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
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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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Party Contact:
Shelly Rodriguez: Shelly.Rodriguez@hyattvoi.com): 831-622-5461x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
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Pacific's Edge Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Very disappointed with hostess. We requ ...
Very disappointed with hostess. We requested a window seat and receive a interior seating. Requested to be moved and received a poor excuse. Very disappointing
Always the best view of the Carmel coast ...
Always the best view of the Carmel coastline available in the area. Wonderful food, wait staff, wine, everything.
The food at this place was not great and ...
The food at this place was not great and I wouldn't suggest it to anyone for the food. What the restaurant has to it's advantage is the view - but besides the view, the food, actual restaurant decor, and staff was poor quality. Our server was great, but I noticed many other servers role their eyes and not tend to their guests. The food was blah. Nothing phenomenal. I could get a better quality steak at a $ - level restaurant. I think the only thing I liked on the menu was their coconut sorbet, but wouldn't just go back for that. Decor was eh. The charger plates they place on the table are dirty and sticky - and they just reuse them without cleaning them. This restaurant is just lucky that it's only thing open at the resort.
Overpriced food, ok service, and great v ...
Overpriced food, ok service, and great view. The abalone was bland and not worth $35. We hadn't been here in about 4 years and won't return.
The service was VERY bad. Totally unacce ...
The service was VERY bad. Totally unacceptable for this type of restaurant and with it's pricing!!! Worst meal we've had in years!
The best view of the Carmel coastline an ...
The best view of the Carmel coastline and the Pacific Ocean you will ever have while dining. Service was perfect and the wine list is outstanding. plus, they have a full bar too in case you want a mixed drink or beer. Great views, service and food all made for a great experience. Highly recommended!
Overpriced for what you get! Might have ...
Overpriced for what you get! Might have been worth it if weather had been nice. Couldn't see anything, very foggy!! Will probably not go back! Had a better meal else where with nice views.
Wonderful dining experience.
I have not been to this restaurant for approximately 12 years and I am extremely happy to say it hasn't changed a bit. It's always been a first class operation and the food was exquisite as always. It's the first place that I have ever tried abalone and again I was ecstatic to see that it was still on the menu. Everything that we ordered was fantastic. I will certainly be back!
We had eaten there years ago and had a prix fixe dinner which was excellent. This time we only saw a listing of single entrees, and we both ordered their bass dinner. The fish was moist and flavorful but came with no side dishes for an exorbitant price. Normally you have a beautiful view, but we were disappointed there too as the fog was in.
Meh... Go for the View
Having dined at Pacific's Edge many times over the last few decades, this was the most expensive, least culinary-interesting time, and we will probably never go back. Two $56 each "aged ribeyes" were more than 50% fat and gristle, making the steak meat about $35 an ounce!. (Peruvian yellow pepper sauce a nice addition, though) We had a cocktail, a bottle of wine, one starter, and two steaks for more than $350, and the wine was among the cheaper on the menu. Service was arrogantly so so. We didn't stay for dessert, even though we were still hungry and it was a special occasion for us (nor did they offer anything special, even though they knew it was a special occasion, booked many months in advance). But the view. Oh the view. There are few places in the world with that view. That being said, go to the bar for an overpriced drink and enjoy the view from there.
This was a great restaurant with amazing ...
This was a great restaurant with amazing views. The food was really good.
Always a delightful dining experience. Food and service wonderful.
It was awesome
It was awesome
Inspiring view with uninspiring food
The outstanding views and setting could not make up for the uninspiring everyday menu. Nothing unique or creative, something I would expect from such a unique location. Everything we tried was unmemorable. Given the average menu and average preparation, the menu is overpriced. Pacific Edge could be amazing if the kitchen kicked it up a notch.
Spectacular view, table, service and cuisine
The Pacific's Edge personnel were extremely accommodating and friendly. The table was requested in advance for this special occasion and they provided table. The waiter and wine person were both excellent and timing was appropriate. Cuisine was outstanding and very gourmet though not pretentious. Atmosphere was very romantic and allowed for a memorable experience with a gorgeous sunset. Would highly recommend Pacific's Edge to family, friends and visitors. Kudos to all.
