One of my favorite restaurants, Mission Ranch in Carmel. Here’s the interesting blurb from their website:
The historic Mission Ranch Resort sits on 22 acres with spectacular views of Point Lobos, Carmel River Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Once one of the first dairies in California, the rich history of this 1800’s ranch was preserved and restored by former Carmel Mayor, Clint Eastwood. A longtime Carmel resident, Clint Eastwood rescued this landmark resort from condo developers, and renovated the entire property to provide a unique resort experience. The Inn now consists of 31 hotel rooms located within ten buildings on the property. While dining at the restaurant, known for its American Cuisine and Piano Bar, you can watch the sheep graze in the meadow. Located just 9 blocks south of downtown Carmel and 8 blocks from Carmel Beach, the views and quiet location make the Ranch a special place for romantic getaways, weddings, corporate dinners or family vacations. The property is also the home of the Mission Ranch Tennis and Fitness Club which guests are welcome to enjoy during their stay.
I only snapped a few pics before the sun went down, so by the time the food arrived, there was only the soft glow of candlelight. I’ve been here several times and the food and service is always great. High class restaurant while still having a relaxed dress code. You can eat out on the deck, comfortably under patio heaters while watching the sheep graze.
Cocktail service starts at 4pm, and dinner starts at 5pm. So by the time you’ve knocked back a few, it’s time to eat. From Filet Mignon, to a Cheese Burger, from cold beer to Martinis, there’s something for everyone. Ranch styled restaurant, yet this place is drenched in class. Maybe it’s the piano bar, maybe it’s the bevy of Mercedes and Jaguars lined neatly in the parking lot, one things is for sure, a guy like me doesn’t feel out of place here.
I’d love to stay overnight and do a comprehensive review.
Looking up toward the restaurant
When I arrive I love parking in the lower lot and walk up along the white fence. That’s just my thing.
Here’s their website for more info.
Mission Ranch Hotel
26270 Dolores Street
Carmel, CA 93923
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