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This is our second visit to Monterey staying at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. The hotel is amazing and so is the service at Schooner’s restaurant. Shout out to our server, Esdras M., who was very personable, attentive and professional. He mentioned he’s been there for...a number of years and you can tell by his outstanding service to his customers. We make it a point to have breakfast here specifically for the crab eggs Benedict. It’s delicious!
If you’re looking for a place to stay this is it. Between the hotel cleanliness and the views while dining, you cannot find a better place.More
The lady on reception was very helpful and was able to get us a table for six at short notice. The location of the restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean is very nice. The decor and service was very good. But the best part was dinner....Delicious dishes and good cocktails.More
I was so excited to bring my family of 4 to the Monterey Bay and made my reservation at Schooners
81 days in advance (staying at the hotel). I made this reservation for my family to have the best of the best ocean view. Instead...we were seated next to the bar, serving station, and entry door for a not at all wonderful environment. After spending $350 for a meal (4 meals and a app)I was expecting so much more. Especially since other tables were available when we were seated with much better views. I understand Covid all too well since my teenage son has worked through it the entire time at a high scar restaurant, but others who didn’t reserve a seat so far advance had way better placement and my poor husband had no view at all and other not any better. The food was good and what you would expect for the expensive price…although after traveling from Tahoe and Yosemite it was triple the price which we expected since we were expecting a wonderful Ocean View which was not provided. And the service was just “okay” for the price. If your looking for a 4-5 star experience then look elsewhere.More
Had 4 meals at Schooner's while we spent a week in Monterey, originally planned for like 2 so we could diversify but it was always above and beyond so we kept going back. Food was phenomenal and the menu had some good variety as well,...we had two dinners, one lunch, and one breakfast, all great. A bit pricey but it comes with the view that is phenomenal right over the bay, and we ate inside one night just to get that vibe which was also very relaxing and a great window view. Isnoel, Sam, Itzel, bussers/bartenders, and the hostesses were all great (very accomodating due to wife being a bit chilly to help squeeze us inside that one night). Highly recommend.More
Let's start with the positive: the view of the ocean is lovely, Blanca brought us a heating lamp, and our server Sean was doing his best as the restaurant was clearly understaffed with servers. The food was good (the Caesar salad with crab and the...Bistro Burger), but you can only order wine by the glass (WTH?), and the Newton Cab my wife ordered was very disappointing. We won't be back.More
Probably the all-time best location.. You're actually Over the water, which makes it feel more like you're on a cruise ship than land when you dine here. The clam chowder and fish dishes are delicious, and they make a great aperol spritz! I highly recommend!
We had the most amazing service from Halima (spelling?) she totally spoiled us, with the masks it is often hard to see people smile but you could see her smile through her eyes and she was just so sweet and pleasant. I am a local...to Monterey and keep coming back primarily because of her amazing service. Althought the food does also play a part in my habitual returns, sitting out on the deck, drinking a mimosa, eating the crab benny with great service is the best way to start your day in Monterey!More
Response from themontereyplaza | Property representative |
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
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. Please call 844-508-5578 for more information!
The SCK Team