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Christopher's on Lincoln

Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
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Ranked #36 of 152 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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
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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Arcata, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We took the advice from our host at Vagabond House Inn and walked to Christopher's for our only night in Carmel. We are so happy we did! We have been traveling for a week and this was the best dinner we have had. Wish we were staying longer!

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Christopher's on Lincoln not really hidden half block off Ocean on Lincoln very Quiet location with Super Service and Great Food. Try the Shrimp Filled Chile Arellano for an appetizer. For my main course I had the Oso Buca one of the best (no dinner knife needed). Super wine list and Great service, nice weather comfortable patio seating fun. The... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about Christopher's on Lincoln

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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