Fish Hopper
Fish Hopper

Fish Hopper

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fishhopper.com/monterey/
  • Phone: 8313728543x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily:11:00am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Mohammed Tabib
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant offers numerous private party configurations all of which offer spectacular ocean views. We can accommodate almost any size party. The Fish Hopper offers off site catering of any size along with special events at many of our off site facilities.
  • Private Party Contact: Candice McMeans 831-372-2406x
  • Special Events: The FishHopper can accommodate any size party for your next special event. Please contact our banquet coordinator Marcus Edwards.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prescott Street
  • Public Transit: Cannery Row has free trolley service from various locations on the Monterey Peninsula with stops directly in front of the restaurant. There is also the normal public bus system which a stop within a short distance of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Cannery Row has numerous private parking lots as well as on-street parking.
A word from Fish Hopper
Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, combined with world class dining on historic Cannery Row within walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Newly renovated, The Fish Hopper, once an original sardine cannery building, offers spectacular views of the beautiful Monterey Bay from every table including our heated outdoor patio. The Fish Hopper specializes in fresh sustainable seafood, certified Angus beef, pastas and live shellfish. Our seafood is either locally caught or shipped in fresh daily; our produce is locally grown in the Salinas Valley. Some favorites are fresh Monterey Bay abalone, Macadamia-crusted halibut, our famous “Tomahawk Chop” long bone-in Rib Eye, or fresh Dungeness Crab. Start your meal with our famous award-winning clam chowder. Indulge in one of our many exotic cocktail creations or enjoy a glass or bottle from our extensive wine collection. While enjoying your delicious meal, you can watch sea otters at play and even see the occasional whale.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Fish Hopper reviews from OpenTable diners
154 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (140)special occasion (74)romantic (55)fit for foodies (52)great for lunch (47)good for groups (43)great for outdoor dining (39)kid-friendly (38)notable wine list (29)hot spot (17)neighborhood gem (17)great for brunch (14)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (6)Show More
  • Great food all the time scenic view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Always great food service and atmosphere!! Never disappoints, will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great never a dissapointment
    duffy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One thing about this place is that the staff and food are always great. We have been there five times all without complaint
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view and Delicious food
    Vinicius
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Thumbs up!!! The Tuna Albacore was amazing, I also recommend the prawns appetizer...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Djohnson
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food (we had the Sandabs) was amazing. I especially liked the way it was prepared. It was not greasy, but light and seasoned perfectly. Thank you for a delightful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal
    Traveler
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and the service was great. We had a table outside and watch the waves roll in. It was the perfect Monterey dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bushwacker
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food is always great as is service. When we are in PG we always come here one night
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurants on the ends of piers
    DrScott
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Usually restaurants on the ends of piers in tourist areas are places to avoid. The Fish Hopper is a happy departure from the rule. Our waiter Dino had his hands full with about 6 tables, one of which was a group of senior women having trouble deciding what wine to order. But the story here is the food, from bacon-wrapped scallops, to Ceasar salad, to macadamia crusted halibut to shrimp fettuccini Alfredo, all of it terrific. There were no clunkers in any of the orders. Even the deserts were better than average. When you factor in the unubstucted views of the Monterey Bay, the Fish Hopper is a sure thing, and requiring me to revise my views of restaurants at the ends of piers.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special treat for locals
    HappyLocalHost
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I once again took out-of-town guests to my favorite restaurant on a Locals Night. They were very pleased with the choices and the good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greatest seafood on the peninsula!
    bug711
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is arguably one of my favorite restaurants in the area. Certainly perfect for a special occasion without being overly stuffy like many other places in Monterey/Carmel. The bar and wine menus are amazing. I've been coming here for years and the service is always fantastic and the food always exceeds expectations. This is a MUST for any out-of-towners looking for a seafood restaurant with an amazing icean view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Lunch at Fish Hopper
    ElleNY44
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband I arrived to Fish Hopper to receive a table with an amazing view. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. The Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut is my favorite entree and be sure to get a cup of the delicious clam chowder. We were lucky enough to have a table with a view of Monterey Bay and even had several sea lions sunning themselves on the rocks right outside the window. I would highly recommend visiting this restaurant when in the Monterey area. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Locatoin is very good. It has a great view for the ones who like sea environment. We can see a variety of marine life while having great tasty food. The service was perfect in terms of friendly approach, effective and fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taylor
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was a great time. Everyone was accommodating for our large group, very friendly. We were on a retreat and, like last year, we chose Fish Hopper again as our lunch spot. Truly enjoyed ourselves and hope to go again same time next year!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fran
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We enjoyed our first meal here and came back again! We come to town 3 times year and so far 2 out of 3 visits we had a nice dinner here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch was excellent.
