Sustainable Dining in Monterey

Jacks Restaurant & Lounge

Ideal for any occasion, Jacks Restaurant in Monterey, CA offers the finest local cuisine and an impressive wine list. 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.

In addition to exquisite entrees and appetizers, Jacks offers an Oyster Bar and Live Action Kitchen. Taste fabulous champagne and hand-selected sparkling wines by the glass and look-on as our culinary team prepares delectable salads and appetizers, carefully curating the best experience among Monterey restaurants.

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


Breakfast

Breakfast Buffet Menu

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

Lunch

Lunch Menu

Monday – Friday: 11:30am to 2:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am to 2:00pm

Dinner

Dinner Menu

Monday – Sunday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Kids Menu

Portola Pirate Kids Menu

The Lounge

Unwind after a long day of sightseeing or business meetings with a cocktail or glass of Monterey County wine next to the fireplace in our library. Specialty appetizers from our small bites menu make Jacks the perfect place to gather and plan your next Monterey adventure!

Wine down daily in Jacks Lounge with 50% off all wines by the glass and 50% off Jacks Cheese Plate from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

Open Daily 2:00pm to 11:00pm

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Easter Brunch - Sold out!

Join us for a classic Easter Brunch at Jacks Restaurant! Offering Made-to-Order Omelets, Traditional Eggs Benedict, Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, Assorted Cheeses, Salads, Mimosas and more!

Sunday, April 20th from 11:30am to 4:00pm
Pricing: $39.95 adults ǀ $34.95 seniors ǀ $19.95 children 6-12 ǀ 5 & under eat free

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Jacks Pasta Feed - Big Sur International Marathon

Carb up before the Big Sur International Marathon with a Pasta Feed at Jacks Restaurant from 5pm to 10pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Enjoy Pasta, Salad and Garlic Bread for $16.95.

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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

  • May 14th Morgan Winery
  • August 6th Jordan Winery
  • November 5th Bernardus Winery

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Mother's Day Brunch

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch at Jacks Restaurant. Offering Made-to-Order Omelets, Traditional Eggs Benedict, Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, Assorted Cheeses, Salads, endless Mimosas and more!

Sunday, May 11th from 11:30am to 4:00pm
Pricing: $39.95 adults ǀ $34.95 seniors ǀ $19.95 children 6-12 ǀ 5 & under eat free

Reserve your table today (831) 649-2698

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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 restaurants—Jacks Restaurant & Lounge and Peter B’s Brewpub—as well as the creation of menus for in-room 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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