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Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa

4.6
567 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Lucia features California-Regional cuisine, created by celebrated chef Cal Stamenov, featuring 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 four-star restaurant has been named Zagat’s “Top Restaurant in Bay Area” and received Wine Spectator magazine’s “Grand Award” 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 the Bernardus Winery near the resort.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 567 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMandN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely time sitting on the terrace.

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MG3000
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and attentive...food was excellent...great selection of wines by the glass and bottle...can't wait to go back!

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SteveU
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor eating environment. Food and service were up to Bernardus' well-deserved status as one of the premier restaurants in Monterey County and Carmel Valley. We always enjoy our time at Bernardus and the Lucia restaurant is one of the reasons we keep coming back.

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vipLindaD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the ambience, the food is terrific and good to be outdoors.

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GabbyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Relaxing vibe, beautiful setting, nice people and top-notch food!

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jilln
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would have been nice if the pastry chef could have done a vegan dessert for the bday. I had ordered a vegan dessert and called 2 days before celebration.

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LynnC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every single moment of our delicious dinner!

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Peekaysa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was a bit windy and cold. I asked two different staff members to turn on one of the lamp heaters by out table. They both said they would be right on it, but it was never turned on. The server was great. Just a little slow on waiting on us.

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GilAprille
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Lucia for Easter Brunch as they offered a served Buffet that was spectacular!

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vipdjames
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This was our third time eating at this restaurant. Previous two times were excellent but this time was somewhat disappointing. The pear and avocado salad was overdressed and the fried chicken sandwich was dry and the french fries were lukewarm.

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vipTony
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by the staff and the kitchen including the valet parking guys

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vipLizP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal and the service was superb

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vipRaul
Miami
97 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with outstanding service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

90th birthday and they brought out a lovely dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was outstanding

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vipLindaD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You really need to have a way for Open Table to communicate with customers. No phone calling or emailing available

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MKF1
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was very good and server worked with us on dietary requirements.

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Emar
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service at the restaurant was excellent. We had a friendly hostess and our waitress was awesome. I mentioned that it was my daughter‘s birthday and they thoughtfully included a birthday candle with our dessert. The ambience was wonderful as there was a live guitarist and singer. We loved the outdoor tent which had clear sides so it wasn’t restricting our view of the gorgeous resort grounds

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vipStephanieH
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love every minute of lunch in the patio. Feels like you are in a European village or overlooking a winery visit. Food was fabulous...only wish they had all the ingredients ready for Ramos Fizzes...took over 30 minutes to get ours but they were delicious! I recommend this place.

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DanielZ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Close enough to Big Sur to make it worth the drive during covid for a great dinner.

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vipSandiG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was great, the oysters were fresh, the beet salad was amazing, great flavors.

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FrancesG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast menu was very extensive, not too expensive (for what you get) and DELICIOUS! A wonderful experience at a wonderful resort.

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jeanneb
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a rainy cold day, and we had to find the warmest seating under the tent. Had to move from the first seats.
It was a bit loud for my hearing level.
The food was excellent and Jason the server was very accommodating.

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vipMikeC
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great experience. Met our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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EricaF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday dinner. Always farm fresh seasonal menu. Still would like to see more vegetarian options. My mushroom couscous dish was innovative and yummy.
Wonderful ambiance and service wasn’t hurried.

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vipJessica
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great meals at the restaurant, both breakfast and dinner. Jose was an extremely attentive waiter for breakfast. In fact, all service was fantastic including the hostesses. Highly recommended!

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vip24Dinner
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. We both had the chicken which was moist and very flavorful. The setting was lovely outdoors and appropriately socially distanced tables. Very comfortable.

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vipSandiG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great location, with beautiful views and excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, especially love the fresh beet salad. Kid friendly and properly distanced outdoor tables.

Always a treat!

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vipSueN
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch outdoors. There is a giant tent around the area, but did not feel like under a tent due to open areas and so many windows letting the sunshine in. Everything was excellent: service, food, ambiance (even had live music). This is the first meal out that felt normal since Covid started: real plates and utensils, as opposed to paper/plastic in most other restaurants, full bar, great service. My absolute favorite place to eat in Carmel Valley.

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peter
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food, service, venue are wonderful, not to mention the weather...much different than being in Carmel or Pebble Beach

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JamieP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Wonderful service and amazing food.

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Lov2fix
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined here many times. It is always very tasty and pleasurable, from the ambiance to the wonderful flavors. We have never been disappointed and neither will you!

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vipsheryln
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They are only serving outside the main restaurant. It was a cool and wet night but the heaters really helped. The food was good, the service outstanding. This is an expensive place but worth the trip and the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food served in amazing surroundings.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I have ever had!! The food was absolutely delicious and the service team were all so wonderful! Our anniversary was made completely special here.

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peter
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful lunch and experience, as always.. we wish we didn`t have to drive 2 hours return to experience it again, but we will.....

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vipUKcastaay13
Tahoe
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch!

FAQs

Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 658-3400.

Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa is rated 4.6 stars by 567 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.