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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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  • 92
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
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  • 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
Excellent service and food!

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:)

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
JenOMB
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Manhattan Beach, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Manhattan Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My business associate offered took take us anywhere so I thought we would try my favorite gourmet restuarant. Again I was not disappointed. We all had different entrees, all creative and scrumtious. Everytime I dine here I enjoy something more spectacular than the last time. The service is what you would expect at a five star establishment and the prices... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Lovely setting, quiet and welcoming. This is not a place for Hawaiian shirts and white sneakers. The staff was most accommodating and explained their specials. Decent wine list and they were happy to open a bottle to allow for a taste of an unfamiliar label. Six at our table, all had different entrees and heard no complaints. I loved my... More 

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San Francisco, California
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51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My wife and I and if your friends have a wonderful special evening last night at Christophers. As always we were greeted at the door by the owner chef and made to feel very welcome. We were offered many specials and Christopher even cooked a special request made at the table. I had some dietary needs and Christopher went out... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A special evening with that special someone started well enough. Our second visit, and a dining room that had only 3 tables occupied including ours. A noisy four-some on the other side of the dining room didn't help the atmosphere. Our server, a young lady related to the owner, was attentive at the start. Appetizers were very tasty and well-prepared....served... More 

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Encinitas, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had a wonderful time at out dinner at Christopher's. Recommended by our hotel (Vagabond's), this restaurant did not disappoint. If you would like a quiet, comfortable setting for a special dinner, Christopher's is it! My husband said his osso bucco was the best he's ever had - and he's had a lot! My salmon was also amazing. We loved... More 

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Napa, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

for the area, this may be the best deal in town, we each had appetizers and entrees and one of us had a glass of wine. With tax and a 20%+ tip, the bill was $100. My husband's soup was fantastic but my Caesar salad was just ok. Both of us enjoyed the pork Osso bucco and we couldn't even... More 

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surrey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Lovely food rather large portions, and very quiet on the evening we visited so lacked atmosphere probably more suited to the older client.

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Arcata, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The service was superb and the food was memorable. This is a nice place for a quiet meal with someone you care about-especially on a weekday.

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Gibraltar
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This place is a must for any serious foodies. Really delicious food, beautifully presented by charming and attentive staff. Great wine list. I had a fillet steak and fried green tomatoes and my sister had the pate and chicken, it was all wonderful, we will be back again and again.

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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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?