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Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Carmel Valley, CA
Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Carmel Valley, CA
Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Carmel Valley, CA
Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Carmel Valley, CA
Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Carmel Valley, CA
Award-winning

Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa

4.8
4.8
923 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Lucia features California-regional cuisine with local organic, seasonal produce as well as regional seafood and artisan farmed meats. Taking full advantage of the resort’s pastoral location, the new design artfully combines modern comforts with the natural elegance of Carmel Valley wine country. In addition to the signature fireplace, custom chairs, linens and drapery have added texture and depth while bringing elements of the outdoors inside. A cozy outdoor terrace with firepit and heaters also complements the main dining room.

The Forbes four-star restaurant has been named Zagat’s “Top Restaurant in the Bay Area” and received Wine Spectator magazine’s “Best of Award of Excellence” since 2001 for its wine cellar. The cellar houses 1,850 different wines and a total of more than 25,000 premium bottles, including 10,000 bottles from nearby Bernardus Winery.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 658-3595
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Christian Ojeda
  • Catering
    Lucia has a distinguished reputation for our offsite catering and an amazing culinary team of talent featuring fine cuisine overseen by Executive Chef, Christian Ojeda. We offer full service offsite catering services for any size affair.
  • Private party facilities
    Three unique venues - Magnum Room, Wine Cellar and Chef's Table. Magnum seats up to 15 guests around a large round table, or up to 12 guests can dine in the Wine Spectator award-winning wine cellar. Lastly, 5 diners can enjoy the same table that has hosted Julia Child, Eric Ripert, Leonardo DiCaprio & other notable celebrities, musicians & chefs.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Carmel Valley
  • Cross Street
    Laureles Grade
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 923 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for brunch

  • California Central Coast

    Californian

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Overall

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambience

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for brunch

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for fine wines

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for special occasions

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Californian

923 Reviews
  1. Jeff

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had the last seating of the night on a night that didn’t seem busy. Wait staff seemed a bit checked out but was friendly. Food was tasty though oversalted. Crème brûlée was amazing!

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  2. Curly

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A special experience from beginning to end! We come here once a year and look forward to it. Never disappoints.

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  3. Gemquality48

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, as always, was wonderful, especially the huge Creme Brulee that has real vanilla bean in the custard. Our waiter was delightful. The only reason I knocked off one star was that we waited a very long time to be seated as there was no one at the reservation desk. And as a result, my request for a little something festive for dessert was ignored and the reason for lunch was a birthday that I had hoped would be made extra special. But regardless, it was a lovely day!

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  4. HugoO

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing dinner and the hospitality and ambiance was over the top. Very highly recommend to everyone looking for a great place to experience.

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  5. RichardL

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the tasting menu featuring peas. Yum. Especially the salmon.

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  6. Kitty

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is inspired! Complex flavored dishes and beautiful presentation. The food only got 4 out of 5 stars because there were no "fish" dishes that were not farmed. That is not a preference for me and the other couple eating there for the first time were disappointed. Good news is that we tried alternative dishes from the fish, and we all LOVED our food! Highly recommend... just hope they bring one NOT farmed fish dish to their menu. I will definitely go back.

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  7. IgorB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, the place looks great and luxurious, the food is super fresh and delicious 👌

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  8. Slicey

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Your basic Huevos Rancheros. They were good. There was a large, loud party that made it a little less enjoyable. Overall, good.

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  9. Samantha

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined outdoors in a beautiful bucolic setting. The food was delicious and the service was attentive without being intrusive.

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  10. Reddie2

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The February chef's tasting menu featuring the pear was a pure delight. The wine pairings were exceptional highlighting the various dishes and different types of pear. The menu capped off with a delicious pear upside down cake and creamy ice cream. The service was incredible and we were sent on our way with a wonderful slice of chocolate and sponge toffee cake decadence that we enjoyed for breakfast the next day!

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  11. LindaLuc

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a stunning environment to have a delicious meal!

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  12. PaulM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everythng we ordered was outstanding! From the butternut squash ravioli to the grilled artichoke appetizer to the Matket Fish special (grilled diver scallops) to the chocolate s'more campfire dessert. Amazing!

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  13. AllanT

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch food quality and service. Highly recommended.

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  14. PikM

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection from beef to fish, evening specials-amazing!! We had the King Salmon, which was cooked to perfection, and double cut pork chop which was incredible. Service is always top notch.

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  15. GinaA

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have come twice now and it has been incredible both times. The food is perfectly prepared and presented. We enjoyed our evening and had a wonderful experience.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was friendly but food was bland and overpriced.

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  17. Dvineluv

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at Lucia! The food was delicious but the wine was to die for! We were able to visit the cellar and we were wowed by their superb selection! We were at the patio and it was perfect ambiance to be cozy under the heaters while listening to an incredible rain outside. Definitely will come back and maybe even stay at the resort! ☺️

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  18. Steve

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and customer service. Love this place!

