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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-2628
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Ranked #9 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Fort Worth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Schooners Coastal Kitchen is located in the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. In my opinion the hotel is a five star hotel and could not be any better but the restaurant was terrible. We stayed at the hotel for seven nights and ate at Schooners the first night and never went back. The service was bad, the food was so... More

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Newburgh, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Chicken Ceasar salad and pepperoni pizza was just what the doctor ordered with my husband under the weather and after a long outdoor day. With a fire roaring and a margarita it really completed the evening. Everything we could have needed was sent in the plentiful bag and the pizza was overwrapped with aluminum foil and ribbon like a gift.... More

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Southlake
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We loved the farm to table menu with wine pairings. The staff was friendly and helpful. The views were beautiful!

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

Thank you for sharing your dining experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. We love to hear feedback regarding our seasonal Farm to Fork prix-fixe menu. Indeed our unique location allows us spectacular views of the Monterey Bay. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I ate here last week on our trip down the California Coast. We had the good starters (can't remember what they were) and then shared the steak and lobster platter. It was totally awesome. Highly recommend. One down side is that it's a little pricey but not too much considering the quality of the food. We would... More

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

Dear Sean, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your dining experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. I am delighted to hear your food was delicious. Your sentiments have been shared with our Executive Chef. Your recommendation of our restaurant to other diners is greatly appreciated and the highest form of compliment. We hope to welcome you back in... More

Bethel Island, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

everything about this hotel is what they say it is this place is the place for romance between the grand entrance to everywhere you look has a view of the ocean and fires places inside and out spa on top of hotel I did not get to vist that area was to busy. the peacefulness of the getaway total relax

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Bethel Island, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This hotel and restraunt made my anniversary the best time ever the room was awsome the view was couldnt ask for better. The restraunt we always go to when in Monterey was Bubba Gumps not any more the best meal and service that is out of this world is schooners on the water so romantic I have never experienced service... More

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

Thank you for selecting Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar for your anniversary. We appreciate your lovely five-star review. We’re delighted that we made your night special and you enjoyed yourselves. Sarda will be equally pleased to hear your kind remarks. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage Monterey Plaza... More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Spacious, gracious rooms. We were not bay front but still had a lovely view off our terrace. Their staff is top notch. A nice find

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views from the deck. Excellent service. Chilean bass tacos and calamari were very good choices.

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

Dear Cathleen, Thank you for your 5-star review and wonderful sentiments about your dining experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed the views, excellent service and food. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future. Best, Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa More

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Reserved this restaurant for dinner via Open Table. It was confirmed by the restaurant on the afternoon of the evening' s dinner. Located in the plush Monterey Plaza Hotel the restaurant overlooks the delightful Monterey Harbour (has a patio - good for photos). Can be noisy at times. Limited menu, mainly steaks or seafood - no lamb, chicken,veal. Quality of... More

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

Thank you for your feedback about your dining experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. While I’m delighted you found the service excellent; I’m disappointed that overall we did not meet your expectations and you did not find value in your experience. Your sentiments regarding the limited menu and food have been shared with our Executive Chef. I would appreciate... More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Very yummy breakfast of omelets. The waitstaff was wonderful and didn't rush us out. It was a little on the pricey side as far as breakfast goes, but I guess that's appropriate for convenience while staying in the hotel.

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