About California Market at Pacific’s Edge
Carmel, CA 93923
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.
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.
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:
Yuri Orellana: Yuri.Orellana@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
California Market at Pacific’s Edge Ratings and Reviews
Wow! What a view! Not to mention the foo ...
Wow! What a view! Not to mention the food was outstanding. Ordered a delicious Caesar salad and the dry aged ribeye which was tender and cut like butter. Seabass with mussels clams and scallop dish was delicious and the perfect two meals to share. Got there a bit early to sit in the bar for a great happy hour. Lemon drop lavender martini and Manhattan was awesome for $8.
Came here for dinner after a day of driv ...
Came here for dinner after a day of driving along the coast from San Francisco. What a great way to the end the day. My only disappointment was that our reservation was after the sun had set and knowing we missed on a beautiful view. But otherwise this was a great experience. Excellent service and the food was superb. My fiancé and I shared the grilled octopus appetizer which I was afraid was going to be tough given octopus's consistency but it was so tender!! Amazing!! My fiancé opted for the prime steak which was delicious and perfectly cooked. I had the chicken which was delicious. Lots of good choices on the menu. It was tough to narrow it down! The only mediocre portion was the dessert...a pumpkin cheesecake which was lackluster in comparison to the outstanding nature of the rest of the meal.
View is great and can't be beat....we we ...
View is great and can't be beat....we were there for New Years Eve so that may skew my review, but the service was not good and the food was good, not great, and overpriced. But again it was New Years.. Wine came late after first course, then first course was cleared and almost 15 minutes until 2nd course, then 15-20 minutes between 2nd course and 3rd course.. So kind of sloppy, but the staff just seemed busy and disorganized as opposed to rude. Sommelier was helpful. Worth a try - go in daylight to take advantage of the views.. But be prepared you are paying a premium and there are probably better pure cuisine options in Carmel.
As always Pacific's Edge is a wonderful ...
As always Pacific's Edge is a wonderful experience, coupled with a terrific wine list and outstanding cuisine. We enjoyed the New Year's Prix Fixe menu and thoroughly enjoyed the wine pairing recommendations from our Master Sommelier. Starting with pre-dinner drinks in the lounge, we watched the sun go down with a Tanqueray and tonic, while I had a glass of Roederer L'Ermitage. The balsamic brussel sprouts are not to be missed, nor was the prime rib or the creme brulée. Of course a finish with 12 year old Macallan and a Kir Royale rounded the evening beautifully.
First, the service was outstanding the w ...
First, the service was outstanding the waiter did everything he could to try to rectify the fact
the food was horrible. Not bad, horrible. Borderline comical. Ordered a Beet Salad with polenta what I got was a glob of brown flavorless polenta with about 5 beets in a brown dish. The waiter immediately replaced it with a "winter" salad or, bag salad with watery blue cheese dressing. Then came the lamb shank. Oh my God, it was unrecognizable as a lamb shank with some sort of orange goo on the side. I was just going to let it go but the waiter insisted on getting me something else and served a filet. Crusty on the outside and raw in the middle. Not rare, purple cold raw. I give up. My wifes duck was good not great. My wife wanted desert so we ordered a bread pudding that was outstanding. The waiter did not charge us for any of my food and we tipped him well.
Went for Xmas Day. Beautiful setting and ...
Went for Xmas Day. Beautiful setting and ambience greeted us - we were excited for an excellent family Xmas meal. Unfortunately - we waited for 30 mins at the bar for drinks which never arrived. We left and went into the restaurant for our 5pm meal. Fantastic views of the ocean greeted us but unfortunately the food was very poor and the entree's stone cold (Prime Rib).
They were not prepared. Very sorry to say - as this could have been delightful.
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)
save your money...you don't need to eat ...
save your money...you don't need to eat am overpriced dinner to enjoy the view (in the bar,for example ). Noisy waiter, loud guests, untrained service...below par for a restaurant commanding these prices.
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.
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