Carmel Valley Ranch
A Resort Dedicated to the Idea of Play


Carmel Valley Ranch is nestled in the heart of California’s most fertile growing region. The area’s rich history of wine growing and sustainable, organic farming is reflected in Chef Tim Wood’s fresh, natural and seasonal menus. The fresh seafood served at our restaurant in Carmel, CA comes directly from the waters of the Monterey Coast and is delivered daily by Fisherman Jerry. Many of the fruits and vegetables featured in Chef’s dishes are grown at The Ranch’s on-site organic garden, picked literally within walking distance of the kitchen. 

Chef enjoys a very close relationship with our gardener, Mark Marino. The two have a passion for the land, and it shows in the heirloom and artisanal approach to our produce and ultimately our menus. What’s more, The Ranch’s own salt house produces homemade small-batch sea salts used in many of Chef’s creations. When you combine Chef’s passion with our artisans and their “canvas”—our gardens, vineyards, lavender fields, the amber gold of our 125,000 Italian honey bees—the dining menus take on a very personal taste and embody what is unique and special about Carmel Valley.

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Valley Kitchen

Valley Kitchen is a fun, vibrant restaurant that Valley Valley Kitchen embodies the unique values and spirit of the Carmel Valley Ranch experience. Valley Kitchen draws inspiration from the resort's most distinguishing features, from its natural surroundings to the local gardens, orchards, pristine oceans 
and neighboring vineyards.

With a shared plate and interactive menu concept, Chef Tim Wood, voted "Best Chef in Monterey County 2015 and 2016," creates fresh vibrant seasonally inspired dishes. In combining Chef's passion with our artisans and their "canvas"—our gardens, vineyards, salt house, lavender fields, the amber gold of our Vall125,000 Italian honey bees—the menus take on a very personal taste and embody what is unique and special about right here: Carmel Valley.

Monday-Friday Dinner – 5:00pm-10:00pm, Bar – 3:00pm-11:00pm, Breakfast - 7:00am-11:00am, Brunch - 11:00am-3:00pm. Saturday & Sunday Dinner – 5:00pm-10:00pm, Bar – 3:00pm-12:00am, Breakfast - 7:00am-11:00am, Brunch - 11:00am-3:00pm.

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Resting in the heart of the resort, The Golf Clubhouse with it’s soaring ceilings and views of the verdant Pete Dye Golf Course is a special place to relax and enjoy the valley. Serving breakfast, lunch and cocktails daily, the casual menu and service style make this a perfect spot to enjoy a delicious fresh meal that can be savored indoors surrounded by walls of windows and sweeping views or on a sundrenched patio.

Breakfast Daily 8:00 am to 11:00am. Lunch Daily from 11:00 am - 2:30pm. Snacks are bar Daily from 11am - 5:30pm.


River Ranch Cafe

The River Ranch Cafe is located in the heart of the family and fitness compound. The cafe offers casual grab and go and a family friendly and a healthy fresh pool menu. Seasonal Hours


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