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Best American Restaurants in Carmel

Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(185)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2202)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
The Hog's Breath Inn - CarmelThe Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel
(167)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1482)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Turn 12 Bar And GrillTurn 12 Bar And Grill
(176)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Jacks - Portola Hotel & SpaJacks - Portola Hotel & Spa
(82)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(626)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(1041)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(357)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(613)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(399)
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American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(808)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(80)
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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
(154)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(129)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Apple Farm RestaurantApple Farm Restaurant
(549)
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American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Best Italian Restaurants in Carmel

Enzo Ristorante ItalianoEnzo Ristorante Italiano
(96)
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Il Fornaio - CarmelIl Fornaio - Carmel
(1323)
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Cantinetta LucaCantinetta Luca
(1540)
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Casanova Restaurant CarmelCasanova Restaurant Carmel
(363)
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(468)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Cibo Ristorante ItalianoCibo Ristorante Italiano
(304)
$$$$
Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
TusCA RistoranteTusCA Ristorante
(248)
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Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Tre LuneTre Lune
(509)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1887)
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Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(1154)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(2312)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(1041)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(935)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(614)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(281)
$$$$
Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(831)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
ConvivoConvivo
(516)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

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Carmel Restaurants

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

Truly an amazing experience. A martini to start in a serene courtyard. Dinner was unique, flavorful, and at times surprising...the wine pairing was impressive More

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

We enjoyed a fine dinner of rack of lamb and the superb individual beef Wellington. Always professional friendly service. A favorite of our in Carmel. More

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Rio GrillRio Grill
1214 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Consistenly delicious Southwest style food served in a very attractive space. Even the hamburger and ribs are great not to mention the duck and stuffed vegetarian pastilla pepper. More

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Grasing'sGrasing's
1592 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Food and service are exceptional. It never disappoints. Iif in Carmel it is a must dine establishment. Ira at the bar is also THE BEST. Love this place. More

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Casanova Restaurant CarmelCasanova Restaurant Carmel
363 reviews
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

I simply adore this local treasure! Have the cannelloni! Great service and food. Very romantic with a cozy Euro atmosphere. More

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California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
2202 reviews
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Atmosphere: pleasant and relaxing. View: stunning. Food: creative and epically delicious. Wait staff: professional. Location: extraordinary. Deserts: delectable. More

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PortaBella RestaurantPortaBella Restaurant
347 reviews
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French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Awesome service staff. Equally good and satisfying food. Large portions. Wine is AWESOME and the atmosphere is fun, light, cozy and comfortable. My new Carmel favorite. More

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Il TegaminoIl Tegamino
105 reviews
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Everything was excellent! Highly recommend it. Delicious, authentic, Italian food in a great atmosphere. More

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

Filet was 9/10. That’s right. Bacon grilled cheese w clam chowder and fries. Fries 8/10 Grilled cheese bacon 8/10 - sourdough a bit tough. Would have used less string and tough bread. Clam chowder solid 7.5. More

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

A nice high end restaurant in carmel. Yes! Wonderful bar scene. Incredible food and too notch service. We had a lovely time. The restaurant is open and airy and a nice upgrade for the area. We will definitely go again next time we are in carmel More

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Anton & Michel RestaurantAnton & Michel Restaurant
1397 reviews
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European | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Exceptional service! Superb meals; esp duck, short rib, deserts. Super wine selection. Staff was outstanding! More

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

I made reservations with open table, received an email later saying Points were not eligible with this reservation More

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YafaYafa
64 reviews
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Mediterranean | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Excellent Mediterranean restaurant. Great food at very reasonable prices. And totally comfortable ambience. More

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Enzo Ristorante ItalianoEnzo Ristorante Italiano
96 reviews
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Great fresh food home made pasta. More

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

On holiday in CA visited Monterey/ Carmel, had dinner in Giovanni, everything was lovely food staff & ambiance , would recommend a visit More

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

Shared Taziki and pita plus gyro lamb on a bed of rice with a small greek salad. Very tasty AND satisfying. I had 2 glasses of wine with this. They were VERY generous pours at a very reasonable price. The server was friendly and efficient. This was very good value! More

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Cantinetta LucaCantinetta Luca
1540 reviews
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Wonderful staff. Very thoughtful and helpful. More

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Villa SombrerosVilla Sombreros
62 reviews
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Traditional Mexican | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

A real Mexican restaurant with fabulous chile rellenos, home made tamales, enchiladas, etc. with lots of entree choices. Delicious! Waitress and bartender friendly with great personalities. Welcome to Carmel!!! More

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

Everything that was ordered was delicious. I had the meatloaf- it was fabulous! We did feel a bit rushed from our server however and the resturant wasn’t even that busy. I am a local in Carmel and hadn’t been to Village Corner since the patio was remodeled. It is beautiful! The fire pit was wonderful and kept us warm. I did notice that they have space heaters also. We will return and next time not allow the server to rush us! More

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Il Fornaio - CarmelIl Fornaio - Carmel
1323 reviews
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

A fun place for celebrating with friends: Great food and great friends! A memorable night!! More

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

Years ago I met the owner one afternoon and complained that I could not get paella during a recent lunch I had with my sisters. He gave me his card and said it will be available to me anytime. Just give him a call if I have any problem. I have not had a problem since and I get it every time. Great place for everything and well done. More

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Etats UnisEtats Unis
5 reviews
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French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Excellent French food with American inspiration. We just returned from trip to Spain and France. Recipes at Etats-Unis are very authentic and delicious! Reasonable prices for a French restaurant in Carmel. Definitely worth supporting this lovely little restaurant! More

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

Great location, good food and wonderful outdoor patio seating. More

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AffinaAffina
66 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Excellent veggie plate More

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Waypoint Bar & DeckWaypoint Bar & Deck
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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Carmel Diners' Choice Winners

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

Truly an amazing experience. A martini to start in a serene courtyard. Dinner was unique, flavorful, and at times surprising...the wine pairing was impressive More

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

We enjoyed a fine dinner of rack of lamb and the superb individual beef Wellington. Always professional friendly service. A favorite of our in Carmel. More

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Rio GrillRio Grill
1214 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Consistenly delicious Southwest style food served in a very attractive space. Even the hamburger and ribs are great not to mention the duck and stuffed vegetarian pastilla pepper. More

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

Awesome service staff. Equally good and satisfying food. Large portions. Wine is AWESOME and the atmosphere is fun, light, cozy and comfortable. My new Carmel favorite. More

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Grasing'sGrasing's
1592 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Food and service are exceptional. It never disappoints. Iif in Carmel it is a must dine establishment. Ira at the bar is also THE BEST. Love this place. More

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

Great fresh food home made pasta. More

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

Everything was excellent! Highly recommend it. Delicious, authentic, Italian food in a great atmosphere. More

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

A nice high end restaurant in carmel. Yes! Wonderful bar scene. Incredible food and too notch service. We had a lovely time. The restaurant is open and airy and a nice upgrade for the area. We will definitely go again next time we are in carmel More

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California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
2202 reviews
$$$$
American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Atmosphere: pleasant and relaxing. View: stunning. Food: creative and epically delicious. Wait staff: professional. Location: extraordinary. Deserts: delectable. More

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

Filet was 9/10. That’s right. Bacon grilled cheese w clam chowder and fries. Fries 8/10 Grilled cheese bacon 8/10 - sourdough a bit tough. Would have used less string and tough bread. Clam chowder solid 7.5. More

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Discover Carmel

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.