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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
  • Email: ccristo12@aol.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 WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "We will return next year when we are back in Carmel. Great night and good dinner."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "THey took the swordfish off the menu: it was our favorite!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Whereas the food was excellent, the overall service was confusing and inconsistent. And there were great lapses and gaps in service. Servers would disappear for long periods of time and we could get no help. We had multiple servers come to our table to offer conflicting recommendations, none of whom was the server we were told would be helping us. The lady that did our wine service broke most of the rules for good wine service and seemed disinterested. The server we asked about the wine list could not answer questions or make anything other than vague recommendations. Again, the food was outstanding. The atmosphere is very pleasant. If all this was matched by excellent, attentive, and knowledgeable service, it would be outstanding."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We were greeted promptly, the waiter poured our water, uncorked the wine we brought, and gave us a few minutes to look at the menu then explained the specials. A short time later the owner personally came to the table to welcome us and to ask if we had any questions. I did have a question about the preparation of a dish which he explained in detail and then he made some recommendations. He was really friendly as was everyone. The food was very good; my entree was excellent. We generally stayed with the recommendations of the waiter and owner and everything was delicious and well prepared. The restaurant is very tastefully decorated, white tablecloths but friendly---a casual elegance. We will go back and would recommend this to our friends."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We found Christopher's on Lincoln on OpenTable, and decided to give it a shot, and could not have been happier with the choice! I had the special (Sole stuffed with swordfish and salmon!) and my fiance had the Lamb shanks, which he loved. The food was delicious, they get amazing bread from a place down the street which is so fresh and our waiter was very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. A fantastic romantic evening!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We wanted to have Thanksgiving Dinner in the Village (in Carmel), and Christopher's on Lincoln turned out to be a great choice. They offered a full menu, plus a traditional turkey dinner plate. We all selected the turkey, which was wonderfully moist. Sides were well-balanced for flavors, and everything was delicious. It was the best of traditional home cooking in an elegant setting. Service was attentive and friendly, from the greeting at the door throughout the meal. Definitely worth a return trip on a "regular" evening!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We always have great martinis and excellent food. Always consistent good service."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We went here to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday while away in Carmel for the weekend. I selected the restaurant based on reviews and a menu I thought he'd love. The food was great, but the service was disappointing and the cocktails mediocre. I would likely not return since there are a number of great restaurants in Carmel."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "My wife and I have not been to Carmel for awhile and wanted a nice quiet dinner with excellent food, awesome service and wonderful ambiance. Christopher's at Lincoln excelled in every aspect."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Maybe Sunday night is a bad choice, but the quality of the food was not was it has been for years."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Dining at Christopher's was a wonderful experience. Everything was first rate from the food to the service."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Shrimp Risotto stuffed Chile was amazing! I would go back for just that although everything else was great too!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Christopher's has a great vibe and is perfectly situated just off Ocean Ave. Service is attentive and prices were reasonable."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Drink order sat on the bar for a lengthy time before finally being delivered. No garlic in the garlic mashed potatoes. No capers in the Salmon Picatta. We were charged the higher price for an item that was substituted. Careless service. Won't go back."
    Dined on 7/2/2013