California Market at Pacific’s Edge

4.5
2313 reviews
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  • Scenic View
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
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.

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Sun 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:30PM 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Mon - Fri 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:30PM 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Sat 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:30PM 7:00PM - 8:30PM

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C
San Francisco
238 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, the braised ribs are good but I don’t recommend bouillabaisse. It should have been on the menu as fish stew, no crab and the sauce was weak. Chef Rj

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SB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were so friendly and really made our night incredibly special!

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PP
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for Easter Brunch. the wait staff was absolutely the best. Food was delicious and had something for everybody. Of course nothing compares to th view - it speaks for itself!!

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PN
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The view was fantastic. Food was great.

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M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is exquisite as are the prices! I found it wildly expensive (comparable to prices in Manhattan restaurants)!
Definitely for special occasions ~ or Expense Account meals!

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D
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Yes, for special occasions, but it depends A LOT on the weather. We specifically went their (and paid much more) for the beautiful views, but it was completely fogged in.

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WJ
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you Pacific's Edge for two years in a row of perfect service! You read my Open Table request and responded with exactly what I had asked for. Just a window seat and two glasses of champagne when seated for our anniversary dinner. Not complicated, but you listened without having to be reminded. See you again next year with the same request. Let's make it three years in a row! P.S., the food was excellent.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best time at Pacific Edge. Everything is gorgeous!!

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K
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful views while enjoying a yummy breakfast

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OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great views are the main reason to eat here. Food was good not great but very overpriced even for the area

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JS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything great. Wonderful hostess. Nice waiter. All professional. Good food. There was no waiter a the outside bar, though. I had to go get my drinks at the main bar and risk spilling them moving across the crowd. That was the only drawback. JS

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SS
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

This was one of the best restaurants that combined view, quality food and sophisticated ambience. Unfortunately, that no longer is the case as they no longer enforce a dress code. In the four tables around us I counted eight people wearing tennis shoes and faded jeans.

It is such a shame that management has allowed the class and sophistication that always impressed myself and my guests over the past thirty years, to be replaced by people that don't care to present themselves well in public.

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A
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the top views in the WORLD. Great for any occasion.
Food is excellent and service is outstanding

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E
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Cannot tire of the beautiful view from this restaurant. The view is of the Big Sur coastline just steps away from Point Lobos. The food was delicious. This time we ate brunch there. Very nice choices, food all very good. Service was not as good as it usually is, it seems they were shorthanded. Even with that minor inconvenience it was a definite five star for the view and the food. They also serve dinner and lunch in the restaurant. Sunsets are breathtaking. Very highly recommended.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

This restaurant has beautiful ambiance and scenery. It sits on the edge of the ocean where you can see the waves crash on the rocks. If you get a reservation during sunset, you will be glad you did. The food was excellent! The service was a bit lacking this time, but the last time I went here it was excellent!

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DS
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food and wine was wonderful. Best surf and turf I have ever eaten. And , the view was to die for!

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KT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous views and great food at reasonable prices! Highly recommend! We loved the Eggs Benedict and acai bowl for breakfast at the corner table outside with 180 degree views of the shoreline and ocean.

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EE
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

the location , view is superb. the service too but food is just average.

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E
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, drop dead views, delicious food , great service. Could not ask for anything else. A special and unique dining experience not to be missed.

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FM
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The halibut was excellent, the wine selection impeccable.

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G
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had been to Pacific Edge last year and my husband had a delicious lamb chop. Hoping to get it again, he was disappointed. Understandably, restaurants change offerings often. But that didn’t ease his disappointment. We sat at the same corner window table with breathtaking views. Our waiter and servers were all efficient and friendly. They surprised us with a special anniversary dessert.

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F
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall, one of the finest restaurants in an area full of fine restaurants. Perfect for special occasions (we were celebrating a birthday) and a general quality experience. The Eggs Benedict were perfectly prepared, and they alway accommodate special needs and requests. One in our party was disappointed in the egg white frittata, which was cheerfully exchanged. I wanted a basic breakfast of bacon and eggs, but didn't see it on the menu. When I asked, our delightful server said they serve an "American Breakfast" on request, and that's what I had. One of our favorites, and we will be back. And the view! Spectacular.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful views, great service but average food. The main draw factor is the view so definitely try snag a table near a window. Food is pretty standard.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome, I had a perfect dinner

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

I ordered Seafood Chopino ($38) but it was so salty and fishy, it wasn’t edible. On my second attempt to have another bite ( I was very hungry), I found hair on the food. They said they’ll cook another fresh dish but the same place arrived (I can see my bites off the scallop). It’s a shame, stunning view of the coast, but foods are not edible

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

We have been going to this restaurant for over /0 years. They have expanded the outside and merged with the formal restaurant to make it more casual. The balcony is amazing and the view spectacular!! However, the service was horrible. The food below par. Very disappointing. I think once the hotel became a time share it’s gone downhill. It’s a real shame. When you are charging these prices it better be amazing!!

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P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and a wonderful view of the Pacific. Wife had the vegetarian tasting menu, it was a little confusing but excellent.

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j
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and view. Have been coming here for years and still love it.

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Q
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

California market is a favorite of mine. The food is excellent and the service is great. Above everything else the views are out of this world. The setting is amazing and it makes the whole experience exceptional.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, GREAT service and AMAZING views - what more could anyone ask for?!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service - truly great team. The California salad was delicious, as were the scallops with grilled persimmons. Other things were lackluster but good enough to enjoy.

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AH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Views are breathtaking and food is impeccable! Our 3rd time, we will be back!

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AA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

My husband and I were excited to experience this place. To start, we were seated in an overflow room which did not have the nice, modern decor of the main room. Next, our waiter become upset about something a got into an argument with the manager not far from our table. That discussion continued throughout our dinner. As a result, we had multiple servers trying to cover for him and had inconsistent service. Lastly, the food was underwhelming...especially for the high prices. I had short ribs stew. The meat was paltry and what was there was very fatty and inedible. I left feeling hungry.

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S
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good food, excellent view, great atmosphere, but way over-priced.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for lunch, came back for dinner!!

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Tahoe
158 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Great for sunset in summer time. Atmosphere and food unfortunately used to be better. But still a nice experience.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chris was amazing had a unforgettable dinner

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BT
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

It was disappointing to find a lunch menu change that basically had standard pub/casual fare. We loved going here for view, mussels, and fish in the past. Turkey club was outstanding but that's not what we went for. Would love to see fish back on the menu. View is incredible.

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R
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful location and incredible views. Service and food was good. Lunch menue was limited. Pricey, but would definitely recommend.

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrating a new job...

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