Best of Monterey Bay® Visitors Guide

FOOD Links Club American Fun, casual dishes with a little flair, including street tacos, creative nacho variations, a classic Chicago dog and more because when you are frustrated at having hacked your way to a double bogey, you want something comforting. Yes, the spot includes six Trackman golf simulators with more than 100 courses to choose from. Ocean and Mission (in Carmel Plaza), Carmel. (831) 250-7816, Little Napoli Italian Soothing songs of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin relax the evening, while paintings and photographs of Italy spark conversations. The setting is Old World charm with a quaint courtyard for outdoor dining. Oh—and it’s good. Very good. Dolores and 7th, Carmel. (831) 6266335, Little Swiss Cafe Breakfast, Lunch One of the best phrases in the English language is “breakfast served all day.” Too bad Little Swiss Cafe is only open through lunch, but that still gives you time for a stack of pancakes and eggs any way. 6th and Dolores, Carmel. (831) 624-5007 Lugano Swiss Bistro Swiss, Fondue You make a commitment when you settle inside the wood paneled walls of Lugano Swiss Bistro because, well, it’s Swiss. That means schnitzel and other hearty foods, and big pots of fondue—not just the cheese version, either. 3670 The Barnyard, Carmel. (831) 626-3779, Mission Bistro Steakhouse Steak and seafood classics, with caviar service. It’s an elegance place, but the menu is hardly staid or snobby. They serve a fine fish and chips or cioppino, as well. Open for lunch, brunch and dinner. Mission between Ocean and 7th, Carmel. (831) 574-8344, Mediterranean Restaurant Mediterranean, American Care to guess what you’ll find on the menu? You’d think hints of Greece, Morocco, Italy, Lebanon, and so on. And you’d be right—to some extent. But there are burgers and other American selections, as well. Lincoln and Ocean, Carmel. (831) 624-5659 Nicolás Cocina de Herencia Mexican A new concept from Villa Azteca chef Susanna Alvarez (who set the standard for upscale Mexican in the county). When it opens in 2023, it promises Michoacán classics and three generations of family recipes. Ocean and Junipero (Carmel Plaza), Carmel. 63 THE MONTEREY PENINSULA’S MOST RECOMMENDED PIZZERIA ’98-’22 BEST PIZZA 3 BLOCKS UP FROM CANNERY ROW/AQUARIUM AFFORDABLE FAMILY DINING Pizza • Pasta • Ravioli • Calzones • Salads Great Italian Sandwiches Gelato • Delicious Desserts BANQUET ROOM • FULL COCKTAIL BAR OPEN MON-THUR 4PM • FRI 3PM • SAT & SUN 12PM Call ahead for take-out service 649-1500 725 Lighthouse Avenue Monterey Gianni’s Pizza Family Owned & Operated Since 1974 ’15 BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT ’17 BEST PLACE FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY Gianni's_1-3s_VG23_dg.indd 1 6/9/23 11:02 AM Everyone Loves Butter! Lemon Curd & Blueberry Pancakes Carne Asada Fried Rice Bacon Breakfast Burrito 831-394-2887 Everyone Loves Butter! Open Everyday 6am-2:30pm It’s time Seaside is no longer the evil step sister of Monterey but the Cinderella - Benny & Susan Lemon Curd & Blueberry Pancakes 1760 Fremont Blvd. B-1 Seaside EbQ Pork Belly Adobe Fried Rice 1760 Fremont Blvd. B-1 Seaside Open Everyday 6 am-2 pm View Menu Join Waitlist ButterHouse_1-3s_VG23_kb.indd 1 6/5/23 12:56 PM