Very nice place. Good ambience
Very nice place. Good ambience and great food. Location on the wharf in Cannery Row is pretty neat.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice at the evening
When we came to Monterey we decided to go to Schooners in order to enjoy the great view to the sea together with a terrific view to the sea.The food, the wine list, the service (thank you Nick!) was perfect, the view to the sea is only good at night, when you do not sea the surroundings of this very wonderfull place.
This was the only letdown, our waiter (nick) made up for it bigtime...
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional personal Service.
Exceptional personal Service. Fantastic food prepared with Love. The best dining experience we've had in three years. Highly recommended. A Utopia for food lovers. 5 Stars and then some. ;)
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best hotel restaurants
Our family has one major caveat for rating restaurants: would we eat there again. We all gave a resounding yes to Schooner's. Everything was first rate. Prices reasonable for high end dining.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent seafood ciopino, kid friendly , only wish we could of stayed in their hotel
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow! What a great dinner!
We recently enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Schooner's while in Monterey. The service was exceptional and the food was excellent. We ordered a bottle of wine that our waiter Nicklaus recommended and when another diner had purchased the last bottle they replaced our original order with a more expensive wine at the price of our original order. Then when my son was hoping to have fresh seafood, which wasn't on the kid's menu, they created a plate for him that included fresh crab legs. He was in heaven. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Monterey.
7/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We got a table at the window and immediatly the waiter brought us a binocular with the words: look carefully out there! Other guests Saw an otter! We saw after a few minutes 4 delphins! Wonderfull! They let us enjoy the moment and there was no hurry to order the food. We had oysters. Delicious. After that we had the chioppino. A very good choise. The waiter was very charming and allert! We had a wonderfull evening and will certainly return.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and a great view.
I asked for a nice table by the window if possible for our anniversary and they gave us a great table. Really wonderful service too. The salmon was outstanding.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious seafood on the waterfront
My wife and I had booked dinner at the last minute as it was near our hotel. It was a good move, we enjoyed the elegant setting and the best chowder ever. Service was prompt and friendly. The entrees were a bit slow coming out of the kitchen however. We enjoyed dinner.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
They gave us each a glass
They gave us each a glass of champagne to honor our 40th anniversary.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice View, good staff
The nicest thing about Schooners is the view. It is right on the bay. I thought the food was good, not outstanding. The service was very good.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food experience
Had a fabulous meal with great service. We sat at the round 'chefs table' wheree we had a great night watching the kitchen and the views. Would love to come back! Fillet mignon and lobster was fantastic.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ribs were the best. The lamb chops were good once you made it past the well seared fat. The kale was chewy and clashed with the lamb.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a view!!!
We sat outside and the views were unbelievable. It was a full moon and the setting was perfect. I had the salmon with heirloom tomatoes and my husband had the NY. His favorite that he said was cooked perfectly. Make sure you get the brownie for desert! Service was very friendly and we felt spoiled for the night!!!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A favorite for us
This place has it all. Great food and great location. You will not be disappointed. The shared dinners were perfect and plenty of food for two.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the Best Meals on Our Trip
We originally booked this restaurant for 11 people, and were very disappointed to be taken to 2 tables: for 6 and 5. That wasn't what we had in mind at all. The manager and his staff soon sprang into action to rearrange our table so we could all sit together in a u-shape so that all of us had great views, while still sitting at the same table. The service was impeccable, and the food divine. One of the best on our trip!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, Great Views and
Great food, Great Views and a fantastic wait staff!!!!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and great food.
Great service and great food. We had a very nice evening for a party of six. We all enjoyed the food very much.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
glad to be back
It has been several years since I have been at Schooners, and I am very pleased with service.
The scallop entree was generous and the sauces enhanced the entire plate.
Hope to return soon
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great 65th romantic Birthday
Nicolas and Richie were our outsanding servers who really added to our great birthday experience. Nicolas had wonderful suggestions and really was one of the most professional servers we have ever had. The food was very good and we appreciated the willingness of the kitchen to accomodate our changes to the set stuffed lobster combo dinner. We were thrilled with the swordfish instead of a steak.
