1833 is located at the historic Stokes Adobe house. We have reinvented this landmark to offer modern, sophisticated yet casual American dining.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Group Dining Team: 831-643-1833x
Banquet, 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
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1833 Ratings and Reviews
This is a difficult place to review. It ...
This is a difficult place to review. It is, first, a very pleasant location, with outstanding spaces and a very good staff. The food quality is extremely high, obviously well sourced. Finally, the inventiveness of the chef is obvious. But, there was the rub for me. The food just did not work to us. The first dish, was labelled roasted sunchokes with sabayon ... Well, it was roasted brussel sprouts, with the sunchokes in the sabayon, although there was no taste of them over the heavy citrus of the sabayon and the sprouts were very under cooked. The roast chicken over polenta was similarly odd. A perfectly roasted quarter of great chicken but really over creamed corn, not polenta (disclosure: I hate creamed corn). And, the chicken was perfectly roasted but oddly without any seasoning. Finally, the short ribs with fish sauce. A flavor disaster to us. Could barely taste the short rib flavor because of the deep frying and the fish sauce was inedible with the ribs.
Its clear a lot of thought, inventiveness and effort goes into the menu and perhaps others would love what we did not. The flavors just did not meld or match the menu description for us.
What a wonderful find! My husband and I ...
What a wonderful find! My husband and I were in Monterey for the Concours weekend and searched OpenTable for a nice dinner our first evening. A real gem!! The food was outstanding and we had excellent service from Jake and the whole team in the Governor's Room. It is a lovely, historic setting. Every detail was attended to. Can't recommend it highly enough.
We tried several dishes. Some where very ...
We tried several dishes. Some where very good while some like the BBQ inside out ribs were mostly hype. Might go back but it wouldn't be high on my list. I hate the way they present your bill on an iPad with the waiter hovering over your table while you figure out the tip. I wish restaurants in the US would just pay their waitstaff and not depend on their patrons for their livelihood.
We love this place, guajillo ribs, chick ...
We love this place, guajillo ribs, chicken liver moose, kale salad, black ink tagliatelle with squid to name a few of our favorite dishes. The desserts are delicious as well, olive oil cake and chocolate cake both amazing. The drinks are interesting and awesome too. El puente is not to be missed. We will go back
Seems that things have changed from last ...
Seems that things have changed from last time, Probably two years. I thought it was expensive but worth the value. Now not so much. Prices are reasonable but the food was just all right. Would not look forward to another meal.
The restaurant states opening at 5:30 pm ...
The restaurant states opening at 5:30 pm. We had a 6:00 reservation, arrived 10 minutes early but could not be seated. Apparently they don't sit people until 6:00 - as we were the first ones to be seated. They made you wait in the bar area until 6:00. Should have just posted a 6:00 opening.
Also, the restaurant is dimly lit. Very hard to read the menu but also see what you're eating. They had no option when asked if the lights could be stronger. Might have been the ambiance they want to present.
Other than that, food and service were very good.
The entire experience was superb. The re ...
The entire experience was superb. The restaurant has several different dining rooms, which are all different and give the place a cozy, intimate feeling. The décor was fabulous, I could have sat on those chairs all night, and the tables were plenty big enough to fit all the glasses and plates on (a personal annoyance). The wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable about the food and the house itself, our water glass was always full however this was done without any interruption at all. The food itself was wonderful, some great flavors served together, presented beautifully at a very reasonable price.
Without doubt, one of the best restaurants we've ever eaten at. Can't wait to return.
I really wanted to like this place... un ...
I really wanted to like this place... unfortunately, I wasn't really impressed with my overall dining experience. I was here with my significant other for an anniversary trip, and we were really looking forward to a wonderful romantic dining experience. The decoration was tastefully done, and the bar atmosphere was great! We were greeted promptly by our waiter, and he started out as very attentive with drink and food orders. The coconut milk punch and el puente were very very well done! They were both refreshing and not too sweet! We ordered oysters on the half shell to share, corn soup, kale salad, pork shops, and short ribs. The flavors put together by the chef was very adventurous (in a good way), and I thoroughly enjoyed all of my dishes. My significant other did not have great luck with his food, unfortunately... There were pieces of rocks/pebble found in his salad and crunchy sand on the glazed carrots accompanying his pork chops! We asked the waiter to take his salad away, and he mentioned that the salad will be taken off of our bill (very nice of him). However, after the rock incident, he didn't really stop by to ask if we were doing okay... my fiancee's wine glass sat empty half way through his meal, and nobody inquired regarding a second glass! When our bill came... the salad was still on there! We had to ask our waiter to take the item off. After all of the above, I was disappointed in my dining experience, which was unfortunate, because I've heard such good things about this place.
Great location for special occasions and ...
Great location for special occasions and we were celebrating! Food options were extensive and allowed for food-envy at every course with local St Lucia Highlands wine. Oysters, Beef short ribs, & Chocolate desert were the picks of the evening. Everyone chose their favorite absinthe for a russian-style end to the evening!
Wine list was minimal with few choices i ...
Wine list was minimal with few choices in each category and only high priced wines.
Our cocktail waitress outdoors was great and enjoyed the outdoor space but would liked some nice music to cover up the traffic noise , while inside music was not relaxing during the meal.
Service was good .
Food was just okay , but liked the historic setting.
Cocktails and food. Two things 1833 does ...
Cocktails and food. Two things 1833 does well every time. This is not a daily eatery, but for special occasions or dates the mood, service and product is top notch. To top it off the service knowledgeable and attentive.
We were so disappointed in the Service a ...
We were so disappointed in the Service and weird vibe. Great Venue. The outside seating looked amazing, even though we sat inside. We had to ask to order drinks several times, before our order was actually taken. The table next to us, had 3 servers at different times, while other tables were begging for attention. Our waitress just seemed "off" . One of our guests was asked to push in her chair to an uncomfortable position, while the table behind had a ton of space.
Just a weird vibe all around.... Food was amazing! So strange. It was like the back of the house had it all figured out, front - not so much.
Restaurant housed in old adobe structure ...
Restaurant housed in old adobe structure with lovely surrounding gardens for outdoor dining options. Interior has variously sized rooms and quite formal atmosphere. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Would definitely go back again!
Full disclosure: I am a local and a regu ...
Full disclosure: I am a local and a regular. Restaurant 1833 has a remarkable ambiance, with two large redwood trees in the front yard, as well as a large live oak tree and a large palm tree, with fire pits underneath. The building has many rooms, including a fireplace area with red velvet couch. The fireplace is a welcoming feature on the coast of California in the summer, where it can get foggy. We had a great table in the main dining room, where our server was Lily. We shared an order of the Hawaiian bread. Bartender Amy prepared me a perfect sidecar, and a lemonade for my friend. For our appetizers, I had the BBQ pork ribs wrapped in pastry and served with Vietnamese dipping sauce, while my friend had the baby lettuce salad. For our entrees, my friend had the ricotta ravioli with heirloom tomatoes, fennel, and basil, while I had the 1833 Burger. For our desserts, my friend had the olive oil cake topped with sliced strawberries, while I had the lavender pot de creme. Yum!
Interesting history at this place. Nothi ...
Interesting history at this place. Nothing like any place I've seen before in terms of ambiance and decor. Unfortunately, other than the flatbread, our food did not live up to our expectations for such a place. Disappointing.
Full disclosure: I am a local and a regu ...
Full disclosure: I am a local and a regular. Restaurant 1833 has a remarkable ambiance and is located in a historic building. I had a great table in the main dining room, where my server was Tina. Bartender Rose prepared me a perfect mojito. For my appetizer, I had the chicken liver mousse served with crostini topped with red onion spread (delicious and filling). For my entree, I had the ravioli with heirloom tomatoes, fennel, and basil. For dessert, I had the olive oil cake topped with sliced strawberries. Yum!
We ended up sitting at the bar. I have b ...
