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pinkfog Jan 30, 2007 10:46 PM

I posted a couple of days about Passionfish in Pacific Grove for a birthday dinner for my mother, with my parents. I have a list of other restaurants in the area. Price is not an issue. Which of the following would you choose?

L'Auberge Carmel
Bernardus
Roberts White House
Bouchee
Casanova

Thanks for your recs.

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    svL RE: pinkfog Jan 31, 2007 07:49 AM

    Pacific's Edge in Carmel Highlands would be my top choice, if price is not an issue.

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      baseballfan RE: svL Feb 1, 2007 08:52 AM

      I agree! Pacific's Edge is fabulous. The food, service and wine list are all excellent and the view is unparalled. Be prepared for a hefty bill but it's worth it for a special occasion.

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      kitchenguy RE: pinkfog Feb 1, 2007 08:47 AM

      I would never pick Pacific's Edge. The only good thing about Pac Edge is the view. The food at Bernardus and L'Auberge is much superior that Pac Edge. I would choose either of those two. TRUST ME!!

      1. susancinsf RE: pinkfog Feb 1, 2007 11:55 AM

        IMO, the answer depends upon what you are looking for: are you interested primarily in the food, or the view, and how much formality do you want. Are you aware that there has been a recent chef change at Bouchee (and I believe at L'Auberge as well)? Does that matter to you? (I haven't seen any posts from diners who have eaten there since the change the beginning of January).

        what sort of dining experience would your Mom enjoy?

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