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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-2628
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Ranked #10 of 259 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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Monterey, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you want really good food in a classy but somewhat casual place right on the water (seals, otters, pelicans, cormorants, etc.), this is your best bet. It is in a first class hotel and is a well-managed treat. Having been there as a business guest and later a local resident, I can say that it is my favorite on... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We visited this restaurant on our two week road trip in California. The food was quite tasty but nowhere near as good as you would expect for the price or ambiance of the restaurant. The portion sizes were quite megre and, since I have a dairy allergy and could therefore not fill up on bread or dessert, I came away... More 

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Monterey_Plaza, Director of Food & Beverage at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Emma, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. I’m disappointed to learn that we did not meet your expectations. Your concerns regarding our portion sizes have been shared with our Executive Chef. We do have a dairy free dessert option and I apologize that was not communicated. I do not want... More 

Atlanta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We were in town to run the Big Sur Half Marathon and needed a nice pre-race meal. We sat outside and had a wonderful experience watching the wildlife in the wharf. The seafood was fresh and well prepared.

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Monterey, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

i have been living in monterey for years and I have never noticed this place, but one sunny day we stumbled upon it and it was a very good find. The food and drinks were great, and the view was incredible. Although both times we went there they gave our food to another table so we Waited a long time... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your experiences at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. I’m delighted to hear that you’ve enjoyed the food and drinks, as well as our ocean views. Please accept my sincere apologies that the service was lacking. Your sentiments have been addressed with our team. If you would like to further... More 

Monterey, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We went here for breakfast and enjoyed the food and the fantastic ocean view! The walk through the hotel lobby reminded me of being on a cruise ship- beautifully decorated. We got a seat next to the window with full ocean view - just lovely! I am health conscious and a vegetarian so I was glad that they had some... More 

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Monterey_Plaza, Director of Food & Beverage at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback and five-star review regarding your experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed our vegetarian options for breakfast and guest service. Our team at Schooners was equally pleased to learn of your kind remarks. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back in the future.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went to Schooners for dinner on Black Friday as an anniversary tradition. Wife and I always enjoy the food. I had the rib - eye on bone and my wife had the Cod. Food was terrific. The ocean view was spectacular. I highly recommend this fine establishment to everyone. You won't regret it.

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Monterey_Plaza, Director of Food & Beverage at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely five-star review about your experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. I’m pleased to hear that you and your enjoyed your evening. Your kind remarks about the food have been shared with our Executive Chef. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage Monterey Plaza... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stopped here before our massages for one drink. It has a beautiful view and cozy atmosphere. We didn't eat here but the food looked good.

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We hosted another couple at our hotel one evening, and opted for a cocktail at Schooners. It was a convenient option, but the service was extremely slow and the average age of the guest was 45+. It does not seem like Monterey has much of a 'nightlife' for couples in their 30s. All in all, it was a good option.

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Sacramento, California
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267 reviews 267 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were in Monterey for Thanksgiving weekend and decided to eat Thanksgiving dinner here. Made reservations well in advance, since it's a popular place. They had a special turkey dinner, which we both ordered. It was outstanding. However, we couldn't pass up some seafood as well, so we ordered a sampler appetizer with prawns, scallops and oysters Rockefeller. Simply amazing.... More 

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Monterey_Plaza, Director of Food & Beverage at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you for celebrating the holiday with us and for your lovely five-star review. I’m glad you enjoyed the food, service and ocean views. I gladly shared your sentiments with our team and they were delighted to hear your kind remarks. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director... More 

San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We went for dinner. The menu wasn't inspired or inspiring. It was fine if you just wanted a burger & a beer (at a price!). "Happy hour" Friday offered $1.50 oysters. Hmmm: You get what you pay for! Cocktail weak. Cioppino was way below San Francisco North Beach caliber. Tiny starters. Everything overpriced. Tourist trap.

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Monterey_Plaza, Director of Food & Beverage at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your sentiments about your experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. Please accept my sincere apologies that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have addressed your feedback with our team. I do not want to leave you with a negative impression of our restaurant. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience. At... More 

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Additional Information about Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: (831) 372-2628
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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