California Market at Pacific’s Edge

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$50 and over
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American
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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.



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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Catering

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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
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

1,000-Point Tables

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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

What 2148 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Lindo lugar para conocer, vista espectacular aunque alejado del centro de Carmel. La comida buena pero el menú muy simple, pocas opciones.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We went there for family birthdays and the food is great! Everything was fresh and delicious. We did brunch and there were wonderful options.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Chose Pacific Edge for my wife’s birthday dinner. She’s vegan and was excited for the four-course plant-based tasting menu. When we arrived a wedding reception was in full swing and the music was blaring loud along with the crowd.

We sat down and when ordering were told the plant tasting menu was for a minimum of two and certainly not available for one on a Sat night. I’m not vegan so I wasn’t very pleased to be forced into a $65 dinner I didn’t want. I asked if I could get three of the four courses and substitute something for the entree course. The answer was no.

The waiter left to order an appetizer while we decided what to do. When the waiter returned he said he talked with the kitchen and they were willing to do it since it was a special occasion. In the end, we got the tasting menu for one, but were stressed for about 20 minutes while it all got sorted out. Btw, the menu says nothing about a 2 person minimum.

The reception pounded on for the entire meal.

My wife loved her food but I will never go back.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The view's the thing here. The food was good but overpriced and not as inventive as in prior years. Our server, Allison, made the evening. She was helpful but not smothering. Only wish she'd told us we were to receive a complimentary dessert before we ordered on. All in all another wonderful dining experience but not without a few hiccups.

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5.0Dined on 6 August 2018

The view is matches if not exceeded by the food and service. Both were impeccable

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2.0Dined on 5 August 2018

The views were outstanding, but the experience left us hungry and disappointed. We had a 7:15 reservation. Our starter was great ! Our salad was the smallest I’ve ever seen. At 9:00 our waitperson asked us if we enjoyed our meal, we had not been served yet. How could she not know this? To make matters worse we had to send entrees back, the duck was all but raw, the scallops were cold and the pork belly was not fully cooked.
We never were offered dessert, and it was known that we were there to a celebrate an anniversary. The manager did try to make things right, but ....

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4.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Great place for our anniversary celebration. Our waitress was kind and knowledgable and the view is second to none,

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Incredible meal and Pacific Ocean views.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Really a special place, in a locale in which the restaurants are all too often not great. Unbelievable views, attentive service, delicious food, and a plant based option! All of this and half bottles of very good wine. Really special.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Excellent service. Hostess was very friendly and accommodating, found a most requested table for us.

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

The service here was amazing and the food was very enjoyable. The views are spectacular. The hotel patrons somewhat detract from the experience (they are kind of loud and irreverent) but the restaurant itself does an excellent job of making a special experience.

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

The plant-based tasting menu and wine pairing was just fantastic! Christian was very informative and the food was delicious and beautiful. We had a fun tour of the wine rooms with Aaron earlier in the day. We also have to thank the young man who ran after us to give us our boxed leftovers we wanted but forgot.

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4.0Dined on 30 July 2018

Special place to dine. A bit difficult to get to but worth the trip. Very expensive. We had good food and service

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3.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Very poor service. Food had no flavor and was very over priced.

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Recommend reservations. View of the ocean was phenomenal. Ambience was acceptable though a child was briefly loud. Service was acceptable - waiter did forget a few things but compensated for it. The food was unbelievable! Would definitely return.

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4.0Dined on 26 July 2018

We are on our honeymoon. Allison took great care of us. The meal, the service, and the view were all amazing!

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4.0Dined on 25 July 2018

We had a delicious dinner, but definitely not inexpensive. Service was very good. The view can't be beat. The restaurant asks for no jeans, tennis shoes, t-shirts, etc. but at least 1/3 of the people in there were in jeans, some even in t-shirts. I don't understand when a restaurant asks for some decorum that customers can't make some effort at complying. They aren't asking for suits, jackets or ties, just not as though you just walked off the ranch or from working at Google. Restaurant is very quiet and great for quiet conversation. Got quite a bit busier at 7:30 p.m. so noise level may have gone up then.

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4.0Dined on 23 July 2018

Even though I read the reviews about slow service, I still made a reservation at this lovely restaurant with a spectacular view at sunset. Overall our service and food were very good (thanks Daniel!) BUT (and others have noted this) the time between our appetizers and entrees took an hour and the waiter apologized again and again for the delay. I have to emphasize: the SERVICE isn’t slow, the kitchen is. My husband had the duck, which he said was really good, but it had clearly been sitting for some time and nothing on the plate was warm by the time it got to him. The waiter did warm and even replate it :-)

Overall an elegant and upscale place for dinner with good waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

We came in for our 17th. D birthday and the event went great, food and wine are also good selections, the view is iconic not forget to mention.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Our server, Daniel, was great. It seems like they changed their menu, and although there weren’t a lot of options it was still good. I’ve had terrible and slow service here during lunch, but dinner did not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

We are here after our wedding ceremony. Just the two of us. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. The view from the restaurant is breathtaking. The seared ahi and halibut were excellent. The chocolate bread pudding was over the top fabulous! This restaurant is perfect for a special occasion. A bit pricey but very good.

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on 16 July 2018

View was great as was the ambience of the dining area. Best of all was the great service by the waitress and friendliness of the hostess Diane

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3.0Dined on 15 July 2018

This was not our first visit to Pacific's Edge. We have been here several times over the years, but this was the worst visit. Although we ordered within 20 minutes of our reservation time (7:15), our entrees did not arrive until almost 9:00! By then, we weren't really even hungry. Our very kind server apologized profusely, and even brought us more wine on the house, but the damage was done. Shame on the kitchen for not only apparently not caring, but also for not making the effort to apologize themselves. The food was ok, not what we'd come to expect. But then again, we really had lost our appetites. This restaurant is very pricey...a place like Pacific's Edge should be 100% perfect. It was far from it.

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3.0Dined on 15 July 2018

We've been here before, and this night was an exception. However it was so terrible that it deserves mention. Service was unbelievably slow in our corner of the room.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

The food was superb and the views were amazing!

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Cristian was awesome. Food and views were great!

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Our server was Cristian, and he was amazing and fun. Perfect bled of staying on top of things, but letting us have our privacy as well.

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5.0Dined on 10 July 2018

Outstanding vistas from the main dining room. Waitstaff is well versed in the menu and very attentive. Everything is fresh and beautifully plated. The only thing missing are the white table linens and fine china. The pottery seems much too rustic for this dining establishment. Otherwise, a five star experience.

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5.0Dined on 9 July 2018

What a view! The whole experience was excellent! My husband had the short ribs and I had the salmon. Both were cooked to perfection. We paired it with a French Cote de Nuit. Absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend going for a romantic evening!!!

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5.0Dined on 8 July 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on 8 July 2018

The food was great with one caveat. My steak was ordered medium well (thin red line) and it came to the table as medium rare. At first, I thought I accidentally ordered the Prime Rib, but no it was the Ribeye. I didn’t send it back because it was so good. I just gave my husband the parts I couldn’t eat. The service was personable and timely, until the end when it became busy and we were waiting to pay.

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4.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Very beautiful restaurant with spectacular views and feel. This is a restaurant to sit back and enjoy with a nice meal and superb wine so that one takes in all the scenery

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Great experience - views are spectacular, excellent seafood. Drove down from a vacation in San Francisco, well worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Unbelievable views, good food, attentive service. We went with 2 moms and 4 kids ages 8 - 13. Reasonably priced, given the views.

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Birthday trip

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3.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Our family visits this place at least once a year- the location and the view is the primary attraction. Love the views. Usually have lunch and then trek in point lobos. The food during my past visits has been good.
This time around however, the quality of meals served was bad- across the board. The food was barely warm. My daughters lobster sandwich was so dry, she couldnt eat it.

I hope this experience was an outlier.

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2.0Dined on 1 July 2018

The view is nice, service is good, but the ambience resembles an airport restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

We love this place, makes you feel special just to be there. The views are incomparable, the food, the service all combine to make it a wonderful experience. We are locals and love to come to Pacifica Edge for special dinners and/or casual lunch or breakfast. It has it all.

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

My husband and I came here for our 16th anniversary and everything was amazing. We had the crispy Brussels sprouts to start, which were so deliciously crunchy and addictive. For our mains, we had the beef filet and the ribeye - both were amazing; cooked perfectly and super flavorful. I barely needed a knife to cut the filet. My husband’s dessert was great - he had the chocolate croissant bread pudding, which was sweet, smoky, salty perfection. I had the poached pear tart, which I did not like at all. The hazelnut filling was bitter, not in a good way, and the texture was kind of mealy. Our server was ver accommodating and replaced it with the creme brûlée, which was terrific. She even took off all desserts and coffee from our bill.

Overall, amazing food, unbelievable views, and we will return again. This was actually our fourth time here celebrating our anniversary.

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