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Monterey Cookhouse

2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
831-642-9900
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Ranked #42 of 262 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's true: Fremont Street is NOT Cannery Row, but you'll find the same quality fresh fish, with plenty of free parking and a nice, well run professional eatery that aims to please (and delivers!). I was a demanding diner this Saturday night: I wanted my appetizer calamari sautéed, not breaded and deep-fried, and our server asked the cooks to depart... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Next to Best Western DeAnza. Had to send my steak back it had so much fat and grizzle and was completely overcooked. 2nd steak wasn't much better. Overpriced.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

In a really scummy area with all the motels (where we are staying) but a great find. Food was fantastic. Expected greasy american diner food and got great Mediterranean food. Sweet potato fries were a bit with the toddler! Definitely recommend to everyone. Vegetarians will be happy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The food at this place is really, REALLY delicious! Casual/Dressy atmosphere. We were seated promptly and tended to. Beer was cold and there is quite a selection. I had the wild salmon and my date had The Beast. Both were cooked absolutely perfect and so flavorful I couldn't stop eating! Portions for both were more than enough. It's a bit... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I had an app, a pizza, a few glasses of wine, and could not have been happier. The menu was creative, but not crazy, some classic Italian favorites mixed in with some fun looking choices. I enjoy the service, the atmosphere, and the wine menu (nice, large, and local). I would go back here certainly.

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Grafton, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Wow, what a find. This place was busy but service was amazing and the the food was delightful. After being on the road for a few days it was good to have some home cooked vegetables cooked to perfection. Could not fit desert in which was a bummer as they looked very impressive. Maybe next time..

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I had dinner here last week. The staff were all polite, friendly and professional. I was tired after a long flight. The guys at the hotel gave me a voucher for a free starter type of dish and I got a Bruschetta (which was perfect). I asked the waiter what was recommended and he advised of the smoked stuff. They... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our hotel gave us a coupon for a free appetiser, which was tasty if rather small. The main courses were well cooked and good value for money.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We got there for dinner and were welcomed very warmly. The food we ordered - Beef Brisket and Ribs - was absolutely tasty! The portions were quite big. So although the desserts looked very nice, there was no space left for them anymore. The atmosphere was cosy and warm and the quick service. To summarize: we had a very nice... More 

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Aloha, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I don't have any complaints about the food. The food was okay, but it was overpriced.The service was not so good. I thought I would get a glass of water without asking, but I have since learned that is not the way they do things here in central California. It seems rude, but actually they are conserving water. So I... More 

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Additional Information about Monterey Cookhouse

Address: 2149 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
Phone Number: 831-642-9900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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