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
Terrible service. A bunch of kids dress ...
Terrible service. A bunch of kids dressed in tennis shoes. Our waiter (the tall one) was flat rude and condescending. Food was mediocre.
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!
Great support for gluten free food. Amaz ...
Great support for gluten free food. Amazing dessert. Great service. The food was amazing. After eating here, great food at other restaurants seemed bad. I will be back!
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.
My husband, my son and I were treated fa ...
My husband, my son and I were treated fabulously the entire evening... The staff went out of their way to meet all our needs... The food/ drinks were scrumptious, too!!!
The food here was excellent as well as t ...
The food here was excellent as well as the service. I was pleasantly surprised. Definitely coming back if I'm in town.
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.
Food was amazing and the service was ver ...
Food was amazing and the service was very good. Now a favorite of ours.
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.
One of our favorite go to spots! Great f ...
One of our favorite go to spots! Great food service and decor...have to go when in town!
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!
This restaurant was a wonderful experien ...
This restaurant was a wonderful experience! Historic building, delicious food and caring wait staff!
Good food, but quirky
Had dinner at 1833 with my wife and another couple on Saturday. The quality of the food is very good, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. But, the lighting was so poor where we were sitting (upstairs over the bar) that we could not see our menu's, and needed to use our phones to read them. In addition, the menu is very limited. They had some interesting dishes - I got the squid ink pasta - but there were actually very few entrees. In addition, the wine was excellent, but very expensive - about a 3X markup over retail. To be fair, there are several different dining rooms in the establishment, and if we had sat somewhere else with better lighting, less noise, and more comfortable seating, it might have been a different experience.
Wonderful ambience but poor food and poo ...
Wonderful ambience but poor food and poor management of the issue . Salads were good , as a main course all three of us ordered the Wagyu Sirloin, a $40 dish The sirloin was only about 6 oz. a small portion but it's OK what's NOT OK is that the meat was terribly chewy . I mean very unpleasant to eat when instead it should melt in your mouth. The waiter came to check back only ten minutes later. We pointed out how this kind of meet shouldn't even be served nevertheless if Wagyu and at this price point and we left the sirloin unfinished in the plate .We asked him to report to the chef and possibly to cook for him self some to taste. Hi came back minutes later with the chef comment that sirloin is a bit chewy by its self a a cut. No apologies from the chef. Ridiculous ! The manager never showed up. Only one portion was taken off the check. Extremely disappointing and unprofessional .
Excellent gourmet dining. Delicious fres ...
Excellent gourmet dining. Delicious fresh pea soup. Beware of pricey cocktails. Found out too late Manhattan cost $25. Very absent-minded server - should have written down our order. She did comp us the soup when appetizer was slow. Her male assistant, however, was very attentive.
Full disclosure: I am a local and a regu ...
Full disclosure: I am a local and a regular. Restaurant 1833 is in a building with a rich history and has excellent ambience, including outdoor fire pits underneath two redwood trees, a huge palm tree, and a live oak tree. I had a perfect sidecar at the bar prepared by Amy, and I also enjoyed the Social Hour tacos (one is pork, and the other is chicken mole). Then, I had a great table in the main dining room, where my server was Nicolle. For my "nibble," I had the chicken liver mousse served with granola and toasted sourdough bread topped with red onion spread (delicious and filling). For my entree, I had the swordfish with celery root (wonderful). For dessert, I had the angel food cake with vanilla custard and raspberry coulis (extremely delicious dessert). Yum! I also highly recommend the pork ribs ("nosh") wrapped in pastry and served with a Vietnamese dipping sauce. The chilled Hammersley Oysters on the half-shell topped with green tomatoes are also excellent.
We were put in a private room 👍🏽 the f ...
We were put in a private room 👍🏽 the food was delicious and beautifully presented 👍🏽 but the waiter kept forgetting about us and seemed to be in a rush when taking our orders 👎🏽 regardless, I'd definitely go back 🙂
So very disappointing! Poor service with ...
So very disappointing! Poor service with no tact whatsoever, the server kept barging in and interrupting our group's conversation instead of approaching us when there was a lull in the conversation. Whoever designed this space did a fantastic job creating a dark intimate setting, but this ambiance was just destroyed by the constant, tactless interruptions. Portions were tiny, I get the craftsmanship and attention to detail but for heaven's sake give us something to eat! Squid ink tagliatelle was so greasy it was inedible, serving staff apologized but did not offer a replacement/discount in lieu of this terrible meal. The one saving grace (aside from the fab decor) was the sommelier, he was approachable, knowledgeable and assisted in selecting the perfect bottle to accompany our meal. Such a disappointment despite the great things we heard about this place. We often visit Monterey Wine Country from AZ, and the rest of our party came from overseas. We all agreed it did not stand up to previous reviews and there won't be a 'next time'.
