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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-2628
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Ranked #8 of 258 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had not made a reservation but were greeted warmly and seated immediately on the outside terrace with a patio heater. Our waitress was delightful and very efficient. We ordered the fresh fish and seafood soup with a side order of grilled asparagus and hollandaise sauce.The wine arrived promptly and the fish soup was served at our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

If anyone loves beautiful food and a coastal view this is the restaurant to go visit. The service was excellent from being greeted, seated, and served! Our server and busier Sarda & Andrew were more than perfect! All around definitely a 10 and will be visiting again soon.

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

Thank you for sharing your kind remarks and generous 5-star review about your experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. Your thoughtful feedback has been shared with Sarda and Andrew. They were equally delighted to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage Monterey Plaza Hotel &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had a chicken caesar salad and it was amazing. The dressing was rich in flavor very creamy. The server was very friendly always had a smile on.

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Crestline, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

We were seated on the patio at night and had a lovely view of the bay, complete with an impromptu firework show. That was great. The food was not. Overall, the restaurant's menu was very exciting but the actual food did not deliver. The prix fixe started with gnocchi that were soggy, green colored, and tasteless. It was like eating... More

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

Thank you for sharing you feedback about your experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. While, I’m delighted you enjoyed the atmosphere and view, your feedback regarding the food and wine pairing is disappointing to hear. Please accept my sincere apologies that the food and wine pairing did not meet your expectations. Your sentiments have been shared with our Executive... More

Beaumont, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Didn't stay at the hotel, but came for dinner with my parents. We didn't have a reservation but were seated at a booth inside overlooking the ocean. It was a great backdrop for a classic steak and seafood restaurant. The clam chowder was fresh but not seasoned. The steaks were amazing. Our server, Colleen was attentive and so much fun.... More

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

Dear Kate, Thank you for your wonderful five-star review review about your experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. I am thrilled to hear you had a tremendous evening and your recommendation to others is sincerely appreciated. Your kind remarks have been shared with Colleen and our Executive Chef. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back in... More

Monterey Peninsula, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stopped by for a quick cocktail, but ended up staying a couple of hours checking out sports and being entertained by bartender Jesse and Co. Probably stop by again tonight for round two! Great atmosphere, views, service!

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

Dear Vince, Thank you for sharing your experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. I am pleased to hear you decided to stay and enjoy the evening with Jesse and the rest of our team. Enjoying the game and taking in the views of the Monterey Bay makes game day just a little more enjoyable win or lose. We hope... More

Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Didn't stay at the hotel (will do so on next visit!) and was impressed with the hotel overall - very very nice. Popped in for dinner on a Friday in September after wandering around Cannery Row. We didn't have a reservation and Schooners was very busy yet still managed to seat us in the bar after a 15 minute wait.... 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 comments regarding your dining experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful dinner and were pleased with the service. Our Executive Chef will be equally pleased to learn of your kind remarks about our gluten free menu choices. I hope you have the opportunity to dine... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were staying in the hotel for one night so we had pre dinner drinks at the bar (I had a Monterey Mule cocktail - very good) followed by dinner in the evening and then breakfast the next morning. The food was good. At dinner I had the Oysters followed by the sword fish both of which were good and... More

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Livermore, California, USA
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Fantastic views, service and food. I had the crabcake eggs benedict and they were amazing! Service was exceptional, as well as the view. I couldn't ask for anything more. Busy on weekends, but they text you when your table is ready, so you can sit outside and enjoy the bay. Reservations are also accepted.

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

Dear Christina, Thank you for sharing your lovely review about your dining experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. I’m thrilled that the service was exceptional and the food was fantastic. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage More

Monterey, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It's a terrific place to go for lunch on a nice day. Seating on the deck is delightful and the food was delicious and presented beautifully.

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

Dear Marilyn, Thank you for sharing your lovely review regarding your dining experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed our beautiful view over the Monterey Bay and that the food was delicious. Your generous five-star review has been shared with our team. They were equally pleased to hear of your kind remarks. We hope... More

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