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Pacific's Edge

American, Contemporary
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120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA 93923-9607 (Highway 1)
+1 831-622-5445
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Carmel, California
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313 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The nearly overwhelming views of the Pacific overcome the shortcomings of a 3rd world bar atmosphere / decor and the higher than average, even for Carmel, pricing on items across the board. Disappointing that the old "California Market" is now gone away. But why change the famous name "Pacific Edge"? Confusing.....

1 Thank Jim W
darien, ct
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a sunset dinner at Pacific Edge and are very disappointed in the renovation. We were seated with a gorgeous view right underneath the "rowdy" bar. The cocktail shakers and banging of utensils, etc., totally undermined the beauty. The staff were gracious to re-seat us to a quieter section for do NOT have dinner there unless you request the... More 

1 Thank wendy c
Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First and foremost is the panoramic view of the Pacific ocean. Its about 180 degrees of breathtaking. Unlike some restaurants with great views and lousy everything else, the food here is very good. I have read some reviews that pan this restaurant but when my wife and I visited in January 2017 we had excellent service and delicious food. I... More 

Thank dpearce6
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We were guests at the hotel and chose to take advantage of the breathtaking view overlooking the Pacific coast. We went first to breakfast and had several small sides that were exceptional. Breakfast entrees were surprisingly bland. Not totally discouraged, we went back for dinner and had the same experience. We had two appetizers which were out-of-this-world fantastic. The dinner... More 

2 Thank snowmanFL
Monterey, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Pacific's Edge is really becoming an interesting restaurant, with new leadership and freshened menus and decor. It's always had beautiful views and a great location. Now, the menu is becoming more creative but also more accessible. Instead of the food being tiny, expensive portions artfully arranged, the food is reasonably sized (but still pricey) and tasty. But the plant-based tasting... More 

Thank Arenal2
Coto de Caza, California
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

OK--it was NY Eve-- so I am forgiving the spotty service at the last seating of 9 PM ....they were polite but did not pay close attention to the drinks....and I did not see that they were particularly crowded----but on the other hand, the food was fresh, inventive, well prepared and well thought out, taste wise; Was very happy with... More 

Thank John S
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Amazing evening at Pacific's Edge at the Highland's Inn. Service was impeccably performed by David our waiter. We shared the vegan special menu supplemented by numerous side dishes. The food was beautifully presented and the flavors were off the chart. The wine list deserves the accolades that the Highland's Inn has maintained over the years. A Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir... More 

1 Thank Cheesemanjohn
Ukiah, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Exquisitely amazing sunset view... Impeccable dining experience with the 4 course plant based offering... Beyond impressed with the food! I am a vegan and enjoy making my own food, so to find chefs who can cook such delicious plant-based foods excites me! We had caramelized mushrooms and cauliflower drenched in a delicious hummus. Then fresh greens and root vegetables with... More 

Thank 1terry2015
Placerville, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Three of us went there for dinner. Beautiful setting. Nice waiter who did not amply explain the long wait if one ordered a vegetarian menu. Probably hour and one half for the others to get food. Pasta was very undercooked. Ingredients not interesting. Duck was good but overpowered by the mole sauce. 2 1/2 hours for food is far too... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Love the views, the sandwich was really great, the waitress was mostly no where in sight. I had to go to the register to find someone to give me my bill and although I left a 10% tip, I really wanted to leave, period.

Thank Ron642

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $50
American, Contemporary
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA 93923-9607
    (Highway 1)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-622-5445

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