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About The Whaling Station Steakhouse
The internationally acclaimed Whaling Station, perched just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row has been Monterey County’s #1 Steak House for over 40 years, The Whaling Station takes the term “Steak House” seriously... See the restaurant’s dry-aging room, select your USDA Prime cut of dry-aged beef from a silver tray, your Prime, Prime Rib from the antique 1930’s silver carving trolley, and enjoy your Caesar Salad being tossed tableside.
An award winning wine list and full spirits bar complement your dining experience. Serving Dinner and cocktails from 5pm daily.
THE BAR at The Whaling Station has its own menu and its own local following, with drink specials and lively conversation served nightly.
Parking in our private lot. A private banquet room is available.
Monterey, CA 93940
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy free parking in our private lot. Valet parking available on Friday and Saturday.
Private Party Facilities:
The Whaling Station offers private and semi private dining areas for groups of 8 to 50. Having a birthday, special event or party please contact us directly to reserve an appropriate area or get additional information.
Private Party Contact:
The Whaling Station Staff: (831) 373-3778
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine
The Whaling Station Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
For the price, the steaks were average. The filet and NY we ordered were cooked perfectly medium rare but were still dry and not juicy at all. The mushrooms were tasty but didn’t knock our socks off and the arugula salad was good but nothing special. It was a fine dinner but way overpriced for the quality.
Petite Filet Mignon was the best I've ever had anywhere and I've driven all over in search of the perfect steak! Was worth the $54. They even made a sirloin very tasty and tender which is no easy feat in itself. Garlic mashed potatoes were good, but did not care for the uncooked onions & bacon fat in the spinach. Flavors just didn't work out well. Crab cakes were a bit disappointing, severely over cooked and dry. However, they offered the BIGGEST Creme Brulee I've ever seen in a bowl. Two of us had a hard time finishing it, but it was good. Served with a couple raspberries, a strawberry, and whipped cream under the berries as a garnish. Would have loved some extra fruit since it was so big and a little more vanilla flavor overall, but we'd definitely order it again. Service was good. Our waitress was prompt to bring drink refills and the timing of the food coming out was timely as well. We'll be back when we're in the area.
This place came highly recommended as one of the best places to eat in Monterey. It was nicely decorated for New Year’s Eve and had a nice vibe. The restaurant manager was very cordial etc however, our food was nothing to write home about and it was quite expensive. I ordered the full prime rib dinner for 48.00 The spinach was wet and flavorless, the mash potatoes tasted like instant, and the prime rib was ok. Ice had better prime rib at black bear diner.
The food was great & the service excellent. We were there on Christmas Eve so it was pretty busy and loud. The worst thing was the little "room" they stuck us in. It was nice to be away from the rest restaurant, but it was close to the front door and frankly a little cold. Put a little damper on the evening.
Clam chowder was just ok—-but the Porterhouse steak was out of this world. Take the waiters recommendation on how it is cooked—you won’t be disappointed. We shared it and had leftovers—plus our dog was thrilled with the bone. Potatoes and spinach sides were tasty. The Pavlova would have been perfect if the sour/bitter sauce had been left off. We will be back.
My husband and I had a wonderful dining experience at The Whaling Station. Our server was excellent! Food was excellent! My husband had the 14 oz New York Strip. He opted for a twice baked potato that he said was average. I had the sand dabs and they were excellent as were the garlic mashed potatoes. Both of our meals were served with cooked spinach...we wish we had asked for a different vegetable as neither of us our fans of cooked spinach. And, for dessert, we ordered Pavlova. I was absolutely too full to enjoy more than a bite, but my husband ate the whole thing! He loved it! This is obviously the dessert of choice because virtually every table ordered it. Also, our server corked our bottle of wine and wrapped it for us so we could enjoy it at home.
The decor is very nice. The ambiance was a little loud for our taste.
Overall, so happy that we finally tried The Whaling Station and look forward to going back!
We arrived 50 minutes early for our reservation. The gentleman at the front desk was very helpful and sat us in 5 minutes. Our waiter, Carl, was very knowledgeable and helpful. He was very attentive. We each had the prime rib dinner and caesar salad mixed at the table. The prime rib was cooked very much to our liking . We were celebrating our anniversary and they acknowledged it with a cannoli desert. This was our second time at The Whaling Station and we will definitely return again.
Our meal was very good, but the odor of "Mr Clean" or some other cleaner was strong and powerful and made for an uncomfortable evening. We considered leaving, but it was late and we stayed. Our food was very good as was the service, but the ammonia smell needs to be addressed.
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