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Christopher's on Lincoln

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Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother is visiting from New Zealand and we decided on a quick overnight trip to Carmel from San Francisco. Love this town. I hopped on Open Table as I do when traveling and booked Christopher's based on reviews and availability. When we arrived there was no record of our booking but no problem we were seated immediately. Unfortunately in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chistopher's was recommended to us by the Vagabond where we stayed. We eat early and it was nice and quiet. Food excellent and staff very friendly. We declined dessert and went for a long walk only to return to sit outside and enjoy dessert back at the restaurant. We went back 2x

Thank Catarina137
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent ambience; extremely attentive staff; wonderful food. We were there with a group of eleven. We were not rushed at all. The service was beyond excellent. All eleven meals were primo! Drinks and corkage reasonably priced. Hope to go back some day!

Thank Marilyn B
Los Angeles
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Only 2 other parties were there on a night when the city was nearly empty. Atmosphere and decor were those of an elegant French restaurant. Lamb shank and short rib entrees were large and delicious as was the corn bisque. Prices surprisingly reasonable for what you get. Would come back next time in town.

Thank alan6668
Belleville, Michigan
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This place is a real find. Food was excellent and service outstanding.Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Carmel.

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We found the food very good. The service was a bit quirky as the waiter insisted that appetizers and entrees be ordered at the same time. Made things feel a bit rushed. A generally nice setting that was obviously a retail store of some sort at one time as the restroom is across a plaza. So, recommended...but not without plenty... More 

Thank johncathyc
Livonia, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We recently visited here for dinner. Six of us enjoyed a very nice evening. The service was excellent and the food was prepared properly and served at the correct temps. We enjoyed their corn bisque, which was quite flavorful. One of us had the soft shell crab appetizer and it was absolutely delicious! We had the Chicken Cordon Blue, Osso... More 

Thank Frances G
Moraga, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We visited on a Thursday evening during the off-season. There were only 3 tables occupied in a restaurant that probably gets pretty busy during peak season. The setting was simple and elegant. The server pointed us in the right direction for wine, appetizers and entrees. He even suggested that we share a dish because of the generous portion. In the... More 

Thank Silver996c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

One of my favorite meals in Carmel. I've been visiting Carmel for over 25 years and this meal was GREAT. We had fried green tomatoes and Beef Carpaccio as appetizers and beef short ribs and swordfish special for our entrees. Everything was delicious.

Thank Brad A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We were greeted by Christopher himself when we walked in. Our table was ready and Christopher took us directly to a cozy table overlooking the fireplace. The server was well informed and described the specials of the evening very well. The meal itself was delicious. The ambiance just what we wanted after a day of sightseeing...casual, comfortable and inviting. The... More 

Thank Diana P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?