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Monterey / Carmel's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews

Monterey / Carmel's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews

A photo of Le Soufflé restaurant
5.0
Exceptional(50)
$$$$
• French • Carmel

Due to the new stay-at-home lockdown order placed on Monterey County, we will be limited to our takeaway menu starting on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Additional details and the takeaway menu can be viewed on our website lesoufflecarmel.com. Thank you for your understanding. Le Soufflé is a fine...

A photo of Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(966)
$$$$
• Californian • Carmel
Booked 1 time today

The award-winning, Michelin starred restaurant Aubergine is located at L’Auberge Carmel, a Relais & Châteaux in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Chef Cogley’s cuisine showcases the finest ingredients with a razor-sharp balance of deference and innovation. The daily changing eight course Tasting Menu...

A photo of Albatross Ridge Tasting Room - Downtown Carmel restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(18)
$$$$
• Winery • Carmel
Booked 1 time today

Located on Dolores St, between Ocean and 6th Avenue, our Downtown Carmel Tasting Room is conveniently located next to fine dining restaurants, lodging, and other retail stores. Albatross Ridge Winery specializes in premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown on our Estate in Carmel Valley, just seven...

A photo of Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(315)
$$$$
• Italian • Pacific Grove

7/9/20 We are currently open for dine-in on our patio.We are always available for curbside pickup.Welcome to Mezzaluna Pasteria and Mozzarella Bar. Chef Soerke and Amy invite you in to enjoy daily house made Pasta, Mozzarella and Gelato. We offer a full bar with specialty cocktails. Chef’s...

A photo of Montrio Bistro restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3596)
$$$$
• Californian • Monterey
Booked 2 times today

Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, Montrio Bistro offers a comfortable yet classic dining experience, featuring fine European inspired-American cuisine. For the past 25 years, Montrio has worked to showcase sustainable seafood, fine quality meat, and Monterey County’s best produce in all of...

Discover Monterey

The California Central Coast is rich in sunlight, ocean views, and fabulous food. There are plenty of ways to burn calories, including a hike along the beach, a visit to the remarkable aquarium or a long stroll through one of the large shopping centers! Once you're ready to dine, Carmel is all set to help you out. Carmel cuisine has long been influenced by French tradition, and in addition to wonderful California wines, you can enjoy anything from delicate pastries to locally harvested salmon. Carmel restaurateurs have also done a great job of putting old buildings to new uses. Looking for a romantic spot? Consider making reservations at a corner table tucked into an old house for an intimate dinner.

The California Central Coast is rich in sunlight, ocean views, and fabulous food. There are plenty of ways to burn calories, including a hike along the beach, a visit to the remarkable aquarium or a long stroll through one of the large shopping centers! Once you're ready to dine, Carmel is all set to help you out. Carmel cuisine has long been influenced by French tradition, and in addition to wonderful California wines, you can enjoy anything from delicate pastries to locally harvested salmon. Carmel restaurateurs have also done a great job of putting old buildings to new uses. Looking for a romantic spot? Consider making reservations at a corner table tucked into an old house for an intimate dinner.

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