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“Wonderful food and service”

The Market Restaurant
Ranked #55 of 305 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Great family owned and ran business. We found this on-line and the hotel concierge was luke warm on the place as it is in kind of an old part of town. They do not show up on open table which may keep down the crowds. This is not "fancy" dining but very high quality experience. Check out their menu on-line and reasonable wine list. We enjoyed the attention and recommendations of the waiter and owner. We will definitely go back next time we are in Monterey.

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We had at dinner at The Market in mid February. Our waiter, José, was wonderful and gave us very good suggestions. We started with the mussel appetizer and the sauce was so good that José brought us more bread to soak up the sauce with. My husband had the short-ribs and I had the butternut squash ravioli. Both dishes were excellent. Alan, the chef, came out to our table. We think José told him how much we were enjoying our food. It was so nice to meet the person who was responsible for the fabulous dinner we were eating. We also met Kim, one of the owners. We wish these folks all the success they can handle. It was a treat to have dinner with lovely ambiance, a good wine list, superb food and excellent service. BRAVO!

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

When visiting the Monterey Peninsula you need to include The Marketplace Restaurant. Delicious food, friendly staff and pleasant environment. I enjoyed short ribs in a Cabernet reduction. The meet was tender and the sauce a perfect accompaniment. My husband had a pork stew which was equally delicious. We will add it to our list of places to frequent.

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1  Thank Jan A
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

The Monterey Peninsula has many excellent restaurants and this is one of the best. Don't be fooled by the outside, which is very modest. When you walk through the doors, you are in a whole different world. The lighting is exquisite, the music at just the right level and the service is great. One wall is all windows. What is outside, appears to be a gate into still another world. The food was all great. My husband had a pasta dish that he had had before. I had the steak. I have no suggestions for improvement. An added perk was that there was a complementary calamari appetizer with two entrees.

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Reviewed 31 January 2014

We had a lovely dinner. I rarely eat beef but had the steak. It was outstanding!
Service was good, nice atmosphere, away from the business of tourist monterey... What more could you ask for?

Thank Mary W
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