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 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
We arrived a little early, so we sat at ...
We arrived a little early, so we sat at the bar and were served by Bijan. Then, we had a great table in the main dining room, where our server was Lily. There were several new items on the menu. For our first course, we shared an order of the Hawaiian bread. For our second course, my friend had the kale salad, and I had the arancini. For our third course, we shared an order of the chicken rillettes. For our entrees, my friend had the smoked salmon, and I had the Korean-style ribeye. Yum!
We loved the atmosphere and the service ...
We loved the atmosphere and the service was great. The food was good but it was a bit of a strange menu. Every dish had at least 1-2 ingredients in the description that we had no idea what it was. Im quite sure that most people would be in the same situation. The waiter told us they had a new chef who had been there just a month. I'm wondering if it is a completely new menu from the prior chef.
We must have gone on a bad night. The se ...
We must have gone on a bad night. The service was TERRIBLE. there was a 12 minute gap between the serving of the first entree and the last. They did comp the last entree. I will give it one more chance with low expectations.
When we walked in the hostess was very f ...
When we walked in the hostess was very friendly and gave us a background story on the restaurant while walking us to our table. Our server Jake was awesome! Very attentive and knowledgeable. He made great food and drink recommendations and was a pleasure. He suggested I try the negroni with banana in it, delicious! Would definitely come back here and it's a really cool place for a drink downstairs too
Need to rethink the chef food was under ...
Need to rethink the chef food was under cooked or over cooked. We returned on dish they took off the bill. They would would not let us return the others, telling us the black eyed peas were supposed to be hard. Don't go unless you just want to drink
We had great service and the food and be ...
We had great service and the food and beverages were excellent. The servings were small for my mate. He's a tall guy with a big appetite. (Offer larger serving sizes for a bit more?) The music was loud for my taste. It would be nice to have one area of the restaurant that is quieter for conversation. All in all, it was a fine experience. We like Iris our waitress.
I was not happy that the hostess called ...
I was not happy that the hostess called to confirm the reservation earlier in the day and promised we were being seated in the governors room but arrived and was told it was not open during the week. I was not informed until I asked why we were being seated downstairs up against a wall. We were celebrating our anniversary and it wasn't where I would like to be seated. The hostess talked to me like a child when I asked why someone would call to confirm a reservation and promise something that wasn't and couldn't be delivered.
Sadly this restaurant had a recent chef ...
Sadly this restaurant had a recent chef change. We ate here over 2 months ago and it was excellent. Menu was larger, varied, fair portions, absolutely excellent service (celebrating bday - sparklers on dessert), great drink menu. Came back to celebrate another bday and ordered similar items as last time. This time started with rude hostess. No line but we were dismissed and not greeted in friendly manner. Service was over 2 hours with half empty restaurant (late evening reservation). Food never delivered to table of 3 all at once. One person always had to wait over 5 minutes for their dish (occurred during all 3 courses). Portions super small (flat bread has shrunk in size and crust has changed, flat iron steak had only 3 small chunks for $30, $18.33 for hamburger that was nothing special-super small, cookie jar dessert had very few cookies and all the good varieties eliminated!!!). Super dark restaurant so need phone flashlight to read. Most disappointing is drink menu no longer has some of the famous drinks available! Super disappointed and will not return.
Overall we had a pleasant experience, bu ...
Overall we had a pleasant experience, but the lighting at our table was so dim that neither could read the menu without assistance, nor see the delicious food that was served. I also felt that the menu size had reduced selections. As I've dined here before, I expected a little more for the special occasion that we were celebrating.
We had a fantastic dinner with a sommeli ...
We had a fantastic dinner with a sommelier-recommended wine in a historic old home. Our server, Ryan, gave us a special ghost tour and we delighted in the outdoor patio. Only negatives were some-what small portions and very loud room.
We had a great table in the main dining ...
We had a great table in the main dining room, and we shared an order of the Hawaiian bread. For our next course, my friend had a salad with bacon in it, and I had the chicken liver mousse with crostini topped with red onion spread. Then, we each had the Tri-Tip entree with collard greens and squash. Yum! Bartenders Bijan and Josh made great cocktails. Bravo!
We arrived a little early for our reserv ...
