We went for dinner on a Saturday evening on reading that they have a separate vegan menu section. When we announced we wanted vegan, they made sure our menus had the vegan insert. Good start.
Our server was very nice, but there was a language issue I think. He asked several times if I was also vegetarian. I wasn't picking up on what he meant, and repeated that I was vegan. He finally clarified by asking if I ate meat. Ehm, no. (I'm guessing the thought vegan related only to dairy.)
We ordered an appetizer (some kind of fritter) off the vegan menu. It was tasteless and dry. Maybe they're supposed to be that way, but we won't be getting those again. The rest of the food was very good.
My wife had wanted the one vegan soup they had on the menu. We were told they did not have it. Later she ordered the one vegan dessert, and once again we were told they didn't have it. Mind, this was a Saturday evening, not some off middle of the week day.
Overall, we'll probably go again next time we're in Monterey. The server was friendly and wanted to be helpful, but should have been better trained. A restaurant that has a vegan menu should explain what that means to the servers.
Updated from previous review on Friday November 29, 2013
Updated from previous review on Friday November 29, 2013Pros: Nice restaurant, Separate vegan menu insert, Reasonable pricing
Cons: Come on, explain "vegan" to the servers.