This light-filled, comfortable restaurant is right in the center of Carmel-by-the-Sea and perfect for a break any time of day. Chef Kurt Grasing’s contemporary menu features coastal cuisine and locally sourced fare, such as Monterey Bay red abalone, seared diver scallops with three-cheese ravioli, roast rack of California lamb, or lasagna stacked with artichoke hearts and roasted garlic. A prix-fixe menu is also offered. Don’t skip out on the Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, rich with the best of California, Europe and South America. While it can be possible to walk in for lunch, reservations are essential for dinner and weekend meals.