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1833 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurant1833.com
  • Phone: (831) 643-1833
  • Hours of Operation: Fried Chicken Sundays: 6:00PM - 9:30PM
    Dinner:Mon-Thur 6:00PM - 9:30PM Bar menu until 10:30PM
    Fri & Sat 5:30pm - 10pm Bar Menu until 11:00pm
    Social Hour: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-6:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Abby Burk
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Restaurant 1833 has several options for private dining and banquet parties. Please email us at groupdining@restaurant1833.com for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Group Dining Team (831) 643-1833
  • Entertainment: DJ on Saturday Nights
  • Special Events & Promotions: For group dining please email our group dining team at: groupdining@restaurant1833.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Polk Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer a private lot behind our restaurant building as well as street parking.
A word from 1833
1833 is located at the historic Stokes Adobe house. We have reinvented this landmark to offer modern, sophisticated yet casual American dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Diner Reviews
  • "Were here for 25th anniversary while visiting Monterrey. I was a bit worried when the hostess tried to seat us at a banquette seat, RIGHT beside a couple of old ladies (seriously?! wasn't even crowded) I politely asked to move to a quieter section with highback chairs & she nicely obliged. Our server Alix, was very friendly and knowledgeable, not too obtrusive. Had 5 course tasting menu, was wonderful overall: complimentary amuse bouche of green tomato shooter, yummy, biscuits, avocado (ok, but underdressed), white corn soup-to-die-for, comte ravioli yummy, beef (tasty & tender but slightly oversalted for my taste as was the kale under the ravioli a bit salty. Want to come back for more casual meal outside. Do the absinthe pyro style-FUN!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This is always my go to spot in Monterey. Consistently excellent service. The menu has a lot of variety. Food is always really fresh and flavorful. Every room, including the bar and outside patio, is really beautiful. The ambience is really romantic and traditional with a modern edge. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Excellent food, service very slow and kind of spotty. We waited a long time for her to take our order, and she did not have a good grasp of the menu. The noise level was too high. Overall, good food and wine, at a reasonable price,but waitress did not match up to expectations."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "With impeccable service, 1833 serves up some fine food, paired with great wine and even better cocktails, all in a beautiful, unique setting. Definitely worth a visit!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great neighborhood find. Love the setting and environment. Bit pricey and need a bit more of variety on the menu."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience very much except for the poor pacing of the meal. Our main course was delivered at exactly the moment our appetizer dishes were cleared."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Atmospheric from the outside at night. Bone marrow dish delicious and Pork belly mini burgers starter a winner with all 4 of us. Proscuitto and egg pizza very poor: two eggs on top were not cooked properly ( egg whites translucent), pizza dough blistered and burnt in parts and excessively salty (my young adult daughtered ended up with very sore tummy that night) My Seabass was delightful and cous cous flavoured beautifully. Cod dish good too. Pizza with eggplant was also disappointing and eggplant was runny and turned dough a little soggy. Service was sub standard even for an 8.45pm Wednesday sitting (e.g.no light on table inspite of asking 2 times for it to be lit. A $260disappointment. Front of house needs attention as do Pizzas."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This was an overall amazing evening. The menu was simple yet clever. We opted for the Chef's menu and added the wine pairing. Our overall experience was nearly 2 hours, but there was never a moment where we felt a lull. The food was prepared with care and talent. The wine list impressive! The restaurant is located inside of a historic house and there is much to explore! Each room brings a different vibe and meets the needs of all diners. Outdoors is adorned with fire pits for a romantic (and warm) alternative! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We went to Monterey to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary and were looking for a restaurant with good food and a romantic touch. We found that at 1833, housed in an old, partly adobe house with many fire lit rooms. We were seated in a multi-windowed room, quite nice for our early dinner as we could see the pleasant grounds. Our servers were pleasant and knowledgeable about the food which was varied and included small bits, pizza and pasta as well as more usual entrees such as the halibut with a wonderful sauce that I unfortunately can't recall the ingredients. My husband enjoyed his pork loin, also with a wonderful sauce."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great service and food. Made our anniversary very special."