Very nice food. Prepared properly
Very nice food. Prepared properly and with great taste. The service was the best in the area and very much appreciated. Third visit and better than ever
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Joe and Wendy Audet
My Wife and I frst dined at the Whaling Syation 21 years ago on our Wedding Day,at which time we brought our families with us. Every time we enjoy a dinner here it is just as wonderful,last week on our 21st Anniversary was no different, we were greeted, we were early so we decided to sit at the bar for glass of wine and some (excellent)calalmari, at our table our waiter was very knowledgable and entertaining, the food was superb. We always get exactly what we expect and more, I can definitely say we will be back. We always recommend the Whaling Station to friends when ever we know they are heading to Monterey.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great meal...
A great meal... The steaks are by far the best we've had anywhere - my filet could have been cut with a butter knife, it was that tender. Our server was attentive but not intrusive... The creme brûlée was wonderful... All in all, a good night!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best steaks next to the Sea
Took a break from all of the seafood dinners while vacationing in the area and decided on Whalers for some steak. We were very impressed with the dry aged ribeye as well as the tenderloin steaks! Easily comparable to any major steakhouse like Manny's. During dessert, the chef wheeled out a cart with a slow roasted prime rib. When I commented about how it looked, he asked if I wanted to try a slice. I didn't think the steaks could be topped but the prime rib was even better. A dry rub was used and then it was slow roasted for hours. Best prime rib I've ever tasted! They even dry age their own meat in a cooler at the front of the restaurant. Definitely a repeat!!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Expensive, but excellent service
Expensive, but excellent service - Steaks & Wedge Salad superb.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food A+, service a little spotty
As usual, the food was excellent... The service was good but the timing of things could have been a little better... The maitre'd gave us the option of waiting 5 minutes for a better table, yet the wait ended up being over 20 min... The timing on the meal service could have been a little better as our salad came quickly and then we waited another 10-15 min for the entree... The waiter was very good, friendly... But he seemed very busy as he was covering lots of tables... Won't change my overall opinion - we still love The Whaling Station!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
best Prime Rib ever and I
best Prime Rib ever and I am a serious Prime Rib lover
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
That was the best filet that I have had in years. Just melted in my mouth, and the béarnaise sauce was great too. Service was superb. Wish I lived closer so I could go back more often.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food / Excellent Service
If you like great beef, veal and lamb - this is worth the drive to Monterey - Cannery Row.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and service
The food here was outstanding. One of the best steaks we have ever had. The service was impeccable.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat, great service and very friendly! Prices just a little high.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The filet mignon was cooked
The filet mignon was cooked perfect to my medium rare order, however the top was slightly crips. The short ribs my gf ordered melted in her mouth and she loved them.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Taste bud paradise
The service was knowledgeable and attentive, without being pretentious. The food was amazing. We shared the crab cakes and they were delectable. The house salads were generous and full of spring greens. A nice change from the traditional iceberg house salad. I had the sand dabs, which were light even though fried with a wonderful sauce and spinach which was perfectly wilted. My companion had boneless ribs on garlicked potatoes and green beans. Very flavorful. A bit expensive for everyday, but well worth the occasional splurge. I can't wait to go again.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Wines, Killer Cesar.
Great Steaks. Don't miss the 'table side Old School' Cesar salad. No one does this anymore and we were charmed. The General Manager spends time with all the tables and the servers know their stuff. They also made an extra effort with our 6 and 9 year old kids which made the parents feel a lot better about dining out. Great Wine List, goes without saying.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to the Whaling Station for our anniversary. Best decision ever!! The service was incredible, the food was incredible, and it was a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back. Five stars!
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I visit often, we love the station, what can we add.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were referred to 3 restaurants while in Monterey... and there was no doubt that The Whaling Station was the very best. The service was only outdone by the quality of the food. Many of us claimed we had the best steaks we have had in a long time, and a few were the best of their lifetime.
