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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-2628
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Ranked #5 of 258 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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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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

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Frisco, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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Davis
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for a late lunch and were really happy with our meal. The grilled sea bass tacos were one of the best fish tacos I have had. My husband had pan seared salmon on a tomato, cucumber, red onion, mango salad. Also very tasty. We did not have a reservation so the wait was about 20 minutes even... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We discovered this restaurant after borrowing the hotel’s restroom and decided to eat here as the food choices seemed interesting and the prices rather reasonable for the location. We sat outside right on the balcony overlooking the waters. Hubby opted for a burger (typical!) and I went for the braised pork with asian salad and flaked almond taco. Service was... More

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Morgan Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I had the fish and chips and they were soooo good! The fries were perfect and the fish were very lofty! The service was awesome. Jennifer was a great server! The best part of the meal was the mint chip mud pie! Best dessert I have ever had in a restaurant! A must try.

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los altos,ca
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were staying at the Monterey Plaza hotel and ended up eating here both nights because it was so good. Had no idea! Mahi Mahi with the peanut/mustard sauce was to die for, and my husband said the baked oysters were the best he'd ever had. Oh and we watched a seal play with a duck in the ocean right... More

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Central Coast CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have now had dinner two nights in a row at Schooners Coastal Kitchen in Monterey. The first night I went with a friend and we shared some Angry Prawns....OMG, soooo good. We had some great clam chowder, too. Chef Stefen came by our table and recommended the special, pepper steak. It was like a little party in my mouth.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Stayed at Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa for one night only and had the opportunity to have dinner here. It was wonderful from beginning to end!! Wonderful atmosphere overlooking the bay, excellent food and great service. Hats off to our waitress, Sarda, who helped us work with the menu for our still somewhat picky preteens!!

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