Jacks Monterey, a Downtown Monterey Restaurant
California Cultural Cuisine
Jacks Monterey at Portola Hotel & Spa is poised to provide a refreshing experience among Monterey Bay restaurants. Our philosophy is centered on the globally-inspired traditions of California Cultural Cuisine, emphasizing small plates, high-quality seafood, and more. Whether you're looking for drinks, dinner, lunch, or brunch in Monterey, CA, we've got you covered.
Featuring acclaimed Chef Danny Abbruzzese at the helm, the kitchen at our Monterey Bay restaurant offers Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner menus that showcase local, sustainable ingredients. These dishes highlight the flavors of fresh meats and produce sourced from purveyors found throughout Monterey County. In addition, the bar at our downtown Monterey restaurant includes a selection of local wines, house cocktails, and craft beers.
With design details to echo the beautiful surrounding landscape, the atmosphere at Jacks Monterey promises to be sophisticated—never pretentious. We invite you to join us for a refined-yet-relaxed dining experience in Monterey Bay.
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 11:30am to 3:00pm
Monday – Saturday: 11:30am to 4:00pm
Monday – Sunday: 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Turn the standard Happy Hour into a Healthy Hour at our Monterey Bay restaurant! Sit in the beautiful tree lined atrium or outside on the newly renovated terrace while enjoying a Ketel One Botanical cocktail and a selection of Chef Danny Abbruzzese’s healthy eats. Healthy Hour specials are available daily at Jacks Monterey from 5pm to 6pm.
Ketel One Botanical Cocktail $12
served with soda & fruit garnish
Grapefruit & Rose | Peach & Orange Blossom | Cucumber & Mint
Hummus & Organic Veggies $10
served with grilled flat bread
Bo Ssam Wrap $12
shredded pork, butter lettuce, carrots, thai basil, chili vinaigrette, watermelon radish, mint
Outdoor Dining on Jacks Terrace
Complete with living walls, charming bistro lighting, fire pits, and comfortable seating, our new, pet-friendly, outdoor terrace is the perfect place to dine while enjoying the fresh, Monterey Bay coastal air. Whether dining during the day, or under the stars in the evening, gather for drinks, lunch, and dinner at Jacks Terrace.
Downtown Monterey Dining
Pair Jacks' California Cultural Cuisine with an evening at the Golden State Theater or a movie at Osio Theater. Show your same day movie or show ticket to receive 20% off food. To reserve a table at our downtown Monterey restaurant, call us today at (831) 649-7830.
Offer excludes takeout, holidays and special events at Jacks Monterey.
2019 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Jacks Monterey has been awarded the Wine Spectator’s 2019 Award of Excellence for its wine program three years running. Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.
The Award of Excellence is Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards’ top honor, in which a restaurant offers at least 90 selections, features a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
The wine selection at Jacks Monterey includes an impressive selection of wines with 30% being local, Monterey County Wines including Top Tier Wines such as Bernardus Sauvignon Blanc and the Talbott Pinot Noir all served by the glass. Jacks Monterey offers wine on draft from 10SPAN Vineyards including their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 10SPAN supports the Ventana Wildlife Society’s mission to conserve the native wildlife and habitats of California’s Central Coast.
Jacks Monterey continues to be a leader in its diverse wine program highlighting different flavor profiles to cultures from around the world. View Jacks Monterey Wines by the Glass and Wines by the Bottle.