I was so disappointed in the Whaling Station. The rib eye was tough which is unusual for this type of cut. The twice baked potato looked like it was a week old and was served cold. The only thing that was worth it was the salad.
It was our 26th Anniversary and a special celebration. The Whaling Station never lets you down, always a first class experience and well worth the indulgence.
Food was delicious, and service was good. However, it was absolutely ridiculous that the establishment does not allow for seperate checks. We had a large party in town for a conference, and calculating the bill was a nightmare. This is an archaic policy.
They sat us in the very back of the restaurant by the kitchen so we couldn’t see anything. They kept bragging about the steak and the Cowboy Ribeye was good but not life changing. Service was mediocre.
The parking was easy. The ambiance was nice. The service was excellent and so was the food. Over the years, this is what we have come to expect from this restaurant .
It is a little pricy, but compared to a lot of other restaurants in this area, what you receive is well worth what you pay.
Exceptional Place. Jum, our waiter, was highly knowledgeable and always instantly there. To have this happen during Valentine's day with all the busy-ness was truly amazing!
Warm, friendly greeting on arrival . Knowledgable and friendly waiter ....not too obtrusive . Good range of dishes on the menu . I had Fillet Mignon and it was probably the best tasting and tenderest steak I have had in all my travels .
Calamari appetizer was heavily breaded, the cocktail and tartar sauce that accompanied it was very bland.
Lobster fettuccine was ok. I had the special of wild caught abalone. What a disappointment. Two slices of abalone over 1/4 inch thick so heavily seasoned and breaded that you could not taste any abalone. It was tenderize almost to the point of being mushy. I am somewhat suspicious that it was not really abalone but maybe manta wing. I mentioned this to the manager Freddie. He said to make sure to let him know when we come back that he “ will take care of us”. Interesting though he did not assure me that what I had was really abalone.
One of the better steaks I can remember eating. Great wine and atmosphere!
We used to come here years ago when we lived in Northern California and always loved it. It didn’t disappoint. Same great food and amazing service. Nothing seemed to change which we loved.
Fabulous steak house! They only have a limited amount of cuts of meat, but all prime and beautifully cooked. No choice on the side dishes, but we were very happy. Service was impeccable - we loved the hand-tossed Caesar salad. Pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for.
We've been to this establishment several times over the past 30+ years, so we've seen significant changes to the menu and decor. Our visit was for a special occasion and we were treated very well, although the noise level was a little over the top. Today's menu is upscale steakhouse with some fresh fish thrown in. Everything is well prepared and the presentation was very well done. The wine list is wide ranging with a few gems thrown in at a reasonable price, you just have to know what to look for. We'll come back again when we're in Monterey.
Dinner was superb! Service excellent and ambiance beautiful! The Cesar salad was amazing!!
The steak is the main reason to come here. Out of this world. The pasta dishes are ok but not quite as good.
Our server was wonderful. She provided excellent service!!