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Reviewed 28 October 2022 via mobile

Long time customer, food has gone up astronomically in price ($118 for a piece of Dover sole, with no sides, as one example). You have the feeling that the food is prepared for a massive banquet, rather than with any personalized attention. Service is good,...drinks are good, but the mains and sides tend to be perfectly average overall (noting that some of the cuts of beef are so exceptional, as in wagyu, that they come out well in spite of everything…but you are paying dearly for them). I do think they realize they have a problem and will be revising the menu in November.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 September 2022

We sat outside on the patio and had a wonderful meal. Service was extremely attentive and professional but also very warm.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

Well, what’s true for breakfast is not true for dinner ! Avoid Coa for dinner. Way over priced, amateur service, and “rack of lamb” special was 2 baby lamb chops! Watermelon salad not eatable. After such a great meal at other restaurants on the property...this was highly disappointing. We will skip our second Coa reservation and head into Sam Juan to Marmelade instead.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

This was our favorite dinner meal of the entire stay at the Ritz, although we also had great breakfasts here every day. Try the avocado toast for breakfast! The staff are very good and the menu selection was wonderful.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 31 May 2021

Amazing food. Delicious and wonderful breakfast. The views were wonderful, overlooking the ocean and the staff was wonderful

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2021 via mobile

Cao is where they serve an excellent breakfast every morning with exceptional service. The beef is their specialty at dinner, but everything was very good. Lovely setting right on the beach, and an excellent bar.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 16 May 2021

We dined here twice in our week's visit to the host resort in mid-April 2021 and both times were really bad ... the first time I thought it was just an off night, but two nights later was even worse. The setting is lovely, the...servers did their very best, but most of the food at both dinners was barely edible and drinks service was abominable. Wednesday, arrived at 7:45, first drink arrived at the table shortly after 8:30. Had to order round 2 immediately as the bar had to close (due to COVID restrictions) at 9. Second drink arrived around 9:10. First course watermelon salad and seared fois gras were good, amuse bouche was tasty, bread was good. Queen snapper was adequate but Dover sole was a disaster: this delicate fish had been thrown on a super hot grill and left there to burn to a crisp. Don't remember if we had dessert, but probably not as the kitchen also had to close at 9. Friday, arrived at 7:30, no drinks until 8:40 and the second round order was taken by the waiter then, but refused by the bartender due to the time. Only one starter, steak tartare: AWFUL! Grey ground meat covered in tasteless, odorless truffle slices: inedible. Followed by roasted chicken that turned out to be a Cornish game hen, spatchcocked and suffering the same fate as the Dover sole: burned to a crisp and uncuttable, let alone edible. The sauce was actually good .... would have been nice to have something to eat in on. Side order of gorgonzola potatoes au gratin looked like someone else had already eaten them and were cold when served as well. Partner's tuna, on the other hand, was delicious. No amuse bouche, no bread, no dessert. This time I complained to our "embajador" and the cost of the dinner was refunded. At breakfast, on the other hand, everything was lovely both times we ate in. For such a potentially fine restaurant serving clientele at a high-end and elegant resort to have two such nights in one week ... well to have any such nights at all ... is inexcusable. The other restaurants in the resort complex are fine, but this one: OMG!!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 April 2021 via mobile

One of the best meals of our lives here! Fantastic food and service. The kids also loved their meals. Extensive wine and cocktail list with wonderful desserts.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2021

The views are stunning! The problem is that we are Dorado Beach Club members and have been turned away at 7:30 am because the hostess stated they might get full today because the hotel is sold out. The restaurant was empty besides one table. We...had our baby with us and told the hostess we would only stay 30 minutes and she still said no. This isn't the first time we have been turned away on the property trying to spend money on a nice meal at an empty restaurant. It's disappointing because club members pay a high initiation fee and monthly fee to be told you can't eat at an empty restaurantMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2021

We had an excellent meal here our last night at Dorado beach. Everything was delicious and service was top notch.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 10 December 2020 via mobile

Excellent service, delicious food, beautiful sunset view, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our server Del was delightful and the Restaurant Manager Hector was a true gentleman. Highly recommend to try this place.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 30 November 2020

I had a terrific piece of fish- large serving and beautifully finished. Our drinks were good and everyone enjoyed their meal. So why only very good? The sommelier came over and I have to say bragged about his ability to match a wine to a...specific person. We had just sat down so we said come back when we decide if we are having fish or meat. He said he would- and never did. In fact, we had picked out a wine- but no one appeared to take our wine order or inquire if we did want wine. The sommelier never showed up again. So, we never had wine. Ok, I suppose we could make a big deal about it- but we did not. We waited- and then forgot about it- and I guess saved a lot of money- but also lost some pleasure from having the right wine. Or any wine. In any case, its a beautiful room, right on the ocean. Quite expensive ( of course, its at the Ritz) but worth the money. Only one of us ordered a steak ( its primarily known for its steaks ) and it was great- cooked perfectly. There was an excellent scallop dish, and the turbot was excellent as was my sole. We had the coffee desert which was modest in size but tasty. I like this restaurant a lot- but the service was spotty but adequate. The sommelier though needs to not over deliver his speech and under deliver the basics.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 26 November 2020 via mobile

The restaurant was amazing! The quality of the food and the wine was top notch! Our server Gabriel was amazing and made us feel like royalty! I went to celebrate my birthday and the chef came out with my dessert and made it very special!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 28 December 2019 via mobile

Coa was highly recommended by my family. I wasn’t disappointed! The staff went to great lengths to describe the menu items. My dinner choice, a dry aged New York steak, was done to perfection. My young grandchildren, both picky eaters, were served kids’ meals that...were completely consumed and enjoyed.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 21 November 2019

We dined each morning at COA. I highly recommend the breakfast buffet- an excellent assortment of foods and pastries. Always excellent views and service is top-notch!

Date of visit: October 2019
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