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About California Market at Pacific’s Edge
The new California Market at Pacific’s Edge is the exciting fusion of the Hyatt Carmel Highlands' two popular and award-winning restaurants, the casual bistro California Market and the fine dining Pacific's Edge.
After the biggest renovation in the hotel's 100-year history, the California Market at Pacific’s Edge is ready to welcome diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner on its expansive new 870-square-foot deck, featuring louvered roof and glass-panel walls with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Big Sur coast.
Combining the best of both worlds, California Market is committed to fresh, organic, locally grown and raised ingredients to create food that not only fulfills our appetites but pleases our sensibilities.
Carmel, CA 93923
American, Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of operation:
Breakfast Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:30pm
Lunch Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Brunch Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 3:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Lounge: 3:30pm - closing (drinks start at 3:30pm, 4:00pm for food)
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Come and listen to the stylish voice of Neal Banks and contemporary guitar of Steve Ezzo 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. 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.
Free Valet Parking. 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.
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 831.622.5445.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our Facebook Page for upcoming special events: https://www.facebook.com/hyattcarmelhighlands/events
California Market at Pacific’s Edge Ratings and Reviews
We had not stayed at the Carmel Highlands Resort in many years and therefore we were excited about our weekend. We said have been informed before arriving for dinner that the hotel was hosting a wedding in the lobby:great room adjacent to the “open” restaurant. It was as if we were spectators at a very loud wedding event. Certainly we were happy for whomever got married, but we did not have the relaxing evening we had planned. We could barely hear each other talk. I️ am not sure if this is a common practice but we will never dine at this resort again.
This was an incredible spot! The dinner menu looked to be on the pricier side, however we wanted to try it, so we made lunch reservations. Absolutely loved everything. We sat outside and had the most incredible view. Our lunch was great and service was wonderful. Highly recommend coming here to enjoy the amazing views.
Beautiful view of the bay from everywhere in the restaurant. Dinner was good;limited variety to choose from. The beet salad was delicious! As was the bread pudding dessert. Rib-eye cooked perfectly as ordered. Excellent service from the hostess and our server. A wedding party was in a private dining room, but with the doors open, their merriment was sometimes distracting. After dinner, we sat in the lounge, listening to a talented pianist playing & singing a variety of songs that made the warm atmosphere by the fireplace even better. Excellent way to spend a relaxing Saturday evening.
Not sure I want to let everyone know how great this place is. If I do, more people will go there. The food is great and so is the service. And the great views are worth the drive. The price of the food is what you would expect from a high end restaurant with great service and ambiance.
It was more than difficlult to make reservations with them directly therefore we went to open table. The service was horrible there were only 4 tables with customers. Our waiter was rude, disrespectful and distant. We had to ask for him many times, we were told that since it was a birthday they would provide a suitable birthday dessert. Our waiter aruged with us about this, we asked another wait staff person to send over the manger , the manger was never sent over instead our own waiter showed up 5 minutes later with the bill . It made for a horrid dinning experience. The cobb salad was forgetable, the lobster rolls had very little if any lobster, the mussels were okay the broth srunning, yet with enough mussels for 2 we only got 2 thin pieces of garlic bread and were charged extra for more bread? I've written the Hyatt about our experience and have not recieved a reply as yet.
This was one of my worst dining experiences ever. The waiter was totally unprofessional, incompetent and arrogant. The waiter failed to come to table and I had to ask hostess to summon him. I ordered bouillabaisse and it was served without proper utensils. I had to get up to get them. Fish in soup was mushy and shellfish was not fresh.
I was apprehensive about eating at this restaurant due to some of the negative reviews I read online. Because we were staying at Highland's inn I went ahead and took my wife to dinner for a special date night. I can say that every aspect of our evening was amazing! We watched a beautiful sunset as we enjoyed amazing seafood dinners. Our service was excellent, the staff was attentive and friendly. Our entire experience exceeded our expectations and was the highlight of our trip.
The front of the restaurant were very helpful as I had mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary. They couldn't guarantee a window view, but they somehow made it happen. This was amazing. The service was on point and the meal was delicious, my steak was perfectly cooked and we ate to our hearts content along with 2 incredible desserts. Thank you soooo much!
