Pacific Grove Restaurant Fails – 2013 Yelp Comments

Pacific Thai Cuisine
approached a different employee about the order and was promptly taken to the food that had been sitting there and told that this was my order. Informing her that I had noticed the food earlier and had been waiting, she touched and responded, “ehh, its still warm, that will be $31.”

How can you be out of Cilantro at 4:30 pm? (maybe all the red zones were occupied and the produce truck didn’t stop there that day)

too sweet. It’s almost like they are trying to hide something with all the sugar.

check water closets and make sure drains are working.

Awful food. All dishes are super sweet and Americanized

All the chicken was super dry, like it had been cooked previously and then re-cooked again.

tasted okay…until I was chewing egg and it was super crunchy. I was eating eggshells!!

Michael’s Grill & Taqueria
Very dissatisfied, the beer was good

can’t get any more gringo than this. Bland and boring white-people food.

If they can leave the tables out here dirty, what about their kitchen?!

have you been there lately? We went in last week and found that someone had replaced the great staff and food with crap. What happened?

If anyone asks though, I get their takeout for the sturdy paper bags.

AND – if you have to go to the restroom, I’d recommend a port-o-potty over the nasty little restroom they have in the restaurant.

the dish looked like something from the movie Cool Hand Luke

Just take us for what it is: gorgeous scenery, laid-back ‘tude, expensive food . . .no view; so, just eat and be done with it.

she huffed and puffed, ‘we close at 9 she said’ and then proceeded to tell me ‘she’s got kids at home’ and stormed off.

so bad, I know why the waiter didn’t ask us “how our meal was” guy.

To finish the night, the bus boy flicked some mash on my daughter as he cleared the table.

Also, the tables are packed in.. We had to hear all the intimate details of someone’s sex life. Yuck!

Old school! no buzzers no text just wait hours and maybe we will give you a spot while you wait in our small entrance area with no bar or chairs..

“Sausage and Shrimp” didn’t have any sausage. I was done eating by the time her replacement came.

The way she acted, I thought we must look frightful after our day of strolling the quaint streets; maybe we should have gone back to the hotel for our finery. As she took us to a table way in the back past many empty tables, I noticed she was wearing jeans

working hard apparently on serving agriculture and proteins of sustainability. I personally find it unacceptable to have to throw away a plate of food and an animal due to poor food preparation

The wine and bread were really the only good things about this restaurant.

RUDE! From the second the older woman at the front saw us walk in with 3 young kids, she immediately asked if we had reservations, No, she sies & just stairs at us like how dare we. Mind you this was at 5 on a Sunday night,

But afterward, all six of us agreed — glad we got to try it, but we won’t go back.

How bout just some nice, fresh, local fish prepared simply? Why do we have to have fish with scent of oxtail? We also brought our own wine. When we asked if they wave the corkage if we buy a bottle our waitress literally said “no, because we’re saving the tuna”. WTF.

when I tried to send you an email with feedback on these issues I was kicked back on your site with a spam notice!

On January 21, the only fish on the menu was caught east of the Mississippi. With the most incredible fishery in the world (Monterey Bay), catfish is your special?

if I make a reservation and am told on the phone not to show up to late , I don’t expect to arrive on time and hear ” I’ll try to seat you when I can ” I’m not saying I need free dessert again… But am Saying I dont want to be greeted that way before I sit down for a pretty pricey meal.

Iil vecchio
the owner wants each seat to be occupied”, and we would need 4 people to get a booth. Ok, fine…. If that’s your policy… But I noticed later that 2 booths only had 3 people

We ordered an appetizer platter that he brought out himself. All was well and we said ‘thank you,’ expecting him to be on his way but he proceeded to stand at the table for a considerable amount of time, interrupting our conversation and pointing out each item on the plate with a trembling finger and I swear to you he touched each item as he spoke! I

I may never date again but at least I know where to go to be in food ecstasy.

