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Valley Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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One Old Ranch Road, Camel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA 93923 (Carmel Valley Road)
+1 831-625-2599
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant in Carmel Valley Ranch is terrific. Great food, good portions and very efficient and friendly wait staff. Welcoming for families with small children as well.

Thank Elaine K
Carmel, California, United States
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had New Years Eve dinner here and it was fantastic! While the food is fantastic, we found the ambiance to be a bit stark and more casual relative to the prices. Fantastic eclectic and dynamic options!

Thank Kathryn O
Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a beautiful view form our table. The ceviche and tuna poke were very mediocre. The whole Gilroy roasted garlic was quite good and the Castorville baby artichoke was satisfactory. The chef's special casual open face steak sandwich with blue cheese was not to my liking. We ate there upon our arrival at the resort and did return. Since the... More 

Thank Drseigle
San Francisco, California, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here on Friday night March 31, 2017 to kick-start our 1st wedding anniversary weekend. The decor and ambiance were nice, looked newly renovated. We had a cheese plate to start which was quite large and good. Then I had the artichoke, quinoa salad, the steamed veggie side and a lavender vodka cocktail. These are the... More 

Thank Lindsay W
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

We met friends for brunch- they were staying at the Carmel Valley Ranch and we in Pacific Grove. Our drive to meet them was pretty and especially once we entered the Ranch area. This restaurant is set high on the hill, has a warm inviting interior, and overlooks the pool as well as a wooded hillside. Two of us ordered... More 

Thank WeBike
Marina, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary on Friday March 17th, at the Valley Kitchen. The view is fantastic, we sat in the newer section back by the pool. Beautiful, the whole place is a bit louder than you want for an intimate dinner, but still nice. I love a good Cesar salad. Good does not mean complicated. this was simple... More 

Thank Paul G
1 review
Reviewed March 1, 2017

After living in the area for 20 years I was pleasantly surprised to find this hidden gem! The ambience is comfortable and clean. Everyone is very welcoming from the minute you walk into the building. Not to mention the incredible views from just about any table in the place!! Chef Tim Wood and Gus are extremely talented chefs and very... More 

Thank Dana G
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We celebrated New Year's Eve at this wonderful new restaurant...lead by Monterey County's favorite and number one rated chef for the past two years by the Weekly readers. They have their own garden so this takes field to fork to the next level. Every dish we had was fantastic, with the freshest ingredients and a unique flare to everything we... More 

Thank Kathryn O
New York City, New York
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited on Valentine's Day which is probably not the best test for a restaurant. They were almost totally full, even though this is a large space with many separate rooms. The one they seated us in was quiet enough but the lighting was harsh and they could not dim it. We requested a different table and they were able... More 

Thank Corn1789
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

I feel incredibly lucky to have this restaurant practically in my back yard. Valley Kitchen earns its great reputation because of their great Chef...Tim Wood who has won Chef of the Year in Monterey County multiple times. Valley Kitchen is great for casual dining at the bar with a varied and reasonable bar menu or if you are interested in... More 

Thank Wannabinhawaii

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: One Old Ranch Road, Camel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA 93923
    (Carmel Valley Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-2599
Executive Chef Tim Wood's culinary exploits-many involving fruits and vegetables from The Ranch's Organic Garden-are on full display for breakfast, lunch and dinner in our Lodge Restaurant. Indoor, outdoor and lounge seating are all available.

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