For our wedding anniversary, could not have been more special. Had the chefs selection with wine Pairings We were also married in Carmel and honeymoon there included Pacific Edge and the Tickle Pink Inn next door. Recommend that combination for romance, and exquisite dining in a unique gem of a place.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view of Pacific Coast is worth the somewhat pricey menu. The food was good but not a great value. I would go back for a special occasion.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just the place for a proposal
I made the reservation for my daughter hoping her boyfriend would ask the big question. And to make everything else a perfect night, they served her a wonderful vegan meal without advanced notice.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
30th Anniversary Dinner!
My Husband and I totally enjoyed our dining experience! Our waiter Tim was great and very attentive. We both decided to order things we normally would not eat so it made dinner interesting. I'd say the only imperfection was my filet mignon was ordered medium, and it came borderline well. Everything was so nice, I did not want to send it back! But at $48. I probably should have! Also we had a beautiful creme brûlée dessert that was on the house! So worth eating there! Our table was perfectly situated for the view, but fog was so fierce you could cut it with a knife! We had a wonderful experience! Thank you Pacific Edge!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, wine, but fog and price
Me wife and I enjoyed our annual dinner at the Pacific Edge. The food and wine were great. The fog obscured the sunset and the price was high. We both had the tasting menu and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was not the same menu as on the web though. I had the wine pairing which was perfect. Each was well matched with the food, excellent and nicely explained.
The sashimi included an interesting array of seafood. The wild boar was very good with interesting use of peas and pea puree. The duck was tender and the wine accompaniment was especially good.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view very romantic.
The price to quality ratio was off. I had a Ribeye steak 8 oz for $58 and it was not worth it. The meat was fatty and over-rated.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing and expensive experience
Amazing scenery and great service. the food was also very good. highly recommended if you are willing to spend $300 for great food and good wine overlooking the ocean.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Besides having an engaging personality, our sommelier did an outstanding job of
Pairing wonderful wines with our meal. Would return and do it again!!!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wine list was the largest I have ever seen. It was also the most
expensive I have ever seen...ridiculous!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pacific's Edge Review
Outstanding food and service. It is hard to beat a direct view of the Pacific Ocean. It is expensive but worth every penny.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The entire experience, from
The entire experience, from our server, Bart, to each each plate of food was outstanding!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful collection of food, wine and view of Pacific.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful view and atmosphere...
Gracious hostess, attentive wait staff, beautiful view. All six in our group were very happy with their varied meal selection. Look forward to another visit soon.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food
We come here every year and always make it a point for a dinner. Eat at 7 and you will still have time to enjoy the live music with a glass of wine in the next room. If you like to sit next to your date ask for one of the 2 booths by the window on the left - its the quietest part of the restaurant too... There was a loud party 4 tables over that was embarrassing which is the reason for the lower ambience rating. They should have made them leave but they stayed and took over the place. This is the first time that has happened in our 5 years of coming here.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
Outstanding food with beautiful views of the Monterey coastline. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. Heirloom tomato salad, clam chowder, surf and turf (short ribs and butter poached lobster tail). All done perfectly with wonderful flavors. Don't miss the views of the bats flying by the windows after dark! Very entertaining.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Smile In My Wife's Eyes
It was clear that this was a great choice when my wife had that appreciative look that all men live for.
There are a handful of restaurants that evoke this reaction from her.
Killer view, great food, great lighting - we started at 6:45 PM.
No restaurant has a better view.
The great table (right next to the window - it was our 27th anniversary), view and food let her know that she is special - she has been talking about it for weeks.
It is important to note that her work takes her to some pretty nice places.
Let's just say that its the kind of place that you only want the wife to be with you.
You don't want her to go with a girlfriend or a friend - it has magical powers...
