A Monterey Culinary Experience Like No Other
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Culinary Explorations

Savor distinctive dining experiences at Coastal Kitchen Monterey. Choose from two ever-evolving menus available for dinner and elevate your weekend with our Sunday Brunch.

  • Three-Course Prix Fixe: A culinary discovery offered at $85 per person, with a la carte beverage options to complement your meal. This menu is available during dinner hours from Tuesday to Saturday.
  • Five-Course Tasting Menu: Our signature chef's tasting menu offered at $145 per person, enhanced with optional sommelier-selected wine pairings. This menu is available during dinner hours from Tuesday to Saturday.
  • Sunday Brunch: A three-course prix fixe menu with free-flowing champagne offered at $75 per person, with available enhancements including our seafood tower. This menu is available during brunch hours on Sunday.

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.

Beautifully plated chocolate dessert with decorative flowers

Monterey Plaza Hotel is a Dining and Spa Destination

"Offering unparalleled gastronomic experiences and imaginative wine pairings within a serene dining room overlooking the bay, Coastal Kitchen features creative and artfully plated dishes."

Pasta being plated on a white plate

Indulge in Winter’s Guilty Pleasures

"Executive Chef Michael Rotondo isn’t holding back on the opportunity to explore this creative endeavor."

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Book The Chef’s Tasting Menu And Wine Pairing At Coastal Kitchen

"Each course arrives with careful attention to both beauty and taste, inviting the diner to mindfully experience the dishes as an artful exploration of local ingredients and a playful homage to the seasons."

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."

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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."

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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

“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

“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

“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