A Standout in Monterey Event Venues

The Club Room, Home to Our European-Style Buffet & Events

Located in the heart of downtown and inside the Portola Hotel & Spa is the best breakfast in Monterey, CA for buffets – The Club Room. Start your morning off in our relaxing and cozy fireside dining room while enjoying a European-style breakfast buffet served with Peet’s Coffee® and bottomless mimosas. Open daily, The Club Room utilizes local and fresh ingredients to serve plates carefully crafted by our Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese and his culinary team.

The Club Room is regarded as one of the best brunch restaurants in Monterey offering a fresh, seasonal, buffet featuring made-to-order omelets, assorted house made pastries and muffins, sliced cold cuts, fine artisan cheeses and much more. Dine in our cozy fireside dining room, or breathe in the fresh coastal air on our outdoor, pet-friendly, heated patio.


Breakfast Daily 6:00am-11:00am

Breakfast Buffet Menu


Thursday, October 18, 2018 │ 6pm inside The Club Room

The Portola Hotel & Spa has partnered with Ian Brand & Family Winery, to offer a five-course pre-fixe dinner paired with the winery’s Le P’tit Paysan labels. While enjoying a seasonal menu selection prepared by Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese and his team, learn about the wines from owner, and proprietor, Heather Brand, alongside the winery’s Certified Sommelier, Erin L. Herendeen-Hill. The menu for the evening includes:

Ahi Tuna Poke with wakame, tobbico, sesame aioli
Central Coast Rose 2017

Potato Gnocchi with pacific coast mushrooms, creme fraiche, sage
Jack’s Hill Monterey Chardonnay 2016

Roasted Squab with wild rice cake, pomegranate seeds
Red “Rhone” Central Coast Blend 2015

Wild Salmon with motley kale, smoked ham hock
Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Dessert Trio including:

  • humboldt fog crustini with kumquat marmalade
  • buttermilk panocatta with blue berries, ginger
  • chocolate torte with caramel, sea salt
Monterey Petite Sirah 2014

$85 per person │ Reservations required, please call (831) 649-7874

Complimentary self or valet parking available at the Portola Hotel. Pricing includes tax and gratuity.

Jim Beam Bourbon dinner

Thursday, November 15, 2018 │ 6pm inside The Club Room

Join us in The Club Room for a five-course pre-fixe dinner paired with Jim Beam Bourbon. While enjoying a fall-inspired seasonal menu prepared by Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese and his team, learn about each Bourbon pairing from Glen Montevago, Northern California Market Manager for Beam Suntory. The evening will begin with a Social Jim Beam on the rocks followed by:

Shrimp & Grits with gulf coast white shrimp, andouille sausage, trinity, brick roux
Jim Beam Mule

Diver Scallops with baby leeks, wild mushrooms
Basil Hayden

Smoked Baby Back Ribs with bourbon BBQ glazed, jack-n-cheese soufflé
Makers Mark/Makers 41 Comparison

Butternut Squash Ravioli with crispy sage, rye butter, pomegranate seeds
Knob Creek Rye

Mama’s Sticky Toffee Pudding with caramel sauce, sweet cream, served warm

$95 per person │ Reservations required, please call (831) 649-7874

Complimentary self or valet parking available at the Portola Hotel. Pricing includes tax and gratuity.

Massage + Brunch for Two │$210

Relax, rejuvenate and brunch with our new Massage + Brunch for Two offer! The award winning Spa on the Plaza and The Club Room, both located at the Portola Hotel & Spa have created the ultimate relaxation package for visitors and locals alike. Soothe your spirit and invigorate your whole body with lavender, eucalyptus, and citrus spice aromatherapy blends with a 50 minute Aromatherapy Massage for two. After your massage relax in the dining room at The Club Room or take in the coastal air on the heated patio as you enjoy a European style breakfast buffet including made to order omelets, house made pastries, fresh fruit, bottomless mimosas and more!

To book this exclusive offer, call the Spa on the Plaza at (831) 647-9000.

Special Events at The Club Room

The Club Room

The Club Room is an elegant fireside dining room offering an intimate setting for your special occasion. A standout in Monterey event venues, The Club Room features a seasonal menu with the freshest local ingredients alongside a professional curated Monterey County Wine list, The Club Room offers a private dining room and an outdoor, heated patio to accommodate your special event in style. The Club Room can accommodate casual or elegant celebrations with seating up to 120.

Private Dining Room

Ideal for intimate events, our wine-inspired and glass-enclosed private dining room has become a sought after location among event venues in Monterey. An idyllic setting for luncheons, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and celebratory occasions, The Club Room offers seating for your party of up to 22.

Outdoor Patio

Breathe in the coastal air while dining on the enclosed patio at The Club Room. The outdoor, heated patio features a fire pit and patio seating for up to 40.

To learn more about our options for private dining or to begin planning your next special event at The Club Room, complete the following request for proposal or contact us today at (831) 649-7874.

The Club Room

Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 649-2698
Email: theclubroom@portolahotel.com

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