One other had more charm... the third a better view; but The Whaling Station had significantly better food & much better service. Our party of nine was exceptionally pleased.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't get much better
We've been to the Whaling Station in Monterey, CA many times. None of the dinners has been average or less. Great fresh seafood, amazing aged beef, super salads and desserts. With all the great choices in Monterey, and we've been to more than a few, the Whaling Station is the one that we return to for a special meal and good time. The staff has been there for years along with the restaurant. Always appropriately attentive. Be careful, after one visit you'll be hooked and anxious to return. A nice problem to have though!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is an excellent restaurant that I have been to before. This is really for special occassions. The Whaling Station is known for steaks and never fails to deliver. Service is among the best you will find. Highly recommended.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic dinning experience
This is one of our favorite restaurants to dine at when we visit Monterey. They are never a disappointment from drinks to desert. The service is fantastic and they have never faltered in giving wonderful recommendations on wine and food. I highly recommend this restaurant to any who appreciate good food, wine and fine dinning.
7/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice, Quiet, Excellent Service
On our weeklong Monterey vacation, our hotel, Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, recommended the Whaling Station to us. We were not disappointed in our meal ... extremely tender and tasty filet, and the largest most amazing crème brule I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Dining In Monterey.
My wife and I spent a couple days in Monterey for our 6th wedding anniversary and stumbled across this restaraunt while browsing Cannery Row. My wife and I ordered the filet and the beef wellington (first time for either of us) and they were both absolutely amazing!!!! This was possibly the best meal my wife and I have ever eaten and we will definitely be coming back and bringing friends to try it out. Only slight knock is fairly high prices but it was well worth it.
7/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very good steakhouse for the Monterey Bay area. Delicious dry-aged beef cuts. Very pleasant atmosphere. I had a business dinner there recently and had a table great for conversation. Gets a little noisy around peak dinner hour, so plan accordingly. Very nice restaurant. I will return!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Now serving dry aged beef!
Husband was thrilled that they are now serving dry aged beef. They have only been doing this ~ 6 months , so it is somewhat new. Husband compared it favorably to Alexanders steak house in Cupertino Ca. I had the shrot ribs and at first look the portion looked small but I ended up taking half of it home. Flavor was great. Service was good.
The only downside was the table next to us.The women had used way too much perfume, so much that you could taste it, ugh I am sure we would have stayed longer had the perfume not been so pronounced.
We do plan on going back the next time we are down there.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went there for my brother's 65th birthday. Asked if he wanted seafood or steak for his dinner, he chose steak. My first thought was the Whaling Station. Had the filet, he went for the rib-eye and sister had another. All were great steaks! Mother had a seafood stew which she loved as well. Specials could have had a seafood exception to that on the menu which was not too varied. But, if you want good meat, this is the place to go!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Octavio went above and beyond in his service. His knowledge of everything on the menu plus his personal touch on our service made it an enjoyable and memorable night. We have already recommended to friends. We will definetly come back the next time we are in town.
7/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Been several years since we'd
Been several years since we'd been to the Whaling Station, don't know why....? Service and food were excellent, not waiting too long for a return trip!
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Never disappointed!! The Whaling Station has been a favorite of ours for more than 20 years! We celebrate special occasions as well as a night out for dinner there. I've eaten steaks in some of the most advertised and well know steak houses in the lower 48 states and have yet to have had a better steak....PERIOD!
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Steak in Town!
Wonderful aged meat and outstanding Caesar salad prepared at the table. Enjoy!
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Prime Beef, and Sazerac.
Service , food and comforatable table made our evening one of our best in Monterey, where we have returned now for
many years to see the Pebble Beach Concours. Sazerac very well prepared and the bar alot of fun. will go back next year.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice dining, good food!
The bar has a nice, comfortable atmosphere; bartenders are friendly. Our waiter was attentive and asked if we needed anything at the right times--and not too much to be an annoyance. Was impressed salad/dressing was made at our table. Food was great! Had the beef wellington and was cooked perfect. Ordered a creme brulee and asked for the 'pudding' to be warmed (beyond just the top when it is crystallized). Some restaurants are too snobbish to do this, but Whaling did this for me. (I've never returned to a restaurant that refused to do this!) The creme brulee was delicious!
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Alternative in Monterey
We had been traveling the PCH for six days and had some incredible seafood at every stop. We decided to opt for the Whaling Station to get a beef fix. We ate at the bar which had a more limited menu but we were not hungry for a full cowboy ribeye. The food and service were great. The Steak Sandwich was awesome as was the French Dip. Bar drinks were excellent. Fever Tree Tonic was a nice touch. First class all the way.
