Carmel & Monterey CA Dining Adventures
Experience California's Gourmet Food & Wine
No matter what you’re in the mood for, there is a restaurant to fit the bill in the Carmel and Monterey Bay area. Ask the helpful staff at the Carmel Mission Inn if you need directions or would like suggestions.
Casanova Restaurant is a culinary experience that echoes the South of France & Northern Italy in the center of Carmel, California. The style and ambiance is matched by a standard of excellence in food and service that has brought them worldwide acclaim. The hand-dug wine cellar has received numerous awards for its outstanding selection of wines from all over the world.
The comfortable lounge and full bar, serving their famous “Rio Rita,” is lined with colorful caricatures of local faces and celebrities. Bar patrons can also order from the full menu while sitting by the fireplace or at the bar. Rio Grill’s award-winning wine list features more than 160 labels including an extensive selection available by the glass. Rio Grill is truly the place for people of all ages who enjoy great food, a dynamic environment and outstanding service.
Forge In The Forest
The Forge in the Forest offers an extensive menu of American cuisine. Whether you are looking to dine inside or out, there is no shortage of atmosphere for you to choose from. From the brick and stone fire pits, lush gardens and redwood tables on the outside patios to the casual comfort of the copper walled Forge Saloon to the white linen elegance of the Oak Tree Room, there is an atmosphere perfect for everyone at The Forge.
Anton & Michel
Anton & Michel is considered the Peninsula’s most beautiful and romantic restaurant; a blend of relaxed Old World elegance and modern charm. The distinctive and artistic flair of Creative Continental–California cuisine is guided by Chef Mark Simpson, who combines traditional fare with light, flavorful sauces.
Basil Seasonal Dining
Located in the heart of charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, Basil offers the freshest local seafood, the finest organic produce, fun and contemporary cocktails as well as the best selection of California wines. Basil Owner and Executive Chef, Michele Cremonese, serves Lunch and Dinner from 11:30am to 12 midnight, Monday thru Saturday.
Robata Grill & Sake Bar
This charming restaurant is located in The Barnyard Shopping Village, making diners feel as if they’ve stepped into a restaurant in Japan. The space is authentically decorated with Japanese decor, including shoji screens, sake drums, Japanese lanterns, fans, and umbrellas. The sushi bar is a fun place to sit, or diners can get cozy in one of the booths.