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Carmel, California Restaurants

Carmel-by-the-Sea isn’t just a feast for the eyes with its soothing village atmosphere and stunning coastline. It’s also a haven for foodies, offering a diverse range of restaurants with menus that will truly tantalize your taste buds. Do you crave a romantic fireside dinner? Maybe a casual lunch with a view? Either way, Carmel restaurants deliver the goods.

seafood platter at Monterey Plaza Hotel

Innovative Menus Paired with World-Class Wines

Carmel features Michelin-starred establishments and award-winning chefs. You’ll savor fresh, seasonal Californian cuisine, emphasizing local ingredients. You can indulge in melt-in-your-mouth steaks or incredibly fresh seafood. Experience innovative menus paired with world-class wines!

Dining Options

From elegance & opulence to quaint cafes that line Ocean Avenue. There are plenty of dining options for the experience of a lifetime.

Leaning towards an ethnic evening? You can also enjoy authentic Italian trattorias that will serve up wood-fired pizzas and handmade pastas, tapas bars that will tempt with an array of Spanish delicacies, and French bistros that offer a touch of Parisian charm. Or, maybe you’d rather savor the rich spices of Indian curries or the delicate flavors of Japanese sushi.

Monterey County Wines

Many restaurants offer extensive wine lists showcasing local Central Coast vintages of excellent Monterey County wines. And several wineries have tasting rooms in the village, allowing you to sample award-winning wines before a delicious meal. 

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We launched this website in 2004 after getting married on a beautiful bluff just south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, on the patio of a small restaurant called Rocky Point. Since that time, we have returned to the West Coast as often as time and funds would allow, always seeking new restaurants, wineries, beaches, unforgettable memories…“


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