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Pacific's Edge

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French, Contemporary
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120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, CA 93923 (Highway 1)
831 622 5445
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner Time

Went here with my parent as we were staying at the highlands inn. We basically just samples a bunch of small plates and then split one entree. Great selection of appetizers. Really loved the abalone. It was my first time having abalone and it was excellent. The Brussels sprouts were below average... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Kljack19
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Carmel, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

An icon in Carmel, great attention to details and great presentation of food, excellent French Cali Kitchen breathtaking view

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It wasn't especially busy with several empty tables but the service felt rushed throughout the evening with plates being removed almost before we had finished. The food was ok but certainly not worth the prices. The sommelier seemed knowledgeable but still delivered a cabinet despite us asking for a Reisling and pointing to it on the menu. The view is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We chose chowder as a starter. This arrived in a huge bowl, which was a third filled with a lukewarm soup that could have come out of a tin ($9 each). We both then chose a fillet mignon ($58 each). There were no vegetables with this so we had to order extra vegetables. We had an overpriced merlot at $85.... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I researched online every place that was going to have an Easter Brunch in Monterey/Carmel. It was our first time in the area and since we had kids with us, we really wanted to give them a special Easter. Pacific's Edge advertised that it was going to have interactive Easter activities for the kids including a petting zoo. What we... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went here with my parent as we were staying at the highlands inn. We basically just samples a bunch of small plates and then split one entree. Great selection of appetizers. Really loved the abalone. It was my first time having abalone and it was excellent. The Brussels sprouts were below average, but the mushroom soup was awesome. They accidentally... More 

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We go to Pacific's Edge two to three times/year. If you've never been - GO. It's expensive, particularly if you order wine, but worth it for the experience and the food. Be sure to try to engage the sommelier - we told her what we intended to order and were going to ask for an alternate suggestion, but she simply... More 

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miami
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Lovely room with good selection of food. You can get same food in the bar upstairs if you want a more informal meal.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great food and service. Sommelier was knowledgeable and helpful. Try the chocolate croissant bread pudding. Yum!

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Southern California
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307 reviews 307 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Because we held our wedding reception in the Surf Room below Pacific's Edge, we often choose to celebrate our milestone anniversaries here. The view is spectacular and makes for an enchanting dining experience. On the front end, these days the desk staff seems awkward. Phone staff is friendly but lack the sophistication of handling special requests with timely call backs.... More 

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San Francisco
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great view (except at night where all you see is black), but the food is mediocre, service is average, and its very, very noisy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, CA 93923
    (Highway 1)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831 622 5445

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?