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Stationæry, Carmel by the Sea, CA
Stationæry, Carmel by the Sea, CA
Stationæry, Carmel by the Sea, CA
Stationæry, Carmel by the Sea, CA
Stationæry, Carmel by the Sea, CA

Stationæry

4.8
4.8
180 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Stationæry is a neighborhood restaurant in Carmel, California operated by husband and wife team, Anthony & Alissa Carnazzo. Tucked between San Carlos and Mission Streets in the San Carlos Square, this intimate 34 seat space is a haven for locals. Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we celebrate comforting flavors with elegant presentation. Led by Chef Amalia Scatena, we primarily source from Monterey & Santa Cruz County farms and ranches, according to what is fresh and in season.

As a neighborhood restaurant, we love to keep tables open for walk-ins. However, due to restrictions and best practices related to Covid-19 we highly encourage reservations during this time. We have outdoor seating with heaters to accommodate our guests safely.

If you don’t see the time you are looking for please call us at 831-250-7183. We will check and do our best to accommodate your request. For groups 6+ email info@thestationaery.com.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Comfort Food, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Wed–Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 250-7183
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Amalia Scatena

What 180 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

180 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a fantastic location for us. We were able to celebrate a birthday, dinner w friends, and a baby announcement all w delcious food, wonderful ambiance, and fantastic service. The outdoor location is perfect during these wild times and we can’t wait to come back again.

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  2. Carly

    San Francisco

    96 reviews

    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carmel can be sleepy. Caters to an older crowd both in pace and palette. We were so happy to have stumbled on Stationaery for dinner while in Carmel from San Francisco. The staff was young, energetic, friendly and knowledgeable. Service was perfectly attentive and conversational. The food and wine was amazing. We visit Carmel often and I feel comfortable saying this is the most innovative, unique menu you'll find. Fresh, vibrant flavors. You won't find that this restaurant, like every other in town, has the same menu. I highly recommend you make a reservation! We were hoping to also try for Brunch while in town but ran out of time. Don't miss Stationaery while in Carmel.

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  3. rileyr

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely freaking delicious. From the oj to the biscuit to the bacon to the lettuce every ingredient is unbelievable and when combined to a meal they are greater than the sum of its parts. The location and atmosphere is casual yet refined, and the staff and family that owns it are so kind. We did have a reservation that they were 20 min late in having a free table, but it happens. The downside? Price... I am of the opinion that food should always be good, and charging extra for good food is silly. A glass of almond milk is like $7, the burger, if you add another patty, egg, and bacon, is $35.... I get that Carmel is expensive and minimum wage is high, but come on... a 35$ burger????? Delicious, but don’t treat it like any ol’ restaurant. It has a casual atmosphere, but you’re going to pay for fine dining food and prices.

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  4. KMH218

    San Francisco

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely restaurant with a thoughtful, season menu. Service (even during COVID) was excellent, and all dishes were expertly prepared. We WILL return!

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  5. Elisok

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was our second time at this restaurant. For some reason, this place allows reservations at 1:30 and later. By that time you won’t be able to order anything tasty, because all these items are sold out. You only can get something that is left on the kitchen, that no one ordered earlier that day. The host is doing the terrible job of managing tables availability. Some tables can stay empty for a while, even after the grace period past, just to allow people who know the owner to sit down. Around two pm the host and other personnel are rushing everyone to finish their food because they are closing out. How people can get the normal service if they reserved a table at 1:30? Please, do not allow reservations at this time, or be respectful.

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  6. SarahM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh delicious and healthful food. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The outdoor seating area was comfortable and felt fairly private for dinner.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dinner was over the top! Service was great! My husband didn’t have to wait for his second ipa. We will be back definitely.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely experience, limited but excellent menu, we will be back!

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  9. Elise

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I had a delicious birthday celebration meal at Stationaery. The bread and butter were exceptional (sourdough bread with exquisite chew, warmed out of the oven). I had the most delicious Sauvignon Blanc which we found out is produced by the owner's father, locally. So good we purchased a bottle to take home. My husband enjoyed the beef tenderloin and I had the halibut (cooked to perfection-seared on the outside and tender inside). We also ordered sides of pureed potatoes and Brussel sprouts. The potatoes were heaven. Brussel sprouts were a bit saturated with a Korean glaze and too sweet (but this may just be a personal preference-they were tasty). At the price point, I believe starch should be included in the main course. The service was very good and friendly. They did not rush us in our meal which I appreciated. At the end of the meal, they offered complimentary prosecco for my birthday-that was much appreciated and a lovely gesture. We will be back for sure! One of the best dinners we have had in Carmel.

