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1833 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurant1833.com
  • Phone: (831) 643-1833
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:Sun-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 WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant should be #1 in Monterey. It's amazing; from the cocktails to the main course (didn't have room for dessert) it is truly unbelievable. We (spouse and I) got the house marinated olives with some house cocktails (mixologist), seasonal salad, Bernardus cab (wine list is ridiculous yet accommodating) and shared the truffle chicken with Mac&cheese cheese (not a typo). My spouse scolex the waiter for not telling him this was going to be the best meal if his life, lol. If you do get the chicken order it first as it takes an hour to cook, well worth the wait."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We were seated in the Gallatin Room, a single table seating 5 guests. Lovely and special. Food was outstanding, especially the avocado appetizer, the salmon, skirt steak and array of dessert tastes that we were treated to presented out of a dry ice misting doctors bag, a nod to Faux Dr. Stokes, the second owner of this historical adobe structure."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Warm and relaxing atmosphere in an historic adobe building on the edge of downtown Monterey. Inventive dishes, friendly service, overall excellent dining experience"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Went for our 25th anniversary. Beautiful restaurant in old adobe residence- lighting, furniture, everything very pleasing. Food was flawless and actually reasonably priced for the quality - heirloom tomato salad a surprise with added peach, wild mushroom/prosciutto pizza incredible, and everyone will write about the biscuits. The service was spectacular too, from the obvious training given our server and staff to how they lay out and replace silverware. No criticisms. Totally enjoyable."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great service, amazing food, romantic ambiance. Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and he loved it! Definitely will be coming back!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Five of us enjoyed a delicious dinner at 1833 on Friday, August 22nd. The service was impeccable and the ambiance lively, but not noisy. The food was divine. We started with the bacon cheddar biscuits with a yummy butter ~ we could have ordered them again for dessert. We also had the shrimp starter with corn and sausage. Those were my two favorites of the evening until the caramel pot de creme for dessert. The specialty cocktails were all unique and delicious. The main plates were very fresh fish presented beautifully. It was a perfect evening in a beautiful historic building."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Wow! An all around fantastic dining experience. We had an amazing table right upstairs from the gorgeous bar. Plan to spend some time at the bar prior to your dinner. We've been here 4 times, and choose this spot each time we're in the area. Have yet to be disappointed....."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "If you are looking for a restaurant and it's a special occasion look no further. Maybe a restaurant to impress a foodie, or just a small bite. No question, you won't go wrong here. Restaurant 1833 fits the bill. You feel as though you are dining at your favorite aunt and uncle's house; that happen to be wealthy. You're at home, relaxing and attended to by the house staff. The food is beyond any expectation; unique and amazing. Everything is farm to table fresh. The chef and staff take simple and elevate it to levels beyond. Deviled eggs, bone marrow and soft poached hen egg are delicacies served here. We ordered quite a bit of food and every dish was one we would order again. Mixologists rule here and the servers compliment your experience."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The food was truly outstanding, everything was executed perfectly, the presentations creative but not overly fussy so the food had a chance to shine. Unfortunately, service was sometimes inattentive."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Location was convenient and the dining room was beautiful with a nice view of the grounds. The bar featured some very nice cocktails and wines, try the Penicillin #2! The food was fabulous and the service was excellent, we'll definitely return to 1833 for dinner next time we're in Monterey."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We have been going to 1833 for a long time. Everything has always been perfect. This time , however , the service seemed to be slipping. The food and ambience still excellent. Maybe they had an off night. I still recommend it."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Gourmet dishes excellently prepared, not overcooked. Very good service."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Loved it! Took my girlfriend here for our anniversary and had the perfect evening. Miranda was our server and she was top notch; her attention to detail and charisma were enjoyable. I was shocked to find that she recently just started serving. Would go back again and would be happy to have her as our server."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Only issue at first was service was a little slow but other than that the entire experience was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is normally one of our favorite Monterey Penninsula restaurants, elegant, hip, and amazing food. On a Saturday night of Concourse D'Elegance week they were inundated. It was so noisy it was hard to talk and our orders of the ribeye for two were barely warm and the hot plate they come on was cold. The side dishes also came out late after the entre's. Very disappointing. However, wait staff was great and apologetic, even taking the side dishes off our bill (we didn't ask for this). All in all I forgive them and we will return, but I hope they can do better with a crowded night in the future."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner at 1833--We were actually surprised at how wonderful the food and service was because when we walked in we got the impression it was a "hot" spot and, often, food at "hot spots" doesn't live up to its reviews. But 1833 is both lively/sought-after AND it offers exceptionally fine dining with first-rate service. Thank you, 1833 for a fabulous meal during oh-so-busy Concours week, and for the extra attention for my husband's birthday. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I loved the design and decor! Food delish! The food was cooked perfect and quick"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Going downhill. Menu needs a total redo. Have taken some of best things off the menu, hamachi"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "1833 presents itself as an eclectic scene with rooms that are decorated differently throughout the restaurant. The bar was handsomely decorated and the bartender was wonderful. After leaving the bar however, the evening left much to be desired. The service was slow and after ordering a glass of wine and waiting quite a while, the waiter came with a bottle which had to be sent back for a glass of wine. It took forever to order our dinner which was the rib eye for two. We were told it would take 45 minutes to cook which was okay. It was very good. Our overall take on 1833 was fair."