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“The Ultimate Restaurant Experience”

Mission Ranch Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 158 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Carlsbad, CA
Level 6 Contributor
457 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“The Ultimate Restaurant Experience”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Being met at the entrance by Ben and thru the entire evening, this place will stop your clock. The views, wait staff and the ambiance will make you relax and enjoy some of the best food ever made available anywhere. What is on the menu is top notch but if you do not see it and you ask for what you want, pretty much they will make it for you. Excellent steaks and seafood done the way you like it. Great Piano bar with live music every day. When done you can go out to the expansive deck overlooking the ocean with a fireplaces burning and enjoy that great after dinner port or cocktail or Coffee.
A true time to remember and ready to return as soon as you leave.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank John R
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Clint Eastwood was not there...but we enjoyed great food, piano and atmosphere”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

We went to Mission Ranch to get a sampling of Clint Eastwood style. I loved the demure ambience, it was a quiet location but within the restaurant the piano was playing and people were enjoying the view of the farmland and the sheep hanging out and just taking in all that was there. I had a marvelous steak meal and found the clientele to be upscale, well dressed folks and business casual attire. It was a relaxed interior and it felt very homey, open and airy. We enjoyed our visit to the ranch and I did take a picture of Clint Eastwoods chair....they are all his, aren't they? very exciting to be in his restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank GianGrand
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Greenville, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“My Favorite !”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

The food was excellent ... I had my first side car drink...Looked for Clint ....he didn't show but it didn't matter ...the restaurant was fantastic ...we were there for dinner & they had a piano player..the music set the mood..
Love this place ..

Visited May 2013
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Thank JaniceWriterAuthor
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Walnut Creek, California
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice location for dinner”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We only went to the Mission Ranch for a few drinks before heading to our restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf. The Piano bar was very busy and we enjoyed the music. Great views from the bar and the place was very busy. Wish we had stayed for dinner as our meal on the Wharf was pretty poor.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank katonyhoran
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Launceston, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great ambience”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We did not eat here, we stopped by for a drink, although the food that was being served looked great.

There was a piano player which gave a great atmosphere, along with the fantastic views.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank MMLE
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