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Dec 9, 2012 03:57 PM

Christmas Eve dinner near Monterey/Carmel?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: JojoSF

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

      1. re: toodie jane

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

        1. re: toodie jane

          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.

        2. re: JojoSF

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

        3. 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.