The food here represents an innovative bistro-style take on local ingredients. A Monterey Bay sea scallop reduction adorns pan-seared veal tenderloin; grilled rib-eye steaks are topped with a shallot–Cabernet Sauvignon sauce. With its copper wine bar, the dining room feels more urban than most of Carmel. The owners operate the adjacent wineshop, which explains the dizzyingly comprehensive, 52-page wine list.
Mission St., between Ocean and 7th Aves., Carmel, California, 93921, United States