Have been several times and
Have been several times and always a delightful and memorable experience.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and atmosphere
Located across the hall from Marinus, this location has a much more casual feel - like a cafe or nice bar - with a large outside seating area in addition to the inner area.
Made a reservation for dinner at 16:45 through dinner - Wickets stops lunch at 15:00 and doesn't start dinner until 18:00. Nevertheless, the staff was happy to seat us on arrival and provide a menu of great wines and fantastically unique cocktails to sample until dinner.
Like Marinus, the dinner menu changes daily so the one listed here may not be what is available. I had my heart set on a duck breast and risotto dish listed here but not available and they were happy to oblige!
The staff was wonderfully attentive and the food was spectacular! Well worth it!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wickets Bistro was excellent.
Wickets Bistro was excellent. Food was very good; the wine we selected was great.
We enjoyed our lunch there very much! We will definitely be back for more!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We checked in for our reservation just before multiple other groups arrived. The hostess said she was checking on our table and disappeared. All of the groups that arrived after us (and did not have reservations) were seated first and we actually had to go find her and remind her we needed seated. That said, lunch was lovely. Started with the hummus appetizer, spouse had the mushroom pizza and I had a burger. All were very good. We will return!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Marvelous from start to finish
Very nice location - everything, starting from its location up to the food that is served, is precise and very detailed. Finding it wasn't easy since it's a hidden gem - but this makes you even happier once you get there. The outdoor dining makes you feel - based on your memories - either in Hawaii or in France or in Tuscany. Nevertheless food is just marvelous - cannot forget how perfect the Steak Tartare was or how perfectly cooked was my Prime Rib. Wine is perfect to conclude your visit and come back again and again.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food/ambiance, but noisy
Very good dining experience, great food and wine, however noise level indoors was quite high, which made it difficult to communicate.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must check out spot the next time you are in Carmel Valley.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely atmosphere, delicious dinner
Quaint, yet elegant spot for well-prepared meals. The escargot souffle is our favorite appetizer. Manila clams were on the menu too. We are very fond of Bernardus wines, so we thoroughly enjoyed a glass of Marinus and their wonderful chardonnays. Would return in a heartbeat.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even though we live in the
Even though we live in the area this was the first time we have been here. We were very impresses with all aspects of our experience with the food being acceptional. We had a lovely evening!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect as always! I never
Perfect as always! I never miss Bernardus when visiting Carmel.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
At first blush this place could seem a little pretentious, referring to our Server who could not crack a full smile. . However, when put to the test (returning a plate, twice), there was genuine care in getting it right and they did. Four employees, including the Hostess, someone from behind the scenes, the outdoor Hostess and our Server apologized and confirmed that they were getting it right.
The outdoor dining area is very comfortable. It overlooks the crochet wickets, hence the name. It is quiet. People spoke softly. The fresh cut garden roses in the lobby is worth a pause. The scent dreamy. The homemade ice cream was a delightful bonus, Lemon Verbena, Banana Walnut and Chocolate.
A well done property and lunch.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
We have enjoyed many good meals at Wickets. The Portabella Mushroom soup is absolutely other worldly.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Could not be any better!
My friend and I went to Wickets to celebrate both of our birthdays. The service was absolutely outstanding! The food is so good and the menu is so interesting we wanted to order almost everything on it. We didn't have time to try everything we wanted so we will be back very soon. The atmosphere is so peaceful and charming - it feels like you are in Europe surrounded by beautiful flowers and gardens.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
a casual lunch
Wickets is the casual restaurant at Bernardus Lodge. But casual does not mean careless. Staff is helpful and attentive. For lunch, I felt the menu was somewhat limited. I had the prime rib salad, which was thin strips of beef over a mixed greens salad. The resort really shines with its emphasis on locally grown food so the salad was very fresh and very good. Your best experience is on a sunny day with little wind so you can sit outside at one of the many umbrella'd tables or under the sheer canopy.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate at Wickets again tonight. My husband and I shared a pizza that was excellent. I had the grilled quail that was perfectly done. The staff made us feel very special. We will come back again.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The escargot suffle and scallops dinner was excellent. The waiter and hostess were very attentive. We were given a table in front of the fireplace. It was a cold night but the heaters around us kept us very confortable
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Far better and less noisey
Far better and less noisey than other top-notch bistros. It is not inexpensive, but food and service were outstanding. We will return.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
service a bit fragmented…we
service a bit fragmented…we were not sure who our main server was….we kept having to as our bus server to find our server…maybe they were busy in banquet room.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM