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Valley Kitchen

One Old Ranch Road, Camel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA 93923
+1 831-625-2599
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tuna poke” (3 reviews)
“risotto” (7 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
One Old Ranch Road, Camel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA 93923
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had New Years Eve dinner here and it was fantastic! While the food is fantastic, we found the ambiance to be a bit stark and more casual relative to the prices. Fantastic eclectic and dynamic options!

Thank Kathryn O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a beautiful view form our table. The ceviche and tuna poke were very mediocre. The whole Gilroy roasted garlic was quite good and the Castorville baby artichoke was satisfactory. The chef's special casual open face steak sandwich with blue cheese was not to my...More

Thank Drseigle
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here on Friday night March 31, 2017 to kick-start our 1st wedding anniversary weekend. The decor and ambiance were nice, looked newly renovated. We had a cheese plate to start which was quite large and good. Then I had the...More

Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We met friends for brunch- they were staying at the Carmel Valley Ranch and we in Pacific Grove. Our drive to meet them was pretty and especially once we entered the Ranch area. This restaurant is set high on the hill, has a warm inviting...More

Thank WeBike
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary on Friday March 17th, at the Valley Kitchen. The view is fantastic, we sat in the newer section back by the pool. Beautiful, the whole place is a bit louder than you want for an intimate dinner, but still...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 March 2017

After living in the area for 20 years I was pleasantly surprised to find this hidden gem! The ambience is comfortable and clean. Everyone is very welcoming from the minute you walk into the building. Not to mention the incredible views from just about any...More

Thank Dana G
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We celebrated New Year's Eve at this wonderful new restaurant...lead by Monterey County's favorite and number one rated chef for the past two years by the Weekly readers. They have their own garden so this takes field to fork to the next level. Every dish...More

Thank Kathryn O
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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...More

Thank Corn1789
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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...More

Thank Wannabinhawaii
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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...More

Thank Liz K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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.