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Pacific's Edge

American, Contemporary
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120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA 93923-9607 (Highway 1)
+1 831-622-5445
17:30 - 21:00
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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish I could give it a 3 1/2 but because of service it doesn't deserve a 4. I wanted to love this place because the view is hard to beat but when you wait 20-25 minutes every time to see your waitress, I can't give it a 4 or 5. Lets start with the positives: 1. THE VIEW! WOW! If... More 

Thank Karli_McAlees
Chicago, IL, USA
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201 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great brunch on the new deck of Pacific's Edge overlooking Big Sur. The views are stunning and the new deck has ample space. The food was delicious and perfectly cooked. Definitely a must-do when in the area!

Thank chgotrvlr71
Long Beach, California
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497 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 915 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tim was our dinner server and he was very good. My husband had the RibEye Steak and it was ok. The ones he cooks at home are better. We always buy prime beef. My Short Ribs were delicious. We had several Cocktails and were very happy. Definitely go for the view.

1 Thank PeggyChism
Lees Summit, Mo
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769 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,292 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place with fantastic views of the ocean. The food and service is always good and prices for lunch reasonable.

1 Thank postrawb
Annapolis, Maryland
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374 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the restaurant in the Hyatt hotel which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant has incredible views and is a romantic place to have a meal. We had a delicious lunch here while staying at the hotel.

Thank lovetotravel560
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489 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We dined here the end of January and the restaurant was under renovation. Tables screened off by plastic sheeting! We sat with our backs to it and after some wine, did not notice it! We were there to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. Our dinner selections were duck and steak - perfectly prepared. Dessert was served with a candle -... More 

Thank alicerabbit
Seaside, California
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132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The newly renovated California Market at Pacific's Edge in the Highlands Inn combines the two restaurants into one. You can now sit in the Pacific's Edge dining room for lunch or dinner. The addition of the chef from the San Francisco Ritz now ensures that the food is at least very good, if not occasionally excellent. The emphasis on the... More 

Thank SuzC
Carmel, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

A very good friend suggested that we try this restaurant which had just re-opened. It's located in the Highlands Inn, a few miles south of Carmel, on the side of mountain above the Pacific Ocean. The view is stunning, whether you are there for lunch or a sunset. Not only looking out over the water, which this time of year... More 

Thank tony s
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We dined here during our stay and had a lovely dinner. Everything was fresh and delicious and Sonya and Carlson took excellent care of us. This was a very special dinner and Pacific's Edge menu selections made it even better.

Thank casavaldez
Carmel, California
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340 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The nearly overwhelming views of the Pacific overcome the shortcomings of a 3rd world bar atmosphere / decor and the higher than average, even for Carmel, pricing on items across the board. Disappointing that the old "California Market" is now gone away. But why change the famous name "Pacific Edge"? Confusing.....

1 Thank Jim W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
American, Contemporary
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA 93923-9607
    (Highway 1)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-622-5445

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?