Dining – Monterey

A visit to Monterey without a dine and wine experience is not complete. Monterey fresh and local cuisine is a must try paired with local wine tasting. Browse our recommended dining listings for a variety of options and cuisine types.

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill

Located in a historically registered building in Old Monterey, the Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill serves locally sourced, gastropub-influenced fare built around it’s beers that are produced on-site. The Brewpub contains 140 seats, including a shaded sidewalk patio overlooking Alvarado Street, a 50-seat Beer Garden in the back, a full bar, and over 20 house beers on draft.

426 Alvarado St.

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 655-2337

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Bistro Abrego

Start your day or return after a day of enjoying our beautiful surroundings to partake in a selection of local wines and beers, paired perfectly with our coastal cuisine inspired menu served at Bistro Abrego. The Bistro menu changes to reflect what is available each season that can be locally and sustainably sourced. We are partners with Seafood Watch committed to sell only environmentally responsible seafood. Please contact the Front Desk by dialing 0 for more information on our current menu items.

755 Abrego St.

Monterey, CA 93940

(844) 857-8500

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Bistro Moulin

Bistro Moulin is a cozy European Bistro located one block above The Monterey Bay Aquarium on Cannery Row. Consistently voted among Monterey’s highest rated restaurants on Zagat and Trip Advisor, this little gem is run by French-born chef/owner Didier Dutertre who offers classic dishes such as Duck Confit, Moules Frites, Coq au Vin, Steak Bordelaise and of course his famous Spinach Gnocchi au Gratin – which is not to be missed. Reservations are highly suggested. Bon Appetit!

867 Wave St.

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 333-1200

Bistro Moulin

Estéban Restaurant

Located in the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, Estéban Restaurant is the heart of authentic Monterey dining, offering a unique culinary experience. Chef Gus Trejo brings knowledge and understanding of the culinary world and expertise in working with local sources to utilize the finest and freshest local ingredients. Serving traditional Spanish cuisine with a California flair and a pinch of adventure, the restaurant features shared plates and classic selections to share by the warmth of the fireplace or in the relaxing outdoor patio setting. Voted Monterey’s Best New Restaurant, Best Appetizers, and Best Happy Hour, this warm and inviting dining destination carries on the Munras family tradition of culinary hospitality.

700 Munras Ave.

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 375-2411

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The C Restaurant + Bar

Our family-friendly Monterey Bay restaurant is close to the Aquarium, situated over sapphire waters and immersed in the natural beauty of the California coast. The C restaurant features only seafood endorsed by Seafood Watch of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The delicious Arctic Char featured on Executive Chef Matt Bolton’s menus is similar to salmon in taste, texture and color, but is available year-round, and is rated a “best choice” by Seafood Watch.

750 Cannery Row

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 375-4800

TheCrestaurant-monterey.com

Hula’s Island Grill

A California twist on an island classic, serving great food and cool cocktails, while creating a sense of community. Hula’s Island Grill is a throwback to the popular tiki restaurants and bars of the ‘50’s & 60’s. The creation of the Delaney brothers, the original location in Monterey opened in 1998, followed by Hula’s Santa Cruz in 2006.

622 Lighthouse Ave.

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 655-4852

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Jacks Monterey

Jacks Monterey at Portola Hotel & Spa is poised to provide a refreshing experience among Monterey restaurants. Our philosophy is centered on the globally-inspired traditions of California Cultural Cuisine, emphasizing small plates, high-quality seafood, and more. Featuring acclaimed Chef Danny Abbruzzese at the helm, our kitchen has created Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner menus using local, sustainable ingredients wherever possible. These dishes highlight the flavors of fresh meats and produce sourced from purveyors found throughout Monterey County. In addition, the bar at our new restaurant in Monterey includes a selection of local wines, house cocktails, and craft beers.

2 Portola Plaza

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 649-7830

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Melville Tavern

Casual Tavern with warm inviting atmosphere. Creative American food offered at a great value.

484 Washington St.

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 643-9525

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Montrio Bistro

As a green certified restaurant, our ever changing internationally and seasonally-inspired small plates and main courses are energized by the best of European and American cuisines. Sustainable seafood, local organic produce, prime meats, house-made desserts, stock and sauces reflect Chef Baker’s motto: feel good about what you eat!

414 Calle Principal

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 648-8880

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Old Fisherman’s Grotto

Continuing in my father’s footsteps, we serve innovative, internationally -inspired cuisine. Breathtaking harbor views and a unique commitment to excellence have earned Old Fisherman’s Grotto a worldwide reputation for only the finest cuisine in a superb atmosphere. Join us soon and become one of our cherished friends.

39 Fisherman’s Wharf

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 375-4604

OldFishermansGrotto.com

Peter B’s Brewpub

Experience a delectable dine and drink experience at the finest brewery in Monterey. Distinguished for its variety of award winning locally-brewed beer, 18 high-definition televisions and pub menu stocked with innovative, comfort foods, Peter B’s Brewpub is a local and guest favorite among bars in Monterey, CA. Whether you’re looking to relax around a fire pit on our pet-friendly patio or watch the big game while visiting California’s Central Coast, there is no better destination.

2 Portola Plaza

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 649-2699

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The Sardine Factory

Every city has that one can’t miss restaurant, where celebrities feel at home and every other guest feels like a celebrity. Since October 2, 1968, The Sardine Factory’s cachet has made dining in our historic Cannery Row setting a tradition for world leaders, sports heroes and entertainment icons. Our award-winning chefs prepare delectable creations of fresh, sustainable seafood and USDA Prime Dry Aged Beef. The Sardine Factory has received Restaurant Hospitality Magazine’s “Best Wine List in America” award among so many other culinary, wine list and service awards. The Lounge’s live entertainment, Happy Hours and affordable menu are a casual alternative to our other dining rooms.

701 Wave St.

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 373-3775

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Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar

Suspended right over the magnificent Monterey Bay and located at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar serves contemporary American cuisine and carefully sourced seafood to both the public and hotel guests alike. A bustling exhibition kitchen, heated oceanfront terrace and bar offer a lively atmosphere that locals and travelers delight in. Our menu is highlighted by a wealth of sustainable seafood, signature chowders, wood-fired dishes, sharing platters and decadent desserts. Signature cocktails and a wine list highlighting Monterey County vintners have won us the “best drink with a view” in Monterey County. Elevated booth seats offer optimal bay views, where guests are treated to otter sightings and magical moonlit evenings.

400 Cannery Row

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 372-2628

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Tarpy’s Roadhouse

Tarpy’s is the real deal; five-star, American country comfort food, pure and simple. Here, handcrafted classics are served with a heavy helping of creativity amidst rustic stone backdrops, elegant patios and lush gardens. Expect one-of-a-kind flavors and generously portioned classics like ribs, steak, fresh seafood, wild game, and some of the tastiest meatloaf around.

2999 Monterey Salinas Hwy

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 647-1444

Tarpys.com

TusCA Ristorante

TusCA Ristorante is proudly offering food options that are good for guests, good for the community and good for the planet. Food from natural, local and sustainable sources. We are always striving to honor the individual requests of our guests. It’s why our menus feature plentiful, healthful options alongside our more indulgent ones.

1 Old Golf Course Rd.

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 372-1234

Tarpys.com

A Taste of Monterey – Wine Market & Bistro

This regional wine market and bistro is Cannery Row’s 2nd largest attraction and is a must see when in Monterey. We invite you to come in and discover the culinary delights of Monterey Wine Country. Take in the magnificent ocean’s edge location while sampling locally-sourced wine and food. An entire wall of windows overlooks the majestic Monterey Bay, providing a stunning backdrop for a wine tasting and/or dinning adventure. Housed in a renovated circa 1918 sardine cannery and showcases over 95 Monterey County wineries.

700 Cannery Row, Suite KK, 2nd Floor

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 646-5446

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