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the C restaurant + bar

623 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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 (831) 375-4800
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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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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
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Special events & promotions
For private event inquiries please contact the management team at
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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What 623 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Good wine selection, tasty food and exceptional service.

RichZ (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

2lovebirds (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great dinner and service !

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent fish, sea bass and char

vipJean (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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!

SangL (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipMAS7585 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined 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.

Friendsforever (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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 🥂

user7367053 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined 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.

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!

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.

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.

JakeJ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Elegant and great tasting, always a favorite hot spot