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
It was our 47th annual visit to Highland ...
It was our 47th annual visit to Highlands Inn. We have been going to Pacific's View every year since they opened. We recall when we arrived one year and it was under construction and we had to dine in town. Frederic was fantastic to us as our server, and we learned a lot of local info from him.
We ate here for Thanksgiving in 2014 and ...
We ate here for Thanksgiving in 2014 and had a much better experience then. This time, the service was fair, at best, and the turkey was rather tough. Also, the food was not hot enough. Was not worth the money this time around ($95 per person).
Amazing dinner, our waiter recommended a ...
Amazing dinner, our waiter recommended a Merlot wine that was outstanding. Appetizers were delicious, mains of Sea Bass and Short Ribs were fabulous. Best was the dessert of Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding. Highly recommend this great spot!
We went for a special occasion, a 60th b ...
We went for a special occasion, a 60th birthday celebration. The view is amazing, cocktails are great, they served very nice fresh bread and after that, it all went south. The food was disappointing. Scallops were salty, chicken was under cooked. This is not acceptable, especially considering the prices charged. There are three chefs listed on the menu! The waitress did not offer much concern. We were disappointed enough that we did not even want to order dessert and just decided to get out of there. Go for the view and nice cocktails, have dinner elsewhere.
View is amazing for sunset. Make sure to ...
View is amazing for sunset. Make sure to look up time of sunset before making the reservation then plan accordingly. Request a window seat.
Appetizer of clam chowder was fantastic. Hearty and filling for a fall evening.
Main was terribly disappointing. Ordered the free range chicken. Meat tasted fine. Mushrooms and farro were not cooked well at all and had poor texture for taste, meaning everything did not go well at all together. Disappointing for the high prices they charge (clear $10 upcharge on everything because of the view).
Waiter and hostess were great. Manager also checked in to see how the meal was which was good to see.
Great view... but not much else to rave ...
Great view... but not much else to rave about. Restaurant is priced like a 4- or 5-star restaurant, but food quality (and presentation) did not meet this standard. It definitely seemed that it was taking advantage of the captive audience (those staying at the property), but there are much better choices for a fine dining experience in the Carmel area.
Wonderful, excellent service from our wa ...
Wonderful, excellent service from our waitress, including a knowledgeable sommilier. Food was very good but not "truly outstanding", as the prices would suggest. Prices seemed unnecessarily high including many, many wines in the $500 to $1200 range. Seriously?
The setting is gorgeous (but once darkness falls, there of course is no view, so l;an around the calendar and sunset times)
During our California trip, we wanted to ...
During our California trip, we wanted to dine at a restaurant with a fabulous Pacific Ocean view and a great menu. We found both at Pacific's Edge. The atmosphere is comfortably elegant. We had cocktails and appetizers in the bar. Then we had dinner in the restaurant section. Our table had an incredible view however, any table in the restaurant will have a great view.
From the wine to the meal with a dazzling sunset, our evening was one to remember.
I've always loved this place but conside ...
I've always loved this place but considered it more of a special
Occasion restaurant. I went with a friend just to have a nice meal and watch the sunset. It was one of my best dining experiences ever in Carmel- the Somm was great; I had a question about two different wines from the same vintage and he steered me towards the less expensive one after asking what we wanted to order. It was a perfect choice and served at the proper temperature. The food was wonderful and our server delightful. The view is one of the most beautiful in the world- a great meal!!!
I chose this restaurant for the view, an ...
I chose this restaurant for the view, and it met my expectations! The ambiance, the food, was exactly what I expected, high quality, but not overdone. We had the Caesar salad along with the Sonoma duck. Both were good. The duck was naturally, gamey, but the sauces in the dish helped to balance that out. Will come back next time!
Received a gift card for my retirement f ...
Received a gift card for my retirement for $150 when paying for Bill did not go through very embarrassing. The manager explained they've had some problems with Hyatt cards that unacceptable.
Was very disappointed in noise level and how customers dressed coming to a nice dinner.
Our server and the sommelier were both v ...
Our server and the sommelier were both very helpful; and the service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was delicious..from the scallop ceviche, the mushroom soup to our entrees of lamb loin (done perfectly) and Chilean seabass and our desserts of chèvre cheesecake and creme brûlée. Our third time dining there and I highly recommend.
We were disappointed that we found piece ...
We were disappointed that we found pieces of shells in the oysters we ordered - something we wouldn't expect at a restaurant like this. When we mentioned it to the server, they didn't seem at all perturbed. Sadly, we will not likely return to this restaurant at our next visit to Carmel.
We have always had great meals at the Pa ...
We have always had great meals at the Pacific Edge. Years ago my wife and I went there and she had Summer Squash Soup. The soup was SO good that she still talks about it! The staff is courteous and are very helpful. I can't say enough about your restaurant.
My husband and I stayed at Tickle Pink l ...
My husband and I stayed at Tickle Pink last year and decided to go back this year because it was such a beautiful drive up the coast. We also dined at Pacific Edge and had a truly remarkable experience...I guess you should never try and have the same experience twice. It was not! Tickle Pink is amazing but we had friends joining us and insisted they have the same experience at Pacific Edge. From the outset, our waiter acted as though he were really inconvenienced just to be there. He was not attentive and even became annoyed when my friend asked about a preparation of a dish on the menu. When you are spending $300 for a meal, you SHOULD be able to ask about the menu. After asking about a second item he just disappeared! From then on, we had to ask him to fill our water glasses, ask him to bring bread, and finally had to chase him down to bring the check. Would not make the trip back to Pacific Edge.
Great views and top notch service. Menu ...
Great views and top notch service. Menu was a three course price fixe for lunch for $55 or a 5 course for $95. Well worth the price but know there is the only one option and no ala carte menu provided. Will definitely visit for lunch again next time we are in the area.
Food was good, view is beautiful, serv ...
Food was good, view is beautiful, service was fine with room for some improvement (eg; server checked back to see if we liked the food, but twice failed to notice and replenish some low and empty water glasses - I know California is experiencing a water shortage but at least ASK if more water is needed! ) Ovarall, service was good though!
Spectacular view with creative and delic ...
Spectacular view with creative and delicious food to match. Everyone asks for window seats, but truthfully there isn't a bad seat in this restaurant. Some of the tables on the second level away from the windows are more comfortable and have even better full views. Everything we ordered from the menu was delicious from apps, soups, salads to entrees. Never made it to dessert.
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.
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