Monterey / Carmel Restaurants

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Best American Restaurants in Monterey / Carmel

Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(104)
$$$$
American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 8 times today
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1274)
$$$$
American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 20 times today
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2003)
$$$$
American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 7 times today
Jacks - Portola Hotel & SpaJacks - Portola Hotel & Spa
(44)
$$$$
American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 2 times today
Turn 12 Bar And GrillTurn 12 Bar And Grill
(136)
$$$$
American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 4 times today
The Hog's Breath Inn - CarmelThe Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel
(81)
$$$$
American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 3 times today
Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(508)
$$$$
American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 6 times today
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(910)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 15 times today
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(289)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 5 times today
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(550)
$$$$
American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 2 times today
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(343)
$$$$
American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 2 times today
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(61)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 1 time today
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(751)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 6 times today
Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraBistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
(221)
$$$$
American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
Booked 3 times today
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(85)
$$$$
American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 9 times today
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(101)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Best Italian Restaurants in Monterey / Carmel

La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(373)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 3 times today
Favaloro's Big Night BistroFavaloro's Big Night Bistro
(401)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 5 times today
Il Fornaio - CarmelIl Fornaio - Carmel
(1186)
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 7 times today
Cantinetta LucaCantinetta Luca
(1415)
$$$$
Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 8 times today
Cibo Ristorante ItalianoCibo Ristorante Italiano
(246)
$$$$
Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 7 times today
TusCA RistoranteTusCA Ristorante
(233)
$$$$
Italian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 4 times today
Tre LuneTre Lune
(413)
$$$$
Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1634)
$$$$
Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 13 times today
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(944)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 22 times today
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(1933)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 32 times today
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(885)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 19 times today
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(811)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 22 times today
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(160)
$$$$
Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 6 times today
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(729)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 4 times today
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(528)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 9 times today
Trattoria MollieTrattoria Mollie
(476)
$$$$
Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Booked 1 time today
ConvivoConvivo
(362)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 8 times today
CadizCadiz
(611)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 6 times today

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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
373 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 3 times today

Intimate and warmly welcoming. Superb service from waitstaff. Stellar and authentic menu that left you wanting seconds. The Gnocchi Is divine! The hostess and chef both took time to connect with each diner welcoming us back for the future. More

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Sur at The Barnyard2. Sur at The Barnyard
104 reviews
$$$$
American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 8 times today

Nice local restaurant. Enormous portions, order one dish for 3. Very nice and welcoming service, good food. Recommend for groups and families. More

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Montrio Bistro3. Montrio Bistro
2357 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 30 times today

The food and service was impeccable. Fresh produce, tender meat and top shelf service. The menu is bacon-heavy but thats a good thing! The Saving Private Ryan hand crafted bourbon cocktail with a huge smoked ice cube (don't ask...I don't know how they get a smokey flavored ice cube) finished with almond extract and a twist was unique an tasty. My wife had a Hell Hath No Fury lemon drop martini-like drink made with pear flavored vodka; exceptional. The deserts were over the top though. Now I don't typically care for bread pudding but their rendition with white chocolate and vanilla ice cream was decadent. The 3 scoops of ice cream my wife ordered: salted caramel and bacon (of course), passion fruit and buttered popcorn that tasted just like the name implies was also exceptional. MonTrio will positively NOT disappoint! More

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The Whaling Station Steakhouse4. The Whaling Station Steakhouse
715 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 5 times today

Food was great and our server was very personable and friendly. More

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L'Escargot - Carmel5. L'Escargot - Carmel
481 reviews
$$$$
French | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 9 times today

I could say "This place is good, you should try it." But the Chef at L'Escargot is so much more deserving of such a review. It's not just how the food tastes, it's how it makes you feel when you're dining there. When you walk in, the lighting is simply perfect as if you stepped into some dark little corner in Paris that was set up for just you and whoever you're with. Even the staff singles you out as if you're the only ones in there. I live about 40 miles from Carmel, but when I need to refresh and retreat and step into another dimension, I come here. There's this chicken. This chicken! I get it every single time I go. This chicken is smothered with this creamy buttery madeira sauce and topped with shaved black truffles. It's not always on the menu, but it's always in the kitchen so ask for it. You know that question, "What would be your last meal if you had to choose one?" Well this one is mine. I purposely eat only half of it so I can enjoy it again the next day. It's like nothing I've ever had until I had it. Can I just tell you to get it? Just get it. And then I want you to try and put into words how it made you feel. L'Escargot, and all who dwells inside... you will always have a special place in my heart. I'll see you all again soon. PS: Get the chicken. 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.