About 1833

500 Hartnell Avenue
Monterey, CA 93920
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:Sun-Thur 6:00PM - 9:30PM Bar menu until 10:30PM
Fri & Sat 5:30pm - 10pm Bar Menu until 11:00pm
Social Hour: Sun-Fri 5:00PM-6:30PM

Cross Street:
Polk Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 643-1833

Website:
http://www.restaurant1833.com/

Parking Details:
We offer a private lot behind our restaurant building as well as street parking.

Executive Chef:
Jason Franey

Private Party Facilities:
Restaurant 1833 has several options for private dining and banquet parties. Please email us at groupdining@restaurant1833.com for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Group Dining Team: 831-643-1833x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Special Events & Promotions:
For group dining please email our group dining team at: groupdining@restaurant1833.com

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Details
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 5:45PM

1833 Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.4

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4.4

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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First Class

vip
Dined 6 days ago

I had another splendid dinner at 1833. Full disclosure: I am a local and a regular. I enjoyed Social Hour at the bar, where my server was Jelena. Then, I had a great table in the main dining room, where my server was Nicolle. My favorite "nibble" on the current menu is the chicken liver mousse, which is served with toasted sourdough bread; it's outstanding. My favorite "nosh" is the corned beef meatballs. My favorite "entree" is the swordfish or big eye tuna seared rare and served with "tapioca." Another excellent entree is the 1833 burger. Recently, wood-fired pizzas have reappeared on the menu after a lengthy absence; my favorite is the "Tarte Flambee."

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Fantastic food and ambience!

Dined on April 25, 2016

1833 never fails to deliver. We had a spectacular dinner to celebrate our friend's birthday and another running the Big Sur Marathon. Food, wine, service - all top notch. The tuna and sous-vide short ribs are especially recommended!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
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value5

All around great

Dined on April 25, 2016

Great atmosphere and decor, excellent service, and great food - what more could you ask for?

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

One of Our Favorites!

Dined on April 24, 2016

My husband and I share the same birthday so when it comes to celebrating we both need to agree on a place that makes us both happy. 1833 is just the place! Great cocktails and creative delicious dishes. Happy Hour also offered seven days a week!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Everything was awsome. The beef short r ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

Everything was awsome. The beef short ribs were the best thing I ever ate...

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Would give this an A ++++ but.....

Dined on April 21, 2016

The only glitch, and it was a stupid one, was that the Hostess first sat us at probably the worst table in the not busy dining room. She put us at a table for two beside a wait stand and in a traffic path for all diners to enter to be seated. We asked for a different table, any other table, and she did put us at a really nice one, almost a booth. As it happened later, a large table of celebratory men were seated across from our original table. Had we remained there, our evening would have been ruined. It is still a question as to why we were originally seated there in the first place. The dining room was almost empty when we arrived, and we did have a reservation. In any event all else was faultless and fabulous.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food2
ambience5
service3
value3

Not happy about the change

Dined on April 21, 2016

We have loved 1833 in the past, particularly the wonderful cheddar-bacon biscuits and an interesting menu. The biscuits are gone and we weren't inspired by the menu. We do understand and respect the right of a new chef to make changes and put his stamp on things, but we liked the previous menu better. We'll probably continue to go to 1833 for drinks.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful food and cocktails in a beauti ...

vip
Dined on April 17, 2016

Wonderful food and cocktails in a beautiful historic setting.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

the Best

Dined on April 15, 2016

Have been wanting to eat here since they opened. Well worth the wait. There was not one aspect of the dining experience that I could find fault with. Thanks to 1833 for taking such pride in the type of food, environment, service and wine selections they provide.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service2
value3

bday

Dined on April 14, 2016

It was just ok. Service could e been better. Everything we came for they did not make anymore. Whatever dish u see online most likely they wont have. The server didnt say anything other then "we dont have that" .... could it have been seasonal ? Only on certain days? Ran out? Will never know. Was a little slow on coming to us didnt quite make us feel comfortable even with no crowd as we sat downstairs with half empty seating. I did request a nice seat in the place so i take it this was it. Guess its not nice upstairs?

Tags: group bookings, outdoor eating, late night find, neighbourhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service3

Lovely venue for our family gathering. W ...

Dined on April 12, 2016

Lovely venue for our family gathering. Wait staff prompt and attentive. Food well prepared with creative small plates.

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Everything was excellent BUT we were tol ...

Dined on April 11, 2016

Everything was excellent BUT we were told corkage would be $20-$25 and it was $30 and when asked if we wanted water we asked for tap water and it was delivered in a bottle and we were charged either $12 or $16 for the bottle of water...there was also a drink on our bill that was not ours....the food was excellent ... who would have ever thought a bottle of flat water would be $12-$16 and I wonder why the sommelier wouldn't know how much a corkage fee was....we never asked the server as we assumed the sommelier knew what he was talking about.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent!

Dined on April 10, 2016

This place is phenomenal! Fabulous food and cocktails. One of the best gastronomic experiences I have ever had.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

Find another restaurant!

Dined on April 8, 2016

This restaurant has very poor lighting, it's very loud, the bartender does not know how to make a martini and the food was awful!?! We are foodies and go out a lot and there is nothing to like about this restaurant. Beware and I'm normally not a downer but there is really nothing nice to say about this establishment.

food3
ambience2
service5
value2

Used to be so much better

Dined on April 3, 2016

This place used to be so much better. We used to always come to 1833 while visiting my husband's sister in Monterey. It was so classy and their food was delicious. 1833 is still a classy place, but they've gone downhill. The menu is just ok, nothing that special from a finer dining perspective (it used to be MUCH better), and it was LOUD. I'm sorry, but I don't like paying $200 for a dinner only to have to shout at the people I'm dining with. It was really that bad. The only thing still good about this place was the ambiance and the service. I don't know why 1833 is trying to be a club with a mediocre dining menu all of a sudden. The club thing, fine, but make it much later please. And improve your menu. I can get most of the things on it anywhere.

food1
ambience5
service5
value1

Great Atmosphere & Service - Food? Meh....

vip
Dined on April 2, 2016

We loved the atmosphere and the wait staff was very professional and courteous. However, the menu was strange, to say the least. We started with "artichoke dip with gourmet potato chips" - what came to us was a cold, overly creamy, relatively flavorless dip that tasted NOTHING like artichoke. When we asked the waiter to take it away, because it was not what we were expecting, he said that it didn't look the way it usually did...hmmm. He took it off the bill, which was nice. I think we should have gone with the"Everything Hawaiian"appetizer, which the folks next to us seemed to enjoy. Both the dip and the salad I ordered (sort of caesar-ish) seemed WAY TOO salty. My husband ordered the burger, which was delicious (and tasted strangely like a gourmet version of an In-n-Out burger)! Lovely atmosphere and great service, nice wine list, but the food was disappointing (especially for my b-day celebration).

Tags: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent food and service!

vip
Dined on April 2, 2016

I'm so glad my friend recommended this restaurant! I can't wait to go back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Still swooning

Dined on April 2, 2016

Being from the SF bay area, we're exposed to a lot of great food and cocktails pretty regularly, but that doesn't mean we don't thoroughly appreciate them, or miss them when we can't find them. Restaurant 1833 actually exceeded our expectations in terms of quality - it was not just great, it was divine. The cocktails were creative and well-balanced (and a much better value than the extremely pricey wine list). Each of the dishes we ordered were unique, well executed, and unbelievably delicious. Particularly the duck pate, and the short ribs prepared sous vide - seriously in the top 5 meat dishes I've ever had. It just melted but was also extremely flavorful. We even brought our kids and they loved the everything (especially dessert). The service was also excellent. However, it was definitely very expensive. We would absolutely go back but given the price it's probably a good thing we don't live too close.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

A Beautiful and Charming.

vip
Dined on March 29, 2016

1833 is a beautiful old restaurant from the days of old. It hasn't changed much but that is what makes it so desirable. This is a place where you should visit. Take your time and enjoy the past. All the food is very well done, but the48 hr Short Ribs are the best ever.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service4
value1

Hungry mom and family

Dined on March 28, 2016

The food was over priced and not that great. There was barley any food on the plates and the (5 bite) beet salad was shoved up on one side of the plate. Other than the waiter, we disliked the entire experience. $90 for food and we left unsatisfied and hungry.

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Wonderful Anniversary Eveving

Dined on March 26, 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful evening. The food was flavorful, inventive, and incredibly delicious! Our server, Lily, was attentive and very accommodating. Thanks for making our nineth wedding anniversary a memorable one. Cheers!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value2

Excellent Food - Limited Menu

Dined on March 26, 2016

Very nice restaurant and bar. Tables are spread out into a number of rooms/nooks of this historic building, Good setup for private parties/groups. Service was excellent and the food was delicious, however the menu was fairly limited. Portions were definitely on the small side (entrees not the "small plates"), and was pretty pricey overall vs comparable restaurants, so will likely reserve this for small groups/special occasions.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

We road trip to Carmel every year and th ...

