Beautiful setting overlooking
Beautiful setting overlooking the ocean in Monterey. Good food, good service, attractive decor.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
C restaurant exceeded our
C restaurant exceeded our expectations. Excellent fresh fish cooked perfectly. Great views of the water. Outstanding service and our waitress provided excellent recommendations on our fish selections. Overall a great experience.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Full brunch menu with various
Full brunch menu with various choices. I had the traditional eggs benedict and my wife ordered the huevos rancheros, along with the clam chowder. Wonderful explosion of flavors and a unique twist on the standard clam chowder. Delight meal and outstanding views coupled with good service. Will return again.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great view - if you like oceanview.
Great view - if you like oceanview. Food was excellent. Short wine list but it covers the dining needs. Great staff and service. Personal service not scripted.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful place for a romantic
Wonderful place for a romantic dinner at sunset! Terrific menu & wine list.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was recommended by a friend
Was recommended by a friend to check this place out and was glad I did! Went here for a business/work-related dinner and was really impressed. Service was excellent! The scallop entree was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a lovely spot for
This is a lovely spot for brunch, with a view of the ocean. Menu for brunch was a mix of classic brunch dishes (we had the eggs benedict and lamb hash and each was perfectly prepared) and seafood oriented salads and other lunch dishes. There seemed to be only one waiter for the entire restaurant and a second waiter covering tables on the patio. We waited a long time for coffee and our check.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to go back!
What a great restaurant! We had a party of 6 and were seated right by the windows with a gorgeous view of the Monterey Bay! With such a view, some restaurants might take the easy way out and skimp on food or quality; not the case here! The portions were perfectly filling and the entire table was more than pleased with each of their meals. We've each vowed to come back soon. Salvador was our waiter and made our experience so much more personal and relaxing. Great food, great service, easy (free) valet parking! I had the roasted chicken breast and it was perfect. I also tried bites of the scallops and rib-eye and all was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The fondue dessert was the icing on the meal.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food on the Monterey Bay
We love C Restaurant. We sit on the deck with our chocolate lab. Try the calimari with green beans and meyer lemons and smokey garlic aoili--delicious. Francesca, the waitress is very fun. The waves crash under the deck and the flame heaters keep you warm. We alway go back to C, when we are in Monterey.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prices a little high, but
Prices a little high, but the food was really good. If I lived in Monterey, I would go back once a week,
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Calamari was the best I have
Calamari was the best I have ever had. My compliments to the chef.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place was great. The
This place was great. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, the hostess was friendly and accommodating and the view was spectacular. My husband and I went for our 10th anniversary and they made it special. I would definitely recommend it if you are in the area.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to the C Restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was excellent. I am all about quality, not quantity. The presentation was pleasing and the ingredients were fresh with just enough spice. The waiter was a good sport and sang happy birthday to my husband when presenting our dessert. It was a lovely evening.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Service and Food
We took some out of town guests to the restaurant and loved our food. The service especially from our waitress, Diane was excellent she is one of the best that we have ever seen. She is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful with a cheerful disposition. The bartender, Luis is also great to deal with and friendly. We only regret that they took out our favorite wine, Estancia.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I will start this off by saying I'm very stingy with my 5 stars. Perfection is hard to achieve. That being said The C came close. Portioning was spot on. Left satisfied. I had the scallops. Absolutely marvelous. My wife had the sturgeon. Sturgeon on a menu is not common and my wife raved about it. On a bed of lentils. Reminded her of a risotto with more tooth.
Service was remarkable. Pleasant, professional, unobtrusive. If Diane is working the night you go, ask for one of her tables.
View of the bay is very appealing. Makes the restaraunt feel larger than it is. Sitting next to the window you don't notice other diners necessarily. Feels more intimate.
Guitarist playing helped with the intimate atmosphere.
