Carmel restaurants and bars--despite boasting among them some of the world's landmark establishments--remain pleasantly undefined. The town's charming eateries feature a full range of international, regional and local cuisines, all benefiting from their proximity to the bounties provided by the Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley. Taken together, Carmel restaurants have a hallmark blend of Old World elegance and modern charm, all with an artistic flair.

 GRASING'S  MISSION & 6TH (831) 624-7431 •  WEBSITE   Chef Kurt Grasing has developed a menu that reflects stylist simplicity by using ultra fresh ingredients gleaned from California's Carmel Coast and Central Valley. 

GRASING'S 
MISSION & 6TH
(831) 624-7431 • WEBSITE

Chef Kurt Grasing has developed a menu that reflects stylist simplicity by using ultra fresh ingredients gleaned from California's Carmel Coast and Central Valley. 

 BISTRO BEAUJOLAIS CARMEL PLAZA (OCEAN AVE. & MISSION ST.) (831) 624-5600 •  WEBSITE   Bistro Beaujolais offers alfresco dining in a lush garden atmosphere, plus a restaurant setting that surrounds guests with visual delights like hand- painted murals and outdoor seating around a fire pit on a heated patio.

BISTRO BEAUJOLAIS
CARMEL PLAZA (OCEAN AVE. & MISSION ST.)
(831) 624-5600 • WEBSITE

Bistro Beaujolais offers alfresco dining in a lush garden atmosphere, plus a restaurant setting that surrounds guests with visual delights like hand- painted murals and outdoor seating around a fire pit on a heated patio.

 HOG'S BREATH INN SAN CARLOS BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH (831) 625-1044 •  WEBSITE

HOG'S BREATH INN
SAN CARLOS BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH
(831) 625-1044 • WEBSITE

 LITTLE NAPOLI DOLORES BETWEEN OCEAN & 7TH (831) 626-8885 •  WEBSITE   Enjoy a brief trip to Italy with Italian country cooking and warm hospitality as you remember it. Come and experience the culture, cuisine and lively traditions at Pèpe's Little Napoli.

LITTLE NAPOLI
DOLORES BETWEEN OCEAN & 7TH
(831) 626-8885 • WEBSITE

Enjoy a brief trip to Italy with Italian country cooking and warm hospitality as you remember it. Come and experience the culture, cuisine and lively traditions at Pèpe's Little Napoli.

 400° GOURMET BURGERS CORNER OF MISSION AND SEVENTH STREET (831) 244-0040 •  WEBSITE   Located in Carmel Plaza on the corner of Mission and Seventh Street. 400° selections feature signature house-blended beef patties, locally sourced produce, house-made ingredients.

400° GOURMET BURGERS
CORNER OF MISSION AND SEVENTH STREET
(831) 244-0040 • WEBSITE

Located in Carmel Plaza on the corner of Mission and Seventh Street. 400° selections feature signature house-blended beef patties, locally sourced produce, house-made ingredients.

The following do not allow pets

Carmel BelleDoud Craft Studios, Ocean & Carlos • (831) 624-1600 • website

Dametra CaféOcean bet. Dolores & Lincoln • (831) 622-7766 • website

Casanova5th between Mission & San Carlos • (831) 625-0501 • website

NicoSan Carlos between Ocean & 7th • (831) 624-6545 • website

VesuvioCorner of 6th & Junipero • (831) 625-1766 • website

Pastries & PetalsMission between 4th & 5th • (831) 620-1400

The Forge in the ForestJunipero between 5th & 6th • (831) 626-4055 • website

La Dolce VitaSan Carlos between 7th & 8th • (831) 624-3667 • website

Cafe CarmelOcean between Mission & San Carlos

Terry's Lounge at the Cypress InnLincoln between Ocean & 7th, Cypress Inn • (831) 624-3871 • website

Sade'sLincoln between Ocean & 7th • (831) 624-0787

 BASIL SAN CARLOS AVENUE BETWEEN OCEAN &SEVENTH (831) 626-8226 •  WEBSITE   Menu based on seasonal products, locally grown produce & organic ingredients, fresh wild and sustainable seafood every day, modern & creative local California cuisine. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

BASIL
SAN CARLOS AVENUE BETWEEN OCEAN &SEVENTH
(831) 626-8226 • WEBSITE

Menu based on seasonal products, locally grown produce & organic ingredients, fresh wild and sustainable seafood every day, modern & creative local California cuisine. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

 BISTRO GIOVANNA SAN CARLOS BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH (831) 626-6003 •  WEBSITE   When it comes to full-flavor California-Mediterranean cuisine, just one restaurant comes to mind: Bistro Giovanni, a signature Firok Shield restaurant with exceptional food, gorgeous murals adorning the walls.

BISTRO GIOVANNA
SAN CARLOS BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH
(831) 626-6003 • WEBSITE

When it comes to full-flavor California-Mediterranean cuisine, just one restaurant comes to mind: Bistro Giovanni, a signature Firok Shield restaurant with exceptional food, gorgeous murals adorning the walls.

 JACK LONDON'S INCOLN BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH (831) 624-2336 •  WEBSITE   Jack London's Neighborhood Pub + Grill is a local tradition for food and drink for over 30 years. Have dinner or an appetizer before or after The Show. Watch the game in comfort. Enjoy live music every Friday night.

JACK LONDON'S
INCOLN BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH
(831) 624-2336 • WEBSITE

Jack London's Neighborhood Pub + Grill is a local tradition for food and drink for over 30 years. Have dinner or an appetizer before or after The Show. Watch the game in comfort. Enjoy live music every Friday night.

 LE ST. TROPEZ + JARDIN DES ARTISTES DOLORES BETWEEN OCEAN & SEVENTH (831) 624-8977 •  WEBSITE   Le St. Tropez expresses a unique warmth that is the culture found along the French Riviera. Enjoy the exquisite flavors of the region's bountiful cuisine. Experience the charm of Southern France by candlelight.

LE ST. TROPEZ + JARDIN DES ARTISTES
DOLORES BETWEEN OCEAN & SEVENTH
(831) 624-8977 • WEBSITE

Le St. Tropez expresses a unique warmth that is the culture found along the French Riviera. Enjoy the exquisite flavors of the region's bountiful cuisine. Experience the charm of Southern France by candlelight.

The following do not allow pets

Club JalapeñoSan Carlos between 5th & 6th • (831) 626-1997 • website

Brophy's Tavern4th & San Carlos • (831) 624-2476 • website

PortabellaOcean between Lincoln & Monte Verde • (831) 624-4395 • website

La BalenaJunipero between 5th & 6th • (831) 250-6295 • website

Tommy's WokMission between Ocean & 7th • (831) 624-8518

AkaoniMission & Sixth • (831) 620-1516

A.W. ShucksOcean between San Carlos & Dolores • (831) 624-6605 • website

Christopher's on LincolnLincoln Street between 5th & 6th • (831) 626-8000 • website

Carmel Coffee & Cocoa BarOcean & Mission, Carmel Plaza • (831) 622-0660

Arawan Thai CaféOcean between Lincoln & Monte Verde • (831) 625-4331

Friar Tuck'sDolores between 5th & 6th • (831) 624-4274 • website

Sushi HeavenDolores between 7th & 8th • (831) 625-2067

Il FornaioOcean between Lincoln & Monte Verde • (831) 622-1500 • website

Carmel BakeryOcean between Dolores & Lincoln • (831) 626-8885 • website

Little Swiss Café6th bet. Lincoln & Dolores • (831) 624-5007

Flying Fish GrillMission Street between Ocean & 7th, Carmel Plaza • (831) 625-1962 • website

Taken from carmelcalifornia.com