Ignore the disgruntled male voice answering the phone for reservations; he belies the dining experience which after many years and changes in ownership remains very good. Make a reservation; it is essential. The restaurant is casual; the service and food are not. The menu is "European" with something for everyone, from pizza to rabbit. The salads are fresh and the deserts fantastic. There is a good wine list with many wines from Monterey County which has developed into a major producer. Lunch on a foggy summer day is a particular treat. Children are welcome and appear to have a good time.
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