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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-2628
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Ranked #4 of 259 restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, suspended over the waters of Monterey Bay, is a stunning restaurant featuring sustainable seafood and approachable, contemporary American cuisine. The ideal location for celebrating the Central Coast and the spectacular coastal region, Executive Chef Waller's commitment to fresh, sustainable seafood is reflected in the creative menu which features a variety of seafood options, both raw and cooked, as well as appetizers, soups, salads, large platters meant for sharing, and wood-fired dishes. A creative cocktail menu is served alongside an impressive wine list highlighting Monterey County vintners. The high-energy bar, bustling open kitchen, and dramatic outdoor patio personifies a relaxed, fun and joyous atmosphere.
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McLean, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I think we would have enjoyed this alot more if we hadn't been seated outside (without even being asked). We were accommodated with blankets, but even so it was much too chilly to enjoy eating al fresco. The clam chowder was good, the salad was nice but the service was so slow it certainly hampered our enjoyment of the food.... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

incredible food with waves crashing in the background ..... what more can be said? oh yes - server was great ,especially considering how busy it was--

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited for dinner after a long drive from LA up the PCH. We were recommended the restaurant by friends and were certainly not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food was fabulous. Schooners is within a hotel on Cannery Row where parking is a little limited, but the valet parking at the hotel was very efficient, and free... More

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Ridgefield, Washington, United States
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141 reviews 141 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Had breakfast here and it was wonderful! Beautiful setting and great service. Best cinnamon roll I have ever eaten. A bit of a wait, but worth it.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ate both breakfast and dinner here. Both were very good. Good food, good service and a beautiful view.

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

hotel restaurant. We had dinner one night and enjoyed the view with the setting sun. Also enjoyed breakfast on two occasions. The staff was very pleasant. The food was very good but not quite excellent. Overall experience was great and would go back. If the weather permits, sit outside and enjoy an afternoon appetizer and beverage.

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Starting from the pretentious hosts to very poor service, average food. Expected a whole lot more. Disappointing.

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Donato, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent dining experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. Please accept my sincere apologies that your dining experience did not meet your expectations. We do not want to leave you with a negative impression of the restaurant. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you in a private conversation.... More

Frisco, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We frequented Schooners during our wedding weekend for breakfast, cocktails, appetizers, and a post-wedding celebration. The staff was always friendly, and worked hard for us. Food was amazing, and they had a great variety of beverages.

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Atlanta USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Wow. I cannot say enough about Schooners. As others have commented, the views of the bay are spectacular, a great place for a romantic dinner. My bride and I came here for her birthday recently and tried their April chef’s menu, which was Spanish farm to table themed, four courses with wine pairings for $70 each, which is a ridiculously... More

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Kloer, Thank you for your lovely review and dining at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our Spanish Farm to Table menu and the spectacular views of the Monterey Bay. Your recommendation to other diners is greatly appreciated and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, John V.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This place perfect for Dinner! We absolutely loved it :)) the food is sooooo delicious and fresh, beautiful view to ocean. Moreover, this place has very best service, and we loved our servant Sarda! She was exclusively nice, professions and amazing with us and our kids!!!!! Thank you Sarda :)) you made our diner time so special and thank you... More

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