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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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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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    Very good
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    Average
  • 33
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  • 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
Anniversary dinner

My husband and I visited Monterey for a long weekend from Thursday to Sunday to celebrate our anniversary. Our first night there, we were tired and didn't really feel like going out of our way, so we decided to eat in our hotel. We also looked at Yelp and found that Schooners had a 4 star review... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
cherbear1960
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Los Angeles, California
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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
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited Monterey for a long weekend from Thursday to Sunday to celebrate our anniversary. Our first night there, we were tired and didn't really feel like going out of our way, so we decided to eat in our hotel. We also looked at Yelp and found that Schooners had a 4 star review. The hotel suggested... More 

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Carmel, California
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99 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great Setting, almost hanging over the water, with a panoramic view of Monterey, Seaside, Sand City, and across the whole bay. Indoor and outdoor seating (with heaters for the outside deck) very nice food and service... Clam chowder was really tasty. We only had lighter fare, so I can't comment on the full menu. Pleasant folks...

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Folsom, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing dinner with delicious food from the mussels and angry shrimp to the lobster bisque and swordfish! Staff was very attentive and hostess staff very cheerful and welcoming! Definitely surprised by this little gem in the Monterey Plaza Hotel...beautiful views and patio. Don't forget to go early and enjoy a cocktail in the piano lounge beforehand.

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Vernon, B.C.
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286 reviews 286 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying the location is amazing. It is right on Monterey Bay in Monterey CA. You couldn't ask for a better location and the views are amazing. It was my wife's 50th birthday and I brought her and one of my sons to this beautiful area for a mini vacation. We went for a walk when we... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had the opportunity to dine at Schooners for both dinner and breakfast (breakfast was included with our room or we may have searched elsewhere). The restaurant itself was very comfortable with huge windows and well-placed tables offering gorgeous views. The staff, though seemingly stretched a bit thin for both meals, was very friendly. A major plus for dinner was... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Made a dinner reservation to celebrate our anniversary. We were staying on the property for the weekend and wanted a nice dinner with a view of the water. Our table was perfect and the service was great. Dinner was perfect and made for a wonderful evening. Would recommend to anyone wanting a nice place to eat with a stunning view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a FANTASTIC lunch today. Lindsey was great. Sat at the bar and had lunch, beautiful sunshine, great food, great service. Thanks Lindsey

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We had lunch at Schooner's on March 24th. The view is excellent and the service was very good. However, we've had better seafood at Long John Silver's. The calamari was tasteless and greasy. Both the spring roll and the fish and chips were also greasy. Indeed, we didn't finish any of these three dishes because they were so greasy and... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Food selection was weak.. We ordered the mahi mahi.. waited extra long then were told they only had one selection of mahi mahi remaining. So, one of us changed our order.. The piece of ma hi ma hi we did get was very small and you could tell it was not select... should have been discarded. We watch as they... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a very nice evening out at Schooners. I wasn't in the mood for a main course, so opted for a salad and a couple of small plates. I was served the salad first. It was a kale salad with fruit and goat cheese. It was delightful. Even the husband enjoyed it and he hates kale! I also had... More 

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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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