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We eat at The Whaling Station every so often and every single time the service was excellent - friendly and relaxed staff, fast service, amazingly good food, simply flawless in every way.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Food, Didn't Have to Wait
I had reservations for 5PM. When they first open for dinner, it's not busy. We were immediately seated. It was pretty quiet at that time.
Food was delicious and the chef actually came out to explain the meat choices to us.
The staff is very friendly.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Steaks & Service!
We were visiting from Ohio and chose the Whaling Station for one of our "high end" nights out while touring Monterey & Napa. Our steaks were both in the "best ever" category. The atmosphere was extraordinary and everyone with whom we dealt was gracious, engaging and knowledgeable.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, but not Great
We had high hopes for this restaurant, as it was recommended by a friend. The service is wonderful, and decor very nice, and if you can get a table by the windows, you'll have a lovely view! We had the Prime Rib , and Grilled Salmon ... not fabulous, but very good. They are known for their steaks, and it is pricey, but there is a nice selection. Prime rib is a always a chance, and this one was OK .. not great. The Salmon was very good, and side vegetables were nice. Wine is very pricey, which is a bit of a drag when you are so close to so many wineries. Might visit again, but there are many nice restaurants in the area.
9/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great anniversary dinner and
Great anniversary dinner and David helped make it special
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best filet I've eaten in a long time! The outside had a little crispiness! And the staff was terrific!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
At at the bar. Great bartender. Had the prime rio French dip
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had a truly fine dining experience here from beginning to end. Highly recommend the Beef Wellington and the Sand Dabs, and the French onion soup we enjoyed as well. It had been a few years since we were here last, so it was great to have an even more wonderful meal here this time around. Service was fantastic, thank you Whaling Station.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steak in Monterey
We were here on a conference and in the mood for steak. Boy did we pick the right place. Dry aged beef perfectly cooked and flavored. I had the Kansas City strip that had been aged 5 weeks. Wonderfully flavored. Our waiter was well versed in the process and very helpful and descriptive with the food choices. We had a very nice evening and highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the mood for beef.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I did not read any reviews on this restaurant prior to my reservation. I was trying to find a location in which my wife and I could celebrate out 10 year wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed in the food or the service, we were however, disappointed in the noise level to which we had to compete in order to have a conversation between us. One would think that for the quality of food and the prices one pays would indicate that a certain level of ‘quiet’ ambiance is to be expected.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
The waiter, food, service was wonderful!! A little pricey, but well worth it.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was the perfect end to
It was the perfect end to our honeymoon trip dinner. Food was delicious, employees were amazingly attentive, and environment was fancy but not overly pretentious!!!! Definitely will be going back again!!!!!!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed a wonderful dinner
Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Whaling Station on Saturday evening. We celebrated a birthday and it was a great meal. It's the perfect place to take that special person for a birthday or anniversary or just about any day.
Started out with a pear cosmo --yum! is all I can say. We ordered the filet mignon and the crab risotto. Both great dishes! I usually get the steak as that's what they are known for and do so well, but went for seafood and tried the risotto instead. The crab and lemon made it lighter than most risotto dishes that can be overpowering and heavy. We also had the cannoli for desert and that was a great ending to a great meal.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about the Whaling Station was outstanding. From the moment we walked in the staff was friendly, helpful and ready to fulfill your every desire. The steaks we had were cooked exactly as we requested and the plate presentation was impressive but not over done. The waiter recommended mushrooms in a wine sauce which was to die for. Again, his knowledge of the food and getting to know us made his recommendations both thoughtful and exact. I would recommend this restaurant to others who are looking for a great meal with exceptional staff members.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Filet Mignon was melt in your mouth delicious. Would definitely make a repeat visit next time we are in town
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best dinner's I've had in a really long time. The steak was incredible. The service was great too. Definitely will be back someday if we are in the area.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food........ A little
Great Food........ A little Pricey on the Live Maine LOBSTER ; wow''''''''''''''''''''
But it was Very Fresh & Sweet
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM