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Valley Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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One Old Ranch Road, Camel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA 93923 (Carmel Valley Road)
+1 831-625-2599
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on Valentine's Day which is probably not the best test for a restaurant. They were almost totally full, even though this is a large space with many separate rooms. The one they seated us in was quiet enough but the lighting was harsh and they could not dim it. We requested a different table and they were able... More 

Thank Corn1789
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel incredibly lucky to have this restaurant practically in my back yard. Valley Kitchen earns its great reputation because of their great Chef...Tim Wood who has won Chef of the Year in Monterey County multiple times. Valley Kitchen is great for casual dining at the bar with a varied and reasonable bar menu or if you are interested in... More 

Thank Wannabinhawaii
San Francisco, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at the Carmel Valley Ranch and had two breakfasts and one dinner at The Valley Kitchen. The food and beverage was very tasty and the menu had many options. The service was excellent at all of our meals. Nathan provided extra special service for our dinner one night. He was friendly, funny and made my husband’s birthday celebration... More 

Thank Liz K
Danville, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Food was good but expensive. The fish was fresh and vegetables and salad were exceptional. Drinks and cocktails were novel and unique. Very comfortable setting with a beautiful wall of wines and bar with fireplaces.

Thank ytricia
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We have been to this restaurant many times when it was the Lodge Restaurant at Carmel Valley Ranch and several times since it re-opened as Valley Kitchen. We have nearly always had a great experience and appreciate Valley Kitchen's farm-to-table, local ingredients approach to a well-edited menu. On Dec. 26, our party of three dined here for brunch. I had... More 

1 Thank BobKatUSA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The ambiance was really nice. It gears toward adult I feel, but casual enough for kids. The food was great.

Thank Vipa N
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

From yummy breakfast to tasty lunch, and culinary delights for dinner, you can't go wrong at the Valley Kitchen. The food is outstanding. Wait staff is prompt and attentive. Great experiences every time we have eaten there.

Thank ML0757
Carmel Valley, California
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Okay This could be my favorite restaurant on the planet! Except for the temporary mosquito problem The food and for the most part the service was amazing! This French and somewhat southern cuisine couldn't have been better except when it came to the dessert. When you arrive at the restaurant you may think you are in the wrong place but... More 

Thank Brandon W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had arrived from San Francisco after driving through heavy rain on CA-1 S (we had hoped to see coastal views, but were disappointed). We walked across to the restaurant from our room (seeing one of the deer on the way). Very friendly welcome. We were seated in a relatively quiet area (a bit away from the noisy bar area).... More 

1 Thank GerMar60
San Francisco, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We were so satisfied with the restaurant we cancelled our reservations in Carmel the second night and ate here 2 nights in a row. We had a hard time choosing from the appetizer menu given they all sound and WERE good. We especially liked the beet salad, tuna poke, heirloom tomato salad, cheese platter, chicken and risotto.

Thank J R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: One Old Ranch Road, Camel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA 93923
    (Carmel Valley Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-2599
Executive Chef Tim Wood's culinary exploits-many involving fruits and vegetables from The Ranch's Organic Garden-are on full display for breakfast, lunch and dinner in our Lodge Restaurant. Indoor, outdoor and lounge seating are all available.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?