My 3rd time, truly a one-of-a-kind venue ...
My 3rd time, truly a one-of-a-kind venue. Some of the best views the central coast has to offer, and the food is great.
my husband and I came for our honeymoon. ...
my husband and I came for our honeymoon. They waitress hardy paid any attention to us and the food wasn't anything worth talking about. I wouldn't recommend it unles you want to see the view.
Beautiful views, great wine. Food was decent, not spectacular. We came for the views. Our server Dave was friendly and attentive.
Great Ambiance with the ocean right there.
The Ambiance was awesome, The Hostess was so incredibly nice and efficient.. Unfortunately the server was very lacking at times and the food really was not that great for the price. That part was very disappointing as we have been here for several brunches. Then the threw on a 21% tip when the waiter deserved 12% at best.
The best brunch I have had on the Peninsula
We have been trying a number of Sunday brunches across the Monterey Peninsula and this has been, by far, the best. Everything was delicious.
We were seated immediately. We had a lov ...
We were seated immediately. We had a lovely table with an incredible view, which to be honest it's hard not to get because all of the views from this restaurant are pretty incredible. As I need to work around many food allergies, it was a relief to know that they use soy and wheat on a very limited basis, so many options were open to me. Having said that, I would still strongly suggest you ask about your own allergens; do not ever rely solely on a review for your own health needs. Our starters were: tuna tartare which was lovely, fresh and bright, and the wild mushroom soup (only my husband have this )wwhich was very good. Our entrée was the braised short rib. For both of us the short rib itself was too dry. It was not for lack of sauce, it was simply a bit overcooked. And, though the short rib came with a scrumptious potato risotto and Swiss chard, the portions of both accompaniments were woefully insufficient. For a $45 dollar dish this was disappointing. For dessert we ended things with three flavors of the homemade sorbet. The coconut was delectable. Overall the service was attentive and courteous. The sommelier was effective and our waiter was very friendly but not over-solicitous. The atmosphere was fairly quiet, although in all fairness I should state the restaurant was only about 15% full, so it is hard to know what the noise level would be like when they are at full capacity. As a chemically sensitive person They did have a wood burning fireplace brewing down the hall, which might be a little problematic for those who are either chemically sensitive or asthmatic, if the wind is not blowing in your favor. Overall we will return once more to give the chef a second chance, but we hope for better results with our food the next time around.
Great food, great view, too much service
Excellent food. It was Cinco de Mayo and the chef made amazing short-rib tacos for an appetizer. Other appetizer was good and main was excellent. Portions were very small. Prices very high. Too many people (at least 6) were waiting on us. It was intrusive and overdone.
Amazing view, when it's not foggy!
The tiny oysters and the croissant bread and butter pudding, both recommended by Chef Frederick, were amazing. The main courses are on the high side ($36 - $68) but the food is great and the view, particularly at sunset is outstanding. You might want to check the weather forecast if that's the only reason you are going though! They are remodeling and adding an outside deck soon which I can't wait to see.
Amazing food with an amazing view
This restaurant was everything I had hoped it would be. We enjoyed a really delicious meal, with an even better view of the sunset out over the ocean. The only thing that I would change was that we certainly felt like we were part of every conversation going on around us, as it seemed to get fairly loud with even just a few tables around us. Not a deal breaker by any means. I am still talking about the yellow pepper sauce that accompanied my steak a week later.
Everything was perfect. Very nice restaurant with excellent food and service. And the view overlooking the Pacific from a high elevation is amazing.
Pacific's Edge Restaurant - You pay for the view
This restaurant is in the Hyatt Carmel Highlands Big Sur hotel and the dining room view is indeed spectacular. Unfortunately, and like the hotel itself, they charge you exorbitantly ($215 for 1 app, 2 entrees, 1 glass of wine and a beer) for this view, which is accompanied by mediocre service (it took about 20 minutes after being seating to get bread). The food was good, but not near worth the price. If you're staying at the hotel, it would be much cheaper to order room service and get the same view from your balcony. Beware however, the $500/night rooms don't have AC (it was 92 degrees when we stayed) and we only had wash cloths one of the two days we spent there.
