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All 152 Carmel Restaurants

California Market

120 Highlands Drive, at Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt, Carmel, CA 93923-9607
831 622 5450
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Ranked #59 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
745 reviews 745 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
1,702 helpful votes 1,702 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Last Saturday after wine tasting at Ventana Vineyards, we drove up to The Highland's Inn for lunch at California Market. The weather was exceptionally beautiful and warm and we were seated at a table outside overlooking the beautiful coast. My entree was the Chicken Club Sandwich served with French Fries and I requested a small side of Aioli dipping sauce.... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The California Market is a wonderful place for lunch. Whenever we're in the area we like to stop in. Located at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands, they have a nice outside seating area with spectacular ocean views. While we were dining we could see some whales. The restaurant even provided binoculars. We both ordered fish tacos, which we believe are the... More 

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Storm Lake
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We've again had lunch at the outdoors patio in this restaurant with splendid views of the Pacific. "The Seared Tuna Salad" was great, except for several leaves of spinach which were spoiled and inedible. The tuna, (three decent slices) was excellent, neatly presented, fresh and seared just to perfection. Salad dressing was subtle, not overpowering the flavors. The hearts of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lovely views and very good breakfast offerings. Accommodating wait staff and flexible ordering. My husband loved his corned beef hash, and the chicken hash was also good.

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Los Gatos, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This restaurant is at the Hyatt Highlands, on Route 1, a few minutes south of Carmel. It has stunning, panoramic views of the ocean and coastline. And unlike most other restaurants/cafes on the ocean on Route 1, the food is good! And the service is good too! The reason for the three stars on the food is because there is... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a great experience at this restaurant. The view is amazing (get a table outside!), service is excellent (something hard to find nowadays), and the food was great - expensive, but worth the price overall. Do skip coffee and tea, though. We paid 8 dollars for a double espresso and 4 dollars for the tea...

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I love food with a view and this is one of my favorite places to visit in the area. While the food is a little over-priced ($25 for a grilled salmon sandwich on my last visit) it is well-prepared and dependable and well worth the view of the coast even on a cloudy day. The service has been excellent; staff... More 

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San Mateo, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Best view, no matter what the weather. Service and food are excellent. There is nothing about the place that is negative.

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Aptos, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Visited this restaurant with family for lunch. As all outdoor tables were occupied we were seated inside and were the only table in the dining room throughout our meal. 30 minutes later a waiter happened to see us sitting there and asked if we had been helped. Of course the answer was no and he excused himself for a minute... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Ate here on 10/10/14, with a few friends as we drove from San Fran to Hearst Castle. Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and cliffs, rocks and waves! Can be easy to miss as the turn into the resort isn't too obvious! But, once we parked and went inside we were impressed with the atmosphere and friendly staff. We chose... More 

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Address: 120 Highlands Drive, at Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt, Carmel, CA 93923-9607
Phone Number: 831 622 5450
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel

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