Monterey >Food & Dining > Rosine's Restaurant
434 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA | Directions 9394036.599137 -121.895014
Rosine�s Restaurant � 434 Alvarado St. ; Monterey - Sun. to Thurs. ; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri. and Sat ; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. - (831) 375-1400 - www.rosinesmonterey.com
Eat Dessert First! – I highly recommend the desserts -- but they are so huge you may want to split with a friend or bring home half. Good salads, nice place to meet for lunch - but leave extra time to find parking.
Terrible customer service – long drive to get there from Fairfield on my birthday. What a disappontment! The service was absolutely horrible. I've been to a lot of places and this is the worst I've been treated in a long time. Their staff certainly could use some customer service training. Rosines is permanently off my list, but I'm sure they don't care.
Rosine's is our favorite! – We are locals and eat at Rosine's probably 2-3 times a month. This place is always packed and the servers are friendly. Our favs are the brunch specials they have on the weekends with a mimosa or for lunch I like the salads and my dh orders a burger or a sandwich. We just ate dinner there recently and their teriyaki steak with mushrooms was the best I have ever had. The broccoli had a topping on it that even my son would eat. The kids menu was nice because it kept my son and daughter happily coloring. We shared a piece of cake, omg!
Over-rated and misleading – The website claimed the restaurant was award winning; apparently, this award was just for their cakes which were as not moist as an award winner should be. The cakes must be judged solely on size. Calamari was ordered for starters and when it arrived, I thought the waitress had mistaken us for another table. The calamari looked like chicken strips: thick cut like a steak fry and coated in a heavy, seasoned breadcrumb breading. I'm lucky I'm CPR certified. I ordered the angel hair pasta with basil and tomatoes. It was greasy and tasteless (they could have at least cooked the pasta with some chicken broth) with a congealed slab of grated cheese on top and near complete absence of basil. The prices were over the top for the quality of food. I've left restaurants disappointed but never near angry before.
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