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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
I hate to leave a bad review, however I must, because this dinner tonight was below average. Our server Ryan, though friendly, seemed to drop the ball on a number of occasions throughout the meal. We arrived early and were seated. We ordered our 3 courses, and then didn't see or hear from anyone for 40 minutes. I had to ask when our appetizers were coming. Apparently a large party had food going out near the same time. We received the brussels sprouts appetizer first. It was incredibly good! Best of the evening. After that, the next course arrived. Nothing spectacular, but tasty enough. Entrees arrived quite a bit later, and were not awful, but they were not what I had expected from a restaurant with a reputation like this one had online. Each entree had one great component, and a bunch of mediocre items that didn't allow the main ingredient to shine. We did not have dessert. I felt like we were simply ignored time and time again. A table of two young women sat next to us before our first food arrived, and were done eating at the same time as us (and actually cancelled an item that was taking a long time). Then a new table sat on the other side of us, and they were greeted by at least 5 employees, and given the star treatment from the moment they sat down. An owner, or a regular, perhaps. But after a meal of feeling ignored or forgotten, it was like a final slap in the face, to see that you will be properly taken care of here only if you are important enough. I worked in restaurants for over 25 years, and I always worked under the idea that EVERY table is a VIP. Every person in your station deserved to be treated like they matter. If I had been the server tonight, my table would have been looked after far better than we were. In all, we were there for 2.5 hours, and our check was over $140. I did not want to leave a good tip, but felt obliged to because they bring an iPad to the table for you to tip and sign while the server stands there.
It was great except for the people we were seated next to. This was a nice restaurant with great food and impressive cocktails. Unfortunately, we were seated next to the one couple who didn't get the memo and were there in jeans and a Wisconsin t-shirt. Really brings down the nice restaurant vibe and ambiance when not everyone gets the memo. That said - the food was incredible, the drink list was impressive, and our server could not have been more wonderful. To top it all off, the Lemon Icebox Pie was probably one of the best I've ever had!
As a local it is embarrassing to say this was my first time to partake i 1833. It was amazing!
The food was so creative and delicious. The Sommelier suggested a wonderful bottle of wine from South America. Outstanding red with a new grape I had not heard of before. The service as impeccable - great timing on everything. We shared a St. Charles Absinthe - melted the traditional way over a sugar cube. What fun - and an acquired taste for sure.
I'll be back.
What a special restaurant in the heart of Monterey! Would definitely recommend.
1. The building! It has such a rich history, with various owners (and hauntings...) which speak to the rich history of the area. Great decor and attention to detail for what you see.
2. The cocktails! These bartenders really wowed us with the cereal killer, the smokey and the bandit, and the wide variety of other specialty drinks. The bartenders we spoke with were knowledgeable, kind and excellent representations of this great restaurant.
3. The nachos! This item wasn't on the dinner menu (we later noticed it on the bar menu) and we're happy our server recommended it so enthusiastically. Really delicious/modern take on an otherwise uneventful dish. It was the best thing we ate.
1. The music - The mix sounded like we were in a Spencer's gifts or a Forever 21, not a restaurant with $60 steak entrees on the menu. Hopefully an easy fix to find something that matches the high-touch decor and settings they had obviously planned meticulously.
2. Our server - He was an over-talker who often said things that I found right on the border of offensive/in poor taste. He was really enthusiastic, really nice, but again, at this price point you'd want a "classier" experience with someone who doesn't give a negative opinion on how you like to take your drinks.
3. Credit Card Payments on a Square Reader - When the waiter brought over the square reader, he hovered over us as we selected the tip and signed. This made my partner uncomfortable. When we paid at the bar, the bartender was much better at providing the iPad, allowing us some discretion to input our tip and sign, and take it back. Maybe this experience is more linked to the server than the method of payment, but it's worth looking into if others have expressed the same issue. Also, as the Square is portable, the server shouldn't take our credit card away then return with it and the reader.
