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Pacific's Edge, Carmel, CA
Pacific's Edge, Carmel, CA
Pacific's Edge, Carmel, CA
Pacific's Edge, Carmel, CA
Pacific's Edge, Carmel, CA

Pacific's Edge

4.5
4.5
3083 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 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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

Experiences

  • Easter Brunch 2024

    $85.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Easter Brunch Buffet at Pacific's Edge $85+ plus tax and 20% gratuity Includes carving station, omelet station, and an assortment of breakfast and lunch items.
  • Mother's Day 2024

    $95.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at Pacific's Edge $95+ plus tax and 20% gratuity Offerings include: carving station (herb crusted tenderloin and cider brined pork tenderloin), omelet station, chilled shrimp and crab claws, and an assortment of breakfast and lunch items.

What 3,083 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for brunch

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for scenic views

3,083 Reviews
  1. Bruce

    Central Coast

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous live music Fabulous wine Fabulous staff, especially the hostess Fabulous food I go there once a month

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  2. bdrdldtd

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My lamb had way too much fat on it and it lacked flavor. The potatoes that came with my meal had no flavor also and I had to add salt and pepper to it. I have never done that to an upscale restaurant like this before. The portion of the cioppino was beyond small. The beer that my husband got was so gross tasted like it’s been in the tank for way too long. 

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  3. RayT

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, great ombonce, great service! Overall great experience. Worth the trip! You won’t be disappointed.

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  4. MarkK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely fantastic and our waiter was great. Second time here and it didn’t disappoint. Rack of lamb was delicious.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite restaurant in Carmel. Love the view and the immaculate service. Food is quite good also.

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  6. TominCA

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of five was there for Sunday brunch. We caught a clear period during a stormy weekend so the view was spectacular. The group enjoyed several of the Benedict choices and an omelette. Good marks all around. The service could have been better - one waiter had trouble understanding and the main waitress could have been a little more attentive.

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  7. DanielV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place, fair prices, food was good, not excellent. Overall a great place.

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  8. AKKIS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally had a great experience for my birthday! Came for brunch with my mother and it was amazing. Service was great, food was awesome! Will definitely make this a normal make thing every special occasion ❤️

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  9. MargaretL

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing Rosemary you’re wonderful. The potatoes are gratin and their Caesar salad and their lamb was absolutely delicious. The only thing I would probably give it 4 1/2 stars because the place has the most unbelievable view. However, once the sun goes down, you can’t see anything else like staring out to black space but it’s lovely, and if you get there before the sun goes down, you will have an amazing experience

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  10. MitchellV

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. Food is good, not great. Cocktails were great.

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  11. ImreB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible view, delicious food and excellent service.

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  12. kariD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stellar view. Stellar service. Sad food. Dated decor.

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  13. Diego

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for brunch, food was not good Service was very good The view and scenery is amazing Would go back for the view, not for the food I would like to go back for dinner and see if that would be better

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  14. AnnT

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Very cold restaurant. Where layers. Be aware their menu is very limited. Only a handful of choices for entrees and out of the four available they were “sold ou (by 715pm) of two main dishes! Our guests had a steak or vegetarian options. I don’t recommend this restaurant for dinner. You don’t see the view and it’s just like any other average hotel restaurant (with limited dining options).

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Views were epic and it was pretty quiet.

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  16. royg

    Tahoe

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered a cup of clam chowder as a starter and it came in a cup that was about 1/3 filled. Smallest portion of soup I have ever seen. A group of golfers had been over served at the bar behind us were way over served, loud, and cursing. They were finally asked to leave. The menu has been reduced to very few entrees. It use to be one of our favorite restaurants, very sad to see.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend this place! The view and ambiance are amazing

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  18. bill

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant with good service Food good but value to price only fairly good

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience. The view here is unbeatable. We had breakfast and I decided to go with the crab Benedict instead of the regular mushroom Benedict which was $9 more but I really wanted the crab. I was disappointed that there was only a tiny amount of crab on it. I didn’t even taste it. Other than that the food was still really delicious and our host & server were wonderful. There was a lady on her phone at the table next to us video chatting and was talking loud. But that’s not the restaurants fault at all. Would definitely come back here again.

