With a focus on California-natural cuisine created by celebrated Chef Cal Stamenov, the four-star Marinus spotlights local, organic seasonal produce as well as regional seafood and artisan farmed meats. Stamenov’s cooking style lets the foods’ natural flavors take center stage, with hand-selected produce and herbs from his own organic two-acre garden. While dining at Marinus, you’ll enjoy magnificent garden and mountain views and a 12-foot-wide European fireplace.
Marinus received Wine Spectator magazine’s highly coveted “Grand Award” for its wine cellar in 2001, an honor granted every three years. The cellar houses 1,500 different wines and a total of more than 25,000 premium bottles, including 10,000 bottles from the acclaimed Bernardus Winery & Vineyard.
Stamenov has created a series of unique cooking classes and food and wine weekend getaways offering guests the opportunity to experience and savor imaginative food accompanied by a selection of Bernardus wines. Participants learn to prepare traditional dishes and seasonal specialties unique to the restaurant and area.
Hours, Menus & Reservations
Wednesday to Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Close on Monday and Tuesday
Special Summer 3-course Menu
Special Summer 3-course Locavore Menu
Blending classical techniques with an eye to sustainability, Chef Cal’s new 3-course Locavore menu displays the true essence of the area. From organic raspberries from neighboring Serendipity Farms to handpicked garden herbs and Carmelo Peak Ranch beef – not to mention Stamenov’s own stash of honey as a backyard beekeeper – the menu spotlights all local stars including Blenheim apricots from Mad Dog Farm , a local gem with that is both sweet and tart with an intensely fragrant aroma of honeysuckle. As collaboration is at the heart of his kitchen, Chef Cal’s team of sommeliers have created an optional wine pairing, featuring natural, organic wines.
3-course Locavore menu, $58
Organic wine pairing, $35
Available Wednesday-Friday evenings
Warm Goat Cheese Salad
picked greens, herb, walnut vinaigrette
House Made Pasta
carmelo peak ranch beef, roasted vegetables
Blenheim Apricot Tartine
raspberry ice cream
Grand Award recognized Marinus as one of the best in the world for wine lovers since 2001
Wine Enthusiast Magazine's
"America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants", 2011
• Recognized for the Top Restaurant in the Bay Area, Most Romantic, Best Wine List South of San Francisco, and the Bay Area's top vote-getter for "worth a trip"
• Marinus voted one of the top restaurants in the Bay Area since 2004
Four-Star Rating, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Monterey County Weekly
Honored for "Best Restaurant in Monterey County" since 2004
Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report
Voted World's Best Resort Restaurant in 2003