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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, 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
Great time..

Great live music and tasty cocktails at happy hour. Ate in the bar and the food was wonderful. Service was outstanding

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Monica V
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Southbay, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Southbay, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great live music and tasty cocktails at happy hour. Ate in the bar and the food was wonderful. Service was outstanding

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San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Specially try omlet. I travel a lot places and even home I cooked my self and for my family. I love omlet but I can't cook like this restaurant. Omlet color was make mouth watering yellow egg yolk color. You can imagine what I said.

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Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Monterey Plaza hotel for our anniversary in April, just a quick one nighter get away.. We were famished when we arrived and visited the restaurant for lunch upon the suggestion of the front desk clerk. We were so glad we did! Lunch was phenomenal, so much so we ate there again for a fantastic anniversary dinner.... More 

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Orinda, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

For brunch or an afternoon snack this is a fun place just to sit and watch the birds and otters. On a sunny day with the music of the water everything just tastes better here.

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Juneau, Alaska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Incredible setting overlooking Monterey Bay, delicious food and wonderful service made for a lovely evening. As you may have read, we had a less-than-perfect stay at Unscripted, but eating here pretty much made up for that. My two friends and I dined on appetizers and each enjoyed a unique and tasty cocktail in the bar (we didn't have reservations and... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We had the pleasure of eating dinner at Schooners after a busy day in Monterey. The waitress was incredulous when I ordered the beet salad and the seafood salad. I enjoyed every morsel. When the beet salad came, I asked where were the beets. They were golden beets which I had never had before. Delicious! The seafood salad was delightful... More 

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San Rafael, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Had several meals at this restaurant because we were staying at the hotel. At breakfast one morning, my boyfriend ordered coffee and discovered the milk had turned. This seemed strange for such a nice place but he didn't drink it and we didn't think anymore of it. The next day we both ordered eggs and coffee and two hours later... More 

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

Dear Sharyn, We are truly sorry to hear that you became ill during your stay and sincerely hope you have fully recovered. On behalf of Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, we take any comments about food illnesses very seriously. I understand that our Director of Food & Beverage, Diego Anea has been in contact with you. The health and safety... More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here on our first night in Monterey. the food and service were excellent. We had a beautiful view of the bay next to the window. Highly recommend!

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Modesto, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What a view! Otters playing the bay swaying. The seafood was impeccably delicate. Just enough to enjoy the other dishes. We had the full net with Swordfish, Prawns, King Crab Legs and Oyster Rockefeller. The service was California style casual with character. If you didn't love something it was immediately replaced. Will be back.

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

Dear David, Thank you for selecting Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar to celebrate Mother’s Day. I know our Restaurant and Culinary staff will be pleased to learn of your kind remarks and recognition of their efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa More 

Marina, California
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I like Schooner's. The location is great; you can watch the waves roll in, perhaps even an otter or two! I really like the kale salad with the beets. The warm bread and butter is always a treat. I find the service quick and good as well.

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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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