Dining with a great view
When you can, always get a patio table. The coastal scene is so beautiful and the food is always delicious and satisfying. Go for the view and enjoy your meal. Cheers
1/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved it so much we're going
Loved it so much we're going back again Friday. There's no better view or seafood anywhere!
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Grilled cheese sandwich was
Grilled cheese sandwich was exceptional... as was our waiter.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
On a sunny day there is no
On a sunny day there is no better place to see the view of the Pacific Ocean. The service was very attentive. We both had breakfast/brunch food as it was about 11:00 a.m. We had the smoked salmon and the corned beef hash dish....both were excellent.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Perfect Lunch
We had a fabulous lunch sitting on the terrace overlooking the water. The day was slightly overcast but the heaters hanging overhead made it very comfortable. The food was wonderful and the service very attentive but allowed us our space to talk and visit for as long as we wished. A very pleasant experience that I would highly recommend.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We chose this restaurant to
We chose this restaurant to celebrate our son's 18th Birthday and was not disappointed. The staff and the ambiance were what we expected and more. The only thing I wish would be improved upon would be the menu choices. As they are right now, very simple dishes but with exorbitant prices (e.g. $14 for a Grilled Cheese Sandwich). However, the crab cakes were out of the ordinary. We would not make this restaurant a hang out place but would come back on special occasions.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our second time having
This was our second time having lunch here. The server forgot one of our orders, so by the time it arrived the other three people at the table were done eating. The server should write her orders down to avoid this. Other than that, the meal was very good.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome! And separate checks
Awesome! And separate checks for a large group wasn't an issue.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food with a view
Came here for Mother's Day brunch. Food and view are superb. We did feel rushed, like try we're trying to cycle through a long list of brunch guests.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Market is one of our "go-to"
The Market is one of our "go-to" places for brunch. The views are fantastic and the food and service are all very good. A little slow on this occasion, but it was Mother's Day, so perhaps a little overwhelmed with the crowds.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the third time in
This is the third time in 6 months that we have taken friends on a beautiful sunny afternoon to enjoy the breath taking view from the patio. The fish tacos are the best we have had anywhere. Service was wonderful. A memorable day for everyone.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A pleasant experience
A perfectly sunny and warm day for a beautiful lunch by the sea. The food is excellently prepared. Even the rolls were right out of the oven. The service was efficient but not rushed. The scene is spectacular. Will definitely return.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic place for lunch
The food, wine, drinks and service were all great. If that wasn't enough, the view of the Pacific coast was spectacular. Will definitely go back there.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure - one of
Always a pleasure - one of my go-to restaurants - the food is really well done, the service always friendly and the view is outstanding!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carmel Highlands Beauty
Nice views of the coast, even on a slightly cloudy day! Good food, well rounded wine list and good service..will be back for sure!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our fifth time to dine here
Our fifth time to dine here in the last couple of months. Good food and great views, but our special occasion was a bit marred by not getting a table with a view by the rail.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an incredible view!! This is such a relaxing place to have breakfast or lunch. I had the Monterey Salad and my boyfriend had the Ahi Tuna Salad...both were outstanding. Our Server graciously accepted our Restaurant.com certificate. We will be back to visit!!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome setting, yummy food
Enjoyed a delicious brunch on the patio overlooking crashing waves and rocks--romantic and gorgeous. A little bit of paradise on earth!!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food with stunning views
We were seated right next to the railing, and were able to enjoy spectacular views as the fog began to lift. Our waiter, Tony, was a consummate professional with an easy-going yet efficient demeanor, and never made us feel rushed during our leisurely meal.
We both had the special crab cake/avocado/tomato/bacon sandwiches served on a brioche-type of bread they bake on site, served with fries, green salad or a little of each. Delicious, incredibly rich and filling.
For dessert we had profiteroles with espresso ice cream, drizzled with fudge and caramel sauces and topped with shaved chocolate with a side of fresh whipped cream.One of the best desserts I have ever had, and was the perfect ending to a glorious meal overlooking Carmel Bay.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food/wine, slow service
The food was delicious and the view was superb. It would have been a perfect lunch but the waiter was inattentive.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
EVEN IN MIST, IT'S GREAT!
Every time I have been to the California Market at highlands Inn, it has been a clear beautiful day -- the better to enjoy the view!
This day, much to our surprise, the weather turned too cold to sit outside and the view was enswathed by mist. Clearly no fault of the restaurant, which placed us near a fireplace and doted on us as if we were only people there. (We weren't!) Even in bad weather, they never disappoint with food and service.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good but.......
The restaurant is hard to get to and parking is a problem. We were marked as a "no show" by the restaurant on OpenTable and had to get that straightened out.. The email I sent to the restaurant manager was not acknowledged or answered. I doubt if we will go back. There are enough great restaurants out there than to be treated like that.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great views of the coast and
Great views of the coast and excellent food as well.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always A Pleasure
I always love the Market - the views are spectacular, the food is delicious and the service is friendly - and they take Open Table reservations!
8/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brekfast with a view
We had breakfast on the patio looking out to the beautiful ocean. While there are other breakfast spots in Carmel with food that would be more outstanding, the view and relaxation are something we enjoy at the Hyatt. The omelet was very good.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
All about the view
While the menu is diverse and the food is good, it is the view that is the essence of this restaurant. Clear or cloudy, it is still spectacular.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect
The view from the deck at California Market at Highlands Inn has to be one of the most spectacular in the world. If you are fortunate to be here on a clear, sunny morning there is no better place to enjoy a casual meal and see the surf pounding the rocky Big Sur shoreline. The breakfast menu has a dozen or more attractive choices. Traditional guy that I am, I had the traditional eggs benedict. Exceptional hollandaise on two just right poached eggs. My friend had a vegie frittata served in a small skillet that was also tasty. Attentive service. If you are in the Monterey Bay area and the weather report says clear, warm and sunny at the coast, drop everything and head to the California Market. You'll never forget that view.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated a birthday with lunch here--perfection! Delicious, sustainably caught salmon and swordfish, each in a different sandwich presentation accompanied by salad and crisp fries. Elected to forego the wine (but a wonderful list from which to choose) to indulge in their unbeatable chocolate mousse cake with whipped cream and fresh berries. Best thing about the day was the fabulous view from the deck out to the Pacific where we watched for humpback whales. Service is impeccable. Can't wait to go again.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great views, great food!
This is the place for the views! And, the food and service is great too! I highly recommend this place!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfection, as always
Not a first visit for the four of us, but first time sitting indoors at window--fabulous view and toasty warm. Service was impeccable as always. Two of us ordered the excellent fish tacos, this time made with locally caught swordfish, bathed in a light white sauce with plenty of zing in the accompanying salsa. One person ordered the special scallops of the day with asparagus and the other opted for a chicken club, both of which were totally satisfying. It's nice to be able to count on the high standards and quality of this restaurant.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is here for its
This place is here for its views. Way to pricey for the quality. It's not bad but its not great either, especially for the $$$.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM