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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 #65 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
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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
San Diego
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126 reviews 126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
359 helpful votes 359 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We ate off of their bar menu and it is much more affordable during happy hour. The food was good and the service was also good. We had looked at the menu at Pacific Edge and it was more expensive than we were planning on.

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Marshfield
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We have not been in the Carmel Highland's area for a couple of years and were disappointed to learn that our absolute favorite Breakfast Sandwich has been replaced with the Breakfast Panini. The Panini is good, don't get me wrong - but it's not the original Breakfast Sandwich that they used to offer.

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Fresno, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The view from the restaurant is wonderful, and there is patio dining with fresh air and a view. The food was good. Our waiter seemed very annoyed that we arrived close to the end of the breakfast service.

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California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our last meal in Carmel was at California Market and it left us with a wonderful feeling about Carmel. It is located in the Hyatt, Carmel Highlands. We ate a California eggs benedict, and a salmon plate and our daughter had a yogurt parfait which she did not like, but the rest of the food was excellent. The views from... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our family stopped into the California Market for a late lunch on our way from Carmel to Big Sur. The waiter was pleasant however the rest of the staff seemed a bit put out. The food was good (not great) but decent for the price. The views were very nice however the setting was a bit odd. It is located... More

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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
90 helpful votes 90 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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