The Whaling Station Steakhouse
A private, 50-seat banquet room is also available.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
filet mignon baked in puff pastry, truffled red wine sauce
full cut of the most tender beef
We had the best food, it was top quality and fresh!
Food was cooked to perfection. The key lime pie was spectacular! Even better was the service and Rich was fabulous! Can’t wait to go again! Highly recommend!!
It was noisy and crowded from the Mother’s Day bustle but the food and service was outstanding! We will definitely be going back! The large filet and the lobster tail were cooked to perfection. The pavlova dessert was a sweet & airy masterpiece!
I have been here dozens of times, this evening was very disappointing. The dining area was way too noisy and it made it very difficult to hear each other and the server describing the cuts of meat. We chose a ribeye and the beef short ribs along with two wedge salads, which were ok . Out came the short ribs which looked and tasted like pot roast. Instead of my ribeye they brought a filet mignon, both had a weird sauce, so I told the server I did not order a filet and of course they took it and offered to bring my order but it’s too late at that point. The regular servers were not there, the manager was and he apologized but again, no one wants to wait for another order to arrive. we shared the short ribs - so so tasting and ordered our usual creme brûlée. Another disappointment. The desert was runny with parts of it warm and other parts cold. This was not the cream brûlée we had enjoyed many times before. Topped off the night with a charge of wine we did not receive ! It’s going to be a long time before I return, just too expensive to have a disappointing meal, service, and experience.
All of the wait staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was wonderful. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and so flavorful! It was a very enjoyable evening!
Great to be back inside with this fine crew!
Our server was great and was very attentive. The food was amazing and cooked to perfection. My BF stated it was the best stake he has ever had. The tiramisu was also prefect- done the way it is in Europe. While the place is expensive, the food and service are worth it.
As always, it’s a great steak restaurant. Love coming here. I will come back
Excellent service & excellent food. They made my husband’s birthday special!
If you are a steak lover and enjoy amazing service the Whaling Station is the place for you! We had an outstanding meal. Our appetizers, entree's and dessert were all above expectations. Our waiter Jeremy was superb and when I am in town the Whaling Station will be my first thing on my list to visit.
Dinner was amazing!! I don't think you can go wrong with anything you order!
Food was very good. Carl our server was excellent. The Manger was very professional and courteous with our special requests. Good choice when in Monterey
The Whaling Station is a spectacular experience. The food is amazing. The Staff is incredible & the atmosphere is perfect. If you want an awesome night out - this is the place!
All the staff was very friendly from the time we came through the door to our server. Everything we ordered was delicious! We had a party of five and no one was disappointed.
The food was delicious. Servers and host were very nice and accommodating though we did observe the host taking off his mask intermittently during the night. The restaurant (indoor seating) was definitely above the current 50% capacity mandate by the county which we were not pleased with.
Very overpriced. Steak was fatty and overcooked. I ordered salmon which menu said came with mashed potatoes with mushrooms but came with bacon. They had to remake although dining partner already was served. They didn’t comp even a glass of wine. It’s claim that has been around for 45 years and it shows.
As always, our dinner was great and the service was outstanding!
Prime Rib was tough although it was supposed to be prime beef.
We did like the soup, bread, asparagus, and dessert. Sorry, but we were disappointed.
We’ve been coming here for years for business dinners. This time was a celebration with another couple. Our evening was delightful. The waiter timed everything perfectly even a hot off the grill take out Filet Mignon. The food was beautifully prepared. We had an assortment of steaks and seafood all were delicious. Save room for dessert; the New Zealand Pavlova is out of this world. The restaurant had strolling musicians playing during dinner. After more than a year of lockdown, the live music seemed like a luxury.
Food was excellent, with high quality meats cooked perfectly. Vegetables, too. Service was attentive almost to the point of hovering. I don't know how capacity is calculated, but it sure looked like well over half the tables were occupied at peak. More like 3/4. That made us a little antsy, as there is no outdoor dining.
Outstanding food and service. Will be our sole fine dining choice for the area when we go back.
We were treated like VIP here. The staff was amazing and the food was to die for. Love the atmosphere at this restaurant. The staff really cares about you and want nothing more to make your experience a thing to remember. They even remember you. My mom has been there often and they greeted her by name. I was there for my birthday celebration and they all sang Happy Birthday to me over a free and delicious cannoli. We had filet mignon and lobster tails. The lobster tails were huge and cooked to perfection. We also split the larger filet mignon and still couldn't finish it all. We will definitely return next time we are in Carmel and will be recommending this establishment to our friends and family. Love this place.
casually looking for a nice dinner spot, came across here & the ambience looked good for a bite & drinks. We ordered the steaks, lobster & a few appetizers, everything was delicious. Can't wait to go visit this place soon !
The food and service was impeccable! We loved the sand dabs and the beef Wellington!
Went for my husband's birthday and what a great dinner it was. Service was exceptional and the steaks were perfect. Will definitely go back, as often as possible.
Good food, a bit pricy, my husband had the sirloin and it was delicious . I had the prawn and fettuccine. Very good but a bit too much saffron for me , we both has the wedge salad was very good . Two cocktails. Wine and beer $154. But we felt it was worth it Our waiter was awesome and very helpful Great service from all Enjoyed the music.
We love our server, Paul, and will be back again soon!
Steak and Ahi were delicious
Waitstaff knowledgeable and friendly
Service was quick but not rished
The service was on point. Our waiter was fantastic. The food was more than you could imagine. Appetizers were great and the steaks did not disappoint. I will visit this restaurant every time I visit the area.
Steaks were delicious as was the appetizer, salad and sides. We ordered the porterhouse for two and it was cooked perfect. Very tender and tasty. Will definitely go back and try other selections.
Great steaks with even better service! These guys are on top of it and there cocktails are made from fresh fruit! Highly recommend!!!!
Great service and food.
The food was excellent. The best Chipino in the area. Prime rib excellent. The service was slow and inattentive. I understand they were understaffed but that is not an excuse for the cost of dinner. Previous dinners were great
Excellent food, and service. A must when visiting Cannery Row
Loved it !!
Delicious beef carpaccio, yorkshire pudding with whipped butter and pavlova for dessert!
Unfortunately the live music makes it unpleasantly noisy. Eat early to avoid the music which starts about 6:00 p.m.
The service was outstanding the workers made my girlfriends birthday unforgettable! Thanks :) had Amazing service and great food! Definitely returning !
The food was delicious. It’s a pricier dining option for most people but was a nice experience.
The return of indoor dining and LIVE ENTERTAINMENT to one of the Peninsula's best restaurants proved a night we will never forget. Knowledgeable staff, excellent food, all safety precautions observed studiously... one of the best evenings ever and worth every penny.
It was a joy to be seated inside, surrounded by people celebrating and enjoying great meals. Everyone went out out of their way to be welcoming, and the meal's service was seamless. Our first time here, probably not our last.
Excellent, attentive service. All of our meals were perfectly executed. Tables were nicely spaced, staff wore masks and gloves. It was a great night dining in after a year.
The Whaling Station Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 373-3778.
The Whaling Station Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1489 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.