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California Market

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120 Highland Dr, at Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt, Carmel, CA 93923-9607
+1 831-622-5450
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Columbia, Missouri
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic , surreal vista on rocky California coast. The food was world class and delicious. Going back again and again.

Thank Mike H
North Hampton, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here on a Sunday. The view is spectacular. Only to be outdone by the food! We first were here 23 years ago and it's nice to see that the quality has remained.

Thank John B
Sacramento, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cioppino is delicious! Ask to be seated out on the patio on a lovely day for brunch at this charming upscale restaurant located at the Highlands Inn. There is also a delightful gift shop at this restaurant too. Each time we have come here we have enjoyed our meals. Servings are adequate.

Thank gkeil
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was another unexpected surprise in California. What a great place. I chose it by accident, but the view is spectacular. Be sure to eat out on the patio. The house wines were some of the best I have had over the years....beautiful place.

Thank Charlie A
Manlius, New York
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Breakfast here was delicious! Went a couple of times, and they totally understood gluten free. no breads, but artichokes in place of english muffins worked for me. Pricey for breakfast, but with the view and some good coffee, it was a nice way to start the day, or get a lunch.

Thank Dr Ralph K
San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

While the California Market features indoor dining, the outdoor option is not to be missed. I don't even like outdoor but the fresh air and incredible views are gripping. Homemade breads, salads, and soups compliment a trendy California menu. Don't miss it.

Oakland, CA
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220 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

All the food we tried at two breakfasts was excellent!! Love the atmosphere--potbellied stove in one room, airy sunny adjacent room, and outside terrace with great view. Service both times, both wait staff and reception, was perfect. We ate as a family and also "solo." Our new go-to breakfast place for frequent visits to the Monterey peninsula. It's open to... More 

Thank calinurse
Scottsdale, Arizona
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 1130 am for lunch with a sparse crowd in attendance. The food and views were great but I am rating 1 star as the service was the worst I've ever had. We actually had to get up and go find a waiter. Then, had to ask for water twice. Order came and it wasn't correct. I have to... More 

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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189 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

As we were staying at the Inn for a few days, this was an easy breakfast choice. Outside tables are at a premium at peak times, so we sat inside. The Corned Beef Hash w/ Poached eggs was delicious....the hash seemed freshly made and was full of flavor. The portion was also generous. My wife declared her Pancakes as the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We stopped her for lunch. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The views were spectacular. We made reservations just to be safe but it wasn't that busy that we could not have got in without it. If you are heading to Big Sur it is worth the stop for breakfast or lunch. Parking is a bit of a... More 

Thank Mike L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Highland Dr, at Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt, Carmel, CA 93923-9607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-622-5450
  • This restaurant is at Hyatt Carmel Highlands

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?