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Mission Ranch Restaurant

26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923-9215
(831) 625-9040
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Ranked #7 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Brunch is 10:00 - 2:00. We arrived by 10:15 to get a seat indoors to listen to pianist, Gennady Loktokov and the drummer play soft jazz. Gennady was the musical arranger for Clint Eastwood's last six movies. Brunch runs $33 each, includes one champagne, prime rib, ham, omelettes, Eggs Benedict, salmon, chowder, beef enchiladas, salads, fruit, pastries and desserts. All... More

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NYC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was a romantic place to enjoy the sunset over the mountains and eat an amazing meal. The piano bar was a lot of fun and you can see the tourists and townies all together enjoying themselves. Best of all.. My favorite actor - Clint Eastwood was only a few feet away. Though I played it cool and didnt bother... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

What a great place for dinner and drinks. Food was very good (Prime Rib and Short Rib) and the service was excellent. Highly recommend a trip here if in the area. The atmosphere was just amazing and while we had to wait for a table, the seats around the piano are great.

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Kentucky
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100 reviews 100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I say outstanding and memorable meal as a whole in the Monterey Peninsula. We were in the vicinity in Carmel and just drove up for dinner. No reservations were accepted and it was a 45 min wait on a Sunday night. We took dear friends so the time waiting was well spent, The setting is simply bucolic. The Santa Lucia... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The first thing you need to know about Mission Ranch is they don't take reservations so it is in your best interest to arrive early. I ate at this restaurant less than two weeks ago and other than the long wait to be seated, I really have nothing to complain about. If you come as a party of two, chances... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

There were 6 of us and we had a great outdoor table near enough to a heat lamp to stay warm but not so close as to feel crowded. Everyone ordered something different and no one had a single complaint! Do go here for the food, service and view and be sure to make a reservation!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Have been here several times for Sunday brunch and always enjoy it. The setting is lovely and relaxing; if weather allows, sit outside on the terrace overlooking the beach in the distance with the sheep in the meadow just beyond the terrace. Brunch is very hearty and includes champagne or mimosas. Nice selection of breakfast items, meats, seafood, salads, fruit... More

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see place if you're in town. The views are amazing, the wine was very good and the appetizers were delicious. The atmosphere is perfect, being very a classy spot but not at all pretentious. The servers were all very nice but a bit slow. (We're New Yorkers) A few tips: - seating is limited if you... More

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Ripon, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not took many restaurants in Carmel-By-The-Sea have ocean views, but this is one of them. It it the most relaxing without being pretentious. We love to dine outside rather than in, and this is one of the best places in Carmel to do this. The outside terrace opens at 4pm and that is the time to come to get a... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

As guests at the Homestead Inn, we received priority seating. Service and food were excellent. Although the restaurant was busy, we were not rushed. Pacing was good. Waitstaff was attentive and helpful. A very enjoyable dining experience. We enjoyed watching the sheep from our window-side table.

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