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Stokes Adobe Restaurant, Monterey, CA

Stokes Adobe Restaurant

4.7
4.7
162 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 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary Italian, Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 264-8775

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

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What 162 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Healthy

  • California Central Coast

    Romantic

  • California Central Coast

    Special Occasion

  • California Central Coast

    Californian

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Overall

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Food

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Service

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Fit for Foodies

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for Groups

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Healthy

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Hot Spot

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Special Occasion

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Californian

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  1. MG

    MichaelG

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find - exceptional food, well designed menu, attentive professional service, very well priced wine list. We didn't feel rushed, we didn't have to listen to other people's conversations, and we didn't feel like we were paying a tourist premium. I would highly recommend and certainly return when I am back in the area.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Hector was very professional and kind.
  3. JG

    JonG

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening. Love the old building ambiance and the service was excellent, as was the food. Celebrated 36th wedding anniversary.
  4. EA

    831EAT

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening upstairs at Stokes. Our server Ms. DiMaggio was fantastic! The food was perfect. Don't miss the ad astra grilled bread, the crispy potatoes and the old fashioned. Everything was delicious. Will definitely be back soon.
  5. d

    danielh

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around amazing experience in a gorgeous restored adobe. Top notch!!
  6. TD

    ThreeDogDay

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us ate at Stokes Adobe for the first time last Saturday night. We had heard very good things from friends and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent. Service friendly and attentive. We sat outside on a beautiful evening in very comfortable chairs. Highly recommend and will definitely go again.
  7. g

    george

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful new addition to the Monterey scene, which is much needed. We ate outdoors on their beautiful deck. The restored adobe is memorable, in the center of the historic town. The service was informal and just right. And the drinks and food were just great. No pretentions here. Just the best food in the best setting. My wife and I had a great evening.
  8. KD

    KDlovesfood

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our fourth visit to Stokes Adobe. It has become our new favorite restaurant in Monterey. We took friends from the Bay Area and they were all very impressed. The menu changes weekly so there is always something new to try. The bread is amazing and the crispy potatoes are very fun.
  9. DJ

    DouglasJ

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entrees were very good and our server was very helpful accomidating my wife's food allergies.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in an idealistic environment. Service is careful and very professional. We loved it.
  11. G

    Gemquality48

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was a special occaision and everything was great…food, service (Sean was wonderful!) and wine. It got a little noisy around 7PM. The only problem is that when they brought the check, they calculated the tip for us and included the tax as well as the price of the wine, which should never be included. We really like this restaurant and have been here several times in recent years but this was a first! We decided not to make it an issue because the evening had been lovely but we may rethink about coming again in the future and recommending it to others
  12. K

    Kirra70

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The bar area inside is quaint and cozy. It’s a house, so the veils are high, making it a little loud. Our server for the bar was very friendly and helpful. Dinner service a very nice. We had a great server Jane who was so friendly and accommodating. My husband had the rock cod and I had truffle chicken. We both did not care for the preparation and seasoning of the rock cod. Our server let the chef know and they compt’d us for it. The chicken was amazing, perfectly cooked. The only thing I didn’t like on the chicken dish was a extremely salty miso reduction. Overall, a very good experience and I would recommend it while in downtown Monterey.
  13. GM

    GMA71

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites now in Monterey area.
  14. A

    Anna

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal all around-- loved the ambiance, the food, the service. Loved the setup on the patio, but chose to eat inside and loved it even more for it's weaving cozy and well decorated ares of the historic home. We started with the crudo, potatoes, the duck and cod as entrees, and butterscotch pot de creme dessert. All were excellent, I'd order them all again, but the other menu items all looked excellent as well. Hope to be back next time I'm in Monterey!
  15. c

    curly

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Despite a few hiccups, still an absolutely lovely evening! Wish they would expand the menu somewhat, but the expanded patio seating is great!
  16. DF

