Going to Monterey/Carmel in two weeks. Want a place to dine that would be a must have experience in monterey.
First night we want something fairly casual but with great food, wonderful wine list and ambiance...maybe an ocean view.
Price is not an issue, but after travelling all day would like something that is just easy going...but not a chain or run of the mill place....we love bistro type dining...but its got to be terrific.
Second night would like to do something more special and really romantic...heard from another forum (trip advisor) that Casanova's is amazing.
Would be interested in other opinions for a really nice evening....perhaps a drive along the coast and a suggestion for a place to stop and have a drink with a view...then off to dinner...like the idea of italian or french...not pretentious...