Among the hustle and bustle of Cannery Row lays a sanctuary complete with crashing waves, tantalizing treats and mind-numbing craft cocktails. Lalla Oceanside Grill, a new sister restaurant to the already popular Lallapalooza and Lalla Grill, is one of Cannery Row’s newest attractions offering some of the best views of the Monterey Bay.
The bright and contemporary all-American bar and grill is located below the Spindrift Inn and just a few blocks from the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. While the causal eatery’s entrance patio is perfect for people watching, the dining room inside is premiere for wave and wildlife watching. The floor to ceiling windows are easily the main focal point of the restaurant with highlights of modern décor scattered about.
Their craft cocktails are as appealing as the bar itself, an uplifting orange with shimmering mirrored surfaces behind it. The extensive drink menu is filled with all sorts of island inspired libations including Zombies, Mai Tais and Hurricanes.
They even have a variety of fish bowl options for those really looking to really escape it all, the California Dreaming concoction is particularly delicious (and quite the spectacle) complete with dry ice and gummy worms.
The extensive menu has quite the selection with everything ranging from scrumptious seafood dishes, homemade pastas to comforting flatbread pizzas. The mouthwatering pappardelle pasta dish is a win for those with a hefty appetite while the lobster nachos are perfect for sharing, or not.
Bonus Feature- Angel’s Share Craft Cocktail Bar
There's a wonderful little surprise downstairs at Lalla Oceanside Grill. The Angel's Share Craft Cocktail Bar carries a completely different vibe than upstairs and a nice escape from the busy streets of Cannery Row. The dimly lit and intimate basement comes with its own barrel aging room and fancy crafted cocktail menu sure to transport you back to the days of prohibition.