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Special Events at Portola Hotel, monterey california

Special Events


Jacks Monterey offers a private dining space in the heart of downtown Monterey, CA. Our California inspired menu and modern atmosphere are perfect for private dinner parties and special occasions. Let our chefs and event team plan your intimate event or gathering at our stylish restaurant inside the Portola Hotel & Spa.

Special Events

Breakfast with Santa Claus

Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 9am to 2pm 

Santa Claus is coming to town! Join us for breakfast at our Monterey restaurant and enjoy Jacks most popular morning offerings including Buttermilk Pancakes, Classic Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Mimosas, and more. Santa Claus will be available from 9am to 2pm to say hello to our guests and take photos at your leisure.  

The hotel lobby and restaurant atrium will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season, making Jacks the perfect location for a Santa sighting in Monterey!

Reservations are recommended. Please call Jacks Monterey at (831) 649-7830 or email [email protected] to secure your reservations.   

Special Events

Christmas Eve Cioppino Special 

Saturday, December 24, 2022 from 4pm to 10pm 
Christmas Eve Jacks Monterey will offer a Monterey Bay Cioppino dinner. Begin with a Classic Caesar Salad followed by Cioppino served with fresh baked Garlic Bread. Indulge in fresh caught, halibut, calamari, mussels, and more in a tomato and wine broth. While dining under the trees in the holiday themed atrium, enjoy the sound of holiday carolers from 5pm to 8pm. 

Reservations & Pricing
$44.95 per person.  20% Gratuity for parties of 6 or more. Price excludes tax and gratuity.

Jacks full menu will be available. For Christmas Eve reservations, please call (831) 649-7870 or email [email protected].

Jacks bar is open until 11pm, serving drinks only.

Special Events

Christmas Three-Course Pre-Fixe 

Sunday, December 25, 2022 from 1pm to 9pm
Jacks Monterey's three-course Christmas dinner begins with family style dining and offers a selection of entrees to choose from that the whole family will enjoy.  The magic of the holiday season fills the atrium restaurant with dining options for intimate or large parties. 

FIRST COURSE: SALAD (Served Family Style)
Coke Farm Red & Golden Beets with Feta, Pancetta, Marcona Almonds, Cider Vinaigrette 
All served with Rodnini Farm Brussels, Cauliflower with Crispy Shallots & Whipped Potatoes
12oz Prime Rib of Beef with Aus Jus & Horseradish Cream
Deistel Turkey with Gravy & Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce
Fresh Caught Halibut with Pacific Coast Porcini's
Mama's Eggplant Parmesan
Chef Marco's Christmas Yule Log
Reservations & Pricing
$54.95 per person with an option to add Prime Rib $10 
20% Gratuity for parties of 6 and more. Price excludes tax and gratuity.

Jacks dinner menu will not be available. For Christmas Day reservations, please call (831) 649-7870 or email [email protected].

Jacks bar is open until 10pm, serving drinks only. 

New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet

Sunday, January 1, 2023 from 8am to 1pm 

Join us in Jacks Monterey on New Year's Day for an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet with bottomless mimosas!

Jacks spectacular spread will include:

  • Mini Muffins 
  • French Toast 
  • Cage Free Scrambled Egg 
  • Classic Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Chicken Apple Sausage
  • Roasted Potatoes with Parsley & Christopher Ranch Garlic
  • Sliced Fresh Fruit
  • Orange Juice
  • Peet's Organic Blend Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Peet's Organic Hot Tea
  • Bottomless Mimosas

Reservations & Pricing

$39.95 per person | $19.95 per child | 6 and under free
20% gratuity will be added for groups of 6+

Reservations are recommended. Please call (831) 649-7830 or email [email protected] to reserve your table. 

Jacks will serve coffee, Bloody Mary's, and mimosas from 6:30am to 8am.

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