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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-2628
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Ranked #8 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We were staying very close by to this lovely restaurant, and it had good reviews, so we made reservations for 7:00 pm on a Thursday. It is in a lovely location, and we were excited to try the food. We arrived about 10 minutes prior to our reservation time. We were told by the hostess it would be just a... 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 recent experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. I am disappointed to learn of the service that you received upon your initial visit. This is certainly not the level of service that we pride ourselves on providing. Thank you for electing to give us another chance. I am glad that you enjoyed the food, service... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Try one of their seafood specials (oysters, king crab and lobster). Service was polite, not quite as friendly as we would have expected from such a restaurant.

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Sacramento, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We tried the fixed course dinner with the wine paring. We were able to get a nice window seat and watched at the last rays of sunlight faded over Monterey Bay. The only negative thing was when the main course was presented, my wife's chicken was dry and chewy. We sent it back and the waiter said the Chef said,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Stayed at this hotel for 20 year anniversary. They gave us a $20 voucher at check in for Schooners do we decided to try for dinner. I had Mahi Mahi, husband had the Ribeye steak. All food was served hot and was great. Dominic, our server was friendly and attentive. Great choice for dinner with nice views of the bay!

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Danville, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We have been to Schooners many times (4 to 5 times a year, since they opened the new Schooners) we haven't been disappointed once. The view is breathtaking, the food is to die for and the servicers are awesome we always ask for Sarda she's not only knowledgeable with the menu she explains the way your food is prepared, she... More

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Worcs. England
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We reserved this restaurant not as first choice but because other preferred ones were fully booked. Nice place, lovely inside and it has a great location looking out onto the bay. Food was OK but choice was a little limited. Our waiter let the show down. We ordered a bottle of wine, he poured two glasses and the bottle disappeared.... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great place overlooking the sea. Went there for lunch and had very plump oysters and seafood salad. Very friendly staff

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Breukeleveen, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had a good service and food in the restaurant. They serve more than is on the regular menu, so ask for it!

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Mobile, Alabama
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Had a quick lunch at the bar. Amazing grilled cheese sandwich, soup and salad. Comfort food Cali style. Very good service. Price was right.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent three nights at the Plaza hotel and spa. From the beginning of our stay we were very happy with the accommodations and friendly service. In particular we were very impressed with the bar staff at Schooners. The bar tender Mike in particular was friendly, warm and very professional. He was so sweet and welcoming and... More

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