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“Terrible” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Bench

The Bench
1700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA
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Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Pebble Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
San Jose, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The food was awfull. Very small selection on the menu. The prices are very high for very small portions. We ordered a
1. Organic Mushroom pizza Triple cream brie, goat cheese & sherry vinegar($21) - it was tastless.
2.Bowtie Bolognese Hearty veal & pork sauce, pecorino cheese($23), It was just a plate of noodles and was very hard to find meat sause they claimed it had.
3. Soup of the days, which was leak soup ($8) -the soup was good
4. glass of wine ($18 for 1/3 of glass)
The service was very, very slow.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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reno, nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Nice fire pits and food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Take in the ocean breezes and 18th hole. Unbelievable! And don't forget the wine! Flatbread mushroom and Brie pizza and Margherita pizza...Yumm!

Visited December 2013
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“The best food and Best view in Pebble Beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Pebble Beach resorts boast a total of 11 restaurants, and this one is not to be missed! The service and view are second to none while the food will take you to far off places! Chef Yousef and his team hand make everything that goes into every dish and it shows. The atmosphere is enhanced by the wood burning oven to make the flat bread pizzas, and the fire pits you can relax by while sipping a cocktail and listening to the ocean.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Simeon, California
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
“Amazing and Incredible!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

When can you go to dinner at one of the most beautiful places on the the planet!! Well, here its!!! The setting is off the 18th green and a gorgeous view of Carmel Bay!! The food was spectacular, We had several appetizers ( all amazing) and had a rack of lamb and a local fish dish!! Our server Nick was superb!!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vacaville, California
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29 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Lovely view of the 18th green”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We had wonderful service, drinks were good, appetizers were good - life is good. It was a rare day of perfectly warm, sunny weather, much too nice to sit indoors. Great staff!

Visited October 2013
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