Monterey Bay Area Restaurants: Monterey, Carmel & Pacific Grove

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Monterey Dining

Stoke’s Adobe Restaurant and Bar
500 Hartnell St., Monterey CA
Set back in downtown Monterey in an old adobe building, built in a pre-California 1833, Stoke’s Adobe creates a clean and robust hybrid of California and Mediterranean cuisine, drawing from Catalonia, Tuscany and French Provence, using organic produce, wild mushrooms, and locally-caught seafood. The wood-fired pizzas, soups, fish and steak are worth hunting a bit in downtown Monterey for this hard-to-find but centrally-located Monterey restaurant.
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Carmel Dining

Anton & Michel Restaurant
Court of the Fountains, Mission Street between Ocean & Seventh, Carmel, CA
European. A Carmel classic restaurant for over twenty years, Anton & Michel is done in pastels and set next to downtown Carmel’s sparkling Court of the Fountains offering fresh Monterey bay seafood, filet mignon, and other Continental classics (the rack of lamb is carved tableside) created by Paris and Tokyo trained Chef Max Muramatsu. Enjoy fine wine and cocktails on the patio on a warm Carmel night and dine in one of Anton & Michel’s fireplace rooms for intimate Carmel dining.
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Bouchee

Carmel, CA 93921
California Cuisine. This Carmel restaurant could just as well be called Dionysus. First and foremost a Carmel wine bar and connoisseur, Bouchee’s contemporary California cuisine, done by chef Walter Manzke of Patina-fame in Los Angeles, accompanies all those joyful glasses of grapes with zesty California flavors and fresh Monterey bay seafood.
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Carmel Chophouse

5th & San Carlos St., Carmel CA
American. California is a bounty, and two Carmel buddies have created a contemporary American menu to showcase Calfornia’s prime beef and chops, Monterey’s seafood, California-style pastas and the fresh harvest from California’s central valley. Casual and elegant, this Carmel restaurant feels like a artsy Carmel living room, with antique furniture, bright painting and sea-inspired walls.
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Grasing’s

NW Corner of 6th & Mission Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
Friendly, professional service, outstanding wine list and cocktails, fresh local ingredients and celebrity chef partners Kurt Grasing and Narsai David are a few reasons Grasing’s restaurant is getting rave reviews from the press. (Description provided by Opentable.com)
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L’Auberge Carmel

Monte Verde, Carmel, CA 93921
L’Auberge Carmel’s 12 table restaurant is overseen by executive chef Walter Manzke of Carmel’s Bouchée restaurant, who prepares contemporary California cuisine with European influences. The restaurant’s features include a wine cellar especially built under the inn’s brick courtyard to house a 5,000 bottle collection. (Description provided by Opentable.com)
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L’Auberge Carmel

Monte Verde, Carmel, CA 93921
L’Auberge Carmel’s 12 table restaurant is overseen by executive chef Walter Manzke of Carmel’s Bouchée restaurant, who prepares contemporary California cuisine with European influences. The restaurant’s features include a wine cellar especially built under the inn’s brick courtyard to house a 5,000 bottle collection. (Description provided by Opentable.com)
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Pacific’s Edge Restaurant

120 Highlands Dr., Carmel, CA 93923
Pacific’s Edge offers a romantic, softly lit dining room with views of the Pacific Ocean. Its design of rich earth tones, natural woods and stone blends with the beauty of the Big Sur coastline. (Description provided by Opentable.com)
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Piatti Carmel

W Corner of 6th and Jupiter, Carmel CA
Italian. The patio, surrounded by wild California flowers and views of sea-swept Cypress trees, is a casual spot reasonably-priced wood-fired pizzas and breads, mesquite-grilled meats and rotisserie chicken. The seafood and veggies are just as simple and savory fresh off the mesquite grill at this Carmel restaurant.
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Pacific Grove Dining

Fandango
223 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Fandango’s menu features rack of lamb, fresh seafood, a variety of pastas, Mediterranean dishes such as paella and Couscous, and a tempting selection of excellent steaks. Several daily specialties are also available. (Description provided by Opentable.com)
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Monterey Local News

Presenting the prominent news stories from local newspapers and news broadcasts from Monterey area radio and television stations.
Updated Friday August 17 2007 04:25:24 PM
Workers sue over asbestos
[ Monterey County Herald – 3/30/07] More than 150 workers at the Salinas courthouse have filed a lawsuit against contractors allegedly responsible for releasing asbestos into their workplace during an 18-month period beginning February 2005.

