Poppy Hall

589 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove CA 93950

Founded by Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant chef Philip Wojtowicz and Big Sur Roadhouse chef Brendan Esons; Poppy Hall is a lively community gathering place, serving uniquly rustic California comfort food.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 589 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove CA 93950
  • Cross Street: Forest Ave
  • Cuisine: American | California | Oyster Bar | Seafood | Steak |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: 17.77 | Two bottles maximum
  • Phone: (831) 204-9990
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Organic Ingredients, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Healthy Options, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Restaurant | Closed
Tuesday
Restaurant | Closed
Wednesday
Patio | Dinner 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Thursday
Patio | Dinner 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Friday
Patio | Dinner 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Saturday
Patio | Dinner 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Sunday
Patio | Brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 24, 2020
Susan T.

Super nice people. We appreciated the heat lamp top


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2020
Cathleen O.

Wow! Even during pandemic regulations and a beautiful misty rain, sitting right outside the restaurant we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Superb service, superb food with layers and layers of taste treats. This is what brings me back time and time again. May this place be showered with blessings during this challenging time for local restaurant owners.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2020
eleanor intrator i.

We've eaten take out many times and outside once. All the meals were good and ample. Once we had the rock fish and that was so so Bec the fish is a so so fish. The preparation was still good. Can't wait for the vaccine and eating inside again. Thank you for providing delicious meals under such adverse conditions.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2020
Camilo W.

Faboulous food, friendly service


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2020
Joanne C.

Incredible food! Wait staff so nice! Love the outdoor seating - felt very safe enjoying a delicious dinner!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2020
Roger H.

Our favorite restaurant in this area. Waitress was very nice.


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 29, 2020
Diana C.

Delicious!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Oct 10, 2020
Monica S.

Delicious! Love the patio, so charming.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2020
Faye M.

We have always enjoyed eating at Poppy Hall. Last night was no exception. And, eating outdoors is really wonderful. However, contrary to our usual experiences, we thought the food and service were average. The menu food choices were limited. If this were an actual Octoberfest, wouldn't a good assortment of beers be offered? The service, although friendly and accommodating, was not up to what we have experienced in the past. When Poppy Hall first opened, it was spectacular.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2020
THOMAS C.

The Oktoberfest dinner was great. I had the Hunter's stew and my husband the schnitzel and we also had the white bean soup. We were both very happy with our selections and the ginger cookie at the end was a perfect conclusion.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 04, 2020
Tracy M.

We had a party of four and all loved our food. Also they had a good wine section.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 04, 2020
Ann R.

This was our first dinner out since the beginning of the pandemic, and it was wonderful. The food was delicious and the service was attentive. We felt very safe in the outdoor dining area and look forward to enjoying dinner out here again very soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 01, 2020
Monica S.

Delicious!


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 26, 2020
Kim C.

It took us too long to try this restaurant out. We will definitely be back often. Can’t say enough about the service and the food. A true gem!


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2020
Pamela M.

We had a totally pleasant experience and will definitely go back again!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2020
Robert A.

Excellent service , food amazing, atmosphere wonderful, thank you Mikayla for your attentiveness .


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 25, 2020
Kristen B.

Dawn was the best server!!! She made a good experience > over the top! Very knowledgeable about menu, prompt and so sweet


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 20, 2020
Beatriz L.

We love going to Poppy Hall. Our experience there is always amazing.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2020
Connie W.

We really had a great time last night , the food was so good . Loved the oysters! We had the salmon and spare ribs . Wine was enjoyed too. And the cookies!!what a sweet surprise . We even enjoyed the open mic at Juice and Java from our table . Thank you all for staying open and doing all you can during this time . We so appreciate you !


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2020
Phil J.

Everything was great and we love that Phil and team makes us feel like family every time we dine. Dawn our server is always smiling and you can tell (even behind that mask) that she takes great pride in what she is doing. The food is always amazing, the setting is lovely with the lights and fire pit and having music next door is an added bonus...


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2020
Ryan S.

Awesome food and service!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 06, 2020
Adrienne L.

Delicious!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Darlene J.

It was our first time . The food and service were great. We can’t wait to go back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2020
Matt T.

Best food in Pacific Grove! Nice people too.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2020
Danielle C.

Excellent service and food.


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 18, 2020
Erik B.

Thank you for the perfect evening on a lovely street setting. We definitely plan to come back very soon. Erik Bertelson


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 30, 2020
D. Michael S.

They really made our Anniversary dinner special despite the restrictions due to the pandemic. We are fans!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2020
David L.

One of our favorite restaurants in the entire Monterey area. Usually straight tens, but our table wasn't ready for almost 15 minutes after our reservation time and one of our meals, the schnitzel, was only good, a bit dry, as opposed to the uniformly excellent meals we have had there before. To be fair, my wife loved her Hunter's Stew.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 3/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 23, 2020
Liz L.

I had the stew and it was delicious! Most of our dinners at Poppy Hall have been exceptional.