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Carmel Restaurants

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

We had not been to your restaurant in quite a few years. Lunch was delicious, service great and love the cozy atmosphere inside. Thanks More

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

Valentine’s Day, everything was perfect! Food and service were excellent. We both had beef Wellington and it was superb.... Romantic place, very quaint and cozy, highly recommended! More

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

Our favorite Carmel restaurant. Friendly waitstaff and delicious meals keep us coming back. We appreciate the inviting atmosphere where you are treated like a valued diner. More

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

Absolutely lovely experience. Danny provided phenomenal wine expertise. A memorable evening. More

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Etats Unis French American BistroEtats Unis French American Bistro
43 reviews
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French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Wonderful everything. Delicious food, fabulous service, Love the menu. EVERYTHING! Michele Axley More

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

Great waitress. Food was very good. Ambiance not so much. More of a cafeteria feel. Mildly disappointing. More

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YafaYafa
77 reviews
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Mediterranean | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We met friends before going out to Sunset Center. Felt a little cramped in the corner and people kept leaving the door open and it was freezing out. The waiter seemed more interested in doing the music serenade than serving us. Left an empty bottle on our tiny table after multiple visits. Finally just set it on the floor.. We had a few bottles of inexpensive wine and Prosecco that were marked up pretty high from Trader Joe’s prices of about $8-12 per bottle up to $40. Food was good. Overall it was fine but not exceptional. More

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Grasing'sGrasing's
1700 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We never come to Carmel without going to Grasing’s! More

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

We live in San Francisco and came down to the area for a few days. What a great little spot. The food was delicious, the atmosphere cozy and all the staff was friendly and welcoming. You should definitely give this place a try - you won’t regret it. Try their signature pasta dish - DELICIOUS! More

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

Everything was great! We brought our friends who had never been there and they loved it too! More

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Rio GrillRio Grill
1287 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Our waiter was really friendly and right off the bat wanted to know what we were interested in and offered us the options that best met our needs. Overall we had an amazing experience and would definitely visit again! More

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California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
2272 reviews
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We experienced CMPE on Valentines Day and had the best experience. The ambiance is Coastal California at its finest; the decor, windows, dining levels, and views of the Pacific. It was a four course menu and the options for each were outstanding; it was difficult to choose. Our Server, Sonia was outstanding; she knew the history, the menu, and area. The service and hospitality of the entire staff was above reproach. And the food was impeccable. Each course offered tempting options making it difficult to choose. The grilled gem lettuce salad, smoked quail, and filet were delicious! My wife ordered mushroom gnocchi and it was delightful. We had such a great experience and are so appreciative of the service. Thank you! More

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Cantinetta LucaCantinetta Luca
1589 reviews
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Valentine’s Day 2019. My husband and I asked to sit at the chef’s table and it was an amazing experience. We got to see all of the food being prepared and watched the artfulness in which it was created. The flavors were delightful, the service was amazing, the ambience was perfect, and the staff was delightful. We cannot wait to return. It was worth the treacherous 12 Hour Dr. which should’ve only taken 6 1/2 hours. We travel through a lot of snow to have an amazing dinner experience. We highly recommend Cantinetta Luca More

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Anton & Michel RestaurantAnton & Michel Restaurant
1474 reviews
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European | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Even though the "Classic 3 Course" dinner has increased in cost over the years it's still a good value and a GREAT dinner. Our server, Tiffany, was excellent and did a fine job preparing, carving, and assembling each course tableside. More

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

We had a party of four and all of us enjoyed the experience. The food was very good, truly Italian. More

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

Great Valentines Day dinner. We got there 45 minutes early and they found us a seat in 2 minutes! Great service and great food!!! More

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

Great food and great service, we highly recommended this restaurant More

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

I enjoyed my experience here but had a couple of criticisms. First off there were a lot of tables with very noisy screaming children. I did not expect this coming to an upscale bistro in Carmel. Certainly not the ambience I would have selected for a late dinner on Sunday night. Also, I ordered the seasonal ravioli and was quite upset when I discovered it was covered in mushrooms and even the filling had mushrooms when this ingredient WAS NOT listed on the menu. Luckily the staff quickly made me another dish that was lovely and was kind about it however all ingredients should be listed on the menu to avoid the embarrassment I felt & the hassle of having to finish my meal after the rest of my party. Inside the restaurant was quite cold, I wish we had been seated outside with heat lamps. I also mentioned that we were there for a birthday and no mention of the birthday or celebration was included from the staff. Lots of money for a subpar experience, however all of our food was quite delicious and the staff was accommodating and friendly towards us More

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

Ver friendly staff. Outstanding service and not to mention it but the food was delicious. The portions are generous the servers very attentive and what can I say it's at the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley so the expectations were high and they delivered. New place to add to out restaurant list when we visit. More

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Il Fornaio - CarmelIl Fornaio - Carmel
1409 reviews
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We celebrated Valentine day at our favorite restaurant! Il Fornaio. The special valentine chocolate dessert was a MASTER Piece!! I suggest you added it to your menu... we would order it every time! Grazile More

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Carmel BoucheeCarmel Bouchee
13 reviews
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French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Wonderful service and great food, we truly enjoyed our dining experience. More

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

Me and my girl ate there Tuesday night,We started with the abalone it was delicious then I had the salmon & my girl had the sea bass they both were perfect The service was top notch highly recommended! More

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Waypoint Bar & DeckWaypoint Bar & Deck
4 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Excellent choice, very good food, reasonable price and nice atmosphere More

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

We had the Halibut special & a shrimp quesadilla both were excellent. We also loved the margaritas. Thank you! More

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

ATTProAM daddy-daughter weekend More

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AffinaAffina
73 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

The piano player was way too loud. To the point that we were annoyed and had to try to block it out. More

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Carmel Diners' Choice Winners

Carmel's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
L'Escargot - CarmelL'Escargot - Carmel
668 reviews
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French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Valentine’s Day, everything was perfect! Food and service were excellent. We both had beef Wellington and it was superb.... Romantic place, very quaint and cozy, highly recommended! More

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

We had not been to your restaurant in quite a few years. Lunch was delicious, service great and love the cozy atmosphere inside. Thanks More

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

Absolutely lovely experience. Danny provided phenomenal wine expertise. A memorable evening. More

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

Our favorite Carmel restaurant. Friendly waitstaff and delicious meals keep us coming back. We appreciate the inviting atmosphere where you are treated like a valued diner. More

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

Great waitress. Food was very good. Ambiance not so much. More of a cafeteria feel. Mildly disappointing. More

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Etats Unis French American BistroEtats Unis French American Bistro
43 reviews
$$$$
French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Wonderful everything. Delicious food, fabulous service, Love the menu. EVERYTHING! Michele Axley More

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

Everything was great! We brought our friends who had never been there and they loved it too! More

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Grasing'sGrasing's
1700 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

We never come to Carmel without going to Grasing’s! More

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Rio GrillRio Grill
1287 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Our waiter was really friendly and right off the bat wanted to know what we were interested in and offered us the options that best met our needs. Overall we had an amazing experience and would definitely visit again! More

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Anton & Michel RestaurantAnton & Michel Restaurant
1474 reviews
$$$$
European | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Even though the "Classic 3 Course" dinner has increased in cost over the years it's still a good value and a GREAT dinner. Our server, Tiffany, was excellent and did a fine job preparing, carving, and assembling each course tableside. 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.