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Schooners Monterey, Monterey, CA

Schooners Monterey

4.6
4.6
2279 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, the Schooners team 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 and main courses. A creative cocktail menu is served alongside an impressive wine list highlighting Monterey County vintners.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am
    Lunch
    Daily 11:30 am–4:30 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 372-2628

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Rotondo

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Kui Maluki: (888) 332-0389

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Cross street

    On Cannery Row at the intersection of Wave and Drake

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Seafood Towers

  • The Kayak$46.00

    5 west coast oysters, local ceviche, 5 black tiger prawns

    • The Schooner$82.00

      8 west coast oysters, local ceviche, 8 black tiger prawns, ahi tuna poke

      • The Yacht$145.00

        12 west coast oysters, local ceviche, 12 black tiger prawns, dungeness crab, ahi tuna poke

        Raw Bar

        • West Coast Oysters on the Half Shell

          mignonette, roasted tomato cocktail sauce

          • ½ Dozen$23.00
          • Dozen$39.00
        • Monterey Squid and Poached Prawn Ceviche$18.00

          blood orange, cucumber, avocado

          • Ahi Tuna Poke Tacos$22.00

            mango, black sesame, soy dressing

            • Poached Shrimp Cocktail$20.00

              house-made cocktail sauce, lemon

              Starters

              • Crudité Tower$36.00

                red pepper hummus, local crispy vegetables, creamy basil aioli

                • Steamed Mussels "Thai Style"$19.00

                  yellow curry, ginger, coconut milk

                  • Chips & Dip$14.00

                    french onion dip, smoked salmon salsa, trout roe

                    • Dungeness Crab Sliders$24.00

                      tidal croissant, wasabi aioli, pickles, cilantro

                      • Shrimp Tempura$21.00

                        papaya salad, peanuts, lime-chili dressing

                        • Honey BBQ Pork Ribs$18.00

                          st. louis cut, sweet & tangy glaze, citrus, cilantro

                          • Classic Caesar Salad$15.00

                            romaine, caesar dressing, parmesan, anchovies, garlic crouton

                            • Harvest Salad$15.00

                              roasted beets, carrot, cauliflower, little gem, pistachio, feta, balsamic dressing

                              • Coastal Clam Chowder Bread Bowl$18.00

                                • Daily Market Soup$14.00

                                  Main Plates

                                  • Monterey Cioppino Pot$38.00

                                    shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari, seasonal fish, saffron-tomato shellfish broth, grilled baguette

                                    • Grilled Pacific Salmon$41.00

                                      spring pea succotash, lentils, citrus beurre blanc

                                      • Local Black Cod$39.00

                                        ramen noodles, shitake mushrooms, bok choy, miso broth

                                        • Seared Sea Scallops$42.00

                                          melted leeks, clams, nueske's bacon, new crop potatoes, shellfish chowder

                                          • Herb Roasted Organic Chicken Breast$36.00

                                            creamy polenta, roasted mushrooms, marsala wine reduction

                                            • Roasted Mushroom Wellington$34.00

                                              swiss chard, eggplant, carrot reduction

                                              • Plaza Cheese Burger$23.00

                                                grass-fed temple creek burger patty, smoked mozzarella, grilled onions, lettuce, pickles, horseradish aioli, fries

                                                Pastas

                                                • Potato Gnocchi

                                                  spring vegetables, creamy pesto sauce

                                                  • starter$16.00
                                                  • main plate$28.00
                                                • Shrimp Cavatelli

                                                  tomato cream sauce, white wine, roasted garlic, citrus toasted bread crumbs

                                                  • starter$19.00
                                                  • main plate$34.00
                                                • Short Rib Bolognese

                                                  bigoli pasta, 12 hour braised short rib, parmesan fonduta

                                                  • starter$20.00
                                                  • main plate$36.00

                                                Steak House

                                                all steaks served with cipollini onions, maitake mushrooms, garlic mashed potatoes

                                                • 5 oz Wagyu Strip Loin$60.00

                                                  • 8oz Beef Tenderloin$58.00

                                                    • 12oz Hanger Steak$42.00

                                                      • 36oz Tomahawk Steak

                                                        • Serves Two$145.00

                                                      Drinks

                                                        Specialty Cocktails

                                                        • Maritime Manhattan$15.00

                                                          bulleit bourbon, red grapefruit, rosemary, smoked sweet vermouth

                                                          • Supreme Plaza Mary$25.00

                                                            house-infused absolut elyx vodka, bacon, grilled prawn, blue cheese olives, pickle spear, house-made spicy bloody mary mix

