One of our favorite spots
One of our favorite spots in the area. CV ranch never disappoints! The menu is constantly changing to adapt to the seasonal selections. Don't miss their soups--some of the best I have ever had.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Curtis Cramblett was the other
Curtis Cramblett was the other name on the reservation. Please adjust my points which currently says 0
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
You can always expect great
You can always expect great food and gracious service at the Lodge.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved the big roaring fire
Loved the big roaring fire and a drinks menu with awesome wine list. Food was excellent as well.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous food, friendly staff,
Fabulous food, friendly staff, beautiful atmosphere inside and out!
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my husband's
We celebrated my husband's birthday that evening and the entire experience was a joy. The food was terrific, the table setting good and the view from the window added to the entire evening, watching the sun go down.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Much improved over last visit
This was one of the nights when they were on their game. Good and timely service, well prepared food elegantly presented. They are capable of this every night; they just don't deliver this every night. This time they did, though so kudos to them
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
In my reservation i noted that it was my boy friends birthday, the server came over and acknowledged his birthday. our table was beautiful & was vet romantic. I highly recommend the chicken - very flavorful! they brought a birthday dessert with a chocolate cheesecake brownie & Balsamic strawberry ice cream - simply amazing!!!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat
If you love beautifully prepared fish, vegetables and perfectly cooked steaks, go to CV Ranch. Wow! I have been here numerous times, but it NEVER fails to disappoint. Their soups are BY FAR the best on the peninsula. Go at sunset and enjoy looking over the vineyard.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely relaxing experience
Beautiful dinner at Carmel valley lodge, followed by s'mores outside by the open fire. Food high quality, and impressive Californian wines by the glass
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently good food and service
Alway a pleasure. The staff works hard to make sure you are taken care of and you get what you want.
Food is excellent
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Carmel valley ranch
Food was delicious however the wine was not served until we were almost finished with our dinner.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Please fix the acoustics
I love this restaurant--I mean LOVE the food, service, view.....love it all, EXCePT, they have GOT to work on the acoustics! I sat in the back room (the quieter area) and it was so loud, I could hardly hear the person next to me. This has been a problem since they first opened. I wish that they would get this fixed because it really takes away from the experience. Oh yes.....and this place is not appropriate for small children at dinner.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent experience overall,
Excellent experience overall, will come back if I am in the area again!!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife had an English pea ravioli. Excellent. All the food was outstanding and atmosphere is incredible.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in Carmel for the week and I made a point to pick different restaurants for us to try. This restaurant was our favorite. Loved the ambiance. It's truly a stunning location. No attitude or extra charge when we asked them to split our salad and entree. The berry crisp was so delicious I could've ordered another for breakfast! The staff was friendly and attentive. We cannot wait to go back!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great restaurant. Outstanding food, service and the view was great. We would highly recommend it.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A group of four of us went there for dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. The lodge ambience, decor, fireplace (with burning oak wood) was warm and inviting. The food was exquisite! Service was excellent. Only downside was noise level and hard to have a conversation among the four of us. Great dessert menu and we had the mixed fruit cobbler which was outstanding! I would go back again!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found the food to be excellent overall. The bar/wine manager spoke with us at length about the property, the chef, the wine list, and some of the best values available in local wines. The experience was very pleasant, and we would recommend it highly.
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love CV Ranch. We went early and had a quiet dinner is heirloom tomato soup (perfection), the salmon special and a filet. The salmon was very good, but a bit overcooked. The filet was very good, but meat is not their specialty. Had the crime brûlée, good and the chefs small bites--absolutely perfect. Alejandro waited on us and was fantastic.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, a little pricey.
Great atmosphere, good service. Limited menu, great martinis. a little pricey. wonderful family place.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated a birthday here, and staff made the experience lovely! food is fresh and delicious, we ordered Scallops & Chicken.
Will be back!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
While a pet friendly hotel, there were dogs nearby in the lobby that barked and were distracting for me as a diner. The cocktails were excellent as well as the crabcakes. I had the risotto which was a bit greasy, but tasty. My husband had the cabernet short ribs which was excellent. Service was very good as it wasn't intrusive, but attentive and friendly.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Birthday dinner
Very comfortable, warm atmosphere. Knowledgeable bartenders/servers, pleased to help in suggesting drinks/food. Extensive wine list with 2 weekly choices offered. The chicken dish was amazing, although I believe it is the least expensive entree on the menu, do not let that deter you from considering. Tasty appetizers at the bar, I opted for the tuna poke again and it was delish as the first time and presented beautifully. The cocktails are a little on the pricey side--$14 for a specialty martini and they are served in small glasses.
Beautiful drive through the country club that winds up through fields of lavender to the Lodge. Arrived at dusk and there were 3 lovely deer, roadside and nibbling on the lavender nearly close enough to touch!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made a trip out to Carmel for my husbands bday.
I wanted to make it very special.
I have to say this was the best choice I coupled have made.
He had a great time that we both will always remember.
The was amazing.
We will be back for sure and will definitely recommend this place.
Thank You for making it such a great trip for us.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carmel Valley rustic elegance
Carmel Valley Ranch is understated golf heaven, with gorgeous grounds, hills and a vineyard.It has perfect fall weather and the restaurant whispers " elegance." Our waiter was charming and very tolerant of our many questions.Service was prompt, kind, good humor end and unobtrusive. Brunch Buffet was over at 10:30 so we missed that, but enjoyed our omelets and sausages.We started with a round of truffle fries, thin, hot crisp and salty with herbs.Could have used a heavier hand with the truffle.Omelets were perfectly cooked, with artisan bread and excellent chicken sausage.We ate outside watching the young and beautiful in their bikini attire.It was great fun.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I took a friend there for her 75th birthday and the experience could not have been better. Greg the chef, or sous chef, came to the table, introduced himself and welcomed us to the Ranch. The food preparation and service could not have been better.
Our friend was delighted and said it was the nicest birthday dinner she ever had.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, not great
Good enough, and very convenient if you're staying at Carmel Valley Ranch. But for an outstanding meal, for not very much more money, go down the road to Magnus at Bernardus -- a whole higher category of fine dining.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful thanksgiving dinner
We enjoyed an excellent thanksgiving dinner here. IT is a difficult to produce a meal in mass of this type well. The food was tasty and beautifully cooked. Servive was excellent and we were not overfed although we could have asked for more.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Lodge in CVR
Been there several times now. Wonderful food, garden grown and fresh. Nice cross-section of food options. Lovely upscale, rustic hotel setting, a neighborhood gem. Many young families staying there this recent holiday weekend. Looking forward to going back soon. Highly recommended.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM