Hello all! I received great advice from TA back in September when I made plans to visit SF and drive down to Monterey/PG/Carmel/Big Sur. We will be staying in the Gosby Inn, as they were one of the few willing to sell us a one night stay on the weekend. After reading many posts, I think that we have decided to eat lunch at the Red House Cafe (based off the recommendations from PGdenizen). Just wanted to know what are some of the best things to order there? Or is it all good?
Also, debating between Fandango, Melange and Casanova for dinner. Any thoughts on which of those three would be best? Oh, and are these places dressy (like dress pants or a dress) or could we get away with being a bit more casual?
Last question, we are arriving at SFO at 8am, would it be better to drive straight to Big Sur the fast way and then work our way back north to PG or drive Hgwy 1 down to PG area and visit Big Sur the next morning before we head back to SF? I just want to maximize our time seeing this beautiful coastal area and fit in all that we want to do (MBA, Big Sur, 17mile drive, etc.). Thank you for any and all information!