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Taste Cafe & Bistro

4.4
231 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
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About

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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
European
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Hours of operation




Dinner: Sun, Tues-Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm
Closed Mondays
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Phone number
(831) 655-0324
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bill Karaki
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Prescott Lane
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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
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4.4  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Norm (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

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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vipRusty (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

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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JandN (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Great food! Wish there was more choice on wines. Friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2017

As always the food is delicious and the service warm and friendly!

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patandmaryjo (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

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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