We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent food and great value”

Christopher's on Lincoln
Reserve with OpenTable
Christopher's on Lincoln is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #66 of 161 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
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!
Great Bookham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent food and great value”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Really top notch food, great service and very good value. The baked oysters were to die for (my wife wants to go there again just so she can have these herself) and my filet simply melted in the mouth it was so tender. My wife's marinated smoked salmon was very subtly flavored and delicious and her swordfish on lentils was really excellent. They also had a decent selection of wine at great prices. Even though the place was full the service was great and our waiter very helpful and friendly.. This was as good if not better than anything we had in San Francisco last week (including Gary Danko's) and relatively inexpensive. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank GBoy912
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

225 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    121
    61
    28
    9
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Carmel Valley, California
Level 5 Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“One of the best...”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

I have followed Chris' career on the Peninsula for many years. He's one of the best and his very own restaurant is wonderful. Food to die for and impeccable service. Always pleased with the service, presentation, ambiance and the connection that he has with his employess and clientel.

  • Visited August 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Linda B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Monterey, California
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wine pairing at it's best”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Christopher's hosted a wonderful prix fix menu for Rombauer wines. The pairing of wines with the excellent menu selections made for a most enjoyable evening. The price included tax and tip and was a bargain. Will go back again for another night of fine food, and a good selection of wine. Staff was very pleasant, and added to the evening.

  • Visited August 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank PGlocal_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Turin, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good but not excellent”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Good restaurant, but nothing special.
European dishes but cooked on Americana way with tastes pretty undefined.
Very efficient staff , good margaritas.
Not expensive but I would notreccomend it to people with European tastes that like or refined flavor and cusine

  • Visited September 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Pozzo e
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Helpful?
Thank Sunki
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Christopher's on Lincoln also viewed

Carmel, Monterey County
Carmel, Monterey County
 
Carmel, Monterey County
 
Carmel, Monterey County
Carmel, Monterey County
 

Been to Christopher's on Lincoln? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing