I haven't been to Carmel or Monterey in a few years and am taking my boyfriend who has never been. Can anyone please recommend a good but not overly expensive ($$$$) restaurant for dinner? Possibly with a view but definitely with a romantic atmosphere. Italian or Med with fresh seafood offerings, preferably something unique to the area. The wine list doesn't have to be too extensive, as long as it is decent.
I love Casanova but was curious if there were any other restaurants with a similar vibe/quality. After looking through previous postings, the Old Bathe House sounds like it might fit the bill. Any other suggestions? We are staying in Carmel Valley, so would prefer Carmel by the Sea but we will have a car so Pacific Grove or Monterey are fine as well. Thanks in advance.