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The Club Room

420 reviews
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$30 and under
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The Club Room is located in the heart of downtown and inside the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay. Start your morning off in a relaxing and cozy fireside dining room while enjoying a European-style breakfast buffet served with Peet’s Coffee® and bottomless mimosas. Open daily, The Club Room utilizes local and fresh ingredients to serve plates carefully crafted by our Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese and his culinary team.

Offering a fresh, seasonal, buffet featuring made-to-order omelets, assorted house made pastries and muffins, sliced cold cuts, fine artisan cheeses, bottomless mimosas, and much more. Dine in the cozy fireside dining room, or breathe in the fresh coastal air on the outdoor, pet-friendly, heated patio.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Breakfast, European, American
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Buffet:
Daily 6:00am - 11:00am
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Phone number
(831) 649-2698
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Danny Abbruzzese
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Cross street
Alvarado & Del Monte
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Parking details
Complimentary self or valet parking available. Parking validated for up to 3 hours.
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Special events & promotions
The Club Room is the perfect place to host your special occasion. With space for smaller parties or full-restaurant blow outs!
Contact us for more information and let us host your next event.
Banquet, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 420 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBruce (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on May 18, 2017

I have had many dozens of meals at the Portola Plaza Hotel restaurants over the past 15 years. Jack's had been my "go to" place for business breakfasts and lunches. Since the recent remodeling, I had not been to the Club Room for breakfast. My largest client called me on Wednesday, 17 May asking to meet ASAP. I suggested Thursday morning breakfast @ The Club Room. Using Open Table, I booked a 9 a.m. reservation for Thursday. I arrived at the hotel a few minutes before 9 a.m. I was told that the hotel was booked for the week and that the Club Room wasn't open. I said that I had made a reservation the day prior. I received the attitude that I was either lying or crazy. How insulting and humiliating! Obviously, the hotel has no interest in business from Monterey residents. I certainly will take my business elsewhere!!!

vipBostonBased (New England)
1.0  Dined on April 30, 2017

Open Table allowed us to book a reservation at the Club Room which is in the Portola Hotel adn Spa, however, on arrival we found it was closed. We ended up eating at the restaurant immediately adjacent with the exact same menu - Jack's. The food was terrible. I had the chicken dish and my husband had scallops. We also ordered the cast iron skillet rolls. Honestly, after eating the rolls we should have just paid and left. It was that unappealing. The server was polite. I would definitely not recommend this and would not return.

CAtallteacher (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2017

Purchased Travelzoo for this. After reading other reviews (last year) we were quite confused and thinking of passing. However, we were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the food very much! The crab cake was great and the scallops were delicious. My date had the Osso Bucco and it was tremendous. In fact, it was soo much food that we took the dessert with us for later.
This hotel is revamping and the restaurant will be moved to the atrium area with live trees - can't wait for this relocation. It sounds like a win-win.

KathyC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 28, 2017

Used a travelzoo deal at Jack's. Very pleased with the food, value and service.

SBGolfer (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2017

This was our yearly visit to Monterey and we never miss going to Jack's. You feel like you're in an old club with the wooden paneling and leather chairs/banquettes. The room is not crowded so you can have conversation and not feel like you're talking over others. The food, as always, was wonderful. For entrees we had the Harris Ranch rib eye and the eggplant parmigiana. The steak was perfectly cooked and had a great taste. The parmigiana was very tasty. Our server, Colleen, did a super job taking care of us.

vipPitchoune (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on March 22, 2017

Awesome supper, amazing decor, execellent service with very friendly server.
Will go back even if a bit expensive .

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

Jacks is set inside the beautiful Portola Hotel(currently under renovations) and is a fabulous place for a delicious meal. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our dinner and our server, Veronica, was wonderful. We started with the calamari and the mussel/clams with fries appetizer,(I did miss the braided octopus starter though) , ordered the ribeye, along with a scallop entree to share. The flavors and portions are large! Wrapped it up with creme brûlée. We drove from San Jose to dine at Jacks and we will definitely come as often as we can!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on March 8, 2017

Loved the antique, luxurious feel of the restaurant. The food was amazing and the service top notch. It was the highlight meal of our honeymoon. We will definitely eat here again!

OpenTable Diner (San Joaquin)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

The place is nicely laid out and not cramped at all. The wait staff was attentive. The manager came around to check on us which is always nice. The eggplant was just right and my shrimp scampi was in a delicious sauce. Overall a nice evening and we did not feel rushed.

vipBobo (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 23, 2017

The ambiance, food and service were all outstanding.
Best pork shank ever. We will return!