I reviewed Monterey Restuarant right after they opened. Conversation heated up on LBfoodie.com where most people agreed that the food was extremely bland. I had to do a followup review after LBfoodie readers accused me of not being mean enough towards the restaurant in my review. The problem is, I feel like I’m too mean to every restaurant in town. Just look at my latest Prix Fixe review. It’s not that I hate every Long Beach restaurant. I actually happen to like a lot of them. I just want some of them to step up their game because they could and should be better. Like Rockville Center, Long Beach needs to be a restaurant destination town. It deserves to be. It is now, but it can be better. yes, I am being redundant on purpose.
Anyways, Monterey Restuarant stepped up by selling its soul to the devil by summoning Heather West straight from Hell’s Kitchen as their head chef. I guess she’s good. I never watched the show, but she was the winner of the second season. Has anybody tried Monterey with their new head chef yet? If so, how is it? Where is Chef Ramsay when you need him?