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  • GlenB
    California Central Coast •5 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    We were seated in a nice spot. Our server was courteous, knowledgeable, and mindful. The food and drink were excellent, as was the the dessert. I would recommend Tarpy’s to anyone who enjoys fine dining.
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    Tarpy's RoadhousePrice: Moderate• American• Monterey
    4.6
  • CarmelHomevip
    California Central Coast •15 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    First time here since “new” chef. Tasting menu was really inventive and well crafted. We will be back for the next one!
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    Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & SpaPrice: Very Expensive• Californian• Carmel Valley
    4.7
  • Nonna1
    San Francisco Bay Area •36 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 5 days ago
    The wait staff is attentive and fun. We had really good wine and cocktails. I had the green salad and the asparagus gnocchi. The salad dressing was light and delicious and it had shallots in it. I love shallots. My gnocchi were little tender pillows of delight, and the sauce was light and loaded with flavor. One of our friends had the same asparagus gnocchi and she too loved it. My sister had the cannaloni made with short ribs, and that was very, very delicious. Our other friend had the appetizer gnocchi, and it was delightful. I love this restaurant, and I eat there every time I go to Carmel.
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    Casanova Restaurant CarmelPrice: Very Expensive• Italian• Carmel
    4.6
  • OpenTable Diner
    California Central Coast •1 review
    5.0
    Dined on May 7, 2024
    We’re dying outside because we had two dogs. They were so accommodating and even have great meal choices for dogs . We got the grilled chicken that is unseasoned and a side of rice for each of our dogs and there’s so much they could’ve shared. The meatballs were fantastic. Can’t recommend them enough.
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    Sur at The BarnyardPrice: Expensive• American• Carmel Valley
    4.4
  • LorinL
    San Francisco Bay Area •38 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Aug 19, 2023
    We enjoyed a leisurely wine tasting experience including seven different wines and delicious bread with olive oil. Great service as well!
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    Albatross Ridge Tasting Cottage - Carmel ValleyPrice: Moderate• Winery• Carmel Valley
    4.7

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Discover Carmel Valley

The beach community of Carmel Valley is host to a wide variety of restaurants. Monterey runs the gambit from ultra-fine dining seafood spots and steak houses to a fun tiki bar with a Hawaiian-themed menu. Carmel Valley is just a quick drive from Monterey and features restaurants serving food options ranging from Italian cuisine to French pastries. Most restaurants feature a selection of wines from different local vineyards that diners should find as a nice complement to their meal. Carmel Valley also has a great selection of American restaurants and steak houses to choose from with iconic dishes ranging from ribeyes and pork chops to seared Diver scallops and abalone.

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The best reviewed restaurant in Carmel Valley is Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa

The best vegetarian restaurants in Carmel Valley are Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Sur at The Barnyard and Baja Cantina - Carmel

The restaurants with the best service in Carmel Valley are Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Sur at The Barnyard and Baja Cantina - Carmel

The restaurants with the best ambiance in Carmel Valley are Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Baja Cantina - Carmel and Sur at The Barnyard

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