the C restaurant + bar

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Seafood
the C restaurant + bar features only seafood endorsed by Seafood Watch of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The delicious Arctic Char featured on Executive Chef Matt Bolton's menus is similar to salmon in taste, texture and color, but is available year-round, and is rated a "best choice" by Seafood Watch.

Located at the upscale InterContinental The Clement Monterey hotel on Monterey Bay. Every table at the C restaurant has a view of the pristine and scenic Monterey Bay. Marine life sightings abound, including dolphins, whales, harbor seals and sea otters. Enjoy the parade of sea creatures and shore birds as you savor the finest in California regional cuisine.

Our family-friendly Monterey Bay restaurant is close to the Aquarium, situated over sapphire waters and immersed in the natural beauty of the California coast.

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Sun 5:30PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Both the server and management went above and beyond to accommodate us it was amazing will be back again for sure. Food was amazing must try all of the dishes!!! Delicious!!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines date! Food was delicious, not a very wide verity on menu, but definitely worth coming back.

T
Tahoe
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with family & friends! Great service and delicious food. We enjoyed the music 🎶 too!

LS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Every plate looked beautiful
Dinner food was high quality
Wait staff attentive and helpful

BB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food presented nicely. Everything tasted spot on. Service was friendly and efficient. Would recommend.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was good, the food was fantastic, and it was kind of like an elegant oasis amid a sea of touristy spots.

SS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely delicious.

KK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining at the edge of the ocean with great service and food.

TH
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent as was the ocean view from our table. Very enjoyable!

K
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of floor to ceiling windows. Very good fresh well-prepared food at an affordable price. Something for everyone. Valet parking validated by restaurant. There is a waiters’ station between two booths that are noisy if you’re sitting there. Otherwise the restaurant is calm and pleasant and friendly

B
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday lunch provided by our boss...we had a lovely time!

C
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck is really good

M
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant located inside the InterContinental hotel on Cannery Row in Monterey. Food, service, and ambiance were all exceptional. Also, valet parking is validated for three hours so it makes it just that more convenient.

PP
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

on this Dec. Tuesday eve, the dining room was practically empty so very quiet. All our dinners were excellent, pork chop perfectly cooked, scallops wonderful as always, smoked duck was outstanding. The server very graciously divided the chowder and salad into shared servings and the dessert was fabulous, how can you go wrong starting with banana mousse and white chocolate? We had a very reasonably priced Folktale sparkling rose which went with everything. We'll be back.

CZ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I went on OpenTable and thought the C Restaurant would be a great place to eat. The review were great and the menu looked interesting. We had 7 o'clock reservations and were a few minutes early. The hostess sat us down immediately. Our drink and food order was taken as soon as we sat down. We received our drinks and soup in a satisfactory amount of time but after that it changed. We watched 7 other tables who came in after us be served their dinner but we still did not. It took over an hour after we ordered to receive our food. The food was ok. Nothing I would rave about. My husband asked to talk to the manager to express our displeasure. She was polite and apologetic. She said there was a break in communication and our meals were basically not placed. She then went on to say she would comp our entrees. We told her that wasn't why we complained. She insisted that she would. When the bill came, it was for the full amount. It was over $200.00. We just paid it but will definitely not recommend this restaurant nor come back. I've worked service. I understand things happen but if you say your going to take care of it you need to follow through.

MW
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic. The restaurant is very nice but we had a table by the window which made it that much better. I have celiac's disease so I can't have gluten. The gluten free options were very good and the server and chef were very accommodating.

PT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Compare to Chart House, this one is over price and under quality. Seafood is average.

DF
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Be sure to ask BEFORE you bring in a local bottle of wine, what their corking fee is. $30!

DM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters and niece and I celebrated one of our birthdays at The C with breakfast. Even though the room was packed with post Thanksgiving guests the service was flawless and the food delivery time very reasonable. Absolutely delicious honey toast-you have to try it—and beautifully prepared eggs Benedict. Coffee is good, strong and fresh. The service is lovely and non intrusive while completely competent. Fabulous spot for breakfast with a view of otters and dolphins in the bay.

