Dining – Carmel

No exploration of California’s central coast is complete without a sojourn to Carmel-by-the-Sea, a town as well known for its shopping as it is for its most famous former civil servant, the Honorable Mayor Clint Eastwood. This quaint amalgamation of art galleries, boutiques, hotels, shops, fine restaurants and whimsically styled homes evokes a storybook ambiance that can be appreciated by romantics of all ages. It’s no wonder why Travel + Leisure has named it as one of the “World’s Best Cities for Romance.”

Anton & Michel

Established in 1980. Excellence in food and wine, attentive service, and gracious hosting for over three decades. Featuring a complete renovation of the interior as of 2013. Fresh, creative California cuisine and an award-winning wine list. A superlative experience on every level, whether it be for a full meal in the dining room, a small bite in the lounge, a private party, reception or special event.

Mission Street &, 7th Ave
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921

(831)624-2406
AntonAndMichel.com

Basil – Seasonal Dining

Menu based on seasonal products, locally grown produce & organic ingredients, fresh wild and sustainable seafood
every day, modern & creative local California cuisine. Now open for Brunch, Sundays from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

San Carlos Between Ocean & 7th Ave

Carmel By The Sea, CA 93921

(831)626-8226

[email protected]
BasilCarmel.com

Billy Quon’s Sur

Billy Quon & wife Teresa welcome you to the beautiful new SUR Restaurant.
The former site of the popular BIXBY MARTINI BISTRO, created by Billy & Teresa over a decade ago, has been transformed into a chic, comfortable & welcoming new space. It’s location was once the famed Thunderbird Bookstore, a Carmel landmark.

3601 The Barnyard

Carmel, CA 93923

(831) 250-7188

[email protected]
SurCarmel.com

Brophy’s Tavern

A perennial favorite of neighbors and visitors alike, Brophy’s Tavern is an iconic stop in Carmel. The popular sports bar and local watering hole underwent a recent renovation. An airy and bright pub, Brophy’s pulls from eight taps and is decorated with vintage photos, authentic sports paraphernalia, a refurbished Rock-Ola Bubbler Juke Box and a showpiece collection of 1,000 beer cans from around the world.

4th & San Carlos

Carmel, California 93921

(831) 586-5566

BrophysTavern.com

Casanova

We are committed to the culinary arts with a focus on contemporary and rustic cuisine. We provide our guests the best quality ingredients available to us by embracing and supporting our local small organic farms and fisheries. Authenticity has always been at the core of our vision. We are always questioning and ever evolving.

5th between Mission and San Carlos

Carmel, CA 93921

(831) 625-0501

CasaNovaCarmel.com

Flying Fish Grill

roprietors Tina & Kenny Fukumoto welcome you to the Flying Fish Grill, in Carmel, California. Enter the discreet Carmel Plaza entrance leading you to comfortably dim lighting, wood walls, and subtle Asian decor. Diners are delighted by their distinctive offerings, ranging from salmon to lobster to abalone, plus clay pot dishes bursting with noodles, broth and seafood, beef or vegetables.

Mission St. between Ocean & 7th Ave.

Carmel, CA 93921

(831) 625-1962

Flying Fish Grill

The Forge

Retaining the award-winning ambience of the Upper and Oak Patios’ lush gardens and outdoor fireplaces is paramount to the new owners. The Upper Patio, while still enveloped by pine trees and foliage, now offers a deep-seating lounge where patrons may relax all the more. Meanwhile, pet enthusiasts can still enjoy the Dog Pound Patio where pooches may order specialty items from their own menu. In this way, The Forge, having been voted “Best Outdoor Dining” on the Central Coast for 19 years, aims for its 20th.

Junipero Street & 5th Ave.

Carmel, CA 93921

(831) 624-2233

ForgeintheForest.com

La Bicyclette

La Bicyclette features European Country Cuisine, hand-crafted using local ingredients and old world artistry. Our food is simple and spontaneous, blending flavors and cooking techniques in a way that is rooted in tradition yet creative.

Dolores & 7th

Carmel, CA 93921

831-622-9899

LaBicycletteRestaurant.com

Little Naploi

Enjoy a brief trip to Italy with Italian country cooking and warm hospitality as you remember it. Come and experience the culture, cuisine and lively traditions at Pèpe’s Little Napoli, Bistro Italiano.
Rich Pèpe opened Little Napoli in 1990 and it has been considered the icon Italian restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula ever since. Antipasti, Pizza, Pasta and Risotto are prepared perfectly with the handed down Pèpe family signature recipes.

Dolores St

Carmel, CA 93921

(831) 626-6335

LittleNapoli.com

The Restaurant at Mission Ranch

The Restaurant at Mission Ranch is one of the most spectacular spots to dine on the Monterey Peninsula. The view is gorgeous: sheep grazing in our meadow, Santa Lucia Mountains in the near distance and Point Lobos with the Pacific Ocean’s crashing waves. The Restaurant at Mission Ranch offers a varied and pleasing menu, moderately priced, featuring Classic American Cuisine. Dinner can be enjoyed inside or out on our heated patio. Live piano music is an institution at The Restaurant at Mission Ranch and you are welcome to join our spirited crowd at the piano bar any night of the week. On Sundays, we offer a buffet brunch with live jazz. It is often described by our guests as amazing and has been voted the Best Brunch by local newspaper polls.

26270 Dolores Street

Carmel, CA 93923

(831) 624-6436

MissionRanchCarmel.com

California Market at Pacific’s Edge

The new California Market at Pacific’s Edge is the exciting fusion of the Hyatt Carmel Highlands’ two popular and award-winning restaurants, the casual bistro California Market and the fine dining Pacific’s Edge.

120 Highlands Dr.

Carmel, CA 93923

(831) 620-1234

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Rio Grill

Rio Grill is known as the place for eating, drinking and carrying on. A high energy institution for locals, we’re on a first name basis with many customers and have become the “go to” place for birthdays and special ocassions — drop by and join the party!

101 Crossroads Blvd

Carmel, CA 93923

(831) 625-5437

RioGrill.com

Seventh & Dolores

While the heart of the restaurant is a classic steakhouse, we imagine an experience and menu that is fun and contemporary. The rich, fertile land of California and the spectacular Pacific Ocean dictate the seasonally changing menu, but as victims of wanderlust, we also want to bring the energy and influences of our travels back to our home in Monterey County.

7th Ave. & Dolores St.

Carmel, CA 93923

(831) 293-7600

7dSteakhouse.com

Terry’s Restaurant and Lounge

Known for its classic cocktails and canine-friendly vibe, Carmel-by-the-Sea’s iconic Cypress Inn, a 1929 landmark property co-owned by legendary Hollywood actress Doris Day, debuts a fresh new interior design at its signature restaurant paired with a new spring menu. Terry’s Restaurant + Lounge, the lobby focal point, steps up with a crisp, contemporary design perfectly cast to the Inn’s Mediterranean footprint.

Lincoln & 7th Street

Carmel, CA 93923

(831) 620-7454

CarmelTerrys.com

Vesuvio

At Vesuvio, chef Pèpe’s culinary style will take the so called “Mediterranean Diet” to the next level. It is thought that the diet among Mediterranean countries is healthier than the Northern European and American diet because, in addition to olive oil, more grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, and fresh fish are consumed. The ingredients used at Vesuvio will often be imported from Italy, or made in house, and always of top quality.

Corner of 6th St. & Junipero St

Carmel, CA 93923

(831) 625-1766

Vesuvio.com