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  10. WendyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I shared the avocado toast and chilaquiles. Both were outstanding. We will definitely return 😃

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the pancakes, chilaquiles, and the potato pancake! The food and coffee was amazing as usual! Our server seemed indifferent. We really love this place!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely the best food we had in Carmel the 3 days we visited for. Sadly, we made a reservation primarily to try the potato pancake and they were out. Wanted to go back again but they’re also closed on Monday & Tuesday. Sad we missed out but will definitely be back someday when we visit again.

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  14. Maire

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding - lovely outdoor dining experience!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wondering experience! All of our food was amazing and the staff was so friendly!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to relax and have brunch.

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  17. Foodie

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We has the most wonderful meal at Stationaery the other night. The best dinner in Carmel! The halibut most perfectly prepared with a crispy edge and the most beautiful salsa verde. I would highly recommend it as the best food around.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food we’ve had in Carmel! Fresh. Seasonal. Well prepared. Delicious. Plus their outdoor booths are so tasteful.

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  19. Marianamacsal

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Perfect place for lunch with the kids or dinner with girlfriends.

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  20. CarrieF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit Carmel just to eat at The Stationæry. Phenomenal food!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Slow to seat with reservation, slow to receive

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  22. jakeb

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food - best we had on our trip to Carmel.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Quiet outdoor space. We felt safe during Covid. Tables spaced apart and face masks on staff.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal, service was excellent. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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  25. BPERuns

    Orlando

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a nice dinner here tonight.....but the food and wine list are sort of odd. Its like they are trying to be super different but miss the mark a tad. Aside from only offering 1 true Cab on their wine list (they had just sold the last bottle). If you are only going to have 1 option......don’t run out of it. We asked for a few easy food requests, all which seemed to be way too big of a deal.....Ie - one person at our table ordered the burger and the only condiment option was french dressing??? They rummaged around in the back and did find Dijon mustard finally, imagine! Lol! I appreciate interesting and cool, but I personally don’t want oat milk in my cappuccino. Cool to offer it; but have the standards too.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly fresh and delicious. Truly divine.

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  27. katk

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were amazing and beautifully plated. We went for brunch, get the potato cake. I would 100% recommend this to everyone!

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  28. Djbou

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ceviche was delicious, the potato pancake was too greasy and the potatoes were darker in color ( oxidized).

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  29. Gouri

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Took more than 45 minutes for the food to arrive, food was average and not worth the wait except the rose latte which was delicious

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I made a reservation for breakfast to celebrate my mother’s birthday. It was a wonderful experience overall. Great customer service and food.

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  31. NeilS

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good and the service was excellent. A few quibbles for the finicky. As everyone writes, the biscuits are amazing but my wife and I should have split one. They’re very filling. We found the fish had a little too much going on around it. I love the taste and soft texture of black cod. Here the seasoning was crusted onto the fish. It was tasty but actually detracted from the fish itself. My wife had the king salmon. It was a great (and large) piece of fish but she felt the Oaxacan corn overwhelmed the dish. I still have PassionFish 5 stars so realize we went home happy.

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  32. legs

    Sacramento

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Food was creative and delicious! The tomato salad was amazing! Great lobster roll!

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  33. PaigeS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would highly recommend. Every single dish was amazing.

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  34. DaveB

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful little spot in Carmel great for lunch and dinner. Excellent food. Small efficient menu and we will be back

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  35. CherylB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Too bad we had to eat outside woth the ash and smoke, but staff did a wonderful job of making it feel welcoming! Tasty food!

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  36. Cameron

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, interesting dinner menu (a bit short though). Overall, we are very glad we tried it and will be back

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  37. ShellyH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous dinner at this restaurant! The food is inventive & delicious without being "precious"! Anthony and team are wonderful! We will be back! If you are in Carmel get your reservation for dinner at this hidden gem!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fresh and excellent! We especially loved the cookies and almond milk for desert

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  39. DavidP

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really loved this place. Tough to find, but wonderful once found. Well worth a visit.

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  40. HTSNMKU

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Delicious food. Awesome Service even during this COVID.

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Stationæry offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 250-7183.

Stationæry is rated 4.8 stars by 180 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Stationæry

San Carlos Street, 3 NE of 6th Avenue, San Carlos Square, Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    6th Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Carmel
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Wed–Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Comfort Food, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Amalia Scatena
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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