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About 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.

400 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Californian

Hours of Operation:


Sorry for any inconvenience, but we do not accept any reservations during our weekend breakfast and lunch hours. Reservations for dinner begin at 5:00pm.

We are unable to take window requests online; however, we are delighted to take your request upon your arrival.

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

Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:30am



LUNCH:
Monday-Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm



DINNER:
Monday-Sunday : 5:30pm -10:00pm



BAR SERVICE:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 11:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 372-2628

Website:
http://www.schoonersmonterey.com/

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

Executive Chef:
James Waller

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer exclusive buffets with breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay in celebration of Easter, Mother's Day and Thanksgiving.

Private Dining

The Monterey Plaza's ten conference and banquet rooms provide more than 16,000 square feet of indoor meeting space that can accommodate groups of 10 to 300 for meetings, conferences, banquets and private parties. In addition, the Hotel's Outdoor Plaza and Terrace can host groups of up to 600 people.

Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (52)
Waterfront (49)
Good for a Date (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Special Occasion (34)
Romantic (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Great for Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Casual (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
People Watching (11)
Fun (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Business Meals (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Anniversary dinner. Food was great and very tasty. Our waiter Steve was excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had 7:00 reservations in the dining room, but wound up in the bar at 5:00 and decided to stay there (the bar serves both the bar menu, which includes happy hour and the full dining room menu). In all, we spent over 3 hours ordering items from both menus.

Service was very good, and we were there long enough to be served by two different serving staffs. Cocktails were fine, although no better than what you can get at a BJ's restaurant.

The food itself was hit & miss, however. My calamari was delicious. We got a three-oyster special from the happy hour menu, and one was disgusting, one was okay, the third was great. My wife's mussels were pretty tender, although many of them were sandy. And the broth was really boring. The Caesar salad was good, as was the chocolate mint mud pie that we shared.

But overall, the good service doesn't overcome an adequate bar and a VERY spotty kitchen -- especially at a hotel of this caliber. If I were staying at the hotel again, I would go for the Caesar and calamari, and I would go elsewhere for pretty much everything else.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a wonderful time. We especially enjoyed the view and the Otters entertainment.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a lobster tail, steam clams, clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
and a fried chicken.
Everything else was perfect except for the fried chicken. Too dried.
Service was excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Since crab season is here it would,d have been nice to have local fresh crab on the menu -- cracked crab, crab cocktail, crab Louis, etc. Fresh cab is worth celebrating!

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Casual, Healthy, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Elegant and delicious. Staff was friendly, and the view is unbeatable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Overpriced, small portions, quality average. Definitely overpriced.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have made Schooners our landing spot for Thanksgiving dinner for the last several years when we are in Monterey. We love being seated with a view of the sea and reflections of the setting sun on the bay. We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation and to our surprise the hostess gave us two different choices for seating!

We were quite happy with the menu choices the chef created for this year's dinner choices. Our server helped us through the menu given some of the dietary preferences of our group. The service as well as food was outstanding - despite a very busy evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were very satisfied with our service and your staff

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Generic hotel food not worth the experience. Way too much gloppy sauce on the dishes we ordered.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

There was a miscue between servers which meant it took longer than expected for someone to come take our orders, but they apologized profusely and bent over backwards to make sure we were taken care of. Great experience. Food was good, and you can't beat the gorgeous view!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Schooners is simply outstanding! From the friendly reception to the exceptional wait staff to the amazing menu. The chef certainly knows how to entertain ones pallet! Our group enjoyed everything from the perfectly cooked and scrumptious calamari appetizer, to the roast special, to the outstanding seafood stew and to my favorite awesome swordfish on spinach with grilled vegetables and perfect tapenade! Wow!! Oh did I mention the perfect creaser salad and to die for crab bisque starters and we ended on baked apple and cinnamon roll with vanilla bean ice-cream! We enjoyed the restaurant experience so much on our last visit to Monterey we had to take our good friends on our recent visit and it was wonderful again! Also there is not a bad seat in the house and the scenery and view of the Bay is simply spectacular! Bravo Schooners! Wish we lived closer and could visit more often. We'll see you all again soon!! The Kossack and Furtado families...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great first impression! The food and drinks were excellent, not to mention this place has a gorgeous ocean view, but the real stars here are the people! Fantastic individualized service from the hostess Mayra, to the talented and personable bartender, to our exceptional server Steve, and the rest of the help staff who made our special night even more memorable! We were celebrating our engagement, and everyone made our time there just perfect! Thank you all! We will surely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a lovely dinner and a delicious breakfast in this restaurant. Great food, service and attention to detail!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We were enjoying our 46th. Jackie at the front desk set up a table by the window, a gift certificate and comp champaign. It was a very enjoyable evening. The fillet was great!! The whole Hotel experience was perfect. We'll probably come back next year for our 47th.
Thanks,
Glenn & Lynn Rogers

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The drinks were good, the food less so. The service was ok, no complaints.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Worst mojito I've ever has and took too long. The food service was very slow.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We did honor this reservation but ate in the bar so we could watch game seven of the WS. I gave the hostess my name and told her that I had a reservation. I tried to call the restaurant 6 times but no one answered the phone. Overall we had an amazing dinner.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 31, 2017

All the food was great. The crab bisque could be a little hotter. The service went very well.

