Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove

660 Dennett Street, Pacific Grove, California, 93950, United States
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Gourmet Dining in Pacific Grove/Monterey

by travelgourmet

Part of the fun in trying new food dishes is going to new locations not tried before. Anyone out there know of a gourmet restaurant with new, different dishes to tease the palate, in the Pacific Grove/Monterey area.Thank you for any advice as to decor and menu.

Re: Gourmet Dining in Pacific Grove/Monterey

by erikatheskysailor

http://www.canneryrow.com/dining/index.html

There are some really beautiful restaurants Iin Cannery Row; the views should be excellent as well! I walked past alot during the one afternoon I got to spend there, but I ate the less glamorous and inexpenseive Clawdaddy's. Fun place. :)

Re: Gourmet Dining in Pacific Grove/Monterey

by Robachu1

http://www.passionfish.net/

http://www.freshcream.com/

Marinus at Bernardus Lodge (Winery):
http://www.bernardus.com/bl/bl2/index.html

My personal favorite.........................
Pacific's Edge Restaurant at the Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt Carmel:
http://www.highlandsinn.hyatt.com/property/index.jhtml

Re: Re: Gourmet Dining in Pacific Grove/Monterey

by YVRDave

Larry, you may find this funny but, there is a little restaurant north of The Hyatt Monterey called The Mill ( I think). Very quaint old flour mill. I ate in the courtyard. It had beautiful hanging baskets every where.
I had the Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and it was great. Sometimes you have to have comfort food.
It was the first time as an adult I had ordered meatloaf in a restaurant.
They also have seafood and other items.
It is in a little vale with trees all around and it is quite a nice temperature

Re: Re: Gourmet Dining in Pacific Grove/Monterey

by travelgourmet

Thanks for the info from all.
Robert, I will take your advice and try out the Bernardus Lodge. The chef, surprise, was once in LA at Citrus, so I will go and say hello,. There is also a winery , called Bernardus as well, both owned by Ben Pon. I will have to visit with him and share my limited knowledge of grapes.
Oh yeah, Griff, keep on singing, Lola. LOL

Re: Re: Gourmet Dining in Pacific Grove/Monterey

by YVRDave

I'm working on that free trip to Montreal.

Re: Re: Gourmet Dining in Pacific Grove/Monterey

by travelgourmet

Griff, Funny, I knew it! LOL

Re: Re: Gourmet Dining in Pacific Grove/Monterey

by YVRDave

That sound very tasty Palo.

Re: Re: Gourmet Dining in Pacific Grove/Monterey

by travelgourmet

Thanks PV. the Old Bath House sounds charming. I am a sucker for crab cakes and the Seared Ahi Tuna (makes me think of Hawaii) and rack of lamb blurbs, make my mouth water.. I will plan to take my wife to this romantic dining establishment. It is located only one block from where we are staying. Right under my nose and didn't even know about it. Thanks again.

RE: RE: Gourmet Dining in Pacific Grove/Monterey

by travelgourmet

Whew, went online before walking out the door just to see the parting shots on VT. Thanks for the tip, PV. Love the Barnyard shopping center, even got the shoes I'm wearing (SAS)at Barnyard. Yes, the Swiss, lower court, restaurant has been sampled by moi. Will be there in about 6 hours from now. Ta, Ta, Larry

RE: RE: Gourmet Dining in Pacific Grove/Monterey

by travelgourmet

Oh, I have a reservation in Carmel for Friday nite at Anton & Michel Restaurant and will again visit your tip of The Bath House in PG. Signing off till I return or get itchy for VT. lol

RE: RE: Gourmet Dining in Pacific Grove/Monterey

by travelgourmet

Thanks PV. Bye for now! TG

RE: RE: Gourmet Dining in Pacific Grove/Monterey

by travelgourmet

Hi, PV. Just returned from my California wine tour and went to the restaurant you mentioned at the Barnyard in Carmel. You give great suggestions. The name is Bixby's and Bill Quon Lee is the owner. He also owns Bahama Billy's Restaurant in the Barnyard complex as well at the gift shop across the way. I will be putting pics and script on my Carmel pages on all three locations. Had a martini or two at Bixby's and some stuffed olives. I gave Bill a few tips on lighting for Bixby's and he is going to follow up. Neat place. Aloha, Larry.

