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Pacific's Edge Restaurant
Pacific's Edge Restaurant

Pacific's Edge Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pacificsedge.com
  • Phone: (831) 622-5445
  • Hours of Operation: Come early and enjoy one of our seasonal hand crafted cocktails from 3:30 PM daily in our Sunset and Lounges overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Dinner service begins from 5:30 PM until the end of January 2013 then from 6PM in February onwards. There is a full ocean view from every single table, however diners with early reservations will have the best chance to obtain a table next to the western wall of glass. Reservations are very strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Matt Bolton
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: The Wine Room at Pacific's Edge Ideal for wedding receptions or corporate group events, our Private Dining Room will wrap its guests with warmth and beauty as they view the majesty of the Big Sur coastline. Glass enclosed for privacy, the Wine Room can seat up to 40 guests and provides personal service for the ultimate dining experience. Let Executive Chef Matt Bolton delight you with his culinary expertise and artistic creations.

    To book, contact one of our sales professionals on 831.622.5445
  • Private Party Facilities: If you wish, close our floor-to-ceiling glass doors for full privacy, and still enjoy the awesome view of Yankee Point and Yankee Cove just below. We can delight up to 40 guests in our sky lighted Wine Room. Impress your group with world class wines, cuisine and service in a truly memorable setting. Any and all amenities and special services may be arranged. Perfect for business groups and/or life's most memorable occasions.
  • Private Party Contact: McKenna Harris (831) 622-5486
  • Entertainment: Come and listen to the stylish voice of Neal Banks and contemporary guitar of Steve Ezzo every Friday night in the Lobos Lounge from 7:00pm to 10:00pm beginning February 2013. Lee Durley and Joe Indence of the Easy Street Band have been delighting music lovers and dancing fools for many years in the Lobos Lounge every Saturday night from 7:00pm until 10pm. Peer at the wildlife on Bird Rock at Point Lobos through the ship's telescope in the corner, then drop the lens and join the party, dancing to tunes such as "Great Balls of Fire," one of their more raucous covers that always seems to get everyone up and dancing in merriment.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for the first in our Winemaker Dinner series for 2013 on Thursday January 17th where Chef Matt Bolton hase created a 5 course menu perfectly paired to the wines of Margerum Vineyards. The menu price is $125 per person plus tax and gratuity and reservations are essential. Please contact Pacific’s Edge at (831) 622-5445 or visit http://www.pacificsedge.com/.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 1
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free Valet Parking. Drive your car to the front steps and the friendliest valets in the world will happily park your car for you. Towards the end of your meal, have your server summon your car. Nothing could be more convenient, other than an overnight stay here at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands where you could walk to your room after dinner.
A word from Pacific's Edge Restaurant
Perched high atop a granite cliff overlooking Point Lobos State Reserve, migrating whales may be seen from every table in the dining room. USA Today selected us as "One of the Top 10 Restaurants in America With a View." Sunsets here are so spectacular that the entire dining room often breaks out in spontaneous applause. Pair a bottle of Domaine Bertagna Vougeot Clos de la Perriere with our Maple Glazed Smoked Duck Breast with Duck Confit and Strawberry-Rhubarb Chutney. We have just been awarded Zagat Restaurants' Guide "Best Decor" award for the entire greater Bay Area, including Napa, San Francisco, Monterey and Carmel. Amber mica lanterns, Santa Lucia fir beams and granite boulder walls evoke the local mood of the Big Sur rugged coast and mountains. This is the premier place for a special occasion when people like to dress up, look their best, and go somewhere they shall always remember. Come delight your senses in a magical setting.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Second visit was not as memorable. Food was ok. Hotel connected is very noisy and not worth the price."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Overall it was an amazing place to dine. The view was amazing! Our waiter Frederick gave excellent customer service! I would recommend this to my friends and family and I would come back here in the near future."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Pasific edge met all my expectations of what fine dining should be. I booked the hyatt for a romantic getaway for my boyfriend and i. I thought the resturant would be just as nice so I reserved that also. As we walked in around 8:30 we had the most amazing sunset view overlooking the ocean. Priceless! We got a corner table with an incredible view! The wine list was endless and the service was on point. We each had Filet mingon. I can say the best I've ever had. Well worth the cost. I definitely recommend it! See you all soon!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner, but their prices are not competitive w/ most of the best restaurants in Carmel. Go there if money doesn't matter. No complaints on the food or service. The ambience and views are great, but next time we'll eat in Carmel 1/2 the cost."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Frozen peas used with the salmon dish fell short for me with a plate price of $32. Besides my poor selection of entree it was extremely nice"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • " We were given a nice table facing the window on the 2nd level where we both had to sit on the same side.The hostess greeted us and said Happy Anniversary and told us it was a special anniversary table. Unfortunately, that evening it wouldn't have mattered where anyone sat as the coast was fogged in. The server took very good care of us. We didn't have to wait long for anything. We each ordered an appetizer. My husband ordered tuna tartar which he said was good. I ordered the heirloom caprese. The tomatoes were not that good. We both ordered steak for our dinner. Mine was a filet. It was good, but not foodie good. My husbands steak was good too. However, We've had great steak elsewhere for a lot less money. The wine list was decent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This place has one of the best views in the area. And the food and service match the view. It is a little expense (including appetizer, entree, share side, shared dessert and wine with tax and tip it was around $220 for 2). But it was a special occasion and well worth it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "amazing food. Great service. If you are in the area, go!!