About Pacific's Edge Restaurant
An experience for all the senses, Pacific's Edge pairs unmatched views of Carmel, CA's famed Big Sur coastline with spectacular "California Coastal" cuisine prepared with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy sophisticated comfort food in a convivial ambiance. A Four Diamond award winner, Pacific's Edge was named one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S. by Zagat and one of the Top Ten Restaurants with a View by USA Today. Wine Spectator has lauded our wine list with Grand and Excellence awards.
American, Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Pacific's Edge 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. Daily
Lounge 3:30p.m. - 10:00p.m. Daily
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Come and listen to the stylish voice of Neal Banks and contemporary guitar of Steve Ezzo every Friday night in the Lobos Lounge from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Lee Durley and Joe Indence of the Easy Street Band have been delighting music lovers and dancing fools for many years in the Lobos Lounge every Saturday night from 7:00pm until 10pm. Peer at the wildlife on Bird Rock at Point Lobos through the ship's telescope in the corner, then drop the lens and join the party, dancing to tunes such as "Great Balls of Fire," one of their more raucous covers that always seems to get everyone up and dancing in merriment.
Free Valet Parking. Drive your car to the front steps and the friendliest valets in the world will happily park your car for you. Towards the end of your meal, have your server summon your car. Nothing could be more convenient, other than an overnight stay here at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands where you could walk to your room after dinner.
Chad Minton, Executive Chef and Alvaro Dalmau, Executive Sous Chef
Private Party Facilities:
Named one of the top 20 restaurants in the United States by Wine Spectator, Pacific's Edge is ideal for every occasion; from wedding receptions to corporate events. Set high atop a cliff in Carmel overlooking Monterey's Big Sur coastline, our private dining room will enchant your guests with its warmth and beauty. Glass enclosed for privacy, our Wine Room can seat up to 40 guests and provides a personal wait staff for the ultimate in service and elegance.
Contact one of our sales professionals at 831.622.5445.
Private Party Contact:
Shelly Rodriguez: Shelly.Rodriguez@hyattvoi.com): 831-622-5461x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our Facebook Page for upcoming special events: https://www.facebook.com/hyattcarmelhighlands/events
Pacific's Edge Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Service was quick, the water was friendl ...
Service was quick, the water was friendly and helpful. The view is amazing all dinner long. We were visiting Carmel for our anniversary trip and put Pacific's Edge on our must stop list. The food was fantastic, creative and beyond delicious.
Extensive wine list and great view - mak ...
Extensive wine list and great view - make sure to check the sunset time before making a reservation and request a window table! The food isn't the best in the world but isn't bad by any means - just overpriced. The steak runs $60, and is a $40 steak with a $20 view. That said, the service was great and view was the most romantic a restaurant can offer.
Awesome experience in every way, made ev ...
Awesome experience in every way, made even better by our waiter/server David. The consummate professional, knowledgable and friendly on all things related to the wine list, menu, and Carmel area. His service totally made the evening for us. A really great employee and professional. It was a fantastic dining experience and all his suggestions were spot on! Cheers and we will definitely return!
Food was excellent for the most part. Th ...
Food was excellent for the most part. The caesar salad contained hot pepper flakes, which is certainly unusual for a caesar salad and was intolerable for one of our four diners. It was replaced quickly with a bowl of clam chowder. My wife had an ahi dish and I had a sea bass special - both entrees were outstanding. I started with wild mushroom soup which was also terrific. Another diner had the regular sea bass dish with a coconut milk sauce from the menu which was also very good. Our fourth diner had the duck, which he enjoyed. We all ordered desserts - peanut butter mousse cake, chocolate tart, but all agreed that the chocolate croissant bread pudding was the hands-down winner.
Our server, Sofia, was very pleasant and quite professional. The downside was that the kitchen was abysmally slow. The time between the soup/salad course and the entrees was over 30 minutes. There was also a lengthy delay in delivering the desserts after they were ordered. The restaurant was only about half full, so this was difficult to understand. Our server was very apologetic, but the slow service negatively impacted the experience.
We live nearby, and had seen articles in the press and ads touting the newly remodeled Pacific's Edge restaurant, deck and bar. In fact, the new deck has been completed, but there is no service available there - you may buy a drink at the bar and take it out there to enjoy the view. The restaurant and bar are the same as they've been for years. We were told that the remodeling of the restaurant and bar is still to come.