Travel Tips for Pacific Grove

Lighthouse Avenue

by SteveOSF

Pleasant Lighthouse Avenue has the look and feel of an old fashioned neighborhood commercial street. This pedestrian friendly street serves as downtown for Pacific Grove. Here shops and restaurants catering to both tourists and locals lined each side of the street where many Victorian buildings can be observed.

PG's annual Feast of Lanterns

by Ewingjr98

Pacific Grove's annual Feast of Lanterns began in 1905, during the time of the tenuous relationship between the Chinese immigrants and the local European population. Today the festival attempts to honor the very same Chinese who were forced out of the area after their community on Cannery Row was destroyed by a suspicious fire.

The Feast of Lanterns has numerous events similar to historic Asian activities such as fireworks, Chinese lanterns on many houses, and a boat parade. It has even more non-Asian events intended to generate fun and community involvement such as the just-for-fun track meet, art competition, ice cream social, pet parade, street dance.

The heart of of the festival is at Lovers Point Park, where they set up a stage on the small concrete pier. Most spectators sit on the well-protected beach or along the recreation trail where they have nice views of the stage over the calm waters of the cove. In Lovers Point Park, they have some kids games and numerous food booths run by Pacific Grove restaurants like Thaiwaiian (great Spam musubi!) and Dos Amigos.

Criticism of the Feast of Lanterns event usually focuses on the cartoonish stereotypes used to represent Chinese customs. Some of the supposedly Chinese events such as the "Legend of the Blue Willow" reenactment are said to be western inventions with no basis in Asian culture. Others point to the fact that this celebration of Asian culture started at the same time as the height of the violence and problems between the communities and has never addressed these issues in a historical manner.

You might prefer the more authentic Asian cultural experiences in the area, such as the Japanese Obon Festival put on by the Monterey Buddhist Temple in Seaside, a visit to Japan town in San Jose or San Francisco, and San Francisco or Oakland's Chinatown.

Jelly Fish Ballet

by SESM

Although the famous aquarium in Monterey California (virtually adjourninig Pacific Grove) is hardly unknown -- it has some really special features worth the trip!

There are several tanks of jelly fish -- beautifully lit and floor to ceiling. Music playing in the room, makes the jelly fish seems like graceful ballet dancers. It is hypnotic!

PG's History Mural on the recreation trail

by Ewingjr98

Along the Recreation Trail in Pacific Grove, you will find a huge mural that depicts the history of the village. From the left the mural starts with the local native people including the local wildlife and their fishing culture. Moving along the mural, the next panel illustrates the arrival of the Methodist tent city in 1875 on land purchased from local land baron David Jacks. Further right you'll learn about the arrival of the 70 person Chinese fishing village that stood near the aquarium at Hopkins Marine Sanctuary and was destroyed by fire in 1906. The final panel of the mural shows the Japanese abalone fishermen who arrived in 1898, setting up shop at Lovers Point and fishing with innovative diving helmets.

17th Street Grill

by Ewingjr98

The 17th Street Grill is probably the most casual spot in PG to grab a quick lunch or dinner, or just grab a beer and watch the people go by. They have a large outdoor seating area with a big square fire, and a smaller indoor dining room. Most famous for its variety of tasty burgers, you can also find wraps and bowls. Meals are very inexpensive with little on the menu over $6 or $8.

We stopped in for a few late afternoon beers and just enjoyed the unique and comfortable little spot. They had sports on the lone TV, and we were virtually the only people in the restaurant, with a few other guests outside around the fire.

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Address: 660 Dennett Street, Pacific Grove, California, 93950, United States