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The Best Restaurants in Monterey/Carmel

A Taste of Monterey Wine Market & Bistro boasts a panoramic view of Monterey Bay, a notable selection of wines, and interesting bites
Whether you are a local looking for a pet-friendly restaurant, or a visitor planning where to dine on a seaside holiday, GAYOT's top 10 lists can help you find the best places to eat in Monterey and Carmel.

TOP 10 MONTEREY/CARMEL RESTAURANT LISTS

Garden salad at Aubergine, one of the highest rated restaurants in Monterey/Carmel

Browse these top 10 lists of the best restaurants in Monterey and Carmel for a variety of categories (kid-friendly, seafood, best wine lists, etc.).

Dog-Friendly NEW!

Food Ratings

Kid-Friendly

Seafood

Wine Lists


BEST MONTEREY/CARMEL RESTAURANTS BY CATEGORY

TusCA Ristorante is one of the Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Monterey/Carmel

With so many great restaurants in Monterey and Carmel, it can be difficult to narrow a list down to just 10 restaurants to be featured in a particular culinary category. These lists below offer more suggestions for the best seafood and more.

Barbecue

Heart-Healthy

Kid-Friendly

Outdoor Dining

Romantic

Seafood

Steakhouses

Value Restaurants

BEST MONTEREY/CARMEL HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS


GAYOT has you covered for the holidays with ideas on where to dine out for New Year's Eve in Monterey/Carmel. Find out where to take that special someone for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day.

Easter Brunch

Mother's Day

New Year's Eve

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day

 

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2015

Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.