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.

750 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Californian

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

Cross Street:
Prescott Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 375-4800

Website:
http://www.thecrestaurant-monterey.com/

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 through Saturday
Black and white silent classic films projected outdoors Friday and Saturday nights (weather permitting)
Happy hour food and drink specials Sunday through Thursday 4-7pm.
Pacific View Courtyard features a protected outdoor area with two fire pits
C-side patio for cocktails and small plates , featuring fire table and movie viewing
Cutouts on boardwalk for unique views of intertidal zones
Complimentary valet parking for restaurant guests
Ocean views from every table

Parking Details:
Parking is Free! We validate valet and self parking parking for up to three hours.

Executive Chef:
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:
Contact Katie Hoenes at KHoenes@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

Special Events & Promotions:
For private event inquiries please contact Katie Hoenes at KHoenes@pahotel.com

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Details
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

the C restaurant + bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

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Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (23)
Scenic View (19)
Good for a Date (13)
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Romantic (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic place on the water. Outstanding food and service - they really went above and beyond to make us extra happy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Healthy, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our anniversary dinner was amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The setting was lovely, the violin entertainment very nice, the food tasty, and the service by Diane and the staff was outstanding. A very nice treat for my friend's 70th birthday celebration!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We paid far too much for what we got. Atmosphere was much too hotel.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Expected better

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our waiter, Aciel, was so excellent—he even stands out among the top-notch service staff at The C. We dine here a lot—and will continue.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We had un terrasse lunch looking at the seq. It was expensive burgers, good but still just burgers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great spot, right on the water and food was excellent. quality is great and service was awesome

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Really nice table next to the window with fantastic ocean view... nice food ... service was standard.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was great, but our server had no personality, barely talked it was a strange experience. However, the food was very good, the musician playing live music was great and the view was amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Beautiful views, quick-friendly service, food fresh and well prepared

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Consistently great service and very good food make this a must-stop for us when we're in Monterey. Beautiful views right on the bay. Interesting menu.

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The mushroom Rossetti was wow and so was the fish sandwich. Forget the "chain" places go here!!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Lovely location with good food but the service and attention to detail were what made this stand out. We even had a dog with us (we checked - they are pet friendly outside) and they just could not have made us more comfortable.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with excellent, friendly & professional staff! Food was delicious & fresh! Would come back again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Ate outside on Saturday for lunch . Enjoyed the jazz violinist and great food and service !

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Vegan
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Music (violinist/singer) monotonous. View excellent. My sole was very good. Wife's pork chop was overdone & tough to cut. Wines by glass interesting direct from barrel vs bottled.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We visit Monterey every two years or so. Going forward we will have all of our meals in the C Restaurant. Love the food, the view and the service. Best Bloody Mary ever

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent Bloody Mary's, food service and view. We stayed at the hotel and the C Restaurant was convenient. After having the morning experience we would definitely visit again regardless of staying overnight.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Really enjoyed the views and ambience. Quiet and lovely time on our anniversary. Thx!!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Organic, Healthy, Waterfront
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 29, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very classy, but still friendly. Great food and service. Enjoyed our evening very much.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Dinner way over priced. Waitress was outstanding Location was great. View was great. Ombience was good

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We were sat in the back of restaurant around corner and felt ignored. Prices were way too high for such a mediocre experience and food. Would never recommend or return.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent food and service. Thomas was the manager that evening and I've never seen an MOD work the floor with his team better. Try the Day Boat scallops. The biggest I've ever seen. Dessert is a must. Save room.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Food was fine. Service friendly but too slow. Air conditioning too cold.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was amazing. Coupled with the view, it's tough to beat.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation, byt were promootly seated. However, we were disappointed in the lack of attention in the service and quality of food. We had to ask for everything. The bus person brought 4 plates for us when he brought bread; there were 5 of us. Three of us ordered the cioppino; the crab, what little there was of it, was cooked down so much we could hardly find any! Very disappojnting for the reviews I had read before going. We had a better meal at the restaurant in the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 9, 2017

This was good but nothing special. I should have realized it was a hotel restaurant in a touristy area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a fabulous lunch in a beautiful restaurant with a world class view of Monterey Bay. It's fantastic. Our server made a mistake with our order and offered the steak sandwich that was prepared instead of the swordfish that ordered for free. Natalie graciously accepted and was not disappointed. Thanks for a lovely time and a wonderful experience. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Resturant has an amazing view and great atmosphere. Will come again

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Possibly the best scallops I have ever had (dining in all major cities in the world).

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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