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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

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$$$$
American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, 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
Romantic birthday dinner.

We had dinner at Schooners on my birthday. It was one of those warmer evenings with a full moon rising. The food was amazing. Well prepared and executed. The wait staff was attentive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Carolyn B
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West Pennant Hills, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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West Pennant Hills, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at Schooners on my birthday. It was one of those warmer evenings with a full moon rising. The food was amazing. Well prepared and executed. The wait staff was attentive.

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Arcata, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great food, but pricey. Their cocktails cost as much as a meal, but the sandwich was very good, and not insubstantial.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We reserved this restaurant for dinner based on great reviews on trip advisor. Our waiter was great and so friendly, could not ask for a more pleasant service. Antipasti appetizer was average, cheeses and salami were pretty ordinary. Muscles were good. For the entrees we got New York steak and crab/artichoke stuffed sole. Steak was plain, fish was tasteless, could... More 

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

While I am pleased to learn you were satisfied with our guest service, I would like extend my sincere apologies that you considered our menu selections underwhelming. I have communicated your feedback to our Executive Chef for further review. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your experience. Please contact me directly at 831-645-4004 or danea@montereyplazahotel.com. I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We ate here for my birthday and the staff did a wonderful job of making it special. The food was outstanding with scenic views.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Food was great. Service was one of Worst experiences I've ever had at a restaurant. Waited over 20 minutes after being seated for water or drink order. Didn't see waitress more than twice after that.

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

Dear Brent, While I am pleased to learn you enjoyed our menu selections, it is disheartening that our staff failed to meet our Service Standard during your dining experience. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your experience. Please contact me directly at 831-645-4004 or danea@montereyplazahotel.com. I hope to speak with you soon. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We dined at this restaurant the night of our arrival. Our waiter was excellent! The food was delicious (pricy) and the wine was good! We will definitely be retuning again.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Experienced Bar/Outdoor Patio dining as well as indoor Schooner's Dining Room for Breakfast and Dinner several times. Staff associates were all very hospitable and friendly. Some of note on our last trip were Lindsey, Luke, Erin and Joshua in the Patio Dining and Bar area. The ocean views are amazing. Cozy coastal ambience.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I had the pleasure of enjoying a wonderful meal here with my good friend Lord Mumbles plus some Americam friends of ours. Super food, lovely ambience and great service. Thank you for providing a lasting memory during Monterey car week!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If anything, it is well worth getting a table here in the balacony for a spot of free whale watching, of which we saw plenty. The food was fine but nothing to write home about.

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

Dear Daniel, I am pleased to learn that you were able to view the majestic whales of Monterey Bay during your dining experience. Please accept my sincere apologies that our menu did not exceed your expectations. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your experience. Please contact me directly at 831-645-4004 or danea@montereyplazahotel.com. I hope to speak... More 

Fresno, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I CANNOT express my love for this place! excellent food, even better service! the servers and hosts are SO friendly, understanding and patient, and polite! I love the view that comes with their outside seating. I will definitely be here every time i'm in Monterey! (Calamari is to die for!)

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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, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?