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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

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American, Chowder, Seafood
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400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-2628
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, suspended over the waters of Monterey...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hotel Dinning

Location was easy for us; as we stayed at the Monterey Bay Plaza. The food was consistent and tasty. The view of the bay was a nice way to start and end the day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
smilineyes143
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Ballico, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Location was easy for us; as we stayed at the Monterey Bay Plaza. The food was consistent and tasty. The view of the bay was a nice way to start and end the day.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Colleen was our server -- by the way, she was arguably the best server I've ever had. Excellent attention to detail, always on point, and gave us honest, thorough feedback on the menu...she guided us to the best items on the menu!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Located in the Monterey Plaza hotel, the food is surprisingly delicious The Seafood platter is amazing with oysters, clams, king crab legs and sauces. The rib-eye steak was cooked to order- mid-rare; but thin in size. The seafood risotto was perfectly al dente. Staff was friendly but slow. Great views of Monterey bay.

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Winston-Salem,NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Schooner's is located at the beginning of Cannery Row on the opposite end from the Aquarium = Didn't "get" the amazing patio at first was part of a restaurant - we just were drawn to it for the beauty- then saw below the people dining. GORGEOUS VIEWS AND SET UP. We didn't have reservations But snaked our way through the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

What happened to Schooners?After an absurdly long wait to get a table on the patio (with the place nearly empty on a weekday), service was slow, the menu was limited, and very overpriced. They either need a new manager or new approach to keep up with the competition.

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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The best meals for Farm to Table is their motto, and it is always wonderful! From wonderful Breakfasts to Exquisite Dinners!

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Loganville, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were staying in the hotel where this restaurant is located. We ate outside and enjoyed our view. Great food and some of the best service we had on our 25 day cross country trip.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised at what s delightful evening we had, We accidentally made reservations here thinking it was a different restaurant but decided to stay eve though it was pricier than what we wanted. However, it was worth every cent!! The filet mignon was melt in your mouth fabulous. Seriously for a fish place this was the best steak... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We dined here couple of days ago, and failed to make a reservation. So, after waiting about 25 minutes, we were seated in the back of the dining room. The hostesses tried to convince us to sit on the patio at night but we refused as it gets cold and I did not want to risk kids getting sick. Long... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely servers, lovely views, lovely food. We enjoyed the curved sitting area to watch the otters (better with the restaurant binocular)

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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, Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: (831) 372-2628

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?