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gorgeous views of the pacific ocean. We had a terrific table in the corner with floor to ceiling windows on both sides. Food was very good though not cheap. Excellent wine list. The waiter was knowledgable but did have a tendency to recommend more expensive items. We don't live nearby but when we come and visit this part of California again we most definitely return to this lovely spot
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We didn't expect such an experience. The wait staff were great - food was fantastic - and the views - well, you had to be there to appreciate them. Short drive from Pebble Beach where we stayed.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Splendor overlooking the Pacific
This restaurant is not for the budget minded nor the menu fickle ones. Take your time and let your senses be introduced a culinary experience where food and wine entwine into a sensation that compliments the view that awaits. One expects service to match at all levels and you get that here at Pacific's Edge. Those gastronomes amongst us will place Pacific's Edge as a must and on their top lists of places in the US.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderfully relaxing, beautiful, first class experience. The beauty of Monterey Bay collides with great dining
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Which is better, the food or view?
A common platitude is not to expect spectacular food when the view is spectacular. We were revisiting the restaurant for our 36th wedding anniversary, just the two of us... We had honeymooned at the Highlands Inn and enjoyed view and meals. We found that the Pacific Edge was also better with age.
We had let them know about our anniversary ahead of time. The front row seat provided a great view of a Pacific sunset. I had lamb and my wife had scallops. We shared. Both were exceptional. The wine list is extensive, some with prices that are attention getting. Our waitress, however, guided us two great wines that were affordable and even more enjoyable.
We made reservations for the next night.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had such a great time the night before, we decided to return the next night. We were rewarded with the corner table overlooking the bay below. Spectacular!!! My wife was particularly impressed. She ordered the prawn special. We'd not seen this presentation before. The flavor was even more impressive. I ordered the yellowtail. It was done just right for me, (mostly raw).
We had two perfect meals in one of the world's most beautiful settings.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a lovely place with great
Just a lovely place with great food and a spectacular view !!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining with a Spectacular View
Our dining experience at Pacific's Edge was a beautiful way to celebrate a special birthday. The view from the comfortable, spacious lounge before dinner was spectacular. The steaks and short rib were done to perfection.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
magnificent views, wonderful food
Incredible view of the rocky coast, you are perched over the monterrey pines & ocean. Very elegant, excellent food, friendly and helpful service. A marvelous restaurant for a special occasion. We have some food restrictions, don't eat sugar or any kind of flour-and the waiter was very accommodating, knowledgeable about the food and there was lots on the menu that worked for us. The scallops and tuna entrees were both delicious as was the Brussels sprouts appetizer.. We ordered some side vegetable dishes, which were very good. The servings are moderate, so if you want a decent amount of vegetables you really need to order the side dishes. We also were able to get fresh berries & fruit for dessert though it wasn't on the menu.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb dining experience!
Stunning views, wonderful staff and an incredible dining experience. No trip to Carmel is complete without dining at Pacific's Edge!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get a table by the window
Get a table by the window and eat at sunset......it's the best view in America. Chocolate croissant bread pudding was a great end to a superb experience.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous view and food
Don't miss this restaurant! You will always remember it.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful location and views.
Beautiful location and views. The service was great and food was incredible.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
best view south of San Francisco
This restaurant should not be missed if you want a romantic setting with a spectacular view, excellent food, great wine, and good service. But all of this comes at a significant cost, of course. But for a special occasion, there's no better place to take that someone special.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
go there for sunset
The food is good, not great, but the spectacular overview of Point Lobos makes an evening here really, really special. Go there early to catch the sunset and you won't be disappointed.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best view in town!
This is a very special place that's great for a romantic dinner with an amazing view. Food and service are top notch with nice wine list. Super fresh ingredients and local fish make for a wonderful experience. Our first ever taste of abalone - can't wait to come back and order again. We get to the area once a year and this will always be in our roto.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pacific's Edge is in a remarkably beautiful setting, directly overlooking the Pacific coastline. The food was very good, a little overpriced but the atmosphere compensated for this. This is a great special occasion restaurant.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gorgeous view and historic
We had a wonderful evening, enjoying the sunset and coastal views. The food was very good, but also very very expensive. Service was not overly attentive, but adequate. Loved the historic aspects of the hotel, built in the 20's but which is now incorporated into a HYATT.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food taste and presentation. Setting is gorgeous especially the sunset overlooking the coastline. Our waiter did not follow-up on our order.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
best meal in Carmel!
