Anything new in Monterey/PG?
We are visiting the Monterey/PG area next week. Our usual dining spots are Passionfish, Taste and/or Monterey Fish House. Any other suggestions?? Thanks.
You might consider Melange in Pacific Grove. Good reviews on CH!!! There is also Stokes in Monterey it is not new and I haven't been there for a few years but I just had a friend who went a couple of weeks ago and loved everything. There are some mixed reviews on CH. The menu changes daily. They are also open for lunch.
Here's my review of Melange Restaurant, Pacific Grove from 9 months ago when they first opened.
Dinner there a few nights ago was also very good. Don't miss the chef's delicious Lobster Bisque! Sashimi with avocado sorbet, Sturgeon stuffed with duxelles and Squab with Sicilian sausage were all interesting and tasty presentations.
On a sad note-- Robert's White House restaurant, Pacific Grove is closed. The beautiful Queen Anne Victorian home/restaurant is currently on the market for sale, and the restaurant has been somewhat dismantled. The fate of the place will be decided upon by the buyer, who may keep the restaurant facilities or use the entire home as a private residence.
I'll miss The White House. The Hart mansion has always had special meaning for me, beginning years ago when it housed the wonderful Maison Bergerac restaurant. I hope The White House returns, but if not, let's hope Robert Kincaid will stay on the peninsula and open a new place.
re: Ed Dibble
Yes, it was busy on the weeknights I ate there, too. The restaurant seemed to be doing very well, so I doubt that was the reason the house was put on the market. Robert lived there, but he didn't own the place. For whatever reason the owner decided to sell, it looks like Robert was obligated to go along with it.