    Fulfilled
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My party of four really enjoy the food and the scenic views of the Monterey Bay. A beautiful day with plenty of sunshine. I made my reservations on line and requested a table with a view. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived, we were not disappointed, we had panoramic views. The food enhanced our experience. I had the appetizer of mussels in a white wine sauce that was among the best I have ever had. My friends enjoyed their salmon burgers and the clam chowder and were equally fulfilled. We were never hurried by the wait staff, even though we were there at the busiest time of the lunch hours. We were very comfortable and our lunch experienced lasted well over an hour!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food! Great service!
    Goodfood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was great. Great portions. Sangria was very weak. Great service by wait staff. Wonderful view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food & great view!
    BeachBum
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was the first (and not the last) visit my husband & I ever came to the restaurant, and I am very happy we did. We made out yearly trip to Monterey and I wanted to make sure we ate some place we've never tried before. I looked online around different locations and finally came across this one and it just stuck me. The menu was different and the view was magnificent. I made reservations online, which was simple and easy. After getting to the restaurant, we were seated within 2 minutes and as I requested on the reservations, we were seated over looking the water outside. The food was wonderful, the waiter was attentive and the view was great! I will recommend this place to everyone I know!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Like We Remembered
    judodanno
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were lucky enough to get a lunch reservation, and we enjoyed everything about the Fish Hopper in Monterey. We had eaten at the Fish Hopper in Kona, Hawaii many times, so were really looking forward to our visit here. The food was amazing, the service great, & the views were unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Family Night Out
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were on vacation and read about the Fish Hopper on Trip Advisor. When we arrived, they offered us a sample of the Clam chowder. It was thick, rich and some of the best clam chowder I had. Two of our kids are picky eaters, but the restaurant had cheese pizza, chicken tenders and shrimp poppers. That kept the kids happy. My daughter got the clam chowder bread bowl. My wife got the Macadamia nut-crusted halibut which she really loved. I got the Lobster stuffed with crab and shrimp. I really enjoyed it. Overall, it was a great night out for the family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish Hopper
    Estic
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Location is great, right on Cannery Row and easy to find parking. The views were great and looked over the Monterey Bay. The food was okay and the waiter we had was a bit odd. We ordered our appetizer and drinks right away and finished deciding on our main entrees. We waited a decent amount of time before our waiter came back to take our order, so long that our appetizer came out to the table and we still did not have any water and our menus were still at the table. We ordered the Crab Stuffed Mushrooms as an appetizer and Crab Stuffed Sole with Spinach and Parmesan Crusted Sea Bass with Swiss Chard. The fish was bland and dry and there were way too many vegetables than necessary on the plate. I would not come back to this place again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    LAvisitorVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great food in a touristy spot. The service is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Bt1973
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was great and the service was outstanding. Cajun mahi-mahi had just the right amount of heat, without overpowering the fish. The skillet toll house brownie with ice cream wax the perfect ending to a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Chill
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Nice location and good food, lovely table by the sea
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Favorite on Cannery Row
    Waiter
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Enjoyed an excellent dinner, and a very friendly staff. Ashley was a delightful hostess, and helped make our evening memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    Chuck
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was excellent, service great and you can't beat the view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful view, excellent food
    msviveats
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Visiting from out of town, checking out local seafood offerings, we chose The Fish Hopper for a late dinner. Easy to get a table online, preview the menu, and locate the restaurant. We were well attended by our server who added postively to our experience. Incredible views of the bay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great option for tourist strip
    SussexWolf
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had one night left and wanted to eat seafront. Having read reviews, we tried Fish Hopper and were pleased with the location right on the bay, the freshness of the food, and the excellent service. We booked a table before leaving the hotel, which saved having to wait to be seated.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    mw2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was excellent and our waitress took great care of us. Excellent place and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful in a restaurant
    karley18
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our server was fabulous and she gave us her attention constantly and made us feel very welcome and taken care of. The food (I had the bacon wrapped scallops and surf and turf) was cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful the flavor of the meat was great and the lobster was nicely cooked. The scallops were tender and the bacon gave a nice flavor and the bean stew that it was placed on tasted great with the scallops. Over all it was a great dinner, with great service, and a great view. No complaints here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    saxo
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Good food in a nice setting with a discounted wine list based on the time of the day
