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Restaurant 1833 Restaurant Review: The historic building that houses Restaurant 1833 was once home to Monterey’s "Dr." James Stokes. Legend says he faked his MD credentials, but we think he'd like the “medicine” now served in his old office. Service is professional and the food is sophisticated fun. A sliced avocado is doctored up with cornmeal-crusted fried jalapeño slices and popcorn. Sweet and spicy corn soup with a row of fresh corn kernels is a reminder of all that is wonderful about summertime. We also recommend the local wild king salmon with yogurt and harissa, and the tender, medium rare flat-iron steak accented with marrow butter, roasted mushrooms and a well-executed sauce bordelaise. For dessert, order Dr. Stokes' mignardise, a collection of small sweet bites, including passion fruit jellies, served out of a doctor's bag, illuminated by LED lights and accented by cinnamon-infused smoke. Cocktail selections are extensive and interesting, as is the international wine list.