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Pacific's Edge, Carmel, CA

Pacific's Edge

4.5
4.5
3216 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Nestled on the craggy bluffs of Carmel Highlands and offering spectacular views of the California coastline, Pacific’s Edge lives up to a well-earned reputation as a destination restaurant. Using ingredients inspired by the local bounty from land and sea, a creative culinary team curates seasonal menus complemented by a storied wine list. Where California casual meets refined dining in a one-of-a-kind location, Pacific’s Edge will surely delight all the senses.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 622-5445
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
  • 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 831.622.5461.
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel
  • Cross street
    Highway 1
  • Parking details
    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.
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment 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 and Tuesdays from 5:00-9:00. 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,216 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Romantic

  • California Central Coast

    American

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for brunch

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for scenic views

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

3,216 Reviews
  1. BenR

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    21 years ago we got married at the Highlands Inn and it still hasn’t lost it’s touch. We requested a corner on the window table and that’s exactly where we were seated. The view is outstanding (of course), but the consistency of the food is what keeps us coming back. The staff also makes the experience an absolute treat. Can’t say enough great things about Pacific’s Edge, you just have to experience it yourself.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was going well. My husband ordered sole and he got salmon m. They didn’t even ask just served the salmon instead of Sole.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the perfect place for a family event. The view is outstanding, possibly the best on the Monterey Peninsula. Our party of four loved their food at brunch. We enjoyed the spacious tables and the fact that we were able to visit and were not rushed. Service was very good. We have plans to return.

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  4. Leslie

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Of course the view is incredible. Dinner service and food were wonderful . The Atlantic char was perfectly cooked. Frito misto hot and crunchy and a great for a shared appetizer. Service and food at breakfast were not very good.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome location with fantastic views and decent service. Food quality was very low for breakfast. Bottled OJ, not freshly squeezed, pre-made scrambled egg mix, and very average sausage.

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  6. rociol

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view is so beautiful and service was great. Would definitely go back. Loved it

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place overlooking Monterey Bay! I appreciate the birthday treat!

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  8. Bruce

    Central Coast

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous brunch … Amazing food…. Fabulous staff …. Delicious wine …. It is one of our favorite places !!!

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  9. yankees6916

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with an unbeatable setting. Looking forward to our next visit!

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  10. Beaujo

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The young lady assisting the waiter was outstanding...friendly, efficient and very attractive.

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  11. OldCustomers

    Central Coast

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were okay, but not excellent. Not as good as in the past , thus we were disappointed .

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  12. AceC

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Eaten here many times. Food always good. Unbelievable views.

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  13. Alisonjimmy

    Sacramento

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great as was the food. We highly recommend this place. The views are spectacular. You can't miss with Pacific Edge.

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  14. 1hot

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a hotel restaurant and expensive for what you get. The burger was made with 2 patties on a brioche bun too small to contain meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion. We chose to eat there because it was convenient. No plans to go back again.

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  15. PatriciaB

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous brunch here My husband thoroughly enjoyed a perfectly done veggie omlette and potatoes. I devoured my deliciously perfect slice of prime rib with mashed potatoes and lovely broccolini.

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  16. ErnestF

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing view, food and staff. Fredrick and the entire team were fantastic. Halibut was outstanding!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service was very good The menu was a bit limited. Wine was also very good.

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  18. PatriciaB

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, delicious food and attentive servers!

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  19. Citizen

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular views and nice decor/design. Lunch menu was limited and mostly lunch and brunch fare (salads, sandwiches, eggs Benedict). Food was good but not remarkable. Dinner may be better. Service was very good: pleasant and balanced. We've been many times over the past 30+ years. We still consider/recommend it as a worthwhile destination and trip but feel it hasn't returned from the pandemic (or acquisition by Hyatt) to its past, very high and Northern California iconic standard.

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  20. StacyP

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Beautiful setting and view of sunset.

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  21. Eweinman

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to celebrate my Birthday. The rack of lamb and filet were superb and the affogato was excellent for desert. Best to go during sunset!

