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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 #63 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
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Maybe I have been a budget traveler for too long to appreciate high priced average food. We had to ask for bread, I really couldn't tell if my $9.00 soup was tomato or carrot??? and the wait staff was placing bets on how long the new customers would stay. One staffer picked 10 minutes... The view was great but 2... More

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Malaysia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you're planning to have a meal at the California Market, ask to be seated on the outdoor deck where you will enjoy a beautiful view with your meal. Note: there aren't very many places on the deck, so call ahead to reserve (especially if you have a largish group). The food itself was also very good, I picked the... More

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Urbana, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We recently (June, 2014) had lunch at California Market, and it was a great experience. We considered stopping at someplace faster, but this was well worth the time. The serenity of the outdoor dining area and the beautiful view of the shore below us were just what these weary travelers needed. I ordered the Point Reyes blue cheese salad, my... More

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Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

You have to eat outside on the deck here. The views are magnificent. Good food as well. Nice place to just chill, eat, and take in the scenery.

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Pacific Grove, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We went there for Fathers Day on 6/15/14. I'll have to say I was disappointed in this place. First our whole party thought the Hostess (blond girl) was very rude and not friendly at all. It was a cold foggy morning and she seated us outside and when we asked about the overhead heater she just turned and walk away.... More

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Burlingame, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful! This last visit was for brunch and it was superb. Highlights were the Point Lobos Eggs Benedict and Pancakes! Lord was this good! Also, it is a beautiful drive down to boot! Definate repeat!

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Bellingham, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is fantastic, especially breakfast. The outdoor deck is heated for those chilly mornings or evenings. The ocean view from the deck is incredible. Be sure to try their crab and avocado omelet.

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Pebble Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a wonderful location with great ambiance. The sunny terrace offers ocean views, serving the best of 'California Cuisine'.An unforgettable experience. We had a small gathering that enabled us to sample many offerings - all of which were amazing!

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Arroyo Grande, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

One of those petty grievances that colors the experience: Totally irked when my husband's breakfast omelet came with one piece of toast! When I complained, the guy who delivered the breakfast (not the waiter, possibly a manager, given his suit) started to give me an argument, thought better of it and just brought another piece. The morning before, the same... More

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california
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99 reviews 99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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