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About the C restaurant + bar
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.
Monterey, CA 93940
Seafood, Californian, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 6:30 am - 11:30 am
Lunch 11:30 am- 3:00 pm
Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday:
Breakfast 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy live music Thursday through Saturday, plus excellent happy hour specials on wine, beer and small plates. On weekend nights, black and white silent movies are projected outdoors, classic films that add to the glamorous coastal atmosphere.
Live music Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon.
Happy hour food and drink specials Sunday through Thursday 4-7pm.
Pacific View Courtyard features a protected outdoor area with two fire pits
Cutouts on boardwalk for unique views of intertidal zones
Complimentary valet parking for restaurant guests
Ocean views from every table
Parking is Free! We validate valet and self parking parking for up to three hours.
Chef Matt Bolton
Private Party Facilities:
Romantic and luxurious, our intimate private dining room, The Library, creates a special setting for oceanfront meals and celebrations, with first editions of John Steinbeck's novels enlivening the decor. Whether you're planning a milestone birthday party, anniversary dinner, graduation lunch or other special event, The Library offers one of the best private dining experiences with ocean views on the Monterey Peninsula area. Choose from our fresh menu of sustainable seafood specialties, upscale coastal cuisine and artisan cocktails, or let us create a customized selection for your party.
For larger parties we have a private dining room, The Library.
The Library can cater to a sit down dinner for up to 30 guests
and for a standing reception for up to 50 guests.
Private Party Contact:
theC@pahotel.com: (831) 375-4800
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For private event inquiries please contact the management team at theC@pahotel.com
the C restaurant + bar Ratings and Reviews
Compared to other times, service was slow and we felt a bit neglected. We were the only ones seated on the patio with the best view of Monterey Bay. The swordfish sandwich we shared was tasty but a bit skimpy on the fish. We weren’t expecting fries so ordered sautéed fingerling potatoes, so ended up with fries and the other potatoes. The margarita was quite good. We will return again.
We were here for a Thanks Giving Dinner & my parents 55th Anniversary. They had a window table waiting for us-- made reservations & asked for a special table, which they accommodated!!... wait staff was super friendly & helpful. Musical entertainment was a little loud? ... but that got better as the place filled up... food portions were generous & my rib eye was cooked to perfection. Cocktails were good & views of the Bay really nice!... most memorable moment was when they actually comped one of my parents Anniversary meals!!! Might have expected a free desert? But the went above & beyond. Not a place for a quick meal? But would definitely return & recommend!!!
A great location right on the ocean with a great menu and great service. The menu had two dishes my wife was interested in but told me, "I'd love if they could take the main course from dish A and substitute the sides from dish B." Well she asked the waitress if they could and the waitress said it wouldn't be a problem. She was very happy and my family loved everything about C.
Waiter was inattentive. My green beans were very tough. He never asked once how the food was. The waiter was very difficult to understand. He then chased us down after we left to accuse me of not signing the credit card receipt, even though he was holding the signed copy.
Love sitting by the ocean having a great lunch! The burgers were delicious and we appreciated the option of a good salad instead of fries. The citrus vinegrette was tangy and tasty without being sweet. Service was good. I did have to ask for water. We will return!
A great location and experience were brought way way down to disappointing by the pork chop that Wes served very not cooked thru, sent back, then returned(same chop) so we’ll done, it was too tough to eat.
Complaint went unresolved as there was no concession.
On another not, a $24 ChiChi was ordered with no vodka, but no change in price of drink.
The view and entertainment (acoustic guitar) were superb. But it stopped there
Wife and I were in Monterey to see the Aquarium. Read some very nice reviews re C restaurant so we made a reservation. Great location over looking the water. We arrived a little early so we had a drink in the bar. When our table was ready, we were shown to our table. Our waiter, Aciel, was very knowledgeable and gave us a few recommendations. I ended up with the Chilean Sea Bass and the wife had the Duck Breast. Both were outstanding. If we're ever back in Monterey, we will definitely return.
Nice variety on the breakfast menu, attentive but not smothering service, reasonably generous portion sizes. The kitchen accurately produced medium rare steak, medium poached eggs, attractive presentations of each of our plates. Everyone was pleased with their orders and we had a good time together - a sign that the staff did a good job all around.
Took the gf here for lunch on our drive down the Pacific Coast Highway. The Bloody Mary was amazing! We shared a Caesar salad. Very nice and fresh. I ordered the Kampachi Sashimi with radish, miso and yuzo! Light and tasty. She had the Pacifica Swordfish sandwich. Way out of her norm but pleasantly delightful. The view overlooking the bay was magnificent! The service was lacking. I think midway through our meal, there was a change in our waiter. Overall, it was a good experience!
Bonus: Since this place is at the Intercontinental Hotel. They have complimentary valet and parking for up to three hours. Just make sure the wait staff validates it when you pay.
Duck breast was very tough, did not eat much of it. Kudos to bartender - great drinks. Nice live music playing. We asked to sit by window but was told that table was reserved, yet no one sat at it while we were there. The young lady who seated us was not friendly or accommodating.
They only had one server so the actual service suffered but the server compt a desert and gave a discount. She was excellent but stretched a bit thin. Some of the support staff need more training. The place is beautiful, the food excellent. The servers assistant was also excellent
This restaurant located right on the ocean in the Clement Intercontinental on cannery Row in Monterey Ca is just beautiful with a fantastic view of the ocean! Can't be beat for view, service (the servers were just so professional and nice) , the food is very good. I highly recommend the white corn ravioli (actually the raviolis were filled with Parmesan cheese in a brown butter sauce) . The rosemary bread was fresh and excellent.
The only downside was that it is quite pricey. So be prepared but excellent place for a special occasion like an anniversary which we celebrated andcthey gave us a complimentary anniversary dessert!
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