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Taste Cafe & Bistro

4.4
4.4
214 Reviews
$30 and under
European
Welcome to Taste Cafe & Bistro a cozy European style restaurant where guests can view chef/owner Bill Karaki prepare each dish from scratch. Our European influence menu features items such as herb-roasted chicken, grilled rabbit, escargots, pastas, organic salads, exceptional soups and Au gratin potatoes. The marvelous fresh made brioche bread pudding,apple galette and hazelnut chocolate torte should not be missed. Come join us, for a great meal in a slice of Europe, in the heart of lovely Pacific Grove and enjoy our fabulous cuisine in a wonderful atmosphere!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Sun, Tues-Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm Closed Mondays
  • Phone number
    (831) 655-0324
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Bill Karaki
  • Private party contact
    Bill Karaki: (831) 655-0324
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Cross street
    Prescott Lane
  • Parking details
    Private lot / street parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 214 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 1.8Value

NoiseModerate

214 Reviews
  1. Norm

    Central Coast

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, people pleasant but couldn't understand why there was no heat and space heaters were placed around. Had to wear coat to warm up. Otherwise, a wonderful experience.

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  2. Rusty

    Central Coast

    57 reviews

    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This neighborhood gem consistently delivers good value. The menu has a wide range, and the wine list is modestly priced. We have become regulars.

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  3. JandNMonterey

    Yorkshire

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic experience. The food was exceptional, the best we've had for a long time, and the service was first-rate. Very creative items on the menu, executed perfectly.

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  4. KellyK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Visited Taste Cafe for Valentine's Day. Food was great, nice bottle of wine, overall a very good experience. It was crowded, but that's to be expected dining out on Feb. 14!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and able to provide pretty much anything gluten free. Very, very pleasant experience. Even though it was packed, noise level was great and conversations could be easily heard!! Love this place!

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  7. JanetB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Wish there was more choice on wines. Friendly service.

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  8. MarkM

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taste has become a favorite destination for my wife and me whenever we visit the Monterey Peninsula. It is a family run restaurant and the owners take special care of all their customers, remembering what they enjoyed from prior visits, and making any adjustments to the entrees to accommodate food allergies or preferences. Nice wine list and excellent French Bistro-style menu featuring local fresh ingredients. Always a pleasure and a great value.

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  9. DonaldM

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food is delicious and the service warm and friendly!

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  10. patandmaryjo

    Portland

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always feel so welcome at this restaurant, and we always enjoy a meal we talk about for days afterwards. Everything is really good, and the Chicken Dijonaise is amazing! Although they are a bit out of the mainstream above Pacific Grove's village, they are worth finding and making returning to many times to try their many delicious offerings.

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Taste Cafe & Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 655-0324.

Taste Cafe & Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Taste Cafe & Bistro

1199 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Prescott Lane
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Sun, Tues-Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm Closed Mondays
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private lot / street parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bill Karaki
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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