Would definitely return.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and a beautiful
Great food and a beautiful view of the Monterey Bay. Service was wonderful.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great hotel restaurant
Really enjoyed the food and the views. The wait staff was knowledgeable but not pushy. Will definitely recommend to other friends that will visit the area.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
We've tried a number of restaurants on Cannery Row, and have found this chef to be one of the only (if not the only) true 4 star chef right on the water. This was our 3rd year back, each as good as the last. Great bar and bartenders as well--specialty cocktails with combinations of ingredients to match the expertise of the chef. Service has always been top flight, this time even better. Hard to find a 4-star restaurant that actually is one.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was visiting Monterey so
I was visiting Monterey so I was unfamiliar with the area. They offer free valet parking with restaurant validation which is helpful since the area is rather busy. The restaurant has a very nice view of the bay (we were able to see a group of dolphins hanging around just out the window). Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful with his suggestions. I had the sea bass which was great. My date had the Cioppino, which I would highly recommend.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bay Scallops and Cioppino
Bay Scallops and Cioppino are house specialties and simply delicious. Portions are generous. Staff are friendly and well-informed.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
C on the Sea
I felt like I was on Top Chef as a judge, tasting unusual and delicious combinations. Every morsel shined.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Class on Cannery Row
We had friends in from out of town and wanted to take them somewhere with a view that also had a touch of class - C Restaurant + Bar offer that and more. Loved the service - everyone from the hostess to the bus person to the servers was friendly and helpful. Loved the food and wine - and the view of Monterey Bay is hard to beat!
7/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Relaxing and Romantic
We enjoyed our dinner at the C-restaurant. Our waiter, Jose, was very nice and attentive. He made wonderful recommendations that were not based on raising our bill. The view is beautiful as you look out onto Monterey Bay. We had a wonderful time and the food was great!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
gorgeous view and delicious food
This is a simply beautiful restaurant with a knockout view of Monterey Bay. The food was extraordinary with efficient and unobtrusive service. I'd go back in a minute.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Soothing and delicious
We loved the tranquil view and live Spanish guitar music during dinner. The signature scallop dish was excellent as was the chocolate hazelnut dessert. We especially appreciated our server Salvador's assistance in making sure our daughter's allergies were accommodated. We look forward to returning!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and view on Monterey Bay
This is our favorite place to eat in Monterey- great seafood- especially the scallops and salmon. Leave room for the gelato dessert!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would only ask for more
I would only ask for more vegetarian options. We didn't know our friends had stopped eating meat and fish until we got there - oops - and there were only 2 salads we could order that did not contain any fish. Other than that, it's always wonderful when we go to the C!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect place for a romantic dinne
Ocean view, romantic scene, live spanish guitar, wonderful fish ... excellent pairing ... enough saying.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wife and I dined here
The wife and I dined here while on the Peninsula for a week of R&R in September. I had been to the "C" a few months before with a winery business trip, really liked it and wanted to come back.
The food is fresh as you'd expect being on the Monterey Bay and close to Salinas Valley. The culinary staff seems solid and adventurous, an unusual combination. The serving staff is professional and friendly at the same time.
The seafood choices are quite good. Its on our "go back again" list.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last summer we lunched at C after going to the Aquarium and loved it so this time it was fun to be able to have dinner. My bucatini with smoked sardines was really unusual and delicious. The menu is varied and unusual, we loved it.
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not just for hotel guests
Brought my girlfriend here for our one year anniversary. From start to finish, top-notch experience. There are seats near the window but we sat at a booth away from it; doesn't matter because every seat has an ocean view. The food was rich in flavor and portions were just right. Ambiance was great: quiet, great view, comfortable decor, light fixtures look like jellyfish. Service was outstanding! Thank you Diane!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice selection of seafood
Normally, I am not a fan of hotel restaurants, but this one turned out to be quite nice. We chose it because it was just a block from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and it had an early seating so that we could finish dinner in time for a walk to Fisherman's Wharf.
The seafood selection was very nice. I had the swordfish which was perfect size on a bed of cruncy string beans.
Great view of the Monterey Bay and there was an acoustic guitar player which made the ambience very relaxing. Service was attentive and very courteous.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had our bridal party dinner
We had our bridal party dinner there and it was delicious! Service was fine and everything was perfectly timed. Well go back for dinner but not breakfast. Over priced for average breakfast.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Restaurant on the Bay
The food was fabulous! Highly recommend for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small portions served. For
Small portions served. For the price of dinner the dinners should be a little more plentiful. They serve 1/2 liters of wine right out the barrel...very fresh tasting wines.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my 94 year old Father to celebrate his B-day. Happened to mention it while we were being seated and the waiter picked up on that fact. After a great service the waiter and hostess surprised him with a wonderful ice cream dessert with a candle that couldn't be blown out. Made a great meal memorable. We will be back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM