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The Club Room

2 Portola Plz, Monterey, CA 93940-2419
+1 831-649-2698
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Portola Plz, Monterey, CA 93940-2419
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

Our first night in town we wanted to "eat in" and not get the car back from valet parking so we went to Jacks. It exceeded all our expectations. Nice atmosphere, great service, great food good prices. What is not to like?????

1  Thank Charles R
Reviewed January 10, 2017

I had picked this place after researching places to eat while we were in Monterey. Of course, the bottomless mimosas helped with that decision. :) The food was excellent and fresh. We didn't have anything that was disappointing. We even wished we had gone there...More

Thank ArkansasTraveller55
Reviewed January 4, 2017

we were staying at the portola and were happy. cannot say the same for jack's restaurant. the faciliity is undergoing a major remodel. the original Jack's bar is gone and they are trying to make do with using the buffet line in the restaurant for...More

Thank kellyandjudy
PortolaHotelSpa, Manager at The Club Room, responded to this review

Hi kellyandjudy, Thank you for taking the time to post a Jacks Restaurant & Lounge review on TripAdvisor. We were disappointed to hear that we didn't not meet your expectations during your recent dining experience. We appreciate your feedback and we do our best to...More

Reviewed December 15, 2016

The hotel in which the restaurant is located is undergoing renovation, and it's kind of hard to figure out how to get in. The restaurant, which is very good (and of course the staff), is hurting. With the $69 Travelzoo coupon (3-course dinner for two,...More

1  Thank Andrew A
PortolaHotelSpa, Manager at The Club Room, responded to this review

Hi Andrew A, Thank you for joining us in Jacks Restaurant & Lounge for dinner and writing your experience on TripAdvisor. We were delighted to hear you thought the deal was a bargain and we hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back to...More

Reviewed December 6, 2016

Our buffet breakfast was included with our stay at the Portola Hotel...but it was GREAT! It had what I would consider a typical buffet, scrambled eggs, sausage (chicken apple and pork), potatoes, fruit, yogart, and a fresh cooked egg station (for omeletts or fried eggs)....More

Thank Chaynes1105
PortolaHotelSpa, Manager at The Club Room, responded to this review

Hi Chaynes1105, We were delighted to hear you experienced the Portola Hotel & Spa Breakfast for Two package and thank you for sharing your time in Jacks Restaurant & Lounge on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you and your wife back soon! Sincerely, Jacks...More

Reviewed December 5, 2016

We ate here only for buffet breakfast in the morning but we enjoyed it. Nice selection of pastries, eggs, pancakes, sausage and bacon. They make omelettes to order. Excellent Peet's coffee and good OJ an other juices.More

Thank RonLykins
PortolaHotelSpa, Manager at The Club Room, responded to this review

Hi RonLykins, Thank you for joining us in Jacks Restaurant & Lounge for breakfast and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We were delighted to hear you enjoyed the buffet and we hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back for breakfast or dinner in...More

Reviewed November 27, 2016

On the recommendation of a local blogger and after seeing the reviews here, I booked our family Thanksgiving dinner at Jack's. We dressed up, looking forward to an elegant meal at $60+ per person. When we arrived, the restaurant was dark and we were escorted...More

Thank Kristin C
Reviewed November 8, 2016

At this time, the construction is an obstacle, use the hotel parking structure if you can. Make reservations and be prepared for great service and wonderful food! Get a booth, so comfortable as you stretch out between courses. My seafood dish was very good, my...More

1  Thank frantic2
Reviewed November 4, 2016

We went for an early dinner (5:30) and the room was basically empty. It was difficult to find the restaurant at first even though our GPS said we had "arrived". We saw the sign for the Portola Hotel & Spa, but couldn't find the way...More

Thank Anne N
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Hubby and I were very pleased with dining for the first time at Jack's. Nice comfy roomy booths and tables are spread out as dining room is massive with floor to ceiling dark wood paneling, no windows. We were dining at 7 p.m., only 2...More

Thank Roberta Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $20
Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Portola Plz, Monterey, CA 93940-2419 (Formerly Jacks Restaurant & Lounge at Portola Hotel & Spa)
    (Alvarado & Del Monte)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-649-2698
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The Club Room is located in the heart of downtown and inside the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay. Start your morning off in a relaxing and cozy fireside dining room while enjoying a European-style breakfast buffet served with Peet’s Coffee® and bottomless mimosas. Open daily, The Club Room utilizes local and fresh ingredients to serve plates carefully crafted by our Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese and his culinary team.

Offering a fresh, seasonal, buffet featuring made-to-order omelets, assorted house made pastries and muffins, sliced cold cuts, fine artisan cheeses, bottomless mimosas, and much more. Dine in the cozy fireside dining room, or breathe in the fresh coastal air on the outdoor, pet-friendly, heated patio.