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
Expected better. Food was mediocre.
Service was slow at the beginning. Then, seemed to improve. All the staff seemed to help each other out. Our waiter was great as the evening went on. The white wine was not very chilled. The cocktail drinks were unique and very good. We had a lot of appetizers and salads. Dessert was a meringue. It was very good. Thought it’d be complimentary since we were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary.
Absolutely great experience . The food is outstanding and while pricey , worth it.
Great place to eat. The food was amazing. It's expensive but worth it if you're looking for something special.
The Whaling Station!! Is the Louis Vutton in dining in Monterey. The Service and atmosphere is amazing. The food absolutely the best hands down. We always go there for our Anniversary and they never disappoint. The Whaling Station is the cream of the crop.
The Reeds SAC
Great service, great food and a great dining spot for special occasions.
Best steaks in Monterey!
Great service, friendly staff
Best steakhouse in Monterey County. Top quality, Big portions, Good value, Friendly family type staff, other great dishes include Seafood, Chicken and Pasta. Bar Menu also excellent.
Beautifully maintained, excellent food and great service. Waiters have been there for years (some over 30 years). Never disappoints!
The staff was very friendly. The food was good. We have nothing negative to say, however it wasn’t anything spectacular.
Wonderful food and excellent service.
It was absolutely wonderful!
Alberto was an amazing waiter and was more than accommodating. Thank you!
The entrees we ordered were fantastic, and the waiter and servers were very friendly.
Service was great, friendly staff and atmosphere, waiter was well versed on the prime steaks
Staff was fantastic and food was wonderful
one of the best steakhouses I've been to with excellent service and value , I highly recommend it, to true steak lover for an unforgettable experience in dining
The service was great. The food was delicious. Highly recommended.
The bacon wrapped scallops appetizer was delicious and the fresh Sandabs with lemon and butter and capers was outstanding, but they need a better wine by the glass list please.
Great to be back inside! As always, fantastic food, drink and service.
Excellent food for a very special anniversary! Very good service.
Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. The grilled salmon with Risotto was the best. It was perfect. My husband had the rib eye steak and it was delicious too. Our waiter was so friendly. I enjoyed the service especially the food.
No visit to Monterey is complete without dining at least once at Whaling Station. Best steaks in Monterey County. I had the filet and it was perfect. She had the sand dabs and they were very very tasty as well! I always hit the Whaling Station when visiting Monterey/Carmel, and will continue to do so. I highly recommend the Beef Wellington, which is what I usually get,
Wonderful experience. Service is off the charts. True classic old school steakhouse with great beef.
My steak was cooked perfectly, veggies also well cooked! Service was spot on! We were seated quickly and not too long of wait for food,! Very professional waiter's!
We went to celebrate our anniversary and enjoyed ourselves. Food was great, excellent service, we had a very good evening.
We’ve been here twice now for mine and my boyfriend’s birthdays. Food and service has been excellent! One of our favorites to eat at when in Monterey.
Best Abalone and steak I have ever had!! We will
be coming back!!!!
Fantastic service and food!
We originally had reservations for 6:30, but got hungry so asked to be seated an hour early and they were accommodating. We ordered the calamari to start. It came out smelling very fishy, was flavorless and tough. My guess is that it was previously frozen. We had the beef Wellington and a ribeye steak. The Wellington was tough, flavorless, and the pastry was not cooked all the way through. The ribeye was very fatty. I’d say instead of being a heavily marbled steak, it was about 75% thick fatty pieces. It was also flavorless and had a weird sauce on top. We sent our food back and left. Later that night we were both sick.
The service didn’t impress me. The wait staff stared at us the whole time and were rude. The manager offered to fix our meals, but ultimately comped them as we just wanted to leave.
The decor and ambiance was odd. There was no music playing and the restaurant was cheaply decorated.
Overall the experience was comparable to a night at Olive Garden.
Outstanding service and food quality!
Dining at The Whaling Station is always a treat reserved for special occasions. Our latest visit met all of our expectations: great table side prepared ceaser salad, perfectly done filet and NY strip, friendly-attentive-professional waiter, delicious desert and a wine list with a full range of price points. We’ve already reserved a table for our next special occasion.
The female bartender with the glasses is amazing. She anticipated all of our needs and super friendly. The food here is always great. I always get the Prime Rib. Perfectly marbled and tender.
Steak was served cold. My sons steak came out late. Overpriced
We had a “date night” reservation for 5:15. We arrived in Monterey around 3 to walk around Cannery Row and enjoy the scenery. By 4:30 we were famished, so I called the restaurant to ask if we could come in a bit early. They were very happy to accommodate us! The service was amazing and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was very delicious and flavorful. I highly recommend The Whaling Station Steakhouse! It’s phenomenal!
Food was delicious and staff was very friendly it was our anniversary and they brought us out a special surprise at the end.
Family dinner for a special birthday - everything was perfect!
The live music was fun wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and food was delicious. We would definitely recommend.
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 1533 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.