Formula for Success
[ Monterey County Herald – 3/30/07] He’s the man behind the numbers, the numbers cruncher with the magic touch. And, say Monterey County’s hospitality leaders, his calculations have worked wonders.

Seaside lead poisoning traced to Mexico
[ Monterey County Herald – 3/30/07] Research into a high incidence of lead poisoning in Seaside has traced the cause to a village in Oaxaca, Mexico, researchers at the University of California-San Francisco found.

Rancho San Juan likely to appear on June ballot
[ Monterey County Herald – 3/30/07] A federal judge’s ruling Thursday likely will put another controversial land-use measure before Monterey County voters in a special June election.

Cabernet’s day has arrived at Atlas Peak
[ San Jose Mercury News – 3/29/07] The Atlas Peak appellation in the Napa Valley is far less familiar to consumers than appellations like Oakville, Spring Mountain or Howell Mountain.

Pajaro Middle school students give their community a voice through newspaper
[ Santa Cruz Sentinel – 3/29/07] They’re 13 years old at best but a group of students at Pajaro Middle School already are published authors.

The Baird Collection of Early California Paintings
[ American Artist – 3/29/07] The Baird Collection of Early California Paintings Through April 22 Monterey Museum of Art Monterey, California 372-5477 “The Baird Collection of Early California Paintings” will be on display at the Monterey …

Jammin’ for Macucho
[ Monterey County Herald – 3/29/07] Percussionist Macucho Bonilla is well-known in local charitable circles for giving his time — especially for the Red Cross in times of disaster.

Salinas attracts drug firm
[ Monterey County Herald – 3/29/07] Next Pharmaceuticals Inc., headquartered in Carlsbad, named chairman and co-founder Charles Kosmont, a Carmel resident with long ties to Monterey County, as the company’s new chief executive officer.

Ballot lineup remains same
[ Monterey County Herald – 3/29/07] A judge Wednesday refused to change the lineup on the June ballot of three measures dealing with the controversial new general plan for Monterey County.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California; 831.648.4888
The Monterey Bay Aquarium opened its spectacular doors in 1984 and has been one of the worldwide leaders in aquatic habitats and oceanographic research ever since. In 1996, The Monterey Bay Aquarium nearly doubled its size with the opening of one of the most ambitious aquatic habitat projects ever attempted. The exquisite Outer Bay Galleries showcase the diverse aquatic life of the Monterey Bay in an open sea style exhibit.
When tourists come to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, they are amazed by the wondrous beauty of life in the oceans. Although the Monterey Bay Aquarium sits on 3.3 acres and it¹s galleries encompass well over 200,00 square feet, even they are not able to show all of the richly diverse aquatic lie that inhabit our oceans. With the interior Ocean¹s Edge galleries and the stunning Outer Bay habitat, The Monterey Bay Aquarium is unsurpassed in the oceanographic world.
Some of the most interesting highlights at the Monterey Bay Aquarium include:
The Kelp Forest: A three-story exhibit that present a diver¹s eye view of a seemingly endless field of California Giant Kelp. It is the first and largest living kelp forest exhibit ever created and visitors delight in seeing sharks, eels and a host of other fish weave in and out of the kelp beds. Aquarium divers hand feed the fishes in daily demonstrations, that not only includes a guided narration, but the divers can actually communicate with the visitors!
Sea Otters: The total population of California sea otters, now down in numbers to about 2500 individuals, is found along the central coast from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz. The Monterey Bay Aquarium exhibit gives visitors an up close and personal look at these playful and curious marine mammals both on the service and below where they forage for food.
The Outer Bay: The open sea is a vast blue world seemingly without boundaries, and the Outer Bay exhibit (encompassing open ocean waters of the temperate Eastern Pacific) gives visitors a sense of its enormity. Visitors look through one of the largest windows on Earth and peer into the curious depths of the open ocean.
The Outer Bay holds a million gallons of seawater, more than all other exhibits combined. Here visitors can see predators swim past, like scalloped hammerhead sharks, Galapagos and soupfin sharks, Schools of tuna including some that are classified as giants, sea turtles, ocean sunfish, California barracuda, pilotfish and dolphinfish. The Outer Bay is also home to the only great white shark on display in the world.

