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  • Arirc
    Washington, D.C. Area •8 reviews
    Dined 1 day ago
    Wonderful dinner experience. Chris was helpful and friendly, and the food was excellent. Fantastic cocktail selection with really unique and delicious combinations. It was a great anniversary dinner.
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    MontrioPrice: Expensive• Californian• Monterey
  • AnnaMarievip
    Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities •114 reviews
    Dined on Sep 27, 2023
    We’ve been here many times but tonight was exceptional. The sand dabs were great and always the clam chowder which is the best around. We’re usually too full for dessert but they had a one that was the perfect size of a cream puff and two small pieces of cake. Pablo, our waiter, was attentive and personable. You can never go wrong having dinner here.
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    Old Fisherman's GrottoPrice: Expensive• Seafood• Monterey
  • OpenTable Diner
    New York / Tri-State Area •4 reviews
    Dined on Sep 18, 2023
    Fabulous service!! Great ambiance!!! Food pretty good! Hotel Fabulous!!!
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    Jacks MontereyPrice: Expensive• Californian• Monterey
  • RosaF
    1 review
    Dined on Jan 2, 2023
    The food was spectacular. Try the espresso martini, but it’s dangerous because you cannot taste the alcohol and it os delicious. Service was wonderful even though it was packed for dinner on a Sunday night.
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    Rosine's RestaurantPrice: Moderate• American• Monterey
  • TeresaFvip
    California Central Coast •13 reviews
    Dined on Jan 2, 2023
    For such a large restaurant, it is really managed well. On time seating, friendly service, no long waits for food, a great menu, very tasty food!
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    Domenico's on the WharfPrice: Moderate• Seafood• Monterey

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Discover Monterey

For decades, this area of California has been known for the quality of its locally grown produce and fresh seafood taken directly from the Pacific Ocean. This may be why many of the most important up-and-coming chefs in the United States are working in the Central Coast region of California. When you combine that type of talent with the quality of the local ingredients, you cannot help but create a vibrant, exciting food culture. The area is filled with unique restaurants, including some overlooking the gorgeous, golden coastline. Quite a few of the establishments also work directly with local farms and fishers, ensuring the freshness and quality of their ingredients from farm to table. Along the interior hillsides, one will find beautiful vineyards producing deliciously complex wines.

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The best reviewed restaurant in Monterey is Old Fisherman's Grotto

The best vegetarian restaurants in Monterey are Stokes Adobe Restaurant, Tarpy's Roadhouse and Montrio

The restaurants with the best service in Monterey are Albatross Ridge Winery & Kitchen, Coastal Kitchen Monterey and The Whaling Station Steakhouse

The restaurants with the best ambiance in Monterey are Albatross Ridge Winery & Kitchen, Stokes Adobe Restaurant and Rockfish Harbor Grill

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