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About California Market at Pacific’s Edge
The new California Market at Pacific’s Edge is the exciting fusion of the Hyatt Carmel Highlands' two popular and award-winning restaurants, the casual bistro California Market and the fine dining Pacific's Edge.
After the biggest renovation in the hotel's 100-year history, the California Market at Pacific’s Edge is ready to welcome diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner on its expansive new 870-square-foot deck, featuring louvered roof and glass-panel walls with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Big Sur coast.
Combining the best of both worlds, California Market is committed to fresh, organic, locally grown and raised ingredients to create food that not only fulfills our appetites but pleases our sensibilities.
Carmel, CA 93923
American, Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:30pm
Lunch Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Brunch Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 3:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Lounge: 3:30pm - closing (drinks start at 3:30pm, 4:00pm for food)
$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. Enjoy the vocal stylings of Dino Vera 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.
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.
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
California Market at Pacific’s Edge Ratings and Reviews
We took two friends to the California Market on Saturday, July 15th and had a great lunch. The location is superb, as is the view, and we were given a table in a window corner with views in all directions. It was much quieter than we had expected, which made for great conversation. The service was attentive when we first arrived but we had to go looking for a server at one point for refills of iced tea. Being able to make a reservation in advance was also great.
Reservation for 1pm. Window table.
My food (Eggs Benedict) was cold. The other two (guests) were fine. I did not send it back because we never saw our waiter again. Finally we got someone when we needed and had to ask for hot & more coffee. No one came to ask us if the food was all right. I have been here for lunch during the week when the service was outstanding. The food hot. Great view.
My wife and I have been to Pacific's Edge a number of times and it has previously been a perfect experience. However last night was a major disappointment. The appetizer was OK but uninspired. The sea bass entree, which we split, was not hot and the fish was tough. Also, the kitchen wouldn't split it on two plates, with the sever even commenting that she was surprised. We were going to split a second entree but decided against it. Instead, we had an heirloom tomato salad with the tomato being mealy.
Overall, the service was subpar. However, we did tell the server about the tomato salad which she removed from the bill.
We were fortunate to secure a corner window table overlooking the rugged Pacific coastline below and the view was the beginning of a very wonderful dining experience. Appetizers started with tuna tartar which was average fare. However I would highly recommend the seared octopus appetizer, which was truly outstanding and flavorable. Main courses were sea bass and scallops, which again were prepared to perfection followed by a shared dessert. I must also comment that the service from beginning to end was prompt and timely. The best recommendation I could give is that we would dine there again.
Overall very good. However, we went for a birthday and we were the only table who didn't get anything done for a birthday. I did ask about it and she said she overlooked it on her table assignment. She felt bad, but by then it was a little late. We did enjoy it overall, just didn't feel like a special celebration. Food was good with exception to bread pudding ( didn't soak it long enough). Might comeback, but no rush to return.
We went to the Pacific Rim for our 10 yr wedding anniversary. The views of the ocean were fantastic (after we asked to be moved due to special occasion). If we would've gotten our reservation earlier, we could've enjoyed it longer. The sea bass was good. For the prices, I'm not sure it was worth quite the cost. Our waiter was friendly and gave nice recommendations. Not a 5 star restaurant. There just wasn't the complexity in the flavor. But, generally, an enjoyable restaurant for the views and ambience.
I celebrated my 60th birthday here with my husband and 2 dear friends. It was our first visit and our friends suggestion. It didn't disappoint. The view was spectacular and the service and food were outstanding. We will definitely go back and tell our friends to go as well.
The food was excellent and beautifully presented, the view was absolutely spectacular (I jokingly asked our server how much he had to pay to work there), and the service was exceptional.
We were joined with my brother and his wife, and a friend from the Central Valley for what turned into a lazy, four hour lunch. We were never rushed.
Great food with a spectacular view: what more can one say?
We specifically went for the plant based tasting menu. It is difficult as plant based eaters to be able to find a fine dining experience that will suit our needs. There has been a lot of promotion surrounding this option so we thought we'd try it. The food was outstanding! Thanks to the chef for showcasing this option. Just beware that it is a "tasting menu" which means it is not much for volume. However, the attention to detail with the flavors, colors, and presentation was well worth it! We were a bit disappointed though, that the waiter commented about whether we finished something. It did not seem to be in a way to see if there was something wrong with it, but more like a comment that caused us to feel uncomfortable for not finishing something or eating the bread and butter. The view was fantastic! Overall it was a positive experience.
One of the best dining experiences we've ever had from the incredible view to the excellent food and outstanding service. I'm only sorry that the Inn was full and that we couldn't stay there. We're very glad that we at least made plans to dine there while we were in Carmel.
View is breathtaking. Service is SLOW. We have been here several times and a literal fire under them would not make the wait staff move any more quickly. It’s such a pleasant place to be but I still don’t want to spend 2 1/2 or 3 hours on lunch which is what is took.
We stayed in hotel that houses this restaurant, and heard it was very good. Had an 8 pm reservation, hostess put us in the bar and forgot us. Waitress was lovely but forget to bring my wine. Food was fine but not as creative as we'd hoped. Ocean views are magnificent, and that's what saved this experience.
What an outstanding experience! The perfect view of the ocean, the Cypress forest, and the sunset. The food was excellent (we heartily recommend the plant-based tasting menu) and with lovely presentation. Great service in a beautiful setting. We will definitely come here again for our next special occasion!
We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and could not have chosen a better place. We were shown to a table in the corner on the windows that had wonderful views on an extremely clear evening. We started with an evening special heirloom tomato salad that was basically a caprese except instead of balsamic, it was a delicate mint infused drizzle. My husband ordered the boullaibase which he raved about, I had the short ribs which were the most tender and flavourful I have ever had. To top it off we shared creme Brule. The service was impeccable and made for a truly memorable anniversary celebration.
Disappointed that my reservation request was disregarded and that I was seated in third row instead of requested window table.
We saw a table then used later for a walk-in and were further more surprised.
We were seated behind a messy service station and a noisy table due to child but still enjoyed the time with my company - it was our anniversary and the waiter was good.
However, considering that we stayed at the hotel (received an anniversary letter) and that the restaurant reservation (3 weeks upfront) mentioned that it will be our anniversary and that we would love a window table - I am truly disappointed.
I would not return to the restaurant simply due to the chipped coffee cup saucer. A restaurant of this reputed caliber should be paying attention to the details and presentation. The chipped saucer - and I mean a thumb size chip - demonstrated lack of pride in who they were.
Come early enough to enjoy the spectacular view from any seat. Strange as it may seem in the produce rich central coast it is so rare to find really special and tasty plant based menu option so the tasting menu was a real treat. Creative and beautifully presented with outstanding service.
This is an amazing place to dine, both for the view and the food. It might be the most beautiful view of anyplace I've ever eaten, and the food was outstanding. The octopus as an appetizer was fresh and delicious. Most of our group had lamb, which was flavorful and tender. Desserts were all good too, including the creme brulee. I have to put this on my list of favorites ever! It's not inexpensive but it's worth it!
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