Discover the Best of Monterey Dining

Gourmet California Seafood, Wine & More

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 four distinctly different Monterey restaurants provide a range of dining options just steps from your guest room or suite. Whether you’re in the mood for craft beer, a three-course meal, or a cup of coffee with family and friends, you’ll discover it’s all right here at the Portola Hotel & Spa.


The culinary program at the Portola Hotel & Spa is driven by Carl Ashurst, Executive Chef. Carl is a veteran of the culinary industry with over 40+ years of experience leading teams and developing menus. Chef Ashurst and his team create and execute menus for all on-site dining at the Portola Hotel, including banquet offerings for groups of 1000+ attendees. Patrons can expect Chef Ashurst’s selections will provide something for everyone, from artisan salads and sandwiches with locally sourced ingredients to delectable seafood selections. Chef Ashurst aspires to create flavors that honor and highlight the local offerings and pair perfectly with wines from our award-winning beverage program.


Our new restaurant and lobby bar welcomes patrons for breakfast and dinner in the redesigned atrium lobby. Enjoy "California Cultural Cuisine” at Jacks, with a menu reflecting the melting pot of ethnicities that is exemplified in California and American cuisine. The result is a wide-ranging, palate-pleasing menu of different flavor profiles unique to cultures from around the world, all created with sustainably conscious ingredients found throughout Monterey County. Learn more about Jacks Monterey.

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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. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 4pm to 10pm. Learn more about Peter B's Brewpub.

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Portola Hotel & Spa is proud to offer our guests and locals a Peet's Coffee in downtown Monterey near Fisherman's Wharf. Peet's Coffee sources directly from the world's finest estates, hand-roasting to order in small batches and making sure every cup is brewed as fresh and full-flavored as possible. Our Peet's provides a relaxing environment for our guests to enjoy coffee, tea, artisan pastries, sandwiches, and more. Learn more about Peet's Coffee.