Romantic dining at Pacific Edge
Enjoyed a great meal and a romantic sunset at Pacific Edge. Food was excellent and service was even better. Scenic view is spectacular and they have an excellent wine selection. Great way to make your special someone to feel loved. Strongly recommend this location for a romantic dinner.
Taste wise , not bad; but with the high ...
Taste wise , not bad; but with the high price like that, I will expect more! I guess the beautiful ocean view adds on the cost.
Over priced and slow service
With terrific views and service, but too expensive prices for very limited menu. Filet was $60 and was not the best cut- a bit of the end cut. The first group of guests all arrived at 6pm and not one server was present at any of the tables and took 15 minutes to get a drink order ....not worth it sorry!
The view makes it almost worth it
Decided to come to this restaurant because they have an absolutely spectacular view of the sun setting over the Pacific. I got exactly what I came for in terms of the view. However, the food was only lackluster given the price and setting. The wild mushroom soup was excellent, the Chilean sea bass and the desserts were good, and the rib chop and lamb were not very flavorful or special in any way.
Spices did not compliment the fish dishe ...
Spices did not compliment the fish dishes. Service was fair if that. Requested a second glass of wine which never arrived. Lemonade had strange black stuff floating in the drink. Received the bill but no pen. Details are lacking.
Highlands Inn Pacific Edge Easter Brunch
Always a great ambiance with the view. The buffet selections were nice and tasty. Good, welcoming staff.
Awful service, food & expensive
This was expected to be a superb Easter Brunch given the price & reputation. The food choices were limited & boring. The service was almost non-existent. Took 20 min to find the waiter to pay the check. Several staff were looking for him, not sure why someone else couldn't run my card., since I ready had the check. Charged extra for coffee & juice, silly for a brunch that cost $80+ dollars per person. Had difficulty getting coffee refills.
Service was very slow. Waiter was not very good. We had to ask for him several times and then he gave us the wrong check. Food was just OK. View was amazing.
The service was very poor.
When we left and wanted to provide feedback to the maître d'restaurant there was no one either. This is again an indication of the poor service since there was also poor supervision.
.... as always. My 7th dining experience was dinner (as most have been except brunch twice), starting about 30 minutes before what was a not-surprisingly spectacular sunset. My partner and I selected a lovely Sauv Blanc with help from PE's knowledgable and friendly sommelier. That was enjoyed over appetizers (soup for him, octopus for me) then for entrees, my partner ordered the tuna and I went with the sea bass prepared in and served in a wrought iron skillet surrounded with roast fingerling potatoes and asparagus. The only reason I gave "Ambiance" a 4 and not a 5: we sat not far from a server's stand, and there two crashes (dropped china), a first in all of my visits. So don't expect that, just expect great food enjoyed with a sunset that words defy. Value: it's not inexpensive by any stretch, but not crazy --- our bill came in just under $300 with a 30% tip (10% more than my standard, to cover the sommelier's recommendation).
Enjoyed the view and the food
Great cliff view without going all the way to Big Sur. All of the food we ordered was very tasty. This is a somewhat upscale place and priced as such.
We dined here for our Anniversary. Thi ...
We dined here for our Anniversary. This was noted on our Open Table reservation, yet no mention or acknowledgement at check in or later - as we saw for other diners. The food was good, but service poor for the price.
We were there some time ago and it was fabulous, remember so enjoying everything. This time the food was OK, nothing special. It was quite pricey, which is OK if you have a great dinner. The dinner was good, not great. I would not go back.
Vegan Friendly Chef!!!
We have often been disappointed at high end restaurants like this when we ask for a vegan meal. Not this time. The chef prepared a zucchini carpaccio salad and roasted vegetables and lentils. Delicious and satisfying. Our only disappointment was that the waiter neglected to tell us that the wine he recommended was $20 a glass. I know, we should have asked.
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