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Stokes Adobe Restaurant, Monterey, CA
Award-winning

Stokes Adobe Restaurant

4.8
4.8
590 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Stokes Adobe is a new restaurant located in one of Old Monterey’s historic adobe homes. The menu offers chef driven seasonally inspired California cuisine. The bar and cozy outdoor fire pits offer classic cocktails, wines by the glass and local beers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary Italian, Contemporary French / American
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 264-8775
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 590 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Service

  • California Central Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • California Central Coast

    Californian

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Overall

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Food

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Service

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Innovative

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for special occasions

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Californian

590 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff Nice atmosphere Food was excellent Will recommend to friends

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  2. Emily

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Simple dishes with fantastic taste. Started with the crispy potatoes and green salad, super light! Carbonara for entree and partner had the pork chop. Smaller portions but very filling. Ended with the afogato, yuuum!

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  3. ChazzItUp

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been going to Stokes literally from the day it opened. While it never disappointed, last night's dinner was superb. One of the best dinners Ive had in a very long time.My liver mousse was sensational as was my pork chop main.Not an inexpensive restaurant but I gave it 5 stars for value since it was SO very delicious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was outstanding! Food and drinks were really good and also beautiful. It’s remodeled nicely and tastefully. Loved being in such a historic building.

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  5. Lynda

    Los Angeles

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely historic setting in downtown Monterey. They have a parking lot in the back so there was no hassle parking. We were greeted upon arrival and shown to our booth upstairs. Our server was great - friendly and attentive, but never intrusive. Both of our meals were delicious, although the chef is a bit heavy-handed with the salt IMO. The starter salad we ordered was enough to share. My husband had the fettuccine which was a perfect portion and delicious. I had the chicken which I enjoyed. We shared the lemon cake dessert which was moist and yummy. Great place for a romantic dinner.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu was not the same as.ehat was posted online when the reservation was made, so doubt we would have come with the offeri ga that were available. Service was slow and inattentive. The crispy potatoes were good but the rest was just fine to so-so. Overall, for the price, not worth it at all.

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  7. lynnh

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely renovation of an historic home, with creative cuisine, albeit small portions. Excellent service, great ambience!

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  8. rickthau

    Monterrey

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always a very pleasant setting and environment... we were early, so especially quiet and calm...

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  9. Happydiner

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally everything about my dining experience at Stokes Adobe was exceptional. My cocktail was fantastic, service was attentive but not intrusive, and of course the food was amazing. My diver scallops were so flavorful, my husband loved his bolognese, and my mother in law said her cavatappi was “the best thing I’ve ever eaten”

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  10. Strokesadobeismid

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    While I'm usually willing to splurge on a fancy dining experience, my recent visit to Strokes Adobe left me disappointed and hungry, despite the hefty bill. Spending $150 for dinner without drinks and leaving hungry is never a pleasant experience. The portion sizes, particularly the $40 for 3 bites worth of scallops, felt inadequate, leaving me and my partner unsatisfied on our anniversary. Disappointed but determined not to end our special evening on an empty stomach, we stopped by Safeway for a quick fix. Thankfully, we found fresh shrimp at a reasonable price (5$/LB!). After cooking them in garlic butter and seasoning with cayenne and Old Bay, we served them over white rice with avocado and tomato. It turned out to be a satisfying and fulfilling meal for under 15$, saving our anniversary! My recommendation for future diners at Strokes Adobe would be to prepare for the possibility of leaving hungry unless each person plans to order a starter and two entrees. While the ambiance and presentation may be appealing, the portion sizes may not match the price tag.

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  11. Cyna922

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stokes Adobe never disappoints!!! Highly recommend the Duck Patè Toast, all the salads, the Cacio de Pepè and the Affogato. Salvatore is an exemplary server!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I didn’t like any of the food ordered. Pretentious spices, oddly mixed ingradients.
    Stokes Adobe RestaurantResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for joining us. I am sorry to hear that the dishes you had were not to your liking. If you have some time to give us more specific feedback, that would be very much appreciated. Please feel free to reach out to me directly. Regardless, should you choose to return, please contact me so that I can assist you with a reservation and ensure an enjoyable experience. Thank you, Madeline Reed

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  13. tteam

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at Stoke Adobe last evening on the patio during Happy Hour. Great food, ambience, service. Can't wait to return!!1

    1 person found this helpful

  14. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Went for birthday dinner and the charged us for dessert.
    Stokes Adobe RestaurantResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for joining us. While we do not offer complimentary desserts, we do strive for an excellent guest experience especially when celebrating a special occasion. Should you choose to return, please contact me directly so that I can assist you with a reservation and ensure an enjoyable experience. Sincerely, Madi Reed

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  15. BillE

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a beautiful old building. Service was spot on. Already looking forward to a return visit!

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  16. UCFtraveler

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful restaurant in the old 1833 location. Lovely revived decor and lighting with great service. The menu offerings are limited but well done. I would have like more appetizer items to choose from, but I enjoyed every bite of the entree I got (bay scallops on the best pulled forbidden rice and compressed pineapple)!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful renovation and great to experience dining in the classic adobe. Excellent food and service. Recommend upstairs seating!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal from start to finish! Excellent service, very kid-friendly while still feeling upscale.

