208 17th Street Pacific Grove, CA 93950 +1 831 373 2416
A number of vegetarian choices are on the menu at this cheerful Pacific Grove dining spot. Herbivores can dine on delicacies such as Portobello Mushroom Ravioli or Quattro Tagioni Pizza. There are quite a few meat choices (such as the elegant Basil Steak), but in general the cuisine is a bit lighter than the rich fare found at many Italian eateries. A fresh seafood specialty is featured every day. There is a limited wine and beer selection. The decor is breezy and casually upscale. There is no dress code and the service is great. See website for menu, take-out options, photos, and more.
750 Cannery Row InterContinental The Clement Monterey Hotel Monterey, CA 93940 +1 831 375 4800
Located at The Intercontinental Monterey Hotel in a mesmerizing oceanfront setting, The C Restaurant + Bar is an upscale restaurant specializing in seafood. Apart from an elegant dining room, the restaurant features a lovely patio that overlooks the Monterey Bay and also a separate bar area. The ambiance is chic and contemporary, service sustains a high level and quality of food is unparalleled. Menu highlights include the New England Clam Chowder, Dungeness Crab "
"Louie", Monterey Bay Red Abalone and Caramelized Diver Sea Scallops. Meat-lovers won't be disappointed either with premium steaks and meat dishes lining up the menu. Mature wines make perfect pairings with the menu selections. Post dining patrons can relax at bar or on the patio while sipping on champagnes, cocktails and other libations. C Restaurant + Bar is most certainly the perfect venue for first dates, romantic evenings, family dinners and even formal luncheons. Reservations are welcomed.
The Blue Fin is one of those brick edged former warehouse spaces which give Cannery Row its signature style, and is one of the best places to knock some balls around the felt. The food here centers on typical bar fare such as pizza, hot wings and burgers, but there can be some rather tasty fresh fish offerings as well. There is also a modest stage and sound system, and when bands are playing the space makes a quite neat crossover to a hip nightclub. Check the website for event listings.
700 Cannery Row Suite KK Monterey, CA 93940 +1 831 646 5446/+1 888 646 5446 (Toll Free)
Here is an intelligent solution to the dilemma of how to wine-taste while navigating curvy mountain road: just make one stop. Make it in downtown Monterey, where there is nary a deer in sight. Spend the whole day here where you can sample from dozens of vintages collected from nearly 40 local wineries. Taste the riches of Carmel Valley, Monterey and Arroyo Seco. Buy a few bottles or a few cases, as you like. When it is time to get some solid food in your overtaxed stomach, simply stumble on over to one of the many restaurants on Cannery Row. See website for online shopping, wine club details, event calendar and more.
700 Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940 +1 831 649 8050
This popular jazz and blues club brings in masses of locals for the live music and excellent food. The place is always crowded, with people filling up the mahogany chairs to gorge on the plates of delicious seafood and steak or the good sandwiches. There is a great ocean view, and the stained glass windows give it an historic look. Bands play every night. The place has a wide variety of specials, from Monday Night Football deals to jam nights to private parties. One of the most popular spots on Cannery Row, it also has dynamite service.
2110 North Fremont Street Monterey, CA 93940 +1 831 373 1449
This huge nightclub offers a variety of events. Stand-up comedy takes place on weekend evenings, before the place opens up for the late-night dance crowd. Sunday is Salsa night, and Wednesday is "Pachanga Night." The typical subdued purple and black nightclub interior makes a great backdrop for every event. See website for calendar, reservations and more.
Corner of fifth Avenue and Junipero Avenue Monterey, CA 93921 +1 831 624 2233
The Forge in the Forest Restaurant is a romantic place to go to for its 'old charm' atmosphere. The garden patio seating is beautiful and warm with heaters, fireplaces and classy bricked decor. The food is a bit pricey but the decor and the wine bar make up for it. The brick fire pits, copper walls and lush landscaping just add to the enticing feel. Also don't miss the desserts which are the best feature of The Forge in the Forest Restaurant. An added benefit is that it even has a menu for your four legged buddy! Yes, they love dogs and it shows. Gates open at 11:30a daily.
1199 Forest Avenue Pacific Grove, CA 93950 +1 831 655 0324
Savor a taste of European style flair at the Taste Cafe & Bistro. This warm and attractive eatery is perfect for an intimate meal. Live jazz performances from Thursday to Saturday just add to the already charming atmosphere. This award-winning restaurant satisfies the gourmand in you with offerings like grilled eggplant Napoleon, herb roasted chicken, freshly prepared sausages and more. Watch Bill Karaki, the owner and chef, in action as he prepares your dishes. A selection from the extensive bar and wine list helps you round up your meal. Don't forget to try the delicious desserts especially the hot favorite-the brioche bread pudding. Yum!
731 Munras Avenue Monterey, CA 93940 +1 831 646 3109
Pull up a chair or a stool, as the case may be, and settle down to enjoy fresh-baked bread, yummy cookies and steaming cups of coffee at this friendly, informal bakery. Lunchtime visitors can either order a sandwich from the menu or come up with their own recipe from the list of meats, cheeses, and condiments. This is no ordinary deli counter, either. The choices include pesto, grilled onions and Jarlsberg cheese. The decor is adorable within and without, with bright murals and baskets of flowers accenting the airy dining room and the shaded outdoor patio.
400 Cannery Row Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa Monterey, CA 93940 +1 831 646 1706
California-inspired snacks and salads are served at this nautically inspired eatery in the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Start with Dungeness Crab Cakes or Schooners' Wings. Light eaters can opt for a fruit boat or a seafood salad. Heartier dishes include a Dill-Broiled Seabass BLT or, for vegetarians, a Portabella Sandwich. In addition to a respectable wine list, the restaurant boasts a great selection of scotches and bourbons. Approximately a half-dozen beers are on tap. With its brass fixtures and sail ceiling, the decor is very conducive to long bouts of grog-drinking.
This British style pub is small enough for an intimate
date and large enough to provide a great time over a few drinks with a group of friends old or new. The truly British decor of the place gives ...