A real disappointment! We had not dined at 1833 previously and took friends from the Bay area. Disappointment from the beginning. As we walked to the front entrance, a group of people were sitting in the court yard apparently waiting to be seated. We were greeted with a number of "f bombs" as they conversed loudly amongst themselves. I can deal with that but with females in our group, we were put off greatly. The hostess seating us seemed to be straining to relax and greet us with warmth which is what I expect from a host or hostess. We were seated immediately at the time of our reservation. After being seated, we did not see a server for about 10 minutes, OK they were likely busy. We ordered appetizers including Lemon Thyme Focaccia Bread. I do not recall such small portions of any appetizer I have ever ordered. Serving size of the entrée & desserts was also unbelievably small. I do not mind paying for great meals, but this was ridiculous in terms of the size of servings and the price charged. Prices were comparable to most restaurants in Carmel, Pacific Grove, Monterey but the size of portions and the quality of the food compared to others left much to be desired. We were not impressed with the wine guy, as we called him, or the servers. Will not be returning.
The atmosphere was beautiful. That was where the charm ended. We had dirty silverware that had to be replaced. They served our appetizer in a timely fashion, but we didn't receive our drink order for 15 minutes. There was a 30 minute delay between finishing our appetizer and being served the main course. So dinner took twice as long as it should've, most of it was waiting. The food was very mediocre and portions were small. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone. The value was very poor for what you were getting. It's bad pub food dressed up to be a nice restaurant.
We went with high expectations. Hostess and waiter were pleasant Unfortunately the menu left a lot to be desired. I had gone to the restaurants web sight before booking a table and was very impressed with the menu. The menu given did not reflect their web sight offerings at all . I asked the waiter he said the menu had changed and that was an old menu on the web. The menu was dated so it may change daily. Did not find that information on the web site. We ordered a beverage and left.
There were three of us dining. Our server was somewhat condescending in attitude towards us.
When we paid the bill, the server told us when we asked that they did not give a credit card receipt, just the itemized receipt and abruptly walked away.
The manager was gracious and offered to email citing "IT difficulties". When the receipt was mailed it was for the wrong diner, so we had someone else's credit card receipt! Following that the restaurant sent us another receipt for the same person. Really not on their game!
This is mainly a fine dining restaurant, though it also has a nice bar. It seems a bit odd that there is no category for fine dining above.
I was particularly happy with the winter squash and mushroom risotto. It had a fair amount of cheese on it, so it was more substantial than it sounds.
It seems to be pricier than it used to be, though it was not cheap before. But definitely one of the best meals in Monterey. Good place for a special date or for meeting old friends that you seldom see.
First time there, based on menu and review. The prawn appetizers was very good, multi layered flavors and textures. The applewood smoked pork loin was a huge disappointment. The meat was dry and uni-flavored. The greens over powered everything else with their bitterness. The pumpkin carrot cake was great. Their only ports were tawny and the waiter offered no other possibilities for a dessert liqueur. In fact the waiter was absent most of the time. The busser was more attentive than the waiter. Good beginning and ending dishes, but not entree, nor waiter, nor price.
We wish we could have loved 1833 as we were really prepared to love it from the moment we saw the beautiful historic building and the very cool indoor/outdoor vibe. However, our service was really very bad. The server was totally inattentive - when we got his attention he was knowledgeable but he only came by occasionally (rarely, in fact) and was very slow on wine service throughout the meal. They had numerous servers and runners working, but they all seemed assiduously devoted to looking at their shoes rather than scanning the room. One problem is that there are many rooms so it is a hard place to staff, but the staff are not well trained and in fact this left us wishing they WERE better trained as we loved the space and most of the food. The dishes were a mixed bag - some interesting and some very poorly executed. But overall it's a great space and a great concept. Please hire someone to train the staff so you can be successful!
Was amazing! Good was great and the service was even better. Was there celebrating my girlfriend's birthday but once the staff found out AI was a pastry chef at a restaurant out of town they sent tons of complimentary food including a bottle of wine. Will definitely become our spot.
The food was better than average (not superb), but the service was inconsistent. I had focaccia, which was fine, and a kale salad with Manchego cheese, which was excellent. I had chocolate custard for dessert, which was above average. The service started slow, but it did improve.
Social hour was a great deal with some of their signature cocktails and appetizers at a great price. Our waiter was super attentive and friendly through out our dining experience. He made sure to give us recommendations on all food courses, super knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients. The ambience of this historic spot is awesome! I can't wait to come back and hang out in one of the other rooms like the library or the lounge area.
