Colin Ling opened Melville Tavern in Monterey in November 2015. Colin grew up in the restaurant industry. After living in Milwaukee for a while, he came back with an idea, and started looking for an old world building to serve pub food and sandwiches. The name is inspired by the Herman Melville quote: ìIf you get nothing better out of the world, get a good dinner out of it at least.î He built the concept around Melville and wanted to create the type of place he would come to enjoy a good dinner. The style of the restaurant is based on old fashioned East Coast taverns, reminiscent of Melvilleís time. The exposed brick and wood panels give it the vibe he is going for, which is unique to this area which is known for nautical, beach bar type restaurants. Melville Tavern serves creative American food at a fair price. They make classic dishes using special ingredients to create unique flavors and give customers something new to try. Their best selling dish is the Mole Tacos, which are pork shoulder tacos with sweet and spicy mole sauce, salsa verde, cheese, and radish and cabbage salad. Colin also recommends the Duck Sandwich, made with roasted duck legs, black pepper mayo, cherry compote, pickled plums, and arugula, on a brioche bun. Reviewers love the Green Chile Burger and the Veggie Burger. They also comment on the friendly and attentive service. Stop in for their weekend brunch for one of their amazing benedicts. They have a traditional, salmon, or a vegetarian option with tomato, spinach, and avocado. For sweet lovers, try their Banana Nut Pancakes, with fresh bananas, pecans, and blueberry syrup. Melville Tavern serves wine and beer. They have a list of 50 wines. They have nine rotating taps which contain eclectic west coast beers. For a great deal, try the ìbeer of the weekî for $3 or the ìwine of the weekî for $6 every week. Melville Tavern is open daily. They serve dinner Monday-Thursday and brunch through dinner on weekends. They have street and lot parking available. In their short time being open they have been awarded ìBest Valueî by the Monterey County Weekly. Check out Melville Tavern for creative and delicious food and amazing service!
484 Washington St
Monterey, CA 93940