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All 25 Carmel Valley Restaurants

Marinus At Bernardus Lodge

415 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9417
831-659-3131
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Laureles Grade
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Carmel Valley, CA
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have dined here many times over the years, with suprisingly inconsistent experience. Despite the reputation of the chef and the restaurant reviews, the food and service had been very inconsistent. I have to admit that the quality of the preperations and the atomosphere provided by dining in the kitchen about 10 years ago, was one of the finest dining... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a lovely French inspired restaurant. However, we left with a bad taste in our mouths. My dining companion ordered the weekly tasting menu and loved the thought of her mouth watering selections. When the first course was served she said it wasn't what she had ordered. The server insisted it was accurate. We asked to speak to the... More 

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Montecito, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The restaurant itself was nothing great. Just like the rest of the property it was run down. But the food was flawless.

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were able to fully appreciate the quality of the meals prepared by this expert staff. A multicourse meal prepared and presented with care and expertly paired with wine from the sommelier. Each course prepared was better than the last, and the care ant attention paid to the details were present in every aspect of the food. This restaurant should... More 

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Anaheim, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

$$$$ but the food was amazing and the staff super helpful and friendly. Specially designed my meal and the chef was very accomadating

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Bernardus Lodge is a secluded boutique hotel and winery in Carmel Valley. This was our second visit to Marinus. One of the biggest memories I had after my first visit was not the food -- though it was outstanding -- it was the Purse Stool. Yes, that's right, a stool for your purse. After seating us the hostess returned with... More 

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Dania Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The wine pairings were unbelievable. Suggestions from Sommeliere Paul were delectable and creative. Very busy night in summer and staff worked efficiently and smoothly. It appeared the sommeliere was running the show. Bravo!

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sarasota, florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

delicious meal served at a VERY leisurely pace! In fact toooo leisurely! The four of us had a starter and an entree (not the tasting menu)and we were there 2 1/2hrs! We did inquire with the waited who politely responded,"..very soon".

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Kihei, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I dined here with four friends roughly three weeks ago and loved every thing about the place. The food, sevice and atmosphere were a true treat. We tried everything thing on the menu it seemed and we ate until we were stuffed. The wine of course was phenomenal and the outdoor seating and fireplace tied the night together very well.... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed at the Bernardus Lodge and dined in the Marinus. A super experience, use of local produced product, veggies from there own garden and a Winelist thick as a bible! super treat!!

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Additional Information about Marinus At Bernardus Lodge

Address: 415 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9417
Phone Number: 831-659-3131
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
Cuisine: French, Californian

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