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Merlot Bistro

Ocean Ave AT Lincoln Ln, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-5659
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Ranked #75 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: American, French
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Klamath Falls
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I was in Carmel for a couple of days and came upon this small but warm and inviting little restaurant in downtown. I had the salad with blackened shrimp. It was very good and the shrimp was seasoned perfectly. The Executive Chef, Kenneth Skinner greeted us at our table and visited with us giving us some suggestions to make our... More

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canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stumbled on this Cozy and comfortable restaurant in the heart of the town. Very fair prices for a tasty meal and very good service. Extensive wine list. The early bird dinner special was great quantity and quality. Sand dabs were fresh, lightly battered. Soups and salads were generous and well seasoned.

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Portland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Crayons and paper to kill the minute until your drink order arrives! We were in the mood. And this restaurant didn't disappoint. Very nice restaurant without the attitude. Food and drinks were very good as was the service. Right on the main street. We had every restaurant to choose from, as we were there mid-week in September, and we were... More

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pgh,pa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were recently in Carmel just for the day and when we were looking to eat for lunch we just happened to come across this restaurant. We decided to try their lunch specials. one pork chops with a very nice sauce and one fish special. We were both very pleased with the quality and quantity of the lunches. The service... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was part of a party of nine people. Each of us was treated as though we were the only person there. Very professional and very personable service. Highlights - incredible coffee; wait staff knew about Celiac and how to accommodate for it. I had the pork medallions with red cabbage and potatoes. The sauce was flavorful without overpowering the... More

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We tried this place one night on our trip. Excellent Dinner Specials for about $16. Great service - good wine. Very affordable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We wandered in one evening after the sunset and had a very good meal. I had the mixed greens salad and it was very flavorful and fresh. The soup of the day was also enjoyed. The two entrees tried were the pork chop and the New York steak. Both were very good; I really enjoyed the sauce that came with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The lunch menu was a good variety of locally sourced, fresh ingredients transformed into classic dishes. It has a bright, fresh atmosphere and was the effect setting for a romantic lunch for 2 weary travellers such as us. Their wine list is great too and we thoroughly enjoyed the 2010 Silvestri chardonnay recommended to us which was served at exactly... More

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Linden, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

While spending the day in Carmel, we stopped for a light lunch at the Merlot Bistro. The food was very good and the service was also very good. A good choice

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Laguna Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Went here for dinner. My husband's beef bourguignon was flavorful, but my fish was less than exciting. The fish was served over white mashed potatoes with a variety of sautéed vegetables. The plate looked unexciting and the taste was unexciting. We weren't looking for a "fine dining" experience, but it was still a tad disappointing.

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Additional Information about Merlot Bistro

Address: Ocean Ave AT Lincoln Ln, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: (831) 624-5659
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Cuisine: American, French

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