Small supermarket deli counter makes a saucy sandwich of oakwood-grilled tri-tip beef and stocks all the accoutrements for a beach picnic, including Sparkys root beer from Pacific Grove.
Rustic European comfort food using seasonal local ingredients packs canoodling couples into this bistro, with an open kitchen baking wood-fired oven pizzas. Excellent local wines by the glass.
This stone courtyard hideaway is a svelte escape from Carmel’s stuffy ‘newly wed and nearly dead’ crowd. Taste Spanish tapas and house-made sangria while world beats spin.
It's pricey, but what isn't in Carmel? Start your day with an apple-cinnamon Belgian waffle, Swedish pancakes or one of 16 Californicized variations on eggs benedict.