The Monterey Bay Area Travel Guide

The Monterey Bay Area Restaurants


  • San Carlos St. Map It
  • Carmel
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Organic ingredients
  • Creative cocktails
  • Year-round patio dining

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Eco-friendly Basil was Monterey County's first restaurant to achieve a green dining certification, recognition of chef-owner Soerke Peters's commitment to using organic, sustainably cultivated ingredients in his cuisine. Peters grows many of his own herbs, which find their way into creative dishes such as black squid linguine with sea urchin sauce, creamy duck liver–pear pâté, and smoked venison and other housemade charcuterie. The grass-fed burger is a good lunch choice, as are, in season, the crab sliders. French toast with poached eggs and truffled mushrooms is a Sunday brunch staple. You can dine in the eight-table interior or on the outdoor covered patio, where heaters and blankets provide warmth year-round.

Restaurant Information


Paseo Square, San Carlos St., between Ocean Ave. and 7th Ave., Carmel, California, 93921, USA

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Published 07/06/2016


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