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1833 is located at the historic Stokes Adobe house. We have reinvented this landmark to offer modern, sophisticated yet casual American dining.
Monterey, CA 93920
Californian, Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner:Sun-Thur 6:00PM - 9:30PM Bar menu until 10:30PM
Fri & Sat 5:30pm - 10pm Bar Menu until 11:00pm
Social Hour: Sun-Fri 5:00PM-6:30PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a private lot behind our restaurant building as well as street parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Restaurant 1833 has several options for private dining and banquet parties. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Group Dining Team: (831) 643-1833
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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1833 Ratings and Reviews
This was the second time we dined at 1833. The first time it was really good. This time was one of the top 5 meals we have ever had. Perfect Sazerac & sapphire martini, crafted focaccia, perfectly-cooked new York strip, corn and chorizo risotto & brownie-pudding for desert. Doesn't get much better!! Water was cool - just enough checking in then left us alone! Perfect!!!
Great ambiance, awesome location, loved the house history and interior design. However, the food was, by far, the best part. The brussell sprouts are the most scrumptious I've tasted. The steak just melts in your mouth. Everything was more than amazing. Can't wait to go back.
Wanted to LOVE this place as it was for our anniversary and we haven't been out in over a year as a couple.
Ambiance is amazing. Sadly we weren't seated in th cool areas though- had I known, I would ask to be in the house, not in the garden room. The garden room could be any spot in any run of the mill restaurant. The other rooms are way more interesting and beautiful.
Food? Meh. Underwhelming. My risotto (again! I wanted to love it!) was soupy, the ham inside super hard and way over-parmesaned. I've made better risottos myself and I'm just an average cook.
The servers all very charming, helpful, an attentive - will try again, but maybe just appetizers and drinks in the cool bar.
The food is consistently delicious and creative, and the staff is friendly and low key. Go early - the restaurant itself is really special - interesting rooms and lots of inviting, comfortable seating for just hanging out and enjoying an expertly-made cocktail before your meal.
I decided to try 1833 one more time after walking out about a year and a half ago. At that time they had a chef that made a complete changeover. It wasn't the original restaurant that I had been to several times and loved it. When I read that another new chef had taken over, I was excited to try it out because of the ambiance of this very historied old house.
We came into an open door where the hostess was hiding, sorry, I mean sleeping. She was yawning and couldn't stop when we walked up. Your first impression is your last impression. I gave our name and asked where we would be seated. I was told that the only room open was the bottom floor, the upstairs isn't open on Thursday nights. I made mention that I clearly requested the upstairs and why wasn't I notified? All I got was a shrug of the shoulders.
We were sat in the no ambience back room; very disappointing as it was my 60th birthday. The service crew were back to wearing their black and white checkerboard shirts with bowties, how rediculous. One saving grace was the excellent service crew!
The menu was small and uneventful. We ordered and fhe food was prompt, however, very disappointing. Steak tartar was disguised by other toppings so you couldn't taste the rich beef taste. The brussel sprouts were so sweet that you didn't know what you were eating. Artichoke flatbread was excellent. Next came my Asian tri-tip. Let's just say that they could have served me teriyaki jerky and it would have been the same, heck maybe they did.
When we were ordering I asked if there were any specials not listed on the menu and was told no. We later overhead our waiter mentioning that they had braised brisket, only to find out that it mysteriously was added to the menu, what gives?
When we were asked if we wanted desert we passed, but expected something because of my birthday, nothing but an over inflated bill. Don't waste your money or time here! They believe that the ambiance will overcome the poor quality of food.
The ambiance was lovely as were the staff. We were greeted in a very welcoming way. The appetizers were amazing. The entrees were a disappointment - two were overly salted and one was just blah. Our waiter could not have been nicer and really tried to help us - that means a lot! The chef sent over a dessert which was so tasty! I would recommend this restaurant and will give it another try - it could have been an off night.
There was a charming sophisticated feel to 1833. Absolutely beautiful. Food and drinks were amazing and atmosphere could not have been better. I was only slightly disappointed with the staff. I had made my reservations for my boyfriend's birthday 3 weeks in advance and called the week before to request where I wanted to sit. I asked if it was okay to move to that patio area after dinner. They told me it would be fine, but I was uniformed that the patio area was closing to an engagement party at 7:30. So we were only able to sit out there for 30 minutes. Also, I felt that the waiter judge my request for the bar menu in the dining area which made me feel uncomfortable. At times it seemed the staff gave off a superior vibe which made me feel unwelcome too. Also the staff cared more about the private event than the rest of the customers. I understand that they paid a lot of money to rent the patio area but it is still important to entertain all guests. Even though I felt this way I would still recommend 1833 to anyone because all of the goods out weighed this negative. I am looking forward to my next visit and hope it will be a better outcome.
