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Stokes Adobe Restaurant, Monterey, CA
Award-winning

Stokes Adobe Restaurant

4.8
4.8
556 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

11:30 PM


Booked 17 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 556 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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

    Californian

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

556 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  2. DouglasL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  3. SeeBass

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  4. VictoriaC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. SamanthaS

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 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 7 days ago
    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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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place, great food, small portions, pricey! Over $30 for Cacio e Pepe pasta (pasta, cheese, pepper are the only ingredients) was outrageous given the very meager portion served. Even the wine pours seemed smallish. We shared a salad, a pasta, an entree, and a dessert, each had a glass of wine. Just under $200. In my opinion, although very good, walked away thinking we don’t need to go back because of the overall value.
    Stokes Adobe RestaurantResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit, we take your concerns very seriously and appreciate the honest feedback. It looks like we delivered on the service and ambiance but missed the mark on value, something we hope to achieve with every dish. I have shared your thoughts internally and would be happy to discuss additional specific feedback if you have the time. Please feel free to reach out to me directly. Annie Cooper General Manager

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  9. MontereyFoodie

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. It’s not a very big menu, but the items we had were all good. We were not very hungry so we mainly went with soup, salad, shared starter at our table. We didn’t get a very good explanation about the size of the salads or soup. It all worked out, but I would have ordered differently with a better explanation of portion size. I didn’t like having to make a $25/ per person reservation charge to reserve a table. I doubt I will go back because of it. One in our group had a migraine in that afternoon, but felt she had to join us due to the reservation charge. We also felt we couldn’t reschedule for a night when she felt better for that same reason.
    Stokes Adobe RestaurantResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for your kind words and honest feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to express concern over our cancellation policy. First, I am sorry if the policy was confusing, the $25 is only charged for guests who do not show up for their reservations or who cancel without prior communication. For your guest who was not feeling well we would not have charged in her absence or if you had rescheduled for another time. It is important that our communication on this is clear and we are working to make that happen based on your feedback. With that in mind, if you do join us again, please reach out to me personally. Please let me know if you have any additional thoughts or questions. I hope you join us again. Annie Cooper General Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rachel was a great server! She was really knowledgeable! And made sure that we enjoyed our experience! She even made a few accommodations for us! Fairly extensive wine menu!

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  11. HannahR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food, great service — a delightful birthday celebration for our group. Fun house cocktails! Only downside was large group of mostly unsupervised children in our room.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Started off with the olives and crispy potatoes. Olives were good. The crispy potatoes needed some love. Flavorless but well cooked. We ordered a carrot soup to share but it was forgotten. They dropped our entree’s. We had the Wagyu bavette , it was well cooked and tasted great. We also had the duck confit, was very good as well. Dessert menu seemed lackluster, not many good choices. Overall it was ok
    Stokes Adobe RestaurantResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for your thoughtful feedback on your recent visit. It sounds like we missed the mark on a few steps and for that I am very sorry. We hope that all of our dishes are full of flavor and delivered in a timely manner. I'm glad to hear your entrees were delicious, thank you for those kind words. As for your insight on the dessert menu, I have shared your feedback internally and we hope to do better on your next visit. Annie Cooper General Manager

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, friendly and competent service. Beautiful restaurant.

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  14. JodyL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Brandon was extremely attentive in the best ways and did not lead us astray in recommending good items. Probably the best service we’ve had on the peninsula.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. Dabnor

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just one word describes our experience. Amazing!! Everything was perfect!

    1 person found this helpful

  16. AjaG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Valentine’s Day and had their pre fix menu. It was amazing. We loved it. Perfect dinner date night experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. ChefC

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant in great setting with refined food and excellent wines. Perfect lighting. Well thought out menu with interesting touches. A great value too for the all around excellence. Understated true classiness - not fussy or pretentious. Welcoming staff and the hostess even took our coats. Go now while it is still a bit under the radar.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. PrufrockDines

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is far and away the best restaurant in Monterey proper, and definitely top three for the peninsula. Cooking is refined but not fussy and a great value for what you get there. Recent addition of the pizza menu is welcome, pies are delicious. Can't recommend highly enough!

