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Carmel Valley Ranch Lodge Restaurant

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American, Contemporary
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One Old Ranch Road, Camel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA 93923 (Carmel Valley Road)
+1 831-625-2599
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Executive Chef Tim Wood's culinary exploits-many involving fruits and...
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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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
A fantastic, elegant meal once and then a good meal the second time...

We ate here twice. First night, it was exceptional. The sommelier took a wine bottle from his reserves and it was amazing. Our food was delicious and the service impeccable. The second time was a different experience -- food was good but not as good as the night before. The Sommelier did not come... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Carmel, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is now called The Valley Kitchen, with a new chef and layout. The food seems to be as good as it used to be, but oh dear, the service and atmosphere has gone down hill terribly. We arrived for our 7:30 reservation, the front desk had no idea how to great or sit customers. We were eventually seated... More 

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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice. First night, it was exceptional. The sommelier took a wine bottle from his reserves and it was amazing. Our food was delicious and the service impeccable. The second time was a different experience -- food was good but not as good as the night before. The Sommelier did not come over to our table and we... More 

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CA
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The basic function of a resort restaurant is to feed the resort guests. The restaurant does not have to be the latest "in" place. It just needs to be good food with reasonable service. This restaurant in its current state can not provide this function. We had a reservation at 8 pm but found throngs of guests waiting just like... More 

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California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My family and I had a terrible experience here recently. When we checked into the hotel where they offered us a reservation for dinner that evening. We wanted to dine at 8pm, but when we showed up on time they weren't ready to seat us and said that they had to seat three families in front of us. We asked... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Food was fine, but the service was HORRIBLE. So slow, had to ask for items multiple times - even silverware.

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Arrived to the Ranch on Tuesday August 18th for a multi day business meeting. On the evening of the 18th we met on the Vintner Terrace for Hors d'oeuvers followed by dinner. Hors d'oeuvers: salmon poke, beef wellington, crab cakes, prawns Dinner: carrot ginger soup, beet salad, a second type of salad with grape fruit, scallops, facciata bread, chicken, salmon,... More 

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had lunch at this delightful restaurant. The food was delicious. We both loved the Vietnamese paper rolls filled with tofu, julienned vegetables, mint, and rice noodles seasoned with rice vinegar. We dipped them in a wonderful house peanut sauce. We tried the sour cream carmelized onion dip and house made chips which were so good we ate them all.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Average food and noisy. Feels like an average country club restaurant. Definitely not gourmet. Will not go back.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had dinner at the restaurant's hotel. Nice variety in the menu, make sure you try the Ceviche. Everything was delicious!

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San Francisco, California
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43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The long-awaited new chef has arrived and the new menus debuted about 2 weeks ago. Since then I have eaten once at the bar by myself, once there with my wife, and we also attended a wine dinner at the Lodge catered by the new kitchen. We miss some of our favorites like the hamburger, the daily pizza special and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: One Old Ranch Road, Camel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA 93923
    (Carmel Valley Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-2599

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
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

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