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I was underwhelmed by the experience. Too much hype about the view but not really impressed .overpriced cocktails that tasted watered down, food was overpriced and acceptable at best. The band was loud could hear them in the dining room. Been all over the world ... Only the view was world class. Price does not match the value of the dining experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Brought in a bevy of exceptional wines and the very classy somm was utterly superb – Don? Extra/special requests were honored wonderfully by Bart. Absolutely terrific experience at the best table in the house (as per request). Will always be a personal favorite recommended to all special visitors."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant with an awesome view. If price is not an issue this is the restaurant of choice in Carmel."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Came to celebrate our 30th anniversary and they didn't disappoint... we were seated in the corner with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and were treated wonderfully by all the staff. Definitely worth it."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Absolutely amazing view. The food was very good - not great, but good. Not a foodies paradise, but more than acceptable. The service from our waiter left much to be desired. He was just not friendly. The young man who brought our bread was exceptionally personable, but the waiter seemed quite cold. I will recommend for the view alone."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A little different life experience but I asked my future mother-in-law for her daughters hand in marriage. She's a single mom and her daughter is her world. I so wanted this night to be her night, for her to feel completely comfortable and special. We arrived and for the first 10 minutes all I heard was her gasping at how amazing and breathtaking this restaurant was. When I made the reservation I requested a table with a view for a special occasion. Little did I know they were seating us at THE TABLE! It was a corner table for two that had te premier seating and view in the entire restaurant! The evening went so much better than I could have ever hoped for. We ordered a Bordol wine, filet mignon, ravioli, side of potato grais ad asparagus"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The view is spectacular! Only dine here if the day is clear and you can watch the sunset. If food is more important than the view for you, then I would dine elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was an all-around terrible dining experience, irrespective of the cost of the meal. The service was terrible and the food was even worse. The only saving graces were a nice bottle of wine and lovely views."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We loved everything about this restaurant. The scenery overlooking the prestine Carmel coastline was picture perfect and the food was wonderful. I highly recommend it for any special occasion."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Can't beat the view! Wonderful steaks, but very pricey! Price of wine is ... High! Accommodating, friendly staff."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Spectacular view! The food was really good, too! Attentive, courteous service. They don't seem to enforce their dress code too firmly, as I saw jeans and flip flops on the premises... Wine is a bit on the expensive side, as most bottles were >$100. Single glasses were much more reasonable, but I did note many of the expensive wines were rare finds."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our food must have come not 10 or 15 minutes after ordering. The service was very quick! The view was spectacular. Later in the evening it did get a little noisy, and I don't recall any muzak to add to the class, but the dining was fine. They opened the blinds during sunset; I definitely recommend going later in the evening (in summer) to make that part of your experience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The Best view ever and very good food. The sunset was spectacular and overall a great experience"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "A spectacular view of the California Carmel coastline makes the evening worth the visit itself."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The Hyatt influence has not been kind to the Pacific's Edge food, service or ambiance. In past years, this was THE fine dining and special occasion destination on the Monterey peninsula. Not any more. The entire experience has slipped. It's still "Gary Danko" money but without the unbelievable culinary experience, superior, seamless service or elegantly subdued atmosphere. The only thing that hasn't changed...the view."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "been there a year ago and everything was pretty good, but this time, it was disappointing on all levels, service very poor and food barely edible, will not go back. a bad joke for those prices..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The first thing you notice is the view which is one of the best: Pacific, white water, sunset. The service was excellent, the entrees delicious. Definitely a place to go for that special occasion."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The view is great if you are by the window. They take their time in food delivery and don't drop by the table very often, leaving you to enjoy the view and your time together. But they will jump on your needs if you ask them for something. Our dinner was about 2 hours, so if you want someplace that hurries you in and out, don't go here. If you want quiet, serene atmosphere it has it."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Nothing beats the view at the Pacific's Edge, that has to be emphasized! The food and service were good. We had dined here a few years ago and this visit, the atmosphere was very different, not as reserved. This was pleasant and comfortable. We will probably return when in the area again, and we would definately recommend Pacific's Edge to friends."