R
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Solid all around, but prices are a little extreme even still

PP
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff are very professional, the appetizer, Ahi-Kampachi Sashimi , Caviar, Wakame, Horseradish was prefect, fresh with a lightly cooked quail egg. The swordfish entree was well cooked, tender and tasty but with way too many tiny, steamed potatoes and Broccilini. The star of the eve was the Day Boat scallops, seared to perfection in a blood orange foam with crab mashed potatoes, chantrelle mushrooms and with the caramelized fennel centered the taste profile. Then, the desserts, "crunchy" chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse, a salted caramel sauce and a delicate quenelle of whipped cream was a delight, the banana mousse enrobed in white chocolate on a bed of toasted coconut, quenelle of whipped cream disappeared without a trace left on the plate. Sadly, this eve, we were seated next to a table of very loud people so we were unable to enjoy the live music. We're locals, so we will come back another eve.

CC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service (Salvador) was excellent as usual. The food was good; the NY steak was not very flavorful. Drink portions are good, and the food presentation was nice. The musician was amplified and much too loud. Fortunately, we were seated far away. We will return.

MC
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting and food were excellent. The restaurant is perfect for a Sunday breakfast or brunch brunch. The prices are in line for a top end hotel restaurant. Most importantly the service is both professional and comfortable. Our server Claudia was a jewel.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was some of the best we’ve ever had! The live jazz music set a lovely tone for the evening and it wasn’t too crowded or too loud. The servers were very courteous and accommodating. Very glad we chose this place for dinner!

a
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a last minute decision to have lunch at the C Restaurant and booked. We were given a lovely table on the patio overlooking the Bay since our dog was with us. Hard to beat! We shared the fish tacos which came with three different salsas and tasted scrumptious. I prefer grilled fish but this was lightly battered cod and quite good! The side of broccoli and bread made for a great meal along with a quite good tequila with kiwi cocktail. Our waiter was so friendly and attentive. We once more enjoyed a beautiful lunch at the C Restaurant + Bar.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We usually come for breakfast, which is excellent with Carlos as our waiter. We decided to try lunch which was also great. We had the fish tacos and a burger both excellent....also had the specialty drink...Intercontinental ? Our waiter was very professional and helpful. Thanks Claudia. We will be back.

M
New England
58 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and our server Aciel was very efficient and nice. We also enjoyed the wonderful water view.

A
Oklahoma City
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite place to be

A
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful bay view
Fab service
Amazing local fresh seafood!

MN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambience! Highly recommend for any special occasion when visiting Monterey.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. They made my anniversary special.

D
San Francisco
158 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding seafood with great ocean view. Open kitchen provides highest assurance of care in meal preparation. BTW the bread an butter was not to be missed.

M
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I enjoyed having a chat with my friend watching beautiful ocean view. Customer service was great too. However, unfortunately food was just OK or less to me. Nice atmosphere restaurant in a beautiful hotel, so probably my expectation was too high.
I don’t think I’ll go back here for food particularly but still a beautiful restaurant with gorgeous view for gathering. There were small bread crumbs or something scattered on booth seat and I had to cleaned it up before seated. I highly recommend a staff to pay attention on the booth seat as well when clean the table. It was just crumb or something but affected my impression of the restaurant for sure.

L
Charlotte
60 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant was maybe our favorite during a weeklong trip. Delicious food and attentive service. Pretty room. Didn’t do all fives because they have this odd policy of not seating you until the exact time of your reservation, even though the table was empty. People come in without reservations and were seated right away. Just odd. I asked why but there was not a coherent explanation. However once we were seated everything was great. Highly recommend. Don’t be too early!

L
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were both amazing.

EV
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Beautiful ambience, fabulous food, and service was perfect. Party of 12 loved it and all would go there again.

TS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal for our anniversary!

F
Central Coast
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Great view. Dinner totally overpriced for size of portions and quality of food.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend out to dinner here for her 25th birthday. First off the valet parking was wonderful and free! We had a beautiful table right on the water overlooking the bay. Our servers were Salvador and Jose, they are absolutely amazing! They had picked out a special bottle of champagne and had it waiting in an ice bath for when we arrived. The food was spot on! I had the duck and she had the scallops. Both were fantastic! At the end of the night, our servers sang happy birthday in Spanish to my girlfriend, which brought her to tears! Such a wonderful experience. Highly recommended! Make sure to ask for Salvador or Jose! Thank you both for the perfect night!

GR
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy this restaurant. Our server, Claudia, recognized us and provided exceptional service.

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