The Monterey Cookhouse is part of a new movement towards housemade, fresh and natural cuisine, slow cooked from scratch. Our “California Cuisine” ranges from casual to fine dining. You may feast on a hearty plate of Buttermilk Marinated Fried Chicken, or a gourmet Rib Eye, wood-fired and topped with a Red Wine Reduction served on a bed of Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with Sautéed Green Beans.
Being a Cookhouse, we also have a large emphasis on wood-fired cuisine. We use a Traeger Smoker, where depending on the cut, some of our meats are smoked for 10-12 hours making them melt in your mouth. We feature Smoked Chicken, Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, Baby Back Ribs, and on the weekend...our very popular Smoked Prime Rib Dinner. We use a wood grill for our yummy ½ lb Hamburgers, delicious Steaks, and for the delectable Grilled Fish choices on our menu.
Our wood-fired pizza oven allows us to create many of your favorite Italian inspired Thin Crust Pizzas, Calzones, and Hot Sandwiches. The wood smoke and high heat of this oven lends a great flavor to these items. Our wood grilled Oysters on the Half Shell are becoming a local legend. Pair these Oysters with a glass of wine from our very nice, and reasonably priced local list and you’ve really got something.
We also offer a full bar and comfortable lounge area with a two wide screen televisions for your enjoyment. Please join us for the “happiest” happy hour from 4:00-6:00 pm seven days a week with drink and food specials. We look forward to serving you! Stop by and see what all the locals are talking about!