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120 Highlands Drive, at Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt, Carmel, CA 93923-9607
831 622 5450
This restaurant is at Hyatt Carmel Highlands
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for lunch with scenic views from the deck

I have dined at California Market probably 15 times and often bring out of town guests here to enjoy the great food and views of the Pacific Ocean from the deck. The restaurant also offers indoor seating. I particularly enjoy their salads, especially the Point Reyes blue cheese salad, with pears... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
BobKatUSA
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Top Contributor
785 reviews 785 reviews
528 restaurant reviews
1,728 helpful votes 1,728 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We recently spent two nights at the lovely Highland's Inn in Carmel. California Market is one of our favorite restaurants in this area for the beautiful views and good food. Breakfast did not disappoint when we dined there. Delicious Eggs Benedict with lots of perfectly Hollandaise Sauce and a side of roasted potatoes were perfectly prepared. Our service is always... More 

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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

On the lower floor of the Hyatt Carmel Highlands reception building but still with terrific views especially from its thin outdoor terrace. this casual restaurant turns out consistently fresh, tasty food, perhaps mimicking its pricier and more formal big brother upstairs. Use of fresh vegetables and fruits is notable.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate breakfast here and loved it. We ordered eggs Benedict and pancakes with a side of sausage. Everything was delicious! And the weather was perfect for sitting out on their deck. Views of the Pacific were breath-taking.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have dined at California Market probably 15 times and often bring out of town guests here to enjoy the great food and views of the Pacific Ocean from the deck. The restaurant also offers indoor seating. I particularly enjoy their salads, especially the Point Reyes blue cheese salad, with pears and candied pecans. My husband swears by the Fried... More 

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Top Contributor
785 reviews 785 reviews
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1,728 helpful votes 1,728 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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49 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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