We had made our reservations a month in advance requesting a water view and explalined the special event. So my only disappointment was our first seating was near the server station and up in one of the booths. However when we asked we were quickly moved to a much better table right on the water.
We had a great time.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Ocean View
The food was very good; however, the ocean view was the best. Beautiful restaurant. If back in Monterey, we'll return to Schooners
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made reservations and a dessert request for 5 on the internet and Scooners confirmed on the afternoon of our arrival -
Our evening was perfect except for the coffee - several of requested decaf coffee - it apparently had been sitting on the
burner or in a thermal container for some time - the coffee was warm and tasted terrible. Upon our request our waiter found another source - the coffee tasted better, but was not delicious as we had hoped
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Got it all
We went for dinner at night. What a beautiful view of the Bay. Great service, excellent food and very reasonable prices on their wine list which was extensive. Wish I lived in the area, it would be a favorite.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very happy B-day dinner for my wi
Took my Wife to Schooners for her B day they gave us a window seat as requested and treated her like a Queen the service was wonderful as was the food. Will return for sure. My wife loves the place.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing time! Our server was Nikolas and he was great! Had a great personality and made the experience wonderful. He was willing to accommodate our menu choices without a problem. My husband couldn't stop talking about the king crab legs!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A. Good hotel restaurant
They have a very nice selection on the menu, everything from steak to fish . The chicken was wonderful and the short ribs were outstanding. The view while dining is amazing. Very friendly waiters and staff. Would recommend this one to any one.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special Birthday
We celebrated my Aunt's 96th birthday and we had a very good meal. Unfortunately it was getting dark when we arrived so we did not enjoy the lovely view this visit but it is always a good choice for good seafood.
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The view was out of this world
we sat out on the patio and the view of the ocean was the best in Monterey and the fact the moon was full just put the experience over the top. The food was good but nothing made me say I have to come back here or tell my friends about. The service was excellent and the wine list was very good.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a birthday surprise!
It was a birthday weekend for my wife and we took a trip to Monterey to celebrate. I made reservations at Schooner's online and included a note that I was going to surprise my wife by having two of her girlfriends "unexpectedly" arrive and have dinner with us. She hadn't seen them in years and had no idea I had contacted them to set this up. Prior to our visit, I telephoned Schooner's to make sure we were good to go with the plan. We were to be seated at a table large enough for four but only set up for two. Once our friends arrived, the table would be reconfigured for four. The entire staff at Schooner's was awesome and played it perfectly! They really made this event a special one for us and my wife was pleasantly surprised.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delight by the Bay
We had been to the Duck Club many times and this was our first visit now that Schooners has taken over. From the new look to the beautiful room to the wonderful dessert, our dinner experience was exceptional. Every person working there that we came in contact with was outstanding, the salads, main courses, too. We are looking forward to our next visit. Did I mention the view! Wow!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Love this restaurant. As locals we have a lot of choices in Monterey and Carmel and we keep coming back to Schooners. Great food, service and views.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited Schooners as a double birthday celebration (mother & daughter) and the whole experience was a night to remember, added to by the superb food and above and beyond service by our servers.
I'd recommend it as one of the stand out food destinations in Monterey.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the filet mignon and stuffed lobster which was very filling and great tasting! Wonderful pleasant waitress. Kale and beet salad was fresh and a good size portion. Mac and cheese side was rich and creamy. Even the bread was perfect. The apple fritter dessert was amazing. We will def tell our family and friends about the delicious food!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed are best anniversary dinner here. Spectacular views of the bay excellently prepared plates and incapable service. We also enjoyed a drink at the bar before which I definitely go back any time to do again.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Schooner's is consistently an excellent place to dine. The service in both the bar area dining room and the main dining room is unsurpassed. The food is always cooked to perfection and delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions!
