Food & Drink

An uber-fancy drinking lair in Monterey

Published On 07/20/2011 Published On 07/20/2011
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1. 1833 Restaurant 500 Hartnell St, Monterey, CA 93940 (Monterey)

Making Monterey significantly more absinthe-y, 1833's a historical landmark turned high-end booze n' food retreat with seven rooms including a leather sofa-clad library lounge, and a specialty dining nook dubbed “The Governor’s Room” (because it used to be home to California's head of state, duh). There're victuals like bacon-wrapped sturgeon, a foie gras terrine, and bacon cheddar biscuits with maple chili butter, plus a 1000+ bottle wine list and 15 absinthes that can be served classically or "Pyro" style, also a US Weekly feature where they ask whether Lisa "Left Eye" or The Human Torch wore it better.

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