Went to Mission Ranch last night for dinner on a relatively cool and rainy night in Carmel. As a result of the rain they were not able to serve outside. As a result we had to wait a good hour and a half for a table but, don't let that deter you from giving Mission Ranch a try. The bar area is great for people watching and the piano music is terrific. The character of Mission Ranch is enveloping and you can't help but getting involved in the energy of the crowd.
The food choices are many and the quality of what we had was a little above average. We enjoyed pecan encrusted goat cheese with sun dried tomatoes and crackers as an appetizer and then split the lobster and filet. To finish off the evening we had a chocolate cake that was amazingly good.
We were lucky enough to sit in the back room which is cozy, warm and inviting. The service was fair at best but not bad enough to speak negatively about the staff. They were very busy so it was obvious that their main goal was to get the food on the table.
The grounds are well kept and fun to watch with sheep grazing in the background.
If there is a negative comment, and I will have to stretch it to really make one, is that the bar area and dining area is very loud. But, thats because people are having a good time and enjoying their time. Which, by the way, is exactly why you would go there, to have fun and enjoy yourselves.
Worth the effort even if it does not end up on the top of your experience list.....
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