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Heart-Healthy Restaurants

A heart-healthy diet should be low in sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat—but that doesn't mean it has to be low in taste. These restaurants in Monterey/Carmel offer meal choices that will help you to both eat well and live well.

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The C Restaurant + Bar Seafood
No Rating
Intercontinental, The Clement Monterey
750 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
Sustainable seafood swims on the menu at this bayside hotel restaurant near the Monterey Bay Aquarium. More...

Earthbound Farm Organic Kitchen Organic
Quick Bite
7250 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel, CA 93923
Get out of the fog and into the sun at this roadside produce stand serving organic goodies. More...

Edgar's American
Dining Room at Edgar Quail Lodge Golf Club
8205 Valley Greens Dr.
Carmel, CA 93923
Local, seasonal cuisine is par for the course. More...

Marinus California
Dining Room at Marinus, Carmel Valley, CA Bernardus Lodge & Spa
415 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Chef Cal Stamenov grows his own herbs and vegetables and also sources ingredients locally for this Carmel Valley gem. More...

Paprika Cafe Middle Eastern
309 Lighthouse Ave., Ste. A
Monterey, CA 93940

This wallet-friendly hidden Lebanese gem serves up a spicy trip abroad for the palate. More...

Passionfish Seafood
701 Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Sustainable seafood, seasonal vegetables and meats served nightly in the “Last Hometown.” More...

Robata Grill & Sake Bar Japanese
Dining Room at Robata Grill & Sake Bar, Carmel, CA The Barnyard
3658 The Barnyard
Carmel, CA 93923

Longtime destination for Japanese fare and sushi in Carmel’s The Barnyard. More...

Roy's Hawaii Regional
Dining Room at Roy The Inn at Spanish Bay
2700 17 Mile Dr.
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
The perennial favorite for fish on the Peninsula. More...

Salad Shoppe Salads
Quick Bite
1138 S. Main St.
Salinas, CA 93901

Enjoy your five-a-day vegetables at Salad Shoppe. More...

Thai Bistro II Thai
159 Central Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Numbers lie. First for Thai on the Peninsula. More...

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