Go Where the Locals Go
I have been having dinners at Taste for over 20 years and have never had a bad dish. The service has always been wonderful. Forget all those tourist spots in Monterey or Pacific Grove. Though it's across the street from Safeway and near Trader Joe's on a busy street who cares it's where the locals go and all is good.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was a rare fine. Food
This was a rare fine. Food was great and the service was special. We enjoyed every bit of our dinner and the dessert was great. Most people wouldn't know about this place since it is tucked into a small strip mall. Don't let this stop you from visiting the place. Will tell all are friend that come to Pacific Grove to play golf to have dinner here. Can't wait to come again.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been to Taste Cafe &
I've been to Taste Cafe & Bistro a few times now, and they always make me happy. The cuisine is sophisticated and vivid without being affected, the ingredients are of the highest quality, and the portions are almost sinfully generous. One gets the sense of a strong and rich culinary tradition at work. The wine list is also superlative, and the service is friendly and attentive. This restaurant is the perfect antidote to the snooty, overpriced and underportioned Continental restaurants of the Bay Area. It has definitely become a regular stop on my trips to the Monterey area.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything that went in our mouths tasted phenomenal. I can't imagine what it's like to be in heaven but I believe this was close. Scrumptious fish dishes and delicious yet simple salads that brought French cuisine to a whole new level. Wish I lived nearby so i could go more often!
3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dining experience was
Our dining experience was fabulous! Spaciously situated tables meant we weren't commenting with neighboring parties. The food was spectacular. The calamari at Taste is the best on the Peninsula -- not to be missed! The menu is diverse and the dishes well paired. The sides are prepared with the same attention to detail as the featured entree. Although the wine list is limited, there was just the bottle we needed: great wine and reasonably priced. Complete bar to support if wine is not your choice. The dessert menu is extensive with ports and cognacs and single-malts as well. This was an evening to savor.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyable dining near 17-mile Drive
Vegetables were fresh, food was tastefully prepared - I had salmon with mushrooms, spinach and artichokes in parchment. The waiter was attentive. Had a delightful wine from Paso Robles.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great family inspired tradition,
Great family inspired tradition, they care about their food, service and atmosphere. Off the beaten track, worth finding.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love to eat here .
The food at Taste is delicious and the service cant be beat. I am crazy about the lamb and the
Display is as appetizing as the meal itself. I would eat there daily if i could!!!!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual Dinner out
Nice selections - We had a few vegetarians with us and they enjoyed the menu. Nice wine list with lots of local vineyards. Great service and nice atmosphere.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love eating at Taste Cafe! The owners are delightful people and make us feel so comfortable and welcome every time. The Sand Dab special was fantastic!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
yum, yum, yum!
we had an outstanding meal at taste. the service was friendly, the food was fabulous. oh my goodness - the butterscotch pudding was possibly the b e s t d e s s e r t e v e r !!!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a winner
As always, Taste met the grade. Escargot, Red Oak Leaf salad, lamb filets, and crabcakes were all excellent choices.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, well presented and pleasant service. We return often.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very pleasant experience.
Our first time here, and we were not disappointed. The rabbit was really quite good. Great food at a reasonable price. Would come here again without hesitation.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Pleasure
To begin with, the owners are warm and welcoming. The food is exquisite. Great variety on the menu. Excellent ingredients in preparation. Wait staff is gracious and stop by just the right amount. The ambience is charming. No loud music blaring. It's a bit pricey, but I have always felt it is worth it at Taste.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Gem in Pacific Grove
Taste is our absolute favorite restaurant in the area. We're local and we always take our visitors there. The atmosphere is lovely, the prices are reasonable, and the food is top notch. It is family owned and run, and the pride of ownership shines through on every visit. You're treated like an old friend every time you walk in the door. For example, I recently took a colleague there for lunch. The owner overheard me talking about how great their lamb was, but it is only on the dinner menu. When we got ready to leave, the owner came over and said "Call me next time before you come to lunch, and I'll make lamb for you." If you want a gourmet meal in a quiet and romantic atmosphere served by charming hosts, you can't do better.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family makes the restaurant
Taste Cafe & Bistro is a family-run Italian restaurant with a talented chef (Dad) and a polite and attentive staff (Mom and daughters). We always feel welcome, as if to their home, and choose where we'd like to sit. The food is so delicious and perfectly cooked. My sea bass was lovely, with asparagus, and not too large a serving of mashed potatoes. Yay. They carry a good brand of champagne splits and a nice wine list. Lots of local Monterey Bay offerings, from the greens to the seafood to the wine. And too pricey, so one can go often and on weeknights.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
this restaurant has consistently
this restaurant has consistently been one of the best in Pacific Grove. The owners make you feel as if they are serving part of the family
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this bistro thanks to OpenTable though 'd been in the area many times before. The food was amazing: i had braised rabbit and baked pesto mushrooms as a side dish. My husband had halibut and a cup of soup. Very delicious and generous portions too. The service was fast and attentive. We had a chance to talk with the chef and thank him personally for the great food.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM