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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RichardC
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Restaurant has been closed since March. Nit sure why Open Table didn't know. Got takeout from Mission Ranch & it was great.

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AshleyL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My clients enjoyed the food quite a bit. They said that the service was a bit lacking. But the they enjoyed their experience overall.

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viperrrrrrr
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not worth the price. Wine list ridiculously over priced. Food adequate but not inspiring or creative. Dine elsewhere.

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ElliotS
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Incredible view of the Pacific and its rocky coast. Hard to improve upon this. The ambience was cool modern and we were lucky enough to get the corner table facing both the ocean and the cove.
The food was outstanding, but even after telling the waitress that I had certain dietary restrictions, she twice brought out dishes with food I could not eat. The wine on the list was not only the wrong year, it hadn't been corrected for two years!
After adding up the positives and the negatives, the positives won by far!

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Happydiner18
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at Carmel’s Highlands Inn. The views from the Pacific Edge’s Restaurant there are fantastic! We ate breakfast there on Sunday, 3/8. Our meal was delicious but a bit over-priced. We would like to have dinner there, but the dinners are extremely over-priced!

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Happydiner18
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday with a 3 day weekend at Hyatt’s Highlands Inn. Our breakfast was at the Pacific’s Edge Restaurant with a full ocean view which was beautiful! Our servers greeted us with a birthday greeting for my husband. Our servers were efficient. Our food was delicious.

We do feel that breakfast there is a bit over-priced. Breakfast in similar restaurants are lower-priced &/or include bacon, sausage, or ham with the meal.

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LuizP
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and beautiful view!!!

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AustinW
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good, but we felt it could have been better given the amazing views.

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MarissaR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at Pacific's Edge and would highly recommend! Our server Colin was wonderful!! He introduced himself to my husband and I at the beginning of our meal and remembered both mine and my husband's names throughout the evening. His entree recommendation for my husband (the halibut) and dessert recommendation for us to share (chocolate croissant bread pudding, to die for!!) were spot-on. The view from this restaurant can not be beat! Nothing but great things to say about it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Wedding going on with loud music ruining ambiance of the dining room. Service was abysmal — slow and gaffes at every turn. This use to be one in the top dining rooms in Carmel/ Monterey with top notched food, service and ambience. Now it’s feels like a TGIFs in a better location. What a disappointment. I will not be returning.

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vipLisa
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

We dined outdoors and that view is certainly spectacular. Unfortunately, some of the food is not. The tuna in my poke bowl was very poorly cut, with lots of sinewy pieces (about one third of it) that were inedible. My date’s fresh fish taco was delicious, but certainly not the promised sea bass. We overheard another waiter telling other guests that the fish of the day was grouper (not sea bass), so I can only assume our waiter was mistaken.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed at California Market. One of our favorites!

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vipEbola
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Highly recommended.

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vipjoannen
San Francisco
268 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sight out the dining room window in early evening.
Wonderful service. Excellent food all around.
We were able to find parking ourselves, but they do offer valet parking too.
Highly recommended!

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Danjun
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so delicious, and the view is breathtaking. We went to this restaurant every year to celebrate. I really enjoy being there. Highly recommend to anyone.

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vipPickyPig
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always take our out of town guests here for a wonderful dining experience! A great menu and breathtaking view never disappoints - would highly recommend. The service is the best!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was very slow . The food was amazing as always

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vipgorbeck
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Wait service really inattentive. Manager finally took our order. Food was mediocre, bland in a very expensive multi course menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It as our first valentine’s together. We’ll never forget it.

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Deenie1
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner. Delicious!

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TomW
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife there for Valentine's Day and we loved it, we almost had the whole patio to ourselves. We will be back next year to celebrate Valentine's day.

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MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brussels sprout appie was amazing!...our dinners of Cioppino and rack of lamb was perfect...

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williamk
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Help needed at valet parking. Too long to wait at arrival and too long to wait when leaving. Same as my last visit. No excuse for not fixing this.

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vipPattyW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration in a fabulous setting! Beautiful view! Food was outstanding and our sever Frederick was very helpful and attentive! We haven’t been here in awhile but will definitely return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated the beyond burger - vegetarian options are always good.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It’s a beautiful experience - we recommend the outside deck because it gets pretty warm inside when the sun is on you. Food could be better-dry halibut sandwich. Delicious lemon custard desert!

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Vince
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

it is a MUST visit restaurant on highway 1.
i love this restaurant and hotel.

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vipAllie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow. We feel like we were forgotten about. Coffee cane with no cream. Had to wait 5 minutes to see our waiter to get cream. Coffee ended up just warm.

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WilliamS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

This restaurant went from extraordinary to ordinary in terms of food. We have been to Pacific's Edge many times over the years, by ourselves and with friends, and the food was always outstanding for everyone. It was the reason we would stay in Carmel Highlands. But we were very disappointed in the downgrade of the food. The prices are higher and the quality of the food and preparation lower. I ordered "Steak Frites" expecting "french fries" (apparently they don't know "frites" in French means french fries) but was served a sliced, roasted potato. The steak was much to hard to cut and chew, and the vegetables barely cooked. My husband had the rack of lamb which he said was good (not outstanding) and his vegetables also were practically raw. When I complained to the waiter, he did get the price of my entree removed and was very apologetic. The management needs to know that their "new" restaurant falls short of the "old."

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vipsandyc
San Francisco
23 reviews