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120 Highlands Drive, at Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt, Carmel, CA 93923-9607
831 622 5450
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Romance

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  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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:
  • Romance
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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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31 reviews 31 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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767 reviews 767 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
1,712 helpful votes 1,712 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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46 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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20 helpful votes 20 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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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
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

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: Romance

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