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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Menu

SALADS & STARTERS
Morro Bay Pacific Gold Oysters
USD 22
USD 39
On the Half Shell
mignonette, house made cocktail sauce; available in ½ dozen / dozen
Swank Farms Heirloom Tomatoes
burrata, cabernet onions, arbequina olive oil
USD 15
Classic Caesar Salad
chopped romaine, caesar dressing, parmesan, anchovies, crostini
USD 15
Add Half Avocado USD 5
Add Shrimp USD 11
Add Chicken USD 9
Add Dungeness Crab USD 12
Fresh Catch
5 morro bay pacific gold oysters, 5 black tiger prawns, octopus ceviche
USD 39
Add Half Maine Lobster Tail USD 15
Crispy Calamari
lemons, green beans, parmesan, aleppo-lime aioli
USD 13
Coastal Clam Chowder
manila clams, potatoes, celery, cream, sherry wine
USD 9
Prawn Cocktail
ranch-grown black tiger prawns, roasted tomato cocktail sauce
USD 16
SANDWICHES
Choice of fries or side salad
Bistro Burger
white cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, aïoli, brioche bun
USD 17
Add Bacon or Avocado USD 2
Swordfish Sandwich BLT
baker's bacon, au poivre spices, avocado aioli, brioche roll
USD 19
Grilled Portabella Mushroom Sandwich
eggplant, potato steak, havarti, basil aïoli, focaccia bread
USD 15
Prime Rib & Smoked Mozzarella Panini
whole grain mustard, horseradish, grilled onion, sourdough
USD 19
Impossible Burger
lettuce, tomato, onion, focaccia bread
USD 17
PLATES
Seafood Salad Trio
dungeness crab, shrimp, seared tuna, organic greens, green papaya, avocado, mango sauce
USD 26
Monterey Cioppino Pot
shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari, seasonal fish, saffron-dungeness crab broth
USD 33
Mussels & Frites
chardonnay steamed penn cove mussels, spanish chorizo, fine herbs
USD 19
English Style Fish & Chips
beer battered rockfish, apple cider slaw, malt vinegar, remoulade sauce
USD 23
Cabernet Braised Short Rib Rigatoni
tuscan kale, oven roasted tomatoes, romano, basil pesto
USD 26
Skillet Nachos
black beans, jalapeños, white cheddar, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, cilantro
USD 15
Add Short Ribs USD 11
Add Chicken USD 9
Add Shrimp USD 11
DRINKS
SPECIALTY COCKTAILS
Big Little Lies
ketel grapefruit rose botanical, aperol, lemon, pomegranate, grapefruit, agave, mint, sparkling wine
USD 15
Maritime Manhattan
bulliet bourbon, red grapefruit, rosemary smoked sweet vermouth
USD 15
Doc's Mai Tai
flor de caña, lime & pineapple juices, macadamia, orange curaçao, egg white- passion fruit foam
USD 15
Patio Boss
patron silver tequila, cointreau, housemade sour, grand marnier
USD 16
Leeward Lemon Drop
three olives raspberry vodka, citronvodka, chambord, sour sugar rim
USD 14
Supreme Plaza Mary
house-infused six pepper vodka, bacon, grilled prawn, blue cheese olives, pickle spear, house- made spicy bloody marymix
USD 25
CRAFT BEERS ON TAP
Seismic Brewing, Magnetic Midnight (Black Lager)
16 oz USD 10
23 oz USD 14
North Coast Brewing, Brother Thelonious (Abbey)
10oz USD 10
Carmel Craft Brewery, Yeast King (Blonde)
16 oz USD 10
23 oz USD 40
North Coast Brewing, Scrimshaw, (Pilsner)
16 oz USD 10
23 oz USD 12
Anderson Valley (Amber Ale)
16 oz USD 9
23 oz USD 12
Alvarado St., Mai Tai P.A. (IPA)
16 oz USD 10
23 oz USD 14
Sierra Nevada, Hazy Little Thing, (IPA)
16 oz USD 10
23 oz USD 12
BOTTLED BEER / CIDER
Budweiser
USD 6
Bud Light
USD 6
Coors Light
USD 6
Amstel Light
USD 6
Corona
USD 6
Guinness (Stout)
USD 7
Stella (Lager)
USD 7
Martinelli's Cider (Apple Cider)
USD 7
Firestone 805 (Blonde Ale)
USD 7
Firestone-Dba (Double Barrel Ale)
USD 8
WINES BY THE GLASS
SPARKING WINES & CHAMPAGNE
Veuve-Clicquot, Brut, Champagne, FR
USD 25
Chandon, Brut, CA
USD 15
Folktale, Brut Rosé, Carmel Valley, CA
USD 14
Folktale, Brut, Carmel Valley, CA
USD 15
WHITE & ROSÉ WINES
Dawn's Dream, Rosé, Arroyo Seco, CA
USD 12
Bernardus, Sauvignon Blanc, Carmel, CA
USD 14
Scheid, Albariño, Arroyo Seco, CA
USD 14
Carmel Road, Riesling, Monterey, CA
USD 12
Mer Soleil, Chardonnay, Unoaked "Silver", SLH, CA
USD 12
Talbott, Chardonnay, "Sleepy Hollow", SLH, CA
USD 16
Grgich Hills, Chardonnay, Napa, CA
USD 18
About
Enjoy the best contemporary American cuisine and sustainable seafood with an oceanfront view at the Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar at Monterey Plaza
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the Ocean Short menu. The food was excellent however the menu was a bit disappointing. The dinner menu had far less offerings then the menu on TripAdvisor. Still try it you will like the food you sit well above the ocean still some waves...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and on the second night of our visit we decided to eat at the hotel. We both had the Monterey Cioppino and it was spectacular. My hats off to the chef!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

