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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-2628
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Ranked #8 of 259 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Staying overnight in Monterey, had dinner at Schooners in the hotel. Enjoyed a very nice dinner in the hotel. Service was amazing, Sarda our server was excellent, professional in all meaning of the word. Highly recommend the restaurant.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The fish was fresh and quite tasty. It was accented with nice starches that came with it (mine was a risotto). I enjoyed the taste of the black cod and the salmon. There was a filet and lobster combo for 2 which has been discontinued for now. I would agree with other reviews that said it was noisy for fine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view of the ocean, great food, and awesome service. An overall wonderful experience, and not too pricey.

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Chowchilla, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We love breakfast at Schooners, located in the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Great food, beautiful view, service is terrific. It is a little pricey but that's how it is when traveling so we treat ourselves.

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Montreal, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We loved this place, the ambiance is great and even in the night, you can see the lights of Santa Cruz. Service was good and the food was great! You can go on the terrasse for a romantic dinner and an amazing view and sea smell!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The food here is really good and really fresh. I had the bone-in Ribeye, which was delicious. The Angry Prawns are also good (not that spicy). The food seemed just a bit expensive for what we had. We were also seated outside, which I think made the experience seem a bit more touristy and less fancy. Overall, I'd recommend eating... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

As soon as we sat down the servers were extremely attentive, Sarda, rely knew the menu well and helped me with my choices. Andrew and luke always made sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special evening out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stopped in twice while visiting Monterey. Great service, very good breakfast fare. Watched dolphins swimming around a research ship from our window table. Excellent way to start the day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Food is better than average, inventive eat local menu, steak mistake corrected quickly and 5 staff members checked on the correction. Large wine list. Major drawback for us, unless this was an unusual night, this dining room is LOUD. My partner had to move to the side of the table just so we could hear each other without yelling. Oversized... More

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Redmond, WA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

From start to finish we were treated exceptionally well. The food was excellent and our waitress, Sarda, took great care with our birthday celebration. The Cioppino was outstanding as was the swordfish. This was one of the best experiences we could have had. Well done!

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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 selecting Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar for your birthday celebration. I’m delighted to learn that the food and guest service were excellent. Your sentiments have been shared with Sarda and our Executive Chef. We hope you’ll join us again for your next special occasion, and on behalf of the entire team, happy... 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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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