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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.schoonersmonterey.com/
  • Phone: (831) 372-2628
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sorry for any inconvience, but we do not accept any reservations during our breakfast and lunch hours. Reservations for dinner begin at 5:30pm.

    Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 12:00pm

    Monday-Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Monday-Sunday : 5:30pm - 9:30pm

    Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Californian
  • Executive Chef: James Waller
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Full Sail Catering is a division of Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Our goal is to bring our fine dining experience to a location of your choice. Whether it is a strolling reception under the starry sky, a bountiful buffet at a breath taking vineyard or a delicious plated meal at your private residence, we can create an elegant affair for you.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We offer exclusive buffets with breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay in celebration of Easter, Mother's Day and Thanksgiving.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar offers two hour complimentary Valet parking. Please let our host know 10 minutes before you leave and we will call valet, your car will be ready on the drive
A word from Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
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. Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner with a fantastic view of the sea. The service was outstanding and the food (seasonal menu) was very delious. We definetely can recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Reservations were made for a romantic table. Upon arrival we were immediately seated at a candle lit corner booth. The service, food and wine list was excellent. Atmosphere and view was perfect for a romantic dinner! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to have a special dinner with that special someone!!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I was excited to try Schooners as it was very highly rated on TripAdvisor and the restaurant looked beautiful. However, the food was mediocre. For appetizers I had clam chowder which was very watery. So if you like watery less stew based clam chowder might be the one for you. The swordfish, recommended by our hotel staff wasn't at all good. The food isnt terrible but for the price it did not match my expectations. I have to say that what was worse was the service but service in America isn't great in general so that could be it. I don't think I would be returning to schooners next time I visit Monterrey. Beautiful scenary but does get super cold so be aware and ask for blankets."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a waiter that was very overzealous. I understand the up-sell but, he wouldn't take no for an answer. When we didn't order a cocktail it was obvious that he was disinterested with our table. We placed our order and then didn't see him for quite some time. The food was great! We did not order a bottled water and when my husbands "regular" water was empty he asked if he would like more water and he brought a Calistoga (?) bottle... That we never ordered in the first place and then charged us for it.... We saw it but at this point we decided to just pay for the bottle and move on.... He kept trying to sell us desert we said no several times and he still kept insisting .... It got really annoying!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We have dined here a number of times and have never been disappointed. The seafood, meats, and vegetables are local and fresh, creatively and carefully prepared. The cioppino is especially recommended. We also like the prix fixe menu with wine pairing. The view of the bay and marine life is most entertaining."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "the seafood was not very good had salmon and sister and wife had swordfish all the meals were not very good the cook was trying difference way of cooking the meal I wish they would go back to the old way like last year"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Made a no line reservation, note was ignored, had to change table, music was load"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Creative dishes, great quality, and stunning views make this a favorite. Waitstaff is amazing! Our server gave us good recommendations and service was prompt but not obtrusive. We enjoyed mahi-mahi and tilapia as well as delicious desserts. Breakfast, too, was tasty and creative. This is among our favorites!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Schooners was our restaurant of choice on the last night of a trip we made with three visiting relatives from back east. It did not disappoint. The ambiance of the restaurant is a bit casual but the food was exceptional, the cocktails excellent. We were graciously seated at a window even though we were a party of five. The service was wonderful...a great final night of our trip! We were guests at the hotel so following dinner we went out and sat by the fire feature, also a very special time."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Nice views, excellent staff, nice decor, good food (not Michellin star, but very nice sophisticated surf and turf)."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We dined here twice during our 5 day stay in Monterey. It was not only convenient, but the food was delicious and the service was outstanding. The views were also wonderful."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My husband and I had their summer salmon special that was a three course meal with wine pairing if you choose. We did. This was our first time eating in the dining room - we usually choose the bar area. The view of the Bay was magnificent complete with a large telescope for closer viewing of otters, etc. First course, pasta in a delectable well-seasoned sauce with smoked salmon and asparagus: excellent! Main course, grilled salmon with corn relish and thinly sliced radish, surprisingly superb. The meal was finished with a lemon almond cake topped with strawberries, cream and balsamic. Yum! The wine pairings were well chosen with each course, ending in a late harvest Sauvignon Blanc. The service was impeccable."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We picked the restaurant not only for its positive reviews but also because we wanted to "savor" the view of Monterrey Bay while we dined. The menu was quite extensive so we had little difficulty in making enjoyable choices. Food, service and ambience were in the very good to outstanding categories. Overall it was a very good experience and one that we will be happy to repeat during future visits to the area."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "If you are foodie, and I am being from the Bay Area, you are going to enjoy Schooners. Although it is basic seafood and American dishes, the preparation and food quality was excellent. We ordered the flamed peppers for an appetizer and they were most excellent. New York Strip, Pasta, Cioppino had great taste without excessive seasoning. Service was great, I did not give it 5 stars only because it was pretty noisy when the restaurant was full (which was Saturday night). Can't beat the view, I applaud the chef and wait staff for being on top of their game."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were greeted with special attention when we arrived and were escorted to a window view table overlooking the bay which we had requested when making the reservation. There are not a lot of tables by the windows with views so we really appreciated having our special request responded to and met. Our server was great and provided us with super and couteous service as well as suggestions when requested. The food was great and the overall experience exceeded our expectations"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Dined at Schooners last week and was blown away by not only the food, but also by the service. Our server Nikolas was fantastic! Very attentive, but not overly so, and humorous when the occasion called. Felt like I was dining at a friend's rather than in a busy restaurant. The crab fundido appetizer is a must have! The entrees were also delicious and wonderfully cooked. You may not be able to see the actual sunset, but the view still cannot be beat. I'm anxiously awaiting the next time I can go back to Schooners."