"We have had several excellent meals at The Restaurant at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The setting overlooking the water is like a quiet interlude from the excitement and stimulation of the beautiful aquarium exhibits. The menu is excellent and varied featuring fresh seafood and local produce prepared in the most delicious ways. Recently the Mussels served in a wine tomato and sausage broth with french bread was wonderful! Fish and chips served with french fries was also very good accompanied by coleslaw and tartar sauce. Appetizer of asparagus toast with fresh pea puree, roasted tiny asparagus and topped by an excellent arugula salad was delicious and enough for two people to share.
There is a limited but quite good wine list as well as choices of beer and nonalcoholic beverages.
The service is always efficient, friendly and prompt."See more
"Went here for a meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was wonderful and the service was better than fantastic. So welcoming and they made the occasion even more special. Highly recommend for a great dining experience in Monterey."See more
"Despite being located on Cannery Row, the restaurant is worth seeking out. Their calamari is one of the best we had during our week in Monterey. It’s light and delicious. Service was attentive. Portions were large. It’s a nice respite after visiting the aquarium in an otherwise touristy spot."See more