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Christopher's on Lincoln

Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-626-8000
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was another restaurant that was recommended by the hotel staff where we stayed. We weren't disappointed. The petrale sole dish that I had is the new gold standard by which all other petrale soul will be compared. The dinning room was cozy and quiet...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It's all delicious and when the menu states 'killer cocktails,' they are all that those words mean and then some!

Thank tehachap
Reviewed 30 June 2017

A very fine dining experience - loving dining room and great service. Plus one of the best Manhattan's I have ever had. Really excellent menu - food well prepared and good value.

Thank lswallow
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Not at all up to expectations. We had two BBQ braised short rib. Dry tasteless and reminded me more of something I had to eat when in the army. Quite inedible. Not at all "Californian cuisine" as I have come to know it. Not at...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

For starters I work in the high end fine dining business so I know whats what and from the start our waiter was snorky and condescending about our wine choice, trying to push us into buying a more expensive wine that necessarily wouldn't go better...More

Thank Loki R
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Called the afternoon of to make a reservation for two for 7pm or 7:30pm. Informed that we could only be seated at 6:30pm. With few last minute options, we reluctantly took the reservation. We arrived on time and were the 2nd couple in the restaurant....More

Thank 57r
ChristopherRestauran, Owner at Christopher's on Lincoln, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

So sorry for your frustration. Most customers want to come at 7:00-7:30 pm. My husband and I have been in this business for 30 years. We find what works best for our entire staff and to run our business efficiently is to get customers in...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We had to wait at our table to get service yet the restaurant was very empty! Finally the waitress took our wine order and took forever to bring it! When we placed our food order she did not tell us the specials of the evening,...More

2  Thank Joy M
ChristopherRestauran, Owner at Christopher's on Lincoln, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hello. I am Catherine Caul, the owner. I investigated your experience. I was told that you came in early before we were opened and sat yourself...? Sorry for your experience. We have been open for 15 years and our hours have been the same. We...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Went for the lamb shank on the recommendation of a friend, and the lamb was very good and tender. Not the level we expected from the bar to accompany the place though. Very poor selection.

Thank H2O_log
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Christopher's is a hidden gem in Carmel. It's not directly downtown and might get overlooked if you're not aware of it. The food is excellent, the service is spot on, and the prices are very reasonable.

1  Thank mikegrattan
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We were treated rudely by the owner, Christopher. We went for an early dinner with our adult daughter and it was my birthday. When we arrived there was no one in the restaurant but us we ordered a cocktail we had an appetizer and we...More

2  Thank ann c
ChristopherRestauran, Owner at Christopher's on Lincoln, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Sorry for your experience. I am Catherine Caul, the owner with Christopher. Could you please tell me what night you were in and who your server was..........A woman? A man? Why were you asked to leave? By the way, Christopher and I do not have...More

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12 May 2016|
Response from mswiseguy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - don't know. we always get something from their offerings. you could try calling and asking - 831-626-8000.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-8000
One of Carmel's newest and most exciting dining experience is Christopher's on Lincoln. Award winning chef/owner Christopher J. Caul has transformed one of the village's oldest restaurant locations into a modern, fun, and friendly dinner house. Dress is Carmel casual and the attitude laid back and contemporary, so guests feel comfortable in everything from shorts to suits. Charming and affable, Christopher's cuisine is sublime. Christopher's 30 years of experience as well as his three former restaurants have culminated in a menu that showcases the finest, freshest seasonal ingredients the Central Coast has to offer. Christopher's wine list features mostly Monterey County wines, as well as his favorites from around the state. Christopher's also features a full bar with some of the finest handcrafted spirits available. Christopher is right where he loves to be; come say hello soon!
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