GG's Spa & Salon pampers from scalp to toes with an expansive menu of relaxation and beautification services. Clients can request an all-natural facial or solicit a skilled stylist to snip away split ends from your hair or dead ends from outdated treasure maps. The spa also employs a licensed massage therapist who eases tension with bodywork techniques such as reflexology and hot-stone therapy.
Perched a clamshell throw from Fisherman’s Wharf, Jack’s Restaurant and Lounge highlights the best of the coast with a nighttime menu brimming with regional seafare, naturally raised beef, and local wines. After taking a seat beside the fire in the dining room, lava cauldron in the kitchen, or under a heater on the pet-friendly patio, diners unfold menus to peruse a list of classic California appetizers such as steamed littleneck clams ($8) spritzed with lemon aioli. Seafood populates the entree list as well, including Monterey Bay sand dabs ($19) and fennel-and-pepper-crusted ahi tuna ($28), seared rare and dished with pancetta and white beans. A dish of watercress risotto ($16) scoops vegetarian comfort fare such as aged goat cheese and buttered leeks. Chophouse entrees range from a glazed tenderloin of Harris Ranch beef ($28 for 5 oz.) to braised pork osso buco ($23) with a side of sweet-corn succotash served by a cartoon cat with a lisp.
Owner and licensed aesthetician Luciana Mueller trained in Brazil and uses natural waxes imported from Brazil to gently extricate unwelcome tendrils and smoothen sensitive areas for up to five weeks. Lip waxing ($15) encourages silken smooches, and eyebrow shaping ($15) enables newly beautified faces to express the gamut of human emotion—from happiness to unbridled happiness—in utmost style. Defuzz underams ($20) and lower arms ($35) or prep for the beach with a Brazilian bikini wax ($65). Waxing provides longer-lasting hairlessness than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek, soft, and easily scared back into the follicle with banging pans or the threat of another round of wax.
The stylists at Coiffed Hair Studio can do most anything, from trimming bangs to styling special-occasion updos to helping customers pronounce the salon's name correctly (it's kwa:ft). In addition to single-process color and face-framing highlights, the team can coat manes with texturizing treatments, smooth curls with Japanese hair-straightening techniques, and add hair extensions to help clients look taller when frightened.
Armed with ace styling skills, savvy scissors, and friendly personalities, Artisans’ hair whisperers coax and tease manes into top shape seven days a week. Shrewd shears evict split ends at haircut appointments ($55+), while negative ions scare strands straight at Japanese straightening sessions ($150 for the first hour, $100 for each additional hour). An ammonia-free tint touch-up makes dull head threads glow anew, attracting the ghosts of ravers past ($75+). Guests seeking more length or volume may try a bundle of 100% human-hair extensions, adding beehives and mohawks to their list of potential date-night ’dos ($400 for the first bundle). The circlets of a new perm spring from scalps, suggesting youth and energy ($110+).