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The obvious perk is the amazing view from this restaurant. We watched seals and whales out in the ocean as we dined. The food is superb as is the selection of wine. The service was also outstanding with several people attending to your needs. There was also live music (a piano player) and dancing in the bar. It is an expensive place to eat. Our meal for two was about $300. But that's with a bottle of $100 wine. Definitely go for a drink at the bar at least. Then you can get the view without the cost being so high. I'd go early to ensure you can get a good seat. Reservations for good tables are fairly important."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "In what could have been an incredible experience (food was excellent, views and location are amazing), our service, from the moment we entered the restaurant, was very poor. We sat for 10 minutes before anyone even came by, were poorly attended to during the evening (including the waiter being completely disconnected and uninterested), and we sat for 15 minutes for them to pick up our credit card. We complained to one of the other waiters, and he said he would talk with the manager immediately. We were expecting the manager to come and talk with us, but instead our waiter came over and without saying a word, handed us our check with a small discount..no apology or explanation. We will not go again due to this."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The ocean view is so spectacular and the food is delicious. Service is excellent. All in all, one of my very favorite restaurants. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My wife and i went to the Pacific Edge for her birthday. We have been going every year fof probably 7 years usually with guests but this time we went by ourselves. The view at the restuarant is breathtaking! Great ambiance! and we have always had a special time when we go. However this time our experience was quite to the contrary. To keep this review withing the character limit that Open Table allows I will sum it up as, Poor service to our table and the one next to us, indifferent, arrogant or no service!, mediocre food at premium prices! I submitted a long review but it went way over the character limit... The details are unbelievable and i will leave it at that."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have visited this restaurant before as well as their lunch place the California market restaurant. Tonight was a real disappointment. The Ceasar salad had yellow romaine lettuce not green as we are use too. The server who served us bread told us if we wanted more bread just to ask him for more but we never saw him again. As far as the ambience is concerned we were really disappointed that we were fortunate to be seated near a window to view the sea. However, two other patrons were allowed to walk over to close to our table and use their I-phones to take photos of the view from the windows near our table. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Not only is the view from this restaurant the most spectacular I've seen in years....but the food was absolutely wonderful! We could not have been happier about our choice that night. And do yourself a favor - order a martini with blue cheese stuffed olives....perfect!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "- Great steak and veggies - Ravioli taste was lacking - Waiter's service dropped our experience from great to less than mediocre - Wish we could have tipped everyone except the waiter - Amazing views - Price seemed about 30% too high"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The server forgot to bring the martini with the oysters, then later forgot to bring the wild mushrooms with the entre. He offered to bring a martini, or the mushrooms later when it was too late (he didn't check in with us from the time the apps were brought out until time for dessert). All that said, the food was excellent, albeit overpriced. You pay for the view however, which was worth it."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We dined at the Pacific Edge Restaurant last week and it was our second time. Though we did not get a window seat like last time, however, the receptionist did manage to get us a table close to the window for us to see the sunset. The prices are a bit on the pricey side but the food in general was very good. The sauce for the short ribs was a tad salty and the colour much too dark. The species for the roasted chicken was good but the meat was dry, perhaps with some sort of sauce will make the dish more tasteful. Desserts are excellent. One thing I forgot to mention that we did not get the crunchy garlic flat breads this time around, it would be nice to have them on the table the next time. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant and view !! This was our second time at this restaurant and when we return to the area for another vacation, we will make sure to make it a third time."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "You really are paying for the view in this restaurant. The food was average. Very pricey, $280 for dinner for 2 with one bottle of wine. I was expecting a pricey dinner. The view is beautiful, sat at a table by the window at sunset. It was wonderful. So if you are going to a restaurant looking for fabulous food, this is not the place. If you are looking for ambience and views, then this will fit. Overall it was nice, service was great. It was a busy Sat night and window tables are first come first serve, so get an early reservation of that is what you want. Our reservation was 630 PM and We got the last window table. Food, average. Service great. View beautiful. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite places and stay and eat. Enjoy staff, food and view. Can't wait to be back there again."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We have dined here before. It is usually a very fine restaurant with fantastic views. Mothers Day Brunch was horrible! We were not seated until 20 minutes after reservation time. Then, had to beg and remind waiter that we had not received-wine coffee-water-whatever! He was clearly relying on others to deliver this items rather than checking to see if we had been served. The buffet itself looked as if it had been neglected-no freshening of food etc. Worse was dirty plates. We informed staff of this no less than 4 times. We were convinced they were putting the same dirty plates back on the pile. Our guess is that the restaurant hired extra help for this event, and they were not up to the task. Food was good but not worth $80 per person. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014