Schooners is an upscale casual dining experience. The food menu is quite varied but specializes in fresh fish; truly fresh fish. The daily specials are wonderful. We ate two dinners and two breakfasts at the restaurant. We ate dinner outside both nights even though cool...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Simply put, this seafood restaurant has all the key ingredients bundled up nicely! Open with a view of the ocean and waves breaking below the balcony, next great seafood presented by an outstanding attendant named Hugo. He was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. I give the...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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themontereyplaza, Managing Director at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Dear jagjim, Thank you for your wonderful review! We will pass along your kind words to Hugo, and look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are craving seafood by the waves. Sincerely, Chris Sommers Managing Director

Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Best Seafood salad! Hearty but light! Breakfast was good, mimosas fresh fruit! Service was great! We didn’t need reservationsMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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themontereyplaza, Owner at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2020

Dear shoequeeny, Thank you for your review and your comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the seafood salad (a local’s favorite), your breakfast and the fresh mimosas. We hope to welcome you back the next time you are in the area! Sincerely, Chris...More

Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Recently stayed there as part of a conference. Stopped in on several occasions to get away and have a glass of wine or cup of coffee. Place was a peaceful spot to sit and watch the tide roll in. The staff was extremely pleasant and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

During our 2 night stay, we’ve had our B/F each morning at the Schooners. The views of the Harbor and the Ocean was unobstructed and beautiful. The service was great and the food was delicious. We had the Carmel Omlete, the Crab Cake Benedict, and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 25, 2020

I travel to Monterey on a monthly basis for leisure. A visit to Schooners is a must everytime. The food choices are varied and every entree is excellent. The servers are top quality and excellent. The location is breathtaking with full views of Monterey Bay....More

Date of visit: January 2020
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themontereyplaza, Owner at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2020

Dear SteveR585, Thank you for your review and for your continued patronage. Melissa with be thrilled to hear your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back next month! Sincerely, Chris Sommers Managing Director Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Reviewed January 15, 2020 via mobile

We had a delightful breakfast with a ocean view. The menu was extensive, the staff courteous and the food well prepared.

Date of visit: January 2020
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themontereyplaza, Owner at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2020

Dear 705raymondt, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your breakfast experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Chris Sommers Managing Director Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Reviewed January 4, 2020

The restaurant is beautiful, the atmosphere is great, the food is creative and tasteful. Season was very agreeable and a very good guide to navigate the menu, great service from all the staff. Congratulations!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from RobertPuertas | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Better than I’d like to admit... 😏
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Hello, Thank you for your question! Yes, we will be open Thanksgiving Day and serving Thanksgiving specials in our dining room along with our regular menu. We also have Thanksgiving buffet and Thanksgiving to go offerings... More
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