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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
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was our second time at Christopher and it was even better than the first, which was outstanding. Christphers is a wonderfully quaint and romantic place. Our waiter, Danny was great. Some excellent recommendations for both appetizers and main course. Both the Salmon served that night and the Osso Bucco were delicious. A nice portion and presentation made for a... More 

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Santa Ynez, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We go to Carmel about every other year and walk thru town and look at menus and decide where to eat dinner. This restaurant was wonderful in every way. Gourmet food, fairly priced, nice ambience, quiet, attentive staff.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When Christopher is there it is a great place for dinner but when he's not.....it's just not even average. We go a lot when in town and in the beginning we always saw him. But we noticed 2 times he wasn't there and food was average then we went, he was there and food was great, not there again and... More 

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Vasteras, Sweden
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were searching on tripadvisor the same day to find a nice american restaurant in Carmel and found Christopher's. It is located very central close to the shopping area in a nice building. It's a quite dressed up restaurants and it didn't feels like there was so many tourists in there. The food has a very nice touch and it... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went to Christopher's on a Friday night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we return, we will order appetizers and drinks and skip the entree', not because it wasn't delicious, but because it was a lot of food! The fried green tomatoes were perfectly prepared with a fresh, flavorful marinara sauce, and a crispy coating on the delicate tomatoes.... More 

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New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a charming restaurant in downtown carmel. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Everything we had was very good and the restaurant is in one of the oldest buildings in the area. It really feels like a house. If someone didn't recommend it u might not find it. Well priced too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The service was awful and so was the food. There was in manager on site so another waiter had to address our problems. Will never go back there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a cozy, white tablecloth restaurant located in the downtown area of Carmel. We found the service to be attentive and friendly. I had the lamb and my husband had pork, and both entrees were perfectly cooked and flavorful. It is on the pricier side, but in line with similar restaurants in the area. No ocean view, but the... More 

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United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyable evenings dining with good food & excellent service, well worth the trip up the side street for this restaurant & believe it or not was recommended by a restaurant we had visited the night before!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Almost like it was in the old days, an elegant dining room where you can dress up or not, with food that is simple, yet special and always prepared to perfection and how you order. Service friendly and not over intrusive. A really good choice for romantics, families, or taking your parents!

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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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