Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar – Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Great 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 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 AMCioppino was good but theCioppino was good but the tomato broth tasted canned. Clam chowder had whole clams in the shell, a nice presentation, but was light on clam flavor and was somewhat thin. Artichoke chowder was delicious, but was more of a bisque than chowder. In all, an enjoyable meal but we have dined at at least a half dozen better restaurants in the Monterey area. Finally, while the wine list was acceptable, I expected more from a restaurant in this price range. Only "rose" on the list was White Zinfandel - seriously?4/28/2013 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 AMMy wife and I wanted to experienceMy wife and I wanted to experience fine dinning and Schooners seemed to be the best place in Monterey. The staff was very nice and welcoming. Everything was going great until we noticed we had been waiting for our food for a while. We arrived at 715pm and did not receive our meal until about 845pm. We understand things happen but I think they could have done something to compensate for our long wait. We had to mention the wait to them and they gave us 10% off. I think a lot more should have been done, especially if I am spending $100 on a meal. A place like this should be able to give dessert or something. Great customer service can eliminate an issue and they failed to do so. We left the restaurant not feeling great about our visit.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 AM