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Christopher's on Lincoln

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Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-626-8000
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Southern California
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165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Worst service ever. Total amateur waiter. Brought a couple of bottles of red wine and purchased a bottle of white wine. Our waiter never asked if he could uncork our reds. After waiting forever, I finally opened them myself. I don't think the waiter ever noticed. Had to ask for everything that a good waiter would have just provided. Food... More 

Thank Shannydog
Carmel, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

5 Stars through out. No children in highchairs. (even 5 star children) Lovely The staff is particularly cordial and the restaurant restful.

Thank gshumway2016
San Jose, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

YELP REVIEW Christopher’s $$$ American (New) Lincoln Ave Carmel, CA 93921 Outrageously degrading customer service! Owners (especially Christopher) had a way with his language to make my family of 4 (2 adults + 2 toddlers) feel UNWELCOME even PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. (of course, in the end I cancelled my reservation). Please take note of the DEMEANING and OFFENSIVE SERVICE: I... More 

Thank pumababe
Salinas, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

An Issue is the online sample menu on line menu has appetizers priced 40% lower than the actual restaurant prices. Same goes for entrees. Having said that, the food was fine. The portions were generous an well done by the chef owner. We sat next to a table where folks had too much wine and were loud and yelling across... More 

Thank worknaked
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My mother is visiting from New Zealand and we decided on a quick overnight trip to Carmel from San Francisco. Love this town. I hopped on Open Table as I do when traveling and booked Christopher's based on reviews and availability. When we arrived there was no record of our booking but no problem we were seated immediately. Unfortunately in... More 

Thank vikiwi01
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Chistopher's was recommended to us by the Vagabond where we stayed. We eat early and it was nice and quiet. Food excellent and staff very friendly. We declined dessert and went for a long walk only to return to sit outside and enjoy dessert back at the restaurant. We went back 2x

Thank Catarina137
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Excellent ambience; extremely attentive staff; wonderful food. We were there with a group of eleven. We were not rushed at all. The service was beyond excellent. All eleven meals were primo! Drinks and corkage reasonably priced. Hope to go back some day!

Thank Marilyn B
Los Angeles
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Only 2 other parties were there on a night when the city was nearly empty. Atmosphere and decor were those of an elegant French restaurant. Lamb shank and short rib entrees were large and delicious as was the corn bisque. Prices surprisingly reasonable for what you get. Would come back next time in town.

Thank alan6668
Belleville, Michigan
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This place is a real find. Food was excellent and service outstanding.Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Carmel.

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We found the food very good. The service was a bit quirky as the waiter insisted that appetizers and entrees be ordered at the same time. Made things feel a bit rushed. A generally nice setting that was obviously a retail store of some sort at one time as the restroom is across a plaza. So, recommended...but not without plenty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-8000
One of Carmel's newest and most exciting dining experience is Christopher's on Lincoln. Award winning chef/owner Christopher J. Caul has transformed one of the village's oldest restaurant locations into a modern, fun, and friendly dinner house.
Dress is Carmel casual and the attitude laid back and contemporary, so guests feel comfortable in everything from shorts to suits. Charming and affable, Christopher's cuisine is sublime. Christopher's 30 years of experience as well as his three former restaurants have culminated in a menu that showcases the finest, freshest seasonal ingredients the Central Coast has to offer. Christopher's wine list features mostly Monterey County wines, as well as his favorites from around the state. Christopher's also features a full bar with some of the finest handcrafted spirits available. Christopher is right where he loves to be; come say hello soon!

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