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  20. BraytonJ

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aesthetically, the most enjoyable dining experience ever - the Views!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This place has one of the most beautiful views and the waitstaff are lovely, so kind and attentive, but it’s really dated has no vibe and the foods is basic hotel food. Needs an update badly!

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  22. AGCHappy

    San Antonio

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good but expensive. The view is awesome

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  23. Bruce

    Central Coast

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go about once a month, for dinner and/or breakfast, and think of this restaurant as one of the best in the world. It is simply amazing.

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  24. davej

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing New Years Eve Dinner & New Years Eve Party! Nice that it was all in 1 location.

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  25. GilAprille

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spacious dining room allowed romantic table for two. The New Years Eve fixed menu was extraordinary and the service was impeccable.

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  26. BayAreaLover

    Dallas

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The view is exactly as advertised…it’s truly magnificent! Unfortunately, that is the very best part of the dining experience. The food was extremely average, and the service was horrible! In fact, our server was so absent that I was forced to go to the bar for my second drink. Been there, done that :(

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  27. Michelin

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Expensive (but you are paying for the location) and the biggest problem is that the menu never changes. There was a table with uncontrable kids nearby (including one watching a video full blast on his iPhone) while parents did not seem concerned by such inconsiderate manners. Waitress was nice, but kept forgetting we asked for bread. We are somewhat regulars. Is it worth keeping going back? I am starting to wonder...

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  28. auroraa

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All we can say it was a great time, experience and good food

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  29. JimS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the greeting hostess, Diana, and our waitress were so friendly and did everything right . Delicious food and the view is the best!

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  30. GobinathM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place for a date dinner. Great ambience with sea view. Food was also amazing.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente sitio para disfrutar de la vista hermosa y de buena comida y excelente atención y servicio

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  32. KathleenR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed. The views are breathtaking, the staff was fabulous and the food was delicious.

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  33. joep

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We are locals who enjoy bringing friends to this restaurant..very disappointed. They lost our order for main course. We watched two others tables served (they came in after us) . My salmon needed salt..I Never put salt on my food. What a very expensive disappointment.

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  34. Dave

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    There isn’t a better view around, perched as it is high above the roiling waters of the Pacific along the rocky coastline. Just breathtaking. I think the restaurant needs a serious renovation. It just looks a bit tired and dated. And the service and food was serviceable but doesn’t quite keep pace with the level you might expect from the view! Maybe it is a different dinner experience (I was there for lunch only). Good, just not great. I may also be heartening back to its glory days 25 years ago when it was one of the nation’s top restaurants. The lunch experience was more average but still good. And I would definitely go back.

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  35. CheriT

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful atmosphere, beautiful view, exceptional, friendly service MS importantly an outstanding and delicious dinner….!!!

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  36. CristalR

    Mexico City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked the Xmas Eve experience and the food was a huge disappointment. The service was kind and prompt, however the waiter had a really bad body odor. The food was cold and the quality was disappointing.

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  37. TrvlnRnd

    Denver

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Christmas Eve 2023 Prix Fixe Dinner. Very slow service despite limited menu. Wild Mushroom Soup was VERY salty. Wild Halibut on mushy overcooked greens with bland white beans was dry and tough. We've dined at Pacific's Edge on numerous occasions and the experience was outstanding. However, I definitely would NOT recommend for Pacific's Edge any type of a prix fixe menu. The check included an automatic 20% gratuity which was excessive for the quality of the food and the service.

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  38. TracyP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning setting and fantastic service, love the valet parking and the food was great. Highly recommend!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Views are spectacular, food is not good at all! Fish was over cooked and risotto was undercooked. Restaurant has change a lot! Is not the same

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  40. MichaelW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and fantastic venue, ambience, service and food!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

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 3083 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 23 times today
Experiences are available.

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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