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Dining Out for New Year's Eve
MONTEREY/ CARMEL

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Besides attending one of the world's 2014 Top 10 Hot Spots for New Year's Eve, what could be better than celebrating the end of the year with a memorable meal? Whether you're looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, we've compiled a list of the best restaurants in Monterey/Carmel to ring in the New Year.

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Abalonetti Bar & Grill Seafood
12/20
57 Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
Fish and seafood offered wharf-side, along with steak, pizza and more. More...

Aubergine New American
16/20
Dining Room at Aubergine, Carmel, CA L'Auberge Carmel
Monte Verde St. at 7th Ave.
Carmel, CA 93923
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A gem of a setting and a treasure-trove of creative food and wine. More...

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

Cibo Ristorante Italiano Italian
13/20
301 Alvarado St.
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
Food and romance from the heart and soul of Sicily served up nightly. More...

Domenico's on the Wharf Seafood
14/20
50 Fishermans Wharf, #1
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
Fine dining floats to the top in a sea of tourist tchotchke shops; harbor views and fresh seafood beckon. More...

Esteban Spanish
14/20
Casa Munras
700 Munras Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940

Don Esteban Munras’ namesake restaurant is an ambassador of small-plate goodness. More...

Favaloro's Big Night Bistro Italian
12/20
545 Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Home-style Italian cooking warms even the foggiest Pacific Grove evenings. More...

Montrio Continental
13/20
Dining Room at Montrio, Monterey, CA 414 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
At this old former firehouse, the food rocks and the atmosphere is a party. More...

Pacific's Edge Contemporary
No Rating
Dining Room at Pacific Hyatt Carmel Highlands
120 Highlands Dr.
Carmel, CA 93923
Menu
When good food competes with a spectacular ocean view, diners win. More...

Passionfish Seafood
13/20
701 Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Menu
Sustainable seafood, seasonal vegetables and meats served nightly in the “Last Hometown.” More...

Peppoli Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Peppoli, Pebble Beach, CA The Inn at Spanish Bay
2700 17 Mile Dr.
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Menu
Antinori family passion for traditional Italian cuisine meets great ocean views; romance ensues. More...

Restaurant 1833 California
No Rating
Dining Room at Restaurant 1833, Monterey, CA 500 Hartnell St.
Monterey, CA 93940

Romantic dining, playful food and a standout cocktail menu all in an historic building. More...

The Sardine Factory Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA 701 Wave St.
Monterey, CA 93940
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Notorious eatery with a distinguished past on Cannery Row. More...

TusCA Ristorante Italian
14/20
Dining Room at TusCA Ristorante, Monterey, CA Hyatt Regency Monterey
1 Old Golf Course Rd.
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
TusCA's menu manages to navigate tourist waters and local tides with ease. More...

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