a weekend in Monterey
I'm going to a wedding next week and staying at the Portolo which is a 3-minute walk to Fisherman's Wharf. Any suggestions for some very decent seafood; not too expensive?
I love Passionfish. The wine list alone makes it worth a visit, but the fish is done well and innovatively. Sandbar & Grill has a great view and very fresh fish; the preparations are simpler. If you're up for a stroll, Massaro & Santos on the Coast Guard jetty is another place with Italian-accented straightforward seafood in a pretty setting. Your best bargain is probably going to be Sea Harvest; it's a fish market (read: no atmosphere) that's about a 20-minute walk from the hotel. Just have 'em broil whatever looks best in the retail case. Yum.
If you must go to the wharf, then Old Fisherman's Grotto is the best place to go. The food is always excellent, as well as the service. It's in the left side of the wharf, close to the entrance.