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Restaurants near Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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21 restaurants available nearby

A photo of Schooners Monterey restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2511)
$$$$
• Californian • Monterey
Booked 18 times today
Schooners, suspended over the waters of Monterey Bay, is a stunning restaurant featuring sustainable seafood and approachable, contemporary American cuisine. The ideal location for celebrating the Central Coast and the spectacular coastal region, the Schooners team commitment to fresh, sustainable seafood is reflected in the creative menu which features a variety of seafood options, both raw and cooked, as well as appetizers, soups, salads and main courses. A creative cocktail menu is served alongside an impressive wine list highlighting Monterey County vintners.
A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Monterey restaurant
4.4
Awesome(5961)
$$$$
• Seafood • Monterey
Booked 50 times today
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.
A photo of Coastal Kitchen Monterey restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(96)
$$$$
• Farm-to-table • Monterey
Booked 4 times today
Framed by beautiful panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the refined dining room at the Coastal Kitchen Monterey, is an idyllic setting to enjoy inspirational fine dining. Chef Michael Rotondo’s ever-changing tasting menu focuses on sustainability and celebrates the bounty of the Monterey Bay and Central Coast. Our Wine Tour features thoughtfully curated wines selected by the Sommelier team to complement the captivating cuisine. The culinary efforts are on display in the restaurant’s show kitchen and the service team is poised to offer impassioned explanations. Vaulted over the ay and inside the beautiful Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, an exhilarating experience awaits future guests at the Coastal Kitchen Monterey.
A photo of El Torito - Monterey restaurant
3.5
Very Good(784)
$$$$
• Mexican • Monterey
Booked 6 times today
The authority in great Mexican food for more than 65 years. Offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family.
A photo of Monterey Plaza Hotel restaurant
4.1
Excellent(9)
$$$$
• Farm-to-table • Monterey
The Monterey Plaza's ten conference and banquet rooms provide more than 16,000 square feet of indoor meeting space that can accommodate groups for meetings, conferences, banquets and private parties. In addition, the Hotel's large Outdoor Plaza can host events.
A photo of Sardine Factory restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(4183)
$$$$
• Seafood • Monterey
Booked 28 times today
Every city has that one can’t miss restaurant, where celebrities feel at home and every other guest feels like a celebrity. Since October 2, 1968, The Sardine Factory’s cachet has made dining in our historic Cannery Row setting a tradition for world leaders, sports heroes and entertainment icons. Our award-winning chefs prepare delectable creations of fresh, sustainable seafood and USDA Prime Aged Beef; winner of Restaurant Hospitality Magazine’s "Best Wine List in America" award. The Lounge’s live entertainment, Happy Hour and affordable menu are a casual alternative to our other dining rooms. Celebrating over 50 years under the same ownership and management! Voted "Best Restaurant in Monterey" by Monterey County Herald readers.
A photo of Domenico's on the Wharf restaurant
4.3
Awesome(1346)
$$$$
• Seafood • Monterey
Booked 4 times today
That friendly salutation is an invitation to dine with us and enjoy exceptional bayside ambiance, gracious service and delicious food. Our entire staff here at Domenico's On the Wharf has extended a warm welcome to locals and visitors for more than 35 years, and we proudly present the best seafood in Monterey for your dining pleasure.Our award-winning list of wine features the best from surrounding Monterey County vineyards, and we offer extensive selections from Sonoma, Napa, Italy, and France. The freshest, sustainable, local and Alaskan seafood take center stage in our culinary creations, and we also grill up extraordinary steaks and lovingly prepare in-house pastas and locally grown organic vegetables.Our family style of hospitality continues to win a special place in the hearts of our guests. Let us show you to your table overlooking the beautiful bay waters with a sunny window view of sea lions and pelicans at play.
A photo of Fish Hopper restaurant
4.3
Awesome(3213)
$$$$
• Seafood • Monterey
Booked 13 times today
Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, combined with world class dining on historic Cannery Row within walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Newly renovated, The Fish Hopper, once an original sardine cannery building, offers spectacular views of the beautiful Monterey Bay from every table including our heated outdoor patio. The Fish Hopper specializes in fresh sustainable seafood, certified Angus beef, pastas and live shellfish. Our seafood is either locally caught or shipped in fresh daily; our produce is locally grown in the Salinas Valley. Some favorites are fresh Monterey Bay abalone, Macadamia-crusted halibut, our famous “Tomahawk Chop” long bone-in Rib Eye, or fresh Dungeness Crab. Start your meal with our famous award-winning clam chowder. Indulge in one of our many exotic cocktail creations or enjoy a glass or bottle from our extensive wine collection. While enjoying your delicious meal, you can watch sea otters at play and even see the occasional whale.
A photo of Montrio restaurant
4.4
Awesome(3773)
$$$$
• Californian • Monterey
Booked 22 times today
Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, Montrio offers a comfortable yet classic dining experience, featuring fine European inspired-American cuisine. For the past 25 years, Montrio has worked to showcase sustainable seafood, fine quality meat, and Monterey County’s best produce in all of its dishes has made this renovated 1910 firehouse a local favorite.We feature a variety of appetizers, award-winning small bites, enticing entrees, and indulgent seasonal desserts made by our in house pastry chef. Choose from Montrio's extensive wine list, or try one of our signature cocktails. Come see what everyone is talking about!
A photo of Old Fisherman's Grotto restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1055)
$$$$
• Seafood • Monterey
Booked 18 times today
Located on historic Fisherman's Wharf with stunning views of the Monterey Harbor, Old Fisherman’s Grotto is a "must visit" restaurant. The “Grotto” has rightfully earned its worldwide reputation for only the finest cuisine in a superb atmosphere and service. Featuring fresh seafood from sustainable sources including Macadamia Crusted Halibut, Abalone, Hawaiian Swordfish, Ultimate Seafood Pasta, live Crab and Lobster, the Grotto also offers a variety of the finest “Certified Angus Beef”. Start with our award-winning clam chowder and finish by indulging in one of our fresh house-made desserts. Enjoy a bottle of wine from our 2014 2018 Wine Spectator Award Wine list with over 200 selections specializing in local vineyards. AAA 3 Diamond Rating, Monterey Peninsula Chamber "Business Excellence" Award Winner. 1st Place "West Coast Chowder Competition", 2004-2016 Winner "Best Chowder" 2013-2019 Winner "Best Calamari" in the Monterey County's Weekly Magazine "People's Choice Award"
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