I didn’t want to look like a pig and be like “excuse me, a little more please” so I took it and left hungry as I felt under served on both portions

What is up with all these great reviews???? Oh, I get it, they haven’t met the owner! this random man with a wine glass walks over to our table and asks us if he can try our wine. Who was this guy? No introduction or anything. I actually thought he was a guest of the restaurant and thought to myself this is weird but sure, why not, I’ll give you a taste. HE then pours HIMSELF some wine and stands there swirling the wine around in his mouth and then tells us there was nothing wrong with the bottle of wine WE sent back

Then as we left, another gentleman at the door also challenged my assessment. Really??? A bad mussel can happen. Bad attitudes will keep me from returning.

a tall older gentleman, that I assume is the owner, came to our table and rushed us out which put a bad note on the entire evening because he was very obvious and it felt like….well, I’ve got your money now go so I can get money from someone else

I might try this place again but not until I put a stick up my ass so I fit in with the rest of the crowd

asked if we could have a regular menu. They said that they only had the family menu which was a 5 course meal, no drinks, dessert or bread included for $15. Five minutes later they were seating people on the other side and gave them menus.

Some of the assorted menu items were sitting out in exposed areas which attracts insects and lets things settle on them.

The owner guy came over and inquired about our lamb. My friend explained sheepishly what we thought. He said, well, our lamb is cooked for six hours, like it was an honor. We said, we cook lamb all the time and it doesn’t taste like that. He asked why we didn’t turn it back. We said our waiter was never around.

we were told it would be an hour. Then we tried to sit at the bar and were told it was only for reservations. I have never sat at a bar that required reservations.

The host asked if he could clear the table – sure. Then, before my family gets back, he brings another party back into the room so he and they can hover over our table. We were not slow, and it was really awkward and ruined the experience. Plus the other party was older, affluent, and obnoxious

Petra Restaurant
And the location of the bathroom is terrible. I could hear a little girl throwing up in the bathroom across from where I was sitting down

First Awakenings
Nothing good ole A-1 couldn’t fix.

shrimp tasted like frozen shrimp and the benedict was bland. We also ordered blueberry pancake, it was dry and not enough blueberries……. the worst part was it did gave me an upset stomach=(

I ordered the eggs benedict, not that hard to mess up, but they succeeded. I got a bowl of hollandaise sauce & oily eggs,

served in a bowl that was half full of water/grease with blobs of melted chese on top.

I poked the middle of them, expecting the delicious yolk to spill out, as good poached eggs do, but instead was met with what was basically a differently shaped hard-boiled egg.

Whoa this place was like 50% children patrons, with a surprising ratio of cranky, hungry children to permissive parents.

This place should be called Long A-wait-kenings.

There are tons of flies and a bird stuck inside to walk and poop on the tables when customers are not around.

hidden inside what looked like a run down outlet mall. We asked them about the spray bottles on the tables. A server said it was to spray other guests, but it’s really for the birds

BREAKING NEWS! Crop Circles In Chular!

Aliens have landed in the Salinas Valley?

Chualar UFOs

How did the crop circle get there? That’s the million-dollar question and there may never be a definitive answer. This video was posted to Youtube and shows two guys who claim to have discovered the crop circle.

The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office said that it did not get any reports of strange activity happening in the area.

Chualar Crop Circle

BREAKING NEWS! Crop Circles In Chular!

Revelation – there were no aliens in Chular marking the ground, it was a promotional stunt by a tech company.

Chualar UFO Tegra

The crop circle near Chualar, Calif., contained a stylized image of a computer chip and the number “192” in Braille. On Sunday, the company announced the Tegra K1, a new chip for tablets and smartphones that contains 192 computing “cores,” or mini-computers, for graphics applications.

Funniest Yelp Comments Of 2013, Pacific Grove Hotels

Butterfly Grove Inn
I found a mostly dead giant roach under the bathroom sink. Disgusting! On the second night as we were getting settled in, we began to smell cigarette smoke. I shut the windows thinking someone was smoking outside but it didn’t subside. I believe it was coming from the room next door and wafting in under the connecting door. When we complained and asked for a different room, their first reaction was to call the people in the room in question to ask them if they were smoking in the room.