                                                            • Big Little Lies

                                                              ketel one grapefruit spirit, aperol, lemon, pomegranate, grapefruit, agave, mint, c

                                                              • Little Lies$15.00
                                                              • Big Little Lies$25.00
                                                            • Single Pot Old Fashioned$16.00

                                                              redbreast 12 year single pot still whiskey, muscovado sugar, aromatic bitters

                                                              • Cannery Mule$15.00

                                                                tito's vodka, fresh lime, ginger beer

                                                                • Patio Boss$16.00

                                                                  patron silver tequila, cointreau, house-made sour, grand marnier

                                                                  • Captain Hook$16.00

                                                                    bumbu rum, coconut, mango

                                                                    • Leeward Lemon Drop$14.00

                                                                      three olives raspberry, citron vodka, chambord, sour sugar rim

                                                                      • Plaza Sunset$15.00

                                                                        casamigos blanco tequila, st. germaine, lillet rouge, pinapple, agave

                                                                        • Doc's Mai Tai$15.00

                                                                          flor de caña rum, lime & pineapple, macadamia, curaçao, egg white-passion fruit foam

                                                                          Perfectly Pressed

                                                                          juices pressed locally from organic, sustainable and local produce

                                                                          • Green Dream$9.75

                                                                            cucumber, spinach, kale, romaine, celery, apple, lemon, ginger

                                                                            • Summer Love$9.75

                                                                              watermelon, lime, apple, mint

                                                                              Craft Beers on Tap

                                                                              • Coronado, Salty Crew (Blonde Ale)

                                                                                • 16 oz$10.00
                                                                                • 23 oz$14.00
                                                                              • Firestone Walker, 805 (Blonde Ale)

                                                                                • 16 oz$10.00
                                                                                • 23 oz$14.00
                                                                              • Anderson Valley, Boont (Amber Ale)

                                                                                • 16 oz$9.00
                                                                                • 23 oz$12.00
                                                                              • Russian River, (Brewers Roataion)

                                                                                • 16 oz$11.00
                                                                              • Alvarado St., Pilsner (Pilsner)

                                                                                • 16 oz$10.00
                                                                                • 23 oz$14.00
                                                                              • Alvarado St., Mai Tai P.A. (IPA)

                                                                                • 16 oz$11.00
                                                                                • 23 oz$16.00
                                                                              • Alvarado St., Cold Pressed (Hazy IPA)

                                                                                • 16 oz$11.00
                                                                                • 23 oz$16.00
                                                                              • Alvarado St. (Brewers' Rotation)

                                                                                • 16 oz.$10.00
                                                                                • 23 oz.$14.00

                                                                              Wines by the Glass

                                                                                Champagne & Sparkling Wine

                                                                                • Veuve-Clicquot, Brut, Champagne, FR$28.00

                                                                                  • Nicolas Feuillatte, Brut, Champagne, FR$21.00

                                                                                    • Chandon, Brut, CA$15.00

                                                                                      White & Rosé Wines

                                                                                      • Le P'tit Paysan, Rose, Central Coast, CA$14.00

                                                                                        • Whispering Angel, Rose, Provence, FR$16.00

                                                                                          • Bernardus, Sauvignon Blanc, Carmel, CA$14.00

                                                                                            • Nacina, Dry Riesling, SLH, CA$15.00

                                                                                              • La Marea, Kristy's, Albarino, Monterey, CA$15.00

                                                                                                • Mer Soleil "Silver" Chardonnay, SLH, CA$12.00

                                                                                                  • Talbott "Sleepy Hollow" Chardonnay, SLH, CA$16.00

                                                                                                    • Lagaria, Pinot Grigio, Italy$15.00

                                                                                                      Red Wines

                                                                                                      • Bernardus, Pinot Noir, Carmel, CA$16.00

                                                                                                        • Chloe, Pinot Noir, Monterey, CA$18.00

                                                                                                          • Smith & Hook, Red, Central Coast, CA$15.00

                                                                                                            • Jouilian, Zinfandel, Carmel, CA$15.00

                                                                                                              • St. Francis Vineyards, Merlot, Sonoma, CA$14.00

                                                                                                                • Robert Hall, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast, CA$18.00

                                                                                                                  • Newton, Cabernet, North Coast, CA$15.00

                                                                                                                    Last updated: May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                    What 2,279 people are saying

