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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

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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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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.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
First class in every respect

From the moment the lovely Jessica took our phone booking, I had a feeling this restaurant (which had been recommended to us) was going to be good. We were fortunate enough to get a window seat, enabling us to watch the big swells roll in and crash on the rocks below. Seating is extremely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Rod E
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

From the moment the lovely Jessica took our phone booking, I had a feeling this restaurant (which had been recommended to us) was going to be good. We were fortunate enough to get a window seat, enabling us to watch the big swells roll in and crash on the rocks below. Seating is extremely comfortable in a relaxed up-market bistro... More 

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Isle of Wight
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We visited Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar during a one night stop over in Monterey whilst driving the Pacific Coast Highway. We found the restaurant on Tripadvisor and having read the reviews decided to book. The restaurant is located in the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, we didn't find the signage that great once in the hotel, you'll need to... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your dining experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. It is always a pleasure to receive comments from our guests. We are also very pleased that you enjoyed your meal selections. Please accept my sincere apologies for the issues you experienced while dining with us. Inconsistent service is inexcusable... More 

Katy, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

we ate here for dinner one evening and sat out on the terrace. they did have heaters, though with a breeze it was still a little chilly so I recommend a jacket this time of year. I think they also had blankets they would lend you, but I didn't ask for one. The food was absolutely amazing! I had the... More 

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Burlington, NJ
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118 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were walking back from a restaurant to our hotel, when I noticed this place as we were enjoying the view of the water. The bar was irresistibly located inside and outside by the water. We sat at the bar and ordered drinks and a dessert for my son. LOVED IT! They made a cocktail I was crazy about and... More 

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Monterey, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed breakfast at Schooners this past weekend as locals and truly enjoyed our experience here. The view was beautiful and I love that they let you borrow binoculars to view some of the wildlife in the bay. We were even able to spot a couple of sea otters! The service was perfect - we always had our drinks full and... More 

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Fairfield County, Connecticut
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We usually avoid restaurants located in hotels because they are rarely very good. This was an outstanding exception. Everything -- appetizers, mains and dessert -- was fabulous and the chef came by the table to chat with us after dinner. Nice wine list, too. The setting is lovely: wrap-around windows offer a view from every table.

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Shakopee
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Schooners is located inside the Monterey Bay Plaza Spa/Hotel. The hotel itself is beautiful so the restaurant is also. Beautiful harbor view, great food from a large menu selection, and great service. I suggest seafood. It tastes so much better fresh and it is fresh. Enjoy

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Modesto, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Fabulous steak & lobster meal with good wine overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Excellent service. What more could you ask for?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Came in last night to have dinner in the bar area. It's was kinda busy and service was excellent. The bartender, Mike was waiting on tables. He recommended great items from the menu, and we loved every bit of it. He was very professional, attentive, and made us feel very comfortable and happy. Thanks Mike for the great tasting drinks... More 

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Union City, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We really enjoyed our breakfast inside the restaurant, our dinner out on the patio, the view from both places, and the exceptional service.

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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, 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

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