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Sur at The Barnyard, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Sur at The Barnyard

4.4
4.4
442 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Voted "Best Restaurant in Carmel Valley 2023"!

Located in the picturesque Barnyard Shopping Village just off of HWY 1 between Rio Rd and Carmel Valley Rd. Sur at the Barnyard is where foodies, beer lovers and families escape the stresses of their day-to-day lives to enjoy a great meal!

If you don't see a reservation available give us a call anytime and we will be happy to assist!

Need a reservation for 7 or more? Give us a call at 831-250-7188 or email us any requests at reservations@suratthebarnyard.com

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 250-7188
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel Valley
  • Cross street
    Carmel Rancho Blvd off Hwy 1/ Rio Road / Carmel Valley Road
  • Parking details
    Abundant Free Parking Lunch & Dinner.
  • Public transit
    Convenient to The Barnyard Shopping Village
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 442 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Kid-friendly

  • California Central Coast

    Lively

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Kid-friendly

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for groups

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Lively

442 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and ambiance is amazing. Everything tasted delicious (food and drinks) and the dog-friendly atmosphere is a plus. However, the service left much to be desired. Everything we ordered was slow to come out and our waiter constantly forgot things we asked for. We sat on their extended patio, and no one came to check in on us once our food came out. I recommend trying for yourself, but maybe request to be seated inside or on their main dining patio.

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  2. MarissaT

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food! Quality and variety were excellent. We sat outside so the noise level is quiet compared with an indoor environment. Service was a little slow.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there. Amazing food, great service. Well definitely go again

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  4. TLWC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My sand dabs were disappointing 😞 and restaurant closed early and we felt rushed to leave before dessert.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So disappointed. Mash potatoes were like boxed type. Chicken was an odd shaped breast and the “wing” or thigh” was 3 little pieces of some part. So so sad, used to be amazing.

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  6. JohnB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zack was great to have as our server. And the lava dessert was extra special.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re dying outside because we had two dogs. They were so accommodating and even have great meal choices for dogs . We got the grilled chicken that is unseasoned and a side of rice for each of our dogs and there’s so much they could’ve shared. The meatballs were fantastic. Can’t recommend them enough.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was under seasoned, flavorless, and WAY overpriced. Drinks were weak and also overpriced. The service was stellar, and the only reason I didn’t give 1 star.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant itself was absolutely beautiful, the ambiance and the music was fantastic. The plating of the food and the drinks were also quite nice but the flavor of the food itself lacks a lot. I ordered the pepper steak and the mashed potatoes were sadly flavorless same for everything on the plate to be completely honest. There was no type of seasoning on anything. We also had the jumbo prawns as appetizers and they had no flavor besides when I drowned them in sauce. I will definitely give it another shot when I’m back in town thoe!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service was excellent. The food was less than. We ordered the Sur salad and the Kona coffee rubbed steak. The salad was not fresh and the lettuce was wilted. The steak was gristly and not tender. It all seemed like sub-par chain bar food.

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  11. SaulC

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cuisine and nice service. We really enjoy our dinner !

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The local ingredients gave us a great test of the region. Food temp was perfect. The ice cream bonbons were over the top.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food was very good. Banana pie dessert was 10/10!

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  14. JenniferD

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was highly recommended so I booked a reservation for my fiancé’s birthday. Service was awesome. Our waitress was super sweet and the manager walked around checking on the different tables. Our drinks were delicious, food was absolutely amazing! And the BonBon dessert was sooo good with the presentation too. Overall we had a great experience

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  15. Californiabill

    Central Coast

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Waited about 10 minutes for a server. $28 Too much for a rather skinny dip.

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  16. KellyY

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service but the food was so disappointing and bad. I ordered the fried chicken and it was dry and nothing you want from a fried chicken? The crust was falling apart and off and barely any crust to begin with. And the filet mignon sliders were overcooked and tough, poor quality of meat.

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  18. LynetteB

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails were great! The Asian nachos were amazing! Unfortunately the chicken and waffles were dry. Will definitely try other options next time!

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  19. PaulB

    Central Coast

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Austin, was excellent. He provided great advice and terrific, friendly service. The food was really delicious and presented beautifully.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent and fantastic service, especially Austin who made it a great experience, would definitely recommend.

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  21. JosephM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter was very friendly but the service was very slow! It took an hour and a half of us barely finishing our meal to get out the door. The food was also sub par, very expensive for food that was bland.

