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the C restaurant + bar

4.3
613 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View (18)
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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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Cross street: Prescott Avenue
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Share the love on the Monterey waterfront this February!
We'll be offering a prix fixe special menu from Executive Chef Matt Bolton in addition to our normal menu. Contact us to learn more.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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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

What 613 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.3
service
4.4
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3.8
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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined a day ago

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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vipMAS7585 (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 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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Terrific (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 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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user7367053 (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 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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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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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Foodiedudu (Chicago)
4.0
Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined 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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vipYogini (New England)
5.0
Dined 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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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Prescott Avenue
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(831) 375-4800
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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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Parking details
Parking is Free! We validate valet and self parking parking for up to three hours.
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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
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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Special events & promotions
For private event inquiries please contact the management team at theC@pahotel.com