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Taste Cafe & Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017, 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
CUISINES
European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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STARTERS​
Grilled Eggplant Napoleon
Grilled eggplant topped with roasted red pepper, warmed fresh mozzarella cheese on a large brioche crouton, caramelized red onion, pesto, balsamic vinaigrette
9.25
Grilled Shrimp Skewer
Served on a white beans salad, fresh cilantro and roasted sweet red peppers
9.95
Crispy Calamari
Lightly floured, served with lemon-basil aioli
7.95
Mediterranean Crabcake
Roasted red pepper aioli, frisee and caramelized onions
11.25
Classic Escargots Bourguignonne
Baked in garlic herb butter
9.25
Mushroom Bourguignonne
Baked in garlic herb butter and pine nut
8.75
SALAD​
Soup of the Day
Cup4.25
Bowl6.75
Valley Greens
Champagne vinaigrette, and assorted vegetable garnishes
7.25
Warm roasted chicken11.25
Grilled shrimp12.50
Grilled salmon14.95
Caesar Salad
Classic dressing, brioche croutons, grana cheese
8.25
Crispy calamari11.25
Grilled chicken11.95
Organic Red Oak Leaf Salad
With crumbled blue cheese, balsamic dressing, sliced pears and glazed pecans
8.95
ENTRÉES​
Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich
With honey mustard, smoked gouda cheese, roasted red pepper, caramelized onion, crispy au gratin on toasted focaccia.
11.95
Grilled Eggplant Sandwich
Smoked gouda cheese, roasted pepper and kalamata aioli, caramelized onion on toasted focaccia
10.50
Grilled Half Lb. Lean Burger
dijon, mayonnaise, butter lettuce, tomato on toasted focaccia French fries.
11.50
Cheese+0.75
Grilled Pork Loin Sandwich
Butter lettuce, tomato, caramelized onion, au gratin potatoes, roasted pepper, basil aioli on toasted focaccia.
10.95
Capellini Pasta
With​ housemade marinara sauce and grana cheese.
10.95
Penne Pasta
With tomatoes, pine nuts, basil pesto cream sauce and grana cheese.
11.25
Bistro Vegetable Torta
Layers of assorted vegetables and fresh mozzarella cheese, surrounded by housemade marinara sauce
15.25
Chicken Dijionaise
Grilled herb marinated chicken breast, served with sautéed mushroom, dijon cream sauce and au gratin potato.
16.95
Chicken Apple Sausages
Grilled, braised red cabbage, au gratin potatoes and red onion marmalade
16.75
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

If you are willing to give up a view of the ocean then hurry to this off the beaten track restaurant for delicious food. It is located on a busy street coming into town with limited parking in a front lot. Across the street is...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank RickandJan
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

The food was exceptional. The staff was very professional. A relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank philipmarris
Reviewed August 12, 2019

Terrific dinner! The food was excellent. Glad to see so many people streaming into this wonderful restaurant. Everything that we had was delicious. I would probably only give the service 3 stars because there were stretches of period when it was hard to flag down...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Kalvin S
Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

I’ve had chicken at far too many restaurants to count. The roast chicken here was by far the best—and arrived piping hot. Every mouthful was chock full of flavor and moistness. The service here is stellar as well. I look forward to returning again and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank DrFriedman
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

Taste was recommended by local we met st the USOpen. It was great. Food and ambience were excellent. My wife had the salmon and I had a tuna special. Both were cooked perfectly. We recommend this restaurant. .

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank rbgolfer
Reviewed June 14, 2019

Warm and beautiful interior atmosphere. Family owned and operated. Fresh food made to order. Prices reasonable. I had an eggplant appetizer as my entree and my husband had a roasted half chicken with vegetables. They were happy to change out the type of vegetables to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Clancoats
Reviewed May 23, 2019

This restaurant is a gem. The waitstaff service is outstanding and can only be surpassed by the food. The presentation is well thought out and on the artistic side. This is a family owned restaurant that shows great pride in the preparation of the offerings....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Peter S
Reviewed April 28, 2019

We visited this restaurant while on vacation in California. This restaurant is by far the best food experience not only while on this vacation but reaching far beyond that. The food was exceptional. I ordered the sea bass and my husband ordered the salmon and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank sazzycat27
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful time in this friendly bistro! The food is good & presented beautifully by this gracious family. All of us had yummy desserts too. The decor is inviting & reminds us of European bistros. We will be back soon😊.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Flowerful
Reviewed March 16, 2019

This amazing family owned and operated gem in Pacific Grove never disappoints. Taste Bistro is a fun and relaxed environment suitable for our date nights out as well as time together with friends and family. My wife surprised me last night with a 55th birthday...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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