The setting, which was home to a governor, is quite beautiful. Service was outstanding. The flavors of the various dishes were generally complex. We were somewhat disappointed in a few aspects. Our entrees were lukewarm and served with cold plates. Servings are small. Bread, though interesting, all comes with a cost. I had read rave reviews on the short ribs, but there were only three or four 1-inch cubes on a goulash. Although warned the outside was crispy, it felt overcooked. The pork loin was disappointing. Overall, this was a fine dining experience that was expensive, but not that satisfying.
1833 was simply perfect. The food was amazingly different. The menus has options with flavor from around the world and all comes together tastefully. The cocktail and wine menu is amazing. The ambiance itself is a historic mansion in Monterey with an amazingly spooky backstory. If you want a night to remember, this is the perfect place. You'll never forget it.
We have dined at 1833 many times over the past 5 years. We loved the first few years when the food had a southern flair which seemed like a great match for the ambiance. The chef and menu changed a number of times since opening and this past time all of us were disappointed with our dinner. The menu was not balanced. Most every item was smoked or had a smoked element. The cocktails and the service were both very good.
What a change for the worse since my last visit 3 years ago: while I had previously had a fantastic meal, this dining experience left me extremely disappointed. The menu did not offer many options, our appetizer and meal was overly salted and extremely greasy. Very sad in choosing this Restaurant when so many great dining options in the the Monterey area.
We arrived at this restaurant late night to celebrate our engagement. The host was a little strict about seating us exactly at the time of our reservation (which seemed strange) but it was fine.
After this things only went up from here. Our server was incredibly friendly and full of good recommendations. I got a bourbon drink which was good. The Brussels sprouts appetizer is simply outstanding.
The meals are hearty and really great. I suggest any pizza or the Mexican chorizo clam chowder in a bread bowl. It was not too creamy, and in fact a bit spicy and full of chorizo.
The donut holes/apple fritters were perfectly fried and coated with sugar
They also provided a small scoop of ice cream with "Congrats" written in chocolate ice cream. Great attention to detail
The space had room and a nice darker rustic ambiance
Very cool spot, the bar scene was happening. The service was good. The food fell a bit short. The tartar had an overpowering amount of cheese, the artichoke dip had 4 pieces of artichoke, the fried octopus was cut too thin so it was mainly breadding tho the creamed greens were very tasty underneath and nice with the hazelnuts. Beef and pasta was tasty.
Service was warm and friendly through out the entire meal. For dessert we had a tart which was done well even if we weren't a fan of the molasses or marmite flavor. However the ice cream was very icy.
The restaurant is georgous and worth checking out, just wish the food would match our expectations.
First, my friend and I went to the bar, where we were served by the very talented bartender Bijan. Next, we sat for a while outside by the fire pits under the redwood trees. Then, we had a great seat in the main dining room, where our server was the attentive waitress Nicolle. For our first course, we shared an order of nachos. For our second course, my friend had the Kale and Manchego Salad, and I had the Castroville Artichoke Frybread. For our third course, we each had the Goulash entree. Yum! We had a delightful chat with Chef Mikey, who is very nice. Bravo!
Asked twice for a drink refill, never got it. Got conned into a bottle of water (versus tap- be careful when you ask for water). Food runner took our apps while there was still items on the service plate, and our mouths were full of food. Then we waited 20 minutes for our entree, and still no drink refill. Just get a drink at the bar, cause that's awesome.
Very nice venue and we had a private dining room which was very nice. Room was a bit too dark and had everyone reaching for their phones and flashlight apps to read the menu. Service was pretty good, a bit laggy between visits but attentive.
The food was ok, was hoping for better flavors. Parts of six. Steaks were all over cooked and pre sliced??? Who does that? Chowder and burger were very good. Pork loins were just ok - too dry.
Cocktails were excellent! Everyone loved their drinks and the wine was also very good.
I decided to come here after hearing such great reviews from my foodie friends. I brought my wife and 5 year old. I looked at the menu and everything looked amazing. I explained to our server that I was stuck on a few options, and if she could make any suggestions. She not only picked out a great wine to go with our meal, she had the chef come out to our table and explain the dishes him self! Chef had brought out some house made chorizo for my son to try, and made custom pizza for him. Chef Mikey delivered incredible hospitality and an exceptional food experience. Everything that we ordered was prepared impeccably, and we enjoyed every last bite. From the crispy octopus(my favorite) to the pumpkin cake and cappuccino; we were blown away. I can't thank all of the 1833 staff enough for such an amazing food experience. You can expect us to be back soon!
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