2021 Best Romantic Restaurants in Monterey/Carmel Area

Most Romantic Restaurants in Monterey/Carmel

Sometimes we all need a little help when it comes time to finding a romantic restaurant. The selections we have gathered here have that certain something—perhaps a light-speckled patio, candelit ambience, or lovely garden—that can really impress a date. (Please note that some restaurants may be temporarily closed or takeout/delivery only depending on the restrictions in the area.)

Presented in alphabetical order, here are the top romantic restaurants in Monterey/Carmel.

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Aubergine
16/20
L'Auberge Carmel's intimate restaurant featuring the beautifully executed cuisine of Executive Chef-Director Justin Cogley. See More

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Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point
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Beach House Restaurant offers value and views --- that's why the locals can't stay away. See More

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Bistro Moulin
14/20
Carefully crafted bistro fare complemented by a thoughtful wine list. See More
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Esteban

Spanish, Tapas, Small Plates
Esteban
14/20
Don Esteban Munras’ namesake restaurant is an ambassador of small-plate goodness. See More

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Fandango
14/20
Classic Mediterranean comfort food and a generosity of spirit permeate this cozy Pacific Grove landmark. See More

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Lucia Restaurant & Bar
16/20
The surroundings and finessed service set the stage for an elegant meal you’ll long remember. See More

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Passionfish
13/20
Sustainable seafood, seasonal vegetables and meats served nightly in the “Last Hometown.” See More

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Patria

Alsatian, European, Pizza
Patria
12/20
Whether you're hunting for jaeger schnitzel or a pizza, this European-style spot has plenty to offer. See More
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The Sardine Factory
14/20
Notorious eatery with a distinguished past on Cannery Row. See More

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Sierra Mar
14/20
Contemporary cuisine in a glass-walled sanctuary by the Pacific --- the daily prix-fixe lunch won't break the bank. See More
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