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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
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    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
Pleasant and cozy!

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..

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Gessie65
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
54 reviews 54 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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