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant short notice for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. Our server Nicholas was energetic and engaging, wished him a happy birthday, and brought him a birthday beer and dessert with a candle in it as a surprise. The food was exceptional, and the view of the ocean was lovely. We were brought binoculars to view the wildlife with during dinner which was a great touch! I was thoroughly impressed not only with their efforts for Aaron's birthday, but with the entire experience, and would definitely go back for another special occasion."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went to Schooners with our toddler and another couple for dinner while on vacation in Monterey. It's a beautiful restaurant with a great menu. We were so happy to actually find grilled chicken on the kid's menu instead of all the usual fried and unhealthy options. The food was delicious and the service was great. We went dinner on the early side and had a wonderful view from our table. It worked out well for everyone - great view for us without disturbing other diners with our toddler. We'll definitely be back! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great views food and drinks make this a special place to enjoy with a special person! Swordfish was excellent! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • " The dinner was excellent, our waiter was very good and they even prepared a Banana Split even though it was not on the desert menu. The ocean view is fantastic and includes seals playing in the waves. It was a bit noisy with many children in the crowd but then again, it was 6:30 PM so we were in the early crowd. The patio lounge is very romantic in the evenings after 8ish with the heaters flames , the ocean view and a little Pinot."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had an early reservation (5:45pm) and was given a table by the window without me even asking. The view is gorgeous. We ordered seafood dinner for 2 and the food was excellent. This couldn't have been a better choice!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Service was good, overlooks the ocean. Lobster tails were a bit small, steak didn't have any flavor. Clam chowder was great. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The meal, drinks, and service were excellent. However, beware when they offer sides, they aren't part of the meal. Could have done without the $6.00 Brussel Sprouts. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The view is great, the booth was comfortable, the service was excellent, and our fish entrees were perfect. This was a good experience."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Well a great location. The only thing we missed was seeing some whales in the bay. A beautiful location and eating experience. Everything was amazing. The stuffed lobster was unbelievable. A must when in montery. The hotel will park your car."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The service was good but clearly focused on turning the table. The chowder was great but the main dishes were overcooked and overly laden with whatever gravy or sauce they had prepared. It left you wanting less food. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We last ate there about 2 years ago and enjoyed the food. Not so this time. My wife's Swordfish was over cooked and as a result was tough (she ate 1/2 of it). My short ribs were a child's portion but that.s OK since they weren't very good anyway. We really liked the views of Monterey Bay but will not hurry back for a meal. Also, $125 seemed a bit step for one bar drink and two glasses with the above dinner. Nice wait staff. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As a pre mother's day dinner my daughter and I had a wonderful meal and excellent service, Nice table by the ocean, and would highly recommend this place "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I surprised my girlfriend/fiancée for dinner at this place after I just proposed to her in Big Sur. The staff was aware of it, and they treated her like royalty. We got the best table with gorgeous views. The staff was very kind, constantly catering to out needs. The chef made something special off the menu as a vegetarian dish for her. It's great for special occasion and would highly recommend this place in Monteray for fine dining and ambience. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I took my wife there on Friday evening for a romantic evening, everything was perfect. Our waiter knew exactly what we would enjoy . We started with the flatbread pizza as an appetizer then for the main course we ordered the filet and Lobster for 2, the steak you didn't even need to use your knife to cut and the lobster melted in your mouth. then for dessert we ordered the devils passion cake it was a little bit of good and a little bit of bad it was incredible. Will be one of our go to spots for any special occasion we have coming up. By far this is one of the most incredible restaurant's on the whole peninsula"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The salad as a starter or sidedisch is really too much. A shame the sauce. The turkey wrap was a too big roll with far too much sauce."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Boyfriend and I loved the food. Did a seafood plater for two. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "was unaware that reservations made through open table are for inside dining. had to wait an extra 20 minutes to sit outside"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I was hesitant to come here, we were staying in the hotel and I wanted to do a bit more exploring. I'm so glad that we came here. The food was just want I was craving. Delicious, well prepared, fresh seafood. I had the Paella and my partner had the cioppino. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Right on Monterey Bay... great wine list, varied food done well... great service 2 nd visit & would return "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Great dinner the view of the Monterey Bay was amazing from our seats, our waitress was wonderful,I had the short ribs and so tender, my wife had the paella and it was great, was my wife birthday, and we mention it to our waitress and by the end of the meal she gave her 2 scoop of ice cream with a candle on it. We will go back again."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We went to Schooners for my boyfriend's birthday. I mentioned that we were celebrating in the reservation and they completely outdid themselves, from the window corner table to the complementary champagne, everything was great. Jennifer, our server, was perfection, she didn't hover but was always there if we needed anything with a smile and charming conversation. Overall it was fantastic across the board, and dont even get me started on the swordfish!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The waitress was very polite, But I had a hard time hearing her speak when she was telling us about the menu.The busboy was very prompt at getting the finished plates off the table in a timely manner. My ribeye was a bit too charred for my taste, and the buttered artichokes were very bitter. I wanted Lamb chops, not spanish style,I love mexican food but I cant eat chorizo. If I cant find something better then what I cook , what would be the point in going out. It was my 18th wedding anniversary, sorry I wont be coming back."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The restaurant had incredible views, outstanding service and excellent food. My only complaint was the noise level, but the food, views, and service made up for it. The salmon was very good, and the grilled swordfish was outstanding. Reasonably priced for the food and service you get. I definitely plan to go back. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Visited on a recommendation from a work colleague. Food was excellent as was the service. Location on Cannery Row was perfect with direct ocean view and back towards the Marina. Valet parking in the hotel was easy and free for the time it took for dinner."
    Dined on 4/17/2014