Monterey / Carmel Restaurants

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Best American Restaurants in Monterey / Carmel

Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(159)
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American | Carmel, undefined
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1428)
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American | Monterey, undefined
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2149)
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American | Carmel, undefined
Turn 12 Bar And GrillTurn 12 Bar And Grill
(165)
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American | Monterey, undefined
Jacks - Portola Hotel & SpaJacks - Portola Hotel & Spa
(71)
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American | Monterey, undefined
The Hog's Breath Inn - CarmelThe Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel
(137)
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American | Carmel, undefined
Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(595)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, undefined
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(1013)
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American | Santa Barbara, undefined
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(348)
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American | Santa Barbara, undefined
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(597)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, undefined
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(384)
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American | Solvang, undefined
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(792)
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American | Santa Barbara, undefined
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(74)
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American | Santa Barbara, undefined
Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraBistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
(237)
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American | Goleta, undefined
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(143)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, undefined
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(123)
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American | Santa Barbara, undefined
Apple Farm RestaurantApple Farm Restaurant
(533)
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American | San Luis Obispo, undefined

Best Italian Restaurants in Monterey / Carmel

La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(441)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, undefined
Enzo Ristorante ItalianoEnzo Ristorante Italiano
(81)
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Italian | Carmel, undefined
Il Fornaio - CarmelIl Fornaio - Carmel
(1288)
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Italian | Carmel, undefined
Cantinetta LucaCantinetta Luca
(1508)
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Italian | Carmel, undefined
Cibo Ristorante ItalianoCibo Ristorante Italiano
(295)
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Italian | Monterey, undefined
Casanova Restaurant CarmelCasanova Restaurant Carmel
(299)
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Italian | Carmel, undefined
TusCA RistoranteTusCA Ristorante
(245)
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Italian | Monterey, undefined
Tre LuneTre Lune
(489)
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Italian | Montecito, undefined
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1820)
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Italian | Paso Robles, undefined
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(1101)
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Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, undefined
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(2232)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, undefined
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(1006)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, undefined
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(901)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, undefined
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(593)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, undefined
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(254)
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Italian | Solvang, undefined
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(813)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, undefined
ConvivoConvivo
(482)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, undefined

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Monterey / Carmel's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel1. Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel
738 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, undefined

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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La Mia Cucina2. La Mia Cucina
441 reviews
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Italian | Pacific Grove, undefined

We were so impressed with qualiity. Got this place from Open Table reviews. They were kind enough to hold our table for late arrival. Only complaint was one if our party thought the lasagne was not as flavorful as it might have been. More

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Montrio Bistro3. Montrio Bistro
2653 reviews
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Californian | Monterey, undefined

The food was good but the menu was a little odd. The small plates were really small. The profitirole with Bacon Carmel Ice-cream was a bit much! They were out of the wine we chose and we noticed that someone had a wonderful stew-like dish and we asked about it. We were told the chef only made a few of the specials and it was already gone. So that was disappointing! More

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Passionfish4. Passionfish
3779 reviews
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Seafood | Pacific Grove, undefined

Decadent experience. It was our honeymoon and the staff were attentive, the food was tasty and the environment was excellent. We had a wonderful experience and we can understand why this is an excellent place to eat in Monterey. More

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L'Escargot - Carmel5. L'Escargot - Carmel
578 reviews
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French | Carmel, undefined

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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Monterey / Carmel restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Manila Ranch RestaurantManila Ranch Restaurant
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Filipino | Moss Landing, undefined

Fine Filipino Cuisine that will leave your taste buds asking for more. A variety of Lumpia made fresh everyday. Lechon Belly every Week-end, (Roasted Pig) to order and catered events.More

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.