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Vineyard Bistro of Carmel Valley

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6 Pilot Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9515 (6PILOT RD)
831-659-5020
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Today
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wed - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Memorable food, excellent service

Went here for lunch on the perfect day in Carmel Valley- sunny and warm- to enjoy patio dining. We were immediately seated. It was about five minutes until our waiter could get to us, but he acknowledged us soon after seating. Wine and water were promptly delivered. We both started with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
PattiCNS
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch on the perfect day in Carmel Valley- sunny and warm- to enjoy patio dining. We were immediately seated. It was about five minutes until our waiter could get to us, but he acknowledged us soon after seating. Wine and water were promptly delivered. We both started with the cream of roasted vegetable soup- excellent! Delicate flavor,... More 

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Bend Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I love this place!! Our group of six ate there over the 4th of July weekend. I ordered the Tomato Sandwich with tomatoes, basil, butter lettuce. cucumber, avocado, mozzarella, olive oil, capers & pesto aioli on wheat bread. It was heavenly. All the ingredients were first class and superb!! Everyone at our table enjoyed their dishes. They were closing as... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Five couples in our group had Friday night dinner and it was delicious! Fun time, good atmosphere, and very good service.

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Carmel Valley, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The owner -chef will probably talk with you during your meal. He has put his heart into his restaurant. The steak, fish, chicken entrees are all done very nicely. Very reasonable wine list. Atmosphere is Mediteranean adobe. Nothing fancy; I'd like to see some native S. American items added to the menu, or as specials, since he comes from there.

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Bend, Oregon
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for Saturday Brunch. The staff was courteous and the food was good. Just what I wanted. They have many tables outdoors and lots of signs that proclaim "Pet Friendly" but I didn't see any cats. Since I had my dog, I did not venture inside. Their business card describes the food as "California Cuisine with a French Flair". and... More 

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Pebble Beach
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went last Friday as a party of 6. With the exception of the artichoke appetizer, which was very good, everything else was plain and lacking in flavor. Several different entrees were ordered (Seafood Pasta Special, Duck, Veal, and Chicken Piccata), and each was just barely ok. To top things off, the service was appallingly slow. One example was it... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This restaurant isn't anything fancy. It has good, tender steaks, local fish, chicken, and vegetarian options. The prices are very reasonable. The wine list doesn't over-charge like some restaurants in their category. In fact, they have a deal with local winery Cima Collina, a wine club I belong to, that waives corkage fees with those wines. VB also does wine... More 

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Southern California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We came in for Sunday brunch and were pleasantly surprised. I had the eggs benedict and yes they were fantastic! My husband had the french toast and it was the perfect mix of soft and crunchy. They were a little under staffed for a Sunday Brunch but in reality, taking our time to enjoy the outdoors wasn't a big deal... More 

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The World
Top Contributor
375 reviews 375 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went for lunch to Vineyard Bistro (6 Pilot Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924, tel. 831-659-5020, web: www.vineyard-bistro.net). Our server, John, was good. He reminded Audre of Matthew Broderick for some reason. He was good and gave us advice on other restaurants in the Monterey area to try. We had one special of the day: sand dabs served grill and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Breakfast was very good, outdoor patio was lovely and the ambiance was nice. The service was a little slow, but I didn't mind as I had all morning to enjoy the surroundings.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Pilot Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9515
    (6PILOT RD)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: 831-659-5020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?