Beside, this is the place that visitor can relax by anyway such as: walking to the beach bank, eating some seafood or playing Magnum 4D at here.
These are merely a few of the highlights visitors can see at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is truly an amazing spectacle with a dedicated mission to preserve our natural oceanic wildlife, to educate the public and help them learn to appreciate our oceans all while displaying the amazing wonders of the deep.

Cannery Row

Monterey, California

Situated on the oceanfront of the pristine Monterey Bay, Cannery Row offers visitors a historic look into California’s past. In addition to historic landmarks, Cannery Row offers visitors a wide variety of shopping, keputusan 4d games, fine dining and marine activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, whale watching and tide pooling. From the Cannery Row fishing shacks to the refurbished manufacturing plants from Monterey’s past fishing industry, there is a lot to explore in and around Monterey.

Monterey is also home to several hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts, some of which are registered historic buildings. Downtown “Old Monterey” has easy access to Old Fisherman’s Wharf and beach areas, which are popular sites to relax with family and friends. Walking tours are available throughout the peninsula and many focus on history, the arts tradition of Monterey and the founding of the area.

Monterey Bay Natural Marine Sanctuary

The Monterey Bay Natural Marine Sanctuary, home to one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, is heavily studied by biologists and celebrated by nature enthusiasts. Constantly under threat, the Monterey Bay Natural Marine Sanctuary has been federally protected since 1992. Sitting on the edge of the sanctuary is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the most popular attractions on the Northern California coastline. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a world-class facility dedicated to educating guests about the wonders of the oceans and how to protect them. Those who want to experience the Monterey Bay Natural Marine Sanctuary outside of the aquarium can take hikes along the coast or take kayaking tours in the bay.

Monterey Weddings

The historic architecture and scenic oceanfront setting of Monterey has made this a popular community for weddings. Old Monterey’s charming adobe buildings can be booked for weddings and receptions, but their popularity requires advanced reservations. Everything from small boutiques to large resorts can be found in Monterey and the surrounding areas, so wedding parties and out-of-town guests can be easily accommodated.

Monterey Peninsula Dining

Monterey, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach all have their share of world-class restaurants and famous chefs who incorporate the local produce and fresh seafood into their menus. Cannery Row and the Old Fisherman’s Wharf are two areas of Monterey with high concentrations of delicious eateries. Some of Monterey’s best dining establishments which can be booked online are:

  • Chart House Restaurant – Monterey
  • Duck Club Grill – Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
  • Esteban Restaurant at the Casa Munras Hotel
  • Stokes Restaurant and Bar
  • TusCA Ristorante

Monterey Peninsula Events

Monterey County is the biggest producer of organic produce in the United States, so each year during the summer and fall harvest Monterey, Carmel and the surrounding areas host large events to celebrate their agricultural tradition. During the festivals and events, area hotels begin to fill with visitors who look forward to harvest each year, including sports figures, Hollywood celebrities and nature enthusiasts. Restaurants capitalize on the delicious harvest food and feature it in their seasonal menus, making this one of the best times of the year to experience dining in Monterey County.

Howard Johnson Express Inn

 

A Monterey Stay at Only $89!

650 Dennett, Pacific Grove, California 93950

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Howard Johnson Express Inn Pacific Grove

This “Gold Medal” Howard Johnson is nested serenely in the pines at Asilomar Beach, providing guests quiet and tasteful accommodations. The Howard Johnson’s spacious and tastefully-decorated rooms include studio suites, two bedroom suites and king suite rooms with a and a woody view.

