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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 WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Christopher's is that rare find - great atmosphere, good service, great value, fabulous food, solid wine list and thanks to Open Table, it's easy to go there. The menu is upscale California cuisine with good beef, foul and fish choices. Love the appetizers - cornmeal crusted spicy chili relleno and fried green tomatoes are a couple faves. The rack of lamb is the best I've had and everyone likes the Muscovy Duck. Desserts are always good here if you have any room. This is where we go when we want to treat ourselves."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Once again we had a memorable experience at Christopher's. Best waiter and food we found in Carmel."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Christopher's was excellent. What else do I need to say. The food was outstanding, try the Chili Relleno and the Seafood Pasta...great dishes...small with excellent service...we were not rushed and really allowed to move at our own pace. Will be back the next time we are in Carmel!!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We were met with sincere friendliness and the high level of service continued throughout the meal. We had the filet and fresh catch--- both were excellent and the wine selection was impressive. This great place is not a Carmel tourist trap. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Great evening at Christopher's!!! Good food, wine, service and atmosphere! Will be back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is a lovely, warm, inviting restaurant with very good food and reliable service."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My wife and I were thrilled with your quaint restaurant. Outstanding service. Creative and intelligent menu. Food wonderful!!! Will return!!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The owner was very attentive and the food was absolutely wonderful! This will be a go to for us in the future!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Went here for big anniversary dinner with wife. Nice ambiance and great food and service. Loved it"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Christopher's always has a wonderful menu with great specials of the day. We chose the stuffed Petrale Sole and were treated to a wonderfully, flavorful seafood preparation. Full bar of cocktails.....Cosmo In Paris was delightful. Wine by the glass, excellent choices. Our drinks were complementary....big SURPRISE, later were told by our D-I-L that she had called and arranged to pay for our drinks. The staff dropped the ball there by not telling us at the time, only that drinks were taken care of....a little embarrassing since she had asked them to tell us they were compliments of her and our son. Must say Chris was out that night and may be the reason entire message was not conveyed. Overall, wonderful dining and plan on returning"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We've eaten at Christophers several times, and it is always a delight. The food, the service, the ambiance are all perfect for a relaxing and wonderful evening of good food and conversation."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Delightful experience - food was wonderful and service very accommodating."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Everything was great. The fireplace provided a great ambiance."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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
  • "even tho we have a home in carmel, our first time here....simply put,the food was great..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014