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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.
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.
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
If it were not for the truly amazing view of the pacific ocean from high up on a spectacular hillside, this would have been a bad experience. There were 5 of us at a table, when the waiter came and asked us if we wanted cocktails or wine before dinner, he only waited around for two of us to order. The others didn't get a drink until halfway through their main course even though they asked twice (nicely). The two of us that had the opportunity to get a first cocktail, never had the opportunity to ask the waiter for a refill or another type of drink. In fact, we saw the waiter, three times only.....cocktail order, dinner order, and bill delivery. Otherwise, runners were used to deliver the mediocre dinner. Only during the check delivery, was the waiter enthused to serve us. As an example of the mediocre dinner, I ordered ceviche as an appetizer; I was delivered three slices of a shrimp that had been 'cooked' in lime juice. There was no other type of seafood on the plate....just a lot of sauce covering the meager shrimp ($16). For my main course, I ordered the south pacific bouillabaisse ($46). It was delivered, but I could not eat it for about 5 minutes because I had no spoon. Although the bowl was filled with many clams and mussels, they were empty shells.It was the most flavorless bouillabaisse that I have had. If that was the first time I had bouillabaisse, I would think it horrible. I would not recommend this restaurant for its service or food. The others at my table had similar feelings. Again however, the view is absolutely stunning.
The view is unbeatable. If you want an outdoor table, make sure to request that specifically during your reservation or be prepared to wait. However, there are many indoor tables with great views as well. The service is mediocre (a bit slow/not particularly attentive). However, the food is pretty good and very decently priced for this kind of view! I often bring first time visitors here for the view, but when it's just us/locals, we don't often visit.
Incredible view although bring sunglasses for pre and sunset as it is very very sunny even with some cloud cover. The food is good. The service is good. The speed of the food to the table is a bit slow. If you are in no hurry it is a great place to enjoy the view.
Our diners were delicious but VERY pricey! The abolone appetizer was quite small for the price! The service was poor....it took way to let NATO get our main course. Then the waiter promised to make it up with "comping" desserts but he disappeared. We arrived early to eat the crowd because we had an infant with us, and made it clear that we couldn't dally. The waiter seemed oblivious to our need. We never got those desserts.
From the moment we were greeted and taken to our seats, we had a fabulous experience.
Our server greeted us immediately and offered us drinks. Each of our dishes was delicious and cooked perfectly. The service throughout our meal was perfect-not overbearing and not avoidant. We were entertaining friends from San Francisco. One of them is a former chef and loved the place. We will definitely return on their next visit. And let's not forget the stupendous views.
What a great view! The price of the view is reflected in the entree pricing. For the same $46, wife got three scallops and I got the bouillabaisse with 1 scallop, big piece of Halibut, two shrimp and six clams. The protein quantity for the same price way off. Disappointed.
The food was good, the Brussels Sprouts and the Octopus starters were excellent.
I was disappointed when we asked for a window seat the host said no, when she had just sat a couple at a window seat right before us. She gave us some excuse that the last table available had to be saved for a group of four. She immediately (within 5 minutes after we were situated) sat a couple at the same table that I requested. The food was ok; for the price, I would say nothing spectacular. With the exception of the spectacular view, I would save the money and find another location.
The renovation of this restaurant has resulted in an incredible outside experience, which ironically has been timed perfectly as just 6 miles south Highway One is closed so no one can enjoy Big Sur restaurants. We were here for lunch, and the setting, the service and the food are just superb. It just doesn't get any better!
What a terrible restaurant. Two hours of waiting and terrible food. The waitress was untrained. We came for our anniversary and they had to Comp our terrrible meal. Somehow the Hyatt has wrecked this place. Don't eat here.
This restaurant has amazing views so that's the draw, and the menu and pricing suggests a higher standard for service and quality. Though the bar was excellent and the cocktails creative and well made, dinner service was spotty, our mains were delivered when we had not even finished half our starters. We waved off the entrees and after our appetizer plates removed, the server asked us if we were ready to see the dessert menu. We told the server we had not received our mains yet, and when they finally arrived they came out lukewarm--likely because they had remained under a heat lamp while we had finished our starters and then waited an inordinate amount of time for the mains to arrive. It's not worth the view, or these prices, for this level of service.
Very disappointing service. Surly waiter who never cracked a smile. Arrogant attitude. Food was good, but not great. You are paying for a great view which of course you can't see at night, so not worth the price you pay. There are many other better, more quaint restaurants in Carmel. Won't go back!
Restaurant is beautiful
Great ocean view
Food was amazing ....
The only drawback was our waiter. A middle age man that was very sarcastic.
I have some food allergies and when I asked him a question about my food options .
He replied ( just read the menu).....
His attitude ruined the whole evening for us. And It was my husband 's birthday ...
All evening he had that sarcastic look on his face...
(Just wish I Could remember his name..)
Everyone else was so graceful
I will go back again , I will make sure that I got a different waiter...
I do recommend the restaurant.
I wish they had a gluten free option ...
Our experience began in a benign manner. The regular, non-bottled water was served in unattractive amber glasses reminiscent of a cheap diner. We brought a very special bottle of champagne and a French burgundy in celebration of a birthday. As I watched, the waiter popped the cork of the champagne. He clearly touched his nose to the opening, resulting in a reflex nose wipe. Then he promptly whisked the bottle away for some unknown reason. Ten minutes later, we were forced to inquire as to the whereabouts of our bottle. At that point, we discerned that this man lacked a sense of refinement in his experience and training. A clear departure from our experience three months prior, and the very reason we had returned. A beet salad arrived with a meager portion and only one bite of avocado. The winter salad, boasting of nuts and blue cheese, arrived with a dressing speckled with trace amounts of dilute blue cheese. Discussion of the pasta of the day revealed the presence of artichokes, a flavor I dislike. I was assured the dish could be made sans offensive vegetable. Upon presentation, the pasta dish contained cherry tomatoes and large chunks of an unidentified ingredient. With a flavor reminiscent of artichokes, I sent the dish back. It was promptly returned with the explanation that large sections of (surprise) mushrooms were amongst the large macaroni shaped pastas, as literally pointed out by the server as he stuck his finger inside my bowl within a half inch of my food. Apparently clairvoyant, he informed me that my thoughts were erroneous. Obviously, I did not care for the flavor of the $34 bowl of pasta. No offer was ever made to replace it with another entree, something that I would have expected given it was an inexpensive, vegetarian, pasta dish. Thank goodness for the wonderful mushroom risotto my husband ordered to diminish my hunger. The bottom line; We will not return. Quite honestly, this server is out of his element.
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 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 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 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 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.
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