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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 local ingredients, high-quality seafood, and more. Whether you're looking for breakfast, dinner, or drinks in Monterey, CA, Jacks Monterey welcomes you!

Featuring Executive Chef Carl Ashurst at the helm, the kitchen at our Monterey Bay restaurant offers breakfast 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.

Contact us today to start planning your next special event, call (831) 649-7830 or email


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 morning, or under the stars in the evening, gather for drinks, breakfast, and dinner at Jacks Terrace. 


Pair Jacks' California Cultural Cuisine with an evening at Golden State Theater in downtown Monterey or Monterey Magic & Comedy Club behind the Portola Hotel & Spa. Show your same day show ticket to receive 20% off food at Jacks Monterey. To reserve a table, call us today at (831) 649-7830.

Offer excludes takeout, holidays, and special events at Jacks Monterey. Show tickets are sold separately. 


Jacks Monterey and Spa on the Plaza are offering the perfect date night package with a couples massage followed by dinner for two. Enjoy a 50-minute couples massage at Spa on the Plaza featuring the Aromatherapy Massage. Each therapist brings their own blend of synergistic massage modalities to suit your individual needs while using an orchestration of massage techniques for deep relaxation. The massage for two is available for couples or two friends in separate rooms. Make the most of a relaxing evening in Monterey with this exclusive offer from Spa on the Plaza and Jacks Monterey!

After a relaxing afternoon at the spa, unwind at Jacks Monterey in the tree-lined atrium or cozy fireplace bar. Share an appetizer of hummus & organic veggies served with warm flatbread, an oven roasted pizza of your choice, and two glasses of house wine.

For more information, or to book this package, contact Spa on the Plaza at (831) 647-9000 or


Jacks Monterey has been awarded the Wine Spectator’s 2022 Award of Excellence for its wine program for six 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, and 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 Our Wine List



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Friday & Saturday Bar Only: 10:00pm to 11:00pm