Schooners

4.5
1741 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Schooners, 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1741 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice Mother’s Day breakfast

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leelas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location too cold At night needs more heaters

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JeffV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view and atmosphere was exceptional. The menu selection was perfect for a variety of choosing Great place to celebrate husbands Birthday

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JimH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was a little slow but otherwise everything was great. The short ribs - which we’ve ordered as room service in the past - was as tender and delicious as we remembered, better in the restaurant with real silverware

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PedroC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Change to the old menu and include some from Ducks.
Your menu is to limited and simple.

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LorinL
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The detritus gorgeous and our server was terrific.

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BigTimePeri
Central Coast
40 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything at our brunch was pretty good, not exceptional but fairly pricey. I noted on my reservation that it was for a birthday but no one seemed to pay attention to this. It was busy so perhaps they overlooked that detail. The live guitar music was really good but a little loud coupled with the wave action so it was hard for some members to hear conversation at our table. It's a nice place to go for a beautiful view and decent food.

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ErikR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUR FAVORITE PLACE.

SEE YOU THIS SATURDAY IS WELL.

THANK YOU !!~!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came here on Saturday afternoon without realizing that the restaurant only offered brunch menu for the time. We ordered the Octopus Ceviche, Monterey cioppino pot, classic egg benedict, clam chower and fries. The Cioppino was great with fresh seafood. The octopus ceviche was ok, kind of bland. My daughter loved the clam chowder and egg benedict. Overall, good food with beautiful view.

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Peaches
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience2

Absolutely no selection very plain menu the food had no taste, when 3 people out of 6 don’t touch their plate something is wrong...
waiters are perfect chef needs help!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and otter views ha . Best fish n chips my wife and I have ever had .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great location and delicious food.

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PerF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can not beat the setting overlooking Monterey bay. Food was good, air clean. A special place for us

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vipjade
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The meal was delicious, the service conscientious, and the view outstanding!

The seafood salads were generous with fresh crab, shrimp, and seared tuna. One person requested a salad w/o tuna and the server substituted additional crab/shrimp to customize the order.

The lunch server was impeccable and I will request her in the future. The four stars for service reflects a breakdown between the morning and lunch crew during shift transition. And, the morning server was slow to engage and offer drinks.

We were seated early, waiting for lunch hour to start, and it appeared we were finishing breakfast. Once the lunch server was told we wanted to order she was very apologetic and she did an outstanding job, including comping our shared dessert.

I’ll be eating at Schooner’s again next week!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful views. Food was excellent.

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vipwilma
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful views. We saw otters, oystercatchers, harbor seals and squid fishing boats while we dined. Everyone loved their dinner and our waitress was perfect, thanks.

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CynthiaH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Never disappointed!

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Tydogg
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Schooners!! Best seafood salad I’ve ever had thanks for a memorable lunch outing !!!

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ColeenS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing server and his name was Isnoel. We went back Monday and had him again as our server. The food was amazing both days. We had the lamb hash on Monday which was so good and something different. You can't beat the views either!

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vipScottW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Vista, Service, Food overlooking Monterey Bay !!

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OECS
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect 10!
The only thing comparable to the food is the amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome.

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Bern
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant!! Experience from start to finish was wonderful.

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vipElizabethA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great view and service

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FuninPismoJMC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful setting by the water. Fun to see the birds and seals (sea lions?) swimming just below as we dined. The scallops were so tender and the entire meal delicious! Will definitely visit again.

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vipSteve
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We went there to celebrate our anniversary, but it was more of a bar setting with a limited menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Best part was being right on the qater. Service was good and friendly.

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Npowell9902
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shtick is wonderful. However...Our server was amazing! She should be in management!!!

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Seebeedotz
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

When we got there a bit early fir our reservation we were told we couldn’t bring in our little well behaved dog. Put him in the car and we’re seated. When we asked if we could have a heat lamp we were told no because the fire department disallows it. Halfway thru dinner we talked with a man who was bringing in his dog. It was not a service animal - nothing that said so and didn’t behave like one. They were seated and kept their dog. We also saw several tables getting heat lamps set up. We were told by our waiter they changed the policy suddenly. I asked to see the manager when we received the check. He would not budge on the dog issue saying the other dog may be a service animal. He said the heat lamp was a miscommunication. I had to ask him to make it right for us by removing some charges from our bill, which he did but rather reluctantly. Maybe covid has rattled them but they need to get their policies figured out.

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TriGirl84
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We made a reservation ahead of time and were seated promptly. Felt very safe sitting outdoors amidst COVID social-distancing measures. All staff were extremely helpful and kind. You can't beat the location - full views of the bay. Food was delicious. We had the seafood salad, cioppino, swordfish BLT, muscles, and kids spaghetti. It's a pricey spot but prime real estate and food are worth it. Would absolutely come back again.

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Peggie
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't find a more beautiful view at a restaurant, the food is amazing and the service is excellent!

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ToddB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service and view was very nice, and the food was good

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Shan510
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and ambience was amazing. However service lacked a little. I had to grab my waitress attention each time if I needed something. She didn't bother checking on us to make sure everything was okay. I had also requested for a birthday dessert prior to being seated for my friend, which they forgot and I had to scribble that message on the check.

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EvaG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place!!! The food ( our favorite their seafood trio salad is AMAZING)! Clam chowder awesome and warm hot bread 🥖- ohhhh I’ve so missed that!! The view is second to none! Great food and great view! Yes it exists at schooners!! 🙌🏼💗💝

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Juls
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with excellent service and the food was delicious. Refills on our drinks were very timely, and the ambience was superb!

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DoloresR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday breakfast

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vipRusselC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place to see the waterfront views and enjoy a drink.

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DavidC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering we visited during Covid, the service was good and very attentive. They had plenty of warmers outside to keep everyone comfortable even while dinning outside. Food was well prepared and delicious. We will definitely go back when is the area.

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vipESNapa
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location, fresh fish, delicious salads, and outstanding service.

FAQs

Schooners does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Schooners is rated 4.5 stars by 1741 OpenTable diners.

Schooners does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://schoonersmonterey.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.