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Turn 12 Bar And Grill
Turn 12 Bar And Grill

Turn 12 Bar And Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (831) 372-8876
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Second time I've had the ribs, just awesome. The flavor, moistness were superb. Great motorsports atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    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..."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Lots of great memerobilia, racing simulator, vibrant later bar scene."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I had lunch with the my girlfriend. Food was good. Great bloody Mary! Service was excellent."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Great auto racing art and photos makes this a good stop for race fans."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Wide range of food selection. All four entrees were very good. Very nice racing theme."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 10/25/2013