California Market at Pacific’s Edge

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The new California Market at Pacific’s Edge is the exciting fusion of the Hyatt Carmel Highlands' two popular and award-winning restaurants, the casual bistro California Market and the fine dining Pacific's Edge. After the biggest renovation in the hotel's 100-year history, the California Market at Pacific’s Edge is ready to welcome diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner on its expansive new 870-square-foot deck, featuring louvered roof and glass-panel walls with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Big Sur coast. Combining the best of both worlds, California Market is committed to fresh, organic, locally grown and raised ingredients to create food that not only fulfills our appetites but pleases our sensibilities.

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Sun 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:30PM 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Mon - Fri 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:30PM 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Sat 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:30PM 7:00PM - 8:30PM

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JS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my third time at Pacific's Edge. I love the place. Great hostess, very nice. Very good service. Great food. Will definitely come back.

S
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 3

The venue was good if you received a table that had a view. The hostess was abrupt (you remember how they made you feel; we felt really poorly and wish we had not gone). Food however was good. Unable to provide us with an improved table that had some view although the tables were open. “It will take some time to find a different table.” Three tables were open in front of us. There was also a draft from the air conditioning made to sitting vaguely unpleasant.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great spot to eat in Carmel!!! Amazing views of the sunset, great food and very friendly accommodating staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening dinner and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in Carmel looking for a great spot to eat!!

C
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The view was memorable. We have come here for brunch on 2 separate occasions 3 months apart. On both occasions, the food arrived either only lukewarm or cold. Food quality and plating can be improved.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

love going to the CA market for lunch....especially on a clear, warm day.
food and service was great as always.

a
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our engagement at Market at Pacific Edge. Staff were extremely nice, got us a nice table, put a nice flower on our table. Service was very good. Extremely satisfied and will go back. Breathtaking ocean view sunset.

OT
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic views, sunset, food, and drinks!

MR
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This has been one of our all time favorite restaurants in the past. This visit was not up to expectations. It took a half hour to get our first drink, martinis, and then had to send them back because they tasted like a mix. Food was nothing special.

OT
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

This was our anniversary dinner. Ambience & location were wonderful but whole evening was ruined by really terrible service. At the end the manager wanted to “make it up to us” but we just wanted to leave. The waiter was the worst.
We have dined here for many years but never again. This restaurant has gone downhill. Not worth it & many better choices in Carmel. Don’t bother...

JM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Astonishing view of Point Lobos and surroundings.
Impeccable service by Frederic.
A first class dining experience.
Try the bread pudding - made with chocolate croissants.

BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dinners (surf and turf and rack of lamb), and the brussel sprouts were so delicious. Everything was just right, including our table which was on the window with a fantastic view. I read in one review that the wine pour for a single glass was short, but I found mine to be quite generous. Loved this restaurant and we will return.

CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband and I were very pleased to see that the Point Lobos benedict was back on the menu. I was also glad to see Huevos Rancheros added as a breakfast item. The location and view are outstanding, as is the service. We live in the neighborhood, and often stop in for breakfast or lunch on our walks.

DB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Especially Gabriel stood out with his humor and ability to make us comfortable (seating arrangement, etc.).

The server was also good. He had no name tag. He introduced himself, but I forgot his name. He has three kids, which might help you in identifying him.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday and great experience !

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

When you go to a high-end restaurant, you expect everything to be five star all the way. However, when the food doesn’t come out perfectly and you have to send it back, it’s very disappointing, especially at these prices. I ordered the rack of lamb, done medium, and it came out between rare and medium rare. I had to send it back, and it still was medium rare.I noticed that the woman at the table next to us had exactly the same problem, and sent her’s back. It was very tasty. And just one other thing. I ordered a lemon drop martini and it was served in a small, 1960’s style, old fashioned champagne glass, rather than a martini glass. You would expect them to have better glassware for cocktails than this. My husband also thought his white wine glass was a little small. The views from this restaurant are spectacular, and I always enjoy it so much when we’re there.

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Admittedly, we were reluctant to try this restaurant based upon many of the negative reviews. As a result, we opted for breakfast to play it safe while taking in the views. Surprisingly, we were both extremely satisfied with our decision to try this place.

The service was great and the food was delicious. The views were to die for. We both got the breakfast sandwiches, a couple of mimosas and lattes. Everything was great. We will certainly pay another visit, perhaps for dinner.

DF
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Stunning setting. OK food. Terrible service—slow, inattentive, sloppy. Very expensive. Fine dining prices but not a fine dining experience. I do not recommend it. Many better places to eat in Carmel.

C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was very bad, service was below expectations, wine list was cheap, host gave away our window seat to someone complaining. Won't go back!

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Slow service. Overpriced for food which is nothing special.

M
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Food- okay. My brother had steak frites and steak was really tough. We felt like the blackberry blue cheese was kind of a weird combination. Surf and turf was good, oysters very fresh. Pasta was fine but a bit heavy.

Service was kind of slow, nothing special. Ambiance was nice. Overpriced. Feels like they’re still charging prices of the old high end restaurant, in the same location, which produced much better and higher quality meals. Though I think the old restaurant charged much more. Maybe they’re still trying to figure out where they want to be on restaurant quality scale since it didn’t give the vibe of a high end restaurant (no white table cloth, but charged similar prices) and felt more like a bistro. Since this is the only restaurant on the premises it might be hard for them to Findthe right balance between higher end and casual bistro.

A
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already given five star rating to all categories, which also include the best service, food, and wine. The restaurant modern space is spacious, beautifully designed with understated elegance. The highly perched view over the ocean is just amazing.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even with the fog over the ocean, it was a wonderful meal. Top notch all the way around.

MB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food! They greeted us with a glass
Of champagne since they knew we were there to celebrate my fiancé’s 50th Bday!

P
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with stunning views. Server Chris was very professional and knowledgeable... assisted with dinner selection. Food was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

S
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

8/20/19. Great sunset and certainly good piano guy

JE
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Views are spectacular but food was just ok. Prices are a little high for the quality. Service was sketchy and we always seemed to be looking for our server for something.

SP
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

On a Monday at 1:15pm there were very few people in the restaurant, so it was relaxing and quiet. Considering we were a group of 4 and there were probably only 2 or 3 other tables being used, we might have expected more attentive service. Still, one of the nicest restaurants at an incomparable location.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Apparently did not get marked as attending my reservation, cleared my plate when visiting restroom, asked to run my card after it had already been done (thought I was dine and dash?)

Food was nice, so was the view.

M
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ate there a couple times this trip. Food was very good and wine list as well. Service in the evening was exceptional. Definitely recommended!

MR
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Fantastic views, ok food and service.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We have gone to Pacific Edge every year for our anniversary. It, unfortunately, is one of the busiest weeks on the Monterey Peninsula. Therefore, we would give a break for lack of perfection. This year was one of the worst we have experienced. The waiter did the best he could, but with large tables around us, the service was worse than slow. The food was awful with one of the least amount of items on the menu that we have seen. Everything was extremely expensive (we expect it to be), the noise level was to the point we had to shout at each other, and it was the worst food we have had the entire week. With all the other restautrants around, most handled it well. Pacific Edge proved to be very poorly managed.

OT
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, food, view and atmosphere.

FS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is spectacular! The service is great! The food is delicious!! We had a wonderful time and can not wait to go back. The lobster risotto was amazing!!!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view and food were phenomenal.....Our waiter was awesome too. We didn't feel rushed at all and were able to enjoy having a nice dinner. Highly recommend!

BC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional! We were well pleased with our visit.

K
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, spectacular view.

DM
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Some clientele dress code is slipping and diminishes ambiance. Sloppy shorts, t-shirts, flip flops, ball caps, bathing suits, etc.
Wait staff and food is excellent as always.

EL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous setting. Delicious food with beautiful presentations. Received great recommendations from the waiter, and appreciated the special touches - a beautiful dessert to celebrate our anniversary.

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just lovely, so peaceful on the deck, it was the perfect day to be there...catching up with friend, couldn’t have been better

MZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch and dinner on the same day as well as drinks and apps above the bar area. The views are spectacular! The food and service were really good. Definitely recommend if you are on the Carmel area!

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