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Mon, 4/23
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8:30 PM
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the C restaurant + bar

4.4
645 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Californian, American
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Hours of operation
Monday- Friday:
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
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Phone number
(831) 375-4800
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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
Chef Matt Bolton
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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.
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Private party contact
theC@pahotel.com: (831) 375-4800
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Prescott Avenue
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Parking details
Parking is Free! We validate valet and self parking parking for up to three hours.
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Entertainment
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.

Highlights:
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
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Special events & promotions
For private event inquiries please contact the management team at theC@pahotel.com
Additional
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

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Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 645 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

This was our first Anniversary Special date meal. The atmosphere was great 4 the occasion, but, we didn’t feel it was Special enough for what we expected.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food and service. I had sea bass, well prepared. Guitar player entertaining. Recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We both had a rose wine that was quite good. I had ceviche, a good portion with great fish combination including octopus. My husband had the calamari appetizer. Our server opened the umbrella for us which was needed due to my bout with skin cancer. The overall service was all right.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

There is a beautiful view of the water from all tables. The staff is friendly and helpful. Everything was great about the restaurant, just one caveat, I had an unfortunate encounter with a stone in my entree. The staff was very quick to acknowledge, replace and comp the meal. The manager was very prompt and concerned - the incident was handled professionally and quickly, and we were assured that this would be brought up to the chef.
Other than that, once it was all resolved, it was a pleasant meal. I'm confident that that incident will be resolved going forward and I would recommend the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food and service! A+!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

One of the best places on Cannery Row for excellent food and service. We've been here many times before and will come back again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had an absolutely fabulous evening and dining experience. The food was fantastic and the staff was incredible. Friendly but not intrusive. We had the ceviche and my wife had the swordfish and I had the New Zealand snapper special. Unbelievable. Delicious doesn’t do it justice. They comped us a sundae with handmade ice cream that was to die for. Fantastic live music and complimentary valet parking too! Loved it!!!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Beautiful views from the dining room. Food was good, creative, ax nd nicely presented. Not a lot of enthusiasm from staff.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Outstanding seafood dishes and desserts. Wonderful view of the bay.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was fantastic. I especially loved the abalone appetizer. I can’t say enough about it. Presentation was also wonderful. I had a New York steak for diner. It was prepared just the way that I asked for it. And I would be remiss if I did not mention desert. The Clement Sundae tasted as good as it looked. That is saying a lot.

The only negative was the table service. Plates were removed from the table very quickly. It wasn’t that they were trying to hurry us out of the restaurant, but it could have been taken like that. At times you had to protect your plate if you were almost done, but still grazing. But this was a minor problem in a otherwise great meal.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Best experience I could ask for from a restaurant for a birthday/anniversary experience. We LOVED this place, from the wine recommendation to the live music to the food (of course)

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent service and even better food. We stayed at hotel and also got discount on food. Drinks were amazing. We had great family time enjoying food in ocean front table

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The mushroom risotto was outstanding. Great texture and topped with sautéed baby spinach. A glass of Chardonnay and voila a perfect meal.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This was a most sensational dining experiences I have had in some time. In addition to the beautiful setting by the bay. The food was excellent. The best thing, however, was the service. Our sever, Aciel, was exceptionally good. He was professional, knowledgeable, and attentive. I highly recommend C for the finest of dining experiences.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The service was above and beyond most places I have dined at.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Outstanding service. Food and ambiance mediocre

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great job of accommodating vegetarians...appreciated a great chiefs veggie meal...The Burrata salad was divine...great waitstaff. Love the ice cream sundae....lovely evening

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Beautiful views, not crowded, and delicious food. For lunch the value was great, can't speak to the dinner prices.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had breakfast at the C & it was a typical hotel breakfast. The host was welcoming and the atmosphere is lovely. The view is undeniably magnificent. We had eggs, which were quite satisfactory, but nothing spectacular.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Very well done overall. Food was very good, swordfish fantastic.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Good wine selection, tasty food and exceptional service.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent food. Service was average, but would definitely come back.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The wait between our salad and main course was one hour and 15 minutes. Very slow service.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great location and ambiance. Live music on the weekend adds to the beauty of the place.
Good salads but main course dishes were a let down in terms of taste for the price being charged. Patrons at the restaurant are very courteous and welcoming.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day celebration, very noisy bar was disruptive to our dinner and couldn’t hear the lovely singer and violin due to the noise. Food lacked seasoning and no salt or pepper on the table to try to fix it. Fresh rose was lovely! Calamari appetizer was better than the entrees.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Had a great dinner in a beautiful room over looking the Bay!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great dinner and service !

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent fish, sea bass and char

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

My husband and I had dinner here for our 25th wedding anniversary. The staff was fantastic, acknowledged our special occasion and were warm and friendly. The food was superb - my husband had the scallops and i had the special, halibut. It was a perfect evening!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Had NY steak, Abalone, and some kids menu. The steak tasted great, and mushroom, potato, and bean strings (or was it asparagus? My memory is confused by other meals during the trip) that came with the steak were also fantastic. Abalone was a bit too small potion. I kind of expected that though. There was soft live music by an excellent guitarist. His play was so nice, and made our dinner even better.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Nice location, friendly and efficient wait staff. Food was just average, Sword Fish over seasoned, too salty. Steak good, but over cooked from requested preference. Appetizer was super, Calamari, coked perfectly. Great Wine list and first rate bar. Amenable decor. Valet parking. Recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Yummy cocktails with a great view, food and service! What more could you want?

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2.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Not what I expected. Felt like sitting in an ally way and the fish tacos inedible.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was good - not sensational. Black bass was excellent, but halibut (special) was disappointing. We thought the menu was too limited. The entertainment on the night of Jan 6, 2018 was fantastic, and made the evening much more enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The live music by John (guitarist looper) Sherry was exquisite. The food was all around delicious and seafood was enviro sustainable. Server Diana was perfectly attentive. We will return 🥂

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

We had an excellent time celebrating a birthday. This place is phenomenal. What a great value and superb food, service, and ambiance.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE dinner cost almost $500 for a flight of champagne tastings and fixed price dinner. Dinner was average, decent food, but not worth the price at all. Probably is a better restaurant for normal occasions, would not recommend for NYE or any other nights with a fixed price menu.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I love this restaurant. It has great views of the ocean! You can't beat the views! I will definitely come back again. We tried lunch and breakfast there. They are delicious! I particularly love the breakfast. Good price too!

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We were hoping for a little more of an upscale foodie lunch spot. Although he place was nice, clean, and updated, it lacked the little something extra we were looking for. The vibe was very much like a hotel restaurant (which it is so don't expect anything different!).

Food was decent but nothing exciting. The ceviche was fresh, steaks were slightly overcooked, and the fries/potatoes were warm at best.

Don't go with high expectations of a foodie type dining experience. It's your typical tourist hotel restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful lunch...great news, excellent menu, fantastic service. Loved the free valet parking. Great , comfortable, cosmopolitan and scenic spot in an otherwise crowded touristy area. Great service from everyone we encountered.

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