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“Changed hands, now on an up-tick” 5 of 5 stars
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The Pub
227 Monterey St, Salinas, CA 93901-3491
831.754.1488
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Ranked #29 of 284 restaurants in Salinas
Cuisines: Pub
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Salinas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Changed hands, now on an up-tick”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2010

This restaurant has gone through several changes. A few years ago, a couple with a successful restaurant in Castroville bought it, but couldn't make the necessary changes to make it work. More recently, a group of buyers took over, and have made it back into a top class restaurant.

It's a little expensive, but the food is fantastic and the atmosphere is good. Service is a little awkward. The servers seem inexperienced, but are trying. Great potential.

Parking is not the best -- tiny lot, or on-street, but that's how it goes downtown.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Salinas, CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A Salinas Icon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2010

Perfect date night, special occasion, or just a special treat. The Pub offers friendly service in a mood lit atmosphere. The wife and I both had the Prime Rib (highly recommended). Cooked, plated and served very well. The chef came out and even made the house salad in front of house, a blue cheese vinaigrette, very posh. I cannot complain about one thing, except maybe that I couldn't save room to sample a dessert.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monterey, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“This place has been around since I was a kid. It was the place to go, unfortunately its kinda run down now. The food...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2008

This place has been around since I was a kid. It was the place to go, unfortunately its kinda run down now. The food may still be good, but without an overhaul, it won't have its deco like flash that made it cool.

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