                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                    4.6
                                                                                                                    4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                    • 4.6Food
                                                                                                                    • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                    • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                    • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                    1. LK

                                                                                                                      LeeKu

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                      Excellent server, but time with my 90 YO mother was marred by a very loud inebriated male who chose to make a phone feet away from your table. Server awareness would have been appreciated

                                                                                                                    2. LS

                                                                                                                      LawSch

                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                      overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                      Lots of flies and too much wind to sit outside. We were moved inside of a tent. Food is veryyyyy overpriced for what it is. The dishes were very generic and lacked complex flavors. Ceviche was basically fish in what tasted like a store bought sweet balsamic vinaigrette. Burger was overdone. Kids pasta was inedible, soaked in butter and had zero salt. Very odd experience.

                                                                                                                    3. TR

                                                                                                                      TaniaR

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      The best view the best food overall I wold definitely recommend this place

                                                                                                                    4. JB

                                                                                                                      JillB

                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                      Food was good and the service was very good. The only thing we didn’t like is the chairs outside aren’t very comfortable for a plus size person. They dig into the sides of your legs.

                                                                                                                    5. JU

                                                                                                                      JamesU

                                                                                                                      Tahoe

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                      Would like a bit more selection for the non-seafood people. Short rib bolognase was great.

                                                                                                                    6. KK

                                                                                                                      KarenK

                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                      Service was perfunctory, felt like the server just wanted to take our order and didn’t mention the specials. The cioppino was excellent but other dishes were mediocre. We were ushered into a tent with clear panels to allow us to enjoy the view but would’ve preferred to sit outside, and that option wasn’t given.

                                                                                                                    7. CM

                                                                                                                      CheyenneM

                                                                                                                      Central Coast

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                      Service was lacking for a place that charges a lot for their food and drinks. It took awhile for someone to take our orders, and it took a long time to get our food when it wasn’t that busy. The food was good except for one of the appetizers which included things that weren’t stated in the menu. Drinks were good. Overall, it was a nice looking restaurant with a good view, decent food, but not the best service.

                                                                                                                    8. R

                                                                                                                      Ryan

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      You cannot beat the view, quality of the food, and attentiveness of the service.

                                                                                                                    9. HS

                                                                                                                      HollyS

                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      We had an amazing lunch, gorgeous view and the best service from Roxy!

                                                                                                                    10. M

                                                                                                                      Mary

                                                                                                                      New England

                                                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Wonderful Mother's Day brunch with a beautiful view!

                                                                                                                    11. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Birthday lunch. Everything was perfect.

                                                                                                                    12. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Great seafood!

                                                                                                                    13. OB

                                                                                                                      OlgaB

                                                                                                                      Sacramento

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                      There was a couple at the bar that was beyond loud, we could hear their whole conversation which made it difficult to have a nice dinner ourselves. Our waiter was amazing!

                                                                                                                    14. CC

                                                                                                                      CharlesC

                                                                                                                      Central Coast

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service1ambience5

                                                                                                                      This was a great place for my first date with a new person however the service was terrible and the server didn’t know anything or really follow up on what was needed. Not sure I would return.

                                                                                                                    15. SN

                                                                                                                      ShanonN

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      amazing!! we definitely come here again when I get the chance!

                                                                                                                    16. D

                                                                                                                      Dmiller862000

                                                                                                                      Sacramento

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Schooners is one of our favorite restaurants when we visit Monterey. The food was just as incredible this visit as before; the best fish in the city. The patio is always comfortable and heated perfectly where you are comfortable regardless of the temperature or wind. The main reason for our review of this visit, though, was our server Masha. Neither of us can remember having been taken better care of at any restaurant anywhere. Masha paused each time approaching our table as to not interrupt any conversation, she gave us plenty of options of how much time we wanted between appetizer, entrees, and dessert. She was attentive, but not overly attentive, plus courteous, informative, and efficient. You would have never known she was serving many other tables; it seemed like she was only serving us. And as someone with leukemia, I very much appreciated her wearing a mask, where I did not have to mask every time she approached our table. We always enjoy Schooners, but this visit was truly our best and most enjoyable of any we have ever had in Monterey. We hope to sit at one of Masha's tables the next time we visit. Thank you!

                                                                                                                    17. R

                                                                                                                      Rosy

                                                                                                                      Seattle

                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                      We had a lovely outdoor table with a view of the Bay. Couldn't have been better. Our server, Hugo, was attentive and friendly. Sadly, there was a group of revelers at a nearby table who were hooting and hollering which marred our experience a bit. But that wasn't really the restaurant's fault. However, I ordered the mussels as my entree, which was listed as an appetizer on the menu and when it arrived along with the other entrees, it was cold. I am guessing since it was an appetizer, it sat in the pass until the other entrees were ready. I mentioned that to our server and would have liked to have seen an adjustment to the bill. But overall, this is lovely restaurant, my fellow diners were happy with their meals and I will be back.

                                                                                                                    18. k

                                                                                                                      keithd

                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                                                      Great food!! Poor service due to staff shortage. Xx

                                                                                                                    19. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                      Limited menu, short staff and main dining room closed

                                                                                                                    20. R

                                                                                                                      Rita

                                                                                                                      Central Coast

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      We enjoyed our experience very much. Our servicer was very attentive. The food was good, sea food was very fresh. We got an excellent table with beautiful views of the bay. We were celebrating Orthodox Easter and got a free desert to commemorate the occasion! Thank you!

                                                                                                                    21. DA

                                                                                                                      DANB

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                      Good fast service. Great taste. Our home away from home was nectar as usual.

                                                                                                                    22. m

                                                                                                                      marilynh

                                                                                                                      Phoenix

                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Food was fresh and delicious from the Caesar salad to the creamy butternut squash soup of the day to the pasta with shrimp. My daughter, who is not a fish lover, had an incredible burger. She raved that the avocado she added was in small slivers and not the huge chunks that are usually in a burger. Service incredible. We were given blankets to wrap in since it was cool too plus a delicious chocolate mouse cake for her birthday! Nice wine list with local favorites.

                                                                                                                    23. LA

                                                                                                                      LauraA

                                                                                                                      Tulsa

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      Food really wasn’t that great and it was pricey. Service was great and ambiance was fun. I wouldn’t recommend if eating… maybe just drinks would be fun

                                                                                                                    24. VC

                                                                                                                      VeronicaC

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Excellent food - plenty of it for the price - right on the water

                                                                                                                    25. P

                                                                                                                      Plazafreak

                                                                                                                      Yosemite

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Awesome breakfast omelettes, especially the seafood omelette. Unmatched ocean views with outdoor dining. Just need to bring back their delicious hash browns.

                                                                                                                    26. P

                                                                                                                      Plazafreak

                                                                                                                      Yosemite

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Food is the best, must be an excellent chef, and love the Pliny beer which is very hard to find. Hope you bring back the Plaza Preferred when business picks up.

                                                                                                                    27. P

                                                                                                                      Plazafreak

                                                                                                                      Yosemite

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Excellent seafood omelette. We miss the hash browns, however.

                                                                                                                    28. P

                                                                                                                      Plazafreak

                                                                                                                      Yosemite

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Great food and atmosphere. Please bring back the Plaza Preferred 2 entrees for 1

                                                                                                                    29. j

                                                                                                                      joannen

                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                      292 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                      292 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall2food5service5ambience2

                                                                                                                      We had a very nice view on outdoor patio at Schooner's. We are repeat customers and enjoy this overall. The food is very good and the cocktails are great. Server had to cover a lot of outdoor tables, but handled it well. She was most appreciated. We were seated outside with an enjoyable, peaceful view...except for the two people seated next to us. Is there any way that the tables for 2 placed up next to the glass wall can be angled so that the peoples' chairs (and voices) aren't fully projected to the neighboring table? They were discussing his private, mental health issues; he talked about what psychotropic drugs he was taking and the woman was counseling the man on career change or new job? Then it turned to getting further psych evaluations regarding his depression. I mean..is this PROFESSIONAL to discuss in a public place?? NOT. Her chair was angled toward me, to my right side, so her voice carried the ENTIRE conversation toward me. How disgusting. We left as quickly as we could. (I wished I had the guts to stand up and tell her to take her discussion to a closed door counseling session.) It got into this "heavy" topic after we were served the food, so it seemed too late to ask to be moved to another table and other tables available did not have same view. Ugh..

