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Christopher's on Lincoln

) #46 of 109 Restaurants in Carmel $$$$, American
Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-626-8000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for the lamb shank on the recommendation of a friend, and the lamb was very good and tender. Not the level we expected from the bar to accompany the place though. Very poor selection.

Thank H2O_log
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Christopher's is a hidden gem in Carmel. It's not directly downtown and might get overlooked if you're not aware of it. The food is excellent, the service is spot on, and the prices are very reasonable.

1  Thank mikegrattan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were treated rudely by the owner, Christopher. We went for an early dinner with our adult daughter and it was my birthday. When we arrived there was no one in the restaurant but us we ordered a cocktail we had an appetizer and we...More

1  Thank ann c
ChristopherRestauran, Owner at Christopher's on Lincoln, responded to this review

Sorry for your experience. I am Catherine Caul, the owner with Christopher. Could you please tell me what night you were in and who your server was..........A woman? A man? Why were you asked to leave? By the way, Christopher and I do not have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a very warm welcome and it continued to be great from there on in! I had the Short Ribs...divine, my husband the seafood linguine..also divine. Very good portions. Very relaxing at,sop here.

1  Thank napier09
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Hidden away off of Lincoln St, this little gem is one of the best secrets in Carmel. It has it all, Great food, service and atmosphere. I have had quite a few dinners with friends at Christopher's and never had a bad night. Looking forward...More

Thank Indyboy_10
Reviewed March 19, 2017

great food. Service was great. There were 6 adults and 2 children (10 and 12). Tuna appetizer was excellent. Some of the dinners were lamb shank, duck and short ribs. Prepared very well. Green beans were fresh.

Thank Marylou M
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We were guests at a dinner party in March. I had the pear and arugula salad which was fine. Then as my main I had the chilli relleno stuffed with shrimp risotto which was excellent. Hubbiie had the salmon which was very nice. Since there...More

Thank ltufromberkeley
Reviewed March 2, 2017

I am surprised to read reviews of poor service here, but this illustrates the inherent problem of reviews by amateurs like most of us are. Professional reviewers visit a restaurant several times before drawing conclusions. Restaurants can have off nights when their usual standards are...More

Thank JandJ67
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Worst service ever. Total amateur waiter. Brought a couple of bottles of red wine and purchased a bottle of white wine. Our waiter never asked if he could uncork our reds. After waiting forever, I finally opened them myself. I don't think the waiter ever...More

Thank Shannydog
Reviewed December 29, 2016

5 Stars through out. No children in highchairs. (even 5 star children) Lovely The staff is particularly cordial and the restaurant restful.

Thank gshumway2016
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Corkage Fee?
May 12, 2016|
Response from mswiseguy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - don't know. we always get something from their offerings. you could try calling and asking - 831-626-8000.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-8000
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!