Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. California Central Coast

Best American Restaurants in Monterey


24 restaurants available nearby

A photo of Montrio restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Monterey
Booked 19 times today
Montrio, renowned for its Californian cuisine, continues to impress its patrons with its exceptional service and scrumptious food, as witnessed by their glowing reviews. It has captured the culinary spirit of California, providing a locally-sourced menu that showcases a range of innovative dishes such as 48 Hour Bacon that has been sous vide cooked, Pan Seared California Grimaud Farms Duck Breast, and an array of delightful sides. The Montrio experience goes beyond food, as they also offer an extensive California-inspired wine and beer list. The restaurant's unique charm, excellent service, and flavorful food truly set it apart, making it a must-visit destination for food lovers.
A photo of Rosine's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Monterey
Booked 49 times today
Rosine's Restaurant comes highly recommended for its fantastic American cuisine. Patrons rave about the food, mentioning the "best steak sandwiches," "great potatoes," and an "amazing California Chicken Sandwich." The servings are generous, with many guests praising the "big servings." Not just famous for its main courses, Rosine's is also noted for its mouthwatering desserts, specifically the "wonderful cakes" and "Cheescake to die for." The eatery is also praised for its excellent service, with one customer mentioning a waitress who has been there for 28 years, indicating a close-knit and dedicated team. Whether you're a local or a tourist, Rosine's serves as an emblem of classic American dining.
A photo of Turn 12 Bar And Grill restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Monterey
Booked 4 times today
Turn 12 Bar and Grill is a must-visit for lovers of authentic American cuisine. Numerous reviews pay tribute to their "excellent contemporary American dinner," featuring standout dishes like the Havarti Burger and a broad selection of draft beers. The atmosphere is praised for being conducive to relaxed dining, featuring race and automobile memorabilia that add to the overall ambiance. Many reviewers keep coming back for more, impressed by the varied menu, the consistent quality of the food, and the efficient and friendly service. This is a restaurant that understands and delivers on the essentials of good American cuisine, as shown by comments such as "great food and drinks" and "food is top notch." The restaurant's significance is further emphasized by the reviewers' frequent plans to return.
A photo of Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Monterey
Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill excels as a gastro pub through its exquisite blend of quality food and an impressive range of drinks. Its Outdoor BBQ and Spirit & Bottled Wines menus tantalize visitors with options such as smoked brisket meal, Alvarado burger, and a selection of bourbon, whiskey and wine. The restaurant also offers an enviable selection of beers, praised by customers for their variety and taste. The clientele frequently highlights the quality and creativity of the dishes, with particular acclaim for the burgers, fries, and Vietnamese burger. Reviews highlight the restaurant's fabulous beer selection, expertly prepared food, outstanding service and vibrant atmosphere, proving Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill's excellence in offering a superior gastro pub experience.
A photo of Jacks Monterey restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Monterey
Booked 3 times today
Jacks Monterey is highly praised for its delightful Californian cuisine. Guests rave about the exceptional service and the delectable food. Popular items such as gnocchi and salmon dishes, cauliflower steak with romesco sauce, and chicken and waffles reflect the restaurant's commitment to Californian cuisine. The reviews feature phrases such as "food was delicious," "service was gracious and welcoming," and "atmosphere...very refreshing." Patrons have compared the ambiance to a “romantic, cozy and relaxing place” to a feeling of being “in Paris.” The staff’s careful attention to guests has also been emphasized, contributing to an outstanding dining experience. Jacks Monterey undoubtedly offers an exemplary taste of California.
A photo of Albatross Ridge Winery & Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Monterey
Booked 1 time today
Albatross Ridge Winery & Kitchen is celebrated for its exceptional quality in Contemporary American cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, it is highly regarded for its fantastic wines as well as its knowledgeable and friendly staff. The beautiful tasting room further adds to the overall experience of the guests. The relevance to the cuisine can be traced in the ingredients chosen for the wines that reflect the local produce. One of the customers quoted, "The food and wine were good and the service was beyond excellent! The location is great!" In conclusion, Albatross Ridge Winery & Kitchen stands out as a prime destination for wine tasting and gastronomic delight in Monterey.
A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Monterey restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Monterey
Booked 70 times today
Chart House Restaurant in Monterey, consistently delivers a remarkable dining experience, according to numerous customer reviews. The spectacular waterfront view and the opportunity to watch sea otters play only enhance the overall experience. The seafood dishes come highly recommended, with patrons praising the freshness and tastiness of the restaurant's offerings. The well-prepared seafood and standout dishes like salmon, Mahi, and king crabs have roped in rave reviews. Meanwhile, the attentive service, consistently good food, and overall ambience contribute to its popularity. As many happy reviewers pointed out, Chart House Restaurant is a destination worth returning to.
A photo of Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Pacific Grove
Booked 33 times today
The Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point is highly regarded for its exceptional Californian cuisine. Located in Pacific Grove, the Beach House overlooks the stunning Monterey Bay. The menu boasts a variety of fresh seafood dishes, such as the Pacific Coast Clam Chowder, Grilled Salmon Filet, and Scallops Pot Pie, alongside other classics like the American Bacon Cheeseburger and Filet Mignon, which are all praised by patrons. Reviewers appreciate the restaurant's diverse and quality culinary options, prepared immaculately and served in generous portions. One review states, "Seafood is fantastic when the restaurant knows seafood. We will be back!" The Beach House offers a true Californian dining experience with its scenic location, diverse menu, and excellent service.
A photo of Passionfish restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Pacific Grove
Booked 30 times today
Conveniently located in Pacific Grove, Passionfish offers an exceptional dining experience, particularly for seafood enthusiasts. Recognized for its sustainable seafood practices, such as its partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Passionfish ensures its cuisine is as responsible as it is delicious. The restaurant consistently impresses its patrons with not just the taste but also the presentation of their dishes, from mussels with a fennel sauce to halibut entrées with a spicy twist. The restaurant's service team is expert and attentive, ensuring a stellar dining experience. One customer even suggested that Passionfish could easily be awarded a Michelin Plate, showcasing the restaurant's dedication to excellence. Equally praised are their buttermilk biscuits, a firm favorite among returning customers. The wine list also stands out for being affordable and varied. Reviewers have highlighted the overall value for money, making Passionfish the go-to destination for memorable dining experiences.
A photo of the C restaurant + bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Monterey
Booked 10 times today
The C restaurant + bar in Monterey, California, is renowned for its excellent seafood offerings. Nestled within the Intercontinental Clement Hotel along Cannery Row, the restaurant offers breathtaking waterfront views, making it an idyllic place for a dining experience. Patrons often praise the establishment's 'mind-blowingly good' seafood dishes, which range from sea bass to swordfish, each with their own unique and exquisite preparation. The restaurant's attention to detail and commitment to delivering impeccable service are also highly acknowledged by customers. Dining at the C restaurant + bar is not just about the amazing food but also the overall experience, with numerous reviews highlighting the friendly service, fine dining atmosphere, and live entertainment.
‘About the restaurant’ descriptions have been generated using an artificial intelligence model comprised of OpenTable proprietary data that has not been independently verified by OpenTable. The content is presented as-is, for informational purposes only.
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
  • Delight more diners
  • Open for Business Blog
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo