Portola Hotel & Spa is pleased to introduce its new restaurant and bar, Jacks Monterey, welcoming patrons for lunch and dinner. Specializing in California Cultural Cuisine, Chef Danny Abbruzzese and his culinary team work closely with local purveyors to serve the freshest local produce grown throughout the Tri-County region as well as beef from California's famed Harris Ranch, sustainable seafood from Monterey Bay, and locally-sourced artisan cheese, all served in a lively, stylish setting that is neither pretentious nor pricey.
The lunch menu is moderately priced and features salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and more, including Chef Danny’s mama’s secret recipe for Eggplant Parmesan. The dinner menu includes solo plates and sharing plates to provide patrons with a chance to sample a variety of menu items and engage in a shared dining experience with their family, friends, or colleagues.
The bar menu also has a hyper-local focus, offering numerous Monterey County wines served by the glass or full bottle as well as award-winning craft beer made onsite at the Portola's own Peter B’s Brewpub. Fans of premium mixology will find a wealth of unique libations created by onsite mixologist Tuyet, who uses local ingredients in her crowd-pleasing concoctions.
Jacks Monterey is open seven days a week, serving lighter fare at lunch, 11:30am-4pm, and sharing and solo plates at dinner, 4pm-11pm.