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Terrace Grill - CLOSED

Camino Real & Eighth Ave., La Playa Hotel, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-624-6476
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good64%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
15 Apr 2014
“Great Food!”
10 Oct 2013
“Fairly priced restaurant, consistently good food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
Camino Real & Eighth Ave., La Playa Hotel, Carmel, CA 93923
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1 - 10 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 16 April 2014

Restaurant right on Ocean Ave. Great menu, attentive wait staff and a cozy environment. Small intimate bar too.

2  Thank Beth527
Reviewed 10 October 2013

We particularly enjoyed a seafood special dish. In fact, we returned several days later and my husband again had the special. We asked our server about the recipe for the sauce, and he cited the ingredients and cooking time, so we now make it occasionally....More

Thank corkiek
Reviewed 3 December 2012

We ate on the Terrace Grill one lunchtime and one breakfast. The food was very good, the wine beautifully chilled. At breakfast, although we sat under a parasol the sun was quite low and we also got very hot so we were quite uncomfortable. We...More

Thank itchyfeet996
Reviewed 15 August 2011

My husband and I stayed at the La Playa Hotel and arrived late. We had dinner at the Terrace Grill and were pleasant surprised! The food was very good, the wine list was very good and all fairly priced. The servers were pleasant. We began...More

Thank GinnyAlamo
Reviewed 14 March 2011

The quality of food on March 9, 2011 was not as good as what we had on December 31, 2010. We were disappointed with my husband's uncooked chicken and my fishy sanddab.

2  Thank chiayijane
Reviewed 17 October 2010

We have been enjoying dinners at the Terrace Grill for over 20 years especially celebrating birthdays. Not anymore! We noticed the change immediately. After making a birthday reservation my mother noticed no balloon as usual when we arrived. Then we got a young, snippy waiter....More

5  Thank Barbarosa
ps2pw, Guest Relations Manager at Terrace Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2010

We welcome and appreciate all comments and reviews about our famous hotel and restaurant, and deeply regret any guest visit that is even a little less than excellent. Our Director gave one guest his card, but did not speak to the reviewer. Instead, he offered...More

Reviewed 14 August 2008

We had a really delicious breakfast here last weekend. We made reservations which was a good thing. There were tables available but because ours was reserved we were located where we could view the ocean. The staff was very polite though we did seem to...More

Thank lacalnative
A TripAdvisor Member
Hayward, CA
Reviewed 26 June 2005

Four of us had dinner in the Terrace Room outdoors on June 23, 2005. Our entree prices ran from $10-$18 for a salad, a breakfast and two dinners. The food was excellent as well as the service.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 May 2005

We had a nice breakfast at the Terrace Grill. It was included in our room price since we were staying at the La Playa. I had the strawberry and banana stuffed pancakes that were served with two different kinds of syrups, sausage and a fruit...More

6  Thank syrahgirl
Reviewed 21 September 2004

My husband and I were in Carmel on August 15th-16th and by accident happened upon the Terrace Grill. The service was excellent, the ambiance was great. They have an outdoor seating area w/ several heated poles throughout. We sat at an outside table with a...More

2  Thank skyeg99
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Camino Real & Eighth Ave., La Playa Hotel, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-6476
  • This restaurant is at La Playa Carmel
A casual ambiance defines the Terrace Grill at the La Playa Hotel.
Noted Chef Bunyan Fortune prepares a unique variety of offerings, created to blend the tremendous resources of Monterey County produce and fresh seafood with classic European preparations. Lobster tamales, Artichokes, Ravioli and Filet Mignon with Portobello Mushroom Sauce are just a few examples of Chef Bunyan's bountiful specialties.
Al Fresco dining on the heated open air terrace overlooking the garden's colorful, year-round blooms is always available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The wood paneled Terrace Grill Lounge offers cocktails, a collection of old ports and sherries, and an extensive wine list featuring the best in Central Coast wines as well as Napa and Sonoma favorites.
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