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Bouchée Bistro

Mission Street Carmel, CA United States, 93921


To celebrate its fifth anniversary in May 2007, proprietors David and Kathleen Fink completely remodeled the interior of Bouchée Bistro as well as Bouchée Wine Merchants, its adjacent fine wine shop. Christopher Dettmer is the Chef de Cuisine of the restaurant. Dettmer worked under some of the finest chefs in the Bay area including Daniel Humm at Campton Place Hotel, Philippe Jeanty at Jeanty at Jack’s, Michelin-star-rated Chez TJ in Mountain View, and at Jardiniere Restaurant in San Francisco. He comes to Carmel with the experience and dedication to make Bouchée an incredibly satisfying dining experience. The menu offers select classic bistro dishes done in a modern way and with the regional influences of the Monterey coast. It’s a style of food that was originally rooted in the farm villages and small towns of France,but is now equally part of cuisine in cosmopolitan settings. Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar also features wines by the glass, wine flights, and a full wine list.

L'Auberge Carmel

Monte Verde Carmel, CA United States, 93921


A new landmark for accommodations, dining and gracious architecture. The inn’s 12 table restaurant is overseen by Executive Chef Timothy Mosblech who prepares contemporary California cuisine with European influences in a dining experience akin to a Michelin starred restaurant. The total renovation of the restaurant and kitchen includes a wine cellar especially built under the inn's brick courtyard to house a 5,000 bottle collection.

TusCA Ristorante

1 Old Golf Course Road Monterey, CA United States, 93940


TusCA is a casual Tuscan style restaurant with a California influence. TusCA specializes in cheeses, salads, pasta, pizza and oven baked home style dishes prepared fresh daily in our spectacular show kitchen. Our chef uses only the freshest local ingredients available served in a modern and comfortable setting. TusCA's wine bar features Italian and California wines in a beautiful glass wine display and a hearty selection of world class cheeses. The dining room at TusCA offers delightful views of the spectacular Del Monte golf course, as well as the immaculate show kitchen. The adjoining Fireplace Lounge features Live Jazz on the weekends and comfortable fireside seating. A glass of wine and selection of cheeses in the afternoon or a hot drink and biscotti in the evening, the Fireplace lounge is the perfect place to relax anytime. TusCA also offers a private dining room to accommodate up to eight guests. Located in the heart of Monterey at the beautiful Hyatt Regency.

Marinus - Bernardus Lodge

415 Carmel Valley Road Carmel, CA United States, 93924


Marinus features California-natural cuisine, created by celebrated chef Cal Stamenov, featuring local organic, seasonal produce as well as regional seafood and artisan farmed meats. Guests enjoy magnificent garden and mountain views as they dine either in the restaurant or on the outdoor terrace. A stunning, 12-foot-wide fireplace with a raised hearth adds to the restaurant’s old-world charm. The four-star restaurant was named Zagat’s “Top Restaurant in Bay Area” 2004 and received Wine Spectator magazine’s “Grand Award” since 2001 for its wine cellar, an honor bestowed every three years. The cellar houses 1,850 different wines and a total of more than 30,000 premium bottles, including 10,000 bottles from the Bernardus Winery & Vineyard near the resort. Be sure to inquire about the dining opportunities located at the Chef's table where you are in the middle of all the action or dine in our spectacular wine cellar.

Il Fornaio - Carmel

Ocean Avenue & Monte Verde Street Carmel, CA United States, 93921


Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. Located in downtown Carmel, Il Fornaio offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007 wine list. Enjoy wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; house made and imported pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch. Reservation Confirmation Message: Thank you for choosing Il Fornaio - Carmel. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you Grazie e Ciao


223 17th Street Pacific Grove, CA United States, 93950


A favorite among Fandango regulars is the succulent Rack of Lamb; other menu items include Fresh Seafood, a variety of pastas, delicious and exotic Mediterranean dishes such as paella and Couscous, and a tempting selection of excellent steaks. Several daily specialties are also available.


NW Corner of 6th & Mission Avenue Carmel, CA United States, 93921


Friendly, professional service, outstanding wine list and cocktails, fresh local ingredients and celebrity chef partners Kurt Grasing and Narsai David are a few reasons this local restaurant is getting rave reviews from the press. Go and see for yourself why Grasing's is the place to eat in Carmel.

Piatti - Carmel

W Corner of 6th & Juniper Carmel, CA United States, 93921


Piatti is a casually elegant restaurant featuring moderately priced regional Italian cuisine. Entrees include wood-fired pizzas, spit-roasted rotisserie chicken, fresh local fish and fine grilled meats. Enjoy dining by the cozy fireplace or on the rooftop, heated patio.

Pacific's Edge Restaurant

120 Highlands Drive Carmel, CA United States, 93923


Pacific's Edge offers a romantic, softly lit dining room with awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean. Its design of rich earth tones, natural woods and stone blends wonderfully with the enchanting beauty of the Big Sur coastline.

Stokes Restaurant and Bar

500 Hartnell Street Monterey, CA United States, 93940


Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, this 8-year old restaurant in a beautiful 1833 adobe provides the perfect setting for acclaimed Chef Brandon Miller's rustic California Mediterranean food. Enjoy their Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Corkage fee applies.

Wickets Bistro - Bernardus Lodge

415 Carmel Valley Road Carmel, CA United States, 93924


Those seeking a casual meal or beverage can find just that at Wickets Bistro, where Chef Cal Stamenov also presides. Guests can enjoy such savory bistro classics as Sonoma Chicken, Steak Frites and a range of fresh seafood. A feeling of intimacy is accentuated by photographs and mementos of Lodge creator, Holland native, Bernardus Pon’s Olympic and racecar driving feats. Al fresco dining takes place under a trellis on a patio that looks out on the resort’s manicured croquet lawn, with an outdoor fireplace for cooler weather. A full bar features live jazz on selected evenings.

Carmel Chophouse

5th & San Carlos Street Carmel, CA United States, 93921


Chef's Kurt Grasing and Narsai David welcome you to Kurt's Carmel Chophouse. After many years of friendship, Kurt and Narsai have become partners to create an impressive contemporary menu, offering the finest Prime Beef and Chops, the freshest seafood and impressive pastas, all paired with the harvest of the central coast.

Cantinetta Luca

Dolores Street Carmel, CA United States, 93921


The Pure Flavors of Great Italian Food in a casual, modern setting.

Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

444 Cannery Row Monterey, CA United States, 93940


A longtime favorite on Cannery Row, Chart House offers panoramic views of Monterey Bay & the city lights beyond. Watch the abundant sea life while relaxing at your table. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 25 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From top-of-the-catch seafood to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Snapper Hemingway, Shrimp Fresca & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & whiskies, & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.

Christopher's on Lincoln

Linoln Avenue Carmel, CA United States, 93921


One of Carmel's newest and most exciting dining experience is Christopher's on Lincoln. Award winning chef/owner Christopher J. Caul has transformed one of the village's oldest restaurant locations into a modern, fun, and friendly dinner house. Dress is Carmel casual and the attitude laid back and contemporary, so guests feel comfortable in everything from shorts to suits. Charming and affable, Christopher's cuisine is sublime. Christopher's 30 years of experience as well as his three former restaurants have culminated in a menu that showcases the finest, freshest seasonal ingredients the Central Coast has to offer. Christopher's wine list features mostly Monterey County wines, as well as his favorites from around the state. Christopher's also features a full bar with some of the finest handcrafted spirits available. Christopher is right where he loves to be; come say hello soon!

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