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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 lists can help you find the best places to eat in Monterey and Carmel.

TOP MONTEREY / CARMEL
RESTAURANT LISTS

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

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

Dog-Friendly

Food Ratings

Heart-Healthy

Kid-Friendly

Outdoor Dining

Seafood

Steakhouses

Wine Lists



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