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Best American Restaurants in Carmel


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A photo of Enzo Ristorante Italiano restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Carmel
Booked 9 times today
Enzo Ristorante Italiano, nestled in downtown Carmel, is renowned for its exceptional Italian cuisine. The owner's provenance from Italy enhances the authenticity of dishes, which are frequently lauded in reviews, with guests always promising to return. The popular veal and fish specials, as well as the ravioli with crab and scallops, are repeatedly praised for their freshness. The authentic Italian atmosphere extends to the charming wait staff and the cozy fireplace-lit dining area. The restaurant's inviting ambiance, characterized by its welcoming atmosphere both indoors and outdoors, enhances the overall dining experience. The excellent service at Enzo's adds further appeal, considering the outstanding reviews and recommendations.
A photo of The Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Carmel
Booked 13 times today
The Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel is a phenomenal outpost of American cuisine, nestled away from the busy village streets. Customers rave about the beautiful garden patio setting, iconic Clint Eastwood pictures, and a cozy ambiance. The restaurant consistently impresses with its excellent service and delightful food. They have created a loyal base of customers who are thrilled to visit again and again, some even for over 30 years. Reviews mention the delicious clam chowder and excellent ribs. Even when they're busy, such as during the US Women's Golf Championship, the attentive staff doesn't disappoint. The Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel is definitely a place worth recommending.
A photo of Sur at The Barnyard restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Carmel Valley
Booked 17 times today
Voted "Best Restaurant in Carmel Valley 2023"!Located in the picturesque Barnyard Shopping Village just off of HWY 1 between Rio Rd and Carmel Valley Rd. Sur at the Barnyard is where foodies, beer lovers and families escape the stresses of their day-to-day lives to enjoy a great meal!If you don't see a reservation available give us a call anytime and we will be happy to assist!Need a reservation for 7 or more? Give us a call at 831-250-7188 or email us any requests at reservations@suratthebarnyard.com
A photo of Pacific's Edge restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Carmel
Booked 38 times today
Pacific's Edge is highly esteemed for its exquisite American cuisine, as evident from numerous enthusiastic reviews. Diners hail its breathtaking views, outstanding service, and remarkable ambiance, providing the perfect combination for a memorable dining experience. Many reviewers note the restaurant's commitment to delivering outstanding American cuisine, with mentions of delicious dishes like braised short rib, filet mignon, and the versatile 'American Breakfast'. The reviews are replete with praises for the attentive and friendly staff, contributing to an incredible overall dining experience. Notably hailed as a 'gem' and many people's 'favorite' restaurant, Pacific's Edge's blend of exceptional American cuisine and stunning views truly stands out.
A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Monterey restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Monterey
Booked 74 times today
Chart House Restaurant in Monterey, consistently delivers a remarkable dining experience, according to numerous customer reviews. The spectacular waterfront view and the opportunity to watch sea otters play only enhance the overall experience. The seafood dishes come highly recommended, with patrons praising the freshness and tastiness of the restaurant's offerings. The well-prepared seafood and standout dishes like salmon, Mahi, and king crabs have roped in rave reviews. Meanwhile, the attentive service, consistently good food, and overall ambience contribute to its popularity. As many happy reviewers pointed out, Chart House Restaurant is a destination worth returning to.
A photo of Rosine's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Monterey
Booked 22 times today
Rosine's Restaurant comes highly recommended for its fantastic American cuisine. Patrons rave about the food, mentioning the "best steak sandwiches," "great potatoes," and an "amazing California Chicken Sandwich." The servings are generous, with many guests praising the "big servings." Not just famous for its main courses, Rosine's is also noted for its mouthwatering desserts, specifically the "wonderful cakes" and "Cheescake to die for." The eatery is also praised for its excellent service, with one customer mentioning a waitress who has been there for 28 years, indicating a close-knit and dedicated team. Whether you're a local or a tourist, Rosine's serves as an emblem of classic American dining.
A photo of Montrio restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Monterey
Booked 26 times today
Montrio, renowned for its Californian cuisine, continues to impress its patrons with its exceptional service and scrumptious food, as witnessed by their glowing reviews. It has captured the culinary spirit of California, providing a locally-sourced menu that showcases a range of innovative dishes such as 48 Hour Bacon that has been sous vide cooked, Pan Seared California Grimaud Farms Duck Breast, and an array of delightful sides. The Montrio experience goes beyond food, as they also offer an extensive California-inspired wine and beer list. The restaurant's unique charm, excellent service, and flavorful food truly set it apart, making it a must-visit destination for food lovers.
A photo of Passionfish restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Pacific Grove
Booked 31 times today
Conveniently located in Pacific Grove, Passionfish offers an exceptional dining experience, particularly for seafood enthusiasts. Recognized for its sustainable seafood practices, such as its partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Passionfish ensures its cuisine is as responsible as it is delicious. The restaurant consistently impresses its patrons with not just the taste but also the presentation of their dishes, from mussels with a fennel sauce to halibut entrées with a spicy twist. The restaurant's service team is expert and attentive, ensuring a stellar dining experience. One customer even suggested that Passionfish could easily be awarded a Michelin Plate, showcasing the restaurant's dedication to excellence. Equally praised are their buttermilk biscuits, a firm favorite among returning customers. The wine list also stands out for being affordable and varied. Reviewers have highlighted the overall value for money, making Passionfish the go-to destination for memorable dining experiences.
A photo of Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Pacific Grove
Booked 39 times today
The Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point is highly regarded for its exceptional Californian cuisine. Located in Pacific Grove, the Beach House overlooks the stunning Monterey Bay. The menu boasts a variety of fresh seafood dishes, such as the Pacific Coast Clam Chowder, Grilled Salmon Filet, and Scallops Pot Pie, alongside other classics like the American Bacon Cheeseburger and Filet Mignon, which are all praised by patrons. Reviewers appreciate the restaurant's diverse and quality culinary options, prepared immaculately and served in generous portions. One review states, "Seafood is fantastic when the restaurant knows seafood. We will be back!" The Beach House offers a true Californian dining experience with its scenic location, diverse menu, and excellent service.
A photo of Fishwife - Pacific Grove restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Pacific Grove
Booked 16 times today
Located in Pacific Grove, Fishwife is hailed as one of the finest seafood restaurants in the area. A myriad of positive reviews laud it for the excellent quality of its fresh seafood dishes, such as the "calamari, abalone style" and the "Portofino dish," both of which are mentioned as particularly excellent. The seafood alfredo and seafood quesadilla also received high praise, affirming this restaurant's standing in the realm of seafood cuisine. Customers often highlight the friendly, attentive service and the relaxed, cheerful ambiance, complemented by aquariums full of fish and stained glass decor. Visitors frequently express their desire to return, acknowledging the consistently good dining experience that the Fishwife provides.
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