Hello, everyone! Welcome to Tradewinds, an Asian-themed luxury boutique hotel in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. We have been hard at work putting together an extensive list of the best restaurants, shopping, art galleries, and outdoor attractions in the area. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an avid art collector, a wine aficionado, a foodie or a fashionista, Carmel has it all. We look forward to helping you plan your next trip to the area and hope to see you here soon!

The Staff at Tradewinds Carmel


* indicates that a restaurant has been reviewed and featured on our blog

Andre's Bouchee *
Authentic French Bistro Cuisine with a Californian Coastal Flair. A variety of meat and seafood options, and many classic favorites such as French Onion Soup, Escargot, Steamed Mussels, and Beef Carpaccio.

Anton and Michel
Considered one of the most elegant restaurants in downtown Carmel, Anton and Michel offers contemporary European-inspired cuisine in a beautiful setting in the Court of Fountains.

The name "Aubergine," which is the British term for Eggplant, perfectly captures the delicate, perfectly balanced flavors and fresh ingredients presented by Chef Justin Cogley, who was named "Best New Chef" by Food and Wine Magazine in 2013.

A W Shucks
An oyster and cocktail bar, serving casual seafood options for both lunch and dinner. Some of their classics include Clam Chowder, a Combination Platter of Fried Seafood and a variety of salads and sandwiches. They are very well-known for their Bloody Mary's!

Eclectic Italian-inspired menu based on seasonal, locally-sourced organic produce, meats and fresh, wild and sustainable seafood.

Carmel Belle *
An understated, casual restaurant featuring organic, artisanal breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Seasonal menu items include perfectly poached Glaum Ranch eggs, ripe and buttery avocado, organic free-range chicken and delicious homemade soups.

Casanova *
Traditional French and Italian Country Fare, a romantic ambiance and a spectacular wine list. The spinach gnocchi is a local favorite!

New American Cuisine, highlighting the finest, freshest, seasonal ingredients the area has to offer. A laid back, casual atmosphere with delicious food and a wine list featuring Monterey County Wines.

Cottage Restaurant
All-day breakfast, pizza, crepes, coffee, wine & more in quaint, cottage-like, exposed-brick space.

Dametra Café
Cozy yet high-energy choice for Mediterranean specialties, pizza & pasta in a rustic space.

Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar
Classic American grill offering a seafood-focused menu, family-friendly atmosphere & relaxed space.

Flying Fish Grill
East-West Fusion, combining fresh fish and seafood with Japanese-inspired flavors. Hint: Try the California Tower appetizer - a deconstructed California Roll piled high with Dungeness crab and avocado.

Forge in the Forest
Dog-friendly mainstay for American fare with heated patio seating, fire pits & lush gardens.

Grasings *
Contemporary California Cuisine, featuring fresh, local ingredients from the Carmel Coast and Central Valley. Grasing's offers an assortment of steaks, an extensive array of seafood options and a "Wine Spectator" award-winning wine list.

The Grill on Ocean Avenue
New American option for steak & seafood, wine & cocktails in a refined room with a stone fireplace.

Katy's Place
Benedicts, burgers & more in a cozy space with chandeliers & diner-style tables, some outdoors.

L'escargot *
Traditional French Country cuisine tucked away in a quintessential Carmel Cottage. French favorites such as escargot, sweetbreads, cassoulet and rack of lamb in a cozy, intimate setting.

La Balena
Artisanal Rustic Italian, highlighting fresh, seasonal ingredients with a Tuscan flair. The Grilled Octopus is highly recommended, and regarded by many as the star of the show!

La Bicyclette
Cozy, established bistro offering unpretentious French-Italian fare, with a fixed-price menu option.

Little Napoli
Generous portions of rustic Italian cuisine & by-the-glass Chianti served in cozy quarters.

Spanish-Style Tapas, a great selection of wines and cocktails, and a warm, relaxed atmosphere with live music.

Quaint eatery in a thatched bungalow featuring Spanish, French & Italian fare, plus outdoor seating.

Tommy's Wok
Chef Tommy Mao offers unique combos of Szechuan, Hunan & Mandarin dishes in his pastel-hued eatery.

Traditional and Modern Italian Cuisine, Vesuvio boasts a large menu filled with authentic wood-fired pizzas, classic pasta dishes and a variety of seasonal beef, chicken and seafood entrees. The restaurant also features a rooftop bar, perfect for enjoying their signature cocktails and happy hour menu.

Village Corner
Long-established, casual bistro serving Mediterranean-inspired fare with gardenlike patio seating.

Casual, corner cafe serving Mediterranean & Middle Eastern plates in warm, homey surroundings.

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