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About California Market at Pacific’s Edge

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.



120 Highlands Drive
Carmel, CA 93923
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:30pm
Lunch Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Brunch Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 3:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Lounge: 3:30pm - closing (drinks start at 3:30pm, 4:00pm for food)

Cross Street:
Highway 1

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 622-5445

Website:
http://www.pacificsedge.com/

Entertainment:
Come and listen to the stylish voice of Neal Banks and contemporary guitar of Steve Ezzo every Friday night in the Lobos Lounge from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Enjoy the vocal stylings of Dino Vera in the Lobos Lounge every Saturday night from 7:00pm until 10pm. Peer at the wildlife on Bird Rock at Point Lobos through the ship's telescope in the corner, then drop the lens and join the party, dancing to tunes such as "Great Balls of Fire," one of their more raucous covers that always seems to get everyone up and dancing in merriment.

Catering:

Parking Details:
Free Valet Parking. Drive your car to the front steps and the friendliest valets in the world will happily park your car for you. Towards the end of your meal, have your server summon your car. Nothing could be more convenient, other than an overnight stay here at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands where you could walk to your room after dinner.

Private Party Facilities:
Named one of the top 20 restaurants in the United States by Wine Spectator, Pacific's Edge is ideal for every occasion; from wedding receptions to corporate events. Set high atop a cliff in Carmel overlooking Monterey's Big Sur coastline, our private dining room will enchant your guests with its warmth and beauty. Glass enclosed for privacy, our Wine Room can seat up to 40 guests and provides a personal wait staff for the ultimate in service and elegance.

Contact one of our sales professionals at 831.622.5445.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our Facebook Page for upcoming special events: https://www.facebook.com/hyattcarmelhighlands/events

California Market at Pacific’s Edge Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.6

value

3.7

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Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (47)
Romantic (34)
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Worth the Drive (28)
Waterfront (27)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for a Date (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Business Meals (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Healthy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Casual (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Live Music (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Was not impressed by the hostess.
A basically empty restaurant she was going to seat us in direct sun. As it was our 45th anniversary I had requested a nice table. There were tables with direct window seating but she implied the area was not available. Bottom line the seating was ok but could have been better.
Service was very good. The food was very good but pricey. Lunch for
Four. 178.00.
The view was the big draw and next time I will probably get my food and beverage in the bar.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Deceiving description of food, slow service

If you packakes description says local berries, you expect a portion of berries on top of them; not just FOUR raspberries

Our server (a lady) was missing in action for most of the breakfast, she did not come to check in how we were doing after our food was served

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent food! Best Thanksgiving dinner ever! Food was delicious, service great, beautiful views!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Vegan
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

This restaurant has great views of the Pacific Ocean and the rocky coastline south of Carmel. Our Thanksgiving special 3-course meal was very good, the service top-notch. My only complaint was the cost - with one pre-dinner drink and one glass of wine with dinner each, our bill came to almost $350 for two people (tax and 20% tip automatically added to bill). The food was good, but probably not THAT good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We have dined at Pacific Edge for the past 18 years. The quality of food and service has gone downhill. At the same time the prices have gone sky high. Our thanksgiving dinner was $475.00. It was a fixed price of $95 per plate - 3 courses. There were 3 of us. We had a half bottle of very average wine $45 and 2 1/2 glasses of below average wine. Appetizer - 2 has brussels sprouts and 1 had beets. The brussels sprouts came in iron type dishes and had a little too much vinegar plus the raw cashews didn't go well with it. 2 of us had turkey and one had prime rib. Average! Nothing interesting on the plate. There was nothing unusual or nice about the plate presentation. The pumpkin tart was average and only 2.5 inches in diameter. They had music advertised on menu and there was no music. And the service was improper - serve from left take away from right; wait until everyone is done to remove dishes. The only thing i can say good about this restaurant is the spectacular view.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice romantic place for a dinner and drinks. Staff is very nice. Food was good. Main course was very good, sides were average i guess. Bar needs more staffing, drinks can take a long time on patio, only one lady was covering whole bar outside.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had not stayed at the Carmel Highlands Resort in many years and therefore we were excited about our weekend. We said have been informed before arriving for dinner that the hotel was hosting a wedding in the lobby:great room adjacent to the “open” restaurant. It was as if we were spectators at a very loud wedding event. Certainly we were happy for whomever got married, but we did not have the relaxing evening we had planned. We could barely hear each other talk. I️ am not sure if this is a common practice but we will never dine at this resort again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was an incredible spot! The dinner menu looked to be on the pricier side, however we wanted to try it, so we made lunch reservations. Absolutely loved everything. We sat outside and had the most incredible view. Our lunch was great and service was wonderful. Highly recommend coming here to enjoy the amazing views.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was good. Went for the view, but there wasn't much to see at night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful view of the bay from everywhere in the restaurant. Dinner was good;limited variety to choose from. The beet salad was delicious! As was the bread pudding dessert. Rib-eye cooked perfectly as ordered. Excellent service from the hostess and our server. A wedding party was in a private dining room, but with the doors open, their merriment was sometimes distracting. After dinner, we sat in the lounge, listening to a talented pianist playing & singing a variety of songs that made the warm atmosphere by the fireplace even better. Excellent way to spend a relaxing Saturday evening.