Dined on March 24, 2016

We road trip to Carmel every year and that was our third year in a row going to 1833. It is one of the fancier restaurants we go to during our stay. We love it. The food is to die for! It is very pricy so just expect to go in paying a lot. This last time was a bit of a bummer because the other two times they passed on little free stuff, both food and drinks. This time they did not and our waiter wasn't overly nice like we have had in the past. But will still return next year!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience2
service3
value2

Anniversary Blunder

Dined on March 24, 2016

My wife and I celebrated our 3rd Wedding Anniversary during this dining experience. We heard great things about the restaurant, so we decided to try it out on this special occasion. The hostess seated us in the corner with a wall and a party of four on either side of us. The entire dining room was completely empty at the time as well. I clearly stated in my reservation we are celebrating a Wedding Anniversary. After feeling very claustrophobic, we finally asked to relocate across the dining room. It was less quiet, but then the big parties started to arrive. A group of eight and six were loud and carrying on like school children. They have several dining rooms available, but on this night only one room was utilized. The swordfish was great, but that was all that found my plate. I was not impressed with the food portions and lack of any vegetable as I was expecting more for $36 a plate. Since, I heard great things about this restaurant my expectations were high going in, which may have been the reason for my unhappiness over the meal. Don't let this review deter you from eating at this establishment.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service2
value2

New Chef

Dined on March 17, 2016

Small portions, high prices and overbearing service. Quite a disappointment after our previous visits

food2
ambience4
service4
value2

Disappointed This Time

Dined on March 14, 2016

I enjoyed 1833 very much when I ate there a couple of years ago and made a point of going back on this visit to Monterey. This time, however, I was disappointed. They seem to be following a trend of many dainty dishes, which I didn't find adding up to a meal. The server said that they were encouraging sharing dishes family style, but the middle-sized dishes were about two bites and could not be meaningfully shared. I also found the flavors too low-key.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

1833 should not be missed!

Dined on March 13, 2016

My wife and I visited 1833 for dinner this past weekend after not dining there for almost two years. As much as we enjoyed the restaurant before, we now are totally in love with the place. The service was outstanding and the food was exceptional. From the short ribs appetizer to the ahi as well as the black ink pasta, the meal was one to remember. The ambiance is unmatched so when you put everything together there simply is no better place to dine on the Monterey Peninsula.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

A great night

Dined on March 13, 2016

Eating and drinking in the rooms of this historic house feels special. I was with a friend, but it would have been a great romantic spot too. We shared all our dishes because so many things had ingredients and combinations we both wanted to try. And each one was delicious. And I definitely want to go back next time I am in Monterey

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

This restaurant is a Monterey favorite o ...

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

This restaurant is a Monterey favorite of mine!! Have been a few times & the food and service always excellent. The ambience is great, would recommend for date night or group.

food3
ambience5
service5
value4

This is a fun, energetic spot with an in ...

Dined on March 12, 2016

This is a fun, energetic spot with an interesting, mostly well executed menu. A few misses and a little heavy on the salt in a dish or two but overall delicious and a lot of fun. The decor is festively fancy and the staff is attentive and fun. The cocktails were a highlight.

Tags: fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Dining at 1833 was a fabulous experience ...

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

Dining at 1833 was a fabulous experience. The restaurant site has a colorful history and the food was delicious. The service was attentive & warm but not overbearing.

food4
ambience3
service3
value2

Good could be better if managment will listen

Dined on March 9, 2016

We had checked reviews for 1833, and many of them focused on the need for brighter lighting and lower music sound. Our reservations were for 6pm and we were promptly seated at a 4 top table in Hattie's room upstairs. The music could be heard and was not too loud. Luckily there was a light directly over our seats, so we were able to see the menu. Our wait staff was Parker and a young lady assisting him. The first courses and drinks were served promptly and cleared in a timely fashion. The main course took some time to arrive, but the young lady apologized saying they were suddenly swamped and understaffed. She was able to get a special drink for me in a timely manner. My wife and I were surprised with the absence of any bread with the meal. Midway through the main course the lighting suddenly dropped way down. Having a light overhead helped us, but the group of 10 beside us had difficulty seeing beyond the people directly beside them or across from them. When we spoke with the young lady about the lighting she indicated the new management team from LA area was aware of this and wanted low lights even though staff and customers have complained. After the main course we ordered some coffee which came in a french press. While it smelled great, the flavor was weak. So I ordered another pot of the off chance the first was a fluke. Sadly to say the second pot was also weak. Parker was able to stop by the table a couple of times to make sure we were ok, but our main server was the young lady. My wife had the rabbit and I had the steak which was 3 pieces of meat about 1 inch wide by about 3 - 4 inches long. Our appetizers were the squash soup and sweetbreads. All the food was well prepared and presented. Deserts were good. The meal and drinks came to $183 before tip, which was expected, though bread and better coffee would increase the value. For a Tuesday evening at 6PM I thought the wait staff would be more adequate. This was a good, one time meal, will watch for changes.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Had a great experience here!

