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Christopher's on Lincoln

Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
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Ranked #36 of 149 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: One of Carmel's newest and most exciting dining experience is Christopher's on Lincoln. Award winning chef/owner Christopher J. Caul has transformed one of the village's oldest restaurant locations into a modern, fun, and friendly dinner house. Dress is Carmel casual and the attitude laid back and contemporary, so guests feel comfortable in everything from shorts to suits. Charming and affable, Christopher's cuisine is sublime. Christopher's 30 years of experience as well as his three former restaurants have culminated in a menu that showcases the finest, freshest seasonal ingredients the Central Coast has to offer. Christopher's wine list features mostly Monterey County wines, as well as his favorites from around the state. Christopher's also features a full bar with some of the finest handcrafted spirits available. Christopher is right where he loves to be; come say hello soon!
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English first
Pleasant Hill, California, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our server was very pushy, telling us what to order instead of making suggestions. For the prices, they could have been much more attentive to our needs. Food was excellent.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is our third visit to Christopher's on Lincoln. This quaint little restaurant offers a terrific ambience and a fabulous menu. Daily specials are always available and are an excellent addition to the wonderful menu. On our most recent visit my wife had the Pork Osso Bucoo. The meat was fork tender, served over garlic mashed potatoes. It was absolutely... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was our second time at Christopher and it was even better than the first, which was outstanding. Christphers is a wonderfully quaint and romantic place. Our waiter, Danny was great. Some excellent recommendations for both appetizers and main course. Both the Salmon served that night and the Osso Bucco were delicious. A nice portion and presentation made for a... More

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Santa Ynez, CA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We go to Carmel about every other year and walk thru town and look at menus and decide where to eat dinner. This restaurant was wonderful in every way. Gourmet food, fairly priced, nice ambience, quiet, attentive staff.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When Christopher is there it is a great place for dinner but when he's not.....it's just not even average. We go a lot when in town and in the beginning we always saw him. But we noticed 2 times he wasn't there and food was average then we went, he was there and food was great, not there again and... More

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Vasteras, Sweden
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were searching on tripadvisor the same day to find a nice american restaurant in Carmel and found Christopher's. It is located very central close to the shopping area in a nice building. It's a quite dressed up restaurants and it didn't feels like there was so many tourists in there. The food has a very nice touch and it... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went to Christopher's on a Friday night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we return, we will order appetizers and drinks and skip the entree', not because it wasn't delicious, but because it was a lot of food! The fried green tomatoes were perfectly prepared with a fresh, flavorful marinara sauce, and a crispy coating on the delicate tomatoes.... More

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New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a charming restaurant in downtown carmel. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Everything we had was very good and the restaurant is in one of the oldest buildings in the area. It really feels like a house. If someone didn't recommend it u might not find it. Well priced too.

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The service was awful and so was the food. There was in manager on site so another waiter had to address our problems. Will never go back there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a cozy, white tablecloth restaurant located in the downtown area of Carmel. We found the service to be attentive and friendly. I had the lamb and my husband had pork, and both entrees were perfectly cooked and flavorful. It is on the pricier side, but in line with similar restaurants in the area. No ocean view, but the... More

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