What to Eat and Drink at Restaurant 1833, Now Open in Monterey

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The Stokes building in earlier years. Photo: Foodhoe

It takes a bit sometimes for Monterey news to reach us up here, and Grub Street learns that as of June 30, Restaurant 1833 has opened in the historic Stokes Building in downtown Monterey. There was a bit of a shakeup late last year within the management team behind Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Coastal Luxury Management, who opened Cannery Row Brewing Co. last summer and had been planning to open Restaurant 1833 by year's end. It seems to have meant a six-month delay, but now the place has swung open its doors with a fresh renovation to the historic adobe structure and a former Per Se and Café Boulud chef, Levi Mezick. Says CLM's Robert Weakley, "We wanted to create a restaurant that is an homage to the area’s rich history and bountiful agriculture, but also offer a place that is both rustic and refined for locals to enjoy anytime."

Guests have the option of enjoying cocktails before dinner in a "living room" with leather sofas and wingback chairs, and in addition to the formal dining room there's an al fresco option as well, under a pergola and beneath the property's 200-year-old oak trees.

We hope to have some photos of the space soon, but below, the full dinner and cocktail menus, as well as a separate absinthe menu!


DINNER MENU

A New Era Begins

SMALL BITES

BONELESS CHICKEN WINGS CONFIT 6.5
Buttermilk Blue Cheese / Smoked Salt / Celery Seeds

MONTEREY SQUID SALAD 5
Avocado / Bell Pepper / Olive Oil / Crouton

BACON CHEDDAR BISCUITS 3.5
with Maple Chili Butter

HOUSE MARINATED OLIVES 4

WATERMELON GAZPACHO SHOOTERS 5

CARAMELIZED ENDIVE 6.5
Medjool Date / Sherry / Lettuces

CRISPY PORK 5
Frisee / Sauce Gribiche

APPETIZERS

ROASTED WHITE CORN SOUP 9
Avocado / Crab / Chili Oil

CRISPY HEN EGG 12
Prosciutto / Cornichon / Asparagus /
Trumpet Royal Mushroom

CHARRED BABY OCTOPUS 13
Marcona Almonds / Chick Pea / Arugula

WARM GOAT CHEESE CUSTARD 12
Beets / Hazelnut / Tarragon

SEASONAL VEGETABLE SALAD 10
Basil Pesto / Summer Squash / Eggplant Puree

TOMATO SALAD 10
Feta Cheese / Pickled Red Onion / Basil

EAST AND WEST COAST OYSTERS 15

BONE MARROW 15
Brioche / Horseradish Crusted

FOIE GRAS TERRINE 25
Cherries / Pistachio / Brioche

PIZZA

LAMB MERGUEZ SAUSAGE 17
Ricotta / Roasted Garlic / Mint

WILD MUSHROOM & PROSCIUTTO 16
Parmesan / Soft Poached Egg

MARGHERITA 15
Fresh Mozzarella / Tomato / Basil

PASTAS

FETTUCCINI 20
Clams / Speck / Dandelion / Spring Garlic

GNOCCHI 21
Favas / Crispy San Daniele Ham /
Morels / Ramp Butter

ENGLISH PEA RAVIOLI 18
Burrata / Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
& Sherry Cream

ENTREES

CRISPY SEA BASS 22
Leeks / Mussels / Tomato

BACON WRAPPED STURGEON 25
Black Lentils / Brown Butter Spinach

PARMESAN CRUSTED HALIBUT 25
Farro / Spring Garlic / Fava Beans

RACK OF LAMB 28
Garbanzo Beans / Piquillo Pepper / Natural Jus

ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST 23
Artichokes / Bacon / Black Garlic / Arbol Chili

GRILLED VEAL CHOP 34
Crispy Sweetbreads / Castelvetrano Olives / Basil Puree

12 OZ. RIB EYE STEAK 35
Cheesy Potato / Broccoli Rabe / Onion Rings

FAMILY STYLE

SALT CRUSTED WHOLE DORADE 46

32 OZ. GRILLED BONE IN RIBEYE 70

WHOLE ROASTED LOBE OF FOIE GRAS 200

WHOLE ROASTED CHICKEN 38

SIDES

LEMON SCENTED ASPARAGUS 5

MAC & CHEESE AND CHEESE 5

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER 5

MINI BAKED POTATO 5


DESSERTS

ORANGE OLIVE OIL CAKE 9
with Muskat sabayon, caramelized peaches

APPLE TARTIN 9
topped with vanilla salt and served with
vanilla bean ice cream

ALMOND GATEAU 9
with cherry marmalade, and butter pecan

HOUSE REMEDIES

PAIN KILLERS 10
These humble concoctions will numb your aches and lift your
spirits.


