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A weekend of firsts on the Monterey Peninsula

PattyC
by PattyC 5 years ago

Our former neighbors came for a visit which gave us the impetus to try a few new places over the weekend. The first one was Rocky Point Restaurant for lunch on Saturday. This place has had so ma...

Great dining in Carmel/Monterey/Pacific Grove?

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by josephnl 9 years ago

We'll be returning to the Carmel area for a long weekend in a few weeks. We've been many times and are always looking for something new and great. In the past we've enjoyed Citronelle (which is n...

Abalone in Monterey/Carmel - Is it worth it?

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by CarlieInLA 15 years ago

I am going to Monterey/Carmel next weekend and we already have our Passionfish reservations. I have been reading about red abalone at several restaurants (Sardine Factory, Anton & Michels, Domenic...

Fried Chicken Sunday Dinner at Restaurant 1833 in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

To chase the stress away after a string of difficult days, last month William and I headed to Restaurant 1833 for the family-style fried chicken dinner offered on Sundays. While the new executive c...

Monterey / Pacific Grove / Carmel - Solo Dining Rec's ?

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by mikester 5 years ago

I'll be staying in Monterey over the weekend and will be having dinner on my own. I love great food and drinks, and am looking for a great experience dining at the bar. Any recommendations for a...

Chef Lee’s Mandarin House for Banquet Service (Monterey)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

In October, 200+ members of the Mar clan gathered for a family reunion in Monterey where our common ancestor first arrived from China more than 150 years ago. Dinner the first night was at Che...

The Grotto Fish Market | Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Last Friday was a glorious blue sky warm day in Monterey. After a meeting nearby, my colleague and I walked over to the Old Fisherman's Wharf to grab a bite with a view. Gradually I've been trying ...

How is Rosine's in Monterey?

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by curiousgeo 6 years ago

Saw them featured on TripleD and was wondering how Rosine's would be for a simple dinner one evening? It looked like a nice neighborhood place for a good, reasonable Italian meal. Any thoughts f...

2014 Monterey Peninsula Restaurant Reviews by ALEDM

aledm
by aledm 6 years ago

NOTE: we practically always share our meals, typically ordering one starter, one main and one dessert for the two of us. That makes a big difference in the cost of our meals and the expansion of ou...

Tiki Tuesday at Hula’s Island Grill in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Hula’s Island Grill is oft voted tops in happy hour on the Monterey Peninsula. On Tuesdays, happy hour lasts all night from opening at 2pm until close. A few weeks ago a friend and I met here for a...

Paris Bakery [Seaside and Monterey]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

Last week, after finding Sweet Elena’s closed for vacation, I stopped by the Seaside location of Paris Bakery. Mostly a wholesale location, this was my first time to either site. Paris Bakery w...

Paella Friday at Stone Creek Kitchen in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

Last Friday with sunny skies and temperatures pushing 80 degrees in Monterey, Mom and I lunched al fresco at Stone Creek Kitchen. This was our first time here. I was drawn by the promise of paella,...

Carmel-Monterey High End Food and Wine

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by Debbie 7 years ago

I am heading to Pebble Beach for a special birthday weekend with a group of five during the first week of February. For the birthday celebration, we have booked Marius at Bernardus Lodge and Winery...

Locals Days at Old Fisherman’s Grotto in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

Locals Days are Monday through Thursday at Old Fisherman’s Grotto on the wharf in Monterey. From 11am to close, a special menu offers a three-course meal including chowder or salad, choice of entr...

Monterey Bay Spot Prawns and Sardines at Royal Seafood in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

While we’re on the topic of local fish, maybe it’s time to revisit Royal Seafood in Monterey, which hasn’t been mentioned on this board since 2005. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/87844#484281 ...

Recession Special: Locals Lunch, $8.95 at Tarpy’s Roadhouse, Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

On one of those unseasonably sunny and warm days last November, Mom and I headed to Tarpy’s Roadhouse to try the local lunch special. “jaweino” had turned us on to these. Sunday through Friday, T...

Monterey’s Lalla Grill + 50 Bottles of Wine on the Wall

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

An emergency trip to the Apple Store in Monterey’s Del Monte Center led us to a late lunch last month at Lalla Grill (across from the theatre). This is a sister restaurant to Elli’s in Salinas, an...

Happy Hour (“Feliz Hora”) at Esteban in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

On Tuesday, Mom and I checked out the happy hour at Estéban, located in Monterey’s Casa Munras. Esteban is a tapas bar and lounge. Not that large inside, but quite welcoming with a bar and about ...

The Fish Hopper’s Locals Day Specials (Cannery Row, Monterey)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

During the winter’s slow perioid, The Fish Hopper was advertising every-day locals specials priced at $14.95 for three-courses and Sunday-Thursday $19.95 for two-course lobster and/or prime rib com...

Mussel rocks near Monterey Bay or vicinity?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 years ago

I'll be in the area for the holiday. Friday and saturday will be minus tides, good conditions for harvesting wild mussels. Any spots you can point me to? I called the harbormasters in Monterey a...

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