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Diners' Choice: Good for business meals restaurants in Monterey / Carmel

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for business meals in Monterey / Carmel? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.8
4.8 (116)
$31 to $50
Bistro
Pacific Grove
About the restaurant
Join us at our welcoming establishment and indulge in the captivating flavors and unmatched ambiance that can only be found under the guidance of Chef Jerry Regester. We look forward to hosting you and sharing the unique culinary journey that has made our restaurant a beloved staple in the Monterey community
Top review
Tupleo2015vip
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Really delicious food and wonderful service- please try Spotted Duck
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4.7
4.7 (3724)
$31 to $50
European
Pacific Grove
About the restaurant
A favorite among Fandango regulars is the succulent Rack of Lamb; other menu items include Fresh Seafood, a variety of pastas, delicious and exotic Mediterranean dishes such as paella and Couscous, and a tempting selection of excellent steaks. Several daily specialties are also available.

Desserts we offer, Souffle, Profiteroles, Chocolate Mousse
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Fabulous food, great attentive service, incredible wine list, pleasant ambiance, free parking. Pricey, but worth it, especially for special occasions. We celebrated our anniversary there, and were treated with complementary Porto at the end of our meal.
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4.7
4.7 (2420)
$30 and under
Californian
Carmel
About the restaurant
Rio Grill, located in the Crossroads in Carmel, has been the place to meet friends, enjoy tasty, flavorful food and relax with a refreshing cocktail or glass of wine for over 38 Years.
Chef Luis Osorio creative American dishes are some of the most flavorful, colorful and vibrant on the Monterey Peninsula and celebrate flavor in every mouthwatering bite!
In addition to the main dining room, Rio Grill has a comfortable lounge and full bar serving refreshing libations including the restaurant’s famous "Rio Rita.” The bar is lined with colorful caricatures of local faces and celebrities. Rio Grill's award-winning wine list by Wine Director, Gabe de la Vega, features more than 250 labels featuring a ton of local wineries and an extensive selection available by the glass.
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KB61
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent dinner! Great service and the quality and flavor of the filet I had was one of the best steaks I’ve eaten. Haystack onions and the burger were very good also.
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4.6
4.6 (4125)
$31 to $50
Californian
Monterey
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, Montrio offers a comfortable yet classic dining experience, featuring fine European inspired-American cuisine. For the past 25 years, Montrio has worked to showcase sustainable seafood, fine quality meat, and Monterey County’s best produce in all of its dishes has made this renovated 1910 firehouse a local favorite.


