Turn 12 Bar And Grill
Turn 12 Bar And Grill

Turn 12 Bar And Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 8313728876x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday Lunches 11:30-4:00 p.m. Dinner 4:00-10:00 p.m.
    Late night menu 10:00-12:00 a.m.

    Saturday-Sunday Brunch 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Lunch 11:30-4:00 p.m. Dinner 4:00-10:00p.m. Late night menu 10:00-12:00 a.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Miguel Cuevas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch
  • Entertainment: Live music every Saturday night and select Fridays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are two parking garages across the street.
A word from Turn 12 Bar And Grill
Turn 12 Bar and Grill waved the green flag on October 1, 2013. The modern and sporty decor surround a spectacular 50 foot custom zinc bar top with tire tread inlay. Vintage motorcycles, historic racing artwork, and multiple televisions capture your attention upon entering. With a menu that serves a little of everything, from steaks and pasta, to pizza, burgers and salads Turn 12 is a casual American Bar and Grill with something for everyone.


The name Turn 12 is related to the famous Laguna Seca Raceway that has 11 turns and meant to invite guests to visit us at the corner of Tyler and Franklin as the last turn of the day.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Turn 12 Bar And Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (9)great for lunch (7)neighborhood gem (6)vibrant bar scene (5)special occasion (4)late-night find (4)fit for foodies (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Success is possible but............
    BruceVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My business is near Turn 12. I really to see it succeed. I've eaten here numerous times. The welcoming is a bit cold but the servers are generally terrific. The kitchen seems to be slow to produce meals, too often there are errors with the delivered product and, in my two most recent experiences, each time one of the orders tasted bad.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reved up for ribs
    clubrVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Second time I've had the ribs, just awesome. The flavor, moistness were superb. Great motorsports atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over and above
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great staff good food, they went out of their way to make an off menu request of poutine and added braised short ribs to top it off!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    1. I guess the phone call by the manager was more important than your guest? ...go ahead and seat yourself she says... 2. If two items showed up at the same time, which one would you eat first? What about three? Both the salad and cooked macaroni and cheese arrived at the same time....but before either one were even half way consumed, my entree showed up... The expediter stood there with it and expected me to move the other to plates away? I looked at the food and then asked him to keep it in the kitchen until I was ready and had completed my appetizers. Once completed the waiter nor the expediter was difficult to locate ...they weren't busy, it was lunch time on Sunday and couldn't have been more than 20 people in the establishment.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • brunch was amazing
    dannobiz
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great choices of food otherwise as well. Good beer list. Fun bartender. Apparently dog friendly on patio! Four or five big tvs at the bar with a sports package...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 19 reviews are from the Turn 12 Bar And Grill reviews archive.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    great place to eat. had been thinking about trying for a while. so glad i did the food was great the service was very friendly. loved it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Motorsport theme
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Lots of great memerobilia, racing simulator, vibrant later bar scene.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Opentablereview
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had lunch with the my girlfriend. Food was good. Great bloody Mary! Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • leukemia benefit
    dessertfirst
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We went here for a leukemia benefit for a little girl on cinco de mayo and watched Mirth o Matics perform their improv. It was very nice and the server was very helpful and attentive even though there was a full house.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot for race fans!
    Shaunr
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great auto racing art and photos makes this a good stop for race fans.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wide range of food selection.
    SpagehtisFriendVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Wide range of food selection. All four entrees were very good. Very nice racing theme.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something new!
    JBSweetsVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I am so glad Turn 12 opened and I was finally able to visit. I'd heard many great things and it didn't disappoint. Our waiter was extremely helpful and was able to offer recommendations on menu items given specific dietary needs. He checked in with us multiple times to make sure our food was cooked to order and that our drinks were always full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back
    Dollar
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    First time at Turn 12 and it was very good. The dining area was a little dark,but they turned the lights up when we asked. The service was fast and friendly and the food arrived quickly. The truffle oil french fries were tasty. Food was very good and everyone enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BAD EXPERIENCE
    Deanna
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    SO upset with turn 12! We were so excited to try this place and we're let down. There were not enough servers so we had to wait over 15 minutes to even get drink orders. Our server was overwhelmed because the restaurant was so under-staffed that when he finally did come by to get our drink orders and food orders he was all sweaty and stressed out... Poor guy! We felt bad for him but we also felt upset that we could have chosen anywhere to go for valentines day and apparently chose the wrong place to go.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Lunch
    Rague
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a great birthday lunch with a bunch of friends. My 4th time there and each time the food and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • --Whelmed..
    JayB
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    It's so so, poor customer service. I've been here a few times and two thirds were spent correcting the staff on over billing. Food is so so, decor is agreeable.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Comfort Food
    ValleyveteranVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    My husband had the grilled cheese and tomato basil soup. Great comfort food! I had the curry chicken salad which was very fresh and tasteful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Energy Fundraiser Night
    Dawno
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I would return to "Turn 12" to see if the food is even better when they aren't overwhelmed with crazy fundraiser and entertainment supporter from CHS. We found the food and service to be quite good given that the restaurant was packed with people and the live music was loud. Perhaps it would be even better on a normal night? Whatever the case, the venue is perfect for gatherings of this nature as people were able to hang around and visit and enjoy all that "Turn 12" has to offer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of many
    RalphTVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    I ate lunch here with a friend. Service and food quality continues to impress. Staff is very friendly. I can't keep repeating myself in every review
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Turn 12 is beautifully remodeled and huge. We had a small group meeting for lunch and the hostess graciously arranged the perfect table. The beet and goat cheese salad with chicken was perfect. Unfortunately, two of the others in my party had difficulty getting exactly what they ordered. The waitress was sweet, but perhaps needed more training. I would love to see Turn 12 do well, since it seems like it could be the perfect place for great food, casual atmosphere, and fun watering hole.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doing a Great Job
    RalphTVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    We have been here several times for lunch, dinner or drinks. There is a good ambiance and the décor is comfortable. We had the lamb lollipops and pizza appetizer. The lamb was very flavorful. They are a real lamb chops. Basil and prosciutto pizza. It had great flavor and the crust was good. Caesar salad. It lacked the ZIP it thought it needed. Rigatoni with Italian sausage was great. It had wonderful flavors. Service in the dining room was just as friendly and efficient as the bar. The bar was packed with everyone enjoying the happy hour. Jason in the bar is a great bartender and host. I will be back and maybe this may be our local watering hole. The downtown and the restaurant is big enough to handle a crowd
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Differnt Cocktail Drink Menu
    hgoinVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Cocktail menu had weird drinks. However, they were kind enough to replace a drink that we couldn't swallow down. Food was good.LARGE salads, great fries. Turn 12 sandwich was good; although they need to serve it with a knife because it gets soggy. Pasta was very good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome new addition
    BelyjParus
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Turn 12 is a welcome addition to the restaurant scene in downtown Monterey. The decor is cool and modern yet comfortable. By the time we were seated for our reservation (6pm), the bar area was quite full and the dining area was also beginning to fill up. It was a special occasion for us and the food and the staff were both excellent and really made for a great overall experience. We hope that they become a permanent fixture!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Local
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Great Svc but food needs refining. Risotto was bitter bc of asparagus carbonara was clumpy but spaghetti was very good. Will go back and give another shot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.