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Discover Elegant Monterey Dining

Gourmet California Cuisine

Fresh California coastal fare is never far away when you stay at the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, where we offer delectable Monterey dining. Our two distinctly different Monterey restaurants offer a range of dining options just steps from your guest room. Whether you’re in the mood for a cold beer, a three-course meal, or small bites in the lounge, you’ll discover it’s all right here at the Portola Hotel & Spa.


The Portola Hotel & Spa Welcomes Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese

Inspired by his Italian heritage and many travels, Executive Chef, Danny Abbruzzese has created his own, unique style of unpretentious cooking. From sea to table, farm to fork, Chef Abbruzzese sources the finest locally grown and sustainable ingredients here at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Over the last two decades he has worked at many of the premier properties along California’s Central Coast, including, the Highlands Inn, Quail Lodge, Monterey Peninsula Country Club and two organic restaurants in Santa Cruz. Most recently, he assisted in the revamping of Aramark’s Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. His love of the natural bounty of the land and sea, fulfilled his dreams of living in such a beautiful location, and now Chef calls the Monterey Bay home. In addition to serving as Executive Chef here at the Portola Hotel, Chef is a volunteer at the University of California at Santa Cruz organic farm education program and is an avid supporter of local artisans, bee keepers, mushroom hunters and other environmental causes. Explore the menus and culinary offerings of Chef Abbruzzese at the Portola Hotel & Spa!


Jacks Restaurant & Lounge

A standout among restaurants in Monterey, CA, Jacks Restaurant offers fresh, local, California cuisine. Dine in our bustling, fireside dining room or dine al-fresco on our outdoor pet-friendly heated patio. Reserve our wine-inspired private dining room for a special occasion or intimate get together. Jacks Restaurant features a European breakfast buffet daily with made to order omelets, assorted pastries, bottomless mimosas and more. Our award-winning culinary team has designed a new dinner menu inspired by the coastal beauty and bounty of the Monterey Bay. Learn more about Jacks Restaurant & Lounge.


Peter B’s Brewpub

Monterey’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub is the perfect place for enjoying a cold beer and delicious pub food, relaxing on the pet-friendly patio with fire pits or watching the game on one of our 18 HDTVs. Make new memories with friends and family when you explore Peter B’s Brewpub, a highlight in Monterey dining.  Learn more about Peter B's Brewpub.


Special Events

The Monterey restaurants at the Portola Hotel & Spa provide everything you need for your next special occasion. From a formal dinner in our winery-inspired private dining room at Jacks Restaurant to an educational beer tasting or brewers’ dinner event at Peter B’s Brewpub, our event professionals can help you plan your next gathering. Plan special events at the Portola Hotel & Spa.