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  1. Distance: 2.14mi
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  3. Distance: 2.60mi
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  1. Distance: 2.14mi
  2. Distance: 2.34mi
  3. Distance: 2.60mi
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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

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.



120 Highlands Drive
Carmel, CA 93923
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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)

Cross street:
Highway 1

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$50 and over

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(831) 622-5445

Website:
http://www.pacificsedge.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:

Parking Details:
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.

Additional:
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

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.1

Service

4.1

Ambience

4.6

Value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (11)
Cosy (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Brunch (10)
Outdoor Eating (10)
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Local Ingredients (9)
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Casual (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Bar Seating (6)
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Comfort Food (5)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Wonderful! Wish they had the guac and service was a little slow...

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Food5
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·Dined 2 days ago

Always fantastic! Diana always comes through with a window table so that my wife and I can catch the sunset. Great food. new (to us) menu was just right. Worth the trip from walnut Creek for sure.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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Food3
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Service3
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

View was awesome and outdoor dining area quite nice except for the flies. They were horrible and totally made the meal not enjoyable. Food is over priced and underwhelming but we go for the view.

Tags: Scenic View
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Food4
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Service2
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on 9 February 2018

Requested and was confirmed window seat, unfortunately that did not happen. Did not know getting a refill on my water would be a challenge. Having to ask multiple individuals was a bit frustrating. My mistake for not ordering wine.

Tags: Scenic View
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Food4
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on 9 February 2018

Great spot, nice menu with good options at a great price point. Spectacular views!!

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Food5
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on 7 February 2018

Food was outstanding (short ribs).
Service was very good , thanks to the waiters back-up crew.
Almost no interaction with the waiter - he was semi-pleasant, although insincere.
He never returned to ask about coffee re-fills.....or, anything. Am used to at least
SOME interpersonal dialogue with waiter.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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Food4
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 4 February 2018

If you're going for breakfast, try the Point Lobos Benedict - fantastic! And, bloody mary's are only ten bucks! Ask for a corner table and see if you can catch a whale or just find your peace taking in the waves and spectacular views.

If you're going for dinner, the entree selections are exceptional. Ask about the homemade pasta for the day!

The service is always good and the servers are friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

vip
 (New England)·Dined on 30 January 2018

The view from Pacific's Edge is absolutely spectacular and the restaurant is quite elegant. The combination creates a romantic ambience. Entrees are very expensive. Service is elegant and attentive.

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Food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 27 January 2018

The view is worth the trip. Nice wine list. Hidden hotel gem. Tuna app is great, skip the ceviche

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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Food3
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Service1
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 (Denver)·Dined on 24 January 2018

The food was decent. Our major complaint was the complete lack of service. Waited a bit for our server, he took our order and never came back. Walked back and forth several times, never checked on us or our food. We had to ask for the dessert menu and someone else brought it. Our server finally came when I had my purse in my hand and we were ready to go.
The floor manager walked past our table and a couple other tables, never spoke to us. Even when we were leaving the floor manager was talking to the hostess, as we passed she said good night and he said nothing.
From what we could tell they were low on wait staff, however, not that difficult to check on your customer if all you are doing is taking and submitting an order.
Having said that, our breakfast the next morning was delicious and our server was prompt and efficient.
View is incredible!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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Food2
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Service2
Value2

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on 23 January 2018

The location and views were amazing. Have gone for lunch before and thought it was tasty menu and reasonable pricing. Just went the first time for dinner and felt that the food was just average for the cost of it. Food was nicely presented but lacked the high end taste for the high end prices. Service was fair - our waitress forgot one of our cocktails and forgot that one coffee should have been decaf. So, dinner service/food, this time, wasn't up to expectations.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 22 January 2018

Wonderful new dining area. Great food and excellent service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on 21 January 2018

I love the place, especially the view and the ambiance. It’s my new place to take friends who come to visit from out of town.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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Food5
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Service5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 21 January 2018

We sat on the outdoor patio in January and it was warm with a beautiful view. We had an amazing server, delicious food, and saw multiple whales cruising past us on their way south.
We didn't want to leave....ever!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Organic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
1 person found this review helpful.
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Food5
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Service5

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on 20 January 2018

The best ocean view in Carmel area. Quiet, good for small parties. Good food on Sunday branch.

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Food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 19 January 2018

We both ordered the plant based tasting menu. So thrilled to have a fine dining prix fixe vegan option in town finally! All 4 courses were fantastic. Best preparation of brussel sprouts we've ever had. We look forward to try every season's menu.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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Food2
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Service2
Value1

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 13 January 2018

The loud music from the lounge drowned out the jazz music in the restaurant. This may be due to the location of our table.

Our hostess was obviously overworked. So not much attention to our table.

We ordered Dry Aged Ribeye .... not inexpensive ..... it was tasteless.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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Food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 6 January 2018

Love this place. Gorgeous view. Fine dining. Best omelette in town.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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Food4
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Value5

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on 2 January 2018

Beautiful setting. Great place to end the afternoon with a drink and dinner. Food was very good and our server was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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Food2
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Service2
Value1

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on 1 January 2018

Bad day at California Market. Staff was totally overwhelmed for lunch on New Year’s Day which was surprising being that they were only seating guests with reservations. It took an hour after being seated to finally get our food which was not at all worth the wait. Sad to see what has become of a once outstanding restaurant, you can only cut costs so much before things fall apart.