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not sure I want to let everyone know how great this place is. If I do, more people will go there. The food is great and so is the service. And the great views are worth the drive. The price of the food is what you would expect from a high end restaurant with great service and ambiance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was more than difficlult to make reservations with them directly therefore we went to open table. The service was horrible there were only 4 tables with customers. Our waiter was rude, disrespectful and distant. We had to ask for him many times, we were told that since it was a birthday they would provide a suitable birthday dessert. Our waiter aruged with us about this, we asked another wait staff person to send over the manger , the manger was never sent over instead our own waiter showed up 5 minutes later with the bill . It made for a horrid dinning experience. The cobb salad was forgetable, the lobster rolls had very little if any lobster, the mussels were okay the broth srunning, yet with enough mussels for 2 we only got 2 thin pieces of garlic bread and were charged extra for more bread? I've written the Hyatt about our experience and have not recieved a reply as yet.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The presentation was good and the view outstanding. The food was presented well but was lacking in flavor and meat dry.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Beautiful setting, very knowledgeable wait person. Food was very well prepared and perfect amount. Everything was a little over priced.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food, good wine, excellent service, fantastic view. Had a very good time. I would also recommend this restaurant for lunch and breakfast.

Tags: Waterfront, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were celebrating our 50th anniversary with our family. We asked and sat at a table with a beautiful view. The dinner was exceptional and the server took care of our every need. Delight and wonderful evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This was one of my worst dining experiences ever. The waiter was totally unprofessional, incompetent and arrogant. The waiter failed to come to table and I had to ask hostess to summon him. I ordered bouillabaisse and it was served without proper utensils. I had to get up to get them. Fish in soup was mushy and shellfish was not fresh.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food here is good but very pricey. But the view is just spectacular and the service very very good. This our third year coming here for a birthday. We love to sit and look at the sunset and breathtaking ocean view while dining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Restaurant location is absolutely amazing, food service and ambiance complement the special occasion experience. We had tasting menu all light and uplifting food. We are planing to come back soon. Highly recommend during sunset.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I was apprehensive about eating at this restaurant due to some of the negative reviews I read online. Because we were staying at Highland's inn I went ahead and took my wife to dinner for a special date night. I can say that every aspect of our evening was amazing! We watched a beautiful sunset as we enjoyed amazing seafood dinners. Our service was excellent, the staff was attentive and friendly. Our entire experience exceeded our expectations and was the highlight of our trip.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

There is nowhere else with a better setting & view than Pacifics Edge, and the service is always top-notch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Outstanding meal, service and ambiance! Expensive? Yes. But worth every penny.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great service, food was fantastic. Worth noting however, that the views disappear when the sun does, so make sure to have your reservation start before sunset!

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The front of the restaurant were very helpful as I had mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary. They couldn't guarantee a window view, but they somehow made it happen. This was amazing. The service was on point and the meal was delicious, my steak was perfectly cooked and we ate to our hearts content along with 2 incredible desserts. Thank you soooo much!

