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Dining Out for New Year's Eve
MONTEREY/ CARMEL

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Besides attending one of the world's 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, you'll find the best restaurants in Monterey/Carmel to ring in the New Year.

Abalonetti Bar & Grill Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Abalonetti Bar & Grill, Monterey, CA 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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L'Auberge Carmel restaurant featuring the cuisine of executive chef Justin Cogley. More...

The C Restaurant + Bar Seafood
13/20
Intercontinental, The Clement Monterey
750 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
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Locally sourced food is turned into flavor-forward dishes at this Cannery Row gem with views of the Bay. More...

Cafe Fina Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Cafe Fina, Monterey, CA 47 Fishermans Wharf, #1
Monterey, CA 93940
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It’s worth dealing with the throngs of tourists on Fisherman's Wharf to enjoy this little gem’s food that marries fresh ingredients and heirloom Italian recipes. More...

Cibo Ristorante Italiano Italian
13/20
301 Alvarado St.
Monterey, CA 93940
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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
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Watch the sea lions bask in the sun and the lights come up in the harbor at sunset --- but don't miss the food at this locals' favorite. 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...

Jacks Restaurant & Lounge California
12/20
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
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Sustainable and local eats in an atmosphere that'll leave you feeling at sea --- and we mean that in a good way. More...

Lucia Restaurant & Bar California
16/20
Dining Room at Lucia Restaurant & Bar, Carmel Valley, CA Bernardus Lodge & Spa
415 W. Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

The surroundings and finessed service set the stage for an elegant meal you’ll long remember. More...

Montrio Continental
14/20
Dining Room at Montrio, Monterey, CA 414 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940
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At this old former firehouse, the food rocks and the atmosphere is a party. More...

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

Restaurant 1833 California
No Rating
Dining Room at Restaurant 1833, Monterey, CA 500 Hartnell St.
Monterey, CA 93940
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California cuisine and attentive service at this restaurant located in a historic Monterey 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
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TusCA's menu manages to navigate tourist waters and local tides with ease. More...

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