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Christmas Eve dinner near Monterey/Carmel?

JojoSF Dec 9, 2012 03:57 PM

We will be in Monterey for Christmas weekend and would like a good restaurant for Christmas eve dinner. We are going to Big Sur Bakery on December 23, so we don't want to drive as far as Sierra Mar again on the 24th. We already went to 1833 last year, and we don't love this year's menu at Aubergine. If there are no closer choices, we could go down to Marinus, but I would prefer something closer. Anything good at Pebble Beach? Thanks!

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    JojoSF RE: JojoSF Dec 10, 2012 09:50 PM

    Hello? Anyone out there? I'm considering Casanova or La Bicyclette, unless it would be worth it drive out to Cachagua General Store or Will's Fargo.

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      toodie jane RE: JojoSF Dec 15, 2012 11:30 AM

      Cachagua only open Mon night & Sun brunch. small house, rez's a must.

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        JojoSF RE: toodie jane Dec 18, 2012 07:46 AM

        Have you tried Lokal or the Lodge at Carmel Valley Ranch?

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          JojoSF RE: toodie jane Dec 18, 2012 07:46 AM

          What do you think about going out there for Christmas Eve? I like the idea of a family style atmosphere but if it's more of a bar scene then I'll wait for another day.

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          RhonelyInsanediego RE: JojoSF Dec 20, 2012 10:12 AM

          Perhaps you could consider Marinus, Mon Trio, Sardine Factory, or The Fish Wife?

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          Gail RE: JojoSF Dec 20, 2012 02:15 PM

          Roy's at the Inn at Spanish Bay is good if that sort of menu appeals to you.
          There is a bagpipe player at sunset. Nice to sit outside around the firepit with a cocktail, listen to him and watch the sun set before dinner.

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