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“Clubby and family friendly with good food”
Review of Valley Kitchen

Valley Kitchen
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Carmel Valley Road
Description: 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.
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Clubby and family friendly with good food”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Our dinner at the lodge was very, very good. The room felt like a country club, with a casual tone. My crab cake was one of the best I've ever tasted. My husband's steak was perfectly done, and he loved it. The folks there provided the makings for som'ores to take to the fire to create dessert. A very nice evening.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not en par with high-end resort”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Visited Ranch 3 times in 2014...not at all impressed with the restaurant on site. Had to eat there on several occasions (only option in the valley). Food and service were decent but nothing to write home about. Lot's of room for improvement here. We have taken the approach of minimizing our on site meals as much as possible.

Visited December 2013
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Marin County, California
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Food was good but service spotty over several meals. They need to spend more time checking in and ensuring that the meal is progressing well.

Visited January 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Lodge at CVR”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

We have been to this wonderful intimate boutique hotel several times now for dinner. It is a true farm to table offering sourced from local farms, land, and sea. Both breakfast and dinner have been wonderful, with creative combinations offered across the menu's. Great wine selections, with accommodating service in an upscale, yet casual environment. A great option about 15 minutes from the Carmel village. Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Michael K
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Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best romantic brunch spot in Carmel. Not to be missed”
Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have been here twice for brunch and sat outside both times. Great atmosphere, loved looking out on the ranch while leisurely sampling the buffet and dessert options. Warm heat lamps made it possible to enjoy even on a cold foggy day. Very romantic spot. We'll be sure to come back again on future trips, next time we'll try the dinner menu.

  • Visited October 2013
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