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“Great food and location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
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Ranked #8 of 297 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Charleston, South Carolina
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food and location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

My wife and I had dinner at Schooners and were very impressed with the ambiance and food quality. We started out with cocktails and appetizers on their patio watching the sea otters frolic in the surf. Then we went indoors and had a great table by the window looking out at the ocean as the sun set. The dining room was nicely appointed and the food very good with especially high marks for their clam chowder. We would definitely go back.

  • Visited October 2013
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Views, but over priced.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We ate dinner here and really enjoyed the atmosphere. We spent around $100.00 for two adults and one 2 year old, we got two drinks, a steak, a cheeseburger, and the kids macaroni and cheese (it really was boxed mac as advertised). The mixed drink was great and the food was just ok. My husband had the angry prawns and loved them, but said they were not very angry. I suggest eating elsewhere and coming here to watch the sun set while enjoying their drinks.

Visited August 2013
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Mustang, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fun spot in the evenings.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Best time spent is with Jesse and the staff. Great views and excellant food. He knows the wine and what to order.

Visited September 2013
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Castro Valley, California, USA
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Quality Eatery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Had a great breakfast and the wait staff were friendly and right there when you need a cup of coffee. A good thing when you're
having breakfast. Enjoyed our window table also.

Visited August 2013
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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“AWESOME VIEW AND WINE LIST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Make reservations because it is always busy. This is a wonderful place to take in the ocean. Every table has a good view. The food is good and service excellent. The wine list is awesome. Highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic, nice dinner.

  • Visited October 2013
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for your compliments on our service, view and wine list at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. The best compliment that I can receive is that of a recommendation from our guests. I hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again.

Sincerely,

John V. Narigi
Vice President & General Manager
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
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