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  19. Bruce

    Central Coast

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food Amazing staff Amazing wine Amazing live music

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  20. LaurelC

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our fav place to celebrate special life moments. Delicious food, excellent service. Luis and Peter tended well to us and helped us to celebrate our anniversary!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can not beat Bernardus for the perfect outdoor dining experience!

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  22. ChristinaZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I spent the weekend at Bernadus and we had an incredible dinner at Lucia, their restaurant. The service, ambience, and especially the food were amazing. Beyond every expectation. I was highly impressed by the artistry of the dinner, taste, and quality. Five stars all around!

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  23. HiroshiW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are locals. Really enjoyed. This restaurant is excellent for special occasions. Must try.

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  24. KatieL

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lunch was great at Lucia but dinner was a disappointment.

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  25. AverageGuy11

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional exceptional. Service from arrival to end was outstanding. Warm and friendly. A welcoming and subtle elegance. Luis and Francisco were amazing. The tasting menu was superb. Each course of the citrus theme was well planned, executed and served. The arugula, endive cara cara oranges, burrata cheese and kumquats with a citrus vinaigrette was delicious with the wine flight selections. Seared ahi tuna over crispy rice was perfect. The body and texture were outstanding. Seared duck with citrus reduction on barley and Swiss chard was tender and flavorful. Dessert was great. Best pre fixe we had in years.

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  26. JoanH

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent fish entrees, salmon and swordfish. Sat by the fire pit in enclosed outdoor space on a rainy day. Perfectly warm, charming atmosphere. Look forward to a return visit!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around an excellent experience .. The service was top notch . We sat in the bar area for brunch and had the Seabass and some excellent wine while we listen to the live music they had the fireplace going. It was just so warm inviting and elegant. Such a great experience can’t wait to return you won’t be disappointed.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing! Service was subpar - for a $500+ meal we’d expect better service. For example, at one point my husband poured wine for the table, Crab cakes and scallops were too salty. Just not great. The most attentive and professional person was the kind valet who parked our car.

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  29. LynetteC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure eating here. The food never disappoints.

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  30. Saki

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambience in the dining area snd the food was well presented and tasted great!

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  31. MattC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always sit at the bar - the cocktails are pricey but Oscar made the best Champagne-with-Prosecco-instead cocktail that I have ever had! We sat in one of the smaller booths in the dining room, which was warm, quiet and very comfortable. Holly, the manager, was so pleasant and interesting to talk to. She expertly took care of the special bottle of wine that we brought with us. Luis was a very attentive waiter. When one of my lamb chops was a problem, he immediately took care of it and informed Holly. It was my birthday, and the generous piece of chocolate cake was delicious. Lucia has been our special occasion since it was Marinus. Through all the changes, it remains our favorite fine dining experience in the Carmel area.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful resturant and outstanding service! The food was amazing and so flavorful.

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  33. JMB2312

    Salt Lake City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty back patio. Service was good. Food was good.

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  34. PattyW

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday dinner. Wine we chose was not good. Ended up with a Bernardus Pinot which was okay. Scallops were way to salty and chewy. Salmon was good but it’s like everything sat while we finished our first course. We had a choice of 5:30 or 7:30 and at 5:30 we were the only diners.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in all ways, always! Thank you Excellent in all ways, always! Thank you

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  36. Kathyatthefarm

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful late afternoon lunch. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and helpful. The setting is wonderful!

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  37. Cynthia

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food healthy and delicious and the ambiance peaceful

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  38. KP222

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each dish was wonderful, such a great selection of flavors. Definitely worth eating here if you are staying in the area.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I think we had an unfortunate timing with a pretty rowdy group making lots of noise. Delicious food, top notch h service. Pretty pricey. Would return to celebrate etc.

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  40. JeanK

    San Francisco

    673 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    673 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent lunch at Lucia to start our trip. Good food, great service, relaxing atmosphere - we make it a point to eat here at least once on every trip. Have recommended Lucia to a group of friends who were enjoying a long weekend in Carmel and they LOVED their dinner here at Lucia - so much so, they came back for lunch two days later! Their outdoor dining area is one of the loveliest in the area.

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FAQs

Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa is rated 4.8 stars by 923 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa

415 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    Laureles Grade
  • Neighbourhood
    Carmel Valley
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Christian Ojeda
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 658-3595
  • Catering
    Lucia has a distinguished reputation for our offsite catering and an amazing culinary team of talent featuring fine cuisine overseen by Executive Chef, Christian Ojeda. We offer full service offsite catering services for any size affair.
  • Private party facilities
    Three unique venues - Magnum Room, Wine Cellar and Chef's Table. Magnum seats up to 15 guests around a large round table, or up to 12 guests can dine in the Wine Spectator award-winning wine cellar. Lastly, 5 diners can enjoy the same table that has hosted Julia Child, Eric Ripert, Leonardo DiCaprio & other notable celebrities, musicians & chefs.
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