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best place for a Steak

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best place for a Steak

Hi, where would you suggest the best place to go for a nicely cooked steak, reasonably priced and relaxed, nothing too fancy? We have a car so anything in Pacific Grove or the surrounding areas.

Likewise what would you recommend in the way of bakeries?

Thanks.

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1. Re: best place for a Steak

Hi. The Whaling Station in Monterey is very popular. restauranteur.com/whalingstationmontereycom/

It's not my favorite, but it does have a very good selection. I like Tarpy's Roadhouse, which has several nice steak selections: http://www.tarpys.com/dinner.html. Another excellent place is Kurt's Chop House in Carmel.www.carmelchophouse.com/

There are two excellent bakeries in Pacific Grove: Pavel's on Forest Ave., about half a block above Lighthouse Ave., and Patisserie Bechler, which is at the top of Forest Ave., just before getting on Hwy 68. They have all the French pastries and also serve lunch (their quiche is great!). If you're in Carmel and want an afternoon pastry with tea or coffee, Patisserie Boisiere is very nice. It's on Mission St. at Carmel Plaza.

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2. Re: best place for a Steak

Hi, thanks for that, I knew I could trust you to help my pasty addiction and add some more inches to my hips!

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3. Re: best place for a Steak

lol. As I was replying to your post, I was thinking, "They're going to think I do nothing but go to bakeries!" Not too far from the truth. In fact, I thought of one other place I really like. It's called Wild Plum: http://www.thewildplumcafe.com/cafe.html. Yum. Enjoy!

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4. Re: best place for a Steak

I would go with the Whaling Station for the steak, they have great desserts here, also. Enjoy your time on the coast! :)

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5. Re: best place for a Steak

Thanks, I am sure we will. We did the Aquarium today and that was great, ended up at the Culinary Resturant for lunch which was really nice. Cannot believe how hot it has been.

Looking forward to trying some of the pasteries tomorrow! I am planning to eat my way down the west coast. :-)

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If you have time for lunch in Pacific Grove, try Red House Cafe on Lighthouse Ave. It's quaint and cozy, and the food is excellent. A real "taste" of California. Enjoy those pastries!

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7. Re: best place for a Steak

Thanks again, will give that one a try as well. did the Pastries at Belcher this morning. They were just devine, what a wonderful place and so reasonably priced. thank you so much.

We are just around the corner so took a stroll there this morning, perhaps the short walk was enough to walk off the calories. yeah right!

We are already talking about what we are going to have from there for breakfast tomorrow. Forget the fact that we have plenty of fruit and things in the fridge where we are staying. Still when on holiday I am sure the calories dont count.

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Oops, Bechler!

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9. Re: best place for a Steak

So glad you enjoyed Bechler's. If (when) you go back, take a look at the book of wedding cakes they've made. Some of them are just amazing! Enjoy the rest of your stay. You couldn't have asked for better weather!

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