Dining at Portola Hotel & Spa

With plenty of options for on-site and nearby dining at the Portola Hotel & Spa, you’re sure to never go hungry. Jacks Restaurant, located just steps from Fisherman’s Wharf, serves fresh California fare with sustainable, local ingredients. After hours, unwind next to the library fireplace at Jacks Lounge with a premium cocktail or glass of local, regional wine. Peter B’s Brewpub is the perfect place to gather with friends over a pint or two, boasting Monterey’s original craft brewery and great pub food in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

The Portola Hotel & Spa Welcomes Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese

Inspired by his Italian heritage and many travels, Executive Chef, Danny Abbruzzese has created his own, unique style of unpretentious cooking. From sea to table, farm to fork, Chef Abbruzzese sources the finest locally grown and sustainable ingredients here at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Over the last two decades he has worked at many of the premier properties along California’s Central Coast, including, the Highlands Inn, Quail Lodge, Monterey Peninsula Country Club and two organic restaurants in Santa Cruz. Most recently, he assisted in the revamping of Aramark’s Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. His love of the natural bounty of the land and sea, fulfilled his dreams of living in such a beautiful location, and now Chef calls the Monterey Bay home. Explore the menus and culinary offerings of Chef Abbruzzese at the Portola Hotel & Spa!

Easter Brunch at the Portola Hotel & Spa

Sunday, April 16, 2017 from 10:30am to 3:30pm inside De Anza Ballroom

Celebrate Easter Sunday, April 16th with your family and friends inside the De Anza Ballroom at the Portola Hotel & Spa.  Enjoy a brunch buffet with California Eggs Benedict, Pacific Oysters on the Half Shell, Cheeses and Cured Meats with Crispy Baguettes, Maple Glazed Pit Ham and Wild King Salmon.  Savor house made desserts from Organic Blueberry and Lemon Meringue Pie to Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler.

The Portola Hotel’s Monterey Easter Brunch includes an Easter Egg Hunt* for the children and a tableside Magician to provide balloon animals and tricks the entire family will enjoy. While you dine, say hello to the Easter Bunny and listen to live piano played by David Conley from 11:00am to 4:00pm.  


*Easter Egg Hunt times include:

  • 10:00am for Children 3-7 and 8-13
  • 12:30pm for Children 3-7 and 8-13

$49.95 Adults │ $39.95 Seniors │ $19.95 Children

Call to reserve your table today, (831) 649-7874.

Jacks Restaurant & Lounge

Ideal for any occasion, Jacks Restaurant & Lounge offers the finest local cuisine the Central Coast has to offer. Sit down for breakfast or dinner on our outdoor patio or indoors in our comfortable fireside dining room.

Jacks’ menu features locally grown produce, Certified Angus Beef, and seafood chosen in support of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. Experience everything Jacks has to offer, and you’ll leave here a locavore.

Located off of our lower lobby, Jacks is open daily for breakfast and dinner. For reservations, call (831) 649-2698.

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Peter B’s Brewpub

Located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, Peter B's Brewpub is Monterey's original craft brewery.  Serving award winning craft beers and great pub food in a warm, friendly atmosphere. While you’re enjoying your meal or sipping on a brew, catch all the action on 18 HDTV's or enjoy a brew outside next to a fire pit on the pet friendly patio!

Peter B's Brewpub also features Brewer’s Dinners and a Mug Club Membership with a great community of home brewers, beer connoisseurs, and beer enthusiasts alike. Open daily at 11:00am with Happy Hour from 4:00pm to 6:30pm. For reservations, call (831) 649-2699.

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Special Events

The restaurants at the Portola Hotel & Spa provide everything you need for your next special occasion. From a formal dinner in our winery-inspired private dining room at Jacks Restaurant to a brewers dinner with the Executive Chef and Brewer at Peter B’s Brewpub, our event professionals can help you plan your next event. 

Learn more about some of the best restaurants in Monterey by calling (831) 649-7874.