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“Top notch service, delicious food, wonderful view”

Mission Ranch Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: US$20 - US$25
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I had to try this place because it was Clint Eastwood's restaurant. It did not disappoint. A very rustic, romantic atmosphere with a wonderful view of the hillside and ocean. The service was top notch with what obviously very seasoned staff. The food was very good and priced on par with anywhere else in the area. They had great live entertainment on a Thursday evening - the piantist even took requests!
The highlight was when the owner himself walked in and joined a table of friends in the corner near us!!

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Thank Polymerchica
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We recently had dinner at the Mission Ranch Restaurant. It is in a beautiful setting, overlooking beautiful sheep grazing on the green land right outside. The food and service were terrific. My only caution is that it is very noisy, with the piano player and the crowded room. Not easy for all of us to hear the conversation at the table. In spite of that, we had a lovely evening there.

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Thank doctorsandy
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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

On the recommendation of a local, we "had to eat at Mission Ranch to have a real Carmel experience".

Maybe Carmel should not advertise too loud about this restaurant if that is the best one in town...It would not be nice to other places.

The location is great, if you are lucky to have a table on the patio, the sight is very relaxing.

If you have a table inside, unless you know sign language, chances are you will not be able to chat with people at your table, the bar is right there and everybody is talking loud. The live piano ayer was doing a great from the few notes I was able to hear.

The food is your typical chain restaurant menu, average Applebee's type of food, actually Applebee's is better.

The bill is twice of Applebee's.

It would not take much to make this place great, separate the bar from the dining room, and hire a creative chef.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Great food. Service was excellent. I had the filet mignon and my husband had the prime rib (it's huge!!). Delicious. It was a little cold outside but the patio is heated. We splurged and also got an excellent chocolate decadence dessert and coffee. You cannot beat the view of the ocean in the distance along with sheep out in the meadow.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

It was fun as my hubby is a big Clint Eastwood fan, but the food while good was nothing special and pretty pricey. The view was great so it was a pleasant evening, but was a tad disappointed.

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Thank aoshell
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