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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, Reservations
Description: One of Carmel's newest and most exciting dining experience is...
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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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Upscale Comfort

This is a nice Carmel place with great food that might be described as a step above traditional comfort food, but a step below haute cuisine. Everything was delicious, in particular the soft shell crab and the chile relleno. Service was very friendly and prompt. This is a great spot for dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
vtlinck
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Sugar Land, TX
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Sugar Land, TX
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a nice Carmel place with great food that might be described as a step above traditional comfort food, but a step below haute cuisine. Everything was delicious, in particular the soft shell crab and the chile relleno. Service was very friendly and prompt. This is a great spot for dinner with friends or just for a nice evening... More 

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Santa Rosa
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We know Carmel well and for the second time dined at Chrisopher's. Both times the food was average with my wife's fish on lentils swimming on what looked like lentil soup. My lamb shank was very good. The ambience in the place is superior and its clean and well maintained. The owner seated us and was rude by telling me... More 

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San Francisco, California
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Christopher's is a lovely little place on a quiet street in downtown Carmel. Nice dining room, white table cloths, good but not great service. Nice little bar. Good wine list with fair prices. What's not to like? Well, the food is OK, but far from outstanding. Note that while most of the reviews are 5-star, Christopher's is listed only 22nd... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went during our visit in beautiful Carmel. The dinner was one to remember, do not miss out on the fried green tomatoes, nor the Osso Bucco! Good service, and a magic sunset dazzling through the cypress trees..

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Telluride, Colorado
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

One of our favorite places in the peninsula. The owner Chris is a master Chef and a great guy. Not as good at golf. Be that as it may, my wife and I love going there often. A small but well stacked bar ads to his great wines. Just one block from ocean avenue cypress trees engulf this beautiful and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

That's the Christopher's on Lincoln tagline, which lives up to all it promises. Service is just the right level of attentive, supported by a wonderfully fun and accommodating staff, and menu options to satisfy everyone. The pricing seems like a bargain for what most consider upscale meal. Combined with one of the most comfortable, well appointed dining rooms in Carmel... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Rarely do we have a meal out that we do not have some constructive criticism. Christopher's on Linclon is one of those rare restaurants where every thing went perfectly! From the moment we received a warm greeting at the door from Christopher's wife Christine, to the moment 2 plus hours later when we departed, every element of the experience went... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We arrived at Christophers at around 6:30 and were seated in the bow window, with a great westerly view of Carmel. We both ordered pasta dishes, and they were excellently prepared, full of flavor and not overdone. The wine list was great as well. As we sat there the room filled up around us, happy people having a good dinner.... More 

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Walnut Creek
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Owners came to the table to check on us, very nice. The scallops were the best I have ever has. Quaint off the Main Street, great place for locals. Service and prices were perfect.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

All of the positive things you've read in other reviews are true. Excellent food, excellent drinks, excellent service. We were unsure of the dress code but when we arrived and saw a 10 year old kid in a hoodie, shorts, and sneakers, we felt just fine with what we were wearing:)

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Address: Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 831-626-8000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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