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Mission Bistro, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

Mission Bistro

4.6
4.6
410 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located on Mission Street between Ocean Ave & 7th Ave, in Carmel California. Mission Bistro Restaurant is owned by Shaheen Alnuaimi. Our history-rich location is warm, charming, and above all cozy. We offer brunch, lunch, dinner, local, and import wines. Chef Matt Zimny sources from Monterey and Santa Cruz County farms and ranches with the goal of serving what is fresh and currently available. At Mission Bistro we do Seafood and Steaks right. Cheers!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Californian, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 574-8344
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Matt Zimny
  • Catering
    Mission Bistro would be honored to provide our services for your next event. Each event is bespoke to your tastes and needs, to provide the best experience possible for you and your guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Not only are we professional caterers, but we are also experienced event planners. Our all-in-one packages are designed with your budget in mind, meaning all you have to do is enjoy the event.
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel
  • Cross street
    Mission street, between 7th and Ocean. Across from The Plaza
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 410 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for business meals

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Seafood

410 Reviews
  1. singaporefoodie

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I had high hopes based on the location and reviews, but it was just ‘off’. PROS: -Hostess was great, so kind, warm and welcoming -Ambiance - Lovely setting both indoor and outdoor CONS: -The server brought my main course before I finished my appetizer! I had to move it aside to make room for my entree which sat there and got cold. I ordered the black cod (way too much marinade) and thin, small portion. Their photo shows it sliced next to the soba noodles. I missed that the noodles were chilled which would have been fine if they were on the side (like the photo) but why put a hot piece of fish on cold noodles? It was like a salad and not at all what I wanted. I asked the server if the noodles were meant to be chilled she seemed defensive, I figured I must not have been the first person to ask. For the price point and caliber of this restaurant it seems the least they could do is get the order of service right.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food. We got the swordfish and ribeye and they were both absolute perfection. Fantastic service and great vibe.

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  3. Bruce

    Central Coast

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess was amazing …. Wine was amazing Food was amazing We will return soon

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  4. scbuckhead

    Coastal Georgia

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful and well trained staff. Very welcoming and professional. A good menu and execution. Good value, especially for Carmel! Easy walk from our hotel. Would go again.

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  5. Dave

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    4 people: 2 excellent dinners, 1 acceptable, one so salty I sent it back (first time in 50 years). Redo was raw in the middle pork, so it was sent back by the server. Finally another dinner was provided but by then my 3 companions were done eating and the wine was finished. We didn't see the server again. My dinner wasn't compted, a glass of wine was not offered nor was a dessert for the table, corkage wasn't waived and we were ignored by the server when we left.

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  6. Tigre

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Miso sake marinated local black cod, chilled soba noodles, ginger soy sesame oil is almost too delicious. I will go back again and again for just this dish.

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  7. Jecamaya

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. Beautiful place, delicious food and good location

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Mission bistro has always been five stars. The food is outstanding & the ambience tasteful, cozy & clean. Our last visit for lunch was even more exceptional because of our server! She was very Friendly, professional, attentive but not pushy & made great menu recommendations. I highly recommend Mission Bistro!

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  9. EarlySupper

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I forgot my wallet in the hotel & thank goodness they accept Apple Pay! Lemon chicken soup, Caesar salad & the salsiccia sausage - all quite good. The Latino guy who was acting as host & server for my early dinner deserves to be complimented. He’s quite good. I forgot that I tried this restaurant the last time I was in Carmel. I will not hesitate to go back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional. Food was all organic and perfectly prepared. Excellent!

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FAQs

Mission Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 574-8344.

Mission Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mission Bistro

Mission St. 2 SW of Ocean Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Mission street, between 7th and Ocean. Across from The Plaza
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Californian, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Matt Zimny
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 574-8344
  • Catering
    Mission Bistro would be honored to provide our services for your next event. Each event is bespoke to your tastes and needs, to provide the best experience possible for you and your guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Not only are we professional caterers, but we are also experienced event planners. Our all-in-one packages are designed with your budget in mind, meaning all you have to do is enjoy the event.
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