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  22. mfox

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a long time. The service was excellent. I got the chicken and waffles and it was the best I’ve ever had. My husband got the meatballs appetizer and jambalaya. He said both were excellent. And he isn’t easy to please. The best part of the meal, the price. Nothing was overpriced and you get much more for your money then you would get in the downtown area. This place felt like a local gem. Will definitely go back when we visit Carmel.

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  23. goer

    San Francisco

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A local favorite restaurant. Great fried chicken and the grilled cheese (3 to 4 different kinds) sandwich with bacon in a must!

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  24. GoodLovers

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my friend’s birthday and our main server Austin was awesome in every way. We enjoyed our food and the special birthday dessert. We highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always so good here. Our server, Austin was so incredible. He knew the menu really well and was able to answer questions and make substitutions to accommodate all of our requests. We never miss an opportunity to eat here on our annual visits to Carmel. See you next year.

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  26. LynLang

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We were very disappointed with our meal at Sur. Without going into detail, stay away from the beef stroganoff and sand dabs. Neither resembled or tasted like they should have. Our server was kind, but slow. The restaurant was unattractive and noisy. The food/cocktails were way overpriced for the quality…a most unsatisfying dining experience!

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  27. LovinPiatti

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly, the service is incredible. Friendly, prompt, and overall the best we’ve had lately. The food was okay, my veggies were undercooked, the carrots were still hard. The steak was cooked well, exactly as I asked, the mashed potatoes were good. My husband said his chicken had no flavor, but the waffles were incredible. The food isn’t anything special, it’s classic American style restaurant food. Again, the service was perfection. Our drinks were never close to empty, and every single staff member was friendly. We had a great experience, but the quality of the food wasn’t worth the price. I wouldn’t say don’t go here, you won’t be upset about an issue because, again, the customer service is top notch. I did not even complain to them and we tipped 22% because we felt the staff deserved it. We are also aware that everyone has an off day, and maybe the kitchen staff was having one. I say go and try it. You will leave happy either way.

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  28. iffyspiffy

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Loved eating here

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  29. RuthP

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is good, but the staff is great. Twice now they’ve gone out of their way to make something special for my daughter- we didn’t order the big ice cream dessert but he brought her the dry ice experience anyway- she was thrilled. Thank you!!

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  30. KaylaG

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an awesome family dinner! Our server Zach and all staff and servers were amazing and very attentive to all our needs! We really enjoyed the cheesy bread and wonton appetizers. The Bon bons were so enjoyable as well for dessert!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was super nice and the food was yummy. Had a great time

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  32. Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband’s birthday dinner on Thursday, February 15 was very special. Our waiter, Mark, was the main reason. He was ver friendly and helpful.

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  33. Alexis

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BEST VALENTINES DINNER EVER! We had the filet mignon sliders and the bacon cheeseburger and they were so tasty! The attention to service and detail was definitely there from our server Razi. He constantly checked in and made sure our dinner was going great. Can we also talk about the ambiance?? IT WAS PERFECT! From the time that we walked in to the time that we left all staff was attentive and welcoming. Extra kudos to the bartender Ronnie he made some amazing drinks for us! We left very impressed and can't wait to go back soon!

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  34. Visual1

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Valentines Day...Great service, and food was great. Fun fact, we got there at 630...we ordered drinks, dinner, and was done eating at 700...

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  35. ToshaMonterey

    Central Coast

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food great service even better. A great place to enjoy a meal.

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  36. GoodLovers

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an awesome time at the restaurant. Austin was our server and he was outstanding! It was such a wonderful experience. We love coming because of the excellent service and food!

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  37. Marina

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, cosy atmosphere - love this place!

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  38. SallyF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best server ever Austin was amazing , would definitely come back

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  40. kcnova24

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful experience at Sur. It's very family-friendly. Zach, our server, was particularly attentive and considerate to the potential needs of our 2 year old. We'll definitely be back!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sur at The Barnyard using the Order Online button. Sur at The Barnyard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 250-7188.

Sur at The Barnyard is rated 4.4 stars by 442 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 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sur at The Barnyard

3601 The Barnyard, Ste A-21, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Carmel Rancho Blvd off Hwy 1/ Rio Road / Carmel Valley Road
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel Valley
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Abundant Free Parking Lunch & Dinner.
  • Public transit
    Convenient to The Barnyard Shopping Village
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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