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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: Tuesday - Sunday 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Bar 5:00PM- 10:00PM
Bar: Friday & Saturday 5:00PM - 11:00pm
Social Hour:Tuesday-Friday 5:00PM - 7:00PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a private lot behind our restaurant building as well as street parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, 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
I went there with some friends for dinner to celebrate my birthday . The deviled eggs and cheddar biscuits were delish. I miss the roasted garlic potatoes on the menu from a few years ago. Those were delish. The food was good. However, one of my friends approached a staff member to let them know it was my birthday and requested something special. After time spent trying to pay the check she mentioned that the staff promised to do something special and for me and they did not honor that request. We left disappointed.
This was our second time in less than a week. We are hooked. EVERY SINGLE item we had seemed like the best tasting thing in the world until we had the next thing. Wait staff is VERY attentive and unobtrusive. Its pricey but I promise you won't care after that first bite.
The host was very nice and polite. She gave us a tour of the beautiful property and seated us in a comfy couch to have drinks before dinner. We were early for dinner and they hosted us very well. However, I can't say the same about foods and drinks. Both were bland; the drinks are watered down and the food need more flavor. I understand the half chicken is roasted chicken, but could definitely use some salt. My oven dish was chicken naan, I expected burst of spices. Barely even tasted the spice, only a faint smell of curry. We were very excited to come here, unfortunately not even the amazing decor or ambiance can bring us back.
In one word "disappointed" Husband & I celebrated 25th anniversary here 2 years ago and since we'd had a great experience the first time came back since we were visiting the area again. Bad idea. The quality has not stood the test of time. The server (I think it was his first night) didn't advise us beforehand that they were out of the dish I tried to order and also told they couldn't serve a cappuccino (but I could have an espresso????). Daughter ordered risotto which she said was bland, my salmon (2nd choice) was also bland. Boys ordered the pork which they said was ok. Best part of the night was before the meal, outside at the fire pit. One of our party ordered the flight of scotch (very generous pour) and yummy cocktails all around. I hope they get back on track, the restaurant itself is so lovely.
For $123 we were very disappointed. Our waitress was nice, the steak tartare was good, but the rest of the food was mediocre at best, especially for the price, and the menu choices were very limited. There are beautiful parts to the restaurant, but they stuck us up in a dark loft with zero ambiance. There were other beautiful dining rooms open which would have been great, but they put us in the loft even though hardly anyone else was there for diner. Sorry, would not go back nor recommend it to anyone. Plenty of other nice restaurants with MUCH better food for $123.
The bartender was AWESOME. She made me a special drink we invented on the spot. Our Server Geovani was so attentive and my date was very taken with his kindness and warm genuine smile. We started with the Steak Tartar and the 1833 take on this dish made it perhaps the best tasting thing I have ever eaten. My date had the duck and I the smoked pork. Both were world class in looks and flavor. Expertly done. This is a little Gem of a place and Monterey is better because its there.
Cinna-Jim. ( the bartender will under strand)
Weird is the best way to describe our experience... seated right next to another couple when most tables were empty... steak tartare was good, salmon entree just ok, corned beef mostly fat, tough and inedible... and ultimately deducted from our bill with the bare minimum of an apology. After our waiter admitted that another customer had recently made the same complaint we were left to wonder why no one in the kitchen had the sense to pull it from the menu. And $18 for a small potato with a tablespoon of sour cream and some bacon bits???? Good selection of CA pinots with a reasonable 200-250% markup. Lukewarm espresso/hot decaf with decadent brownie dessert. Would not return.
My wife and I were staying at the Comfort Inn for one night and wanted to find a good, but close by restaurant. What a gem we found!! Old Spanish Adobe! Very fun and unique! 2 wedding receptions were occurring at the same time in different locations. Food was wonderful. Loved the bread with artichoke and we both had salmon. Cooked perfectly. My Bedrock Zin was great!!
Very disappointed. We've been to this restaurant since it was remodeled as 1833. In the beginning, the food was good and the service a bit more formal. There were weekend specials. Coming from SF, I was looking forward to a creative menu and items to try. They have this triple baked potato on the menu. I've had twice baked potato before and thought it should be pretty good. We ordered one to share. It was dry and small and most shocking it was $18! The chairs were velvet white, but they were all dirty. Nothing special about the menu and for the price, it certainly wasn't worth it. Another example, nachos was $14 with two 12 inches long tortilla chip.
