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Easter Brunches in Monterey County

Apr. 20
Looking for a way to celebrate Easter weekend in Monterey County? Overwhelmed with…more

Big Sur International Marathon

Apr. 27
The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world -…more

Steinbeck Festival

May. 2-May. 4
This annual festival consists of several days of films, speakers, panels, theater,…more

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

May. 2-May. 4
This entirely new series created by the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports…more

Wildflower Triathlon

May. 2-May. 4
One of the premier triathlons nationally and internationally, this course will test…more

Winemakers' Celebration

May. 3
Over 30 Monterey County wineries from 9 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) will…more

Monterey Rock n' Rod Festival

May. 9
The annual festival was envisioned as a fun and entertaining way to raise…more

Amgen Tour of CA Stopover

May. 14
The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento, the Capital of California,…more

Carmel Art Festival

May. 15-May. 18
Carmel-by-the-Sea highlights its artist colony origins with the Carmel Art Festival.…more

Salinas Valley Fair

May. 15-May. 18
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival,…more

Cooking for Solutions

May. 16-May. 18
The culinary event of the year, Cooking for Solutions features great chefs, gourmet…more

Ferrari Racing Days

May. 16-May. 18
Ferrari Racing Days return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with three full days of…more

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Monterey Dining

Monterey Dining

California Restaurant Month

This page has all the events that took place in 2014. Bookmark this page and return to get information about 2015's events!

With 99 miles of spectacular coastline and the nation's number one vegetable producing region, Monterey County is the destination for dining. Farm-to-table is not just a catchphrase here; Monterey County is a leading producer of everything from artichokes to wine grapes.

Established culinary geniuses make magic in the kitchen, while rising stars of the pastry and wine world are also putting Monterey County at the forefront for foodies.

Taste it for yourself this January (2014) just by mentioning “California Restaurant Month” at these participating restaurants and receive a special discount!

Receive 15% off and a free appetizer at:


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400° Gourmet Burgers and Fries

Corner of Mission and Seventh Street , Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Phone  (831) 244-0040
400° Gourmet Burgers & Fries features mouthwatering handcrafted burgers and fries using only the best ingredients and cooked to perfection on our custom cast iron griddle. Other menu options include... more

Grasing's Restaurant

Sixth Street and Mission , Carmel by the Sea, CA 93923
Phone  (831) 624-6562
Fax  (831) 624-7431
Using ultra fresh ingredients gleaned from California's carmel coast and central valley to create intense combinations of textures and flavors. more

Haute Enchilada Cafe and Galleries

7902 A Moss Landing Road , Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone  (831) 633-5843
Fax  (831) 633-5407
The Haute Enchilada boasts an eclectic menu of sustainable seafood and local organic produce. Featuring a Full bar with wine and beer tasting, plus two art galleries with over 50 local artists’... more

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Aubergine Restaurant

Monte Verde at Seventh , Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Phone  (831) 624-8578
The restaurant offers sophisticated modern California cuisine by Executive Chef Justin Cogley. Executive Chef Justin Cogley’s and Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza’s cooking philosophy is built first... more

Big Sur Lodge Restaurant

47225 Highway One , Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone  (831) 667-3100
Fax  (831) 667-3110
Enjoy delicious food and incredible views of majestic redwoods from the dining room windows and outdoor patio. Fireplace setting. Groups and weddings welcome. Please contact our Event Coordinator for... more

Cannery Row Brewing Company

95 Prescott Avenue , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 643-2722
Fax  (831) 643-2724
73 beers on tap. Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3 PM - 6 PM. DJs Friday and Saturday. Breakfast during NFL season starting at 9 AM. Parking garage next door. more

Cantinetta Luca

Dolores between Ocean and Seventh , Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Phone  (831) 625-6500
Fax  (831) 625-0514
Cantinetta Luca offers casual dining, featuring menu items such as delicious pizza, baked in an authentic, Italian, no gas, wood-burning pizza oven. Luca also specializes in antipasti, a dozen or so... more

Flaherty's Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

Sixth between Dolores and San Carlos , Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Phone  (831) 625-1500
Fax  (831) 624-5055
We Know Seafood... We know good seafood, we know how to buy it and we know how to prepare it. Unlike most restaurants (even the best of them) where fish is often a secondary item on the menu… at... more

Jacks Restaurant & Lounge

Portola Hotel & Spa
Two Portola Plaza , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 649-2698
Fax  (831) 649-4115
Ideal for any occasion, Jacks offers the finest local cuisine the Central Coast has to offer. Sit down for breakfast, lunch or dinner on our outdoor patio or indoors in our comfortable fireside dining... more

Mucky Duck

479 Alvarado Street , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 655-3031

Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa
400 Cannery Row , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 372-2628
Fax  (831) 646-5937
Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar features West Coast fusion cuisine and a unique indoor/outdoor setting.  Our heated terrace provides year-round seating, with breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay.... more

TusCA Ristorante

Hyatt Regency Monterey
One Old Golf Course Road , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 657-6675
TusCA Ristorante combines the intense flavors of two amazing culinary regions- Tuscany and California. more

Wickets Bistro

415 Carmel Valley Road , Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Phone  (831) 658-3400
Fax  (831) 659-3529
Wickets Bistro features the flair of Bernardus dining in a casual, Euro bistro setting... indoors and out. more

Will's Fargo Dining House & Saloon

16 West Carmel Valley Road , Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Phone  (831) 659-2774
Fax  (831) 659-2167
Will's Fargo Dining House and Saloon has been a legendary Carmel Valley steakhouse since 1959. Wishing to preserve this landmark, Bernardus founder Ben Pon purchased the restaurant in 2002. Will's... more