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "So was the wine :-) But the food was pretty incredible - this place has some heavy hitters in the kitchen who know what they're doing! Service was awesome - appropriately paced and professional. Will definitely be back next time we're in the area."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great food, great service, unbelievable spirits list, and refreshingly unique character all around sets 1833 well apart from the dozens of Monterey restaurants that offer the typical bistro fare, Americanized Italian, and/or uninspired seafood. Let the tourists fill the bistros that relentlessly quest after their Michelin Stars by charging $300 for a stick of butter with a truffle on top with some overpriced overrated local wine; why would you join them when just down the street you can enter this time machine, eat marrow from the bone, and wash it down with enough absinthe to make your dreams interesting. Go to 1833."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Excellent food, extraordinary atmosphere. I recommend the Bruiser cocktail to start, a blend of Blackberry, vanilla, sherry and mint. Come early and spend some time in the library or at the outside fire pits."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "When you want great food in a very special setting 1833's the place. We love dining in the charming old Monterey Colonial in historical down town Monterey. The menu is creative and the food never disappoints!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "You need to eat here immediately. Not only is the food delicious, the servers were also super helpful, knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make our experience one to remember. Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a mishap with our entres not arriving at the same time but the wait staff and manager were very responsive and remedy the mishap in a very satisfactory fashion. Great job!!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a fine dinner on our anniversary on Friday night. The waiter was fantastic and did a fine job of describing each dish. I would say that the appetizers outshine the entrées and the avocado appetizer and shrimp appetizer were fantastic. Made the mistake of ordering the chicken which was just okay while my wife's salmon dish was much better."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My friend and I greatly enjoyed the special 4th of July afternoon buffet-style BBQ at 1833 with live music. We sat at the bar, where Biggie and Avi served us. We both enjoyed Biggie's special rum punch, and I enjoyed Avi's sidecar. The menu was impressive: bacon and cheddar biscuits with maple chile butter; deviled eggs; chilled golden gazpacho shooters; chilled watermelon and mint; pole bean and fingerling potato salad with mustard vinaigrette and sieved egg; herb marinated heirloom tomatoes with peaches and burrata; charred sweet corn on the cob with basil butter, espelette, and sea salt; baked butter beans; cornbread; fried chicken; smoked and pulled pork shoulder; sweet rolls; banana creme pies; and strawberry shortcake trifle. Yum!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. My wife and I were very pleased with the food and service. The ambience is charming and lives up to the description on the website. We didn't see a deceased resident but it would have been fun. We highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The best restaurant in Monterey. I dined at the other popular locations and this is in a league of their own."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have taken out-of-town guests here twice. Each time, the food was exemplary, creative and well-executed. The ambience is perfect for conversation, with a quiet buzz in the background. Thank you, 1833, for another great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food and staff. Friendliness and hospitality sets a mood where even the patrons can't help but smile at each other. Awesome!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had a great time and the food was very good. Our server was very friendly and outgoing."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Brought my wife To 1833 to celebrate her birthday. The food and service were outstanding. We had the five course dinner. The flavors of the different servings both my wife and i truly enjoyed. I am very picky on cleanliness and quality. I was not disappointed. I own a professional kitchen at home and enjoy cooking, the restaurant met all my expectations."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Overpriced and overrated. Food was precious and left us hungry."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Very fresh, high-quality ingredients - portion size moderate, so you can try many things. Every dish was excellent except the hangar steak, which was a bit tough. Menu is small, so fussy eaters may want to review it before coming in. Everyone else will be quite happy."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I was in Monterey with my wife just for that night. We've looked out on foursquare and made the reservation. Everything was awesome. The ambient, the music, the drinks, the bartender and the food. OMG the food! If you ever go to Monterey, think about the aquarium and the 1833."