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Ambience was amazing...you can’t get a better view. The service was good and the food was ok. Nothing spectacular. The potatoes were cold, we all ordered iced tea which came with a few ice cubes and no spoons on the table to stir in sweetener - no sweetener to be found. When we asked for refills they refilled our glasses and gave us no ice. Warm iced tea is just gross. The food was good but for $58 for a 6-8 oz filet I would have thought amazing and it just wasn’t.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The restaurant was great and once we got a server it was good. We were seated and no one looked after us for about 20 minutes not even with water

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Celebrated our wedding anniversary here with our adult children. We usually come for the view but have always enjoyed the food. They have opened a new outdoor bar area for watching the sunset that was delightful! Food was better than the last time we were here. Best Sea bass around! Outstanding evening!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

There's an amazing view and if you'd like to catch the sunset, make sure you make your reservation early enough as this time of year it's at 6:30 (half an hour after they open for dinner). Food was incredible although somewhat pricey. Service was rather mediocre as our hostess told us to wait and proceeded to look across the room to another associate out of sight for several minutes, giving no explanation as to why we needed to wait nor an apology for the inconvenience. Not only was that off-putting first thing stepping through the door, but our waiter charged us incorrectly and when I called to correct the matter, I was so warmly consoled by an answering machine...not to mention the very infrequent checkins although there were only three other parties in the restaurant at the time. All in all, EXCELLENT view and food, poor management and service. Might be worth the experience if the staff is on their game on that given day. I however, was not so impressed on my 4 year anniversary with my wife.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Despite the wonderful view, Pacific’s Edge was a huge disappointment. We had eaten there several months ago and had a great experience. Everyone we have recommended it to since has been as disappointed as we were this time. The service was atrocious - took 15 minutes to get a drink at the bar, the waiter kept disappearing and did not check back to see if we needed anything, our bottle of white wine was not chilled, no soup spoon was provided so our guest had to go find one, coffee wasn’t served until we had almost finished our dessert, the waiters and bus boys had dirty aprons, and there were flies buzzing around and on the windows. Dinner took 3 1/2 hours and not because we asked for more time. The restaurant was not full so there was no reason for such service. The food was relatively good but the portions were quite small and very expensive. We will not be returning even though we live locally.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We had a bad experience at this restaurant and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Things started off on the wrong foot when the hostess was no where to be found and we were left standing for 5 minutes. The servers are not what you would expect from a $$$ restaurant (by a long shot). The food was actually decent, but servings were small and definitely not worth the price. If this place didn't have an amazing view, they would go out of business in a few weeks. They need to seriously up their game, but I doubt it will happen. I wouldn't go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Fabulous outdoor area with views of the Pacific Ocean. Excellent food secondary to the view.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Good food, exceptional view. We loved whale watching eating health seafood lunch. Service is excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The view and service was great! The food was tasty but nothing special for this area.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had the Ceasar salad and the dressing was a watered-down version of mayonnaise and had no Ceasar taste at all. You pay for the awesome view. Service was poor/slow and not attentive. Again, go for the view and leave.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Overall good place to enjoy a meal though the table next to us was a bit loud (drinking a bit too much) over great with a beautiful ocean view!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Beautiful setting. Quality of food was good but not extraordinary. Prices however were much higher than the quality of the food. If you want to enjoy the view, go to the adjoining lounge for a drink and go elsewhere to eat.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Hard to imagine a more perfect or romantic view to celebrate our 35th Anniversary! They reserved a lovely, intimate corner table for us so we had a view in two directions. We timed it so that we were seated just before sunset and the sun and ocean didn't disappoint!

This is a VERY pricey place (as is most hotel dining in the Carmel area) but the view, in my opinion, makes up for it. Food was delicious (I had the duck which was done perfectly, and my wife had the chicken) and the wine pours were generous. Had a cocktail in the lounge area before seating and the view is also spectacular there. Again, very pricey drinks (lavender infused lemon drop was $15) but you're paying for the setting as well. Recommend this place for a "special event" (it may be a tad steep for everyday dining).

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The food is really bad and expensive . The place is nice and the service is good. If I comeback it will be to take a drink.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Spectacular view and great food.
Best french toast ever in my life!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The view is the main attraction. Food was very good. Service was overall good but some noticeable issues not expected given the food prices. For example crumbs on the table when we sat down, sloppy plating, streaks on wine glass. But the food tasted good. Definitely a premium price for the view.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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