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Staff Recommended Restaurants

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Carmel Belle

  • Upscale Cafeteria Style
  • Serving Breakfast and Lunch
  • Corner of Ocean Ave and San Carlos St in Doud Arcade
  • 831-624-1600
  • visit them at www.carmelbelle.com

 

La Bicyclette

  • European, local ingredients, wood-fired oven
  • Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Corner of Dolores Street and 7th Avenue
  • 831-622-9899
  • visit them at www.labicycletterestaurant.com

 

The Cottage

  • traditional american cuisine
  • Open for Breakfast and Lunch
  • Lincoln Street between Ocean Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 831-625-6268
  • visit them at www.cottagerestaurant.com

 

COFFEE/ESPRESSO/PASTRIES

Carmel Roasting Company

 

Carmel Coffee House

  • South side of Ocean Avenue between San Carlos Street and Dolores Street
  • 831-626-2095
  • visit them at www.carmelcoffee.com

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CALIFORNIA CUISINE

 Basil

  • Good late meals until midnight
  • Open for Lunch and Dinner
  • San Carlos Street between 7th Avenue and Ocean Avenue 
  • 831-626-8226
  • visit them at www.basilcarmel.com

 

Christopher's

 

Grasings

  • Serving Lunch and Dinner
  • Corner of Mission Street and 6th Avenue
  • 831-624-6562
  • visit them at www.grasings.com

 

SEAFOOD

 

Flying Fish

  • Serving Dinner Nightly
  • Carmel Plaza on east side of Mission Street between Ocean Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 831-625-1962
  • visit them at www.flyingfishgrill.com

 

Flaherty's Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar

  • Serving Lunch and Dinner
  • 6th Avenue between San Carlos Street and Dolores Street
  • 831-625-1500
  • Visit them at www.flahertysseafood.com

 

ITALIAN

 

La Balina

  • Serving Lunch and Dinner. Closed Monday
  • Junipero Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 831-250-6295
  • visit them at www.labalenacarmel.com

Il Grillo

Little Napoli

  • Serving Lunch and Dinner
  • Corner of Dolores Street and 7th Avenue
  • 831-626-6335
  • visit them at www.chefpepe.com

Vesuvio

  • Serving Dinner Nightly ~ Fantastic Roof Top Lounge ~ Opens 4pm
  • Corner of Junipero Street and 6th Avenue
  • 831-625-1766
  • visit them at www.chefpepe.com

 

MEXICAN

Cultura - Comida y Bebida

  • Serves Lunch and Dinner. Closed Wednesdays
  • Dolores between 5th and 6th
  • 831-250-7005
  • visit them at www.culturacarmel.com

Club Jalepeno

  • Serving Lunch and Dinner ~ Great Margaritas
  • San Carlos Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue. In the Courtyard
  • 831-626-1997
  • visit them at www.clubjalepeno.com

 

CHINESE

Tommy's Wok

 

SUSHI

Akaoni

  • Mission Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 831-620-1516

Sushi Heaven

  • Serves Lunch and Dinner
  • Dolores Street between 7th and 8th
  • 831-625-2067

 

 BARS

Barmel

  • Open 2pm to 2am daily 
  • Food-Cocktails-Live Music
  • Happy Hour 4-6pm Daily
  • San Carlos Street between 7th and Ocean Avenue
  • 831-626-2095

 

Brophy's Tavern

  • Open Nightly till 11pm
  • Corner of San Carlos Street and 4th Avenue
  • 831-586-5566
  • visit them at www.brophystavern.com

 

FRENCH

 

Andre's Bouchee Restaurant and Wine Bar

  • Serving Lunch Wednesday-Sunday, Dinner Nightly
  • Mission Street between Ocean Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 831-626-7880
  • visit them at www.andresbouchee.com

 

L'Escargot

  • Serving Dinner
  • Mission Street between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 831-620-1942
  • visit them at www.escargot-carmel.com

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STEAKHOUSE

7th and Dolores Steakhouse

  • Chop house menu, raw bar and creative cocktails
  • Open for Lunch and Dinner
  • Corner of 7th Avenue and Dolores St
  • 831-293-7600
  • visit them at www.7dsteakhouse.com

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SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Anton & Michel

  • Newly Remodeled / Upscale European / Long Standing Carmel Tradition
  • Serving Lunch and Dinner
  • Mission Street between Ocean Avenue and 7th Avenue ~ Court of the Fountains
  • 831-624-2406
  • visit them at www.antonandmichel.com

 

Casanova

  • Old European flavor / Romantic / Quintessential Carmel
  • Serving Lunch and Dinner
  • 5th Avenue between Mission Street and San Carlos Street
  • 831-625-0501
  • visit them at www.casanovarestaurant.com

 

GROCERIES

 

Bruno's Market

  • Open Daily till 8pm
  • Made to order Take and Bake Pizzas
  • In House prepared sandwiches and packaged foods
  • Corner of Junipero Street and 6th Avenue
  • 831-624-3821
  • visit them at www.brunosmarket.com

 

Surf N Sand General Store ~ Wine and Spirits

  • Great local wine selection / liquor / sundries
  • Only DVD Rental in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Open daily till 8pm
  • Corner of Junipero Street and 6th Avenue behind Bruno's Market
  • 831-624-1805
  • visit them at www.surfnsandliquors.com
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