SEVENTEEN MILE EASTSIDE
Tanqueray Gin / Aquavit / Mint / Cucumber / Fresh Lime /
Agave Nectar / Soda / Rocks

SHINER
Four Roses Bourbon / Oloroso Sherry / Blackberry /
Fresh Lemon / Vanilla Syrup / Rocks

WALTZ
Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka / St Germain / Chamomile Tea /
Lemon / Agave / Egg White / Up

STRESS RELIEVERS 10
These refreshments appease the days wear and rehabilitate
the senses.


SISTER SARAH’S MULE
Belvedere Vodka / Lime / Fresh Ginger Syrup / Seltzer /
Served In A Copper Mug

BASIL PIMMS
Pimms No. 1 / Pressed Basil / Fresh Lemon /
Cherry Vanilla Bitters / Soda / Rocks

DR. STOKES’ TONIC
Martin Miller’s Westbourne Gin / Muddled Basil & Lemon /
House Made Tonic / Rocks

ELIXIRS 10
Something for the soul / recalling great recipes of the past
with modern flourish.


COMMANDER IN CHIEF
Bulleit Rye Whiskey / Carpano Antica Vermouth / Campari /
Cherry Heering / Laphroaig Rinse / Orange Bitters / Up

HOMESTEAD
Domain De Canton Ginger / Carpano Antica Vermouth /
Cynar / Fernet Branca / Ginger Beer / Rocks

APHRODISIAC 10
These drinks make you salivate and charge the sexy center of
your appetite for what is to come.

PENICILLIN NO. 2
Tres Agave Reposado / Fresh Lemon / Agave Nectar / Ginger /
Mezcal Float / Up

LAST WORD
Tanqueray Gin / Green Chartreuse / Luxardo Maraschino /
Lime / Up

KENTUCKY WAFFLE
Makers Mark Bourbon / Maple Syrup / Cinnamon / Lemon /
Sparkling Apple Cider / Up

SO APROPOS 30
Some things defy definition. As the name suggests, this is only
perfect for the perfect moment.
Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon / Cherry Heering /
Nonino Amaro / Ginger Snap / Dolin Rouge /
Smoked with Tea and Flamed Orange / Up

ABSINTHE

The infamous elixir rose to popularity in the bohemian culture of Paris during the turn of the century. While Absinthe was originally invented in Switzerland, the artists & poets of the “Moulin Rouge era” turned this mysterious spirit into a generational phenomenon. Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allen Poe, & many more gave absinthe the credit for their best creative output. Absinthe is a neutral distilled spirit that is infused with a host of different herbs and spices the most important of which is wormwood. Wormwood contains a chemical called Thujone & in large quantities has hallucinogenic qualities. As conservatives & prohibitionists grew more aggressive towards the counter culture, absinthe unfairly sat directly in the crosshairs. As a result of a mostly baseless smear campaign, absinthe was made illegal throughout most of the western world for roughly 100 years. Recently studies were successful in proving that consuming absinthe did not cause the reckless & bizarre behavior it was accused of. It was ruled that absinthe could again be sold legally here in the United States & all is right again in the world. Absinthe at 1833 can be enjoyed the classic style dripping ice water over a sugar cube for the traditionalist, or Russian “Pyro” style for the adventurist. Either way, you can expect it to warm up your soul and maybe even make you see the world through the lens of some of history’s greatest artists. Guests, meet the Green Fairy. Green Fairy, be nice!


Djabel 20
Green Moon 15
Mata Hari 20
Saint George 25
Kubler 15
Koruna Bohm 15
Vieux Caree 15
Grande 20
La Fee 20
Lucid 20
La Clandestine 20
NV 15
Pernod 20
Versinthe 15
Ordinaire 15

Restaurant 1833 - 500 Hartnell Street, Monterey - 831.643.1833