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Jacks Monterey, a Downtown Monterey Restaurant

California Cultural Cuisine

Jacks Monterey at Portola Hotel & Spa is poised to provide a refreshing experience among Monterey restaurants. Our philosophy is centered on the globally-inspired traditions of California Cultural Cuisine, emphasizing small plates, high-quality seafood, and more.

Featuring acclaimed Chef Danny Abbruzzese at the helm, our kitchen has created lunch and dinner menus using local, sustainable ingredients wherever possible. These dishes highlight the flavors of fresh meats and produce sourced from purveyors found throughout Monterey County. In addition, the bar at our new restaurant in Monterey 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

Monday – Sunday: 11:30am to 4:00pm

Monday – Sunday: 4:00pm to 11:00pm

2017 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Jacks Monterey has been awarded the Wine Spectator’s 2017 Award of Excellence for its wine program. 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.