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Best American Restaurants in Carmel

Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(159)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2148)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
The Hog's Breath Inn - CarmelThe Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel
(137)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1427)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Turn 12 Bar And GrillTurn 12 Bar And Grill
(165)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Jacks - Portola Hotel & SpaJacks - Portola Hotel & Spa
(70)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(595)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(1013)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(347)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(597)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(383)
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American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(792)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(73)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraBistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
(237)
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American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(142)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(123)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Apple Farm RestaurantApple Farm Restaurant
(533)
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American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Best Italian Restaurants in Carmel

Enzo Ristorante ItalianoEnzo Ristorante Italiano
(81)
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Il Fornaio - CarmelIl Fornaio - Carmel
(1287)
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Cantinetta LucaCantinetta Luca
(1507)
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Casanova Restaurant CarmelCasanova Restaurant Carmel
(296)
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(441)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Cibo Ristorante ItalianoCibo Ristorante Italiano
(295)
$$$$
Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
TusCA RistoranteTusCA Ristorante
(245)
$$$$
Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Tre LuneTre Lune
(487)
$$$$
Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1818)
$$$$
Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(1100)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(2228)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(1005)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(901)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(593)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(254)
$$$$
Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(813)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Mollie'sMollie's
(523)
$$$$
Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
ConvivoConvivo
(482)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

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Carmel Restaurants

Aubergine at L'Auberge CarmelAubergine at L'Auberge Carmel
738 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

This was our first time dining at Aubergine, but it certainly won't be our last! Every moment of our experience and every bite we had was simply outstanding and unforgettable. We went for my fiancee's birthday and the staff did everything they could to make our entire experience perfect. For a completely unique and wonderful experience, Aubergine is the place to be! More

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L'Escargot - CarmelL'Escargot - Carmel
578 reviews
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French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Wonderful little spot off the main drag in Carmel. Family owned and they totally get it. Terrific food, perfectly prepared and great service. Hard to beat that! More

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Edgar's - Quail LodgeEdgar's - Quail Lodge
221 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We went for cioppino night on Friday and it was amazingly good. The service was very friendly and attentive. More

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Rio GrillRio Grill
1187 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

I always like coming here and meeting friends. The artichoke bisque was really good but I wasn’t a huge fan of the special quesadilla. It was an odd combo of flavors. The sport tea is so good. I could drink it all day. The little peppers appetizer is yummy and we shared some kind of crab appetizer on bread. I liked that too Will be back soon! More

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PortaBella RestaurantPortaBella Restaurant
295 reviews
$$$$
French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

New to this area we picked this restaurant based on its menus and online reviews. The food was delicious--eg Superb sauce with scallops and risotto. Flexible wine list. Attentive but not intrusive service. Cozy dog friendly patio. When they learned this was a birthday celebration, we were treated to a glass of champagne and desert was served with guitar and somg along with an invitation to dance. A memorable fun evening. We will definitely return regularly. More

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Seventh & DoloresSeventh & Dolores
214 reviews
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Steakhouse | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Couldn't get a reservation for dinner this trip so we're doing Sunday Brunch. 11:30 for 3, the place is almost empty. I got the bottomless mimosa, roasted oysters and ham benedict. Pretty yummy, coulda used more hollandaise. Wife the omelet, dad the chicken fried steak and waffles. More

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Il TegaminoIl Tegamino
69 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

This was a great dining experience! Great waiter great food! Walkable from many hotels! More

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Grasing'sGrasing's
1519 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

The appetizers are amazing and the cocktails are creative and artistic! Enjoyed every bite! More

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California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
2148 reviews
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We went there for family birthdays and the food is great! Everything was fresh and delicious. We did brunch and there were wonderful options. More

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Enzo Ristorante ItalianoEnzo Ristorante Italiano
81 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We had a wonderful meal here the other night. First of all, our server was outstanding. Exceeding friendly and very helpful with great recommendations for both the food and the wine. We started off with an appetizer of Parma Ham and Peccorino cheese which paired nicely with the Barbera that the server recommended. Next came a Pappardelle ala Bolognese and a Linguine ala Nero (black pasta with lobster tail, scallops, shrimp & mussels). Both were enthusiastically enjoyed. We finished off the meal with a Strawberry Granita di Lemone, and a Tiramisu. Followed by a pleasant evening walk on the streets of Carmel. We will be back, again, soon. More

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Carmel's Bistro GiovanniCarmel's Bistro Giovanni
61 reviews
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We have been to Bistro Giovanni several times and have never been disappointed in the food or service. More

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Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
159 reviews
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We stayed at the Carmel Mission Inn and were looking for something yummy nearby. We were only able to get an 8:30 but we came by at 6:30 and they fit us in (thank you!). The food was delicious and the waiter was a lot of fun. Everyone's favorite part was the presentation of the ice cream bonbons over smoking dry ice. Highly recommend! More

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ArtemisArtemis
53 reviews
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Global, International | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Excellent food & service. Nice ambience, very quiet. More

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Casanova Restaurant CarmelCasanova Restaurant Carmel
296 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Excellent as usual. Most romantic restaurant on the Monterey peninsula More

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YafaYafa
55 reviews
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Mediterranean | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Quaint Mediterranean spot with authentic dishes, friendly and attentive staff, and live music for ambiance Sunday night. We felt welcomed and appreciated. Definitely will go back. More