We feature a variety of appetizers, award-winning small bites, enticing entrees, and indulgent seasonal desserts made by our in house pastry chef. Choose from Montrio's extensive wine list, or try one of our signature cocktails. Come see what everyone is talking about!
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
I had the pleasure of dining at Montrio during my vacation in Monterey, CA, and it was an outstanding experience from start to finish. We started our meal with a selection of appetizers: the Caesar Salad, Corn Crème Brûlée, and Onion Soup. Each dish was exceptional in its own way. The Caesar Salad was fresh and perfectly dressed, the Corn Crème Brûlée was a delightful and unique twist with a rich, creamy texture and a sweet finish, and the Onion Soup was hearty and flavorful, making for a comforting start to our meal. For the main courses, we ordered the Short Rib, Chicken, Carrots, and Duck Fat Potatoes. The Short Rib was incredibly tender and cooked to perfection, the Chicken was juicy and well-seasoned, and the Carrots were beautifully roasted, bringing out their natural sweetness. The Duck Fat Potatoes were flavorful & delicious adding a decadent touch to the meal. The service was attentive and friendly, and the ambiance of the restaurant was warm and inviting, making it a perfect spot for a memorable dining experience. Montrio is a must-visit when in Monterey. Highly recommended!
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4.6
4.6 (2321)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Monterey
About the restaurant
The internationally acclaimed Whaling Station Steakhouse, perched just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row has been Monterey County’s #1 Steak House for over 50 years, The Whaling Station takes the term “Steakhouse” seriously...Select your USDA Prime cut of the USA’s finest beef from a silver tray or enjoy our slow-roasted USDA Prime, Prime Rib. An award-winning wine list and full spirits bar compliment your dining experience. Serving Dinner and cocktails from 4:30pm daily. The Bar at The Whaling Station Steakhouse has its own menu and its own local following, with drink specials and lively conversation served nightly. Parking in our private lot.
A private, 50-seat banquet room is also available.
Top review
KHillvip
Dined 1 day ago
Excellence personified!! We will continue to come back as often as possible and tell everyone about it!
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4.6
4.6 (421)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Carmel
About the restaurant
Located on Mission Street between Ocean Ave & 7th Ave, in Carmel California. Mission Bistro Restaurant is owned by Shaheen Alnuaimi. Our history-rich location is warm, charming, and above all cozy. We offer brunch, lunch, dinner, local, and import wines. Chef Matt Zimny sources from Monterey and Santa Cruz County farms and ranches with the goal of serving what is fresh and currently available. At Mission Bistro we do Seafood and Steaks right. Cheers!
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OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Stopped by for Father’s Day celebration after seeing the “Unexpected Business in California - season 3”. Korean Super Star cast including Jo In Sung and Cha Tae Hyun raved about this place in Carmel-By-The-Sea while filming the TvN show. From appetizers to entrees, flavors were spot on and portions were generous. Presentation was beautiful too - Instagram worthy!
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4.5
4.5 (3485)
$30 and under
American
Monterey
About the restaurant
Relax in this 1917 Roadhouse and enjoy creative, Five Star American Country Cuisine. The wood-burning grill provides wonderful flavors for the freshest seafood and prime steaks. Set on five landscaped acres, the patios and extensive gardens provide a refreshing backdrop for hearty sandwiches, vegetarian entrees and tempting salads. Reservations are recommended.We are limited to outdoor seating. Please wear warm clothes for dinner. Not all tables have heat. All tables of 4 we allow 1 hour 30 minutes. Parties of 6 or more 2 hours. If you need more time please let us know. We require credit cards for parties over 6. All guests must wear a mask while entering the restaurant. You may take it off once seated. If your late for your reservation, please call we allow 15 minute grace period.
Tarpy's also offers affordable off-site catering drop offs
Top review
Eric
Dined 2 days ago
Very welcoming friendly and competent staff. Food was very good. Ribs were excellent, as were the tuna tacos. The chicken was on the dry side but very tasty and well presented. We waited 45 minutes from the time we ordered our entree until the time it was served. Obviously slow in the kitchen, especially since the restaurant was not crowded (around 2:30 PM). The overall dining experience was excellent.
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4.5
4.5 (79)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Carmel
About the restaurant
Located in the idyllic seaside community of Carmel, Shearwater features breakfast and dinner within the Carmel Mission Inn. Our dinner menu has a selection of smaller plates to share along with some larger individual plates.
We have partnered with a local dairy, coffee roaster, honey purveyor and bakery. Our menu is New American with some spices and ingredients from around the world. Our cocktail program features beautiful classic and specialty cocktails along with craft beer and California wines.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Priced appropriately for a mid range motel dining room. Rib eye onion soup was quite good as was the fried whole artichoke. Limited wine list.
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4.4
4.4 (872)
$31 to $50
Italian
Carmel
About the restaurant
Creative and modern Californian/Mediterranean dining located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Our seasonal menu is inspired by the freshest sustainable seafood the Monterey Bay has to offer and the finest organic produce from our local farmers. Compliment your experience with fun and contemporary cocktails as well as an excellent selection of California"s most sophisticated wines. Our menu includes a generous selection of vegetarian dishes as well as gluten free options. We offer outdoor seating that is dog friendly.
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Garymvip
Dined 7 days ago
Nice local spot. Many locals as well as out of towners.
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