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“Very, very good food, a bit bumpy service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Christopher's on Lincoln

Christopher's on Lincoln
Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
831-626-8000
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Ranked #36 of 153 restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: One of Carmel's newest and most exciting dining experience is Christopher's on Lincoln. Award winning chef/owner Christopher J. Caul has transformed one of the village's oldest restaurant locations into a modern, fun, and friendly dinner house. Dress is Carmel casual and the attitude laid back and contemporary, so guests feel comfortable in everything from shorts to suits. Charming and affable, Christopher's cuisine is sublime. Christopher's 30 years of experience as well as his three former restaurants have culminated in a menu that showcases the finest, freshest seasonal ingredients the Central Coast has to offer. Christopher's wine list features mostly Monterey County wines, as well as his favorites from around the state. Christopher's also features a full bar with some of the finest handcrafted spirits available. Christopher is right where he loves to be; come say hello soon!
Frankfurt
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Very, very good food, a bit bumpy service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

There's not much to say: The food was really outstanding (lamp shank, Crapaggio, salad and Chicken breast ), the prices absolutely fair and restaurant a really nice place, even though very very loud since it was totally packed. The people were literally screaming at each other!
The service was a bumpy, made it up with friendlyness and politeness.
So the food was definetely worth the small minud points.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Oh what a meal....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

The second time for us. Started with the clam chowder then had the blue crab. If that wasn't good enough the mixed green salad and butternut squash were superb! Top it off with a nice dessert of Meyer lemon sauce over blueberries in a puff pastry.,. This place is terrific, a little off the beaten track but well worth looking for it! Highly recommended by this traveler....

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The perfect way to spend an evening!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by friends and it did not disappoint. We were met by our waiter and shown to a wonderful table by the window to watch the sunset in Carmel. He was most attentive all evening yet not intrusive. The menu is extensive and there were several specials to choose from that evening. All four of our meals were perfectly prepared. I had a Petrale Sole stuffed with crab meat accented by a Lobster reduction sauce. It was perfect and the portions were ample. This restaurant is walking distance to most accomodations in Carmel.

Christopher came by our table to ensure that our evening was going well. I highly recommend this restaurant for that romantic getaway!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Our third night in Carmel, we dined at Christopher's. There were four of us and we had a great table in a corner. Menu had many choices, plus there were a few specials. We each ordered something different and everyone was pleased. The prices were not outrageous and the wine list was good. The creme brûlée was creamy and came with blueberries. Can't wait to return!

Visited June 2013
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“fine dinning in a charming atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We had a fine dinner in Christopher's with excellent service.
It is centrally located so we could walk to the restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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