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Christopher's on Lincoln
Christopher's on Lincoln

Christopher's on Lincoln Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://christophersrestaurantcarmel.com
  • Phone: (831) 626-8000
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:00pm - closing
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher J. Caul
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Christopher (831) 626-8000

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Christopher's on Lincoln
One of Carmel's newest and most exciting dining experience is Christopher's on Lincoln. Award winning chef/owner Christopher J. Caul has transformed one of the village's oldest restaurant locations into a modern, fun, and friendly dinner house. Dress is Carmel casual and the attitude laid back and contemporary, so guests feel comfortable in everything from shorts to suits. Charming and affable, Christopher's cuisine is sublime. Christopher's 30 years of experience as well as his three former restaurants have culminated in a menu that showcases the finest, freshest seasonal ingredients the Central Coast has to offer. Christopher's wine list features mostly Monterey County wines, as well as his favorites from around the state. Christopher's also features a full bar with some of the finest handcrafted spirits available. Christopher is right where he loves to be; come say hello soon!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We found Christopher's a couple of years ago and it remains on our top 10 list of places. The food is outstanding and the service is truly stellar. If I could give 6 stars, I would! Christopher's is also a very good value. Their prices are remarkable for the quality of food and service you get. We also like to small restaurant feeling. We highly recommend Christopher's if you are visiting Carmel/Monterey!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable dinner at Christopher's. The food was very good, the server made my children totally at ease, and provided exceptional service. The menu choices were select, but interesting, and well prepared. the overall experience was memorable. One of my favorites in Carmel. I heard Christopher was out recovering from back surgery- I hope your recovery goes well."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Not sure how these great reviews showed up. Our experience was really bad. The waiter was impolite to say the least. When we wanted to talk to someone in charge, there was no one to talk to. We talked to another waiter. The food was really bad. None of us (6 in total) finished our dinner. The only good thing on thr menu was the chilli relleno. All this when there were only 4 tables occupied. Never going back!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Salad was extremely overdressed, duck was quite overcooked, ice chunks in the martinis and made by our waiter, not a trained bartender...it was a Monday so maybe it was just an off night, but the restaurant itself was cute and a very pretty courtyard"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "WE enjoyed our evening at Christopher. The food was excellent and the surrounding cosy and nice."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We loved our visit to Christopher's. I had the fresh salmon (absolutely wonderful) and my husband had the Osso Busco ( also wonderful). The owner was very attentive and helpful. He recommended a wonderful wine that went well with both of our entrees. The room was comfortable and relaxing. We highly recommend it for a quiet lovely evening."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Trying to cook fancy but fails desperately. Undercooked vegetables, tasteless food. Way too pricy and fancy for the quality of the food."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "One of the few, if not only, restaurant where the wait staff know not to pick up serving plates before everyone at the table has finished that dish!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "My salmon was perfect, but my husband's steak was overcooked. The owner and waiter were at the table when he first cut into it. They knew of the problem but made no attempt to rectify the situation. We ended our meal with coffee and ice cream and they didn't even offer that as a concession. We had a better experience the night before at Mission Ranch for about half the price."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "After years living in the Monterey area, we found Christopher's. Excellent food and service. Quiet, relaxing atmosphere, We will be returninig often."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was delicious, great menu and excellent staff. Don't miss this place. It is a gem!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Christopher's. It is upscale dining with friendly atmosphere. Had the special stuffed sole with crab, shrimp and salmon with a lobster sauce. It was fantastic. Waiter was very attentive but not pushy in the least. We were able to enjoy our evening at our pace. Prices are extremely reasonable and would recommend this place as well as come back. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Warm and welcoming. Fresh California cuisine. Friendly, attentive service. A hit all around! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had a great dinner with friends. The waiter was attentive and the food was well prepared. Loved the fried green tomatoes. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Wonderful food,extensive menu, fair prices , lovely atmosphere. Everything was fresh, innovative, original and delicious. Don't miss a great dinner at this terrific restaurant, despite it being right in the middle of a busy tourist Mecca. It is on a quiet leafy side street however, and is as satisfying as it is inviting."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "As always we had an excellent meal. I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner here the other night. Our server was great and Katherine was a charming hostess. She was most helpful with our wine by the glass selections and attentive to overseeing the dining room and overall service. My husband and I shared a wonderful roasted asparagus and vegetable salad. The trout and stuffed chicken entrees were tasty and well presented. If you'd enjoy a relaxed, unpretentious dinner in Carmel, go to Christopher's!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We had utterly the most exceptional dining experience at this restaurant. Found it on OpenTable, took a chance. Food was truly top-notch, and service was above and beyond for the entire meal. I've never felt so well cared for - or cared about - in a restaurant setting, and I dine out at least a few times a week. This is a gem. