I didn't even have to ask our wonderful waiter at the end of dinner. My husband tried to give him the credit card but I mentioned I wanted to see the dessert menu & our waiter knew what I was asking and minutes later brought out his dessert with a candle & my husband was so surprised.
Also you cannot beat the view!
We have been coming here for 4 summers and this year the restaurant has slipped in food, offerings...not too exciting and bland and service and decor need to be freshen up.. It needs updating, cleaning, and an infusion of cash. Perhaps, clean carpeting, new chairs, and general decor could be refreshed. The view is spectacular but the room needs care and updating.
We are renting a house in Sea Ranch and have had dinner at the lodge twice. The food was great and prepared well. The staff is excellent from the Manager, Jessica, to the servers. They all tried to accommodate our needs and provide excellent service for the six of us. The dinners were all served at the same time which is greatly appreciated. The servers were attentive to our needs throughout the meal. We are looking forward to our dinner tomorrow! Thanks for making our vacation so special.
We come here each summer when we are in the area. This time we'd heard mixed reviews about the food and service but decided to try it again. The only glitch was that our Open Table teservstion was not showing on their computer, though we had a note confirming it. The hostess handled that competently and sat us iby the window in good time. We ordered two of our favorites - fish and chips and hamburger - and were pleased with both. The server, Tina, was very attentive and friendly. We will return.
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.
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