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Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017, 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$8 - $30
CUISINES
Wine Bar, Mediterranean

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Menu

SNACKS + SMALL PLATES
16
charred octopus
lemon mermelada, harissa + gigante beans
3 Cheeses 15
5 Cheeses 19
cheese plate
fig gelee, filone + toasted almonds
13
warm bread plate
house pickles + choice of 2 dips; classic hummus| muhammara | baba ghannnoj
14
asparagus + fava beans
carrots, arugula,champagne vinaigrette, pine nuts + goat cheese
13
moroccan lamb meatballs
moroccan tomato sauce, ras al hanout spice + mint
11
cauliflower
crispy jamon, harissa vinaigrette, talegio fonduta + almonds
11
fig tartine
labneh, za'tar, pomegranate molasses, pistachios, olive oil + sea salt
9
mac + cheese
grana padano, gruyere + gremolata breadcrumbs
16
local sardines
broiled, cherry tomatoes, olive oil,herrb fennel salad + pan con tomate
12
gnocchi
white corn + gorgonzola cream
CHARCUTERIE‏
24
charcuterie board
- 18 month serrano ham w/miel de cana butter - coppa w/ sweet piquillo peppers - soppressata w/ dijon mustard
12
chicken liver pate
strawberry compote, pistachios + toasted bread
ENTREE
29
prime steak coulotte
potato gratin dauphinois + red wine sauce
18
chargrilled lamb burger
kalamata alioli, guada, cucumber, eggplant fries + honey garlic alioli, on a brioche bun
28
crispy lamb shank
tzatziki, castelvetrano olive + greens salata
26
dorade royal fish
bulgur, roasted zucchini and summer veggies, herbs + green tahini
23
risotto
fava beans, green garbanzo, herbs + burrata
24
roasted mary's chicken breast
pan jus + fattoush salad
23
mussels + fries
salt spring mussels, white wine, shallots, butter + parsley
19
confit whole chicken leg
whipped potatoes with grated tomatoes, fried leeks + shawarma jus
SIDES
8
jeninni fries
smoky-savory seasoning + salmorra
4
filone
cultured goat butter + sea salt
8
eggplant fries
urfa pepper + honey-garlic alioli
7
potato gratin daphinois
gruyere cheese, cream + nutmeg
DESSERTS
9
affogato
cardamom ice cream + a shot of acme espresso
9
gelato, sorbet + ice cream
ask about today's selections
9
beignet
strawberries coulis pistachio + rosewater cream
9
lebanese yogurt cake
macerated berries
9
chocolate tart
pistachio crust + halva glaze
About
Established in 2013 Jeninni kitchen + wine bar is the Monterey Peninsula's newest wine bar and dining destination, seamlessly blending the sophisticated energy of an urban restaurant with the genteel comforts of coastal Pacific Grove, CA. Redefining the modern wine bar experience, jeninni kitchen + wine bar offers a contemporary take on the sultry cuisines of the Mediterranean coast - alongside unique, quality wines and innovative cocktails.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Wine Bar, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we didn't know what we were getting into....but by the end of the evening...it was nothing short of AMAZING...we loved it so much we ate their 2 nights in a row...would go back just to eat there :)...Had the lamb burger w/ roasted cauliflower in...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank MichaelS7793
Reviewed June 4, 2019

My friend and I got there only about 20 minutes before the kitchen closed, but they were super friendly and encouraged us to order anything on the menu. We were looking for something light, and shared the cheese plate and some lovely beet lettuce wraps...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank tracyfranck
Reviewed March 1, 2019

We stopped by after a movie for happy hour. The snacks and drinks were wonderful. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mwill210
Reviewed February 16, 2019

I have been to Jeninni twice., The first was with co-workers on an evening with a guest chef, a couple of years ago. The second time was my wife, on a regular menu evening. We started with the three option cheese plate, and shared the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jefe831
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

Cozy little cafe on lighthouse with eclectic small plates menu and very friendly waiters and chef making sure you are a happy camper. I had the charred octopus with lemon marmalade which was do delicious and perfectly prepared. Desserts are a bit unusual but good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tarlaa
Reviewed January 29, 2019

The service was better than excellent. It was fabulous. We weren't familiar with the food, so the server helped us and gave me recommendations. We loved it. We can go back again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nozzydiva
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Good middle eastern food. If you want paella, you need to call a few days in advance. The service was outstanding and the owner is very personable

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank napacapt
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We were looking for a light dinner, so their small plates menu fit us perfectly. Nice selection of wines to choose from and a good number available by the glass. Two of our favorites were the eggplant fries and the stone fruit with burrata. Entrees...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sue L
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Our group had drinks and small plates during Jeninni's happy hour. The food and drinks were really enjoyable, and the service was attentive. The place is small, the owner stops by to see how you are doing, the whole atmosphere is like an intimate dining...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sasa323
Reviewed July 21, 2018

I could have easily have given this restaurant five stars - the food was great. I came here for my birthday. We had the chicken liver pate, the crispy lamb shank and the prime steak coulotte. What ruined what could have been an excellent dining...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Sonnymao
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Hello travelLover93923 My name is Thamin Saleh--I am the owner of jeninni kitchen + wine bar. I wrote to you earlier today apologizing for the inconvenience that you experienced in trying to visit with us. As I mentioned... More
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