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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

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Details
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

California Market at Pacific’s Edge Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.6

value

3.7

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Quiet

77% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (40)
Special Occasion (32)
Romantic (29)
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Good for a Date (23)
Waterfront (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Local Ingredients (11)
Cozy (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Casual (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The loud music from the lounge drowned out the jazz music in the restaurant. This may be due to the location of our table.

Our hostess was obviously overworked. So not much attention to our table.

We ordered Dry Aged Ribeye .... not inexpensive ..... it was tasteless.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love this place. Gorgeous view. Fine dining. Best omelette in town.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Beautiful setting. Great place to end the afternoon with a drink and dinner. Food was very good and our server was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Bad day at California Market. Staff was totally overwhelmed for lunch on New Year’s Day which was surprising being that they were only seating guests with reservations. It took an hour after being seated to finally get our food which was not at all worth the wait. Sad to see what has become of a once outstanding restaurant, you can only cut costs so much before things fall apart.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious luncheon for New Year's Day!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was over-priced and uninspired. I realize it was New Year's Eve but usually the increase in price is accompanied by an increase in quality.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This restaurant was once fabulous so my expectations may have been too high. There is no longer a wine expert - sommelier. Some servers try to help but are uninformed. Food is not exceptional and prices are high for "holiday" dinners. There are too many wonder restaurants near to warrant eating a festive dinner here.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The view is second to none! We went for New Year's eve brunch, and we enjoyed it. The food wasn't fantastic, but it was good enough considering the beautiful panoramic scene. The staff was attentive enough. Our french toast came out cold, so they took it in the back and reheated it. They forgot to dress it appropriately when it came back out. When we ordered we asked for them to hold the pecans, but when it came back out there were plenty of pecans and no berries. I think you are paying for the view and the ambiance, and sometimes that's ok. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Super great dinner - had the special pasta of the night. It was one of the best meals I've had in a long time and I live in SF! Server was awesome at picking out the right wine for oysters and pasta / short ribs. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrating 2018 New Year we decided to return to the place we celebrated our engagement and college graduation 55 years ago. We were very pleased so many years ago and found it to be just as excellent this time.
Bartenders engaged conversation with us while making the perfect Margaritas. Servers were kind and welcoming and the chef prepared outstanding meals in a quiet beautiful dining room.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Pacific Edge has definitely improved with the current chef. As always the view is outstanding, but it would be nice if on the short winter days service started before the sun sets.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

You come here for the view and ambience, period. Food is just okay, service in our case was really poor (had to ask for water, WATER, 3 times before it was even brought to our table), waiter was a good guy, but there is nothing really special about the food or service. It's a hotel restaurant with a spectacular view before the sun sets.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We’ve been here for dinner and service was fantastic. Today for lunch, service was awful. Too bad zero isn’t an option. Everything else was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went here when visiting Carmel area for our Mini-Moon and we had an amazing time. Great service and delicious food! i cant wait to visit again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Spectacular views over the Pacific coast from a cliffside restaurant. Excellent service and food quality and very good wine list. A bit pricey but well worth it, especially for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Superb! We really enjoy our Christmas dinner overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A true stand out for the Carmel area.
If your coming for the food is wonderful with lots of fresh and local ingredients and variety to meet anyone's desire. However, if you are looking for an amazing view and ambiance, this location will exceed your expectations. During the day you can see for miles into the Pacific and the coast line, simply stunning, especially for sunset. In the evening the lighting of the trees and the water is very romantic. One of our all time favorites for sure!

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The view is gorgeous but the food was just ok. Our host was great and brought us to a comfy table with a gorgeous view. Our waitress, however, was awful. She never asked us about drinks and failed to bring us water then lied and said they are not allowed to serve water because of the drought (we live in Norcal) and saw other tables get water brought over soon after they were seated. I would have rathered her just apologize and own up to an understandable oversight than make up lies.

Then I ordered strawberry ice cream for my son. It took her 20 mins to bring over sorbet and when I said this is sorbet she argued with me and said it's "fresh" in house strawberry ice cream. Ok - we just ate it and it was sorbet. She then brought over the same exact thing, threw it on our table and said "THIS is sorbet" you had ice cream. What a weirdo!

What terrible service!

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Frederick is an outstanding sever who treats you like a returning friend each time you visit. The food was exceptionally prepared and the ambiance intimate and relaxing. A great spot for a special occasion ❤️

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Just simply outstanding. Incredible views from the outside seating. Food was very good. Outstanding experience. The best view, for breakfast, on the planet!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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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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