It was a quiet night but service was great. Food was delicious and atmosphere was very peaceful (but again, I did not go at a busy time). I would recommend the bistro due to excellence of both food and service (and they were understanding when I was late for the reservation as I had driven a long way that evening to get to Carmel). MoreOpenTable Diner -
I will drive from San Jose most weekends JUST to eat at this charming, warm and amazing restaurant. I have been coming here for the past six months and have eaten here every time I make a trip to Carmel or Pacific Grove. The owner personally walks around and introduces himself to you at the table. I had brought my son (17 years old) and after we had eaten lunch and were leaving, he commented that he had never once been to a place that every person we encountered on our way out had thanked him for coming and wished him a great day. I was very impressed that he made note of that. I will be a patron for life! Thank you for holding onto the culture and having the food express the passion you have for the Mediterranean. MoreOpenTable Diner -
This was a very fun, enjoyable experience. Great ambiance and the service is so good it makes me wonder if the restaurant is employee-owned. The spinach gnocchi was outstanding, my wife thinks the best appetizer she ever had. She had the spinach cannelloni which was very good, I had the linguine vongole which was also very good, but neither was outstanding (hence the 4 stars). Will definitely come back, now one of our favorite restaurants in Carmel. MoreOpenTable Diner -
Tuesday night is moules and frites special night. They offer mussels cooked 3 different ways and French fries, all you can eat. All were Absolutely delicious! My favorite was the Thai mussels with in coconut milk and lemon grass. The Provençal were a close second. They also have the regular menu. I live 45 minutes away and will go back often for those mussels! MoreOpenTable Diner -
We had a delicious dinner at Affina. They had a child's menu and that was great since our eight year old granddaughter would not have been able to eat a large portion of food. The many appetizers were delicious, including bacon-wrapped chicken and great soup. The tagliarini bolognese was also excellent. MoreOpenTable Diner -
The Noodle Palace started with Pho Restaurants in San Francisco and San Jose, which opened in the 90’s, bringing us authentic Vietnamese Noodle soup that we called “Pho”. When The Noodle Palace Carmel opened, in 2015, the Carmel residents and Tourists from around the world called it the best or one of the best Pho they ever had. Every dish is made to order using only the freshest, finest ingredients. Besides we also serve many delicious Asian dishes including House Combo Fried Rice, Crispy Egg-noodles, House Yellow Curry, Grilled Pork Rice Plates, Vietnamese Coffee, SpringRolls, EggRolls, and Banh Mi Sandwiches.
In addition we have one of the best Vegetarian Pho Noodle Soups for Vegan and Vegetarian customers.
We look forward to seeing you at The Noodle Palace Carmel. The Noodle Palace Carmel is located at 3678 The Barnyard Ste E-31 in Carmel California 93923. We are upstairs right next to the windmill -a hidden jewel definitely worth finding when you’re in Carmel By The Sea.More
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A rising star along the California coast, Carmel-by-the-Sea is quickly making a name for itself on the dining scene. There's a European feel to Carmel, and that ambiance is reflected in the city's large number of French-influenced restaurants. As you nibble French bread and sip a glass of wine, it will be easy to imagine that you've been transported to a genuine Parisian bistro. Fresh seafood is plentiful in Carmel - no surprise given its coastal location. You'll find seafood dishes in Carmel's restaurants that range from European to Mexican in cuisine. You'll also have no trouble finding great seafood in Carmel's All-American steakhouses. The Californian commitment to healthy eating means that dishes lean heavily on produce, and vegetarian options abound in the local restaurants. Even vegans will find dishes to suit their tastes.