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Christopher's on Lincoln

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Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Monterey, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place. The staff is warm and inviting. The wine list is great. Food selections are not the most creative but they deliver on old standards without a doubt. We has fried green tomatoes, lamb shank and an amazing desert and I could not have been happier!

Thank Steve1Dn
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner at Christopher's - good but not great. We shared the beef carpaccio appetizer which was nicely done. The sole special was so-so, but the Muscovy duck breast was very tasty. Our server recommended a local wine, a Figge pinot noir, which was very nice. The staff was fabulous and the atmosphere comfortable.

Thank KM-Flaneur
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a pretty space, a fireplace is in the corner - full bar, quiet. Standard menu for Carmel, down to the beef carpaccio 'Harry's Bar'. If you are in town for a night you want to have a pleasant plain meal this is a fine place. The food was good for our large group. The menu is large enough and... More 

Thank MvStory
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

History, millenary culture and ethnicity gently mix together trough Oaxacan's Master Cheff Pável Gomez to create majestic dishes that combine contemporary flavors with traditional scents. For someone who only eats meats once a month, the beef steak was outstanding World's Class. This guy creates magic for your senses.

Thank Raul M
North Reading, Massachusetts
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My husband and I went to Christopher's last weekend for our anniversary after friends suggested it. We were not disappointed! It was a Sunday evening so the restaurant was quiet. They have an extensive regular menu and had 4 appetizer and 5 entree specials. Everything was delicious and fresh. The waiters were accommodating and friendly. I wish we had a... More 

Thank KGLondon
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This is thought to be one of the best places to eat in Carmel and they were not wrong. Great decor, friendly staff and great food. We chose the steak, duck and fish. All expertly cooked and tasted wonderful. The the desserts. Ice cream and pro fritter rolls and Crete brûlée. All washed down with a couple of bottles of... More 

Thank Kevan_12
San Luis Obispo, CA
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Christopher's was recommended by a local shop keeper and she was right on. Ambiance yes, bright, but romantic. View yes. Our favorite was a chile relleno appetizer. Big enough to share and unique excellent. They are located in a quiet part of town just a coup,e blocks off ocean. A must try. Excellent friendly service. Great menu. The dessert was... More 

Thank PennyMax
Oakland, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We had several dishes which were excellent and the service made it that much better. They included local seafood, house made pasta, great salad and dessert.

Thank Greg S
Portola Valley, California
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

in Carmel! Why this place isn't packed is beyond me. We have eaten there three times in the past couple months and the food is fresh, prepared perfectly and delicious. It has a cozy atmosphere with a fireplace, dutch doors for fresh air and friendly service. Our two waiters last night couldn't of been better. We enjoyed fried green tomatoes,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?