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Monterey Hill Restaurant - Five Stars in my book (and wallet)


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Monterey Hill Restaurant - Five Stars in my book (and wallet)

Baron | Sep 23, 2009 04:16 PM

I’ve enjoyed lunch at this terrific restaurant so many times that I want to share it with the hounds. It’s located where the 10 crosses the 710 up on the hill off Ramona. A large, stand alone place with plenty of parking. You enter through a grotto and Koi pond, setting the mood for a good experience. It’s a large venue with comfortable seating with white linen table cloths, booths and tables generously spaced. Nice views. The food and service are both excellent, particularly for the price. I’ve lunched here maybe 25 times or more and have never been disappointed. (Cant say that for most places), Food is what I call continental with always interesting specials very artfully presented. You can't go wrong with their salads, seafood, steaks, burgers, pastas, whatever. Today I had a wonderful chicken scalopenni served with wild mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes and fresh baby carrots and string beans. Perfect. And great bread! The best french bread and butter of any restaurant I’ve been to in Los Angeles. Seriously, Always fresh, warm and with a nice crust. The sweet butter comes with a scoop of fresh pesto. Did I mention that the portions were generous. Anyway, I’m no restaurant critic, but I believe this place deserves several stars - particularly for its price/quality ratio. They also serve Sunday brunch and dinner is worth a try.

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