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did research; need help deciding on lunch in Carmel (or environs) with views of the water?

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did research; need help deciding on lunch in Carmel (or environs) with views of the water?

ebb32 | Jan 7, 2012 02:40 PM

Hi all,

I'm driving down to Carmel from San Francisco on a Tuesday in a few weeks. Is California Market my only (and/or my best option) for lunch with a water view? I gather Mission Ranch has a slight view of the water?

I'm not sure I have the time to drive down to Nepenthe or Post Ranch Inn and unfortunately a lot of the recommended restaurants (ie Passionfish, Mundaka, Aubergine) are not open for lunch, although I don't think they have a view of the water anyway. (I'm traveling with a Hungarian who would ideally like to see the ocean.)

Would California Market be better than the options in Monterey (Sand bar and grill or the restaurant inside the Aquarium)? None of the above post their menus online, but I'm fine with a casual/light lunch as long as the food is good!

Are there other options I'm missing?

Thanks for your help/advice!

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