We left. Sorry, but did not want to smell Pine Sol while sleeping. Newark NJ might be preferred to that.

Borg’s Ocean Front Motel
Mattresses are SO hard my joints go numb, so bouncy if my honey coughs, it’s like an earthquake.

The women at the front desk- unfriendly and a bummer to be near reminded us of ma from goonies. Um I will not be attending coffee with you in the am.

Centrella Inn
TV was about 4 inches wide

There was a damp spot in the carpet in front of the bed when we arrived that never went away.

Sea Breeze Inn & Cottages
Very dirty. Run down almost like camping. You may want to bring shower shoes.

The staff was rude, don’t know if they had a problem because we where a male couple or just rude to everyone.

don’t let people live in your hotel like they own it. It just makes it look trashy

when my boyfriend woke up he had 7 bug bites

big fly got stuck and buzzed around all night.

The Rosedale Inn
we found dead bugs underneath the refrigerator when we moved it by accident. disgustingly filthy TV remote that looked like a petri dish.

Lover’s Point Inn
we could here our neighbor singing Mariah Carey in the shower at 6:30, sounded like a bad karaoke jam at the base of a waterfall!!!

I walked in to the super small “lobby” and there was a squirrel running around. I

This elfin accomadation has a queen bed crammed in at an odd angle, as is the nightstand.

I noticed the tub floating with hair (from the hypogastric region). No kidding.

Gosby House Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
my partner and I had only been in the room for about an hour and were fooling around on the bed when the maid tried to barge into the room without even knocking! Thankfully we had used the deadbolt on the door so her key was useless. Talk about a mood killer though!

Asilomar Conference Grounds
The room was last updated in the ’70’s and frankly smelled like a combination of old people and dead animals. From there we went to the dinning hall and enjoyed food that the state of California rejected from the prison system.

have heard this place compared to camping – camping is far better than here…..I’d much rather be in a tent than in this room

My decaf coffee had a slight taste of mildew. Mildew seems to be a theme here – not only in the bathrooms, but in the coffee machine as well.

Green Gables Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
You better have some plumbing skills when you stay there because there was a sign in the bathroom saying to use the plunger in the case of overflow! B

Deer Haven Inn & Suites
guy is really nice and then he apologizes for the paint chipping off walls and doors, oOo okay… It was like REALLY chipping like we thought it might be like a shaky shack look they were intentionally going for,

We found a cockroach in our bed. Enough said.Oh yes, and for an additional fee, you can bring your pets here. Cool if you have pets, not cool if your neighbor’s dogs are barking all night.

Continental breakfast: ummm…what breakfast?? Supposed to be served from 8am – 10am, but they should revise it to be “8am – whenever it’s gone.”

Lighthouse Cottage and Suites
the sheets smelled like pure bleach. Maybe someone left it bloody and they had to bleach the heck out of them.

We weren’t told our room was a pet-friendly room and within 15 minutes of entering we had to leave for the urgent care for an asthma attack.

Some people may want to sit on a patio and enjoy the peaceful graveyard

a big black bug (possibly a cockroach) ran across the bathroom floor. I smashed it and called the front desk. The manager acted very put out and sarcastically asked if I needed someone to come and smash it for me.

Martine Inn
The only reason why I had chosen Martine Inn was cos they allowed kids, but let me tell you, my son was terrified of that innkeeper!

We received no communication from them prior to our stay suggesting that a late check-in would be a problem (aside from a call to our cell phone at 8pm when we had no reception). In any event, we were greeted at night with hostility which continued throughout our stay.

Martine Inn’s website lists “WiFi throughout” as well as “Free WiFi” under each of its room descriptions — so we were disappointed when the innkeeper told us WiFi access was restricted to the library.

The self righteous owner was an absolute ass, and fact is, we won’t be staying there ever again. If you’re about 90 years old, and you don’t mind turning in at 5 pm, this is the place for you, otherwise, don’t bother.

The Olympia Lodge
When my husband approached the hotel staff with pictures of the mold, rodent excrement and strangers pubic hair the front desk clerk made excuses and said they were gross. She took a whopping $50 off of our room rate (which was $179 for one night)

The staff was friendly and the room appeared clean, i say appeared because mold is not clean. A health hazard.

Beachcomber Inn
The hilarious: Having to do squats while taking a shower because the shower head is only came up to my chest. I’m no giant either, just a bit over 6′.

TICKS in our room! Need I say more? The manager was completely perplexed by my displeasure

Wilkie’s Inn Clarion Collection
Sorry but upscale soap dosnt equal a great bed and soft pillow

better yet, stay at a friends house and give them money.

Not well maintained and we can hear rats or mice in the walls

Funniest Yelp Comments Of 2013, Pacific Grove Hotels

Estates on the Bay Guilty Of Fraud

Beware of who you deal with.

Wills found the pair engaged in fraudulent business practices, including loan fraud, and imposed a civil penalty of $120,425 and victim restitution of $29,575.

The case came to officials’ attention after an elderly woman filed a complaint, prosecutors said.

Investigators found Silva and Gobert knowingly falsified the woman’s income information on two loan applications.

She lost her home after the brokers signed her up for two adjustable-rate mortgage loans that she couldn’t afford to repay on her limited income, prosecutors said.

Silva’s real estate broker license was revoked by the Bureau of Real Estate in 2004 for loan fraud, but she continued to act as a broker until 2010.

Estates on the Bay Guilty Of Fraud

Stuart Elder Sued

Lawsuit claims Elder was going 70 mph in a 25 zone..

The family of two women who died in a head-on collision in Pebble Beach when alleged drunken driver Stuart Elder slammed into their car after attending a food and wine event in Pebble Beach has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver.

On April 7, Sharon Daly, 72, and Linda Larone, 65, were killed when Elder, 30, of Pacific Grove, crashed his Cadillac Escalade into their much smaller Ford Freestyle while they were driving on Sloat Road near Bird Rock Road.

The lawsuit against Elder was filed Dec. 11 in Monterey County Superior Court by Anne Margaret Larone, Larone’s mother; Melanie Robinson, Daly’s niece; and Rhonda Dodge, trustee of the two women’s trust, according to the suit. The claim alleges Elder was negligent when he crossed over into Daly’s lane and struck her vehicle.

“Stuart Elder was negligently, carelessly, recklessly or in some other actionable manner driving the Cadillac Escalade under the influence of alcohol after spending the afternoon at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival,” the suit contends.

Stuart Elder Sued

One Phony P.G. Contractor Gets Arrested

Has to be more than one out there that got away.

Danny Jess Langley was sentenced on 11 felonies and 10 misdemeanors to an “executed suspended sentence” of eight years, which was suspended for five years. He was subsequently placed on probation.

The 11 felonies included premium insurance fraud, five counts of using a false contractor’s license, filing a false document, grand theft, forgery and failing to register as an employing unit. The 10 misdemeanors included two counts of failure to secure workers’ compensation insurance, five counts of contracting without a license, two counts of advertising as a contractor and failure to observe a stop-work order.

One Phony P.G. Contractor Gets Arrested

Rainwater Will Pollute The Ocean?

Sarah Hardgrave. Isn’t she gone yet?

The storm runoff water might be an environmental danger if it is diluted into the Pacific Ocean, but would be safe to spray into the air where people play golf and wildlife live. Can’t come up with anything kookier than that, eco-freaks.

The city is looking at recycling storm water runoff because last year, the State Water Resources Board redefined storm water runoff as waste water for parts of the coastline designated as Areas of Special Biological Significance or ASBS. The city immediately applied for and received an exception that buys it some time.

Hardgrave says, “And the exception says storm water is waste and you can only discharge it if it is not having an effect on the natural water quality of the ocean in the near shore within the ASBS.”

Tests are now being conducted to see if storm water really does pollute the ocean. But even if the tests find the water does not pollute, the city still faces skyrocketing costs of watering its golf course and cemetery.

Rainwater Will Pollute The Ocean?