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Aug 18, 2010 05:42 PM

Carmel, Ca

Where is the best place to eat in this small town?

Price not an object. Just looking for best overall experience.

Thank you,
Mike Cegielski

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  1. Wow, an open-ended question...
    seafood? Italian? view & food, basic good American?
    Guess I just need more info. I don't live there, but I'm there at least 3 weeks a year.

    3 Replies
    1. re: Gail

      Yeah, more info would be helpful...But, Aubergine in L'Auberge is IMHO the best in the village of Carmel. I have liked Grassing's everytime I've been there. Casanova is solid though we generally go there for lunch as dinner can be crowded and I think the food suffers just a bit.

      If you want to venture out a bit Marinus at the Bernardus Lodge has been fantastic (and the best in the area again IMHO) the 5-6 times I've been. I haven't been to Pacific's Edge for quite a while but the view is incredible.

      415 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924

      Pacific's Edge Restaurant
      120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, CA 93923

      1. re: HoosierFoodie

        Pacirfic's Edge is incredible! I would also not miss Sierra Mar in Big Sur @ the Post Ranch Inn for a nice high end dining experience. Grasing's, Christoperh's on Lincoln and Anton & Michel are other favorites of ours in Carmel. Enjoy! ;)

        Mission and Sixth, Carmel, CA 93921

        Sierra Mar Restaurant
        Highway 1, Big Sur, CA

        1. re: syrahgirl


          we ended up at da giovanni. what a great little place. cute room, great service and awesome food. the greek salad was really unique as everything was finely diced and they had a appetizer of theses mini homemade meatballs in a rich tomato sauce. delicious!

          thank you everybody