Great eats in Carmel & around
I'm taking my parents (coming in from the NYC area) to Carmel for the day on Saturday. Planning on doing a bit of driving around the area during the day, grabbing a casual lunch, and then going in to Carmel for a delicious dinner in the evening. Do you have lunch or dinner favorites there? We're 4 adults who love good food and will eat just about anything (my mom doesn't like Mexican, but that's the only restriction). Prefer casual atmosphere with great food. What's the yummiest place around?
Thanks for your help!
My Carmel favorites are:
Cantinetta Luca - great Italianj, love their breadsticks
Demetra Cafe - Greek, Mediterranean--very casual, friendly service
Bouchee Bistro - French
Casanova - just about the cutest, most quaint restaurant I've ever been to.
Dolores St Carmel-By-the-Sea CA, Dolores St Carmel-By-the-Sea, CA
Lunch: Casual seafood, Massaro & Santos or Sandbar and Grill, Monterey
A view and great food: California Market, Highlands Inn, Carmel (4 miles S)
Wine tasting in Carmel Valley with lunch at Corkscrew or Rustica.
Dinner: Upscale, Pacific Edge, Highlands Inn, Carmel, Roy's at the Inn at Spanish Bay, Carmel
Sardine Factory, Monterey
Casual, Mission Ranch, Clint's place. Great, basic American food ie, prime rib, seafood
Dinner and Sun Brunch only and no res. Piano bar nightly and jazz at brunch.
If you narrow it down, post back and I can give you more specific info.
701 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940
California Market Restaurant
120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA
Mission Ranch Restaurant
26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923
Lunch: Red House in Pacific Grove near Passionfish, which I also enjoy for dinner.
701 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Red House Cafe
662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950