We arrived a little early for our reservation. Instead of being seated right away we decided to have a drink outside by the fire pits. It was a great way to start the evening. Our server was Lily. She was friendly and very welcoming. She made us feel at home. She offered great suggestions for our meal and always came to our table with a smile. They have great wine list but I was unfamiliar with most of the wineries. They have a sommelier who was very knowledgeable and gave a great recommendation. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
Food and service were excellent. However ...
Food and service were excellent. However, the experience was ruined by the blaring music. We were seated at what the waitress said was the "quietest" table in the restaurant, but the decible level was so crushing we could not have a conversation. Unless and until the loud "music" is turned off or way down, this is definitely not a place to dine.
Loved 1833. Very well put together in ev ...
Loved 1833. Very well put together in every way.
Great food, fantastic ambience, loved the wait staff uniforms! The whole experience was wonderful. We loved all the different dining room options throughout the place.
Only one (very) minor thing is that they didn't mention on the menu that one of the items we ordered contained cheese. Bit of a problem for a dairy allergy. I felt that they could have gone into more details with explaining some of their items a little better. The wine pours seemed a little on the moderate side also. However, we had a blast and will definitely be back it was fantastic!
I love 1833 "normally". We were going t ...
I love 1833 "normally". We were going to the Art Garfunkel show. We let our server know this at the beginning. She was very kind (I don't remember her name), but she was extremely slow. She was kind enough to let my friend try 2 sips of different wines to decide on the wine. It took over an hour to get our first course which was salads. My salad was so salty I had to send it back. She did remove it from the bill. My girlfriends was fine. The main course barely came in time for us to rush through it and get to the show. We had to hunt down our waitress to get our check. The food here is usually very special, but nothing felt that way this night. On our way out they told us to come back in 2 weeks to enjoy the new chef's dishes as if they were in-between chefs. Since it was almost empty on a Thursday night with 2 shows in town I am not sure the word isn't already out. I hope the new chef can stir up some of the old vibe, and great culinary experience.
Our dinner at 1833 was filled with good ...
Our dinner at 1833 was filled with good food and great service. Our server, Nicole, was so friendly and attentive. We were so happy and thankful that we could end our memorable day (we got engaged right before dinner!) with this wonderful meal! Thank you!
A great Resturant in Old Monterey. We ca ...
A great Resturant in Old Monterey. We came here because of a previous visit and were surprised by the changed menu. We had the Brussels Sprouts (you must try these), Bib Salad, Focaccia pizza, and Salmon. Everything was very good. Very friendly helpful staff. We will come back because of the great atmosphere but we're not thrilled with the new menu.
We had not been since the change of the ...
We had not been since the change of the chef! Somewhat disappointed that the menu has changed. But we did not have a bad meal just wasn't as good as before. The Corn soup was delicious, the artichoke dip could have been a touch more flavor and the flat iron steak was prepared perfect.
At first, staff seemed to be distracted ...
At first, staff seemed to be distracted and the host was a little abrupt -- they were prepping for a private event. Once we were at the table, I thought the service was very good. The setting and the space itself is gorgeous and feels very special. Lovely drinks.
The food was good if heavier than I thought it would be. Partly ordering badly? --Bread featured far too heavily on the appetizers we ordered. The spare ribs were very tasty. The artichoke dip was a bit disappointing tbh- it is more cheese and green chiles than artichokes (which are crispy and sit on top of the dip). Considering you're in the heart of artichoke country and most (and far less expensive) restaurants serve some kind of killer artichoke starter, it seemed like a bit of a missed opportunity. The corn soup was delicious and so was the kale salad with smoked shaved egg. Heard good things about the 18.33 burger too. My steak was decidedly rare instead of the medium rare I asked for. On the whole I would say that the food is missing some complexity of flavour and lightness. Also, when eating somewhere nice, the last thing you want is for the kitchen to be sending out courses without a proper amount of time in between. I know american service is fast, but really, I don't want to feel rushed. On the whole - can't help but think the food is slightly overrated, but the ambiance, service and drinks are truly special and for those, I would definitely go again.
excellent. from pre dinner cocktail with ...
excellent. from pre dinner cocktail with local spirits from Santa Cruz, through the whole dinner, food was excellent, noise level was not overbearing, and great background music. the building it is in is really great as well.
I would definitely recommend 1833 . The ...
I would definitely recommend 1833 . The experience was so special . The food was amazing fresh on point. The drunks were good too. Each room at the restaurant is designed differently . The atmosphere is so cozy we loved it
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.
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