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Best American Restaurants in Pacific Grove

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A photo of Passionfish restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(7077)
Price: Expensive
• American • Pacific Grove
Booked 29 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 Spotted Duck restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(116)
Price: Expensive
• American • Pacific Grove
Booked 5 times today
The Spotted Duck restaurant is celebrated for its excellent Bistro cuisine, located in Pacific Grove. Praised by patrons for its inventive and well-executed menu, the restaurant is known for dishes like perfectly seasoned swordfish steak, crispy pork belly and beef burger, the moist and succulent chicken touchron, and the juicy and crispy duck breast. With an assortment of delectable desserts and a variety of unique drinks, the restaurant promises a memorable outdoor dining experience. Customers have acknowledged its good service and warm staff, calling it an "amazing" and "a hidden gem" with "fabulous, subtle food". The ambiance and chef-driven menu make the Spotted Duck an undisputed standout.
A photo of Nura Sushi & Island Grill restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(28)
Price: Moderate
• American • Pacific Grove
Booked 2 times today
Nura Sushi & Island Grill, located in Pacific Grove, is highly renowned for its exquisite sushi cuisine. The restaurant consistently earns high praise for its fresh, flavorful sushi offerings, such as the seared salmon roll and a great assortment of sashimi. Patrons appreciate the restaurant's dedication to using fresh fish, evident from the quality and taste of their dishes. Aside from the food, many reviews note the lovely ambiance, professional and friendly staff, and reasonable prices. The restaurant's excellent service and beautiful preparation of dishes make it a favorite among locals and a top destination for sushi lovers.
A photo of Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(4143)
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 Chart House Restaurant - Monterey restaurant
4.5
Awesome(6604)
Price: Moderate
• American • Monterey
Booked 66 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 Rosine's Restaurant restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(475)
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 Montrio restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(4129)
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 the C restaurant + bar restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1182)
Price: Expensive
• American • Monterey
Booked 11 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.
A photo of Fishwife - Pacific Grove restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(804)
Price: Moderate
• American • Pacific Grove
Booked 21 times today
Located in Pacific Grove, Fishwife is hailed as one of the finest seafood restaurants in the area. A myriad of positive reviews laud it for the excellent quality of its fresh seafood dishes, such as the "calamari, abalone style" and the "Portofino dish," both of which are mentioned as particularly excellent. The seafood alfredo and seafood quesadilla also received high praise, affirming this restaurant's standing in the realm of seafood cuisine. Customers often highlight the friendly, attentive service and the relaxed, cheerful ambiance, complemented by aquariums full of fish and stained glass decor. Visitors frequently express their desire to return, acknowledging the consistently good dining experience that the Fishwife provides.
A photo of The Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel restaurant
4.3
Awesome(974)
Price: Moderate
• American • Carmel
Booked 20 times today
The Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel is a phenomenal outpost of American cuisine, nestled away from the busy village streets. Customers rave about the beautiful garden patio setting, iconic Clint Eastwood pictures, and a cozy ambiance. The restaurant consistently impresses with its excellent service and delightful food. They have created a loyal base of customers who are thrilled to visit again and again, some even for over 30 years. Reviews mention the delicious clam chowder and excellent ribs. Even when they're busy, such as during the US Women's Golf Championship, the attentive staff doesn't disappoint. The Hog's Breath Inn - Carmel is definitely a place worth recommending.
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