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Carmel Valley Ranch Lodge Restaurant

One Old Ranch Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93923
+1 831-625-2599
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Carmel Valley Road
Description: Executive Chef Tim Wood's culinary exploits-many involving fruits and vegetables from The Ranch's Organic Garden-are on full display for breakfast, lunch and dinner in our Lodge Restaurant. Indoor, outdoor and lounge seating are all available.
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Los Altos, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had dinner last night at The Lodge at Carmel Valley Ranch and had a wonderful experience. We were accompanied by our dog, and were offered a spot inside the Lodge, although not in the dining room. This is a huge difference compared to other dog friendly restaurants. We still opted to eat outside on the patio and were warmed... More 

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Carmel, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

You know the saying "you get what you paid for". Well, this place is not cheap, but you get good food and service in an elegant atmosphere. Reservation is recommended.

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San Francisco, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We live part-time at Carmel Valley Ranch and have eaten here 20-30 times in the past 3 years. Why? It is very convenient, and the staff are friendly. We like to sit at the bar instead of a table and talk to whoever is sitting nearby. In the winter the huge fire in the fireplace is cozy, and in the... More 

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San Mateo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We booked our dinner here largely because we were staying at the resort. While the breakfast buffet was solid, but unspectacular, dinner seemed primarily convenient. We knew the room looked cozy, but where pleasantly surprised by the breadth of tempting menu choices, and the food did not (at all) disappoint. Wine selection and service was quite good as well. Definitely... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Everything that we were served in this supposedly top-drawer restaurant looked good, smelled good, and tasted actually almost good. But it was so bland like the flavor had been squeezed out of it. Beautiful looking prime rib, seemingly cooked to perfection. Just no taste. Ahi tuna that looked great and tasted somewhat like ahi, just very bland. Hash browns that... More 

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San Francisco, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I particularly love that you can see the trees lit up from the inside of the restaurant, surrounded. It's beautiful. The food is very good, the service also. It's a little bit dark (hard to read the menu) but we'll definitely be back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is not your typical "lobby restaurant" the menu changes with the season and the Chef is very creative. The bar is large and easy to get a seat if you are dining alone. Everyone is very friendly.

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San Francisco
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We enjoyed two dinners and two breakfasts while staying at the Ranch and would highly recommend it. I am vegan and was able to find items that fit my needs nicely. A good selection of wine is available as well.

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Folsom, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Exceptionally good food at this gold and tennis resort. We loved it. Even for a vegetarian there was enough choices.

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Peoria, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

When staying at Carmel Valley Ranch for a meeting, I had the opportunity to eat at Lodge on two occasions. Both meals were excellent! One night I had a steak and another a pork chop. Both were cooked as I ordered and served with fresh vegetables. I also had the squash soup which was one of the best soups I... More 

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Additional Information about Carmel Valley Ranch Lodge Restaurant

Address: One Old Ranch Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93923
Phone Number: +1 831-625-2599
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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