We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-2628
Website
Today
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
read more
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 932 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 562
    Excellent
  • 234
    Very good
  • 94
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Beautiful views

We made a reservation requesting a window table - promptly seated by the window. My husband had the venison special which he quite obviously a Enjoyed, along with a glass of Malbec. I had the special wine paired dinner. My he fish was perfectly cooked. The service here is always outstanding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
PattiCNS
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

932 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We made a reservation requesting a window table - promptly seated by the window. My husband had the venison special which he quite obviously a Enjoyed, along with a glass of Malbec. I had the special wine paired dinner. My he fish was perfectly cooked. The service here is always outstanding.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

So why only a 4? Well, it is a bit pricey, as some other reviewers have said. We stopped at Schooner's for lunch on a day trip to Monterey, where we had been shopping and walking the streets of Cannery Row. I saw the good reviews on TA and figured we would give it a try. I was surprised to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you happen to be in this area, you have to try this restaurant/bar. A table over looking Monterey Bay is a must....especially at sunset! We loved everything from food, wine selections, and the view.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went to happy hour every evening. Great happy hour finger food, inexpensive wine, beer, and mixed drinks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We had finished a wonderful afternoon at the Aquarium. An we wanted to grab a bite before driving back to Half Moon Bay. Trip Advisor rated Schooners very highly. They have 3 options, the dining room, bar or the deck over looking Monterey Bay. We choose the deck. Happy from 4-6 was still going. $5 glasses of wine (Hahn Chardonnay)... More 

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

Dear John, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. We are delighted you enjoyed our oceanfront location and Happy Hour, prior to making your drive back up the California Coast. If you decide to take another day trip to Monterey, we hope to see you again. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food... More 

Whitby
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Located in the Monterey Plaza hotel on Cannery Row, this restaurant was easy to find. Parking was across the street for $20 for the day. We were free to go anywhere and leave the car where it was. The restaurant can be found by going to the lower lobby level in the hotel, going to the left, and registering your... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stockton, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stopped in to have couple of drinks and was greeted by Lindsey, she was very personable and we enjoyed talking with her. Our drinks could not have been made better and she was very attentive to our needs. Lindsey was very enjoyable and made our time there feel very special.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Livermore, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is located inside the Monterey Plaza Hotel. We had lunch here two days while staying in the area. The patio seating affords absolutely wonderful views of the Monterey Bay-a very pleasant place to eat outside on a nice day. There were not a lot of options on the menu but we both had the Sea Bass BLT and... More 

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

Dear Jamar, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback regarding your experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed, so many aspects of your experience. Your positive remarks about the Sea Bass BLT have been shared with our Executive Chef. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.... More 

Monterey, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Schooners is a unique restaurant with a unique menu. Things that you would not prepare at home. You can sit inside if you choose, the view from the balcony is so lovely. You can watch otters play and sometimes dolphins go by and there is no charge for that experience. A great experience. Try it you will like it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hollister, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We easily met up with our friends the next morning for breakfast at Schooners. The food and service were very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar also viewed

Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
 
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
 

Been to Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?