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“Great service, view, ok food”

Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
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Ranked #12 of 311 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Great waitress, recommended a great wine. Had the "cast a big net" for 2. Tasty sourdough. Crab was not great. Scallops average. Angry prawns were fantastic. Swordfish overlooked but the olive tapenade was wonderful.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We had breakfast at Schooners, and it was a great experience. We enjoyed the food (I liked the chicken hash), and the service provided by Halima was top notch. On top of it all, the view was amazing...

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Located on Monterrey Bay, Schooners is in a very nice hotel on Cannery Row. They offer valet parking free for two hours. We ate at 5:30 and the place was pretty empty. Casual dining on the terrace, but we ate indoors at a window table. Ask for Nick--he was a really personable and knowledgeable waiter. He even went to get his binoculars so I could spot the sea otters outside the window. I highly recommend the food--I had BABY BEETS & LITTLE GEMS salad. I was a bit disappointed that the lettuce was iceberg, but the combination of beets, pine nuts, basil oil, goat cheese was tasty. I also had the yummy CIOPPINO, full of seafood. My husband had very sweet oysters, the BURRATA salad, and the richest, creamiest clam chowder imaginable. Nice wine, too.

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Thank FloridaBeth
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Stopped in for lunch. We were greeted with warmth and seated promptly outside. The scenery was gorgeous. We ordered the chef's special and the fish and chips. While waiting for our meal, multiple servers ensured we had water, tea, bread replenished. All with a smile. The meal came and it was wonderful. Fresh, made to order. The fish and chips were nothing we had seen (or tasted) before. It was unique and very good. Even the seagull who found a spot on the railing next to us was polite! Definitely will be back.

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Thank Banagirl G
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Schooners is the restaurant in the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. We had oysters on the half-shell to start, Caesar salad and then a seafood entree and braised short-ribs. The meal was expertly-prepared and delicious. Service was outstanding. The dining room was nice and inviting, not pretentious and of course, great views of Monterey Bay. A bit pricey but you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended.

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