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Anton & Michel RestaurantAnton & Michel Restaurant
1339 reviews
$$$$
European | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We had our two dogs with us. So we wanted to find a dog friendly place. We were sitted at outdoor patio next to the fountain. It was so beautiful. Waiter was very attentive to us and our dogs. Food was fresh! Dessert was amazing! Will definitely come back. More

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Village Corner California BistroVillage Corner California Bistro
5 reviews
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Bistro | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

On a Monday night, the place was nearly empty. We ate outside by some heaters which was nice. The menu selection was a bit limited for vegetarians but the "Impossible Burger" was amazing. More

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Cantinetta LucaCantinetta Luca
1507 reviews
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

One of the best pizza's I ever had, great to sit at the kitchen counter and watch all the different plates, next time I am going for the steak! More

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Mediterranean Restaurant - CarmelMediterranean Restaurant - Carmel
43 reviews
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Mediterranean | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

An excellent experience from beginning to end! Everything: the food, the service, the overall feel, and the sense of being welcomed. More

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Il Fornaio - CarmelIl Fornaio - Carmel
1287 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We really enjoyed ourselves. Our waiter was very good. Love the atmosphere. Wished there was little more red sauce on my pasta. My husband loved the lamb lollipops. We will definitely be back when we visit Carmel again> More

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The Covey - Quail LodgeThe Covey - Quail Lodge
3 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Staff was friendly and very attentive; thoroughly enjoyed the scenic view offered sitting outside on the deck for breakfast. Wish we could have stayed a few more days soaking in the beautiful scenic views and ambiance of the overall resort. More

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Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster BarFlaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar
652 reviews
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Seafood | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Service was prompt and server attentive. Food was flavorful..Hubby ordered Cioppino and raved. My seafood salad was large serving and tasty. Would definitely recommend More

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The Hog's Breath Inn - CarmelThe Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel
137 reviews
$$$$
American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Great place in Carmel! Loved the ambience with multiple fireplaces going in the restaurant and on the outside patio. The pub is so quaint like something you’d find in Ireland. Great food too. We had the chicken piccata and fettuccini. More

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AffinaAffina
65 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Excellent veggie plate More

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Carmel Diners' Choice Winners

Carmel's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Aubergine at L'Auberge CarmelAubergine at L'Auberge Carmel
738 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

This was our first time dining at Aubergine, but it certainly won't be our last! Every moment of our experience and every bite we had was simply outstanding and unforgettable. We went for my fiancee's birthday and the staff did everything they could to make our entire experience perfect. For a completely unique and wonderful experience, Aubergine is the place to be! More

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L'Escargot - CarmelL'Escargot - Carmel
578 reviews
$$$$
French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Wonderful little spot off the main drag in Carmel. Family owned and they totally get it. Terrific food, perfectly prepared and great service. Hard to beat that! More

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Edgar's - Quail LodgeEdgar's - Quail Lodge
221 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We went for cioppino night on Friday and it was amazingly good. The service was very friendly and attentive. More

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PortaBella RestaurantPortaBella Restaurant
295 reviews
$$$$
French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

New to this area we picked this restaurant based on its menus and online reviews. The food was delicious--eg Superb sauce with scallops and risotto. Flexible wine list. Attentive but not intrusive service. Cozy dog friendly patio. When they learned this was a birthday celebration, we were treated to a glass of champagne and desert was served with guitar and somg along with an invitation to dance. A memorable fun evening. We will definitely return regularly. More

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Seventh & DoloresSeventh & Dolores
214 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Couldn't get a reservation for dinner this trip so we're doing Sunday Brunch. 11:30 for 3, the place is almost empty. I got the bottomless mimosa, roasted oysters and ham benedict. Pretty yummy, coulda used more hollandaise. Wife the omelet, dad the chicken fried steak and waffles. More

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Enzo Ristorante ItalianoEnzo Ristorante Italiano
81 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We had a wonderful meal here the other night. First of all, our server was outstanding. Exceeding friendly and very helpful with great recommendations for both the food and the wine. We started off with an appetizer of Parma Ham and Peccorino cheese which paired nicely with the Barbera that the server recommended. Next came a Pappardelle ala Bolognese and a Linguine ala Nero (black pasta with lobster tail, scallops, shrimp & mussels). Both were enthusiastically enjoyed. We finished off the meal with a Strawberry Granita di Lemone, and a Tiramisu. Followed by a pleasant evening walk on the streets of Carmel. We will be back, again, soon. More

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Il TegaminoIl Tegamino
69 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

This was a great dining experience! Great waiter great food! Walkable from many hotels! More

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Carmel's Bistro GiovanniCarmel's Bistro Giovanni
61 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We have been to Bistro Giovanni several times and have never been disappointed in the food or service. More

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Grasing'sGrasing's
1519 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

The appetizers are amazing and the cocktails are creative and artistic! Enjoyed every bite! More

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Rio GrillRio Grill
1187 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

I always like coming here and meeting friends. The artichoke bisque was really good but I wasn’t a huge fan of the special quesadilla. It was an odd combo of flavors. The sport tea is so good. I could drink it all day. The little peppers appetizer is yummy and we shared some kind of crab appetizer on bread. I liked that too Will be back soon! More

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