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Stokes Adobe Restaurant, Monterey, CA
Award-winning

Stokes Adobe Restaurant

4.8
4.8
615 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 18 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
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 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 615 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Romantic

  • California Central Coast

    Californian

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Overall

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Service

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Innovative

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Californian

615 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, exceptional service, and amazing ambiance.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super nice! Will return! We were in the garden room which had lovely light in the early evening.

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  3. KKFoodie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place! We were a group of 9 and we loved it!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Weekend lunch menu was limited but quality excellent

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  5. JamesL

    Oxford

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really decent and classy place for the price with proper service levels

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place, outstanding service, delicuous food.... Every recommendation made by our waiter was right on the money! Can't wait to go back!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meal at Stokes Adobe was very nice. We ate light and split a salad and wood fired pizza. The broccoli and cheddar salad was really good and the pizza was fine. My only minor complaint is that it took a really long time to get our pizza and the restaurant wasn’t very crowded.

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  8. PrufrockDines

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute favorite, never disappoints. Great food, cocktails, service, ambience. Best of Monterey!

    1 person found this helpful

  9. ChristineV

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stokes Adobe is a lovely historic venue with separate intimate eating areas. Our server, Shane, was excellent. We tried several wine samples before deciding on a bottle. Then the food: delicious! Some unusual combinations (like hominy in the sauce with the halibut), but the sauce was delicious and the halibut was cooked perfectly. Oh, and the potatoes: you must try them! Crispy and in a yummy aoili. Wonderful meal. Thank you! We will return.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience. Awesome vibe, great service, great food.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. RichardL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food quality and presentation was excellent. our server, Rachel, was sublime

    1 person found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing server and ambiance. Staff was quietly kind, efficient and accommodating. Lovely menu and presentation of food. Will be back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. DarleneZBP

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Charming restaurant with lots of history! Service was good, food was excellent. A little more attention to fine detail would’ve been appreciated. We will definitely put this on our frequent again list.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A good experience all around. From the greeting at the hostess stand, knowledgeable and attentive server, to quality food options and presentation. A lovely experience and kid friendly. Will be back again.

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  15. CAtoNYC

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Four of us started in the bar and then went upstairs to dinner. We were seated across from the upstairs bar, which was great for us because there were large families in the other two rooms. Our location was perfect. The service was outstanding as two of us are gluten-free and the server paid special attention to identifying items that could be prepared gluten-free. Of the four of us, three ordered something different, Chicken, Steak and Scallops. In addition we ordered the Shaved Broccoli salad, which was delicious. The only complaint was that the steak was a bit more cooked than our friend wished for (he ordered medium rare and felt it was medium). Everything else was great, including the chocolate desert we ended the meal with.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. JABear

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with delicious food. Everything came out quickly and tasted great. Loved this dinner.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality food in a lovely space. Didn’t enjoy the outdoor fire out but would be lovely in summer!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a very nice time, seating and atmosphere was amazing very nice. Food and staff was perfect. I will be going back to visit again. Thank you!!

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  19. DanR

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit to the restaurant and we were very impressed by the food, the friendly and knowledgeable staff and the relaxed and quiet vibe of the restaurant. The crudo was delicious and very fresh. The fried potatoes were also tasty. We split a bolognese pasta and that was really well cooked. Finally we both had the Halibut which was served in a pozole that made the dish really exceptional. We will be back. I can’t believe we didn’t know this place existed before!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was impeccable . The broccoli cheddar salad was amazing. Our server Erica was attentive without being intrusive. Her wine recommendation was spot on We sat in the sun room which was easily accessible for my walker.

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  21. MatthewP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful old adobe with many separate dining areas both indoors and outdoors with fire pits and heaters. Food was delicious. Had the crispy potatoes which were outstanding, and cauliflower bisque which was equally delicious. Homemade tagliatelle bolognese was quite good, and the service was on point. Will visit again.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. LewG

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and caring service matched by interesting menu and delicious food.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food was amazing (especially the halibut).

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  24. LetyY

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server. Excellent food overall wonderful atmosphere.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    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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  26. Emily

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    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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  27. ChazzItUp

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    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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  28. shirleys

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Had the broccoli cheddar salad which supposedly came with a Caesar dressing. We had to order more dressing that was no evidence of any dressing. I have halibut which arrived very hot and overdone other diners had pork chops and scallops which they thought were excellent overall a good experience.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    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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  30. Lynda

    Los Angeles

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    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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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    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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  32. lynnh

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    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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  33. rickthau

    Monterrey

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Cyna922

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    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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  37. 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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  38. 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

  39. 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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  40. 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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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 615 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 18 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
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 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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