Bon Ton LíRoyís Lighthouse Smokehouse in Monterey opened in February 2014. It is owned by Lenny and his partners Valentina and Vladimir. After 13 successful years running Bay View Deli and BBQ on the Monterey Bay waterfront, They moved to their current location and expanded their theme based around southern cooking and hospitality. Lenny has trained with many top chefs in the area. He has worked in the music industry as well and has a passion for both music and food. His love of music has factored into the concept at Bon Ton Líroyís. The name of the restaurant means ìlet the good times roll.î The goal is to have a casual, comfortable atmosphere and great music. The menu consists of casual American classics. BBQ is the feature, because they are the only independently owned BBQ restaurant in the area. They are famous for their meats which are all smoked in house; they also cure their own bacon and ham. One of their best selling dishes is their BBQ combo platter, which comes with the choice of three meats, two sides, and cornbread. Lenny recommends their Reuben sandwich, made with smoked pastrami and their homemade sauerkraut and thousand island. Bon Ton LíRoyís also specializes in classic New Orleans dishes like chicken gumbo with red beans and rice and catfish picante. Valentina is from Russia so she brings a Russian twist to the menu. They have specials like Stuffed Cabbage and Borscht. Vegetarian options and breakfast items are also available. Bon Ton LíRoy has a full bar. They have New Orleans craft beers and specialty cocktails. Two must try specialties are the Hurricane, made with light and dark rum, OJ, and passionfruit juice, and the Sazerac, made with whiskey or bourbon and absinthe or licorice liquor. Bon Ton LíRoyís is open seven days a week and has live music Thursday-Sunday. They feature touring bands and road musicians with a focus on Americana music, which includes genres like country, folk, and blues. Sunday evenings they feature their piano player, Jack OíNeil. Their music schedule can be seen on their Facebook. Lenny says the takeaway customers have after dining at his restaurant is that it is a warm and comfortable place with great service. Check out Bon Ton LíRoyís Lighthouse Smokehouse for great BBQ and great music!
794 Lighthouse Ave
New Monterey, CA 93940