Tags: Scenic View
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Food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 1 January 2018

Delicious luncheon for New Year's Day!

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Food2
Ambience3
Service3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 31 December 2017

The food was over-priced and uninspired. I realize it was New Year's Eve but usually the increase in price is accompanied by an increase in quality.

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Food4
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 31 December 2017

This restaurant was once fabulous so my expectations may have been too high. There is no longer a wine expert - sommelier. Some servers try to help but are uninformed. Food is not exceptional and prices are high for "holiday" dinners. There are too many wonder restaurants near to warrant eating a festive dinner here.

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Food3
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on 31 December 2017

The view is second to none! We went for New Year's eve brunch, and we enjoyed it. The food wasn't fantastic, but it was good enough considering the beautiful panoramic scene. The staff was attentive enough. Our french toast came out cold, so they took it in the back and reheated it. They forgot to dress it appropriately when it came back out. When we ordered we asked for them to hold the pecans, but when it came back out there were plenty of pecans and no berries. I think you are paying for the view and the ambiance, and sometimes that's ok. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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Food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Super great dinner - had the special pasta of the night. It was one of the best meals I've had in a long time and I live in SF! Server was awesome at picking out the right wine for oysters and pasta / short ribs. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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Food5
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Value4

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Celebrating 2018 New Year we decided to return to the place we celebrated our engagement and college graduation 55 years ago. We were very pleased so many years ago and found it to be just as excellent this time.
Bartenders engaged conversation with us while making the perfect Margaritas. Servers were kind and welcoming and the chef prepared outstanding meals in a quiet beautiful dining room.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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Food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 30 December 2017

The Pacific Edge has definitely improved with the current chef. As always the view is outstanding, but it would be nice if on the short winter days service started before the sun sets.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic
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Food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 29 December 2017

You come here for the view and ambience, period. Food is just okay, service in our case was really poor (had to ask for water, WATER, 3 times before it was even brought to our table), waiter was a good guy, but there is nothing really special about the food or service. It's a hotel restaurant with a spectacular view before the sun sets.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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Food5
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on 29 December 2017

We’ve been here for dinner and service was fantastic. Today for lunch, service was awful. Too bad zero isn’t an option. Everything else was great!

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Food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 28 December 2017

Went here when visiting Carmel area for our Mini-Moon and we had an amazing time. Great service and delicious food! i cant wait to visit again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 25 December 2017

Spectacular views over the Pacific coast from a cliffside restaurant. Excellent service and food quality and very good wine list. A bit pricey but well worth it, especially for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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Food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on 25 December 2017

Superb! We really enjoy our Christmas dinner overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 23 December 2017

A true stand out for the Carmel area.
If your coming for the food is wonderful with lots of fresh and local ingredients and variety to meet anyone's desire. However, if you are looking for an amazing view and ambiance, this location will exceed your expectations. During the day you can see for miles into the Pacific and the coast line, simply stunning, especially for sunset. In the evening the lighting of the trees and the water is very romantic. One of our all time favorites for sure!

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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Food2
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 18 December 2017

The view is gorgeous but the food was just ok. Our host was great and brought us to a comfy table with a gorgeous view. Our waitress, however, was awful. She never asked us about drinks and failed to bring us water then lied and said they are not allowed to serve water because of the drought (we live in Norcal) and saw other tables get water brought over soon after they were seated. I would have rathered her just apologize and own up to an understandable oversight than make up lies.

Then I ordered strawberry ice cream for my son. It took her 20 mins to bring over sorbet and when I said this is sorbet she argued with me and said it's "fresh" in house strawberry ice cream. Ok - we just ate it and it was sorbet. She then brought over the same exact thing, threw it on our table and said "THIS is sorbet" you had ice cream. What a weirdo!

What terrible service!

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Food5
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on 17 December 2017

Frederick is an outstanding sever who treats you like a returning friend each time you visit. The food was exceptionally prepared and the ambiance intimate and relaxing. A great spot for a special occasion ❤️

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 17 December 2017

Just simply outstanding. Incredible views from the outside seating. Food was very good. Outstanding experience. The best view, for breakfast, on the planet!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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Food4
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Was not impressed by the hostess.
A basically empty restaurant she was going to seat us in direct sun. As it was our 45th anniversary I had requested a nice table. There were tables with direct window seating but she implied the area was not available. Bottom line the seating was ok but could have been better.
Service was very good. The food was very good but pricey. Lunch for
Four. 178.00.
The view was the big draw and next time I will probably get my food and beverage in the bar.

Tags: Scenic View
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Food4
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Deceiving description of food, slow service

If you packakes description says local berries, you expect a portion of berries on top of them; not just FOUR raspberries

Our server (a lady) was missing in action for most of the breakfast, she did not come to check in how we were doing after our food was served

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Food5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on 23 November 2017

Excellent food! Best Thanksgiving dinner ever! Food was delicious, service great, beautiful views!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Vegan
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Food4
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on 23 November 2017

This restaurant has great views of the Pacific Ocean and the rocky coastline south of Carmel. Our Thanksgiving special 3-course meal was very good, the service top-notch. My only complaint was the cost - with one pre-dinner drink and one glass of wine with dinner each, our bill came to almost $350 for two people (tax and 20% tip automatically added to bill). The food was good, but probably not THAT good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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