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C restaurant + bar

750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1087
+1 831-375-4800
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1087
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had one dinner and two breakfasts at this restaurant. The food was tasty and the selection was adequate, but it was just not quite what I would expect for the prices. The service was very good for dinner. For the breakfasts, we had the...More

Thank Howard H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for quick lunch of fresh calamari and chowder. Excellent view and ambiance. Waitstaff was very efficient and friendly.

Thank Gwyn H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We enjoyed our dinner while listening to a guy who was playing a guitar, he was so good. A great evening!

Thank Jd22968
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for lunch on our arrival to Monterey. The clam chowder was excellent and I highly recommend this dish. I had the mushroom risotto and it was just ok. The service as a bit slow but it appeared to be due to...More

Thank Kayla G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had a late lunch here after checking into the hotel. The oysters were great, as was the shrimp cocktail. They had some house wines that were very well priced and very good. Service was a bit slow for waiters, but the bus boys were...More

TheCMonterey, Manager at C restaurant + bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate you choosing to dine with us and management had seen your feedback about service. We always strive for excellence and appreciate the further training opportunity. We hope you will join us again soon - for breakfast, lunch, or...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife and I went to The C Restaurant for our anniversary dinner. The service was excellent, both in the bar and the restaurant. We had a great seat by the window, looking out over the bay. Our dinners, drinks and dessert were all excellent....More

Thank Brian L
TheCMonterey, Manager at C restaurant + bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing our property for your special occasion. We're happy to hear you enjoyed dinner and the service. We hope to have you back with us again soon...we have a variety of musicians on the weekends! Sincerely, the C restaurant + bar Management...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

This place was wonderful, you can have an ocean view if available and you ask, we did, and it was just beautiful to see the water, our glasses stayed full at all times, customer service was great, the food was great and it was very...More

Thank Pam F
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Our dinner started out with the Red Abolone and Dungeness Crab Salad appetizers followed by the Chilean Sea Bass Entree. Far and away the best sea food I have ever enjoyed and that is saying a lot for this old foodie. The ocean view table,...More

Thank Marty L
TheCMonterey, Manager at C restaurant + bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We appreciate your comments and are delighted you enjoyed your meal so much. We, too, hope you will join us again soon. Sincerely, the C restaurant + bar Management Team

Reviewed 23 September 2017

We didn't book so upon arrival had a short wait for a table - no problem as we took drinks at the bar! The sea views are amazing and the service and food was great too. There is nothing to dislike about this place -...More

Thank pmiller1970
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Wanting something more than the mediocre cannery row fare we ate at C overlooking the sea. The food was well prepared, fresh and good choice. Portions quite large. The live music was just a little too loud. Good choice for dinner.

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9 October 2017|
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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.
Jill H
17 February 2017|
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1087
    (Prescott Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-375-4800
  • E-mail
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).
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