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Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Carmel Valley, CA
Award-winning

Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa

4.7
4.7
946 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Lucia features California-regional cuisine with local organic, seasonal produce as well as regional seafood and artisan farmed meats. Taking full advantage of the resort’s pastoral location, the new design artfully combines modern comforts with the natural elegance of Carmel Valley wine country. In addition to the signature fireplace, custom chairs, linens and drapery have added texture and depth while bringing elements of the outdoors inside. A cozy outdoor terrace with firepit and heaters also complements the main dining room.

The Forbes four-star restaurant has been named Zagat’s “Top Restaurant in the Bay Area” and received Wine Spectator magazine’s “Best of Award of Excellence” since 2001 for its wine cellar. The cellar houses 1,850 different wines and a total of more than 25,000 premium bottles, including 10,000 bottles from nearby Bernardus Winery.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, French
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 658-3595
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Christian Ojeda
  • Catering
    Lucia has a distinguished reputation for our offsite catering and an amazing culinary team of talent featuring fine cuisine overseen by Executive Chef, Christian Ojeda. We offer full service offsite catering services for any size affair.
  • Private party facilities
    Three unique venues - Magnum Room, Wine Cellar and Chef's Table. Magnum seats up to 15 guests around a large round table, or up to 12 guests can dine in the Wine Spectator award-winning wine cellar. Lastly, 5 diners can enjoy the same table that has hosted Julia Child, Eric Ripert, Leonardo DiCaprio & other notable celebrities, musicians & chefs.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel Valley
  • Cross street
    Laureles Grade
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 946 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

946 Reviews
  1. jillc

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting on the patio. Celebrated my daughter’s birthday. We both a nice and relaxing lunch. I will definitely come again.

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  2. SethF

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aside from the comparatively high prices (which were expected)l and the blah mocktails, we have no disagreeable things to report about this fantastic restaurant. The service was impeccable, the ambiance was casual yet sophisticated, the menu variety was impressive, and the dishes were absolutely delicious.

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  3. VillaBiz05

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great place for dinner. Service is very attentive and food is very good(consistent)

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    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucia is a great restaurant with a very attentive and accommodating staff. Clearly the best in Carmel Valley and certainly among the best on the Peninsula. Great menu and service. First class. They handle gluten free requests with ease, and also with innovation. Prices are reasonable considering the overall quality of the menu, the service, and venue.

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  5. CarmelHome

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here since “new” chef. Tasting menu was really inventive and well crafted. We will be back for the next one!

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  6. StacyA

    Central Texas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food! And the service was impeccable. We also enjoyed the outdoor music though we might have been sitting too close to the music as we had older adults in our party and we had difficulty hearing. But other than that - we absolutely loved the dining experience - and the shopping ;-)

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    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good but terribly overpriced for what you received. Our server was great.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view and great food 🥘 definitely be back . the beef is amazing

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Eggs Benedict was overcooked, not poached but soft boiled. Toast was never delivered to our table with the omelette we ordered. Our water glasses were never re-filled. We had to ask for condiments ( Tabasco and ketchup for our potatoes and it came when the potatoes were cold). When our server FINALLY showed up to leave the check, he asked if we would like another gin fizz. Really! Even though it was Mother’s Day, that is not an excuse! We had an early reservation at 10:15 out on the terrace where there were three empty tables the entire hour. Lucia- you are better than this! We usually have a cappuccino, but we were so disappointed we just wanted to get out of there. Not one person checked during or after our meal to see how things were. We have been going here for three years every month and will not be here for a while until they retrain their serving staff.

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  10. Awful

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We keep hoping that Bernardus will return to its days of glory. The setting is idlyic but they continue to fall short of providing outstanding cuisine. However, they price their food / drinks as if they were a 5 star Michelin establishment. Not likely to return

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415 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Laureles Grade
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel Valley
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christian Ojeda
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 658-3595
  • Catering
    Lucia has a distinguished reputation for our offsite catering and an amazing culinary team of talent featuring fine cuisine overseen by Executive Chef, Christian Ojeda. We offer full service offsite catering services for any size affair.
  • Private party facilities
    Three unique venues - Magnum Room, Wine Cellar and Chef's Table. Magnum seats up to 15 guests around a large round table, or up to 12 guests can dine in the Wine Spectator award-winning wine cellar. Lastly, 5 diners can enjoy the same table that has hosted Julia Child, Eric Ripert, Leonardo DiCaprio & other notable celebrities, musicians & chefs.
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