California Market at Pacific’s Edge

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2202 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Scenic View
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.



Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Californian
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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)

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Phone number
(831) 622-5445
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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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.
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Highway 1
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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.
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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.
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Special Events & Promotions
Please visit our Facebook Page for upcoming special events: https://www.facebook.com/hyattcarmelhighlands/events
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 Offers

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

California Market at Pacific’s Edge at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands is pulling out all the stops for Thanksgiving with breakfast, brunch and dinner buffets all day. Favorites include Roasted prime rib aus jus carving station, Local roasted turkey with pan gravy, Maple-glazed yams and more!

Thursday, 22 November, 2018

What 2202 People Are Saying
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SR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Atmosphere: pleasant and relaxing. View: stunning. Food: creative and epically delicious. Wait staff: professional. Location: extraordinary. Deserts: delectable.

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BT
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I booked a reservation on the California Market website for 6 PM. However, the California Market and its menu was not what we were given. We were given the Pacific Edge menu with its minimum entree price of $40. We were told that the California Market is only open for breakfast and lunch, although I clearly booked my reservation for 6 PM under the California Market website and logo. I was told that at dinner time the California Market is bundled with the Pacific Edge with its pricing. As there were 5 of us and it is a long way to another restaurant we ordered from the Pacific Edge menu. Instead of a $200 meal we had a $450 meal. This is a deceptive and fraudulent practice. The hostess, when confronted with this deception, even admitted to many people complaining about this practice and that the management had included the California Market in the Pacific Edge to increase its customers. This is nothing less than fraud. Beware!

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RK
22 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our food was delicious!
A very nice dining experience.
We'lll be back next time we're in town.

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BS
22 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Service extremely spotty. Waiter totally inattentive. Tuna entree was inedible and it was sent back. Not the gourmet restaurant it used to be.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The food is great the view is fantastic with ocean views everywhere. The service was a little slow for dinner, we waited awhile to have the waiter take our orders and awhile in between dinner and dessert, although the rest of the staff was very efficient

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JC
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Not many places to dine boast the unbelievable vista at Pacific’s Edge. Go before sunset to have the best experience. Food is solid and the wine list is very good. I can’t wait to go back.

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DS
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely time and the views were terrific! I am looking forward to our next trip to the Carmel Highlands

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TM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

As always, the view is simply spectacular! Go there to watch the sunset.
The decor is "California Chic" and very hard to ignore.
The service was rough to start but improved as the meal progressed. We had to ask for bread three times before it arrived, but the waiter was gracious, even if a bit overly attentive.
The meal itself was quite good and certainly didn't disappoint. However, with such a view, ambiance, and service, it didn't quite achieve parity. In other words, not as world class as one might expect.
I think this rrstaurant may be better suited for a luncheon, happy hour, or after dinner libations.

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R
49 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Last visited 40 years ago. Better than we remembered.

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DR
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for anniversary celebration. Everything from the food, to the service, to the ambiance and view was wonderful. Would highly recommend and looking forward to visiting again!

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EW
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Was great to celebrate my spouse's birthday with the views and romantic atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The waiter, Christian was the best and he made our evening superb! merci Beaucoup

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T
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really like Pacific Edge and have celebrated several special occasions there. The abiance, service and food are all very good and I give each of them 5 stars. My only reservation is they can be very pricey e.g. $65 for a filet.

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AR
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were not only impressed with the overwhelmingly gorgeous views... but the food and service were exceptional. Christian, our waiter along with the staff were friendly and welcoming, took pictures for us and were generally expert at what they do. As for the view, there are no words that can really depict the beauty that unfolds as the sun sets.. we’ll never forget our evening there and could only hope to experience once again..and the food... absolutely delicious!!!

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S
21 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The service was good and the meal was great. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly! It was served with foie gras which was mouth wateringly good. The best part was the view of the Pacific Ocean and sunset while dining.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

The food was average at best. The brussel sprouts where under cooked, but burnt. The short ribs tasted like an average roast. We didn't have drinks or dessert and our bill was $160.

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LD
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love seeing familiar faces every time we come back. Diana and Fredrick never disappoint us.

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g
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this restaurant, and keep going back every time we are there! We go for breakfast at the California Market deck, the ocean view is just unbelievable! Manuel is such a wonderful waiter, so friendly and attentive to our needs! The food is absolutely delicious every time!

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IG
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We stayed at the Hyatt and had an evening meal at the Pacific Edge. We had Rockefeller oysters to start which were amazing and duck duo and the 18oz steak for the main course. The mains were average quality but large portions. At the end of the day you are paying a premium for the view which I knew before going in but didn't feel that the food had the wow factor to match the views.

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j
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dinner at the Pacific Edge. Although I have been there 4 or 5 times previously this was the first time my wife joined me for our anniversary dinner. It was just perfect. Great salads, a wonderful entree and an anniversary surprise dessert. I have always loved this restaurant.

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c
8 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the fabulous view from the best seat in the incredible dining room over looking Point Lobos to the superbly cooked and presented main entrees to the great attention to detail and service to the delicious complimentary dessert for our anniversary - this was a truly wonderful dining experience for us!!!

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H
60 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular view and wonderful food served professionally. Wife and I dined here twice during our stay at Hyatt Highlands Inn, which indicates that we like this place a lot. This restaurant had ups and downs in food quality and service but never the spectacular view of the ocean. In the last couple of years, the food and service have been on an upward curve befitting the view. They have a full bar and made authentic East Coast martini for me, and wife had a good chardonnay for drinks during out second visit. We both had kier royale at the first visit, which was too sweet – should have specified dry. During first visit, wife had the oysters on half shell, Caesar salad, and dayboat scallops and pork belly, and I had the octopus appetizer, California salad, and fillet Rossini with foie gras for the main course. The oysters were fresh and delicious, and the octopus was so wonderfully flavored and cooked right that wife decided to have it the second time instead of the Caesar salad. The scallops with belly were delicious as was the fillet Rossini with foie gras (cooked just right as ordered- rare), such that we ordered the same dishes the second time as well as the two octopus appetizers. They were all just as delicious as the first time! The service by the same waitress on both nights was friendly, reasonably prompt, and professional. Having a delicious dinner with a good drink here, watching the setting sun over the Pacific Ocean is one of life’s precious pleasures.

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S
73 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New deck on same level as Pacific Edge gives fabulous views. Food is equal to the view.

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MH
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience & food!

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B
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a table right next to the window which was one of the most breathtaking views while eating dinner! We had oysters to start. Raw and rockerfeller. The raw oysters were sweet and the rockerfellers were yummy. We followed that up with a huge octopus leg. That is was delicious. Our entrees were a duo duck cooked medium rare and was very good. But the filet with the foie gras was off the charts. I hate the taste of foie gras but this was like a buttery fat Unami explosion in the mouth. We ended with the bread pudding that had hazelnut and all kind of yummy sweet flavors in it.

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MM
8 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always a joy. I love this place. Come any chance you get!

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CD
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place for a meal. The view is fantastic! The food is way over priced for what you receive. We gave a 20% tip because the service is exceptional, but we won't be returning because of the cost.

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M
27 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My Mom and I had a fantastic lunch at California Market. The view of the Pacific is stunning! Service was attentive and timely without being overbearing and the food was very good. We both had the lobster and crab roll and the rolls were packed with the very fresh shellfish. The aioli was lightly applied adding just enough flavor and not overpowering the delicious lobster and crab. A definite recommend!

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T
52 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Induplicable views. Quality food. Excellent service. Relatively expensive.

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s
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food is overpriced. The service is a bit slow depends on the waiter. We order medium well for steak but come out medium rare...

The view is breath taking... that's the only good thing about this restaurant.

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f
10 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Georgeous sunset view overlooking Carmel Bay

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AA
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ocean and sunset views! And the food is great too! Dining service was first class. Worth it!

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DO
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our 39 th anniversary. We were engaged there. Also we were sat st the exact table we occupied last visit. Over 10 years ago. A fantastic experience. The food the views!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My sister works for Hyatt and recommended we try this restaurant for our 33rd anniversary dinner. We were not disappointed. The cioppino was the best I have ever had--filled with a variety of seafood in an excellent broth. My husband loved his meal too.

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LZ
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

I used to really like this place although it's pricy. However, this time I wondered if they changed their main chef?! I had told my guests how wonderful the food would be before our dinner but the dinner for 4 people was so disappointing and embarrassing. Wedge salad had too much blue cheese and tased nothing special; tuna crudo had no taste; and, ceviche was just like some icy lemon juice and too sour to eat. The pricy lam chop, I'm told by a guest, was very good. But my favorite duck duo didn't taste like anything I had before.

Sorry, I'm not going back again!

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RK
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

they ran out of the special, salt and and other main ingredeants.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We arrived 30 minutes early and were graciously seated and not sent off the bar. Our server David Bindel was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Food was amazing, octopus was a little tuff by the flavor was delicious. Lamb was excellent and the pasta special (porcini mushrooms) was fabulous. Some what disappointed in the dress code, at these prices I wouldn't have expected to see sweatshirts and flip flops. The view even though it was foggy was beautiful. We will return and are looking forward to it.

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S
13 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great find! Delicious oyesters, octopus, and duck. Nice wine and friendly staff. Loved the view. Definitely worth revisiting.

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S
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

I booked this restaurant 7 weeks in advance. I asked for a window table. When we arrived they said they only have 1. It was a side table in the next room. Limited ocean view. The room had bright lights. It ruined the whole experience. I feel they should pay attention to the reservations 7 weeks!!

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Food was excellent. View was spectacular. The only thing I would recommend improving was service. We had to ask for wine and water we ordered second time after waiting for someone to come to our table.

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