Best of Monterey Bay® Visitors Guide

FOOD Hog’s Breath Inn American Former owner Clint Eastwood’s Carmel eatery is steeped in cool Western ambiance, thanks to rustic decor and paintings of Our Hero. The no-fooling-around menu offers straight-ahead American fare. San Carlos and 5th, Carmel. (831) 625-1044, Il Tegamino Italian Recipes here are inspired by Italian home cooking. A beautiful Euro-style patio charms as well as the menu. Patio of the Golden Bough, Ocean between Lincoln and Monte Verde, Carmel. (831) 238-9608, iltegamino. com Katy’s Place Breakfast, Brunch Katy’s is the quintessential cozy Carmel breakfast spot where you can bring your family. As you wait for one of the dozen styles of eggs Benedict or an order of thick waffles, a server offers toys for the kids. Mission between 5th and 6th, Carmel. (831) 624-0199, L’Escargot French The menu is inspired by country French, suiting the restaurant’s courtyard. Think terrines and steak frites, rabbit, chicken and veal— unfussy fare, yet with a worldly flair. Mission near 4th, Carmel. (831) 620-1942, La Balena Cucina Toscana Italian A wealth of Old World Italian charm squeezes into the cozy and adorable La Balena, thanks to elements like handmade pastas, fresh local produce and seductive seasonal dishes. A tough reservation and a place where chefs go. Junipero between 5th and 6th, Carmel. (831) 250-6295, La Bicyclette French, Italian La Bicyclette is a little bit French. You’ll see words like canard and boeuf on the menu. But it’s a little bit Italian, with pizza from a woodfired oven. No wonder the place is so popular. Dolores and 7th, Carmel. (831) 622-9899, Le Soufflé French Here they treat souffle and other French classics with proper elegance. Diners choose either a two- or three-course menu with several options each round. The menu changes seasonally, but you can be certain of one item. Yes, souffle—both savory and sweet. Reserve well in advance. 5th and Dolores, Carmel. (831) 250–5314, 62 The Best of Monterey Bay ® 2023-2024 Prioritize taking care of YOU! Relax during your stay in Monterey 595 Munras Ave. Downtown Monterey • (831) 920-0272 Mon-Thur 10am-6pm Fri-Sat 10am-7pm Sunday 11am-5pm Swedish Deep tissue Hot Stone Cupping Chemical Peel Microderm Nourishing Light Treatments Rapid Tension Relief Enhanced Muscle Therapy CBD MassageEnvy_1-3s_VG23_gk.indd 1 6/14/23 1:44 PM Over 375 shops, restaurants, hotels, businesses plus great entertainment The Peninsula’s Downtown Come visit The Peninsula’s Downtown Where California was Born. Downtown Monterey Where the Action is! OMBA_1-3s_VG23_gk.indd 1 6/13/23 4:34 PM