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Top Rated Restaurants & Cafes in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Grasing's Coastal Cuisine

This restaurant was voted the best by Adventures in Dining Magazine's readers' poll and it offers a delicious variety of Central California coastal cuisine using fresh, local produce. Locals haunt the place. The selection of wines is designed to perfectly complement the dishes. You can eat inside, surrounded by polished wood surfaces, or on the patio. It is a great bet for a reception or an intimate dinner. The service is warm and friendly.


Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel is a brilliant addition to the Central Coast's dining scene. With exquisite creations from the kitchen, this restaurant takes the concept of fine dining to another level while being approachable. The focus is on locally-sourced highest quality ingredients and fresh seasonal produce. The simple and elegant interiors perfectly juxtapose the complex dishes where all the value is on the plate. The menu is daily-changing, wine-pairings and tasting menus are also offered.

East Village Coffee Lounge

This Monterey coffee joint is where the locals come to get their caffeine fix. The lounge's central location is within easy walking distance of many shops, restaurants and of course, the beach. Indoor and outdoor seating is comfortable, with worn in couches, and sunny patio tables. Quick bites are available with simple items like baked from scratch pastries, wraps, salads, soup and sandwiches.

Old Fisherman's Grotto

This beloved waterfront seafood restaurant is a famed Monterey institution. Established in the 1950s, Old Fisherman's Grotto still buys the catch of the day from local fishermen and sources its produce from the nearby fertile Salinas Valley. The menu features a large selection of seafood pastas as well as succulent steaks, lobster tail, Dungeness crab, salads, clam chowder and more. The floor to ceiling windows allow diners unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean and perhaps a sea lion or two.

Carmel Belle

Carmel Belle is a perfect spot for a hearty meal with your family. The restaurant prides itself on the quality of their ingredients that ensure a wholesome meal with free-range meats and other organic produce sourced from suppliers close to home. Ideal for breakfast, Carmel Belle's delectable specials such as the Open-Faced Avocado, Roasted Mushroom Melt and the Poached Egg Sandwich come most recommended. They also have a plethora of lunch and dinner dishes. Wednesday's bring in Game Night at Carmel Belle, an evening that locals and travelers look forward to.

The Carmel Coffee House and Roasting Company

The Carmel Coffee House and Roasting Company is a must-visit for coffee aficionados touring Carmel. Known for their flavorful cuppa joe which is a product of freshly-roasted beans, this places takes your surely sets itself apart from several contemporaries. Ideal for you early morning caffiene fix, the cafe also serves a number of breakfast specials making it a spot for a hearty meal before patrons head out into the city. The Carmel Coffee House and Roasting Company also lets you buy coffee, and they also sell Loose Leaf Tea. From Dark Beans, Flavored coffee, DeCafe to espresso, you can buy them all here. Tea loves should not miss the English Breakfast Premium and the Chamomile tea.

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