Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Carmel Chop House

Fifth Ave. & San Carlos St. Send to Phone
831-625-1199
Traditional chophouse cuts and a powerhouse wine list shine at this elegant and cozy steakhouse.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Carmel Chop House, Carmel, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Carmel Chop House Restaurant Review

: For those who crave filet mignon or lamb sirloin served with fixings but no frippery, we recommend this sophisticated steakhouse in the heart of Carmel. Owner-chef Kurt Grasing proves himself to be a meat-and-potatoes man after all, in spite of what the California cuisine at his namesake restaurant a few blocks away might suggest. Here, prime rib, a milk-fed veal chop and an apple cider-braised pork chop steal the show, leaving little room on the menu for the few traditionally prepared seafood selections like giant day boat scallops. Unlike many other steakhouses, you won't have to take out a second mortgage just to order the side dishes; go ahead and order the weighty four-cheese macaroni and decent creamed spinach for a few dollars more. The extensive wine "menu" leans heavily on robust reds, particularly California varietals, and heavens, don't ignore the single malt and scotch selection, or the first-rate ports, which can comprise dessert all by themselves. (Though perhaps the staff can make a little magic and find a pairing for Larry's root beer float, a dessert well worth saving some room.)

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Carmel Chop House
 



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.