                                                                                                                    30. D

                                                                                                                      Dharmesh

                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                      The ambience was nice and they seated us at a nice table. The food was however average. I had much higher expectations based on the reviews that I had read. They were serving a few conferences at the same time. I am not sure if that affected the quality of food.

                                                                                                                    31. P

                                                                                                                      Plazafreak

                                                                                                                      Yosemite

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Great food and atmosphere, but miss the Plaza Preferred 2nd entree complimentary

                                                                                                                    32. RM

                                                                                                                      RickiM

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      I was looking forward to a great seafood restaurant with great views for a birthday celebration. After moving to a different outdoor table that actually had a heater close by we ordered some tempura shrimp as an appetizer and I ordered a Riesling wine. One of the waiters brought me my wine, however it was red. When I asked the waiter why my Riesling is red and that I ordered a white wine, he told me that there is a red Riesling as well. We checked the menu and there was no red Riesling. He brought me the correct wine after that. When the appetizer came there were 5 nice big shrimp on the plate however the batter looked and tasted like corn dog batter, definitely not Tempura. Overall we had a really nice view of Monterey Bay however the food was not overwhelming and we won't be back.

                                                                                                                    33. M

                                                                                                                      Magy

                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Good food, service is great and same as the atmosphere

                                                                                                                    34. KP

                                                                                                                      KellyP

                                                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Lovely early Easter breakfast on the patio. It was a little cold but the otters out in the bay made it all worth it!

                                                                                                                    35. PH

                                                                                                                      PaolaH

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Friendly staff, got sat at a table outside overlooking the ocean bay. When it got cooler, they put on the patio heater and offered a blanket. Very happy with the meal and would go back again!

                                                                                                                    36. TF

                                                                                                                      TerryF

                                                                                                                      Phoenix

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      Cioppino is great. Can’t go wrong with a seafood tower. All the seafood was so fresh. Lovely setting on the waterfront.

                                                                                                                    37. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Amazing cocktails, beer on tap was top notch, seafood fresh and our server Edenzal ( sorry I’m sure I’ve spelled it wrong) but he’s the young 25 year old with a beautiful smile and the whitest teeth ever!! 😉 he was the best!!!

                                                                                                                    38. SH

                                                                                                                      ShaneH

                                                                                                                      Central Coast

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      We were seated at a perfect view table. The server was amazing! When my bride got cold, she found a table in the sun for us to move to and have another glass of wine.

                                                                                                                    39. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall2food5service2ambience4

                                                                                                                      Service was lacking

                                                                                                                    40. R

                                                                                                                      Rubia

                                                                                                                      Tahoe

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                      My mom and I have always referred to this restaurant as "Where we had the best fish of our lives!" For years it was consistently fresh, delicious, beautiful food. Then I took my family there this week. We ordered the chips and onion/seafood dip and there were enough chips for about 10% of the dip provided. Relatively tasty but completely impractical and disappointing, especially given the relative cost effectiveness of providing enough chips. The real kicker was the $42 scallop dish. It was truly below average. Salty. Soggy bacon. Nothing fresh or delicious about it. Aurelio was a fine server until he disappeared for eons at the end of our meal. Kids were bolting from the tables all around us while their families stared at dirty dishes and plastic walls surrounding the patio. Farewell Schooners-- I will never forget when you were amazing. RIP.

                                                                                                                    Safety precautions

                                                                                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                      • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                    • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                      • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                    • Screening

                                                                                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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                                                                                                                    Google Map for Schooners Monterey

                                                                                                                    400 Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940

                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                                                      On Cannery Row at the intersection of Wave and Drake

                                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                      Monterey

                                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                      Breakfast
                                                                                                                      Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am
                                                                                                                      Lunch
                                                                                                                      Daily 11:30 am–4:30 pm
                                                                                                                      Dinner
                                                                                                                      Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                      Californian, Seafood, Steak

                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                                      Hotel Parking

                                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                                      AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                                                                      Michael Rotondo

                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                                      (831) 372-2628

                                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

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

                                                                                                                    • Private party contact

                                                                                                                      Kui Maluki: (888) 332-0389

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