Conveniently located to all the major Monterey Peninsula attractions, including nearby golf courses, and within walking distance to the Asilomar Convention center and beach, the Monterey/Pacific Grove Howard Johnson is ideal for the vacation traveler, the business traveler or the entire family.

It’s just minutes from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman’s Wharf, Historic Cannery Row, and all of the interesting attractions and scenery of the Monterey Peninsula.

At this special rate, and with a free daily continental breakfast included, the Monterey/Pacific Grove Howard Johnson makes real sense for a Monterey stay!

Monterey/Pacific Grove Howard Johnson Amenities:

  • 30 Suites with balcony/private patio
  • All non-smoking rooms
  • Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast
  • Hi-speed internet access
  • Color cable T.V.
  • Personal voice mail
  • Fax
  • Copying
  • Kitchen / kitchenette
  • Garage Parking available

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Howard Johnson Express Inn

A Monterey Stay at Only $89!

650 Dennett, Pacific Grove, California 93950

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Holiday Inn Express Monterey Cannery Row

Holiday Inn Express Monterey Cannery Row

443 Wave Street, Monterey CA 93940
Tel. 1.800.839.6210

Europe: 00 800 1610 1690

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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Cannery Row Hotel on the Monterey/Carmel Peninsula. Come stay with us and enjoy the many attractions. Such as historic Cannery Row: 3 Blocks from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one block to Cannery Row, one block to the Pacific Ocean and only a 10-15 minute walk to Fisherman’s Wharf and the Conference Center. The Holiday Inn Express Cannery Row Hotel is a short drive to Pebble Beach, the 17 Mile Drive and much more!

We are a 100% Non Smoking Facility and all of our guest rooms are designed to fit the needs of the tourist and the business traveler alike with: High Speed Internet Access, also Wireless, a work desk with ample lighting, ergonomic chair, and a two dataport telephone with voice mail. We offer an evening complimentary wine & cheese reception daily and in the morning a USA Today is available. In addition, Free Underground Parking is available for all of our guests.

Our hotel staff speaks: English, Spanish

Amenities

  • Near Beach
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • High-speed Internet Access
  • Whirlpool
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hairdryer

Hotel Features

  • 43 Guest Rooms
  • 43 Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 15 Double-Bedded Rooms
  • Resort
  • CA2322 FEMA Property Number
  • 3 Floors

Personal Services

  • Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry
  • Free Local Phone Calls
  • Ice Machine
  • Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk

Business Services

  • Copying
  • Facsimile

Parking Information

  • Complimentary Parking
  • Free Underground Parking

Downtown Information

  • MONTEREY (1 MI/1.61 KM)

Area Airport Information

Monterey (MRY)

  • Distance: 5 MI/8.05 KM
  • Taxi Fee: $10.00 (USD)

San Jose Intl Airport (SJC)

  • Distance: 75 MI/120.7 KM

San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO)

  • Distance: 110 MI/177.02 KM

Area Convention Center Information

Monterey Convention Center

  • Convention Distance 0.75 MI/1.21 KM
  • Taxi Fee $8.00 (USD)

Local Information

  • Golf within 3 MI/4.83 KM
  • Shopping within 0.5 MI/0.8 KM
  • Tennis within 0.5 MI/0.8 KM

Attractions

  • Cannery Row/Beach (0 MI/0 KM)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (0 MI/0 KM)
  • Fisherman’s Wharf (1 MI/1.61 KM)
  • Cannery Row (0 MI/0 KM)
  • Whale Watching (1 MI/1.61 KM)
  • Jog/walk and Bike Trail (0 MI/0 KM)
  • Downtown Monterey (1 MI/1.61 KM)
  • 17 Mile Drive (3 MI/4.83 KM)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Courses (5 MI/8.05 KM)
  • Spyglass and Poppy Hills Golf Courses (5 MI/8.05 KM)
  • Laguna Seca Raceway (8 MI/12.87 KM)
  • Big Sur (26 MI/41.84 KM)
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (40 MI/64.37 KM)
  • Hearst Castle (100 MI/160.93 KM)