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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Party Contact:
Shelly Rodriguez: Shelly.Rodriguez@hyattvoi.com): 831-622-5461x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
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
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.
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.
Our last visit to this restaurant was th ...
Our last visit to this restaurant was thirty years ago. It was a very sleek romantic and classy experience then. The hotel is now owned by Hyatt and is now beat up and clearly not upscale anymore. This is a complete waste of a fabulous setting!!! Also the lounge used to be just beautiful with a beautiful piano player adding to the richness of the setting. Now it is a tacky setting that must double as a low end breakfast setting in the am!
We were extremely disappointed! Shame on Hyatt for dumbing down such a gem
As always the Pacific's Edge is a wonder ...
As always the Pacific's Edge is a wonderful dining experience, but expect to pay for it. The view of the rugged Pacific coastline is unparalleled although our sunset was obscured by fog. We did have a bit of a hiccup on this visit. We had to send the salmon entrée back. It was "fishy" tasting and very disappointing. But this restaurant is top-of-the-line and my wife ended up with a fantastic seared ahi tuna dish. As noted above the service is outstanding and all needs were addressed before they were requested. If you can take out a loan I will always recommend the Pacific's Edge.
Our dinner at Pacific Edge was to celebr ...
Our dinner at Pacific Edge was to celebrate being married 47 years. The location south of Carmel was easy to reach. Free valet parking is provided. The restaurant is high above the Pacific with floor to ceiling glass, come early and ask for a window table.
While we had our first course we spotted whales feeding ( you only see the water spout) something we had not seen in California before.
The selection of foods was great. Wine list very complete. Service was good but could have been more attentive. Comping the dessert to celebrate our anniversary was a very nice touch.
Well worth the time and money.
Fillet of beef - $60 and quite tough. Sc ...
Fillet of beef - $60 and quite tough.
Scallop appetizer - scant serving and boring.
Sea Bass - very good.
Service - rushed at 9:25 pm...waiter simply handed the check without invitation to enjoy coffee nor dessert. Very bad in my opinion. I did speak with the hotel clerk about the disappointment(s).
All though the food and was great, it wa ...
All though the food and was great, it was way over-priced specially since according to the restaurant employee who called me 45 minutes before our 7:45 pm reservation after we had driven two hours from San Francisco to tell me they are no longer offering "Caviar service" now since they are a regular restaurant and not what it used to be. So disappointing :(
This is a truly special place: creative, ...
This is a truly special place: creative, fresh food served by knowledgeably, friendly staff in a spectacular setting.
We started with oysters on the half-shell: fresh, clean slightly salty taste with a simple mignonette sauce. Next course was mushroom soup for me - an incredibly smooth purée of shiitake mushrooms with a drizzle of truffle oil. No cream! Not needed! My spouse had curls of thin-sliced zucchini with some fresh greens and Parmesan. Lovely. Our entree was the special; lightly seared tuna with sprigs of green, an emulsion underneath (forgot what, but delicious and subtle), and a crunchy sprinkling of pistachios and coffee bean. Service from Nelson was expert and friendly. View to the waves crashing below us...what can I say? Perfect.
Disappointed-made dinner reservation via ...
Disappointed-made dinner reservation via Open Table a month before 35 anniversary. Requested window seating.
Arrived and window seats full.
Ordered cocktails-my Bombay Sapphire has distinct taste-no flavor in drink at all.
Ordered 2 appetizers- one touted by very pleasant server. Monterey Bay abalone-32.00. With her hands, demonstrated size of abalone-a good 6 inch size-'generous' in her words rectifying cost. It came and we both burst in laughter. The shell fit in palm of hand!! 4 inches and the abalone was no more than a 50 cent piece!!!! No flavor. 2nd appetizer- yellow fin tuna was delicious. Better appetizer for half the price!
Dinner was 3 scallops-nothing more. 48.00.
Husband ordered a nice steak- tasty 58.00. Nothing more. Sides were additional cost.
We dine out frequently-high price is fine meal is good. I would not return to Pacifics Edge- did not complain, but will send them a letter. We did order dessert- which they comped, after asking the server to snap an anniversary photo. Nice but i think it was because they knew they ripped us off with abalone appetizer.
Would not go again or recommend to anyone. Highlands Inn needs to step it up- you can do better for your guests
Wonderful Holiday weekend in Carmel with ...
Wonderful Holiday weekend in Carmel with my mom! My parents are timeshare owners at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands and always enjoy going to dinner a Pacific's Edge. It was my first experience and it was wonderful. Great service and Sommelier was very helpful!
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