Experience One of the Top Monterey Restaurants

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.

Plan fine Monterey dining today – make your reservations now via OpenTable or call (831) 649-2698. 


Breakfast Buffet Menu

Monday – Friday: 6:00am to 10:30am Saturday – Sunday: 6:00am to 12:00pm

Weekend Brunch Menu

Saturday – Sunday: 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Lunch Menu

Monday – Friday: 11:30am to 2:00pm


Dinner Menu

Monday – Sunday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Kids Menu

Portola Pirate Kids Menu

Jacks Lounge

Join us in Jacks Lounge daily from 2pm to 11pm with Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm.

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Valentine's Day Dinner

Looking to impress that special someone in your life this Valentine’s Day?  Well, we’ve got you covered! Jacks Restaurant will once again feature their sell out, romance-themed Prix Fixe four course menu this February 14th. With a variety of choices AND a complimentary glass of champagne, – make sure to leave room for a decadent dessert! 

$54.99++ per person
Reserve your table now, by calling (831) 649-7874.

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Wine Dinners in Jacks Restaurant

Every quarter Jacks Restaurant & Lounge teams up with a local winery for an exclusive wine dinner. The wine dinner will feature 5 courses carefully prepared by Executive Chef Jason Giles and his team and paired with wine from the highlighted winery. Enjoy each course with pairings poured and described tableside by the winery team representatives.

Reservations are available on the following dates from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Wine Dinner Schedule

  • Justin Winery - March 13, 2015

Reserve your table today (831) 649-2698

Locals Menu

Jacks Restaurant is proud to offer a three-course seasonal Locals Menu for $24.99 a person.  Available from 5pm to 10pm daily (excluding holidays).  Please call (831) 649-2698 for information about the current menu as well as to reserve your table.

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

Seafood Watch® Pocket Guide

Contact Information

Jacks Restaurant & Lounge
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
Direct & Reservations: (831) 649-2698
Email: jacks@portolahotel.com

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