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    MAggi27
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We loved the location of the restaurant and the view, the hostess' were attentive and kind and our waitress was wonderful. Our praise stops there, the dishes were dirty and we noticed at least one other couple observing their plate ware with concern. The food was over seasoned, and the lighting was so dim we had difficulty seeing our food. We acknowledge that these issues may sound "nit picky" and usually we would not even bother with posting concerns, however we paid nearly two hundred dollars for our meal and we feel that the restaurant owners should know that two customers have walked away from the experience moderately dissatisfied and not intending to return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We have been coming here annually for over 10 years (with and without kids), and it has never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Views, Entrees Disappoint
    Retirees2
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Anniversary dinner. A table with a nice harbor view. Waitperson was very attentive. Fried artichoke app was quite tasty. Entrees arrived too quickly. Macadamia crusted halibut covered in a lemon butter sauce killing any chance of tasting the fish. Served over sautéed veggies in a very sweet, Asian sauce, the poor fish didn't stand a chance. One unsauced corner seemed pretty good and seemed to be halibut. Spouse's medium rare prime rib was fatty and the center was stone cold on arrival. The accompanying shrimp, were over and a bit rubbery. A complimentary decadent brownie and ice cream reduced the sting a bit. She had an exotic drink and thoroughly enjoyed it. Go for the view, drinks, appetizers and desert, and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    NoelC
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Was super excited to celebrate my son's birthday there drove three hours to have dinner, appetizers were ok, entrees very bland orders were taken incorrectly had to wait longer for food to come out. For the price it just wasn't worth it. Let restaurant know it was my sons birthday and was a little let down that he wasn't offered a kids birthday ice cream or anything of that sort.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    kelaw
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We were a group of 8... 5 adults and 3 kids. We had reservations and were quickly seated with a wonderful view of the bay. The kids enjoyed watching the otters from the table. A few of the adults ordered the roasted halibut and prawns and couldn't stop raving about how delicious their meals were. The kids loved the pasta. We also enjoyed the variety of desserts. Service was excellent! We would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Ever dinned in an aquarium - this is it. Were seated by the window - see-otters and seals floating by. And last but not least fresh and well prepared seafood.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cannery Row Epicurean Gem
    Gabi
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Awesome view, good service, incredible food, the total package. First, we got our reservation through Open Table and requested window seating. We were greeted by friendly, courteous host staff, and given a great table overlooking the bay with a nice sea breeze and a quick greeting from our server. We ordered the gluten free calamari (not offered by server but online gluten free menu available). Outstanding! Followed our appetizer with halibut, lobster, crab entree, and blackened ahi. Everything was scrumptous! We finished off with chocolate lava cake. Wine and cocktails were just as delicious! We had great night and one of the best meals we have had in Monterey. Good prices, solid service, one of the best places on Cannery Row.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great views of Monterey Bay
    DWCakesVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    There are several restaurant options on the Wharf in Monterey, and pretty much all of them cater to tourists. Fish Hopper is no exception in that regard, but we were pleased with our seating and server, the wine list and food we ordered. It was fresh, well prepared and tasty. Next time we would likely want to try other places, but would definitely return in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SAM
    Scallopsnob
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We were on vacation with 2 teenagers and looking for a place that would entertain them and provide great food. We were not disappointed. We mostly order appetizers as we were not terribly hungry. Positives: The Best grilled artichoke I have ever had. Brushed with a sweet balsamic while grilled. I also had the bacon wrapped scallops with white beans. The scallops were perfect, My husband had clam chowder, which he liked, nothing special. Mussels and chicken got thumbs up from teens. The best part was that there were whales outside the restaurant( I know it doesn't happen everyday) but this made the whole dinner perfect. Negative: Our waiter started off by naming and explaining every special(twice the price and I can read).
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Monterey Fish Hopper Review
    pilotfoodie24
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The sight of the restaurant's take out-stand upon my entrance to the place was a bit off-putting, but I would go on to be throughly impressed throughout the remainder of the evening. The clam chowder had a remarkable consistency and was simply incredible. Although I do not prefer to eat fried fish, the fry on the sand dabs gave them a nice crunch to go along with a nice sauce it had on it. The maitre d' seated my family and I at the "best table in the house", but I'd be remiss if I did not mention the entire restaurant has spectacular views of Monterey Bay.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner July 21, 2014
    SeafoodLover
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food was excellent and the ambience is outstanding, with excellent views of Monterey Bay. We loved the glass lights in the shape of Jelly fish. We did have one unfortunate mishap. We brought a birthday cake with an edible image on top to the restaurant. Our waitress took it to store in their refrigerator until after dinner. Somehow, the cake box got turned upside down so that the decoration on the top of the cake was ruined. Due to this mishap, the management at the Fish Hopper did not charge the cake cutting fee and gave us free ice cream. Despite this mishap, we will return to the Fish Hopper again next time we are in Monterey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.