10/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Eating with a vew
Food was very good, not exceptional. The view was spectacular.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Filet Mignon and Lobster for Two
This restaurant offers a wonderful value meal: 2 filet mignons, 2 lobster tails with shrimp stuffing and any 2 sides for $80. So much food that we took half of it home. Steaks - medium rare - were perfectly cooked and were so tender and delicious. The lobster was a bit dry but the drawn butter and stuffing made up for it. Our expert server, Nikolas, added to this memorable dining experience. The moon was full and complimented the scenic location of this restaurants right on the ocean. We'll definitely return. 1000 points were also offered for dining at this restaurant --- bonus!!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had my anniversary dinner on 10/19/13 and it was an excellent experience. The staff was very welcoming and they all knew it was our anniversary. The server gave exceptional service. The food and wine really complimented each other. I look forward to coming back to Schooners. Thank you for making my mini vacation feel like an actual one.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Exceptional service! Exceptional food! I will be back soon!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfortable, casual and a great place to eat. The scallops were fantastic. The filet mignon with angry prawns was also very good. The crab fondido is a great way to start the meal. On the down side, the clam chowder was very runny and there were long periods of time between appearances of our waitress. Overall great atmosphere with good food but stay away from the chowder.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service is outstanding
Just finished a meal at Schooner's and am generally happy with the night. It is very hard to figure out how to enter into the restaurant, but right from the entrance the service was excellent. The "angry shrimp" appy was very tasty, and my dinner friends enjoyed their meal as well. The food was not stellar, but good value and amazing night time views. The artichoke soup was boring, and the short ribs quite sweet, but other than that, it was overall good.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Food by the Ocean
We had reservations for the dining room, but once we saw the beautiful patio overlooking the ocean at sunset, we knew we wanted to sit out there! The staff found us a table with a gorgeous view. We were able to order from the regular dining menu instead of the bar menu, which was perfect because we wanted to order the surf and turf for 2. Our teen was with and he found a fish dish that he loved as well as the mac and cheese side. All of the food was delicious! We would definitely return for dinner again. In fact, we had breakfast there the following morning and it was equally as delicious.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
great food and scenic view
My husband and I really enjoyed our belated anniversary dinner. The food was excellent - I loved my tender scallops, especially the mild, flavorful sauce. The portions were just right(enough to feel full, but not stuffed), so that we could still enjoy some coffee and dessert.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance,
Thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, view and the delicious food.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. We had a table at the window and the view added to the dinning experience.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Spot Amazing View
What a awesome restaurant. Great space tucked away at the bottom of the Monterey Plaza Hotel with incredible views of the bay and the sea life right in front of you. Great menu with a ton of seafood option fresh form the sea! I had the Swordfish witch was prepared to perfection and I was with a group of 6 and everyone enjoyed there food. Great oysters also!! Service was a little friendly for our taste but very good and attentive. Overall really great experience.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid 4 Stars
We ate here twice this weekend. The bar has the same menu and was actually quieter than the restaurant. We preferred the atmosphere of the old Duck Club, but they didn't ask us before remodeling. One entree', the Mahi, was served undercooked. They dealt with it promptly, took it off my bill (I was not making a big deal about it), and the manager checked on us twice thereafter. I wouldn't call the food gourmet, but was solid for hotel food.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic view and great food
My wife and I were in Monterey for a conference and were looking for a nice place away from our hotel to dine. I found this place on Open Table and was quite pleased with our choice. The restaurant is literally above the water with fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean and the lights of the city in the distance. Our waiter, Roland was just the right amount of attentive. Not overbearing allowing us to have a quiet and intimate diner date. The food was superb. My wife had peanut crusted Mahi Mahi and I had the sword fish. Both were excellent. The wine list is extensive an varied. Don't miss out on desert. Mint chocolate chip mud
pie was excellent as was the apple fritter bread pudding. I can't wait for out next trip to Monterery!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second time at Schooner's Coastal Bar. A fantastic sea view; food was top notch, great wine list!! Impeccable service
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a great experience dining at schooners Coastal Kitchen and bar - Montery Plaza Hotel and Spa
Food was delicious, service was excellent it was a great view I really enjoy the night
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM