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Nov 12, 2011 06:34 PM

Sunday Brunch in PG / Monterey / Carmel

My family and I will be gathering in Pacific Grove for a week : 6-8 adults and 2 toddlers. My sister in law mentioned going to an incredible brunch (probably expensive) in San Francisco during her last visit and wanted a similar experience... is there any chance we could find such a meal around the PG area, or do we have to drive up to SF for that? If not PG, anything closer than SF, like Palo Alto? My parents generally prefer a buffet brunch, but I am open to any and all suggestions. We are coming in from New York, Paris, and Taipei, so I think the group has a fairly sophisticated palate. That being said, we're Chinese, so no more than $60 or $70 a head! I'd love to hear what you have to say... anywhere from Pacific Grove to SF...


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  1. Where in SF did you go last? That would give us an idea of what you are looking for.
    My suggestion for a real Carmel/PG/Monterey experience would be the Mission Ranch. It may not live up to " a fairly sophisticated palate", but I think you would enjoy the pastoral views and the casual atmosphere.
    Another, and a bit more upscale, might be one of the Pebble Beach venues. Check this site also.

    Mission Ranch Restaurant
    26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923

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    1. re: Gail

      Thanks! I wasn't at this "incredible brunch", so I don't know what my sister-in-law felt was so impressive. I'm not quite as picky, but I do want my family to be happy. I like that Mission Ranch has omelets to order - my mom loves that!

      Mission Ranch Restaurant
      26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923