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  19. SuziL

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant and make a point of making reservations whenever we're in Monterey. The lovely old adobe feels very comfortable and homey to us. Our server, Chise, was attentive and indulged us in a ghost story about the 1833 building that is rife with history. The food was just as fantastic as the last time we were there. The menu is adjusted for the season. As a gluten-free diner, I appreciate the GF labeling on the menu and there are always lots of entrees from which I can choose.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and outstanding service! We experienced a welcoming atmosphere and had a great time.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. PamelaD

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Friends of four had a blast. Service, food and ambiance were perfect. We shall be back. Charming and nice for a private dining experience. Five Star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    1 person found this helpful

  22. JamesP

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the pasta bolognese dish. With a nice Pinot wine, it was wonderful. Also, had the chocolate dessert. Fantastic. Service and ambiance were exceptional. Great experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and find the Book of Fate in the book shelf!

    1 person found this helpful

  24. KentS

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal. Classic setting. An excellent evening out.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superior food & service! Ambience is relaxing. Duck confit and tagliatelle bolognese were excellent. Don’t forget to try a cocktail!

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  26. Safariman

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the crispy potato appetizer which was tasty, but could have been hotter when served. For our mains, we had the two pastas. the Tagliatelle Bolognese was very good. The other pasta dish, with sugar snap peas tasted good, but was not a very appealing looking dish. Noise level was off the chart - our watches were warning us of being in too loud of an environment - due to a table of six in the middle of the room that was extremely loud. We did not dawdle after finishing our meal.
    Stokes Adobe RestaurantResponded on March 21, 2024
    Hello, I am sorry to hear that your recent visit was disappointing. In regards to the crispy potatoes and the carbonara, I have passed your feedback onto our Chef, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I am also sorry about the large party seated in your vicinity, we do our best to create a comfortable environment for all of our guests and clearly we did not meet that expectation. Going forward we will be more attentive to where our large parties are placed. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts, they are what help us improve for you and future guests.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. Romanos

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a really great spot in Monterey - for such a beautiful spot with great food I was surprised it wasn't more busy on a Friday night. From the people who were friendly and accommodating, the ambience and the quality of the food, this place is definitely on my list to go back to next time I'm in town.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing Dinner! Great Service and Food! Definitely worth a stop! Ask for Megan!

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  29. luvmywine

    San Francisco

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent! We were seated at a good size table next to the fire place which was wonderful. And, since it was our anniversary they brought out 2 glasses of champagne. We really enjoyed the dinner. We ordered the ribeye steak, pasta and the shaved broccoli salad. Everything was great.

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  30. nades01

    Minneapolis

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food\ and wine! Our server was excellent.

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  31. MikeG

    Central Coast

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner for my wife's birthday. The hostess, wait staff, and kitchen were all very attentive to my wife's food allergies and were very accommodating. Our server, Rachel, was excellent; she was friendly, professional, and even took some time to chat for a couple of minutes when she wasn't too busy. The food was amazing. We had duck liver mousse toast (to die for!), and Australian Wagyu bavette steak (cooked perfectly medium rare), and the panacotta with grapefruit slices, which were charred, for dessert. We were presented with tasting-size pours of sparkling wine for my wife's birthday when we sat down (we much preferred that instead of a complimentary dessert). Highly recommended!

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  32. DouglasJ

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Monterey! Great food, beautiful presentation, very attentive service and good value for the quality of the overall experience!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall not overly impressed. Great service. We were seated at a table wedged between a doorway and a staircase… considering that we made reservations well in advance, this was sub par seating. Food was fine. Would not return.

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  34. DouglasL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is outstanding and served in a welcoming, comfortable environment. Rachel, our server, was professional, helpful, friendly, and always there when we needed her without being around when we didn't. We will return here again and again.

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  35. SeeBass

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food with a cool atmosphere. The crispy potatoes are insanely good.

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  36. Auggiesman

    San Francisco

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food were outstanding! Putting this on our list of places to return to. The ONLY complaint I had was the noise, and spoke to the manager about it after gushing about the rest of the experience and they said they’re aware of it and working on some dampening. But TBH I’d return regardless.

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  37. VictoriaC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful dinner. Delicious, high quality food. Everybody working there was professional and attentive.

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  38. ReneeB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Stokes Adobe was beyond compare - the atmosphere, the service, the presentation of the food, the flavors... really unique, beautiful, delicious food.

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  39. JaredF

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very romantic . Service was excellent very attentive . They brought out special desert for our engagement/birthday. Food was great as well.

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  40. SamanthaS

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, very good! First time here, and hope to be back soon! Started with two cocktails, starmap and evening fizzy fog (I believe was the name) Then steak tartare, overall good, personally wish the in-house chips were warm/salted. I had the Chicken dish very very delicious. Husband had the halibut.
    Stokes Adobe RestaurantResponded on February 27, 2024
    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! I'm glad you enjoyed your cocktails and food, our complimentary chip service is something we just started so I have shared your feedback internally. Please feel free to reach out to me if you would have any other feedback. Annie Cooper General Manager

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FAQs

Stokes Adobe Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 264-8775.

Stokes Adobe Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 590 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Stokes Adobe Restaurant

500 Hartnell St, Monterey, CA 93940-2802

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary Italian, Contemporary French / American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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