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Jacks Restaurant & Lounge

Ideal for any occasion, Jacks Restaurant in Monterey, CA offers the finest local cuisine and most impressive wine list among some of the best restaurants in Monterey, CA. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week, Executive Chef Jason Giles utilizes the freshest local, sustainable ingredients, in each of his culinary creations. 

Sip mimosas while enjoying our European-style breakfast buffet. For lunch enjoy “Monterey’s Best Salad Bar” and dine al fresco on our heated, pet-friendly patio. Join us for dinner in our nautically-inspired, dining room and after, cozy-up in our sophisticated, fireside lounge.

At Jacks Restaurant & Lounge, you'll find a deliciously unique Monterey flavor and a cozy coastal locale in the heart of historic, downtown Monterey.

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Executive Chef Jason Giles

Executive Jason Giles is at the helm of all the Portola Hotel & Spa’s culinary operations, including menu development for the hotel’s two Monterey restaurants—Jacks Restaurant & Lounge and Peter B’s Brewpub—as well as the creation of menus for in-room Monterey dining, banquets and special events.

Inspired by his mother’s love of cooking and culinary greats including Julia Child and Jacques Pepin, Chef Giles graduated from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and immediately went north to Sonoma, where he worked at the Grill at Sonoma Mission Inn (now the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa). Prior to leading the culinary team at the Portola, Chef Giles was a Sous Chef at The Lodge and Pebble Beach, where he played an active role in the development and opening of Stillwater Bar & Grill.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® Program

The Portola Hotel & Spa is a proud member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® Program. Seafood Watch empowers seafood consumers and businesses to make choices for healthy oceans. The program works to transform seafood markets in ways that create incentives for sustainable fishing and fish-farming practices. Key elements of the program include public education efforts to raise consumer awareness about sustainable seafood issues, primarily through distribution of Seafood Watch® Pocket Guides; and outreach efforts with businesses: retailers, restaurateurs, major buyers and other seafood purveyors first to educate them about the issues surrounding seafood and ocean ecosystem impacts and secondly to shift their purchases in favor of sustainability.

Learn more about the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® Program

Contact Information

Jacks Restaurant & Lounge
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
Direct & Reservations: (831) 649-2698

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