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Lunch Menu ~ Desserts   

Dinner Menu

Clam Chowder

  Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bread Bowl     
Original 'Monterey Style' Clam Chowder
We are proud to be the originators of the "Monterey Style"
Clam Chowder that has become world famous!
Cup ~ 7  ...  Large Bowl ~ 13  ...  Bread Bowl ~ 13

Appetizers

 Grilled Artichoke   Crab Cakes   Clams
Garlic Bread ~ 5  Oven toasted Ciabatta bread with garlic butter and parmesan cheese.
Fried Calamari ~ 12  Tender Monterey Bay calamari strips and tentacles, lightly seasoned, floured and deep fried, served with tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and lemon.
Grilled Artichoke ~ 11  Castroville artichoke marinated in balsamic vinaigrette, served with lemon dill aioli.
Fried Artichoke Hearts ~ 11  Lightly breaded Castroville artichoke hearts served with ranch dressing.
Mexican Style Prawn Cocktail ~ 12
  Prawns marinated in tomatoes, avocados, onions, cilantro and fresh lime juice.
Coconut Shrimp (4) ~ 15 
A tropical delight! Served with mango dipping sauce.

Oysters Rockefeller (3) ~ 11  Pacific Oysters topped with spinach, bread crumbs, bacon, herbs, cheese
& hollandaise sauce.
Steamed Clams ~ 14  Steamed then simmered with garlic, white wine, butter, and parsley.
Crab Cakes ~ 14  Lightly breaded and grilled, served with sun dried tomato aioli and mango sauce.
Bruschetta with Grilled Prawns (3) ~ 12  Tomato basil relish and baby arugula.
Grotto Seafood Sampler ~ 16 
A fabulous starter! Two grilled shrimp,
crab cake and fried calamari.
Bay Shrimp Cocktail ~ 11
Marinated Seafood Cocktail ~ 11  With calamari, shrimp and mussels.

Chilled Prawn Cocktail (5) ~ 15

Dungeness Crabmeat Cocktail ~ 14
Oysters on the Half Shell (six Fanny Bay, B.C. Oysters) ~ 12
Ahi Poke Martini ~ 14 
Sushi grade Ahi Tuna with avocado, pickle ginger, seaweed and crispy wonton.
Crab Meat Tower ~ 12  Layers of Avocado and Dungeness Crabmeat tossed in Lemon Dill Aioli and Fresh Mango

Fresh Local Salads

     Pear Gorgonzola Salad    Salmon Salad
Add grilled shrimp or chicken ~ 8
Add a cup of Grotto's famous Clam Chowder ~ 5


House Baby Spinach Salad ~ 9  Tender baby spinach tossed with basil balsamic vinaigrette, crumbled Sonoma goat cheese, red onions & candied walnuts.
Caesar Salad ~ 13  A classic! Hearts of romaine, garlic bread and anchovies.
Mixed Seafood Salad ~ 18  Marinated calamari, shrimp & mussels over baby spinach. Tossed with Champagne dressing, cucumbers, tomatoes and red onions.
Pear & Gorgonzola Salad ~ 13 
Poached pears served over Salinas Valley organic mixed greens, tossed with balsamic vinaigrette and topped with candied walnuts & crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.
Shrimp Louie ~ 22  Tender bay shrimp served over Salinas Valley organic mixed greens, with chef's garnish.
Crab Louie ~ 23  Delicious crabmeat served over Salinas Valley organic baby greens with chef's garnish.
Grilled Salmon Salad ~ 22  Wild caught Pacific salmon over Salinas Valley organic greens, tossed with our own Raspberry Vinaigrette and garnished with beets, cucumbers, tomatoes and orange wedges.
Oriental Chicken Salad ~ 17 
Charbroiled teriyaki Chicken breast with almonds, Mandarin oranges, Salinas Valley organic mixed greens and a spicy oriental dressing.
Spinach & Prawn Salad ~ 20  Baby spinach tossed with bacon-brandy vinaigrette, with hard-boiled eggs, red onions and grilled prawns.
Halibut Cobb Salad ~ 23  Grilled Pacific Halibut served over Salinas Valley organic greens with your choice of dressing served on the side. Includes crispy bacon, hard boiled eggs, sliced avocado, tomatoes and crumbled gorgonzola cheese.
 

