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Best Restaurant - Pebble Beach (2012)
The Inn at Spanish Bay
2700 17-Mile Drive,
No matter where you live nor how lavishly you typically spend your days, a visit to Roy’s presents a pairing of setting and food that will stir up superlatives. The menu that chef and founder Roy Yamaguchi has created out of traditional Japanese cuisine blended with the sweet touch of Hawaiian influences is as impressive as the geographical backdrop. Look south toward Bird Rock or plate-ward to a dish of misoyaki butterfish. Presentations are stunning, the flavors are fresh, subtle, intricate and deep and the location, again, is iconic. Roy’s at Pebble Beach was the first of the celebrity chef’s mainland locations, now there are 22 others. Under the attentive eye of chef Pablo Mellin and Manager Steven Donahue, Roy’s has stayed on both the leading edge of fresh cuisine and the western edge of the continent.