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“Superb dining”

Christopher's on Lincoln
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Ranked #66 of 161 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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!
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Superb dining”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Sweet romantic ambiance, good food and friendly staff. Staff took great care advising us on the food and wine selection. Food was slightly hot when it arrived but was a minor setback for a great evening out.

Visited August 2012
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Huntsville, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Pros:
Food was delicious. Not crowded; off the beaten path. Price was fair for the area.

Cons:
Service was slow.

Visited June 2012
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Atlanta
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Thank you TripAdvisor!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

After laying out big bucks to play Pebble Beach, we decided that our plan for laying out more big bucks to eat at one of the Pebble Beach Resort restaurants wasn't a good value proposition. So a quick TripAdvisor search pointed us to Christopher's - and we were totally impressed!

We've been to Carmel several times and always thought there would be a restaurant like Christopher's, but had never really found one like it before this trip. This is a professionally run restaurant where you are treated to a relaxing ambiance, top quality food, and a carefully selected California wine list. I had one of their specials -- Monterrey Bay salmon (the salmon returned after going AWOL for a number of years) -- which was wonderfully prepared. Our waiter helped us select a fantastic Chardonnay.

Prices were reasonable and most of the customers looked to be either locals or "visiting regulars". We'll definitely go back next time we're anywhere close by!

  • Visited June 2012
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Food was good, wait staff very pleasant but the decor is very outdated -pictures on the wall are atrocious (literally there is one of a glass of wine)- which, for me, just ruins the experience. There are tons of places in Carmel with The same or better food and much better ambiance.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank sandra b
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Local ingredients with a mediterranean twist”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

Cute little restaurant with very good food. They try to use only local ingredients wich is always great!

Visited June 2012
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