House Specialties

    Cioppino   Succulent dungeness crab at Old Fisherman's Grotto - Delicious!  
Add a Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous
Clam Chowder ~ 5

Bouillabaisse ~ 30  A fabulous stew of fresh fish, shellfish and sauteed organic vegetables seasoned in a white wine Saffron broth.
Cioppino ~ 34  Best on the Wharf! A variety of crab, shrimp, clams, mussels and fish simmered in a rich marinara sauce.
Dungeness Crab ~ Market Price  Served when in season, either Garlic Butter Roasted, Chilled, or steamed, served with sautéed organic vegetables  and clarified butter.
Lobster Tail ~ 45  10 ounce Lobster tail, oven broiled and served with clarified butter, toasted Israeli Couscous and sauteed organic vegetables.
Seafood Paella with Chorizo ~ 37  An array of Shrimp, Clams, Mussels, Fresh Fish and Scallops in a spicy Spanish sauce.  Tossed with caramelized onions, green peas and rice.
Whole Fish - Oven Roasted (Sea Bass) ~ Market Price 
Sauteed tomatoes, onions, kalamata olives and cilantro served with toasted Israeli Couscous organic Blue Lake green beans.

Steak & Poultry

     Chicken Picatta  
We proudly serve Certified Angus Beef.
Add a Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous
Clam Chowder ~ 5

Chicken Teriyaki ~ 20  A tender chicken breast marinated in our own teriyaki sauce, then charbroiled and served with jasmine rice and sautéed organic vegetables.

Chicken Piccata ~ 20  Chicken breast sautéed with lemon, white wine and capers, served with penne pasta and sautéed organic  vegetables.
Chicken Marsala ~ 29 
Chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms and wine, served with toasted Israeli couscous  and sautéed organic vegetables.
14 oz. New York, New York ~ 35 
Tender, flavorful charbroiled to perfection, topped with herb pound butter. Served with parmesan scalloped potatoes and sauteed organic vegetables.
22 oz. Porterhouse Steak ~ 39 
Topped with herb pound butter  and served with a twice baked potato and grilled Asparagus.
14 oz. Boneless Ribeye Steak ~ 36 
Topped with herb pound butter on twice baked potato and grilled asparagus.
10 oz. Filet Mignon ~ 37 
The very finest cut!  Tenderloin charbroiled with green peppercorn demi-glace and onion rings. Served with parmesan scalloped potatoes and sautéed organic vegetables.
Maple Soy Skirt Steak ~ 27 
A delicious cut of tender beef marinated in a maple soy sauce, with parmesan scalloped potatoes and sautéed organic vegetables.

Pasta, Pasta, Pasta

    Linguini Isabella  
Add a Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous Clam Chowder ~ 5

Linguini Isabella ~ 24  It's named after Mom so you know it's the best! A bounty of bay shrimp, chopped clams and scallops simmered with fresh tomatoes, green onions, & garlic in a butter & cream sauce over a bed of linguini.
Linguini & Clams ~ 22  Whole Clams and linguini in a garlic butter sauce.
Linguini & Prawns ~ 25  Delicious Prawns and linguini in a garlic butter sauce.

Penne
& Chicken ~ 20  Penne pasta and grilled Chicken breast served in a sundried tomato sauce.
Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan Over Vegetarian Pasta ~ 17 
A variety of fresh organic vegetables and penne pasta tossed in marinara sauce.
Spaghetti & Meatballs ~ 17 
Authentic Italian cooking! Spaghetti pasta and Italian meatballs tossed in a rich marinara sauce.
Crab Ravioli ~ 24 
Hand rolled crab filled raviolis served in a sundried tomato alfredo sauce.
Vegetarian Pasta ~ 17 
A variety of fresh organic vegetables and Penne Pasta tossed in a virgin olive oil pesto sauce.
Fettuccini Alfredo ~ 18 
Fettuccini tossed with a traditional Alfredo Sauce.
Add Shrimp ~ 8, Add Chicken ~ 7
Seafood Puttanesca ~ 27  Penne Pasta sautéed with salmon, shrimp, scallops, tomatoes, olives, capers, anchovies and fresh herbs.
Gluten Free Penne Pasta ~ 16  Tomatoes, onions, capers, basil, oregano, olive olive and white wine.
Add Shrimp ~ 8,  Add Chicken ~ 7

