For those who want it to be, Monterey is quite the luxurious and sumptuous destination. Complement those glasses of world-class wine, and sun-soaked days walking the shores of the bay with a decadent dinner that’s not to be forgotten. A sure-fire way to accomplish this, is to check out one of these options for the best steakhouses in Monterey.
Located just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, the Whaling Station Steakhouse has been home to some of the best cuts of beef in town for over 40 years. Its charming, bar-and-grill decor sets the stage for well aged, USDA Prime beef that comes in the form of prime rib, braised short rib, filet mignon, beef Wellington, and more.
Whaling Station Steakhouse. 763 Wave St.
This family-owned and operated business on Monterey’s historic Fisherman’s wharf is home to a number of Monterey’s best dishes. In addition to having a delicious bounty of the area’s acclaimed wine, the restaurant is also home to some of the best clam chowder in all of Monterey. In regards to the steak, you can’t go wrong with the juicy Prime New York, the filet mignon, or the boneless ribeye.
Old Fisherman’s Grotto. 39 Fisherman’s Wharf.
Located in the historic Cannery Row neighborhood of Monterey, Chart House is one of the nicest restaurants in the city. In addition to its breathtaking views of the area, and the bay, the menu here is another sight worth seeing. Have the server help you choose one of the finest glasses of red on the menu (unless you want to indulge in Chart House’s excellent seafood menu) and dig into a steak marsala, or slow-roasted prime rib.
Chart House. 444 Cannery Row.
Tarpy’s Roadhouse is a five-star restaurant in Monterey that serves American country comfort food with its own elegant patio and garden dining areas. In addition to fresh seafood, and domestic classics like meatloaf, this is also one of the best active steakhouses in Monterey. Try the prime angus sirloin, dry-rubbed ribeye, or the Syrah-braised bison short rib on your next visit.
Tarpy’s Roadhouse. 2999 Monterey Salinas Hwy.
The Sardine Factory has been a center of great cuisine in Monterey since 1968. Award-winning chefs, iconic patrons, a decadent wine list, live entertainment, and happy hours all make this an excellent spot to visit on your next trip. And, it’s also an excellent steakhouse with options like filet mignon, prime rib, and surf-and-turf options.
The Sardine Factory. 701 Wave St.