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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Group Dining Team: 831-643-1833x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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1833 Ratings and Reviews
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!!
We had high expectations for the food an ...
We had high expectations for the food and were disappointed. Aside from the chicken livers which were smooth and sweet everything else was mediocre. Service was satisfactory, but slow, because it seemed that they were short on wait staff. Go for the ambiance and the excellent cocktails.
Absolutely outstanding food and cocktail ...
Absolutely outstanding food and cocktails with very friendly service. The bar area can be a little loud, and it's not exactly cheap, but the food is divine and the menu fresh and interesting. Definitely, definitely worth a visit!
Our server, Zach, was awesome! He knew ...
Our server, Zach, was awesome! He knew all details about every dish and if he didn't know about the new wine pairing w/ the dessert, he asked the sommelier. The food was inspired and delicious. Definitely order the baby back ribs. Flavors complemented each other and deserves a 5 star rating. Can't wait to come back.
This was the perfect spot for our birthd ...
This was the perfect spot for our birthday celebration. We got there on the early side and had the place to ourselves, which almost felt like a private party. Our server, Jake, took excellent care of us, and added a lot to our enjoyment of the meal.
This place is amazing. The servers are k ...
This place is amazing. The servers are kind and helpful when making menu choices (she recomended a great drink), the atmosphere is very cozy, and the food...wow. Gotta say, I could (and did) eat every single dessert on the menu. Thank you all for an amazing experience.
The restaurant has a really cool vibe! Fun out door fire pits. A great place to gather and talk. Came for an early dinner (6:30). There was only a handful of people in the dining area. No appetizers. My husband had a glass of wine. It took forever to get our food! The food was inventive and tasty. But, portions are small. We were starving. No way we're we going to order more and wait again!!
Our entire party was disappointed. The ...
Our entire party was disappointed. The lighting for the table was so poor we needed to use the flashlights on our phones to read the menu and to see what we were eating. There was no "apple" in the apple martini and the other "plain" martinis were sweet. The rib eyes were not rib eyes at all but rather a sirloin cut. A member of our group is a cattle rancher and knows his cuts.
Historic and avant garde
1833 is possibly the coolest building you will ever eat in. It is historic and quirky and elegant and absolutely up to date all at the same time. The menu is all fresh and local, though it leans toward pork (which I don't eat, so it was a bit limited for me and my vegetarian daughter). Loved the roasted Jerusalem artichokes, and the cookie jar dessert with zillions of different cookies served in an apothecary jar--the perfect share dessert, no pile of forks required.
Excellent Service and Wonderful Food
The experience of this restaurant was spectacular. Of course we were there the evening after a holiday weekend and practically had the entire place to ourselves. The server was fantastic with a great personality. The food is unusual and quite good.
Good ambiance, poor service
The ambiance was lovely and the food fairly good, but the servers looked spread thin. Placemat dropped on the floor between courses and was never replaced (or picked up from the floor); extra place settings remained at the table; emptied wine glasses were left on the table all night; food came out very slowly and irregularly. I feel that when you're out for a special occasion, these small things do diminish what was otherwise a pleasant dining experience.
Sad to say 1833 no longer holds a specia ...
Sad to say 1833 no longer holds a special place in our hearts. Recently 1833 changed their menu and has drastically taken away many of the unique options and offerings that my wife and I had come to love. I realize restaurants change and their menu should be updated from time to time. However, 1833 really lost itself in the new menu. I took my sister to the restaurant looking forward to sharing this unique, neighborhood gem with her and we were both disappointed to say the least.
First, they did away with many of the old traditional favorites they were well known for.
Second, they cut the menu and divided it into four sections meant to be more of a "tapas" style where you choose from each section. That would be ok in most cases, but whomever is making decisions on portion sizes has done a poor job. Or perhaps the wait staff is not properly articulating how guests should be ordering. Our server told us to choose from each of the 4 groupings and literally by the time we were through the first 2 items we both felt we could have ended our meal there and been pretty satiated. Course 3 for both of us was large. My sister ordered a kale salad which came in a bowl that could have served 4 people a small side salad. I ordered a BBQ Spare Rib dish but these were not well labeled on the menu and were served wrapped in some crispy dough wrapper like a chimichanga. If I had been the waiter I would have mentioned this as the name of the dish did not clearly explain what I would be getting.
Third, the main course for both of us was the least impressive dish of them all. My sister got the market fish which was bland and the entire middle of the fish was RAW. It was only cooked on the very ends. I ordered a broccoli pesto ravioli which was also bland, dry, and was poorly presented with a tiny sliver of dried out broccoli sitting on top of each ravioli.
So, the dishes were not portioned well, the food was no where near up to par, and overall 1833 has lost its appeal for me.
Chairs at tables for two are oversized, heavy, too low to table, uncomfortable.
Rib eye steak too expensive at $42 for quality of meat. I've had much better filet elsewhere for less money.
Ice cream dessert was very small scoops mostly melted soft ice cream.
Music was too loud and must have been light rap. Probably good for young bar crowd, but not for this senior, and not complementary to dining room ambience.
Service was middling with long lag times between table visits by waiter.
Full disclosure: I am a local and a regular. We stopped by the bar, where we were served by Jelena, and the sommelier was very helpful. Then, we had a great table in the main dining room, where we were served by Tina. We shared an order of the Hawaiian bread. My friend had the baby lettuce salad, and I had the chicken liver mousse served with toasted sourdough bread topped with red onion spread (delicious and filling). For our entrees, my friend had the 1833 Burger, and I had the pork ribs wrapped in pastry and served with Vietnamese dipping sauce. For dessert, we each had an order of the Angel food cake with raspberry coulis and vanilla custard. Yum!
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