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Date
Thu, 4/19
Time
7:30 PM
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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

4.4
1046 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
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 Jerry Regester'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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Californian
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Hours of operation


Reservations for dinner begin at 5:30pm. Our Breakfast and Lunch service are on a walk in basis. Call ahead to be put on the wait list for the busy weekends.

And while we are unable to take window requests online; we are delighted to take your request upon your arrival.

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

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



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



DINNER:
Sunday -Thursday: 5:30pm -9:30pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm



BAR SERVICE:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(831) 372-2628
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
James Waller
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Neighborhood
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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
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Special events & promotions
We offer exclusive buffets with breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay in celebration of Easter, Mother's Day and Thanksgiving.
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

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.

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What 1046 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.0
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Roberto and Steve were great! Roberto was so kind when it came to trying to keep my toddler calm; she asked for a band aid and Roberto brought a band aid and a cookie! He was just on it! Roberto and Steve make a great team.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, delicious and excellent quality food

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

After being seated, we sat for over 20 minutes without any service, despite several wait staff passing our table to serve other patrons. We tried repeatedly to flag down someone but the servers were expert in avoiding eye contact, hand gestures, or any verbal commication whatsoever. When we finally succeeded in grabbing the waitress serving the table next to us she gave us the "not my table" and kept on walking. After 30 minutes the "not my table" waitress came back to inform us this was in fact her table, managing to be simultaneously dismissive and condescending in the process. Lucky us! We walked out and had a lovely dinner at Sardine Factory instead, their service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Dinner on our own after a day of conference.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great experience, again!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Loved the food, our waiter and the ambiance. Cocktails were just ok. An Old Fashioned and a Bay Breeze were served in the same kind of glass and the small ice in the Old Fashioned watered down the drink. Still tasted ok but the food was the star. All courses were sea food and all were fabulous. We started with Oysters Rockefeller, then had the Crab Bisque. We had sea bass and swordfish for our entrees and they were cooked perfectly. We enjoyed every course!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Very good for a special occasion. Somewhat expensive.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great views and better food than you would expect from a tourist hotel.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Incredible seafood, took my girlfriend for an anniversary date and we had a wonderful time. It was quite expensive, but the quality of the food was worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was delicious and the view was gorgeous. Our server, Steve, was incredibly patient and helpful and made the birthday dinner a lovely experience.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was fine, but grossly overpriced.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Husband’s 43 bday

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Had a great view of the bay, be sure to book ahead to get that.
Food was really good, seafood pasta in particular.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was great. Short Ribs are not to be missed. Salmon also excellent. Restaurant is quite noisy, with the kitchen open to the dining area. Excellent view of the bay.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Opentable led us to this hidden diamond..the most beautiful hotel and restaurant and best experience overall💗

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Kind of cold in the restaurant and food was “ok”. Staff was great!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was great but restaurant was extremely cold and very drafty.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Bread was good. Service was good. Entrees not so much...

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This place has great seafood, attentive service and a fantastic view. The prices are also quite reasonable for the experience. I would go back if I was in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great customer service and the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great server and manager. Dinner. cocktails and dessert were delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We were warmly greeted when we arrived, well taken care of by our server, after our meal the manager asked us if everything was wonderful, and on our way out the staff said goodbye and thanked us for coming in. So number one, great service.

Number two, the food was excellent. Myself and another guest got the swordfish which was cooked perfectly and was so flavorful. My daughter got the seafood linguine which was excellent. We ordered two desserts as well which not only looked beautiful but tasted delicious; a tart and also an apple cinnamon dessert.

I already have and will continue to recommend this restaurant!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wait staff member Steve was a top notch professional. informative, timely and attentive.

Also appreciated the genuine inquiry and greeting by the restaurant manager.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent service and amazing food! Will come back again when travel here!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My husband and I went there to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The view was beautiful! We saw river otters and a rainbow! Our waiter, Steve, was amazing! He gave us some binoculars and even brought over a complimentary dessert for the birthday guy! The food was delicious! I gave up meat for Lent and the restaurant offered me so many off menu options! We were happily stuffed after a beautiful dinner!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The quality of food was amazing and the service was just as good. The staff was very attentive and came by the table often to make sure we were okay.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Nice place, but the food was way too pricey for what was served.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Not what I was expecting. This restaurant is in a hotel. It's a beautiful room and I really have no complaints other than it felt like a high end chain like Scott's or Kincaids. We were looking for an old fashioned seafood restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Beautiful view and ambiance! Solid food and great service. Thank you Lorinda!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Schooner's has always been a go-to for me. Great, friendly service with an amazing view...you can't beat it!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Noise level pretty high once dining area filled in. Service was best in Monterey, food selection very good. Taste...fantastic.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Love this place! This is one of my most favorite place in Monterey !

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

As a celebration dinner for both our five year anniversary and our recent engagement, my fiancé and myself went to schooners and we were blown away by both the amazing staff and the food! The hostesses and our waiter were very nice, the food was delivered promptley and tasted great! I highly recommend the “Cast a Big Net” (lobster, prawns, scallops and mashed potatoes) We will be going back to schooners the next time we are in Monterey!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Visiting CA to play Pebble Beach and Spyglass. Great food, excellent service. The restaurant is very loud but it has lots of energy. Unfortunately we were there later evening so you don’t get much of a view, but I’m sure during the day it is spectacular.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We had dinner with friends and received exemplary service. The meals were outstanding - the clam chowder, lobster bisque, swordfish, sea bass, salmon and crab legs. So wonderfully delicious. We are planning to come here for upcoming special events with friends and families. We found on-street parking spaces to be plentiful or you can valet. All seats provide wonderful views of the bay.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Incredible views, service and atmosphere
The appies were great and the entrees rocked. Maybe the best dining experience I’ve had in Monterey. Brought my own 08 Silver Oak and they treated it like their own. Incredible desert too

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Always try to eat at Schooners when in town. Service was excellent, view incredible and the food topped it off.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We LOVE this place. For an elegant and tasty dinner or a terrific breakfast. The view is fantastic, the servers are wonderful. We had April serve us the last two times and she was wonderful! Whenever we travel to Monterey/Carmel this is THE place we have most of our meals!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Fabulous and attentive service. Great menu variety. The man at the table next to us was very vulgar and loud. We would have appreciated it if staff would have asked him to dial it down. I felt badly for the woman waiting on his table.

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