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Taste Cafe & Bistro

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1199 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5100 (Prescott Lane)
+1 831-655-0324
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Redmond, Washington
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had been told this was a great, unpretentious cafe with good food at reasonable prices. We were not disappointed! It is relatively small and out of the way in Pacific Grove/Monterey, but worth the search. In an area of great restuarants, Taste is a great value and worth the search.

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Thank Dave C
Incline Village, Nevada
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had dinner here. Great food. Good portions. Good wine. We ate a nightly special-- a Chicken Pasta dish. Since I am gluten intolerant they substituted brown rice noodles.

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Santa Margarita, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

On a recent visit to see a friend living in this area, I spotted this restaurant one day, and went inside to ask details. I was warmly greeted by the Chef/Owner, given a menu to review, and he recommended a reservation for Friday and Saturday evenings. So, my friend and I went at 7pm on a Saturday, and we were... More 

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San Mateo, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Missed lunch and were famished by 5:00 P.M. Went back to Taste Bistro, for second time. Food was outstanding as well as being welcomed by Sue, chef's wife server, hostess......Food was absolutely delicious!!! Well prepared. subtle seasonings, very nice wine list. We took almost two hours anf did not feel that we were rushed. Welcoming atrmosohere.. (Rather unique in this... More 

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Thank John M
Carmel, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Business is owned by a family , the daughters service, the wife is hostess, and the husband is the creator of the wonderful, tasteful recipes. The meats, such as the beef and lamb and extremely tasteful. The staff are super courteous and helpful. The wine selections are well paired. They have a full bar. My wife and I have made... More 

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Thank coeurdolives
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Loved the owners' warm hospitality and loved their delicious meals. We had escargot, chicken dejion, grilled rabbit and bread pudding. Класс!

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Thank Yuri K
Salem, Indiana
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Spent a wonderful dinner here after a day at Big Sur visiting my daughter and son in law. It had been over a month since last there, and the owner came right up, knew them by name, and was very welcoming to this tourist. She suggested a delicious Zinfindel to have with our dinner, and the crab cake appitizer was... More 

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Seaside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Good dining experience in Pacific Grove. I have lived here since 1992 and remember the quality was higher in the past.

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Thank Martin C
Sunnyvale, CA
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229 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

After reading so many glowing reviews from so many others, we decided to try Taste and we were simply blown away with the quality and pleasant dining experience. My wife and I started with a shared Mediterranean crab cake and red oak green salad with pears and candied walnuts. Both were quite good, especially the crab cake which had very... More 

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Thank ECL
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

enjoyned another dinner with friends in this nicely located resturant here in Pacific Grove. This family owned and run resturant has been in business for a long time. Their choice in menu are extensive but their daily specials are the ones to chose. Parking is easy - if crowded then street sites are plentiful ... Choice if dessert is good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1199 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5100
    (Prescott Lane)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-0324
Description
Welcome to Taste Cafe & Bistro a cozy European style restaurant where guests can view chef/owner Bill Karaki prepare each dish from scratch. Our European influence menu features items such as herb-roasted chicken, grilled rabbit, escargots, pastas, organic salads, exceptional soups and Au gratin potatoes. The marvelous fresh made brioche bread pudding,apple galette and hazelnut chocolate torte should not be missed. Come join us, for a great meal in a slice of Europe, in the heart of lovely Pacific Grove and enjoy our fabulous cuisine in a wonderful atmosphere!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?