Café Beach Restaurant at Beach Resort Monterey
Café Beach Restaurant at Beach Resort Monterey

Café Beach Restaurant at Beach Resort Monterey

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.montereybeachresort.com/
  • Phone: 8318994544
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 7:00 am-11:00 am.
    Lunch: 11:00 am-1:45 pm.
    Dinner: 5:30 pm-9:30 pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Jose Velasquez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Canyon Del Ray
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking on property is complimentary when dining in the Cafe Beach Restaruant or in the Sandals Lounge.
A word from Café Beach Restaurant at Beach Resort Monterey
Cafe Beach Restaurant at Beach Resort Monterey offers a unique California dining experience with an enjoyable and casual atmosphere. The menu features sustainable seafood, prime meats, fresh local organic produce and delectable desserts. Cafe Beach Restaurant offers panoramic views of the Monterey Bay and the city lights beyond making for Monterey's only Restaurant with stunning sunsets. Enjoy a delicious meal and watch the abundant sea life while relaxing at your table.
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Café Beach Restaurant at Beach Resort Monterey reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.5
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (5)romantic (4)special occasion (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)good for groups (2)neighborhood gem (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Was not happy
    NOTHAPPY
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I made a reservation. We were seated right away. That was the only good part. The service was terrible. We had to ask to get a refills on our water. I ordered a margarita. It took forever to come. I was never asked if I wanted another. We asked for an additional basket of bread. They brought it without butter. Only asked for the bread because it took so long for our food to be served. In stead of bringing out the salads first, then the entrees, they brought the salad with the entrees. Some people that arrived after us received service before us. It just was not a good night.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was amazing
    J01214
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This place was truly amazing. I would highly recommend this place. The food was great. The service was really good and the view was amazing. I would highly recommend reservations around 7:00 pm in the summer time followed by a walk on the beach. The breakfast is also really good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu has changed
    GuldenDrak
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    What they had was actually quite good, but it was slightly disappointing to find that some of the items we were looking forward to did not exist. (Apparently they haven't updated the menu on the Best Western site either, so don't go by that).
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 17, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 26 reviews are from the Café Beach Restaurant at Beach Resort Monterey reviews archive.
  • Cafe Beach Restaurant
    Simone
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    "The Cafe Beach Restaurant at Beach Resort Monterey was a delight. The ambience was wonderful and the service was excellent. The whole experience was perfect from beginning to the end."
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location
    GlobetrotterVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    We are happy to have this new restaurant in our neighborhood . I love the chicken dish & they have great early dining specials. View is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waitress was great but
    CollegeParentsVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Our waitress was great but everything else about this dining experience was absolutely terrible. The hostess was horrible to the staff and we heard here yell at them several times and she completely ruined the dining experience for us. We ended up just ordering appetizers to accompany our wine. The food was okay at best but the management staff (hostess and bar tender) created an awful environment and we truly felt sorry for the wait staff and couldn't get out of the restaurant fast enough. Gorgeous view and great waitress but everything else terrible.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed 3 meals there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    We were celebrating my mother's 82nd Birthday and had 2 very nice breakfasts both days served by Leilani, a real sweetheart - good food and good service. The birthday dinner was great. Joaquin made the dinner an event. The Sand Dabs were good as well as the meat dishes. Incredible sunset. We have stayed here many times and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular view
    Romqntic
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Every seat in the house has a terrific view of the o Dan. The food is good, but not exceptional and is over priced for the quality. I was very happy with the service
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • only paying for the view
    hgoinVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    their prices were too high. Food wasn't that good. My artichoke wasn't cooked long enough. Very small wedge salad for the price. Great view. I would only come here for drinks. Our waiter wouldn't stop flirting with me and he wouldn't let go of my hand. Plus he was 20-30 years older than me. I was with my mentor and coworkers (who are older than me by 30 years) and they too, thought it was odd and rude. I felt very uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    axel
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Service was kind of slow but food was great and great ocean view!! The host was very gentle !! Overall, it was a great experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Supremo!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    My wife is very discriminating when it comes to food and ambience. Cafe Beach scored high on both and made our family of 5the outing a memorable experience. Catching the sinking sunset was a plus. Every table had a front row view. The fireplace was nice. We even caught 4th of July fireworks off the balcony. Service was excellent. Will come again on special occasion.s.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view of the beach
    RickzVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    The food was very good. The restaurant seemed a little run down. The view is of the beach, the waves, and the sand dunes was great. I'll go back for the view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View good food make
