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Tue, 6/18
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We serve Mediterainian and Thai food it’s a family business very beautiful place and great service great food and we love dogs on the patio
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
International, Thai
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food with a fantastic variety of options! Although we didn't feel very welcomed at first, the staff warmed up to us later. A lovely gesture was receiving complimentary baklava for my sister-in-law's birthday celebration. However, I was quite disappointed and frustrated by the 20%...service fee/gratuity charged for our party of five. This fee seemed unreasonably high and left a negative impression on an otherwise enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

Nice looking restaurant and friendly staff. Came here for evening dinner with my wife. We didn't have a starter but ordered one seabass meal with mashed potato, and the other the gilled chicken skewers with rice and salad. I have to say the food was...disappointing. The chicken was dry and tough. It should slide off the sticks - but instead was like it was cemented on and when you did manage to tear a piece off, it would break off one side leaving the remainder piece stuck to the stick. A clear sign of being over-cooked an then re-heated for us. The rice was dry having been re-heated. Salad not great either. Seabass was tasty which was a relief and I think that was cooked fresh. Our table booking was at 8.15pm but even whilst we sat at the table, before 9pm we had a waiter vacuum cleaning the floor all around us. Time to go please!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 November 2023

The colorful deck looks very inviting on a sunny day, somehow less pretentious than sister establishments on Ocean Ave. We decided to give it a try. Pluses: the deck, and the generous pours of wines by the glass. Minuses: careless food prep and indifferent service....We had to ask several times for a steak knife to cut our lamb which was flavorful but, sadly, overcooked despite asking us how we wanted it and noting medium rare. We also asked several times for something to wedge our table to keep it from wobbling. Toward the end of our meal, a new manager arrived, checked in with us about our meal.....I mentioned the overcooked lamb.....a shrug and halfhearted apology. Really want to like this place, come on, guys!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

Great sea bass on a bed of spinach and mashed potatoes. My husband had the vegetarian ravioli which was good. Patio delightful with the heater. Bread served as appetizer with nice flavored olive oil. We didn’t have drinks, other appetizers or dessert.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

The service was excellent and the food was great. Everyone was pleased with their food and I was particularly impressed with mine. They have a very pretty outdoor seating area, upstairs and a nice indoor area as well. The restaurant is dog friendly and has...a dog menu. There were several dogs in the outside area when we were there.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023 via mobile

My wife and I loved this restaurant!!! Great service, great atmosphere (outside above the street), delicious food, great wine selection. Everyone seemed to have their dog with them, making it fun.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

Nice location where you can sit outside on the terrace with heaters if needed. We didn’t, but you can also bring your dog. I don’t remember the entire menu, but it seemed to be a bit Greek, a bit Italian, not sure what their theme...is. We had a wonderful appetizer which was mini gyros. Then we both had pastas which were both excellent.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023

Wonderful food, ambiance, servers, location, service, drinks. We have never been disappointed in any meal we have tried here. We highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

Were visiting Carmel for a week and liked this place so much we went back for a second time. Lovely outdoors atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed their dishes each time.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

Nice evening sat out on the terrace Food was decent & the service ok - main course arrived before we finished our starters which was strange We All enjoyed our meal. Having paid the bill & gave a tip I was surprised to be questioned...by the waiter as to why not a higher tip!!! Not great for customer relations as a tip is a tip . I’m not paying his wages. It didn’t spoil the night but I couldn’t recommend it because of thisMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

First night in Carmel, we had no plans other than to find a great restaurant and relax from the flight from the other side of the country, and then the drive down from San Jose. We wandered around and settled on the Treehouse Cafe simply...because the posted menu looked like all four of us could find something to enjoy. That ended up being more true than I first thought. We were seated on the upstairs balcony at a table bordered by bougainvillea in full bloom. Our server mentioned a couple of specials and I was hooked immediately by the halibut(no pun intended) I went back and forth between the halibut and the gyro plate, which seems like an odd decision tree, but both sounded so good. I finally went with halibut, as did my partner, and if the gyros would have been a better choice, I can't imagine it. The fish was cooked perfectly, with just the right amount of sear on the outside. Delicious! One friend changed her mind on seeing the grilled salmon served at the table next to us. She said she was really glad she ordered it. They substituted saffron rice for the mashed potatoes on her meal and it was delicious too. We were very happy with our stumbled-upon choice of first night dining. I recommend this restaurant if you are ever in Carmel, which I also recommend highly.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023 via mobile

We stopped for lunch whilst visiting Carmel. Service was very good, attractive environment, everyone seemed happy and unrushed. We had Bolognese and lasagne which wasn’t as we know it but was well presented and very tasty. Would recommend.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 June 2023

Fantastic service, excellent food and great atmosphere. Loved the decor inside and the deck is great when the weather is nice. And any restaurant that include menu items for your pup is top of my list!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023 via mobile

The food was excelent. I’ve order the mushroom ravioli. I loved them. They came with cheese and they came hot. I was outside, and is beautiful outside.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

Great service, food was delicious! We had the Greek salad and gyro salad both were fresh and had an amazing dressing! Highly recommend visiting

Date of visit: April 2023
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No kids menu.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Treehouse Cafe

Yes, Treehouse Cafe offers takeaway services.

Treehouse Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5