Best American Restaurants in Monterey / Carmel

Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(201)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1519)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2234)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Turn 12 Bar And GrillTurn 12 Bar And Grill
(181)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Jacks - Portola Hotel & SpaJacks - Portola Hotel & Spa
(88)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
The Hog's Breath Inn - CarmelThe Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel
(180)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(646)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(1067)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(375)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(622)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(415)
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American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(819)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(85)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraThe Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
(239)
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American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(175)
$$$$
American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(135)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Apple Farm RestaurantApple Farm Restaurant
(562)
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American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Best Italian Restaurants in Monterey / Carmel

La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(488)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Enzo Ristorante ItalianoEnzo Ristorante Italiano
(108)
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Il Fornaio - CarmelIl Fornaio - Carmel
(1359)
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Cantinetta LucaCantinetta Luca
(1566)
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Cibo Ristorante ItalianoCibo Ristorante Italiano
(307)
$$$$
Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Casanova Restaurant CarmelCasanova Restaurant Carmel
(404)
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
TusCA RistoranteTusCA Ristorante
(255)
$$$$
Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Tre LuneTre Lune
(519)
$$$$
Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1928)
$$$$
Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(1198)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(2378)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(1062)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(955)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(625)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(311)
$$$$
Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(855)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
ConvivoConvivo
(533)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

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Kyoto Palace RestaurantKyoto Palace Restaurant
1289 reviews
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Japanese | Campbell, San Jose / Silicon Valley

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Chaminade - Linwood's Bar and GrillChaminade - Linwood's Bar and Grill
277 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

Beautiful scenery. Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. Steak was on point! Drinks were delicious too! More

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Old Fisherman's Grotto1. Old Fisherman's Grotto
762 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Great place with great service. We were comped an appetizer plate because we booked on Open Table. Good deal! More

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La Mia Cucina2. La Mia Cucina
488 reviews
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel

Wonderful food and warm and welcoming hosts/owners! Lots of free parking. A real gem! Can’t wait to eat there New Year’s Eve! More

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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel3. Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel
770 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Exquisite food with impeccable execution. Great list of wines, and inventive pairings with tasting menu. More

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Passionfish4. Passionfish
4017 reviews
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Seafood | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel

The scallop appetizer, mussels, and biscuit were quite excellent. Prices are moderate for this quality. Quiet, relaxed atmosphere, great service. More

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L'Escargot - Carmel5. L'Escargot - Carmel
630 reviews
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French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

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Monterey / Carmel restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Carmel BoucheeCarmel Bouchee
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French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Classic French with a hint of California. Enjoy amazing food with the incredibly talented Chef Jacques Zagouri paired with some tremendous wines. Cheers!
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The Restaurant at the Monterey Bay AquariumThe Restaurant at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Relax in our beautiful restaurant with spectacular ocean views. It's the perfect spot to sip a glass of wine and savor inspired seasonal dishes. Aquarium Admission is required to dine. More

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.