• Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lokalcarmel.com/
  • Phone: 8316595886
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:30am - 2:45pm; Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm; Breakfast: Wednesday - Sunday: 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Brendan Jones
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us if you would like Lokal to cater your special event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chambers Lane
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There's ample free parking in our lot.
A word from Lokal
Chef Brendan Jones opened Lokal in May of 2012. Jones, a veteran of Michelin-starred Mugaritz in Spain, and the Cachagua General Store employs cutting edge preparations of the bounty of fresh local ingredients, and a willingness to try every new, and sometimes crazy, technique out there. Lokal took over the space that formerly housed the Chatterbox in Carmel Valley in September of 2011 and extensively renovated it over a period of nine months. It now includes a 28 foot bar built from redwood salvaged from the legendary Monterey Pops Festival stage, and a spacious patio, giving area diners a space to enjoy the warm Carmel Valley days and nights. A visit to Carmel isn't complete without a meal at Lokal, a true neighborhood gem.
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Lokal reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (5)great for brunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)romantic (2)special occasion (1)good for groups (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Failed to honor reservation.
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We reserved via Open Table. We even called in the afternoon to check that we could bring a dog and sit outside--and they confirmed. When we arrived, they claimed never to have got the reservation and said they did not have a place or enough food for us. We had to go elsewhere.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service needs work
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food at Lokal's is interesting & delicious. We dined there on a weekend night. Unfortunately, once they got busy there wasn't enough waitstaff. Hopefully, if they continue to be busy, they will hire more help
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
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