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For Over 40 years
786 Wave Street,
Just Above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, Monterey California...
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The Steakhouse

Old World Steak House Traditions live on at the internationally acclaimed Whaling Station, perched just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Named Monterey County’s #1 Steak House for over 40 years, The Whaling Station takes the term “Steak House” seriously... See the restaurant’s dry-aging room, select your USDA Prime cut of dry-aged beef from a silver tray, your Prime, Prime Rib from the antique 1930’s silver carving trolley, and watch your Caesar Salad being tossed tableside. An award winning wine list and full spirits bar complement your dining experience.

Parking in our private lot with valet service on weekends.

Serving Dinner and cocktails
from 5pm daily.

THE BAR at The Whaling Station has its own menu and its own local following, with drink specials and lively conversation served nightly.

Grilled Steaks and Chops
Cut Top Sirloin

Center Cut Sirloin Chateau Steak

New York Steak

Filet Mignon

Rib Steak
(bone-in)

Porterhouse
(for one or two people)

Dry Aged Natural Rib Eye
(rare to medium rare o
nly)

Add Broiled Australian Lobster Tail

Boneless Short Ribs with a Cabernet Sauvignon sauce

Veal Osso Buco simmered for hours with Marsala sauce

Rack of Lamb with a Dijon mustard crust and mint sauce.

USDA PRIME PRIME RIB
slow roasted 10 hours

Add One of Chef Pisto’s Delectable Sauces
Bearnaise, Green Peppercorn; Roquefort Butter; Pinot Noir

Small Appetites
Petite Filet Mignon
Petite New York

Fresh Seafood & Poultry

Half Roast Chicken Old Fashioned Style
with roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables

Monterey Bay Sand Dabs pan-fried, with a caper-butter sauce

King Salmon Fillet grilled and served
with a creamy, whole grain mustard sauce

Stuffed King Salmon Fillet stuffed with Dungeness crab & chantrelle mushrooms

Pacific Swordfish a center cut, wood-fired Sicilian Style

Ahi Tuna pan seared and served with a soy-wasabi nage

Grilled Scallops bacon wrapped and served over linguine
with wild maple-cap mushrooms

Dungeness Crab Risotto Ancini de pepe and citrus-parmesan nage

Prawns Scampi with a garlic-lemon butter sauce over linguine

Live Monterey Bay Abalone
lightly breaded and grilled served with a lemon butter

Live Maine Lobster Two Pounds and Up

* Menu subject to change without notice

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DINE at THE BAR

SMALL BITES

Oysters on the Half Shell (2)
Cup of Seasonal Soup
Crispy Breaded Cauliflower
House Made Onion Rings w/ BBQ Sauce
Steamed Asparagus w/ Hollandaise
Roasted & Salted Padrón Peppers
Chicken Fried Steak
Sicilian Meatballs
USDA Prime Burger Sliders
USDA Prime Prime Rib Slider
Grilled Monterey Bay Sardines
Coconut Prawns w/ Dipping Sauce (3)
Calamari a la Plancha w/ Gigante Beans
Grilled Octopus w/ Fennel Sala

BIGGER BITES

FRIED MONTEREY BAY CALAMARI
W/ Spicy Cocktail Sauce, Tartar Sauce & Lemon

STEAMED or GRILLED ARTICHOKE
Aioli, Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette

OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER (4)
Filled with Bacon & Spinach,
Topped With Hollandaise

CAESAR SALAD
Whaling Station’s Homemade Dressing
(add Steak, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Salmon
or Fried Calamari for $5)

BURRATA & WILD ARUGULA
Orange Segments, Toasted Pistachios & Maldon
Sea Salt, Tossed in White Balsamic Vinaigrette

ICEBERG WEDGE
A Whaling Station Favorite, Topped with
Homemade Roquefort Dressing

CANNERY ROW CLAM CHOWDER
Cup or Bowl

FRENCH ONION SOUP

Bar Specialties:

