Carmel Restaurants for Dinner
I'll secon Dixie Day's recommendation of The Flying Fish Grill. The seafood is very good and prepared a little diferently.
I also recommend Lincoln Court and Robert's Bistro.
Lincoln Court is a small place with good California Cuisine. I especially like the Rack of Lamb.
Robert's Bistro is in the Crossroads, and serves classic French Cuisine in a very pleasant country French setting. If you go for an early dinner, it has the best 3 course prix fixe bargains.