Local - Dining
Where to Eat!
Bouchee Restaurant & Wine Bar: Bouchée Wine Merchants sells top California, US and import wines; regionally influenced bistro cuisine makes the restaurant a local favorite. Visit website.
Casanova: A hand-dug wine cellar and flavors of France and Northern Italy distinguish this cozy eatery, lauded as one of Carmel’s most romantic. Visit website.
Club XIX: Club XIX is known for contemporary cuisine as well as rare wines and cognacs, extraordinary cigars and unbeatable views of the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Visit website.
Edgar’s at Quail Lodge: Edgar’s puts a sophisticated twist on the traditional sports bar with indoor and outdoor course-side seating, flat screen TVs and an extensive menu. Visit website.
Fandango: Zagat, Wine Spectator and DiRoNA have all honored Fandango, a Pacific Grove gem that serves European-influenced fare in a convivial setting. Visit website.
Fresh Cream: Overlooking Fisherman’s Wharf in downtown Monterey, Fresh Cream is known for classic meat and seafood dishes and fresh salads. Visit website.
Joe Rombi’s: Hand-made ravioli and decadent desserts are among authentic Italian favorites at this downtown Pacific Grove restaurant. Visit website.
Marinus: Bernardus Lodge’s signature restaurant serves locally sourced meats and seafoods, produce grown fresh at the resort and more than 1,800 wines. Visit website.
Montrio Bistro: Housed in a historic firehouse in downtown Monterey, this hip bistro dishes up innovative fare and indulgent desserts. Visit website.
Nepenthe: Diners at Nepenthe, a family-owned Big Sur landmark, enjoy sweeping Pacific Ocean views and regional cuisine such as the signature ambrosia burger. Visit website.
Pacific's Edge: The views from this Carmel Highlands restaurant are among the ten best in the United States, according to a 2006 USA Today article. Visit website.
Peppoli: Timeless Italian favorites, world-class wines and grand water and golf course views make Peppoli one of the top stops at The Inn at Spanish Bay. Visit website.
Roy’s: Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s celebrated restaurant brings Hawaiian-fusion salads, sushi, seafood and steak selections to the elegant Inn at Spanish Bay. Visit website.
Sardine Factory: For more than 40 years, the Sardine Factory has served its signature fare in memorable venues such as the glass-walled conservatory and the fireplace lounge. Visit website.