I must say I had been looking forward to coming to this restaurant after the significant hype its received over the past few years, besides having having heard about its history from my parents who went there when it was Gallitan's. Our waiter was nice and very accommodating but other than that the experience was sub par to say the least. I understand the restaurant attempts to be seasonal, but the menu was completely different than the website and my party struggled to find items that sounded at all interesting. After deciding on a few dishes to share between the table my entire party found the food to be underwhelming and quite honestly disappointingly bland, leaving me to believe that maybe the head chef wasn't there as it was a Sunday night. On top of this, the furniture was dirty and soiled making me question the cleanliness of the rest of the operation and quite honestly if the restaurant planned on staying in business . Maybe this place had an off night or was in the process of transitioning their menu but I wouldn't recommend it other than to grab a cocktail as the historic ambiance of the bar and entrance are this business's only saving grace.
Oysters: Chef didn't feel comfortable serving them
Risotto: Bland and runny
Burger: couldn't be served rare and found out later why, as the wafer thin double patties were over cooked and reminiscent of a Big Mac. Only saving grace were the fries.
Salmon: Seemed fresh but was in and of itself bland, on top of the accompanying side dish being flavorless
Strawberry Shortcake: Overly sweet
Unfortunately our first visit was not great our food and appetizer came at the same time food was Luke warm. we had two big parties seated right before us and I feel the kitchen fell a little behind so our food suffered. I would try one more time if ever back in the area to give them a second chance
Food and drink were good if not a little over priced compared to similar places. Always good when we come except for the slight surprise at the check. This time the service from hostess and later who I presume is the manager was disappointing. Had asked to be seated upstairs and was told it wasn't an option. Asked to be seat anywhere but between two noisy parties of over 10 people. Told not an option and that we were in "the quietest room." From experience, this was not true. Gave up our table to sit in the library despite rude treatment from the (presumed) manager. Luckily great waitress in the library saved the night and any chance that we come back.
We have dined at 1833 a total of 6 times now. What has kept us coming back is the atmosphere. The menu is really hit or miss. Last Friday it was a big miss. There was nothing on the menu any one of us wanted. The only item that looked good was the $65 steak - it was good, but definitely not worth the price. I had the pork which was very fatty and I ended up not eating most of it. If we go back again it would only be to have cocktails and bar food outside in their patio area. A couple of ladies at the table near us did not want anything on the menu either but they told the waiter that and then were told that there is a bar menu that would be better for them. I wish we knew that!
our family dined at 1833 on a short trip to Monterey. Restaurant is in a nice location, provide a haunting feeling if you read the hx of the house on their website so its fun. happy hours is worth and the tapas are delicious. we ordered majority of the entre items on the dinner menu for 7 people, food is mediocre, service is slow but servants are very friendly. I will recommend if you first time visiting Monterey for the experience but not for everyday dining.
It's been over a year since my wife and I dined here. They have updated the menu since and it's a delightful change. We had the chicharrones and nachos for appetizers, the chorizo risotto and the pork shoulder for entrees with the sides of mushrooms and Brussel sprouts . All delicious and great tasting flavors that complimented each other. Our server was Dominic and provided excellent service. He prepared my absinthe cocktail Russian style by our table, exquisitely. Great overall dining experience.
We've been to 1833 twice and both times had a great meal. The menu changes constantly and does not fall into what I'd call trendy (right now kale and quiona, although there may have been a touch of both on the menu). It's pretty, comfortable, reasonably quiet and has a great wine selection.
We've always loved 1833 for special occasions and have been impressed with the ambiance, food and service. Unfortunately, since our last visit, the menu has changed. Not too many options, and the items we selected just did not live up to our previous experience at this restaurant. What happened to the great menu with excellent and varied menu items?!?
Start your dining experience on the patio by a fire pit. Enjoy an adult beverage with a starter. Don't be in a hurry to get through dinner. You want to take your time and savor the taste of each dish. The menu is so very unusual, while also offerring the every day. The desserts are exquisite! From the atmosphere, ambiance, and food you will enjoy!
Incredible! As good or better than anything I've had in San Francisco. (Same prices)
Lovely setting in a large windowed 'sun' (?) room in a large house that was built in....1833.
The "Fry" bread is a fried pizza with extra special topping.
The oysters were in a lovely, lovely sauce served on iced pebbles in a cute tin tub.
The "smoked" salmon is actually lightly baked - perhaps in a smoky oven. Wonderfulwonderfulwonderful!
The Butterscotch pudding with fresh nectarines was very nice.
The Boulevardier cocktail was marvelous! The Pedroncelli Sauv. Blanc was great! The double espresso was generous!
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