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  22. GSBiggs

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, wine list was great, service was attentive, and proces were reasonable. The BIGGEST reason to eat their is the absolute world class view up and found the coast. Simply breathtaking. The adjacent lounge is equally visually pleasing.

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  23. BLtucson

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely table by the enormous glass windows. Food and service excellent!

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  24. JamesB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing view and the food was excellent. Can’t wait to return when I visit Carmel.

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  25. Coco

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband Larry and myself always enjoy our dinning experience at the beautiful Highlands Inn Pacific Edge restaurant. Diana the friendly evening dinning hostess goes out of her way to be welcoming, hospitable, and extremely helpful insuring we have the best table suited for our comfort. All the wait staff is terrific, especially Frederick. He is friendly, helpful and always keeping an eye on all dinning guests! Keep up the great work PacificEdge! All the best! CoCo Wood

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary dinner. Perfect Pacific Sunset views from corner table. Excellent cuisine with Ribeye, Halibut entrees and on point wine suggestions and service from our server Fredric

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  27. RichardH

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location. Excellent service. Delicious food.

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  28. Arty

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Chris was professional and personable. The steelhead trout preparation was delicious and the halibut was cooked perfectly. The crab cake was also delicious as a starter. The view was spectacular!

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  29. MarynaB

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic place to watch the sunset . Food was amazing too

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  30. lynnh

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to watch the sunset over the Pacific. Food is excellent and expensive. Service needs improvement.

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  31. WayneJ

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservations for our 42nd anniversary on Open Table. Made a comment that I would like to have two glasses of champagne and a window seat as soon as we were seated. When we arrived, the check in hostess greeted us with "Happy Anniversary". We were seated immediately by a waiter "in training" and he said "Happy Anniversary" as well. Within 2 minutes the champagne was delivered, and we were again given a "Happy Anniversary" wish. The braised Short Rib and seared Pacific Halibut were excellent! This is not our first time at Pacific's Edge (maybe 13 times over 16 years). We have had both excellent service and food and sub-par service and food. We keep going back because the view is phenomenal. This year, Pacific's Edge hit it out of the ballpark for service and food. The first two glasses of champagne (actually Prosecco) were complimentary.

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  32. Skagwayal

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Upon checking in the hostess told me you’re here for an anniversary dinner that was forgotten or not passed on to the waiter, The views were outstanding, but that’s about all the Halibut overcooked appetizer portion not seasoned at all and salad drenched in dressing. Since the waiter never acknowledge our anniversary, we just got the bill paid it and left. DONT waste your money just for the views they are way better restaurants at the Lodge by far.

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  33. Cathy

    New York City

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, ambience, and waiter were all very good. Kitchen was exceptionally slow. Both in terms of drinks in the cocktail lounge prior to dinner and then in terms of delivering entrees 

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  34. DaveB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was beautiful. The views were stunning - truly remarkable. The food was very expensive but very good. The service was not great. As my husband stated, if we’re spending this much money, the service should be top notch but unfortunately it was not even close. The food was fantastic!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small portions but tasty ! The views are amazing and definitely would recommend for the experience ❤️

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  36. Coco

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique dinning experience with the full gamut of great drinks, food, full ocean views, ambiance and customer service.

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  37. SuzieG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning view! Amazing food. Great service. Dinner couldn’t have been better.

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  38. Anonymous

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and amazing views! Highly recommended for stays too at the Highland Inn.

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  39. Richardv

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Place trades on location and attentive staff. Stayed at Hotel, which I may not do again, but I would always come back for sunset dinner. Only Post Ranch Inn or Nephete offer similar setting

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  40. LisaR

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was very nice and attentive. The view is amazing.

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FAQs

Pacific's Edge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 622-5445.

Pacific's Edge is rated 4.5 stars by 3216 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 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pacific's Edge

120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, CA 93923

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Highway 1
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment 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 and Tuesdays from 5:00-9:00. 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 622-5445
  • Catering
  • 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 831.622.5461.
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