Monterey / Carmel Restaurants

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Best American Restaurants in Monterey / Carmel

Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(112)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1304)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2021)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Jacks - Portola Hotel & SpaJacks - Portola Hotel & Spa
(49)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Turn 12 Bar And GrillTurn 12 Bar And Grill
(139)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
The Hog's Breath Inn - CarmelThe Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel
(89)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(528)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(927)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(302)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(557)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(347)
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American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(62)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(758)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraBistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
(224)
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American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(96)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(104)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Best Italian Restaurants in Monterey / Carmel

La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(380)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Favaloro's Big Night BistroFavaloro's Big Night Bistro
(406)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Il Fornaio - CarmelIl Fornaio - Carmel
(1199)
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Cantinetta LucaCantinetta Luca
(1431)
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Cibo Ristorante ItalianoCibo Ristorante Italiano
(257)
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Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
TusCA RistoranteTusCA Ristorante
(236)
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Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Tre LuneTre Lune
(422)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1667)
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Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(970)
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Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(1981)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(913)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(830)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(175)
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Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(748)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(541)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Trattoria MollieTrattoria Mollie
(483)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
ConvivoConvivo
(383)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
CadizCadiz
(615)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Monterey / Carmel's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
La Mia Cucina1. La Mia Cucina
380 reviews
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel

Excellent food & great service. A+++ More

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L'Escargot - Carmel2. L'Escargot - Carmel
497 reviews
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French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Great service and excellent food. The waiter suggested the duck and it was the best I’ve had in years! More

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Sur at The Barnyard3. Sur at The Barnyard
112 reviews
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Sure has become one of our favorite go-to places for lunch, dinner, whatever. We celebrated my husband's birthday there with our children and grandchildren; we all had a great time. The kids particularly enjoyed the ice cream bonbons, served over dry ice...a real showpiece! More

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The Whaling Station Steakhouse4. The Whaling Station Steakhouse
747 reviews
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Steakhouse | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

It was our 26th Anniversary and a special celebration. The Whaling Station never lets you down, always a first class experience and well worth the indulgence. More

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Montrio Bistro5. Montrio Bistro
2413 reviews
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Californian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Service was great, food was awesome...what more could you want? More

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Discover Monterey

For decades, this area of California has been known for the quality of its locally grown produce and fresh seafood taken directly from the Pacific Ocean. This may be why many of the most important up-and-coming chefs in the United States are working in the Central Coast region of California. When you combine that type of talent with the quality of the local ingredients, you cannot help but create a vibrant, exciting food culture. The area is filled with unique restaurants, including some overlooking the gorgeous, golden coastline. Quite a few of the establishments also work directly with local farms and fishers, ensuring the freshness and quality of their ingredients from farm to table. Along the interior hillsides, one will find beautiful vineyards producing deliciously complex wines.