We ended up sitting at the bar. I have been in the industry for 15+ years and enjoy the action of the bar over sitting at a table. They were very accommodating!!! The bartenders were killing it with great smiles, laughter, engaging conversation and obviously the cocktails. 1833 has the best cocktails in Monterey hands down! Great attention to detail and flavor innovation. The food though needs some work. While the smoked pork and greens salad was delicious, the rest of our dishes lacked balance. This restaurant used to be amazing for dinner, now I just come for drinks and a snack here and there. Thanks to the Estonian female bartender, I didn't catch her name. She was incredible and accommodating. I asked her for a classic cocktail that she didn't know and had never made. She looked it up and executed to perfection!
Terrible, inattentive service. Music was ...
Terrible, inattentive service. Music was extremely loud and the food was less than stellar. More disappointed in the lack of attention paid to our table than the mediocre dinner. The menu and the wait staff did not adequately depict the food served. The ravioli was the worst dish I have ever eaten at a restaurant; raw broccoli and pesto are terrible flavor combinations.
We were seated in what basically was a p ...
We were seated in what basically was a passageway, next to the stairs, that led to the more desirable rooms to eat; we were next to a workstation. My companion's pork entree was undercooked; the server apologized and took it back. Someone who we assume was in management came to our table to apologize, and said the pork ($30) would be removed from the bill. It was not. My entree, a pesto ravioli, was basically an appetizer portion and was swimming in pesto. For the price, this dining experience was a MAJOR disappointment.
What a surprisingly perfect evening. Ama ...
What a surprisingly perfect evening. Amazing environment/ambience. Starting with brilliant cocktails in the library. Food was creative and delicious. Service was attentive. When something went wrong with our order, the staff went out of their way to make it right. Will return the next time we visit Monterey!
I thought the food was fabulous and the ...
I thought the food was fabulous and the waitstaff was very nice BUT the service was very slow and inconsistent. You really need to hire more people to work the floor on a busy night- we had several waiters bringing us food-- mistakes were made (wrong dish brought to table)
but I would go back because the salmon was wonderful--
if you are looking for a unique, fine di ...
if you are looking for a unique, fine dining experience, with an excellent wine list and top of the line prepared dishes, this is your place. The "dining room" consists of various rooms from an old house in Downtown Monterey. The rooms are big enough to not feel crowded but secluded from each other to give your dining experience an intimate feel. Most of the menu is designed as small plates for sharing, and they are tasty well crafted dishes. The wine list is extensive enough for any wine fan (snob) but not overbearing to the point of feeling like you are reading Shakespeare's Anthology.
My biggest knock on 1833 is not the ambience, decor, food or quality of the service; it is with the timing of the service. I'm not sure if they are purposely told to leave guests alone or if they have more tables than usual to manage, but you should plan on a 2 hour dinner with (seemingly) no rhyme or reason as to when your food/drinks will come out. The individual server, in the times I have been there, has always been attentive and charming and very well learned on the menu, but the food runners tend to be the opposite, ghosts floating through room-and not in the cool way. For a place that is a step above the rest, both with quality and price of food, I would like to see more attention paid to the overall quest experience.
In all, it is a fabulous restaurant and a gem of downtown Monterey.
I didn't know what to expect coming in, ...
I didn't know what to expect coming in, but the concept of this restaurant is incredible. From the bar to the various rooms for dining, the atmosphere was fantastic. Food was great, as well. Especially the "Everything Hawaiin Rolls" and the Roasted Sunchokes...truly a great experience, we'll never forget!
Quite honestly we were appalled by the t ...
Quite honestly we were appalled by the time we got to sit down at the second table. The first was in the hallway completely fill the traffic and we requested that we move. They did abide by our request however entering the restaurant we should've known that the light-colored carpet and stairs were just completely stained with food. Not only that the chair is in which we sat were a white Lynn that were completely stained and we had to sit on the stains. Really a bad feelin. The meals working lately overpriced, who pays $18 for a basic hamburger. I would never recommend this place. I read reviews and felt that it was close to our B&B and thought it would be a good walk for us in order to stay the driving we had all day. If you're reading this trust me don't go!!
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