    criticalcritic
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Great View good food make sure you have good timing if your going to see the sunset it gets to bright for about 45 minutes before sunset and they do not lower the shades fast enough. They need to do better job on watching that most tables were being blinded but worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner: requested
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Birthday Dinner: requested window table. Wonderful view of the ocean to see the sunset over Monterey. Our waiter photographed us at sunset outside. Nice touch! Salmon and Sea Bass dinners were very tasty. Quiet, romantic atmosphere. Would come back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Breakfast
    LuLu
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    It was great having breakfast while watching the waves break on the beach, The surfers and birds were both fun to watch , enjoyed the French toast and waffles, yummy
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I didn't realize this was
    Cindy
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    I didn't realize this was the hotel restaurant for the Best Western in Monterey, and there weren't signs to tell you how to get to the restaurant from the lobby. The service and wait staff were very good, but otherwise it was OK.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Seat in the House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Spectacular view of Monterey Bay, and the food was very good. We made last minute reservations for dinner, arrived around 7:30pm and it was perfect timing. There are plenty tables by the windows and the seating is actually arranges so that everyone has a great view of the Bay. The food was very good and our server was on point. We have had breakfast and dinner here and it's always been a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot!
    EC312014
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Love the view. Food was good, but service took a while and they weren't even full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My boyfriend and I went to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    My boyfriend and I went to dinner, hoping for some good seafood. I ordered the sea bass, which was delicious and perfectly cooked, while he had the salmon. I think that salmon was the worst I have ever tasted. It was dry, flavorless and just not very good. The red pepper coulis that went along with it was also flavorless. The garlic mashed potatoes were good, but we didn't spend $20+/entree for mashed potatoes. I suppose we should have complained, but our waiter was not around much. The view was amazing, as we were right on the water, so I guess we were paying for the ambiance. It's unfortunate that the food wasn't better because we wanted to like this place. In the end, I guess I would recommend it but with hesitation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Awesome View!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    We had Mother's Day brunch. Food was good. The omelet station and waffle station were awesome! The best part though, was the view! Every seat was a great seat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Mom's 75th Birthday we
    NANIVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2012
    My Mom's 75th Birthday we were 20 family members.The view was awesome the sunset was priceless. Our waiter did a terrific job, my brother and family were late due his sons baseball game and our waiter made sure they did not have to wait too long for their dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • View was great of the bay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/9/2012
    View was great of the bay but other than that the food for the most part was terrible. The soggy calamari really started things off on the wrong foot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the food was good and plentiful
    bobatthebeachVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    the food was good and plentiful but the view is GREAT!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the relaxed feel of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/28/2012
    I love the relaxed feel of this place - dark, small and cozy - like a comfortable living room, complete with a fire in the big fireplace and incredible bay view, with the lights of Monterey sparkling in the distance. We had mahi mahi and sand dabs. Both were fresh and creatively prepared. Service was well-timed and friendly. Our waiter even brought our dessert for us to eat in front of the fireplace. Wines were affordable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ribeye was great, but salmon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 2/23/2012
    Ribeye was great, but salmon was overcooked. Amazing views, but whomever said good for kids was off. Much more a romantic, couples restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clam chowder was good, but
    BigTimePeri
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    Clam chowder was good, but everything else was kind of yucky. The tropical iced tea was pretty good and the service was just fine. The main reason my friend and I decided to meet here was that I'd been once before for drinks and apps at sunset and it was fabulous. At lunch it's a little bright but very pretty for sure looking out over the Monterey Bay. With a decent chef, this place could be a winner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • You go to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    You go to this restaurant for the view first. Right on the water. All tables face the ocean and the restaurant has an upscale feel even though it is in the Best Western. The service was bad when we went on Valentines but could be an isolated case. Food was good, not spectacular, but good. Prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best restaurant, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    The best restaurant, great food and great view! Everything was perfect!! And the prices are good as well. All this time, I did not know that this GEM was in my own backyard. I will definitely be returning often.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must go right at sunset
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    This restaurant has the best view to the beach and is just looks amazing right at sunset. The people there are very very attentive and super friendly. The manager treated us so well we will be coming back there again. Food was perfect!! Five stars
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet