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Bon Ton L'roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

(Restaurants/all dining)
794 Lighthouse Ave Monterey, CA, 93940
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NOTE: Approximately Feb 1, 2015, the Bay View Deli and BBQ family moves their restaurant off the relatively quiet Coast Guard pier to a typically bustling new location, and will take on a new name, Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse.

The same fine folks will operate the new restaurant and plan to offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night food and drink, including a full liquor bar.

For details, see Mark C. Anderson's 1/23/15 Monterey County Weekly blog:

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Background: This family formerly ran Bay View Deli and BBQ, and as reported by Mark C. Anderson, Bay View was frequented by some of the finest chefs in the county, including Cal Stamenov, Brandon Miller, and Tim Wood.

It may be "Monterey's best-kept secret" to many; it has been recommended by Bicycling Monterey even before it was in the HER Helmet Thursdays project. Why? "Everything is homemade" food, and don't say I didn't warn you: You'll quickly get hooked on Valentina's baked goods.

Valentina, her husband, Lenny, and brother Vladimir care about their customers, and it shows in their use of fresh, natural ingredients, as well as organically grown ingredients when available.

Don't like to be hovered over by servers who give you no privacy or time to relax? That won't happen here. This is a relaxing place. You will find the owners busy at the job of preparing good food! Sit back and enjoy while you await their culinary delights.

In 2013, the Monterey County Weekly Editor's Pick awards included Bay View Deli & BBQ for "Best Place to Discover Borscht" in Monterey County!

In 2014, those Weekly editors were obviously still chowing down at Bay View Deli & BBQ, because Weekly food blogger and deputy editor Mark C.Anderson was singing praises on Instagram about their "superb house-smoked salmon on a soft roll." And Mark reported 1/23/15 that the popular smoked salmon will move right along with them to the new location on Lighthouse Avenue.

Bike Tips:

Bike rack nearby (out front, between Bon Ton L'Roy's and their neighbor).

Directions tips:

Located on Lighthouse Avenue, between Irvine and Prescott Streets, and parallel to the nearby Cannery Row bike path.

Coming from the Pacific Grove/American Tin Cannery/Aquarium side of the bike path, pass Wave Street Studios(which is on your right). The next street is Prescott. Turn right on Prescott, and head up the short hill to Lighthouse Avenue. Turn right on Lighthouse. Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse will be on your right-hand side.

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Bicycling Monterey website,