Seafood

  Macadamia Crusted Halibut   Seared Scallops
All of our seafood comes from sustainable sources, and is harvested in a manner that does not harm the environment. We are an Associate Partner of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program and a certified "Green" approved restaurant.
Add a Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous Clam Chowder ~ 5

Fried Calamari~ 19  Tender Monterey Bay calamari, lightly seasoned, floured and deep fried, served with French fries, cocktail and tartar sauce.
Sand Dabs ~ 22 
Fresh from the Bay, served with citrus beurre blanc,  caramelized onion risotto and sauteed organic vegetables.
Fried Shrimp ~ 25 
Prawns lightly breaded and deep fried, served with French fries, tartar sauce & cocktail sauce.
Coconut Fried Shrimp ~ 25 
Crunchy and delicious, served with a Mango dipping sauce and sweet potatoes fries.
Shrimp Scampi ~ 25 
Large shrimp sautéed in garlic, tomato, butter and lemon. Served with caramelized onion risotto and seasonal organic vegetables.
Grilled Scallops ~ 26 
Ginger-lime beurre blanc, toasted Israeli couscous and seasonal organic vegetables.
Grilled Shrimp ~ 25 
Jumbo Shrimp seasoned, grilled and finished with lemon caper beurre blanc, served with toasted Israeli couscous and sauteed organic vegetables.
Macadamia Crusted Halibut ~ 30 
Alaskan Halibut crusted with Macadamia nuts and panko breading, grilled and topped with tropical fruit salsa, and a Pineapple Citrus sauce. Served with Sweet potatoes and sauteed organic vegetables.
Wild Salmon ~ 26 
Broiled Wild Salmon served with toasted Israeli couscous, sauteed organic vegetables and lemon caper beurre blanc.
Petrale Sole ~ 23 
Wild Sole dipped in egg, grilled with butter and finished with a lemon caper beurre blanc. Served with a sweet corn risotto and sauteed organic vegetables.
Stuffed Grilled Prawns ~ 26 
With Crabmeat, Basil Pesto Beurre Blanc on Tomato-Artichoke Risotto and sauteed Organic Vegetables.
Calamari Eggplant Parmesan ~ 20 
Thick calamari steak breaded and grilled with panco and aged parmesan cheese, topped with Eggplant, Monterey Jack cheese and Italian Marinara sauce, oven baked and served with penne pasta in a pesto sauce and organic vegetables.
Pesto Parmesan Salmon ~ 26 
Wild Salmon baked with a basil pesto parmesan cheese crust, served with sauteed organic vegetables and caramelized onion risotto.

 

Combination Plates

         
Add a Salad or a Cup of the Grotto's famous Clam Chowder ~ 5


Fisherman's Wharf Platter ~ 30   1/2 Dungeness Crab, Grilled Shrimp, Scallops and Crab Cake. Served with sweet corn risotto  and sauteed organic vegetables.

Surf and Turf ~ 40  (Full order Available) Five ounces of Certified Angus Filet Mignon covered with sautéed mushrooms and 6 oz Lobster tail. Served with twice baked potato and sauteed organic vegetables.
Captain's Plate ~ 34  Lobster, Shrimp, Scallops and Salmon broiled with a lemon herb sauce, served with toasted Israeli couscous and sauteed organic vegetables.
Filet Mignon & Shrimp Scampi ~ 36   5 ounces of Certified Angus Filet Mignon covered with brandy peppercorn sauce paired with Shrimp sautéed in butter, tomato, garlic and lemon. Served with parmesan scalloped potatoes and sauteed organic vegetables.
The King's Meal ~ 70   10 0unce tender aged filet mignon, 10 ounce succulent lobster tail served with twice baked potato and sauteed organic vegetables.

Complement your meal with a selection from our Reserve Wine List.

Menu items and prices subject to change without notice.

Lunch Menu ~ Desserts   

Old Fisherman's Grotto . 39 Fisherman's Wharf . Monterey, California 93940 . Phone 831.375.4604 . Fax 831.375.0391
A Seafood, Steak and Pasta Restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf  in Monterey

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