RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS IN MONTEREY
The Covey, 8205 Valley Greens Dr., Carmel, 888-828-8787, Californian Cuisine.
$$-$$$. Award Winning Restaurant features “Wine Coutry Cuisine.”
Il Fornaio, Ocean Ave. & Lincoln, Carmel, 622-5100,
Authentic Italian Cuisine.
$$-$$$. Voted best bread bakery
by Adventures in Dining Magazine.
Pacifics Edge, Carmel Highlands, 624-3801,
French Californian, $$$$. 5 star diamond award (’97). Locals favorite for best fine restaurant.
Piatti, 6th Ave. & Junipero,
Carmel, 625-1766. Italian.
$$-$$$. Charming dining in
downtown with special daily pastas, risotto and fresh seafood.
Rio Grill, 101 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel, 625-5436,
Californian with Southwestern flair.
$$$. Voted one of the top 10
restaurants in Monterey County.
Café Fina, 47 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, 372-5200.
$$-$$$. Voted one of top 10
restaurants. Wharf Bayside setting.
Grill, DoubleTree Hotel, 2 Portola
Place, Monterey, 649-4577 x231. Variety of Grilled Delights with Salad/Soup
Bar. $$-$$$. “The Place for Steaks in Monterey.”
Cibo, 301 Alvarado St., Monterey, 649-8151.
Italian Cuisine. $$-$$$. Voted best Italian Restaurant by the
California Writers Association.
422 Tyler Street, Monterey,
655-8108. Fine Greek Dining. $$-$$$. You’ll fall in love
with this style of dining and find out why it’s truly “Fit for the Gods.”
Fresh Cream, 100 C Heritage Harbor, Monterey, 375-9798.
French with California accents.
$$$$. Named one of top
100 restaurants in America.
Montrio, 414 Call Principal, Monterey, 648-8880.
French/Italian Bistro. $$$. Voted one of the best new restaurants in the
United States (1996).
Café, Monterey, 373-6892. Mexican. $-$$.
Locals favorite for original recipes including fresh seafood and great
Sardine Factory, 701 Wave St., Monterey, 373-3775.
$$$-$$$$. AAA 4 diamond award. Beautiful ambiance in distinctive rooms.
Schooners Bistro on the Bay, Monterey
Plaza Hotel, 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, 646-1700. Light continental fare.
$ Unbeatable ocean views with
Roadhouse, 2999 Monterey-Salinas
Hwy., Monterey, 647-1444. Classic American Cuisine. $$-$$$.
Voted one of top 10 restaurants in Monterey County.
Crocodile Grill, 701 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, 655-3311.
California Cuisine featuring fresh seafood, $$-$$$. Great ambiance with
Fandango 223 17th
St., Pacific Grove, 372-3456. Mediterranean, seafood & steaks. $$-$$$.
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Asilomar, 1996 1/2 Sunset Dr.,
Pacific Grove, 375-7101. Fresh Seafood/Pasta. $-$$.
Voted best seafood on the Monterey Peninsula (‘88-’99).
Old Bath House, 620 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove,
375-5196. California Cuisine/Victorian setting. $$$$. Local
favorite for ocean views and romance.