Beach House at Lovers Point

Casual California Dining Overlooking Lovers Point Beach

A Local Landmark

Casual California Dining Overlooking Lovers Point Beach

You’re invited to experience one of the Monterey Peninsula’s most enchanting dining destinations. Lovers Point Beach has been a destination for over 100 years. Now with the opening of the new Beach House Restaurant, Lovers Point is ready for dinner and cocktails with family and friends.

The Beach House welcomes you to one of the world’s most romantic dining destinations. Stunning panoramic views, casual California cuisine in a relaxed setting featuring a full bar, heated outdoor patio and plenty of window tables.

As stewards of Lovers Point Waterfront, the Beach House works to make sure your dinner with us will be an occasion to be remembered. Our casual California cuisine is fresh and flavorful, innovative yet, affordable. Make your reservations today and enjoy a remarkable meal in a stunning location.

Sunset Specials

The greatest dining value in the history of mankind

Available from 4 pm – 5:30 pm daily.
Add a Cup of soup, house salad or Caesar salad $3.90
Glass of House Wine Or Lovers Point Amber Ale on Draft $3.90

Sunset FireCracker Shrimp Appetizer
Crispy shrimp tossed in a spicy, sweet Thai aioli
Rigatoni with Pesto Cream
Fresh basil, shaved Parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes
+Add Grilled Marinated Chicken $3.00
+Add Grilled Shrimp $3.00
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast
Sautéed spinach, smashed potatoes, butternut squash, sage-leek gravy
Grilled Salmon Filet
Wild rice pilaf, sautéed spinach, lemon beurre blanc
Charbroiled Pork Chop
Green beans, smashed yukon gold potatoes, apple-cranberry sauce, hard cider glaze
Bacon-Wrapped Meat Loaf
Roasted carrots, mushroom gravy, smashed yukon gold potatoes, crispy fried onions
Panko-Sand Dabs Almondine
Wild rice pilaf, blue lake green beans, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, lemon beurre blanc

Meet Our Team

Chef Mathew Farmer


The award-winning Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point has announced the hiring of a new executive chef, Matthew Farmer, who has 20 years of experience on the local restaurant scene.

``We are extremely happy to have a chef of Matthew's experience and expertise join us here at the Beach House,`` said Kevin Phillips, managing partner of the restaurant. ``We're also excited to see what creative flair Matthew will bring to our already popular menu.``

Farmer says he hopes to take the popular bayside restaurant, which was voted the Best New Restaurant in 2014 by readers of Monterey County Weekly and Monterey Herald, to the next level.
``The Beach House is the most spectacular location on the Monterey Peninsula,`` said Farmer. ``The renovations accomplished and the upcoming additions planned by the ownership will only increase the value of this historic venue for our local and traveling guests. I intend to honor this fine tradition by offering the finest, local ingredients available and continue to offer the greatest dining experience on the Monterey Peninsula.``

Farmer's restaurant and hospitality experience has run the gamut, from being a cafe manager, banquet and catering chef to restaurant Chef/Owner.

He started his restaurant career at Glenn Oaks Restaurant in Big Sur working for Chef Forrest ``Skip`` Childs.

``He taught me the invaluable lessons of a strong work ethic, using the best and freshest ingredients our coast has to offer, impeccable cleanliness and letting the food and flavors speak for themselves,`` Farmer says of his mentor.

Farmer went on become banquet and catering chef at The Monterey Sheraton Hotel and followed that with a 13-year stint as executive chef at The Running Iron Restaurant & Saloon in Carmel Valley.

In 2005 he added ``owner`` to his responsibilities as executive chef at The Running Iron, taking on all aspects of ownership.

In 2011, he became the cafe manager and chef at Big Sur Coast Cafe, overseeing the development of a new menu and decor until the property was recently sold.

A native of Evanston, Illinois, Farmer's passion for the restaurant and hospitality business started at an early age.

``I have always been infatuated with the hospitality business,`` he said. ``Even in school, as my classmates were throwing kegger parties, I would host intimate dinner parties for my friends.``
Farmer's has a son who is attending University of California Santa Cruz, studying marine biology. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing golf, skiing, whitewater rafting and cycling

Jeremy Phillips


At first glance you might think Jeremy Phillips got his job as General Manager at The Beach House in Pacific Grove because of his connections.

His dad, after all, is restaurateur Kevin Phillips, managing partner of the restaurant as well as three other local eateries. But you would be wrong.

“This is the 10th restaurant I've worked at, always working two at a time,” says Jeremy. “I have bussed tables, hosted, served, bartended, banquet served and managed floors for over 12 years before becoming the GM here at the Beach House.”

He started working as a busboy at the Whaling Station at 17, and at age 19 he was hired as a server at Blue Moon on Cannery Row, splitting his time between the two restaurants. That was just the beginning.

“I attended Cal Poly studying business, all the while working at many different restaurants and wine bars,” says Jeremy, who has been GM since it opened two years ago. “Although I didn't study hospitality, I most definitely got an education in the field for 10 years doing every job in the business.”

But it's not as if his dad didn't have any influence on his direction in the restaurant business.

“I've always been attracted to this business, probably because my dad has been bringing me around his places since before I could walk,” he says. “I've been learning about food, wine, and beer ever since I could read. I love to taste wine, beer and spirits and match them with various types of food, which has been going on since I was way too young to do so.”

Born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula, Jeremy graduated from Carmel High School in 2002. He was doing double duty at Abalonetti Bar & Grill and Cannery Row Brewing Company when he got the call to take on the “daunting task” of becoming GM at The Beach House.

“It was a challenge to basically create an idea into a real working parts,” he says about starting from the ground up at the new restaurant. “Since we had a delay in the grand opening, I was able to assemble a stellar crew, who make my life much easier.”

But he says The Beach House team isn't about to rest on its laurels. The restaurant has been showered with accolades since the first day it opened, but there's more to come.

“The Beach House has a bright future,” he says. “In just months to come we will be opening a cafe of sorts downstairs from the existing restaurant. We will then be open from 9 a.m., giving us much more time to evolve the brand.”

Jeremy says they are also considering creating a catering company to accommodate all the weddings and special events that occur on Lovers Point, perhaps even doing their own events.

As for his own plans, he says he'll continue at The Beach House until he's ready to take the next step up the ladder.

“I plan to continue here until I make the jump to be food and beverage director of all four restaurants, however long that takes,” he says. “I'm along for the ride, learning new things literally every day. Maybe when I retire I can buy my own little restaurant to play with!”

With his track record, that's not hard to imagine


Overlooking Lovers Point Beach

The Beach House offers private and semi private dining areas for groups of 25 to 100. Having a birthday, special event or party call us at today to reserve an appropriate area or get additional information.


The Solarium

The popular outdoor patio at The Beach House recently got an update … and a new name, The Solarium. The patio recently has installed innovative, translucent solar panels above the 30-some seat space, allowing sunlight to filter through and also shield patrons from Pacific Grove’s famous foggy, drippy weather. The solar panels not only protect patrons from the elements while still offering expansive views of the bay, but will supply more than half of the energy for the entire building. Ask for The Solarium when making reservations on the patio!


Overlooking Lovers Point Beach