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was good, but not as great as we had come to expect during our visit to northern California. The menu online looked appealing. However we learned that the menu changes daily. I didn't find an appetizer that appealed to me and only one entree was of interest. The food fell short of the layers of flavor we had enjoyed elsewhere. I had the sense that we were in the hands of an ambitious but unpolished chef. The complimentary coconut chile beverage was awful. The room we were in was lovely with window walls covered by greenery. The other rooms were equally charming. Our server seemed judgemental of our choices and falsely enthusiastic over dessert he later admitted he had not served to anyone previously. Deserves a second chance."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our server was one of the best I've had. Knew the menu and wines down to the details. Very friendly, yet not chummy and very professional yet not condescending. The menu was imaginative and cutting edge without being over the top. It was obvious that the chef was passionate about his cuisine. We dined early in the evening, and enjoyed the downstairs room almost to ourselves - I can only hope the service and cuisine are as enjoyable during peak hours, but it was very noteworthy for the right reasons. One minor complaint... the furniture, particularly the light colored chairs... was filthy! Fortunately this was quickly forgotten with brilliant service and cuisine."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My colleague and I enjoyed "The Experience," which is a spectacular multi-course dinner. Our server was Whitney, and we had a great table in the main dining room. After the amuse bouche of watermelon soup, the first course was a bacon cheddar biscuit with maple butter. Next was an excellent dish of raw oysters on the half shell, followed by the heirloom tomato salad with stone fruit and burrata (a delightful summertime tradition at 1833). Then came the comte ravioli, followed by the steak with spinach. Dessert was the last course. I had a chocolate dessert with milk ice cream, and my colleague had the bourbon pudding. We also enjoyed the drinks. I had a sidecar, and my colleague had a Commander in Chief and a Suspicious Minds. Yum!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Found this place last minute and loved it! Tucked away in a cute area not too far from the water. Great food and great service!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "It was not what I expected. I had a pork dish, and the pork was a little too pink, i wanted to change broccolini for spinach and I got it 10 minutes after the main dish."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "If you're looking for ambiance and you're a foodie - this is the place for you! 1833 is elegant, full of character, and the food does not disappoint. We did have a couple issues with the service and the bill, which left us feeling short of the full experience, but again the food and ambiance is worth a try."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very cool venue in an old adobe with multiple dining rooms and bars. The service was flawless and the food creative and well prepared. Try the "Russian Style" absinthe after your meal...definitely unforgettable."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "All the meals were very good and I really liked the Spring Veg. Salad."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "1833 - one of the top places I have been to in my life. It does not get much better than this. The physical building is remarkable and historical. The menu is manageable and does not necessarily inspire. Do not be fooled! The food is sublime. Every dish in our party of six was outstanding filled with exquisite flavors. The truffle chicken was word he one hour wait. Move time for appetizers, cocktails and conversation. The doctors special dessert was remarkable in variety and presentation. GO NOW!!! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Good service and great food. A busy restaurant with many rooms and both down and upstairs. Outside gatherings add to the ambiance including the main bar which is buzzing with a younger crowd. You have to pay for biscuits (no bread is provided) which tend to be dry. Restrooms was always out of paper towels."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Cooking and baking are my favorite past times, always utilizing fresh and local fare, so if we choose to dine out, it better be something as good or better than I can do in my kitchen. 1833 is one of the acceptable places to visit =) on the peninsula. I love the history, the food, the service, and ambience. A winner!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I absolutely loved our meal here. The food, service, and atmosphere were all fantastic. I would highly recommend a visit and trying a cocktail or two."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "My friend and I enjoyed social hour, where our server was Brendan. My friend had red wine, and I had a sidecar. We also had the truffle popcorn. For dinner, we had a great seat in the main dining room, where our server was Kalina. My friend had a Little Gem Salad, and I had a Spring Vegetable Salad. We shared a wild mushroom and prosciutto pizza with poached egg. Yum! We like the music, ambience, food, and service. The building and grounds are very impressive."
    Dined on 5/29/2014