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Aug 28, 2007 07:36 PM

Need help for Monterey Bay area dining!

I am looking for reccomendations for the Monterey Bay area, I am going this weekend and I would like to go somewhere that is relatively romantic with nice views of the bay. The restaurant doesn't have to actually be in Monterey (I have heard that Carmel and Pacific Grove have nice choices too) Does anyone know of anywhere nice to go? Think fine dining... Also I am allergic to seafood (I know that makes it much more difficult) but even a restaurant that has non-seafood options but specialty is seafood would be ok.

Let me know!

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  1. This restaurant has a good reputation here on chowhound for very fine dining.... and THE VIEW! Pacific Edge at Highland's Inn, Carmel.

    1. In Pacific Grove Passionfish is a great place! The chef is known for slow-cooked meats as well as seafood. The Duck-confit is great! And their wine list is priced at almost retail.
      Melange also in Pacific Grove gets some mixed reviews here. I had lunch recently and enjoyed everything
      Anything in Pebble Beach is great. Peppoli is their newest restaurant in Spanish Bay. Roy's has one of the best views.
      Stokes Adobe in Monterey can be a hit or miss depending on their most recent menu.
      Montrio Bistro (Monterey) and their sister restaurant Tarpy's Roadhouse (Mtry/Slns Hwy) always provide great food and service

      701 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

      Tarpy's Roadhouse
      2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940

      Montrio Bistro
      414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940

      Stokes Restaurant & Bar
      500 Hartnell St., Monterey, CA 93940

      17 Mile Dr, Pebble Beach, CA