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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

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400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
(831) 372-2628
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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mt sinai
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From the incredible venue , to the service & food this spot hits all the buttons , a wonderful dining experience.Mike P was our server a professional with a great knowledge of the area and the menu! I'm tempted to go back tomorrow !!!!!

1 Thank stevetmtsinai
Monterey Peninsula, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Schooners has been and will always be my favorite restaurant on the Monterey Bay. If the breathtaking views of the ocean waves below aren't enough, you will be blown away by the attentive service, attention to detail, knowledgeable staff, and delicious menu. We were greeted by our wonderful server Aaron, who not only recommended both drinks and appetizers for us... More 

1 Thank hjane1989
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Schooners is a great spot with good food. I highly recommend it. We liked the deck area and watching the waves come in. A few provided quite the splash! All in all very impressive view of Monterey Bay!

1 Thank WorldExplorerCDN
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The décor and location were fantastic. Roland our waiter was superb, he was funny, gave us great travel tips and really made our dinner enjoyable. The food and wine list is great for the price point.

Thank Jessica W
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only had one night to stay in Monterey and were so fortunate to have chosen this restaurant for 30th Wedding Anniversary dinner. The staff was so attentive, cheerful and friendly from the moment we arrived, at the hostess station, until we finished our extraordinary dinner and left. Our waiter, Steve, was on the top of his game. Friendly, experienced,... More 

1 Thank JandR769
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had breakfast here at the hotel we were staying at and it was wonderful! Large portions and excellent service.

1 Thank JamieCarie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Made reservations for dinner; sat outside on patio with heaters and candles. Staff also offered blankets to guests for extra warmth. Food was amazing - seafood was fresh and all dishes were beautifully presented. Our waiter was helpful with questions we had about specific dishes. He was fun, made suggestions and as well as very efficient.

1 Thank Holly S
Mojave California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here with my spouse and some coworkers for an after-conference happy hour. Nice and relaxing out on the patio watching the sky change colour as the sun set. Nice selection of beers and wines as well as a full bar. The food was good; didn't have a full meal, just some chowder for me which was perfect for eating... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stopped in for a mid afternoon lunch and we were able to get a table outside. The view was very nice but our food was average at best. My spinach salad had several pieces of wilted spinach in it and it had too much dressing on it (I had requested that the dressing be on the... More 

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Monterey_Plaza, Executive Chef at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Dear 72GoldenGate, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. Please accept my sincere apologies for your dissatisfaction with your lunch, specifically the spinach salad and hamburger. I have begun investigating this matter personally, as this is not our Service Standard. It is my sincere hope you will consider giving us another opportunity to earn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Monterey Plaza as part of a trip of California from the UK. The food, atmosphere and service is good and better than than the restaurants we tried in town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: (831) 372-2628
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?