Great ambiance- mediocre food and service
Great for a cocktail, but don't stay for dinner! The place is beautiful, but the food is not very good and the service was extremely slow.
Full disclosure: I am a local and a regular. I had a great table in the main dining room, where my server was Lily. Jelena prepared me a perfect mojito. I enjoyed the Hawaiian bread, the chilled Hammersley oysters on the half-shell with a new garnish made with green apples, and for my entree, the 1833 Burger. For dessert, I enjoyed the Earl Grey Pot de Creme; I also got the strawberry cheesecake to go, you know, for later. Yum!
Very poor choice for a restaurant
On a Monday night this place was deserted. We were one of two tables when we arrived at 6:30. Immediately we knew that the music booming through the speakers was a problem. We asked the waiter to lower the sound. Another couple came in and they also asked them to lower the sound. This makes two out of three tables asking for a small adjustment. No change in sound the entire time we were there. My husband had the halibut and it was fine but absolutely nothing but the fish and a small amount of sauce. For $36 I would think they could have come up with a vegetable. I ordered the pizza from their "wood burning oven". Having had a wood burning oven for 15 years, I certainly do not think that my pizza was cooked at 700 degrees in a wood oven. No blister, no char, no sign of high heat and certainly no crispness. I suspect that perhaps on Mondays they do not fire up the oven but I should have been told. I showed the waiter the bottom of my very limp pizza and he had no explanation. The only good thing about this restaurant was the waiter. He was perfect other than not getting the manager to turn down the music.
Very poor experience
We were kind of rushed to go to table although we wanted to enjoy our "apéritif" in the bar area. Very dark inside and impossible to read menu without phone lights use. Unfriendly service. A lot of things from the menu not available. But that might mean that products are fresh. The espresso machine was broken. Very expensive bill and as soon as the credit card was swiped we were kind of requested to leave the restaurant. Alltogether a pretty bad experience. Went there two years ago when visiting Monterey and was pretty good then. Not a recommendation now!
Highly recommend 1833. Unique food selection, very knowledgeable bar staff, and a great old building. We opted to sit at the bar, bar we had reservation and they were ready to seat us the moment we walked in. I was very impressed with the bar staff's knowledge of mixology and technique. Love that the bartender took the time to stir my Manhattan instead of just throwing it in a shaker to bruise and dilute the premium whiskey I chose. We just wanted a light dinner, so we ordered off the starter menu. We had the corn beef meatball with potato dumplings and they were to die for. The dish was the perfect representation of a deconstructed Reuben sandwich. For dessert we had the Earle grey Panna cotta with candied kumquats and it had to be one of the best desserts ever. Prices were on the higher end, but the is a place you definitely get what you pay for. Can't wait to go back.
I had another splendid dinner at 1833. Full disclosure: I am a local and a regular. I enjoyed Social Hour at the bar, where my server was Jelena. Then, I had a great table in the main dining room, where my server was Nicolle. My favorite "nibble" on the current menu is the chicken liver mousse, which is served with toasted sourdough bread; it's outstanding. My favorite "nosh" is the corned beef meatballs. My favorite "entree" is the swordfish or big eye tuna seared rare and served with "tapioca." Another excellent entree is the 1833 burger. Recently, wood-fired pizzas have reappeared on the menu after a lengthy absence; my favorite is the "Tarte Flambee."
Fantastic food and ambience!
1833 never fails to deliver. We had a spectacular dinner to celebrate our friend's birthday and another running the Big Sur Marathon. Food, wine, service - all top notch. The tuna and sous-vide short ribs are especially recommended!
All around great
Great atmosphere and decor, excellent service, and great food - what more could you ask for?
One of Our Favorites!
My husband and I share the same birthday so when it comes to celebrating we both need to agree on a place that makes us both happy. 1833 is just the place! Great cocktails and creative delicious dishes. Happy Hour also offered seven days a week!
Everything was awsome. The beef short r ...
Everything was awsome. The beef short ribs were the best thing I ever ate...
Would give this an A ++++ but.....
The only glitch, and it was a stupid one, was that the Hostess first sat us at probably the worst table in the not busy dining room. She put us at a table for two beside a wait stand and in a traffic path for all diners to enter to be seated. We asked for a different table, any other table, and she did put us at a really nice one, almost a booth. As it happened later, a large table of celebratory men were seated across from our original table. Had we remained there, our evening would have been ruined. It is still a question as to why we were originally seated there in the first place. The dining room was almost empty when we arrived, and we did have a reservation. In any event all else was faultless and fabulous.
Not happy about the change
We have loved 1833 in the past, particularly the wonderful cheddar-bacon biscuits and an interesting menu. The biscuits are gone and we weren't inspired by the menu. We do understand and respect the right of a new chef to make changes and put his stamp on things, but we liked the previous menu better. We'll probably continue to go to 1833 for drinks.
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