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Really good ambience and really good food! The fireplaces outside were amazing. Wish they would've had something for two."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Unfortunately, this was not my best experience here. 1833 is one of my favorite restaurants, and I still have reservations for this Friday to go back. However, I had asked for a specific server and did not get him (this is the 2nd time this has happened). The server we had was not attentive. This was a special occasion as my Godson was going back home. I wanted to give him a great foodie experience. I've always wanted to try the Truffle chicken and was really excited that he agreed we should order it. The flavor of the skin was good, but the chicken was very dry. All the anticipation to just be disappointed. On a positive, the bacon biscuits were the best that I've had, and try the avacado with popcorn. It's yummy!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We returned to this restaurant because of the food and atmosphere. Very relaxed vibe, incredible food and wait staff. The food was once again outstanding, short wait time to get our appetizers and food, and very prompt on refills of our drinks. The men ordered the pizza and I ordered the pork loin w/ creamy polenta. Outstanding all around. Thank you for making our night special :)"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Easy walk from our hotel, fabulous outdoor patio and excellent cuisine. Couldn't have been better with the exception of a very obnoxious and difficult server. Management took care to hear us out and rectify the situation. Will return again, it was a great evening."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "1833 is officially one of our favorite restaurants... Just too bad we live so far away. We ordered the avocado, oysters, ham wrapped in bacon, steak, and waffle dessert. While some of the combinations are unusual, they are always fun to experience. Definitely recommend the fried chicken on Sunday. The waiter was kind and walked us through the menu and suggested a great mock-tail option for me and the Shiner for my husband."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "1833 is a great, historic site! so beautiful...make sure you tour the building. Too bad we left hungry"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I went her with my girlfriend while we were in monterey. I must say everything was fantastic. From the staff to the ambiance everything was too notch. We loved the food and next time we are in Monterey we will definetly go back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This was a great restaurant. Food, Drinks everything. Great menu"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We were seated in an upstairs dining room, very nice except for the soiled white upholstered chairs. We ordered a bottle of wine and the chicken liver mousse to start, wine came promptly, mousse came about 20 minutes after that. The mousse was in a small jar and came with 4 small slices of toasted baguette. We requested more toast and in 15 more minutes they brought 4 more pieces of toast. The mousse was delicious. This was followed by a duck and fig pizza and cod entrees, both ok, not great. The bill brought a surprise, we were charged for the 4 extra toasts! When we complained the manager removed the entire appetizer from the bill. If the service were improved I would give this a 4 star rating."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I found this restaurant via Yelp and I couldn't be happier. The truffle chicken is worth the 1 hr wait!!! The bacon cheddar biscuits were so delicious!!!! The service was great without being snobbish and the ambiance was great. They have a gorgeous patio with fire pits that are perfect for meeting friends, having a glass of wine and some small bites. I am definitely going to do that next time. It was wonderful from start to finish."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Wait staff was very nice. The whole place was very intriguing. What character! Food was excellent. Noise level made it a little difficult to converse with my wife, but that was more a product of the large group nearby. Definately a to do for anybody who loved watching Scooby Doo as a kid. Not to mean anything negative by that, just the place has a cool, almost spooky vibe. Would definately go back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Not much duck confit on the Duck Confit and Fig Pizza but everything else was pretty good."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Restaurant 1833 has been my go to restaurant when traveling through monterey for several years. I could take my wife, a client, or friend and they were always impressed with the food, setting and service. Didn't matter if it was the crush of car week or a quiet off-peak night, 1833 always delivered... but lately not so much. May be time for the chef to shake things up and reimagine the menu. The food and service have suffered lately, and I'm not the only one who mentioned it on this latest trip to Monterey - Service was painfully slow - Table was not ready at the time of reservation Overall 1833 is still a great place for drinks and bar food but the dinner menu needs a rethink. Everyone in our party agreed the dishes were average at best."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "After reading other reviews, we thought this would be a good choice to try something new. Beginning with very slow service, and slow to appear appetizers that were underwhelming when they arrived, we knew we were in trouble. The entrees were unimaginative, and in the of my companion's flat iron steak, woefully undercooked. Though a beautiful restaurant, they need to up their game on the food and service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My friend and I enjoyed social hour outside by the fire pits, where our server was Chelsea. My friend had a glass of red wine, and I had a sidecar. Afterwards, we were seated at a booth upstairs overlooking the bar, where our server was Trevin. There was a special Bernardus wine dinner event that evening, but we opted to order off the regular menu. We shared an order of bacon and cheddar biscuits with maple butter. For the next course, my friend had a summer vegetable salad, and I had the heirloom tomato salad. Next, we shared a duck and mission fig pizza. For dessert, my friend had a honey waffle with roasted peaches, almonds, and milk ice cream, and I had the market strawberries with whipped cream, shortbread cookies, and lavender. Yum!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The restaurant is really cute, menu was good, food was good. It was really slow though. Of you have time and aren't wanting to get in and out it's a great choice, but give yourself 2 hours for for people just in case."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This was perfect evening for a special birthday. We enjoyed the service and the special absenth cocktail at the end was really fun. The waiter did a great job at explaining the mixture and history of the liquor"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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