do not miss this restaurant and be sure to arrive before dark to see the breathtaking views. short ribs were to die for!!! had a delicious meal and service was perfect!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful sunset and fabulous
Beautiful sunset and fabulous evening. This may sound funny, but the Sommelier and the "bread guy" were super. The waiter seemed a little distracted at times, made us think something was going on the kitchen that was stressing him out, but overall this was probably one of the top dining experiences I've ever had.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a special occasion
I found this place based on their incredible wine selection for the area. The food is wonderful and the service is spectacular. I just wish we got there a little earlier to catch the sunset.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view of the Pacific
Great view of the Pacific coast. Nice ambiance but quite pricy. Good choice for very special occasions. Very limited self-parking available.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view, food pretty good
This restaurant, in the Hyatt hotel in Carmel, has one of the most amazing views of the Pacific Ocean I've ever seen, hands down. The food was totally adequate, but the choices felt a little uninspired. Food has changed so much over the years and there are so many excellent choices nearby that to keep up I think this restaurant needs to pick up their game a bit. (I heartily recommend Casanova in Carmel, simply lovely restaurant in every way. That said, if a view is paramount this place won't disappoint. I did really enjoy our appetizers, they seemed more creative than the entrees.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thank you for a fabulous dinner
Thank you for a fabulous dinner and incredible view. We were celebrating a special anniversary and the staff went beyond in service to give us a very special night. Thank you. We had the incredible corner table that has the BEST view on the planet of the coast line. We arrived before sunset so we could enjoy every moment.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been to Highlands Inn for 44 years in a row. We have, for many years, enjoyed the new and improved Pacific's Edge dining. We love it! They are so good to us. We recognize the servers from year to year. This year, we had our server, Bart, and we said that we remembered him. He said he remembered us. That goes a long way. We had a marvelous time this year, as in other years. It just keeps getting better and better. Thank you and see you next year! Our meal was nothing short of FABULOUS! Thank you.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food with a view
Expensive beautiful restaurant attentive service fine dining
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best view of all time
What a view; takes your breath away when you walk in. The entire Inn was charming and inviting. Will never forget the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Staff was extremely well-trained and friendly. Food was fully satisfactory, but not extraordinary (could not live up to the setting). Will return however...
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great eating place in Carmel
This is a wonderful place to have dinner or lunch. The food was great. Really nice place to celebrate a special day and/or night.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Pacific Edge has it All
Imagine you are comfortably perched above a beautiful, rocky sea cove watching the Sun slowly slip from its amber throne into a silvery blue sea. You are being pampered by the staff who are happy you are there to share this evening with them. The wine is the best there is on the California coast, the food delicious, the atmosphere a faint mixture of hushed conversations and the tinkle of silverware, glass and soft music. For an evening you are royalty and even the sea and sky are yours to enjoy.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highlands Inn is my most favorite
Highlands Inn is my most favorite places to visit. Have been here many times. I have dinned at Pacific Edge and it is one of my favorite restruants
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Drove all the way from Sacramento for a special Thanksgiving meal. Arrived late afternoon, sat down at a beautiful window seat and was able to stay and see the sunset. Absolutely gorgeous. The food choices were good. steak, fish, turkey, ravioli, but not great. I ordered the rib eye and it was overdone :( and tough. The dessert was good but not great-pumpkin cheesecake. Overall the restaurant view is so beautiful and the staff very attentive that I would definitely go back again.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving Dinner without the traditional ambience.
Returning to the Highlands Inn with incredibly great and romantic memories, we were seated in a section of the restaurant with blinking disco balls. Hardly romantic and completely tacky! Fortunately after complaining pointedly to the hostess, maitre-D, and finally the manager, we were moved to a more ambiently lit area and then enjoyed a delicious meal. (We were pleased to note that the blinking balls were stopped and hopefully the remaining more complacent guests suffered less.)
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view & food
The sunset view was beautiful!!! The service great. Was not rushed to order food or drink. The dinner ambience very romantic. Definitely a place to have dinner when in Carmel!!!!!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM