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Christopher's on Lincoln

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Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
831-626-8000
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Description: One of Carmel's newest and most exciting dining experience is Christopher's...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A hidden gem off the beaten track on the edge of downtown - well worth locating.

Christopher's is always one of my favorite restaurants. On the east side of Lincoln just south of 5th, Christopher's is on the edge of the commercial district. This visit was a combination belated birthday and Mardi Gras dinner with another couple. In addition to the great food, service and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Carmel, California
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Carmel, California
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174 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Christopher's is always one of my favorite restaurants. On the east side of Lincoln just south of 5th, Christopher's is on the edge of the commercial district. This visit was a combination belated birthday and Mardi Gras dinner with another couple. In addition to the great food, service and atmosphere I always appreciate the fact that it is a place... More 

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Oshkosh, WI
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our trips to Carmel, we always try to end our vacation with a special dinner. This year's choice was Christopher's, which we happened upon walking by one day. What a great choice we made! From the minute you enter the beautiful restaurant with a welcoming fireplace, you know you're in for a special evening. Great wine, great food, and... More 

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Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't go. Fair food, fair service. THE MOST OVERPRICED WINE LIST IN CARMEL. Did not service the wine we ordered from list. Sent soup back twice and it was still just warm.

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California, Maryland
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129 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Solid four stars. Some of the food was excellent - great pomegranate salad, my wife loved her soup, we both loved the dessert, vanilla ice cream with espresso. Our main courses were good, not great. If they were great it would have been five stars. They have a nice menu of mixed drinks. The Manhattan was superb. We will go... More 

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Thank creativity2001
Prescott, Arizona
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207 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It was a rainy, chilly evening when we dined at Christopher's on Lincoln. Our reservation was honored timely and we were seated by the large fireplace which helped take the chill off from the weather. Our server Zenen was prompt and most helpful throughout the evening. We enjoyed the mushroom soup, pear salad, bean salad, salmon, and the sole special.... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We met dear friends at Christopher's on Lincoln who we hadn't seen in too many years. Our dinner was delicious and the table location was perfect for all of us to have a lively conversation.

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Thank hksh2014
Taunton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Really lovely place and ambience, with lovely food and excellent service. Hard to fault. Thank you for a great evening!

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Thank Grahame1950
The Woodlands, Texas
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

AbsolutelY one of the best dinners we had in Carmel. Food was outstanding , the crusted trout in a piccata sauce was mouthwatering. The chili rellemo was stuffed with rock shrimp risotto and wild mushrooms and goat cheese was husband's delight as were the fried grew tomatoes. We shared a fresh fruit pizza with zabaglione. Altogether fine and the service... More 

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Thank Macree74
Crockett, Texas
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The surroundings were lovely and the food was good. The drinks were also good and pretty. It is definitely an adult venue and the dress is a bit more upscale than others - although it's not coat and tie.

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Thank Kitty v
Carmel, California
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were looking forward to trying Christopher's On Lincoln in Carmel. The location and environment were very 'cozy'. We were told in advance that the food was quite delightful as was the setting. Unfortunately we were not really impressed by either. Granted Christopher's on Lincoln is in a quaint neighborhood of Carmel, but the restaurant décor was just ordinary --... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-626-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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