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“Great views from the patio” 4 of 5 stars
Review of California Market

California Market
120 Highlands Drive, at Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt, Carmel, CA 93923-9607
831 622 5450
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Ranked #59 of 150 Restaurants in Carmel
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Visalia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great views from the patio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Our second time having lunch here. The food is OK, the view is great. We had cioppino and the pasta special. The cioppino was generous and tasty. The pasta special was not that great. It had a decent piece of halibut on top of pasta tossed with a white and tomato sauce and veggies. It was bland.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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SF Bay Area
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120 reviews 120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“Great terrace ambiance, excellant food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We have eaten lunch at the California Market in the Hyatt Highlands in Carmel a couple of times and have never been disappointed - note, they do not serve dinner. We just finished another great lunch on the terrace, which offers a great view of the Pacific Coast - if you are not a local a nice day on the terrace offers an outdoor dining ambiance rivaled by few. The atmosphere is very casual and interestingly we have not seen many small children on the terrace - it is mostly couples and many of them locals. Prices for lunch are $$ - $$$ and the lunches are decidedly upscale, which may discourage some family attendance.
We have had a variety of dishes including salads, fish tacos, Quesadilla, sandwiches, Cioppino, and others and all have been well prepared, well presented and very good. A fine wine list is available, although some may find them a bit pricey. Daily specials supplement the small, but varied menu. The wait staff is very attentive, anticipates your needs and readily meets them.
On nice days when terrace seating is possible we will be there again to try more of their great offerings.


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  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina
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16 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Lunch at the Hyatt in Carmel Highlands. Tuna salad, burger, fries, fish tacos and quesadilla with a great wine selection. Very enjoyable.

Visited October 2013
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“good food with great views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

stopped by here for a breakfast on outside seating, the staff was pleasant and seated us to the best spot on request. The view from here was pretty good so was food. I missed some fresh orange juice but was served with canned ones..

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Breakfast with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We arrived at 10a which was apparently early compared to the others on their way. The food was good but the view was amazing

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