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“Over the top dining at Wickets Bistro” 5 of 5 stars
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Wickets
415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9417
831-658-3400
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Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Laureles Grade
Carmel Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Over the top dining at Wickets Bistro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

As Carmel Valley locals we often have lunch on the outdoor patio at Wickets. Last Saturday for a change from all of the other local restaurants we went there for dinner. After a hard week we wanted to treat ourselves to nice evening. We were greeted warmly by some of the staff members that always give us great service.
We started with martinis, chilled oysters and their pommes frites - great combination to start off a foodie night. For our entrees I ordered the braised pork cheeks served with mash potatoes and frisee with a truffle dressing; and my wife ordered the raviolis "Du Royans' with spinach, wild mushrooms in a parmigiano reggiano cream sauce. Both were perfectly prepared with multiple layers of flavors. The portions were generous so we good linger over each bite. We ordered a bottle of Melville Chardonnay from the Santa Inez Valley and at $40.00 a bottle it was truly the "hole in the wine list". In fact the menu items are fairly priced across the board particularly given the exceptional quality,
The evening reaffirmed that Wickets is one of the top restaurants in the area- chef Cal Stamenov is always on his game.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Solvang, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
“Delicious food in the Carmel Valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We had breakfast and dinner at Wickets Bistro while staying at the Bernardus Lodge. Our food was delicious and the staff very helpful and attentive. I enjoyed the chicken hash for breakfast and their omelets are very good and a good portion. My wife particularly enjoyed their chicken liver pate. My “big-eye” tuna was also very good and well-prepared. One great feature is the outdoor patio, and we enjoyed drinks by the fireplace a couple of times. Our waiter even knew our drink preferences. Mine was a Monterey Rye Manhattan – perfectly prepared. Great food and wonderful staff.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wyoming, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Terrific wine and Outdoor CA at its best!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Marinas 2009 was was superb.
The grilled artichoke was extremely fresh. The food is good overall, while the setting is beautiful.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Choice To Eat in Carmel Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I am a vegan. The chef was very accommodating. When you call to make a reservation they will ask if you have any food sensitivities. The food is extremely fresh. You can dress casual. They have a fire pit which it is great to sit and eat dessert/drink coffee.

Visited August 2013
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Lancaster
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We liked everything about it. Every need was met and with a smile!!! The menu changes daily and everything that was ordered was presented beautifully!!

Visited July 2013
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