The C Bar and restaurant is one of my favorite Hotel Restaurants, which, in my opinion have notoriously cafeteria quality food (Hotel restaurants that is – although I did stay at a hotel in Paris with a Michelin 3 star rating). Well my opinion of typical hotel restaurants may not be exactly cafeteria but certainly catering style food, which lacks the freshness and quality of an order prepared meal. Maybe I am not staying at high end enough hotels…
The C Bar food wise leaves no huge impression, however the ambiance and style make this spot a fun visit. The happy hour is one of my favorite on the Monterey bay. Inexpensive local wine, 10 dollar champagne flights, and some decent appetizers (including a tasty cheese platter with toast points) make this a great visit. Also, they serve up different size servings of Louis XIII, the finest cognac I have ever tasted, the ½ ounce is only 55 dollars, which makes the elite beverage more accessible to a person who may not normally spring for the two or three hundred dollars for a snifter full. If there is one thing that I could bestow upon the people of the world, it is the truly amazing fantastic product that is fine Cognac; A true, century’s long process and labor of love.
What makes the venue even more fantastic are the fire pits literally over the Monterey coastline. Quite a treat to be sure. I would recommend a visit. Stay for the dinner, the crisp clean atmosphere, or the proximity to the ocean, but if you want a dinner to remember I have further recommendations – read on my hungry foodies J
Ambiance/Décor – 4.7 nice, open inviting valet J
Initial Greeting/Seating – 4.5 Hostess at the front
Wait Staff – 3.5 – hard to find at times
Food Presentation – 3.5 OK
Food Quality – 3.5 Food is pretty good
Price – $$ – Great deals on Happy Hour!!!