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“Good Food Quiet Dinner”
Review of The Club Room

The Club Room
Ranked #42 of 308 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Alvarado & Del Monte
Description: 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.
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Took my wife to Jacks Restaurant & Lounge at Portola Hotel & Spa for her birthday. The food was good I started with a 6’er of BBQ oysters, and they were very good. For dinner I had the rib eye steak, salad, mashed potatoes & asparagus. All if it was pretty darn good. My wife had the filet with broccoli and she loved it. For dessert we shared a chocolate lava cake and an apple turnover with ice cream and both were outstanding. Our waitress was AWESOME and she also sent over some 20-year port! WOW good stuff. Jacks is worth a look if you have time and the budget.

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2  Thank robo44
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Much nicer than most hotel bar/restaurant combos--really good drinks and super food. Service was fantastic--attentive but unrushed. Will be back.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We live locally so we know the best places to go! Jacks is one of the best places to chill out, have some appetizers and drinks! Hopefully Mike, Julie or Jay will be there to serve you!

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2  Thank FFEJ67
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

I loved my server (who's name escapes me at the moment!). He had just moved to Monterey during the summer to be closer to the his girlfriend at the DLI and just kind of getting the hang of the job. He make some really excellent suggestions with the ravioli and the ossu bucco and really knew his wine.

The restaurant itself is never crowded so it's quite intimate and perfect for couples if you're looking for a cozy dinner for two. Pricewise, it's exactly where you'd expect it to be with a hotel so don't be surprised your bill for two comes out to be more than $150.

2  Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

only had breakfast here and it was a buffet. There realy was very limited choice and for $17.99 a person ex tip and tax I thought it was a rip off

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