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Restaurant 1833

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500 Hartnell St, Monterey, CA 93940-2802 (Polk Street)
831-643-1833
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Today
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unusual and worth visiting.

The menu was rather quirky with unusual flavour combinations. We were pleasantly surprised with our food - delicious, attractive and "European" proportions, A fun evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Colin E
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Warwick, England
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English first
Monterey, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The music is very loud and overbearing, a complete antithesis to the facility. I would say it is intended to please the wait staff and bar staff. When the manager was asked if there is a quieter part of the restaurant the answer was, "No, this is our ambience. You need to go elsewhere if you want a quieter place."... More 

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Cupertino, California
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108 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We have been to some amazing restaurants in the world; but, 1833 is not one of those who warrant a rating higher than a two star. The building is an amazing historic adobe, grounds are pretty nice as you approach and then you walk into an all but black interior with some color accent here and there. We were seated... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

All encompassing dining experience as the decor, layout, and food are all top quality. A very memorable meal and experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Restaurant 1833 is off the beaten path from the rest of the seafood/chowder/steak places that Monterey has to offer. We found this place by asking some locals for a non-touristy recommendation and we're glad we stumbled upon it. If you're a foodie and into craft cocktails, this is your place. The atmosphere is also very neat considering that the building... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food was excellent, but the service was awkward. We made reservations to go to Restaurant 1833 for my 30th birthday. When we arrived, the hostess was very cold and it instantly made us a bit uncomfortable. When she took us to our table, seeing that it was very dark and in an awkward corner, we asked if we could... More 

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Warwick, England
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The menu was rather quirky with unusual flavour combinations. We were pleasantly surprised with our food - delicious, attractive and "European" proportions, A fun evening.

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Wondeful place with great food. Service was a bit off, as others mentioned. But besides that, the place has many private nooks, cozy atmosphere and worth checking out.

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Monterey, California
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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went this past Friday expecting a quality dining experience with Jason Franey's new menu....and were not disappointed. We've been going to 'Stokes Adobe' since 1968 in all its past lives....The building dates to 1833---hence the current name. I'll get the negatives out of the way----the music should NEVER EVER be louder than the conversations going on...even after asking for... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had dined at 1833 several times before, and it was one of our favorite Monterey restaurants – so we were excited to try the new menu and went for dinner about a week after they introduced the changes. Bottom line: while our meal was good, there was nothing we found amazing about it, and in fact, we probably preferred... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had been to 1833 a couple of years ago and had a fairly good experience, but had heard they had a new chef and wanted to see if it had improved. The atmosphere/location is very quaint and inviting so that helps contribute to the overall experience, however, it was still disappointing. First, the menu on-line is not the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Hartnell St, Monterey, CA 93940-2802
    (Polk Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-643-1833

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?