No complaints.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This was our first visit to Schooners and we could not have been more pleased with the experience. Very personable and attentive service at our booth table with pleasant view. Salad and dinner timing was right on and both were excellent. The ambience was comfortable and sound level was low enough to allow easy conversation. Note: it took us a few minutes to find our way in... but we’ll worth the treasure hunt!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our only issue was our table was an oddly placed window table in the back and there were other tables that were open. Our dinner was supurb and our waiter and his assistant were excellent. Our first Baked Alaska!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very attractive dining room at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. The food however left much to be desired. I had Petrale Sole and it was unrecognizable as Petrale Sole. It was very thick, square shaped and flavorless. Two of my companions had the side orders of macaroni and cheese with their dinner and they were very disappointed. The dish was large penne type pasta with a bland thin cheese sauce that tasted of uncooked flour. Overall it was a disappointing experience and we will not return even though we do like the hotel and have stayed there many times.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food and service was excellent... great water views!!!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, People Watching, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food and wonderful service. Somewhat difficult to find. Did not realize it was located inside and below a hotel. Knowing that would have been helpful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic views, excellent service and delicious food! Had a great time for our anniversary.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

we came from Utah and picked up our daughter from University of Cal for the weekend. We had just a wonderful dinner, great food, not rushed at all and loved the sounds of the ocean, and enjoyed seeing everyone having a great evening. Thanks for making this a great time as a family. We will come again!

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Celebrated our 10th anniversary and had a great experience

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The location with a view of Monterey Bay is great and the staff were very friendly and attentive. Our meals, however, left a little to be desired. I had the clam chowder as an appetizer but it mostly consisted of the soup base with very little clams, potatoes or anything else. My wife's Caesar salad was okay, just the right amount of dressing, but a little flat. For the entrees, I had the Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna which was served at the perfect temperature and my wife had the Pan Seared Petrale Sole. By nature, sole and Ahi tuna do not have a strong flavor, however, sauce (on the sole) and the sesame seed crust (Ahi) did little to enhance the flavor. Overall, the meals were a little flat on taste. The portion size was just right. There are lots of other menu choices - maybe we just picked incorrectly - but we were both in the mood for good seafood.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was excellent and the food was delicious!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were on vacation for our anniversary trip and had used open table for the reservation. As most do, we asked for a table to see the ocean. We arrived early and the seated us at bar seating side by side, outside, even though there were open tables in a number of areas. There were no external heaters in our area. Before our food came, it had become so chilly a lady came out and offered people blankets. So when we received our food it cooled quickly leaving over half of the meal cold. Overall, a very disappointing experience for the expectation and price of the evening.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Had a lovely lunch, the fish sandwich and tacos were very nice

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Second time here. Food was fantastic. We had drinks and dinner outside. Fabulous atmosphere. Our server was very green. Not personable at all. The hostess and other server saved the night. Overall great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (沖縄)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food and service as always. Try the desserts

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, great service and excellent food. I highly recommend

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food and the service were excellent. Service was prompt. Managers were making everything ran smoothly.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Everything was fantastic

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I reserved table by the large window for the view, my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary along with my sister in law and her husband. We really a have a great time since we were accommodated according to my request. the whole experience was absolutely wonderful, food was well above my expectation. Our waiter Roland was very kind and friendly, he went above and beyond to please us. I do highly recommend Schooners Coastal kitchen and Bar, and definitely will visit again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was good quality but a bit bland. Eating outside was worth the experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Nice hotel restaurant with great view. server was very efficient. Took back soup that really tasted bad and gave us lower price on wine when they did not have what we ordered. Really need some moderately priced selections on wine list -sub $50 per bottle. Food was good, nothing great- Cippino was nice portion, but really little flavor

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 29, 2017

schooners / even with the remodel and a new chef this location remains in the top 5 in an area of very competitive facilities --- with the surrounding plaza,fire pits,fountain etc. --- you'll think you are in Europe on the riviera.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Cozy
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