Where to Eat

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Robert Louis Stevenson took lunch at Jules Simoneau’s Restaurant in Monterey just about every day.  He played chess with Simoneau and their friendship would last the rest of Stevenson’s life.  But you can’t eat at Simoneau’s because it closed down years ago. You can only tour the plaza – built where it once stood and read the historical markers which remember Stevenson’s time there.  You can, however, eat at the old Hotel del Monte on the grounds of the Navy Graduate School if you’re able to pull off staying there.  But if not, there is one more spot you can enjoy.  I’ll admit – I had to get creative to establish a link to Stevenson, but I think you’ll like it.


Trident Room

Pacific Grove


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