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Christopher's on Lincoln

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Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-626-8000
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323 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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, we did hear her telling the table behind us so they obviously had some !!... More 

Thank Joy M
St. Augustine, Florida
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240 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 ordered entrées. After an hour and 20 minutes we were told we needed to leave.... More 

1 Thank ann c
ChristopherRestauran, Owner at Christopher's on Lincoln, responded to this review

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 a mortgage. I appreciate your feedback. This is very important to me. Thank you for... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received a very warm welcome and it continued to be great from there on in! I had the Short Ribs...divine, my husband the seafood linguine..also divine. Very good portions. Very relaxing at,sop here.

1 Thank napier09
Carmel, California
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148 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Hidden away off of Lincoln St, this little gem is one of the best secrets in Carmel. It has it all, Great food, service and atmosphere. I have had quite a few dinners with friends at Christopher's and never had a bad night. Looking forward to my next fun evening there!

Thank Indyboy_10
Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

great food. Service was great. There were 6 adults and 2 children (10 and 12). Tuna appetizer was excellent. Some of the dinners were lamb shank, duck and short ribs. Prepared very well. Green beans were fresh.

Thank Marylou M
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were guests at a dinner party in March. I had the pear and arugula salad which was fine. Then as my main I had the chilli relleno stuffed with shrimp risotto which was excellent. Hubbiie had the salmon which was very nice. Since there were several large groups the place was loud --three bombs as the SFChronicle would say.... More 

Thank ltufromberkeley
Minneapolis Mn
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349 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I am surprised to read reviews of poor service here, but this illustrates the inherent problem of reviews by amateurs like most of us are. Professional reviewers visit a restaurant several times before drawing conclusions. Restaurants can have off nights when their usual standards are not met, and that must have been the case with the negative reviews. Our one-night... More 

Thank JandJ67
Southern California
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171 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Worst service ever. Total amateur waiter. Brought a couple of bottles of red wine and purchased a bottle of white wine. Our waiter never asked if he could uncork our reds. After waiting forever, I finally opened them myself. I don't think the waiter ever noticed. Had to ask for everything that a good waiter would have just provided. Food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?