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Jacks Monterey, a Downtown Monterey Restaurant

California Cultural Cuisine

Jacks Monterey is temporarily closed. The health and safety of our guests, staff, and community are and continue to be our highest priority. We are devastated to see the impact of Coronavirus on humankind and our hearts go out to those affected. We are following the recommendations and guidelines from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our newsletter for updates about Jacks Monterey.

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

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.

2020 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Jacks Monterey has been awarded the Wine Spectator’s 2020 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.

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.