Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. California Central Coast
  4. Monterey / Carmel
  5. Carmel Valley
Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Carmel Valley, CA
Award-winning

Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa

4.7
4.7
940 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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 940 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for brunch

  • California Central Coast

    Californian

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Overall

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for brunch

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for fine wines

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for special occasions

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Californian

940 Reviews
  1. CarmelHome

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined today

    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!

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

    Is this helpful?

  3. 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

    Is this helpful?

  4. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  5. Tony

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great customer care by Jason and the team

    Is this helpful?

  6. GordonS

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is by far my favorite restaurant in the valley. Sitting outside with the glass of Chardonnay and the delicious salad with salmon my idea of paradise. The server, Delia, is delightful and helpful and knows her stuff. Their pizzas are superb, the crab cake not so much Be sure to have the crème brûlée for dessert. It is the best I have ever tasted.

    Is this helpful?

  7. Goldilocks

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful lunch spot:) Service is always amazing:) Always have a fabulous salad at Bernardus - however this time the beets on my salad were bad:( But overall - a great lunch spot! Highly recommend:))

    Is this helpful?

  8. Susan

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is food was spectacular including the serve . Also noise level was really low .

    Is this helpful?

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent artichoke/mushroom/ lemon zest appetizer. Also steak was a great cut and perfectly cooked, lamb was great, and salmon was excellent! I would go back.

    Is this helpful?

  10. Claude

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have never been disappointed eating on the patio at Lucia. The wait staff is terrific, the food is fresh, portioned generously and always delicious...and the wine...well we love the Bernardus wines!

    Is this helpful?

  11. MarynaB

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience and staff! My favorite place for dinner

    Is this helpful?

  12. NadiaM

    Central Coast

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around, from the hostess Monee reception to our servers, delicious cuisine, beautiful venue. Will keep going back! We love it. Thank Lucia team!!

    Is this helpful?

  13. OrindaCA

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    nice outdoor high end luncheon dining with minimalist guitar vocalist. Our waiter Chris and his team kept everything on track and stress free!

    Is this helpful?

  14. Roger

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter (wish I could remember her name) was very professional. Food excellent as always. The only drawback was that I forgot to take my box of remaining pizza that I left on the table!

    Is this helpful?

  15. Sharon

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Spacious seating. Good food and presentation.

    Is this helpful?

  16. MichaelS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fantastic meal! The food was excellent and the service perfect.

    Is this helpful?

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and great flavorful, seasonal food. Two of us enjoyed the salmon with perfectly crispy sear and succulently medium rare fish cooked to perfection. The special seafood was scallops, also delicious. We enjoyed the dense and delicious chocolate cake for dessert. 5 stars all around.

    Is this helpful?

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most elegant dining experiences I’ve experienced. Everything was meticulously presented and prepared. The food was exquisite and exceptionally complex. I will dine here every time I come back to the Carmel area.

    Is this helpful?

  19. Jeff

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had the last seating of the night on a night that didn’t seem busy. Wait staff seemed a bit checked out but was friendly. Food was tasty though oversalted. Crème brûlée was amazing!

    Is this helpful?

  20. Curly

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A special experience from beginning to end! We come here once a year and look forward to it. Never disappoints.

    Is this helpful?

  21. Gemquality48

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, as always, was wonderful, especially the huge Creme Brulee that has real vanilla bean in the custard. Our waiter was delightful. The only reason I knocked off one star was that we waited a very long time to be seated as there was no one at the reservation desk. And as a result, my request for a little something festive for dessert was ignored and the reason for lunch was a birthday that I had hoped would be made extra special. But regardless, it was a lovely day!

    Is this helpful?

  22. HugoO

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing dinner and the hospitality and ambiance was over the top. Very highly recommend to everyone looking for a great place to experience.

    Is this helpful?

  23. RichardL

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the tasting menu featuring peas. Yum. Especially the salmon.

    Is this helpful?

  24. Kitty

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is inspired! Complex flavored dishes and beautiful presentation. The food only got 4 out of 5 stars because there were no "fish" dishes that were not farmed. That is not a preference for me and the other couple eating there for the first time were disappointed. Good news is that we tried alternative dishes from the fish, and we all LOVED our food! Highly recommend... just hope they bring one NOT farmed fish dish to their menu. I will definitely go back.

    Is this helpful?

  25. IgorB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, the place looks great and luxurious, the food is super fresh and delicious 👌

    Is this helpful?

  26. Slicey

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Your basic Huevos Rancheros. They were good. There was a large, loud party that made it a little less enjoyable. Overall, good.

    Is this helpful?

  27. Samantha

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined outdoors in a beautiful bucolic setting. The food was delicious and the service was attentive without being intrusive.

    Is this helpful?

  28. Reddie2

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The February chef's tasting menu featuring the pear was a pure delight. The wine pairings were exceptional highlighting the various dishes and different types of pear. The menu capped off with a delicious pear upside down cake and creamy ice cream. The service was incredible and we were sent on our way with a wonderful slice of chocolate and sponge toffee cake decadence that we enjoyed for breakfast the next day!

    Is this helpful?

  29. PaulM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everythng we ordered was outstanding! From the butternut squash ravioli to the grilled artichoke appetizer to the Matket Fish special (grilled diver scallops) to the chocolate s'more campfire dessert. Amazing!

    Is this helpful?

  30. LindaLuc

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a stunning environment to have a delicious meal!

    Is this helpful?

  31. AllanT

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch food quality and service. Highly recommended.

    Is this helpful?

  32. PikM

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection from beef to fish, evening specials-amazing!! We had the King Salmon, which was cooked to perfection, and double cut pork chop which was incredible. Service is always top notch.

    Is this helpful?

  33. GinaA

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have come twice now and it has been incredible both times. The food is perfectly prepared and presented. We enjoyed our evening and had a wonderful experience.

    Is this helpful?

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was friendly but food was bland and overpriced.

    Is this helpful?

  35. Dvineluv

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at Lucia! The food was delicious but the wine was to die for! We were able to visit the cellar and we were wowed by their superb selection! We were at the patio and it was perfect ambiance to be cozy under the heaters while listening to an incredible rain outside. Definitely will come back and maybe even stay at the resort! ☺️

    Is this helpful?

  36. Steve

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and customer service. Love this place!

    Is this helpful?

  37. Bruce

    Central Coast

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food Amazing staff Amazing wine Amazing live music

    Is this helpful?

  38. LaurelC

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our fav place to celebrate special life moments. Delicious food, excellent service. Luis and Peter tended well to us and helped us to celebrate our anniversary!

    Is this helpful?

  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can not beat Bernardus for the perfect outdoor dining experience!

    Is this helpful?

  40. ChristinaZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I spent the weekend at Bernadus and we had an incredible dinner at Lucia, their restaurant. The service, ambience, and especially the food were amazing. Beyond every expectation. I was highly impressed by the artistry of the dinner, taste, and quality. Five stars all around!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa is rated 4.7 stars by 940 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa

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.
Discover
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo