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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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
Most recent review
Hidden Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
TC M
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
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
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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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Charleston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is our third visit to Christopher's on Lincoln. This quaint little restaurant offers a terrific ambience and a fabulous menu. Daily specials are always available and are an excellent addition to the wonderful menu. On our most recent visit my wife had the Pork Osso Bucoo. The meat was fork tender, served over garlic mashed potatoes. It was absolutely... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 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
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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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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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: Romance, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?