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DC Chowhounder coming to San Fran in September

by FoodDude2 3 years ago

Hi everyone, Although it is months away, I have been hard at work researching where to eat for my wife and I's babymoon in September. We will be in San Fran from Thursday night (arrive around 9...

Carmel & Monterey Recs

by mike0989 3 years ago

We will be heading up to Carmel next week for a few nights. Plan is to have dinner at Andre's Bouchee for our splurge meal. Any moderately priced places we may consider looking at for lunch or di...

Lafayette Kitchen & Cafe | Carmel-by-the-Sea

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Lafayette Kitchen & Cafe, an off-shoot of Lafayette Bakery in the Barnyard, opened eight weeks ago. It serves breakfast and lunch, as well as a selection of pastries from the bakery. The place was ...

Il Tegamino | Carmel-by-the-Sea

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

A month ago a friend joined me for dinner at Il Tegamino. It's tucked into a small courtyard and most of the seating is outdoors. Though we had a heater next to us, I was glad for the additional bl...

Carmel Monterey Report

by curiousgeo 3 years ago

We arrived at SFO in the early afternoon, picked up our rental car and headed for the Monterey coast. All we had that morning was coffee and a muffin at the airport so about 3ish our son pointed to...

Buffet Breakfast @ Il Fornaio in Carmel

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Acting on a tip from a nurse at CHOMP when I headed out for breakfast today, I enjoyed the buffet at Il Fornaio in Carmel. Served Monday through Friday from 8am to 10am, it's only $9.50 and include...

Salumeria Luca | Carmel-by-the-Sea

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Last week I finally checked out Salumeria Luca in Carmel. I had studied the sandwich list online and the Calabrese panino had my name on it. My plan was to grab the sandwich and be on my way to a m...

I Need Help In Monterey/Carmel

by BarneyFou 3 years ago

Okay hounds I really need your help. I am in charge of finding restaurants in Monterey on a weekend in June to celebrate my father-in-laws's 80th birthday. I live on the east coast so my Monterey e...

Carmel Italian

by Chapala 3 years ago

Heading to Carmel in a few weeks for an anniversary trip. Would love to have Italian food for a dinner. There are a lot of choices. What's your favorite?

Carmel/Monterey Report

by mike0989 4 years ago

We went to Carmel\Monterey last week. A quick report on what we had. Barmel for a quick bite the first night. I had the burger and fries. My wife had tacos, one pastor one fish. We both enjo...

Trip Report: Carmel to Santa Barbara (along hwy 1)

by taarfirion 4 years ago

Hi, Recently did a 6 day road trip down Central Coast, using many of your suggestions from Chowhound, so i thought I report back on my experiences. We started in SF bay area, first stop (food...


by MeffaBabe 4 years ago

Heading back to the Monterey area in a week. Would love some suggestions as to where to eat. Love Cannery Row area but would also love other suggestions nearby.

Post Ranch Inn or Ventana?

by evansaunt 4 years ago

I will be at Carmel Valley Ranch from October 4-7 and will be spending a day doing Big Sur. I want to do lunch at either Ventana or Post Ranch. Which one comes most highly recommended. Also...

2 weeks SF Bay Area to LA and back: 28 meals worth! (Pt 2/2)

by tre2012 4 years ago

Continuing our 2 week driving trip down to SoCA and back again. 28 meals, plus our fav Monterey bakery where we order ahead and then bring it all home: ~ Part 1 posted separately in this forum: ...

Carmel by the Sea

by FuriousStylz21 4 years ago

My wife and I will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary at Carmel in October. I was hoping to get some feedback from those who have been regarding a restaurant for our anniversary dinner. We woul...

Three nights in Monterey

by sgschef 4 years ago

We'll be staying in Monterey next week and would love to find interesting food of any kind in Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove. Not too too expensive. Ambiance isn't necessary but would be nice. Wha...

Carmel dog friendly patio restaurants

by JudyDenver 7 years ago

I found a list of restaurants which allow dogs on their patios. However it doesn't mean they offer good meals. We will only be in Carmel 3 nights. Would you please help me reduce this list? ...

Great dining in Carmel/Monterey/Pacific Grove?

by josephnl 8 years ago

We'll be returning to the Carmel area for a long weekend in a few weeks. We've been many times and are always looking for something new and great. In the past we've enjoyed Citronelle (which is n...

Carmel and Big Sur area resto recommendations

by MishMonkey 4 years ago

We'll be venturing to Carmel and the Big Sur area for a couple of days on our trip to the San Fran area. We'll be there mid-April. We're looking for unique, quintessential good eats and nothing too...

New pastries at Salumeria Luca in Carmel

by PattyC 4 years ago

As if I don't go in there enough, Salumeria Luca has introduced an expanded line of pastries this week. They're the only ones I've found to be on par with Parker Lusseau on the Monterey Peninsula. ...