Coastal Kitchen

A Monterey Culinary Experience Like No Other
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Coastal Kitchen is currently serving our five course tasting menu. Kindly make a note when reserving to detail any dietary restrictions.

Chef Michael Rotondo

At Coastal Kitchen, Executive Chef Michael Rotondo brings a fresh culinary prowess to the Peninsula. Presenting a harmonious tasting menu that explores the rhythms of the coast, Rotondo’s evocative dishes celebrate fresh, locally sourced ingredients, all served while overlooking the water at Monterey Bay.

Sommelier Conrad Reddick

A topflight wine program developed by Coastal Kitchen Sommelier Conrad Reddick explores unique and beautifully complementary pairings to Chef Rotondo’s exquisite menu, featuring a variety of wines.

Press
scallop with purple and green items on top of it with a white sauce being drizzled from a spoon

Bringing A Fresh Palate & Perspective To Monterey Bay

"The chef’s plating and styling of ingredients are works of art themselves, seemingly too beautiful to disturb, but the temptation of the tastes override with delicious results."

steak on a plate with other food and herbs

Monterey County Weekly

“Rotondo builds the menu as movements flowing from a vegetable treat to a genteel appetizer, fish and pasta toward Wagyu beef with toasted rice and charred cabbage on one recent night. He’s not reaching for a crescendo, as each course is equally captivating."

3 small desserts on a plate

Memorable New Tasting Menu

"Rotondo has a gift for taking something familiar and giving it new dimensions, which can and should be a goal of any chef into the gig: engage both curiosity and appetite, brain and belly, thought and plot."

Guest Reviews

“This is a fantastic addition to dining on the Monterey Peninsula. A multicourse meal with every course more scrumptious than the last. Beautifully presented in the lovely setting. The service was friendly. I didn't get the wine pairing, but the wine steward chose two glasses of wine for me that matched perfectly. This will be my first choice for a special meal.”
- Mindianer on OpenTable

Guest Reviews

“Absolutely incredible dinner at the reimagined Coastal Kitchen. The views are as you'd expect- beyond breathtaking and the cuisine and wine pairings were really beyond spectacularly delicious!! I could not more Highly highly recommend!!!! Plus note: I have annoying dietary restrictions and they took a special effort to make my experience as special as everyone at the table. Thank you for a very lovely evening!!”
- L.B. K. on Yelp

Guest Reviews

“Just amazing! We had such a delicious and memorable dinner here: polite and friendly service, unbelievable 5 course meal full of fresh flavors, and truly elegant and beautiful in every way. All tables have great ocean views. Each course is delivered with impeccable detail. We were blown away! Thank you for a lovely dinner. (Totally worth the money, especially if a special occasion.)”
- Brenda P. on Yelp

Guest Reviews

“The tasting menu was phenomenal. Exciting bursts of flavor. Especially enjoyed the black cod and the tortellini. Compliments to the chef for a beautifully presented unique foray in gastronomical delights.”
- KarenV on OpenTable