Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar – Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
In a hurry to pick up your plateI just hate it when someone is still eating and the waiter start picking up empty plates. It is disrespectful to the person who is eating.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice experience at Schooners,Very nice experience at Schooners, food was excellent, service superb and the location is perfect. Our particular highlights were the bar whilst waiting for our table where we had a nice relaxing drink chatting to the personable barman Jesse, and when we were leaving we ran into Carla Hall of Top Chef fame. Carla was fantastic and chatted to us for a good 5 minutes.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceOur table was ready when we arrived, we were allocated an excellent table overlooking the bay, exactly as I had requested.
The service was very attentive and knowledgeable advice was provided on the food and wine.
The food was excellent and reasonably priced considering the quality and the restaurant location.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation celebrationOur group was celebrating graduation from the MBA program at CSUMB. Since I was local I took the lead in selecting a restaurant. I found Schooners after reading many reviews. The ambience was nice as the view overlooking the water was beautiful. The service was excellent; however, the food was terrible. There were 9 people in the party and more than half had negative comments about the quality of the food. The clam chowder was watered down and looked more like clam juice. A couple of people ordered chicken and this dish was awful, it not only looked bad, but it tasted like it was boiled in water with butter poured over the top. Not exactly what we expected from this restaurant, especially with a $611 bill.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceWe had a really nice dinner there, from service to food. And the view, what a view...5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service, viewA were at Schooners with a group of eight people. Convenient reservation via open table, got a great table at the window front. very attentive service, delicious food, very good selection of wines. And on top of it all, very fair prices.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful Mothers dayHad a wonderful Mothers day Dinner with my Wife at Schooners, will return in the future for more dinners5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMComfort food with a little twistAlways have great service, food is served fast. This time I tried the chicken hash, it was great and my Mom had the crab cake benedicts, she loved them. She ate the whole thing. We also had waffles with strawberries, I guess when the food is good, you eat a lot. Had a great Mother's Day with my Mom.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious sustainable seafood......and your own pot of french press coffee! The swordfish was so tender and moist. The first I've had in 35 years, as It was caught sustainably. The view, spectacular, and a fine and attentive waiter and other helping staff.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEspecially good for glutenEspecially good for gluten free folks, with gluten free foods noted.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe night we ate at Schooner'sThe night we ate at Schooner's was our wedding anniversary so food, ambiance and scenery were very important to me. I selected the restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews ~ a website I use frequent as my husband and I often travel. This restaurant far exceeded our expectations. It's been years since my husband and I took 2 hours for a dinner, enjoying the view, the great waiter "Alex" and the tastes, presentation and wonderful smells of the food.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMa beautiful spot for a pretty goodBeautiful room overlooking Monterey Bay. Excellent service. My swordfish was excellently prepared; my wife's steak, ordered medium rare, came well done. Our there dining companions enjoyed their meals. It's a beautiful spot for a pretty good meal.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFun evening!We had so much fun, great food and fabulous service. We were sitting at the bar waiting for our table. We ended up eating at the bar because we were having so much fun that we didn't want to leave! And that was because Anna, the bartender, made our evening. What an asset to Schooners! Every bar/restaurant should have staff persons like her! She has an outgoing personality and made us feel as we were part of her family. And can that lady multi-task - I wished she worked for me! With employees like Anna, the wonderful location and great food, Schooners should contnue to rate high in the Monterey Area. Wonderful evening! I can't wait to go back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAn overall excellent experience. AAn overall excellent experience.
An exceptional location, view, and ambiance. Perfect for a Romantic momement or just a nice environment to enjoy a quality meal.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food; great service.Great food; great service. Never had a waiter that knew more about how the food was prepared than the one we had here. The cioppino was superb!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, we choseFood was excellent, we chose the special prefix menu and our food were outstanding. Service was very attentive and friendly.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSchooners has an extreemlySchooners has an extreemly friendly staff and the food was wonderful!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWd totally enjoyed our earlyWd totally enjoyed our early dinner at our window table - what a view! Alex spoiled us and we loved it. Thank you. We'll be back.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Dining Experience!My wife and I requested a window view and had an excellent dinner here. There were a variety of diners; formal, casual, couples and young families. The ambiance was great and the service was spectacular! Roland was friendly, personable, funny and made an effort to connect with us, we felt like old friends or regular diners. My wife was hoping to have the Caprese Pizza, unfortunately it was not available, so she had the Mac & Cheese which was very rich! I ordered the special which included cold prawns, warm prawns, mahi-mahi and a chocolate cake. The warm prawns sauce was awesome. Expensive restaurant, but, it's Monterey, so, when in Rome!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful meal in a beautifulA wonderful meal in a beautiful setting. Food was outstanding! The waiter went out of his way to help us select wine. Very personable.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSchooner's has quickly becomeSchooner's has quickly become one of "the" places to enjoy a fine dining experience on Cannery Row. The menu is varied with the food excellently prepared and presented. The wine list is extensive and fairly priced. The location could not be better. Part of the fabulous Monterey Plaza Hotel, it sits at the waters edge offering fantastic views of Monterey Bay. Whether for a special occasion or leisurely weekend brunch, you will not be disappointed with Schooner's Coastal Kitchen & Bar.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM