Toast - Carmel Valley
Toast - Carmel Valley
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Toast - Carmel Valley

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.toastcarmelvalley.com/
  • Phone: 8316598500
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM.
    Lunch: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM.
    Dinner: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carmel Valley Road
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Toast - Carmel Valley
Toast is a family owned bistro style cafe located in the heart of the Carmel Valley Village. We offer breakfast and lunch untill 2:30 and dinner from 5pm till 9pm. Closed on Wednesday and for Sunday dinner.
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Toast - Carmel Valley reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great choice for brunch.
    mom4dogs
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    We met there with new neighbors for a chance to get to know them. The staff did not rush us and we had time to talk and laugh. The eggs benedict was, as usual for Toast, excellent. The potato sides were fresh , and the scrambled eggs with sausage were a hit with the guys. Good house white Chardonnay. Only glitch was that we had to ask the waitress for the description of the daily specials. She had her pad out waiting to take our order before we asked her about them. Glad we did, because the crabmeat eggs benedict was outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • We have watched Toast evolve
    IrisVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We have watched Toast evolve over the years since it opened its doors. This current version exceeds the previous ones in original taste and presentation, freshness and overall good food. We will recommend to our neighbors in Carmel Valley and to visitors as well. A must and a real draw for the Village...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for locals
    joef
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    extremely casual--lots of jeans, shorts and baseball caps at dinner. Very good food and friendly service. Butcher block top tables made us think about hygiene.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Great service! Great food!
    LisaBN
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    I love Toast! Our server was excellent - friendly and personable. The steak was delicious. My children and I enjoyed the view. Only good things to say about our experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Neighborhood Gem
    EnjoyableVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Nice and easy. Service was easy and attentive. the crab and avocado benedict was enjoyable. Lots of locals and tourists. Tucked away in the Carmel Valley Village, easy to drop in for a quick bite.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carmel Valley Gem
    cvtutu
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Great view, even better food, comfortable atmosphere, fantastic wine choices, glass or bottle. Focus on local fresh produce and organic. The chef is very inventive. I just loved the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot in the sunshine of CV
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We enjoy going out to the Carmel Valley Village and eating at Toast because they have a lovely outdoor patio in the sunshine. The food is usually good and there are some nice touches with the breakfast/brunch menu like homemade biscuits with little jam ramekins & condiments brought to the table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Mother's Day Brunch
    Cricketchorus
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    My special occasion-Mother's Day- was spent at Toast. It was busy but the service was fine. Great food! The crab cake eggs benedict-YUM! The Hollandaise was tangy and not too rich. Loved it! Their Cappuccino is delish!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty
    Seneb
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Toast is a favorite of ours, and the food is always fantastic. The friendly staff are accommodating and helpful with menu suggestions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really enjoyed the relaxed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of this place. I will definitely return to try a few more dishes that looked amazing on the menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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  • Very nice cozy dinner. Great
    onna1VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    Very nice cozy dinner. Great for conversation, simple delicious food.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great spot we look forward
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Great spot we look forward to each time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Best for Breakfast and Lunch
    AuggiesmanVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    This is our favorite breakfast and lunch place by far in Carmel Valley, in fact in the Carmel/Monterey area. Worth the drive. But not so much for dinner we've decided. Having eaten here twice now for dinner, while good it's just not great like we think the other meals are. The service is great - friendly, helpful, and couldn't be more apologetic that they were out of the wine they'd recommended. We'll definitely be back for the other meals of the day, just think twice before dinner again.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Wonderful Appetizers!
    HungrymamaVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    The fried calamari with fennel and green beans is fabulous. We came back a second night just to eat it again. All of the starters and salads rate an A+. Although we liked the salmon and pasta, we would come back and eat our way through the appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a nice breakfast place.
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    This is a nice breakfast place. The staff are professional and sweet. We sat outside and the view of the mountains was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been there before-can be trusted
    IrisVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Been there before-can be trusted to provide a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Very nice. The care and concern
    mamafishVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Very nice. The care and concern that you have a really good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • best Carmel Valley find
    downthecoastVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Toast for Valentine's Day was a great choice. The food was excellent, the service friendly and on point. Amazing experience for both of us. We had steak and the pork chop for main dishes and the beet salad and salmon appetizers. The restaurant is cozy and has a simple, warm, country style to it that very much reflects Carmel Valley. We went back next morning to confirm our experience and enjoy the great outdoors. They just added a 7 day a week coffee shop next door and even more outdoor patio space. They allow dogs outside and have an amazing breakfast and lunch menu. Breakfast is served till 2:30pm, which is great after a hike, or if you can't make it out for breakfast before 11am. Highly recommend the eggs benedict and the Mexican Oml
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great surprise. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    What a great surprise. Great food, nice wine list, a very good casual spot in the village. Will go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On the decline
    Notafan
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    What a disappointing meal. We loved this place, but the last 2 dinners have been skimpy, uninspired, and a decline is flavor. Service was not optimal. Not worth the drive out to Carmel Valley.
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  • Enjoyable Evening
    PattyoboeVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    This was our second visit, and the mussels were as fantastic the second time around as they were the first! I'll return just for those. My soup and chicken were fine, but not quite as stellar as those mussels. My husband had the salmon and I believe that he was happy with it. The wine I ordered was available, so they substituted something else. Dessert was yummy.
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  • Awesome lunch/brunch spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Had a magnificent lunch here a couple of Fridays ago. We were meeting for a chamber of commerce meeting and it was the perfect spot. Great service and the crab louie salad was off the charts. Thank you to Shon for your hospitality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • High Marks for Toast
    Notafan
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Excellent food at a very fair price. Delicious and a good value.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Toast is Excellent
    Notafan
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Brunch is exceptional and dinner is consistently very well executed and plated. We find dinners here delicious and the staff genuine and professional. Toast is not far from the overpriced, touristy Carmel Valley inns, yet the food is refreshingly high quality and delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Toast was recommended to us
    FeedmewellVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    Toast was recommended to us by a chef friend. Unpretentious setting and delicious food. We were in love with the fresh salad of chioggia beets, mache, Humboldt fog cheese, and citrus vinaigrette. My entree of salmon with a carrot butter nage was lovely. We are headed back to Toast very soon.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was just okay. Nothing
    hgoinVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    Food was just okay. Nothing special. Terrible salad. Sandwich was salty. Fires were good, but over cooked.
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  • a cute little restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    a cute little restaurant, way out there at Carmel Valley Road. We were the only ones there for breakfast so we got all the attention. We had the breakfast burrito, was good and tasty, and the omelette was also good and tasty.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Need to up the ante on the entrees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Good prices for mediocre food. Appetizers and desserts were great, especially the earthy heirloom type beets, lightly breaded calamari, and roasted artichoke. The entrees were lackluster; halibut was overlooked and uninteresting, flatiron steak cut was substandard and unevenly cooked. Go for the apps and desserts, skip the entrees.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • A pleasant change from Carmel-by-th
    bugzieVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    A pleasant change from Carmel-by-the-Sea -- rustic but beautiful ambiance in the Valley; much lower key and almost hippieish vibe. Simple but well-executed and fresh flavors, reasonable prices and helpful staff. Much enjoyed our meal here.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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  • Loved the food! Recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Loved the food! Recommended by a local. It is a very casual space and the food is spectacular. We shared several menu items and weren't dissapointed by any. The pork chop is amazing. Highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • The crab Louie salad was delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2012
    The crab Louie salad was delicious and made with great quality ingredients. I will be coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • great food - very busy when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    great food - very busy when we were there, so service was a bit slow but would definitely eat their yummy food again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Good local wine list, friendly service. The short ribs were terrific. Decor was simple yet inviting. There is an outdoor area for dining as well and is great for a warm summer evening. Would go again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great experience. Cannot
    AdamVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Great experience. Cannot believe we didn't find this place sooner; best pork chop I've ever tasted. Simple, understated ambiance with a menu that appears to comprise quality over quantity of choices; every dish we had was a 9 or 10.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went to it on mothers day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    I went to it on mothers day with my mom and my daughter. The food was amazing. I only have been there for breakfast. I will return for lunch and dinner.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent, but noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Food was excellent, but noise level too high for table conversation on a Saturday night.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy find tucked in the Village
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Everything was very good. Only complaint wasThey left thesePlates on the table for quite a awhile after each course. My husband had an appetizer that was so yummy... Dates filled with goat cheese and wrapped in prociotto. They were excellent. Blueberry pie was fab. Great beer list too! Not super pricey. Would definitely recommend.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • Worth the visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    We went for brunch. The pancakes were outstanding. The omlette was outstanding. The coffee was so so. The restaurant is very cosy and has a scenic view. The service was outstanding and staff was very friendly. Definitely worth the visit if you happen to be in Carmel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Always an enjoyable experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2012
    Always an enjoyable experience. Dates with goat cheese and prosciutto were fantastic. Service just right.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Totally worth the trip
    AuggiesmanVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2012
    Great "local" place with excellent food. We always make the drive up here whenever we're in the area. Go. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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