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We had a great day in the valley and Christopher's was the cherry on top. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and it was an amazing dining experience."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Christopher's was recommended by a friend who has a vacation home in Carmel. We had a group if 8 friends and everyone loved the food, service and location. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The waiter was overly flamboyant & pretentious. We had to wait 10 minutes before the waiter took our drink order & there was only 1 other table occupied at the time."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It was exceptional! Great food and service. Will be back!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food and service was good. We enjoyed our meal, one had the specials while my partner chose the beef short ribs."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I enjoyed my Martini, even made up blue cheese stuffed olive s for me! Thought the service was great, very informative and attentive. We found the food to be extraordinarily salty. My husband ordered the black cod and I had the roasted chicken. Both of us felt the same about the entrees. Not sure if I'd return.... "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "One person was the host, the bartender and the one and only waiter for an entire 2 level restaurant. Not a surprise that it wasn't a good experience for us and the other diners."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The place was practically empty and Christopher himself waited on us. I'm not sure if that is the norm for this place, but we loved it. The menu was great, but be prepared for Christopher to have a bunch of seasonal dishes on hand to tempt you with. They have a great selection of Pinot Noirs and other wines. We both ordered off the menu and the salmon filet was easily the best I've ever had, ever. The asparagus salad was also a hit. I highly recommend Christopher's if you're looking for something new and fresh."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Everything was great. The fireplace provided a great ambiance."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Have had several very pleasant, quiet dinners here. But avoid it on holidays such a Thanksgiving, and extra-busy times when it's a very different experience-- noisy with rushed waiters."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "even tho we have a home in carmel, our first time here....simply put,the food was great..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Christopher and Catherine do a fabulous job every time. This is the beat food in Carmel and a perfect place for a date"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We love Christopher's, good food, good service. The owner was very helpful picking out wine and very attentive. We always try to stop in when we are staying in Carmel. A good find!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Loved the food here. Wonderful service. Great delicious food. Great drinks and reasonable prices for the quality of the experience!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "First ate here using a groupon, and it was the best buy I've ever gotten with a groupon. This was the second time there, and it was just as wonderful as the first. Would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had a wonderful evening at Christopher's. The food was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive. We will be back again."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I've been to Christopher's in the past and recall an amazing tasting menu. Had hoped to see the same when I returned, but tasting menu not available. Menu was ok. I was hoping for a much better meal. Server seemed very inexperienced."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We had a table for 2, our bill was a little over $300 (that was ok with us, we wanted upscale). At the 2 hour mark the Owner approached us and quietly told us (not asked, told us) to leave because there were people waiting for our table. We had not even gotten our check. The pace of our meal was set by our server, not by us. The Owner's demand to depart came just seconds after our server brought our after-dinner drinks. I get the part about turning tables to make money in a restaurant, but if you want an upscale restaurant, don't run it like a truck stop. Try spacing your reservations out a little more (not rocket science, is it?)"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful special evening at Christopher's on Lincoln! While the restaurant was nearly full, the hostess gave our party of two several table locations to choose from and then the attentive wait staff took over from there. After ordering from the very nice wine list, our server suggested the barramundi for my wife and I had the duck. While both were delicious, the barramundi was quite possibly the best fish dish we have tasted. We understand it is only offered at Christopher's for several months per year so do yourself a favor and visit here soon! DRS"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had Valentines dinner at Christopher's and it was superb. We arrived a little early but the staff was accommodating. We were greated by the owner who went through an impressive list of specials. Service was excellent. Enjoyed the experience. For the quaility of food and service the overall cost was very reasonable. Even a little less than we expected. With many great places to eat in Carmel Christopher's is an excellent choice."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I brought my two very good friends to Christopher's for dinner, as they had never been there before. I've been a few times and each time has been better than the last. We took our time deciding what we wanted to eat, and Danny (our server) made a few suggestions that turned out to be amazing! From our wine, to salads, to entrees... everything tasted delicious. I chose the ahi tuna and was so impressed with the thick fresh cut, prepared with a light lemon caper sauce. My friends shared their meal, but both had plenty to eat. The entire experience was great, we had a little corner table and enough privacy to catch up without feeling like we were intruding on anyone else's dinner. And I will continue bringing more newbies to Christopher's!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Atmosphere, food, and service were outstanding in spite of being very busy for the AT&T Pro Am. I am a repeat customer and am always impressed."
    Dined on 2/8/2014