A Taste of Monterey - Wine Market & Bistro, Monterey

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#1 of 9 in Wineries in Monterey County
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  • Walking back to our hotel and decided to stop in. So glad we did. We have been doing wine tastings for at least 20 years and Scott here was easily one of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides...  more »
  • Wonderful little place! If you take the free trolley, get off at Prescott Street and walk into the entrance of 700 Cannery Row - it's on the 2nd floor, with stairs to access it inside the building tow...  more »
  • Came here for lunch after the aquarium. It's not really a kid-friendly place, but after finding the elevators for our stroller (they do exist!), we weren't about to give up. And there was another well...  more »
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  • Excellent location. Very friendly staff. Nice view of the bay. Plenty of good wines to sample. Had a glass and ate after our tasting. We always stop here when we come from Pasadena
  • *** Brief Overview *** Great views, great ambiance, decent wine, flavorful cheeses. Get some great company and this place is fantastic to relax and enjoy sipping on some wine. *** A More Detailed Review *** Came here with the fam, four of us, and was seated immediately next to the windows with a great waterview of the Monterey coast! Our server was great in helping us out with the menu because we were some wine tasting noobs. Oh yeah, if you are simply here for wine tasting, you stand at the bar area. If you are here for the food as well, you get to sit down and enjoy the view, and that's what we did. We ended up getting three flights of wine, all red. Paired it with some cheese recommendations from the server and was good to go. The wine to me, honestly, since I am not a connoisseur, was all decent to me. The cheese however was great. We got a goat cheese, jack cheese, and this last one called the Buzzed Bee (??). The Buzzed Bee was my favorite. It had a light smokey coating on the outside and it was creamy on the inside. They also paid the cheeses with either some jam, sun-dried tomatoes, and also some crackers. It was fantastic. We had a great time just sipping on wine relaxing and eating some cheese and enjoying the view. I would definitely come back here if I were ever in Monterey again. With an order of a flight, you can get $5 off a bottle purchase if that bottle is more than $30. We also ordered a beer flight which consisted of three local breweries, pretty good! *** Misc Info *** •Located within this plaza thing, on the second floor. Use the stairs if you can, you can't miss the entrance •Accepts card •You can either look for street parking, or there are flat rate parking garages for about $15/day
  • I've gone to this place many times for the view and the atmosphere. The waiters and the bar staff are just wonderful. If I could give one suggestion, it would be to have a different hostess who doesn't open up with "you don't get seated, we sit you... have you been here before?" She left my boyfriend speechless... then when he finally said "yes we've been here before, many times." Responding with "well, we've changed our rules." No apology for her tone or the way it came out... I will still continue to come back, I love everything about this place despite this one poor encounter with the front hostess
  • Cute place with a great view! The wine tasting and cheese platter was very good. Our waiter Oscar was fantastic friendly and knowledgeable of the wine selection. Will def come back!!!
  • Amazing view. The shop portion is great for local gifts...wine related and food related. The kitchen is small, but everything is delicious!

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