Dined on March 6, 2016

We had a group of 4 for a birthday celebration dinner. We arrived and were escorted through the bar area back to the lower level dining area. The room was beautiful and romantic. The chairs were so comfortable that I'd like to have them in my dining room. Our waiter, Brink, knew the menu so well I'm certain he could probably be the chef, too. Not to take away from the chef, who is very obviously very talented in his craft. We tried a few different dishes and were each so impressed with our own that we had to try each other's. From beginning to dessert, our expectations were always exceeded. We will definitely return for another special night - maybe even their happy hour!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

Poor service, again...

Dined on March 5, 2016

I'd like to think that if we had been seated in the largest dining room, this wouldn't be my review, but this is nearly identical to the last time we dined at 1833. We ordered drinks which took 20 minutes to arrive. We tried to order wine immediately but our waiter disappeared. We then asked two assistants to please get him. Our appetizers arrived 15 minutes later, but we still hadn't seen our waiter. We ate slowly, asked the assistants again, then finally went to find him ourselves. Our wine was served just as our entrees came to the table. For the excellent quality of the food and the expense, I find being completely ignored overshadowed the good. I'll give it one more try but to see if the situation improves but if it doesn't, we won't be back. We are locals so it hurts to see that one of the best restaurants in the area just can't figure out the service issue.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience2
service4
value3

Bad Experience

Dined on February 29, 2016

Excellent Food, good service. Loud Rock and Roll music in the dining room, very disturbing and hard to have table. Too dark, wife could not read the menu from her placement in the dining room. I asked the supervisor twice to turn the music down to no avail We have eaten at this restaurant for over thirty years, five new owner and were very surprised to have a bad experience in this pricing establishment. Thumbs Down ML Brown

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Romantic... if you want that super-star ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

Romantic... if you want that super-star feeling without the price tag or the paparazzi.... 1833 impresses me every time .... this restaurant is one of our favorites in California

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Great service and ambiance!

Dined on February 27, 2016

My husband and I went here for a date (without kids)! The service and ambiance was great! The appetizers were excellent! My husband got a cocktail which he thoroughly enjoyed. The only part we felt fell short were the actual dinner plates. I would consider these small plates. There were no sides, just small portions of meat. They were delicious, but left us still hungry - especially my husband. I'd recommend grabbing drinks and appetizers here and then heading somewhere else for dinner.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5

The meal was great, but standard fair fo ...

Dined on February 25, 2016

The meal was great, but standard fair for the type of place. I loved the foie gras, but nothing punched me in the face to say I'm great and different. Although, all was good. Just nothing that seemed unique. Nothing was unique until our server did the flaming absinthe presentation with freebasing absinthe fumes. Brink (our server) was amazing. Do the absinthe there. And ask him about the building's history. I'll come back here over and over. Thank you so much!!

food3
ambience1
service4
value1

Never again.

Dined on February 25, 2016

A disaster...the restaurant manager insisted on playing rock music throughout the restaurant, even though we were the only ones there. It was so loud that we couldn't have a conversation (5 of us). We decided to go to a different restaurant. The waiter convinced us to join him in the dining room, better noise level but still upsetting. The light in the dining room was so low that you could barely read the menu. The food was ok, but pricey. I got a 3 ounce piece of swordfish for $36.00. The menu wasn't cohesive at all. Never again.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience2
service5
value5

I want to give it 5 stars, but . . .

Dined on February 21, 2016

The food is amazing, I just want to get that out of the way up front. My girlfriend is a professional chef, & even she was impressed. But . . . I love low lighting, but including us, 4 other tables had to use their phone lights to read the menu. They have these salt rock candles holders which look really cool, but generate zero light. Clear candle holders (maybe 3) would fix the menu reading problem while maintaining a nice atmosphere. The real tragedy of the low lighting, you can't see the gorgeous plating of the food. Someone really needs to tell the chef, I'm sure they don't want that. Second item, the music is way too loud. If it was classical, or jazz it wouldn't be a problem. But the music selection is all over the place, leaning on 80's FM pop (it's a huge mood killer). I heard Duran Duran, Frank Sinatra, & Stevie Wonder back to back, very weird. Get a DJ or a Pandora station, and the problem's fixed. The important thing is the food, and the place is beautiful, but it had a better vibe back when it was Stokes Adobe.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene

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