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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
+1 831-372-2628
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
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“seafood” (114 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
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Reviewed yesterday

Had lunch and dinner here. Manager sent over an appetizer platter on the house. Staff was great , food was great and the view spectacular.

Thank Maryann D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I love coming here to celebrate special occasions. We love the view of the ocean and sea otters raft float near and under us. The restaurant is perfectly situated in a beautiful hotel where we had our cocktails upstairs. There was even...More

1  Thank MonyMoLaVie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved everything we ate, or drank, here! The clam chowder is to die for; as was the Fisherman's Net meal on the dinner menu. This place can go from breakfast casual to dinner divine, and you'll feel like you're in a different place each...More

Thank Tammy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

With a view window on Monterey Bay and the magical reflections of sunset, the setting could not have been better for this wonderful dinner at Schooners. The food was excellent and the server, Steve, lifted the experience a step above. He was personable, knowledgeable, and...More

1  Thank BobbyCsaplar
MontereyPlazaGM, General Manager at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear BobbyCsaplar, Thank you for sharing such a kind review. We are thrilled that Steve, the food and the views exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you again in the near future!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ambiance was perfect with gorgeous water views event at night. The food was amazing! I had the nightly special which was a very flavorful halibut dish. Service was top notch and Steve, our server was incredibly knowledgeable.

1  Thank SStravelchick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the experience was fantastic. We received such a warm welcome and were wished congratulations from the staff. Both the food and service was outstanding! Would not hesitate to recommend Schooners to anyone looking...More

1  Thank LJ21
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant. The food was above average and the views of the bay and harbor are wonderful. Be sure and ask for a bayview window, well worth the visit. Food is good although a bit expensive

1  Thank 668stephenj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a romantic view when the lights come on in the harbor while having a lovely dinner. Appetizer trays are amazing. The owner is very gracious and warm. I loved the clam chowder - best I have had and I’ve had a lot. The sand...More

1  Thank Discover27671
MontereyPlazaGM, General Manager at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Discover27671, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience on TripAdvisor. We will certainly share your kind words with our culinary team and we hope to have you join us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited Schooners for dinner 2 nights. The food was outstanding!!! The service was impeccable. Steak and seafood was delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank Jody and Nancy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our dinner experience at this restaurant was not bad, but not exceptional either. Service was OK and the view was nice. Seating in the dining room felt very crowded. I found the food to be mediocre - the tuna entree seemed a little dry and...More

Thank ridgebacklover123
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Sandra H
September 6, 2016|
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Response from Monterey_Plaza | Property representative |
Hi Sandra, We would be delighted to serve your family reunion, thank you for considering us! Please give us a call at 831-372-2628, and speak with our Restaurant Manager, Valentino for additional details. We look... More
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CraigWspoon
July 26, 2016|
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Dear CraigWspoon, We would be delighted to offer your daughter a plain burger, and completely understand. We look forward to welcoming you, and should you have any other requests please do not hesitate to contact us at any... More
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dreamernot
April 6, 2016|
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Response from Monterey_Plaza | Property representative |
Good Morning, Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding Mother's Day brunch! While Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar does not have a special Mother's Day menu, our regular menu items will be served. However, Monterey Plaza... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$31 - $50
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-2628
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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.
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