OPEN-FACED STEAK SANDWICH
THE STEAKHOUSE SIGNATURE
Served on Garlic Bread
with an Iceberg Wedge and Frites

WILD SALMON
Blackened Salmon Served on Garlic Bread
with an Iceberg Wedge and Frites

PRIME RIB FRENCH DIP
Sliced Prime Rib with its own Jus
Served with an Iceberg Wedge and Frites

THE JUICY BURGER
USDA Propietory-Blend Burger
Served with Frites (8oz or 12oz)
(add bacon, Blue Cheese cheddar or gruyere for $1)

KOBE BEEF CARPACCIO
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon, Fresh Shaved
Parmesan, Capers, Microgreens, Garlic Toast

SAND DAB TACOS
Locally Caught Sand Dabs, Jalapeño Aioli,
Lemony Tomato-Cabbage Slaw

USDA PRIME BEEF TIP TACOS
Jalapeño Aioli, Lemony Tomato-Cabbage Slaw

USDA PRIME FILET MEDALLIONS
Port Wine Mushroom Sauce & Rosti Potatoes

USDA PRIME BARCELONA BROCHETTES
Romesco Sauce and Spanish Rice

—Also Sample from Our Small Bites Menu—

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More Offerings from The Whaling Station

Appetizers

Monterey Bay Sardines
Chilled or Grilled Artichoke
with tomato remoulade and mayonnaise
Fire-Roasted Gilroy Garlic
Fried Monterey Bay Calamari
Chilled Prawns ... with spicy cocktail sauce.
Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms ... light butter sauce.
Monterey Bay Sardines ... the fish that made Cannery Row famous
olive oil-marinated and grilled - with Sicilian salsa
Blue Point Oysters on the Half Shell (6)
Steamed Mussels or Clams ... red curry, coconut milk and lemon grass
Live Monterey Bay Abalone ... lightly breaded, lemon butter
Bacon-Wrapped Day Boat Scallops.
Ravioli Veal & Porcini Mushroom ... brown butter-rosemary sauce.
Oysters Rockefeller ... spinach, bacon and hollandaise sauce (4)
Crab Cakes ... tomato salad, tarragon aioli.
American Kobe Beef Carpaccio

Salads & Soups
World's Finest Wedge Iceberg, onion and tomato Roquefort dressing
Caesar Salad Tableside ... (for two or more) per person.
Caprese Salad ... tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, balsamic vinegar.
Burrata Cheese & Wild Arugula
T&A Artisan Salad
Clam Chowder ... cream style with roasted corn.
French Onion Soup ... with melted Gruyere.
Seasonal Soup

Sides Worth Sharing
Loaded Twice-Baked Potato
Roasted and Salted Padron Peppers
Fresh Salinas Valley Spinach
Asparagus,
Steamed
Steamed Broccoli with Hollandaise
Wild Mushroom Ragout
Onion Rings, Large Beer Battered
Fresh Spinach Creamed or Saute'

Children's Menu
Boston Clam Chowder
Fettucine Alfredo

Fish & Chips
Linguine with Marinara

French Fried Prawns
Mixed Baby Greens Salad
with honey-mustard vinaigrette.
Chocolate Sundae

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Menu items and prices subject to change without notice. Corkage Fee May Apply.
For Parties of 8 an over a 18% gratutity will be added to the bill.

j.pisto@comcast.

The Whaling Station Restaurant
proudly features

The World’s Best USDA PRIME Steaks
Dry Aged to Perfection!

From Our Dry Aging Room
USDA Prime Rib-Eye
USDA Prime New York
USDA Prime Slow Roasted Prime Rib

Note on Ordering Steaks: Rare is extremely red with a cool center.
Medium Rare is very red with a warm center. Medium - the center is pink. Medium Well - the center is slightly pink. Well Done - We're not responsible!

Entrees are Served with Sauteed French Green Beans Amandine
and Roasted Garlic Mashed
Potatoes

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