In short, the Pacific's Edge is still a very good place for special occasions, with a marvelous view, but it's a bit overpriced to visit regularly. The entree items all were done very well, but seemed a trifle mundane, lacking in imagination.
Food was excellent except for the duck. ...
Food was excellent except for the duck. Maybe the preparation was different than what we are used to (skin not crispy, etc) but everything else we ordered was great. Service was wonderful with service staff and management highly visible and very attentive. Restaurant and bar area look really nice and the view is wonderful, especially if you can catch the sunset. Highly recommend for special/romantic meals.
Was disappointed to find that we made re ...
Was disappointed to find that we made reservations well in advance for our anniversary requesting a window table, only to find that the seating is first come first seated. We could have sat where we were seated without reservations.
The restaurant was loud. We were surrou ...
The restaurant was loud. We were surrounded by two tables full of crying kids. Plus there was a wedding reception on the deck below with entertainment that included some type of Chinese drum ceremony. We went there for the view, which was beautiful. But everything else was not very enjoyable. The food and service were average. I would not return given the cost of the meal.
The view was to die for and the service ...
The view was to die for and the service from our waitress was exceptional. Our only disappointment was the loud party that had cocktails in the lounge. They were so loud that we could not have a conversation at our table. The manager did try to seat them quickly but several people in the area were irritated by the noise. In a place of this quality, I would not expect to have to contend with such noise. Perhaps a glass wall dividing the dining from the bar would be helpful.
The sunset vistas high over the Pacific ...
The sunset vistas high over the Pacific are extraordinary! My sea bass was beautifully presented -creative and delicious. My husband's duck, however, was mediocre. Be prepared for prices that are a bit inflated, even for the Carmel area. That said, the view made for a memorable evening.
Spectacular ocean view matched with wond ...
Spectacular ocean view matched with wonderful food. This restaurant is just south of Carmel on a hill with great ocean scenery. The service was excellent and I thought the food was very good. They were even offering free wine tasting in the bar area which we enjoyed before our meal. This is an all around wonderful restaurant.
We spent several nights at Hyatt, which ...
We spent several nights at Hyatt, which we loved. The service staff at the hotel was top of the line and was very professional. The hotel itself is a gem and the rooms are charming and the views are incredible. There are a lot of dining options in Carmel but few have the view of Pacific's Edge. We had cocktails in the lounge and enjoyed the view first and then sat in the dining room. I had the duck and my wife had the chicken special that night and the duck was out of this world. I felt that our waiter was not attentive and only came to the table twice. Our other wait staff was by the table throughout the meal and was extremely assertive throughout our meal. I wish I could have just given them the tip at the end of our experience since they did all the work. I did not let that experience ruin the review as I saw others had. When booking I saw several people ding the restaurant from the service and I thought it might be just a few bad apples. Unfortunately they might have been right.
Although the service lacked from our waiter I would still recommend dining here. The food is good although rather expensive and the views are out of this world.
The service and food were great, however ...
The service and food were great, however I looked at our bill a day later and we were charged for two extra entrees which was around $100. My fault for not checking the bill but there was four diners and 6 entrees.
The food was wonderful, as always. I li ...
The food was wonderful, as always. I live in TX and have been to PR four times. Two years ago I came with my daughter to Carmel and we wanted to relive the wonderful experience again. However, no view and we were so disappointed but the service was excellent and the food always excites the taste buds. We happen to have the same waiter as we did two years ago, Tim, and he is top-notch. Please let him know that we appreciated him.
I had heard about Highlands Inn and the ...
I had heard about Highlands Inn and the restaurant for many years. We finally went. What a disappointment. If you like classic Caesar salad, skip it. It had red pepper flakes making it peppery. Salmon ($46) was very small and overcooked. Some people like the skin. We don't. The fillet was served skin side up, which looked unappetizing. My husband turned the fish over and it had the most appetizing golden sear -- but was served with the gorgeous side down. My steak ($56) was just OK. The sides were so-so. We expected to swoon over the chocolate croissant bread pudding. It was just OK. None of the food got beyond "just ok." The hostess, Diana, and our server, Sonja, were wonderful and made our visit delightful. I'd go there just to give them a hug, and then continue on to a different restaurant for dinner.
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