Ambience was amazing...you can’t get a better view. The service was good and the food was ok. Nothing spectacular. The potatoes were cold, we all ordered iced tea which came with a few ice cubes and no spoons on the table to stir in sweetener - no sweetener to be found. When we asked for refills they refilled our glasses and gave us no ice. Warm iced tea is just gross. The food was good but for $58 for a 6-8 oz filet I would have thought amazing and it just wasn’t.
Celebrated our wedding anniversary here with our adult children. We usually come for the view but have always enjoyed the food. They have opened a new outdoor bar area for watching the sunset that was delightful! Food was better than the last time we were here. Best Sea bass around! Outstanding evening!
There's an amazing view and if you'd like to catch the sunset, make sure you make your reservation early enough as this time of year it's at 6:30 (half an hour after they open for dinner). Food was incredible although somewhat pricey. Service was rather mediocre as our hostess told us to wait and proceeded to look across the room to another associate out of sight for several minutes, giving no explanation as to why we needed to wait nor an apology for the inconvenience. Not only was that off-putting first thing stepping through the door, but our waiter charged us incorrectly and when I called to correct the matter, I was so warmly consoled by an answering machine...not to mention the very infrequent checkins although there were only three other parties in the restaurant at the time. All in all, EXCELLENT view and food, poor management and service. Might be worth the experience if the staff is on their game on that given day. I however, was not so impressed on my 4 year anniversary with my wife.
Despite the wonderful view, Pacific’s Edge was a huge disappointment. We had eaten there several months ago and had a great experience. Everyone we have recommended it to since has been as disappointed as we were this time. The service was atrocious - took 15 minutes to get a drink at the bar, the waiter kept disappearing and did not check back to see if we needed anything, our bottle of white wine was not chilled, no soup spoon was provided so our guest had to go find one, coffee wasn’t served until we had almost finished our dessert, the waiters and bus boys had dirty aprons, and there were flies buzzing around and on the windows. Dinner took 3 1/2 hours and not because we asked for more time. The restaurant was not full so there was no reason for such service. The food was relatively good but the portions were quite small and very expensive. We will not be returning even though we live locally.
We had a bad experience at this restaurant and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Things started off on the wrong foot when the hostess was no where to be found and we were left standing for 5 minutes. The servers are not what you would expect from a $$$ restaurant (by a long shot). The food was actually decent, but servings were small and definitely not worth the price. If this place didn't have an amazing view, they would go out of business in a few weeks. They need to seriously up their game, but I doubt it will happen. I wouldn't go back.
Hard to imagine a more perfect or romantic view to celebrate our 35th Anniversary! They reserved a lovely, intimate corner table for us so we had a view in two directions. We timed it so that we were seated just before sunset and the sun and ocean didn't disappoint!
This is a VERY pricey place (as is most hotel dining in the Carmel area) but the view, in my opinion, makes up for it. Food was delicious (I had the duck which was done perfectly, and my wife had the chicken) and the wine pours were generous. Had a cocktail in the lounge area before seating and the view is also spectacular there. Again, very pricey drinks (lavender infused lemon drop was $15) but you're paying for the setting as well. Recommend this place for a "special event" (it may be a tad steep for everyday dining).
The view is the main attraction. Food was very good. Service was overall good but some noticeable issues not expected given the food prices. For example crumbs on the table when we sat down, sloppy plating, streaks on wine glass. But the food tasted good. Definitely a premium price for the view.
The occasion was our 45th wedding anniversary. The food was good (a bit over priced for what was served) but the service was weak. We were told four times that the bread was coming and after our soup was finished it showed up. Not the most attentive service and especially for the prices they're asking. We didn't see the waiter again until the meal was finished. The main course was brought to the table by kitchen staff which is fine but our waiter should of checked to make sure everything was satisfactory. He did not!
Absolutely stunning scenery and a vegan tasting menu make this restaurant a real standout in the Carmel area. The rest of the menu is good, and all of our dishes (vegan and non) were well-prepared. Service was good, too. All just short of great, though....but, again, do really appreciate the vegan menu because vegan options are not great in Carmel. Would definitely come back to this restaurant.
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