Pacific's Edge

4.5
2582 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a beautiful setting and the deck has some of the best ocean views in the area. Server was very accommodating of a friend’s gluten restricted diet. The menu is somewhat limited and on the pricey side. The halibut sandwich (fresh catch of the day) was delicious.

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MasoodS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

the decor used to be very elegant and formal, like Linnen on the dining tables and fresh flowers , now it looks very casual dinning area and no class , of course the views are still unmatchable ,serving personnel were dull and unenergitic ! Not too many smiles also from other staff members as well ! IF you dont have any other choice then go to the Pacifics edge !

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vipKatherineW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food3service3ambience5

The ambiance and view at Pacific’s Edge is amazing but the food and service were average.

Four of us ordered the Smokehouse Chicken sandwich. While tasty, the chicken was spongy like it had been frozen and reconstituted. The clam chowder which has historically been delicious was thick and lacking the clam and bacon flavors of yore. The halibut sandwich recipe was also not as tasty and fresh as in years past. All and all, uninspired food.

We will continue to go there but would love it if the chef could get back to the menu and quality from years past.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was tasty, used fresh ingredients and was well prepared. The service was excellent. Antonio stands out.

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tony
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

when weather is nice, this is perfect place to enjoy pacific ocean with friends or families.

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vipDuaneG
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was awesome. Daniel was especially friendly and helpful.

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PrafullaS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The views from the restaurant is breathtaking! The food is amazing as well. Loved the overall experience. Must visit of you are enroute Pacific coast drive!

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vipJorgeH
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Comida decente atención igual nada del otro mundo lo q si una vista increíble

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BeverlyF
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a special place to celebrate Christmas...and this was it! The view of the storm over the Pacific was amazing. The food was great...and I was able to tweak my breakfast sandwich to a vegan version (hold the egg and bacon, add carmelized red onions, and put it on a Ciabatta roll) which was fantastic. Our server (and the whole staff)was capable and friendly, and the many families made it festive but not overly noisy. All in all a great meal...we will definitely be back!

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vipSharonP
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Xmas brunch. Location is excellent. Food was average. Blackened halibut special was very dry

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JudiK
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas luncheon

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BetsyG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. The view is spectacular. Service and food were very nice, holiday decorations were beautiful.

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Rosa
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view & food & service!

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ChienL
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food quality is fresh and delicious. The service is nice and friendly.

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Ronola
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience dining at pacific Edge for lunch. The service was outstanding, and the food was cooked to perfection. The staff was warm and friendly as we dined looking out at the Pacific Ocean. I highly recommend Pacific Edge to anyone looking for a great place to dine in a relax and friendly environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was very expensive but it’s the view you come for. My food was room temperature and my partners food was literally cold, like refrigerator cold. The view is impeccable though.

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Scott
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view of the Carmel shoreline, friendly (made it feel like we were at someone’s home) service, fantastic breakfast. Not sure how one could improve on this so just enjoy!

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ReneeP
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside next the glass (which was a request), and the view was unbelievable - best view I have ever encountered at a restaurant!

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Guido
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The ambiance is great with beautiful scenic views from your table in the restaurant ! The food was delivered cold, nothing worse than cold eggs!! They did replace our meals. It kinda felt that the food was pre made and just sitting, but the replacement was much better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Ridiculously noisy with extremely disturbing wall drilling work going on right behind our table :(((
Lunch menu was awfully limited and completely different from the lunch menu promoted online on the restaurant website. :((
The $12 priced clam chowder soup in ‘bowl’ was less than the smallest cup of soup we’ve ever had or seen!
‘Salad’ side of the $26 smokehouse chicken burger sandwich was little bit of old lettuce with no dressing or anything else on it :(
The experience and value was so poor that it totally negated the view that was suppose to be the restaurant highlight.
Couldn’t wait to get out of there

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NicholasK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

25 dollar hambeowas one of the worst burgers I've ever had!

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TomH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic view. Classic location. Great place for special occasions

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LisaC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

You are paying for the fantastic view however the food was mediocre at best with an automatic 20% service charge. I think it wasn’t much better than a Black Bear Dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful thanksgiving, thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We love this restaurant. The service is incredible and so are the views. But their Thanksgiving meal was horribly not up to par. The soup was good but nothing you couldn’t make at home. The salad was by far the best course. The cashew cream was delicious. The meal was not good at all. The ham and turkey were covered in gravy that was not good. It was very heavy. The mashed potatoes were some of the worst I’ve had at a restaurant. The pumpkin pie was good but I couldn’t cut into the pecan pie without a knife. And the meal ( for two with two $12 mimosas before the meal and two glasses Pinot noir during the meal) with tax and tip was $258. We won’t ever go back for thanksgiving again. I’m just sad because this is a great restaurant that served cafeteria quality food and kept the high end pricing.

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Cynthia
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving at Pacific's Edge was a very special treat, one we hope to appreciate every year! It was truly outstanding!

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RobertO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service and locale are 1st rate.. The fixed menu choices were predictable but the food taste...blak. Some cold some warm some tasting like the other (shared pans?).

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WilliamO
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Can't beat the view. Food was decent and a good value.

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vipGlenH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything

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SusanD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The view was outstanding. The service was impeccable. The chicken on the wedge salad was unedible (dry and tough).

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vipKelz
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

View was amazing, food was good but service sucks. One of the Servers told us we can’t move tables with the better view even though there was hardly anybody there. His reason was because it was a farther walk for the server to bring our food too. It was a few feet away from our original table. Unbelievable!

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LaurieB
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Ordered crab: paid $28 to get about 2.5 TBLS of crab meat. The rest of the food was not an “elevated experience” by any means. About equivalent to chain restaurant quality. Also, (outside of their control) a heavy fog had rolled in robbing us of the famed oceanic view that this place is known for.

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Dara
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite "go to" for out of town guests. It just does not get any better in every respect. The food is as amazing as the view.

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vipBobD
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is perhaps the most stunning on the California coast and the food never disappoints. One of our favorite spots especially for lunch on the patio.

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vipPeggy
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The View is beautiful.
The food is among the best we've had!
The service, both the hostess, buser and waiter were lovely.

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vipjillc
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Velma (HOSTESS) was super nice ! She was so good at her job! The whole staff was impressive! Kudos to the whole staff!

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vipLagunaGW
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views of the Carmel coast couldn’t be better! We loved watching the monarch butterflies fluttering by the windows as well. The food and service were top notch too.

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vipSavorLoved
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful in every way!

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Jerry
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved the view, and a beautiful brunch / breakfast was lovely.
Would love to return and stay there this time, not just enjoy in passing.

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vipGopsP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, Delicious food and EXTRAORDINARY views. What more could you want?

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 2582 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.