The food was good. Our service was a little scattered - twice food that wasn't ours was brought to the table and we had to let them know that even though we did order those dishes, they probably weren't ours because of how quickly they came out. Everyone was very nice and the inside is charming. I would recommend trying for sure!
Not the 1833 of Old. Our last visit to 1833 was about three year ago, and we had difficulty obtaining a reservation. On our recent Saturday visit the restaurant had about twenty diners and only one of the several dining areas was being used. The cocktails before dinner were quite good, wines were expensive (very few reds under $100), and the food a real disappointment. Their mushroom appetizer was excellent, entrees were OK, except for their New York which was horrible. At $55.00 a diner would expect a fantastic course. Instead the person next to me was served chunks of steak (about the size of large stew meat-a little different but acceptable), cooked as ordered but covered in the most God awful sauce imaginable. She left over half of her meat on the plate. I couldn't stand to see it go to waste, so I offered to finish it. After two bites I left the remainder. Desserts were too sweet. I was embarrassed that I recommended the restaurant to my fellow diners. All agreed they wouldn't return. There are too many very good to excellent restaurants in the Monterey/Carmel area where diners can get a much better meal and at lower prices.
Enjoyed a very good meal for my hubby's birthday. It was our first experience at 1833 and won't be our last. Our server, Al, was outstanding as was Benny the sommelier. Perfect wine recommendations and a few extra sips to entice us. The Korean tri tip and Hyderabadi curry were delicious, as was the falafel appetizer and lemon ice box pie for dessert. An excellent evening!
Pretty sad to see this restaurant going downhill since the last chef left. For the last two meals they were very disappointing. The menu was not exciting; drinks were too overpriced; food quality was declining. I went there on a Friday and lots of tables unoccupied. I don't think I will be back again.
We love this place! This time we had Happy Hour cocktails on the patio before dinner. The weather was perfect and service was great. The staff always plays along with our questions about the haunted Stokes Adobe. The menu changes daily, so the selection can be limited, but very fresh. Everything from a Ramen type dish, salmon, chicken to flatbread/taco creation was ordered at our table. After dinner, our waitress had taken the time to show us around the old Stokes Adobe and that was a really fun part of the evening as well. We come here for dinner and drinks every time we visit Monterey
Restaurant 1833 was a spectacular experience for my group visiting from Santa Cruz. We enjoyed the personal attention from kitchen staff, their insights on each menu item and a visit from the lead bartender, Josh Perry, who shared his notes on his very tasty, unique and thought-provoking cocktails. The food items were creative, presented beautifully and delectable—our hats are off to Executive Chef Mikey Adams. He's truly a culinary innovator. My friends and I will certainly be returning to 1833. —Joel Hersch
We left this place with a feeling that leadership was on vacation and the junior staff were eager to do as little as possible. I made a reservation for 2, with a request of a "Romantic table", if possible" for 7:30 p.m. We were running late so we asked to move the reservation to 8:00 p.m.which was impossible, which we understand when you are running a busy place. We arrived and the 75% of the restaurant must have been empty, only two table on the second floor and a few tables by on the first floor, 4 people sitting in the bar area. Yet our romantic table was the absolute closest table to the kitchen entrance, ensure all traffic between the kitchen and tables had to pass by our table. The chairs are way too low, or the table top to high, leaving you in a very uncomfortable angel when eating, and i am over 6 feet tall. When we left we walk the entire restaurant again, it was very empty, so we never understood why were given the worst table and could not change our time or the reservation. The food was outstanding the waitress was great however the entire experience was mediocre.
We enjoyed Social Hour at the bar, where our server was Bijan; we enjoyed the nachos and the Castroville Artichoke Frybread. Then, we had a great table in the main dining room where our server was Al. For our first course, we shared an order of the Hawaiian Bread. For our second course, we each had an order of the Halibut Tataki. For our entree course, my friend had the risotto, and I had the skirt steak flatbread. Yum! Bravo!
We had a great time at 1833. Originally we saw that they had no openings but then were able to book a table. The food is amazing—and I am thoroughly enjoying my leftovers a day later too. The servers were great and offered wonderful suggestions. The artichoke fry bread was one of our faves. And the brussels sprouts are amazing---yes, brussels sprouts!
The music was blaring so loud over our head that we could not talk. The selection was anything but romantic for a birthday.
The under-cooked pork was chewy and took 30 minutes to arrive on a bed of cold rice.
The wine was good but very expensive. Bread is extra $5 and the meals are on the high end compared to Monterey Restaurants of comparable venu, so the total result was very disappointing. It has Grasing's prices without the quality.
They push the appetizers fairly hard, which cost as much as most meals so that you will not notice the 30 to 40 minutes it takes to get the meal to you.
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