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Valley Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1 Old Ranch Rd, Camel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA 93923-8551 (Carmel Valley Road)
+1 831-625-2599
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had arrived from San Francisco after driving through heavy rain on CA-1 S (we had hoped to see coastal views, but were disappointed). We walked across to the restaurant from our room (seeing one of the deer on the way). Very friendly welcome. We were seated in a relatively quiet area (a bit away from the noisy bar area).... More 

Thank GerMar60
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so satisfied with the restaurant we cancelled our reservations in Carmel the second night and ate here 2 nights in a row. We had a hard time choosing from the appetizer menu given they all sound and WERE good. We especially liked the beet salad, tuna poke, heirloom tomato salad, cheese platter, chicken and risotto.

Thank J R
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It's always nice to say "that was a great meal, and the food was good too!" No issues with the food. Great quality with good use of local ingredients. I recently stayed on site with a family member attending a business meeting, so had plenty of time alone. Arriving at the hostess and asking for a table for one was... More 

Thank J R
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

My lunch was phenomenal - will be back soon. Hopefully next time just for fun and not business. Should have a Starbucks

Thank 749josefla
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Always amazed about the quality of the food and the friendliness of the team. Definitely a must while you stay in Carmel Valley

Thank ik88882016
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Stayed on property so ate here a couple of times the service was different each time - som waiters were very good others mediocre we got far more information on the second breakfast and dinner than the first The food is freshly cooked to order and the choice is reasonable whilst not extensive Where service falls short is when the... More 

Thank Barry B
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

It's a pricey place, but worth the price. Loved the appetizers. The Shishito peppers were delicious as was the Ceviche and the Tuna Poke.

Thank Katherine1412
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We went as two families, one with 1 young child and another with 3 school age kids. They were very accommodating and did what they could to make the kids feel really comfortable. The hotel is pretty kid-friendly so this isn't entirely surprising. It was not an inexpensive meal but the food was really good (shared the salmon and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

The Valley Kitchen is located in the Lodge at Carmel Valley Ranch. We ate dinner the first night we arrived. It wasn't packed as their was a wedding, which most of the resort was at. We staff was very nice and the food was good.

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Seaside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

I was really looking forward to eating here. We went for lunch and had the Portobello Wrap and the Schnitzelburger. The food was good and obviously someone in the kitchen cared about what they were serving. The carrot cake, not so much, especially for $14. The fries were crispy and the side salad was very fresh. The service, however, is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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: 1 Old Ranch Rd, Camel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA 93923-8551
    (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?