Located on the corner of Carmel Valley Road and via Contenta Road,The Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon is one of our closest neighbors. This family style restaurant and local favorite is an icon of Carmel Valley. Featuring an outdoor patio, saloon and indoor family dining. You will have plenty to look at inside – hanging from the rafters are every sort of ranch tool, western garb including saddles and boots. The menu has traditional cowboy fair like steak, chicken, burgers and also features salads and pastas. On Saturday, Sundays and holidays the Running Iron offers brunch. The Running Iron Hours: Monday – Friday open at 11 am, Saturday 10 am & Sunday 9 am. On Holidays, Brunch starts at 10 am.