June 2020 News

Changes are here at Downtown Dining

June 2020 News

Meet Ken and Mona Donkersloot, the new owners. Ken & Mona look forward to connecting with customers at all three restaurants. Ken and Mona call Carmel home and are actively involved in the community; their son just finished his freshman year on the Peninsula. They will be on hand to help run the restaurants, help with the transition, relaunch curbside pickup and home delivery, and make sure that customer favorites at each restaurant are maintained.

“We are excited to bring back the strong teams that form the core of each restaurant, including: Debbie Edwards, General Manager of Tarpy’s Roadhouse; Kathy Solley, General Manager at Montrio Bistro; Gabe de la Vega, General Manager at Rio Grill; and all three chefs, Gabby Arguilles, Tarpy’s Roadhouse; Justin Robarge, Montrio Bistro, and Eduardo Coronel, Rio Grill,” says Ken.

“We strive to inspire healthier, more vibrant communities by connecting people to quality food prepared and served with honesty and integrity. We accomplish this by attracting and retaining employees that fit our culture and share our principles and vision for the future. Putting our employees first sets the table for an unmatched dining experience, one that brings diners back time and again.

We are thrilled about the new endeavor. Our goal is to continue expanding the restaurants as the premier hospitality groups on the Peninsula — and look forward to meeting you all very soon!”

—The NEW Downtown Dining Team

The times they are a changing...

Following the rollback announcement of the County, we will be halting our indoor dining service at Montrio Bistro, Tarpy’s Roadhouse and Rio Grill at midnight on Tuesday, July 7th for the next three weeks. We will await the reassessment by the state at the end of this period and will move forward under their guidelines.

We will continue to offer all our menus for curbside pickup, as well as delivery via delivery.com. We will also be expanding our delivery service to include additional platforms in the coming days. We are working to enhance our curbside pickup and delivery processes to provide the most accessible, convenient experience.

Our beautiful patio spaces at Montrio and Tarpy’s will remain open, with distanced tables and PPE protocols to provide a responsible and enjoyable meal. We are working to expand all our outdoor dining spaces to better serve our guests with a safe, al fresco dining experience. Stay tuned for more information on our patios soon.

We are excited to announce that our team at Rio Grill is working on bringing you a new patio so you can continue to enjoy their local, flavorful dishes, safely! Stay tuned for more information on the opening soon.

Don’t forget to follow us on social media to stay up to date on any changes and updates to our patios!