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California Market

120 Highlands Drive, at Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt, Carmel, CA 93923-9607
831 622 5450
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Ranked #57 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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california
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The view of the Pacific Ocean and its waves crashing against the coast and rocks off Yankee Point cannot be beat. Worth a visit just for the view. Fortunately, the food was pretty good too, but pricey as others have noted. We started with the Lobster and Crab roll which is sort of a Spring roll with lobster and crab... More

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685 reviews 685 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
1,650 helpful votes 1,650 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This past Sat. we enjoyed another wonderful lunch at California Market @ The Highland's Inn. Fish Tacos were perfectly prepared and very good. Our service was attentive and friendly, even on a crowded weekend day. It is always a pleasure to dine here. :)

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Klamath Falls
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We had a couple of lunches here while lodging next door. The Market Hamburger was the best ever and also the Calif. Chicken Club were our favorites'. Had Breakfast their once and won't go back Pricey and not a great meal. Eggs Benedict with a drop of Hollandaise Sauce and the English Muffin was paper thin. The Corn Beef Hash... More

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Aptos, California, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had breakfast and the food was very good. Unfortunately, part of my meal was something other than what I had ordered and the waitress got the beverages wrong, but another staff member corrected the issue. The food outshone the service and the view of Yankee Point at sunrise was very pleasant.

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San Ramon, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Went to California Market twice during our visit to the area between Christmas and New Years 2013. On our first visit, we had the calamari and the burger. Today, we had the special Monterey Dungeness crab sandwich. Both visits were remarkable by the view from the deck, the quality of service, and the delicious food. The pesto aioli perfectly complemented... More

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The best restaurant for seeing the pacific ocean. Located at the beginning point of Big Sur. Highly recommend.

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Visalia
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17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Our second time having lunch here. The food is OK, the view is great. We had cioppino and the pasta special. The cioppino was generous and tasty. The pasta special was not that great. It had a decent piece of halibut on top of pasta tossed with a white and tomato sauce and veggies. It was bland.

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SF Bay Area
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47 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We have eaten lunch at the California Market in the Hyatt Highlands in Carmel a couple of times and have never been disappointed - note, they do not serve dinner. We just finished another great lunch on the terrace, which offers a great view of the Pacific Coast - if you are not a local a nice day on the... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Lunch at the Hyatt in Carmel Highlands. Tuna salad, burger, fries, fish tacos and quesadilla with a great wine selection. Very enjoyable.

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Bangalore, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

stopped by here for a breakfast on outside seating, the staff was pleasant and seated us to the best spot on request. The view from here was pretty good so was food. I missed some fresh orange juice but was served with canned ones..

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