    DeeF

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and great food! We will definitely come back and sit inside next time.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well, I’ve had almost every Starter and Hands Down this is the Very Best in Monterey! The drinks are definitely Art just as much as the Food! Every Staff member has been more than Accommodating and Professional every visit!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Our bartender was delightful, he had studied chemistry and made great drinks and conversation. Our table under the redwoods was beautiful. Our server was a gem but a bit rushed, she did an acceptable job within the time she had and may not have had a ton of support. In spite of that she always had a big smile for us. The food was really good overall. We enjoyed the duck confit and the wagyu bavette. Lovely skin on the duck. Two misses: the sauce on the duck was cloyingly sweet and the pot de creme was soupy. The atmosphere at Stokes is beautiful so the overall experience was very good and we would gladly go back.
  19. A

    Amanda

    San Diego

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Some good menu items, nicely prepared. Nice decor with candles on tables.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was nice and the food delicious. Portions a tad small, other than that it was good.
  21. JS

    JSmonterey

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently wonderful food- fresh, local & organic. Loved the outdoor seating area. Highly recommend!
  22. AP

    AkemiP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I don't remember his name, but the service he provided us was excellent.
  23. SG

    SuzanneG

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We are from Portland, OR and really enjoyed Stokes Adobe. Best restaurant experience yet in Monterey area. We had the Truffle Chicken and Bolognese Pasta with the simple salad starter and crispy potatoes. The portions were perfect - I’d say they were even generous. The salad hit just the right notes - crisp and bright. Truffle chicken was savory with a rich sauce - very flavorful but not overpowering. Bolognese was delicious. The crispy potatoes could very easily be addictive - in a crème fraîche sauce - so very good. Service was great. The outdoor setting is lovely- especially after dark with the lights and heaters going. We will go back next time we are in Monterey.
  24. BB

    BobbieB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Dined at Stokes Adobe to celebrate a birthday. The service was impeccable and the food was great. My only negative was the stark white walls and the mid century moderne furnishings; probably to create a youthful vibe but not in keeping with the formerly dark mystery of the historic building, which lent a comfortable air. Hattie Gregg’s ghost must be feeling unsettled! Otherwise, food and service were wonderful.
  25. TD

    TDFQ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Not good value for what we spent. Food was very good albeit at a high cost.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place with great food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A culinary experience that most naysayers have no field to even comment on. Anyone that leaves a karen type experience review has a psychological deficiency and is taking it out on the world. The food was lovely. Duck confit, bolognaise, crispy potatoes, the toffee dessert. I missed out on the steak, but I’ll get it next time. Hats off to the chef.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delightful. Our waiter made us feel comfortable and treated us as if we were quite special. The meal was divine and it was elegant and comfortable at the same time. It stands out among many excellent restaurants as the newcomer to choose for an excellent dining experience.
  30. RO

    RonO

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely food, great service, wonderful outdoor patio area.
  31. S

    Swede

    Central Coast

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious and the service was excellent.
  32. PF

    PriscillaF

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing experience at this restaurant, staff was very friendly and welcoming. The food was the best I’ve probably ever tried, would definitely come here again!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff & incredible food!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant! Greta food and service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food from a very talented chef.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  37. RS

    RosemaryS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    All dishes were delicious and flavorful, cocktails were just right with balance to sweetness and strength. Wait staff are very nice, giving luxury level service.
  38. L

    Lynnnie

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our dinner was outstanding! We enjoyed our meals to the very last bite. The Stokes Adobe building is a lovely reminder of old Monterey and pleasant. Our only negative was the level of noise near our table. We were close to a family with young children and a foursome who were disruptive to our otherwise pleasant and relaxing experience. We would definitely plan to return in the future.
  39. B

    Bevin52

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant - previo
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The service was excellent overall. The food medium and ok. Not a lot of taste in the pork chop though the cherry sauce was a good accompaniment. Have had the sea bass - overcooked and little flavor. The chicken was good and sauce very tasty.

FAQs

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

Stokes Adobe Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 162 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 26 times today
Google Map for Stokes Adobe Restaurant

500 Hartnell St, Monterey, CA 93940-2802

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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