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the C restaurant + bar is a spectacular dining location that provides a breathtaking view of Monterey Bay. The cuisine, under the direction of Executive Chef Matt Bolton, offers up sustainable seafood, blending in a variety of local produce and meats. We are proud to comply with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program and support local farms, organically-grown ingredients and sustainability. We offer vegetarian and family friendly options, including a kid's menu. Join us for Happy Hour Sundays - Thursdays 4pm-7pm, with live music on Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights (6pm-9pm) and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons (3pm-6pm).
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $75
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Validated Parking, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was AMAZING and you cant beat the view. Our waiter was very nice and helpful in suggesting items that were fabulous! We had the special of the day which was Chilean Sea Bass and it was to die for. We also had the...Ceviche which was very very good as well. We also ordered the Wedge salad but we were not impressed with it at all. It was very tiny and we prefer the traditional Blue Cheese versus what they served. Prices were very high but it was a treat for us because of a birthday. Very very expensive.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022 via mobile

We had a superb dinner at the C restaurant. The prawn and Dungeness crab with pappardelle was delicious as was the breast of duck with Brussels sprouts and mushrooms. The service was friendly and efficient and to cap it all, we saw a pod of...humpback whales in Monterey Bay from our window table.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022

We had a lovely breakfast here with outstanding service and some of the best views in Monterey. The food was great - fresh, local, and delicious. And, the service was the best we had during our trip. The restaurant atmosphere is quiet with nice decorations/design...complimented by the full windows. The view included sea otters, seals, dolphins, and a humpback whale. And, outside and below the restaurant on their deck is an easy to see tide pool with lots of wildlife.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022

Two adults, two teens. We all really enjoyed breakfast here twice during our stay. Also nice to look out onto the bay while you wait for the food. Nice atmosphere. Great, friendly service. Pricey, but it's a hotel, in a tourist area so to be...expected.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 28, 2022

My husband loved his breakfast. The sourdough bread was legitimate and that was nice. But my omelet was way overcooked and tough though the hash browns were good. Coffee was extremely strong (could tell it was the Nespresso made coffee which is not for everyone)....For me it was undrinkable. The noise of the machine was also overwhelming while trying to have a quiet breakfast.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 15, 2022 via mobile

Very nice restaurants - beautiful atmosphere right on the coastline - food tastes good but is very expensive - Nice quiet atmosphere

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2021

Great view. Seated at window. Got the Eggs Benedict (Very good); 3 danishes (good for price); breakfast sandwich (yum); pancake (yum); french toast (had cinnamon & raisins in the bread itself. Was pretty good) w/ berries on the side- super fresh. Cappuccino was tiny but...good. Halfway through meal, saw something in the corner of my eye... whales!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 15, 2021 via mobile

We reserved a table at the C for our special dinner out while on vacation. The ambiance overlooking Monterey Bay is wonderful. The food & service were even better! The solo guitar player was also really good.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 3, 2021 via mobile

We sat outside for dinner with our 3 year old. Shared the hummus plate and crab cakes to start and shared the white corn ravioli and prime NY strip. It was all amazing!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 31, 2021

Very expensive and not worth it! Food is less than basic. Did not even finish our plate. Never happens to me. Left with a bitter taste….. So desapointed. Even the singer was depressing! Intercontinental???? :-(

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed June 18, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I ate breakfast there yesterday after walking on the boardwalk just outside their windows and seeing tables filled with people. I'm so happy we decided to go in. It's a lovely setting with great views of the ocean. When I asked and...was told that the Castroville omelet was made with 4 eggs I mentioned that I have a small appetite and was accommodated by being served a 1 egg omelet. It was delicious and just the right size. My husband had the bagels and lox which was beautifully presented and also was delicious. The service was outstanding. We wholeheartedly recommend having a meal here. 👌More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 15, 2021 via mobile

Best swordfish ever. My husband and I had our 20th anniversary dinner here, and we were so glad we did. Tender tasty fried calamari and the desserts were just as good. This is one of the best restaurants I have eaten at. We will go...back as soon as possible. Not cheap, but fair for the quality of food, fantastic and attentive staff and sitting outside right by the bay was perfect. We also had them as our room service while staying at the connected hotel, numerous meals all fantastic. Easy order online and always delivered within 20-30 minutes.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

We went here for lunch with a group of friends. It was very good. It wasn’t the best but I’d try it again. I had a very good and stiff Mule. Everyone thought it was good.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

Outstanding food!!! This place is a MUST try when you're in Monterey. Hidden inside of The Clement hotel with fabulous views! Thank you for a great dining experience.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Nice ambiance, slow service, we waited 25 minutes for the appetizer calamari , food was good, pork chop tasted good a little fluffy, sea bas was excellent, pasta with shrimp was plenty for 2 persons, scallops were cooked just right. The staff was excellent. Dessert...was out of this world.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Those clothes work great. I wore jeans, a nice button up shirt and a sports jacket. Other gentleman wore polo shirts and jeans. It's pretty much what you'd expect from a California restaurant that's not too fancy but lots of... More
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Response from Brian L | Reviewed this property |
I would have to think they will be, but best to call and double check.
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Response from TheCMonterey | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out! Our Happy Hours are Sun-Thursday (inclusive) from 4pm-7pm. Our HH menu can sometimes vary. But, it's half price small plates and drinks. Things like Flatbreads and Rock Cod tacos. Our host/ess... More
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C restaurant + bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5