After an inspiring day in meetings take a break and refuel at one of our delicious restaurants serving up fresh seafood and farm-to-table dishes. Whether you’re looking for a scenic spot to grab drinks and appetizers or an open space to collaborate complete with a three course meal, there is an option that is just right for your business meetup.
Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette, Marina
Rather than being cooped up in a meeting room, step out for a little ocean air and take your business discussions to Salt Wood Kitchen. This seaside gem is just steps away from Marina State Beach and serves fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients with the bustling oyster bar and grill as its main focal point.
Schooner’s Coastal Kitchen & Bar, Monterey
Located along Monterey’s famed Cannery Row, this ocean view restaurant is perfect for casual dinners overlooking the Monterey Bay. Schooner's offers both large and small plates for every palate, highlighting fresh, sustainable seafood specials, tapas, pastas, sandwiches, salad entrees and prize-winning cocktails.
Tarpy’s Roadhouse, Del Rey Oaks
Tarpy’s Roadhouse is a rustically charming restaurant located just off of Highway 68 and is the perfect meeting spot for those converging from Monterey and Salinas. Choose the outdoor patio with a killer happy hour menu or find a cozy nook inside for roadhouse staples like meatloaf, chili crusted chicken and shrimp & grits.
Passionfish, Pacific Grove
Wow your dinner guests by making a reservation at Pacific Grove’s Passionfish restaurant. This quaint eatery on Lighthouse specializes in sustainable seafood with an incredible (and reasonably priced) wine list. Nicole Kidman was even spotted here while filming Big Little Lies so you know it’s good!
The Bench, Pebble Beach
Snag a table around one of the fire pits at The Bench and soak in the stunning views of the Pebble Beach Golf Links. The impressive backdrop is sure to spark new synergies and the delectable menu is just the icing on the cake. Share wood fired flatbreads or make it a three-course meal complete with homemade desserts. Chances are you will never want to leave!
Carmel-by-the-Sea’s charm exuberates through Italian favorite, Vesuvio. Start with cocktails and an appetizer or two (we recommend the meatball lollipops and calamari) on their starlight rooftop bar before heading to the trattoria’s dining room for the main event. The dinner menu calls for hearty Italian comfort foods as well as Harris Ranch steak and fresh seafood specials.
Lucia Restaurant, Carmel Valley
For a sophisticated business dinner, retreat to sunny Carmel Valley. Lucia Restaurant at the Bernardus Lodge is a favorite amongst locals and visiting celebrities, including Leonardo Dicaprio. Chef Cal Stamenov serves only the freshest dishes which can be ordered a la carte or by a five course tasting menu. Be sure to order a glass of Bernardus Winery’s Chardonnay or Pinot Noir which was harvested from its onsite vineyards.
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