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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Expensive cocktails but food is excellent with great view of Bay (4.3 out of 5)

I'm happy I decided to dine here. After spending a little over $100 for a solo dinner, my wallet probably disagrees, but oh well, I was only in Monterey for one night and I wanted a good meal with a good view. Overlooking the scenic Monterey Bay, the view was top notch, and so was the food. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Frederick, Maryland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I'm happy I decided to dine here. After spending a little over $100 for a solo dinner, my wallet probably disagrees, but oh well, I was only in Monterey for one night and I wanted a good meal with a good view. Overlooking the scenic Monterey Bay, the view was top notch, and so was the food. The service was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the breakfast the choice was vaired and interesting. The view out the sea was a bonus and the staff were very attentive and smart

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We ate this restaurant and the food was outstanding. We had shrimp that was totally fantastic. The wait staff did an outstanding job of providing service that was impeccable.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Many hotel restaurants are over-priced and often don't deliver on food and service. We were spending three nights at the Monterey Plaza and chose Schooners mostly for convenience and the view. We also were attracted to the farm to table special menu that differed from the usual seafood choices. Although we enjoyed the menu and found the service to be... More 

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

Please accept my sincere apologies for the service issues you experienced while dining at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. Although our servers receive comprehensive menu training, it is evident that we have failed to meet your expectations. I have communicated your feedback to our staff for corrective action, and hope to have the opportunity to earn your patronage in the... More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

There are only a few restuarants with this kind of view. Indoor and outdoor dining available. Service is top notch, waiters cover each other to insure continuous service. I had the Oysters on the Half Shell, Angry Prawns and the Scallops. Everythinhg had good flavor, but portions were small all around. 6 small oysters, about 4 shrimp (not prawns) and... More 

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Manteca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stay at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa associated with Schooners several times a year and make use of this restaurant almost exclusively (almost, not entirely) when there. We thoroughly enjoy sitting in the indoor/outdoor bar area when Jessie is working the bar, slowly grazing through the bar menu, sipping his delightful drinks. When on the patio you can... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

One of those beautiful coastal eateries, has great food and service. The best part is looking outside the windows, and walking around the deck near the restaurant. The nautical theme and use of excellent woodwork makes the atmosphere inviting and inspiring.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The patio is beautiful on a sunny day with a light breeze. Kayakers, seals, and the blissful sound of waves lapping onto the shore underneath your patio deck is bliss. Order a Monterey Mule and you're set to relax, kick back and set aside all your worries.

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Staten Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We went for a quick drink to wait for our room, and ended up eating dinner outside on the balcony. They have heaters and blankets. Service was great, food was phenomenal, and the view was perfect. You can't see the sunset from this side of the bay, but it was nice to watch the seals play around.

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Seymour, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great food, nice surrounding. We ate outside and loved watching the sea animals and boats. We went there twice!!

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Additional Information about Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: (831) 372-2628
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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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, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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