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The Best Dining In Carmel, CA Steps Away

When it's time to eat and drink, The Colonial Terrace is a short walk from the best restaurants in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Indulge in fresh seafood, international fare, and local California cuisine at the many eateries and dining spots in the Village of Carmel. Start your mornings with our complimentary continental breakfast served between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Enjoy freshly-baked pastries, croissants, bagels, granola, yogurt, fruits, juices, and coffee in our lobby or among the terraced gardens. Fruit and fresh-brewed coffee are available in the lounge throughout the day with freshly-baked cookies served daily at 4 p.m.. Planning a day at the beach or a down up the coast? Order a custom picnic basket-to-go from the front desk.

Our Favorite Restaurants In Carmel-by-the-sea

Porta Bella

Porta Bella

Head down Ocean Ave for delicious food like the Portabella Cream of Mushroom Soup, Oven-Braised Short Ribs, and Pan-seared Sea Scallops paired with luscious wines. This cozy Italian spot has an enclosed patio filled with natural light and extra charm.  
Mission Ranch Restaurant

Mission Ranch Restaurant

Find out why Clint Eastwood took an interest in restoring this farmhouse as you dine and soak up striking views of Santa Lucia Mountains, Point Lobos, and the Pacific Ocean. Indulge in a roasted prime rib, filet mignon, and lobster and sample local wines.
Treehouse Café

Treehouse Café

Enjoy alfresco dining and fine wines at this tiny yet cozy rooftop eatery offering gourmet Mediterranean, Greek and Thai dishes that promise to please the palate. Sample Spanish Paella, Thai Lamb Curry, or the Grilled Sea Bass as you take in the romantic scene.
La Bicyclette

La Bicyclette

Grab a seat at this European bistro decked out in rustic decor, serving up French-Italian food using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The rotating menu wows with dry-aged duck breast, linguine with lobster, clams, mussels, and shrimp, and wood-fire pizzas. 
Dametra Café

Dametra Café

Enjoy healthy eats at this causal Mediterranean Cafe on the corner of Ocean and Lincoln Ave, offering kebab platters, pan-seared halibut, and savory pasta dishes like homemade meat lasagna. Enjoy great food with a selection of local and international wines.
Terry's Lounge

Terry's Lounge

Located within the iconic Cypress Inn, co-owned by the famous Doris Day, is this pet-friendly, elegant restaurant serving up International tapas, fine wines, and hand-crafted cocktails. Gather with friends and enjoy live music in the intimate living room.
Il Tegamino

Il Tegamino

Make your way to this little hidden gem featuring a rustic charm and a romantic vibe. This intimate bistro impresses with classic Italian dishes in a cozy interior and outdoor courtyard. Sample a braised lamb shank, sautéed octopus, or homemade gnocchi.
Flying Fish Grill

Flying Fish Grill

Pull up a chair at this local, family-owned seafood spot where East meets West. Indulge in an almond crusted sea bass or a black peppered crusted ahi.This romantic eatery offers unique Clay Pot Dinners that are cooked at your table for parties of 2 or more.
 
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