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Restaurants in Carmel

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Carmel restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Carmel restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Carmel to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Carmel restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Carmel.

  • Anton & Michel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Jump into this mainstay restaurant in downtown Carmel for a snack of lobster spring rolls or Maryland crab cakes. More
  • Citronelle

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Dine at Michel Richard’s Citronelle, at the Carmel Valley Ranch resort—and be sure to order the Monterey Bay abalone with caviar cream. More

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