We have never been to Carmel and would like recommendations for dinner on Feb. 13. It will act as our Valentine's Day meal, because we're driving back up to San Francisco on the evening of Feb. 14.
As such, it would be nice to find something romantic or at least charming, with a good local wine list, but not over-the-top (meaning, under $200 for dinner for two with wine). Alternately, we like those cute, mom-and-pop neighborhood-type places that you stumble across in the city that might not get the big write-ups and praise, but serve fresh, homemade food in a lively atmosphere. Not sure if anyplace in Carmel fits the bill, but if so, please share.
Type of food is not important. We like everything.