Almost everyone has their favorite restaurant or bar. For some, it’s the way the bartender mixes their favorite drink or the feeling they get sliding into their favorite seat. For others, it’s the smell from their favorite dish when it first hits the table or knowing the chef is sourcing his ingredients as locally and sustainably as possible. Most often, these favorites are off the beaten path, out of the way, or just plain unknown, but in the very rarest of cases, you can find all your favorites and more right in front of you!
The award-winning Jacks Restaurant & Lounge, located inside the Portola Hotel & Spa has been satisfying locals and visitors for many years. Its popularity starts at the top with Executive Chef Jason Giles. Giles has built a reputation for thoughtfully prepared food featuring bold flavors. A proud member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® Program, Giles and Jacks have committed themselves to serving an abundance of dishes created with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. Jacks offers breakfast, lunch and dinner along with an expanded European-style breakfast buffet on a daily basis so you are sure to experience a delicious dish regardless of the time of day. This commitment also extends to Jacks newly revamped cocktail program. Featuring classics and new creations, these delicious libations are available, along with a renowned wine list, in both the restaurant and Jacks Lounge.
Executive Chef, Jason Giles
Like a favorite song, Jacks Lounge is familiar and new at the same time. Perfect for meeting friends, unwinding after a long day or relaxing in one of the comfortable overstuffed chairs. The Lounge offers a variety of small plates, large plates and barrel-aged cocktails, martinis and wines by the glass. Jacks also has recently introduced a daily Happy Hour from 4-6pm. With specials on beer, wine and barrel aged cocktails as well as delicious small bites for only $5, you are sure to leave happy from the Lounge.
Happy Hour in Jacks Lounge
Jacks Restaurant also is a favorite for intimate parties. The well-appointed private dining room offers an idyllic setting for bridal showers, celebrations, luncheons, corporate dinners, graduation parties and rehearsal dinners. Accommodating from 10 to 22 guests, and featuring exclusive multi-course dinners and expertly paired wines you’ll feel like an old friend sitting down to a meal.
Jacks Private Dining Room
So if you are looking for new favorite or just have been away for a while, come in and sit down at Jacks Restaurant & Lounge and see what you’ve been missing.