    1 person found this helpful

  19. RebN

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service! The halibut was exceptional with hominy and a wonderful green sauce with a radish slaw. My husband reported the chicken was also very nice!

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  20. DawnB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing. Look forward to returning. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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  21. Sooz

    New York City

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and vibe and look forward to returning.

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  22. NancyS

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful server and all the staff was so friendly. The food was excellent

    1 person found this helpful

  23. Jhf72

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious meal, lovely wine, excellent service and beautiful setting. So glad we found Stokes Adobe online and liked the sound of it. They even went the extra mile to order a Lyft to the airport for us when the taxi company was not responsive. We highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. Mark

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My birthday dinner was magical. The owner Sarah and her event coordinator Cara created a party like I’ve never had before. The food was over the top delicious as was the service. The restaurant is a one of a kind gem!

    1 person found this helpful

  25. MountainValley

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice experience. Just shy of 5 stars. Prompt service. Food was very good. Ambiance is a bit Spartan.

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  26. KevinD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SA is a lovely restaurant with a homely interior, beautiful decor, a very attentive staff and great food.

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  27. AshleyW

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for the fried chicken pop-up night and had a blast! The fried chicken had the perfect crunch and the cauliflower salad and cucumber salad had the perefct vinegar vibes. Great value! Love the new look - much lighter and bighter!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy the famous chef Mr chicken was so delicious

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  29. Parman

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and a very fun event too. Our fried chicken dinner and sandwich were the best we’ve ever had. Congratulations and thank you Chef Daniel and Stokes Adobe

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  30. DavidL

    Central Coast

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stokes is our favorite restaurant in Monterey. We took two friends visiting from overseas and we enjoyed everything we ordered. Our server, Jacob, clearly knew the menu and wine list and was attentive throughout the meal.

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  31. Georgek

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue was fantastic and cozy. The mushroom pizza and the bolognese were unbelievable and easily shareable. Probably one of the best meals out in awhile. Our waiter, Jacob, did an impeccable job serving all tables and roughly 22 people without skipping a beat. For dessert, we really enjoyed the olive oil lemon cake with Amaro Angelino.

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  32. AnneH

    London

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had another lovely meal at Stokes last night. Excellent food and service! Love the atmosphere and would highly recommend it if you are in the Carmel/Monterey area.

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  33. YMMC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and service, the restaurant kept the historic charm of the adobe house, and yet they were able to make it fun and family friendly :)

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  34. avacadovich

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    You have to be careful with this restaurant. The First time I ate there I arrived right at 5:30, the end of happy hour, and I was told that I was too late even though I announced to the server that I was interested in happy hour as we walked in the door. In other words happy hour ends at 5:29, not 5:30 as advertised! I was very disappointed. The server turned and walked away before I could finish explaining my disappointment. He did not offer to us a me a free, drink, dessert or anything else. It’s simply take it or leave it! The second time I ate there I got an upstairs table next to an angled ceiling overlooking the first floor. It was very noisy due to the hard surfaces in the design of the old house that the restaurant occupies. Since one of the members of our party is hard of hearing, I requested a table change which was cheerfully made by our server. We had a great time but without the change the meal it would’ve been much less enjoyable! The food was very good. The parking can be difficult due to the downtown location.

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  35. DianeR

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our wait person, Chisee was WONDERFUL! She is so friendly and knows the menu inside and out! We love her!!!

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  36. LeslieZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful evening! The staff was incredibly lovely and gracious to us, plus seated us in a quiet spot to accommodate our hearing impaired friends. Conversation and fabulous food! Thank you!

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  37. StephenC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I’s favorite restaurant! The food is always excellent and the service prompt and courteous. Can’t wait until our next visit.

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  38. SillySally

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant is too noisy & food is average. Nice restaurant but not worth the money.

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  39. sunitab

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, delicious food , and warm. Great for a date.

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  40. DianeR

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is so delicious and the service and atmosphere is great!

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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 556 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 17 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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