Schooners Monterey

4.5
2088 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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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 2088 people are saying
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JimW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, reasonably priced, awesome views, great service.

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BillS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, beautiful views and great service!

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11years
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Location is within a hotel. Had to walk into the hotel and down a stairway to get to the host at the entrance. We had to follow the host back the same way we had gone in to get to the entrance which was odd and inconvenient. The service was good but just felt the table next to us was treated with a bit more attention to detail about their menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Succulent seafood! Outstanding, attentive and friendly service! Cool ambience!

JB
JeffB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Wait staff rude- get a new hostess who knows how to talk to people. Get servers who can bring the correct meal (my partner had an allergy and was brought the wrong meal), and get some more heat lamps if you’re going to put everyone outside when it’s freezing out.

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Laura
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wildlife, weather, service and food. Best outdoor dining around Monterey

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NCD2014
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was extraordinary. The cioppino was out of this world delicious. Bar beverages were expensive but very good. But the dining on the patio with the gorgeous view of the bay and wharf made the dinner so remarkable and unforgettable. It was a wonderful dinner!

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vipSflalus
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service dined her for breakfast and the view was amazing. The food came out at a reasonable time and the host and waiter provided great customer service.
Five stars!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service, hoping to come again soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice view!

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gigi
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I scheduled reservations ahead and showed up early with the request of a great view location and was disappointed that it wasn’t even considered nor did they try to save us a table for our reservation and noticed others came in with no reservations and were able to land a better table. We even said we were willing to wait as we were early.

Nonetheless we showed up for breakfast today and got a great seat as well as great food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Come for the view. Not impressed by the drinks or food, but it got the job done. Service was sluggish.

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writeanote
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Schooners specifically for the choppino and we were not disappointed. It was excellent! The sauce was flavorful and the seafood plentiful.

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PoonehP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was not like before. It was much less in quantity and not as tasty as before. We ordered Fish and Chips. There used to be 3 pieces of fish before but now there was only two and when I asked our waitress, she said there's a new chef, this is how many he puts on a plate now. There used to be alot more Cole slaw in the plate as well. We wanted to order fried calamari for appetizer but new chef apparently doesn't do that either! The fish and chips was definitely not worth $26! It was an allover big disappointment.

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RogerB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Over priced for what we considered mediocre food. We will not be back.

PM
vipPianoMan
San Francisco
158 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were married there on the deck and go every year for our anniversary. We love it. Usually we get the happy hour drinks and bites but I guess because of covid there is no longer a happy hour or great prices. I feel bad saying its too expensive but drinks are now $15 for mixed drinks and wine. Although they are pretty good size. beer is $10. Appetizers $22. Entrees are $36 or more. Service was wonderful and they gave us complimentary champagne and desert and a great table so I feel a little bad talking about the prices. Would love for happy hour to come back but we understand the price increases. It was also cool that the 4 tables near to us were all celebrating anniversaries as well and there was a wedding going on on the upper deck. Still a wonderful and beautiful place with great food and great service.

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BlueBird
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view. Wonderful service. could have spent the whole afternoon enjoying the view.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience5

The server tried to make it up to us, but our steaks were overcooked, flavorless, and cold. The soup and seafood tower were excellent, but we wasted a lot of money on the steak dishes. We did get free dessert and it was very good, and appreciated.

CJ
CharlieJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the fourth or fifth time we ate at Schooners. The food and service was outstanding. All four of us really enjoyed our food and beverages and Rebecca's service was superb. My cioppino was the best I've had and my wife really liked the seared sea scallops. No "take homes" as usual. We scarfed up all the food because it was so good. We'll be back.

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markc
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Vacation, was not impressed with not being able to eat inside, food was ok but not worth the price, server was very pleasant. They need to improve the outside dining area as it seemed very worn.

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tomc
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and timely. The food was well prepared and tasty. We enjoyed the dinner.

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Mermaid
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant. We were seated and our server never came to our table to take an order. A busser did ask if we wanted water while we waited about 30 mins after we were seated. Two table's who were seated after us had their order taken and delivered before we decided to leave due to not getting any service. We waited for nearly 45 minutes and then left and went to another restaurant.

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Charley
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and overall ambiance! Love that you can hear the ocean whilst you eat and the jazz playing in the lobby. The food was fantastic - highly recommend the sea bass!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

The menu has changed due to a new chef, so we decided to try it since we really love this restaurant, unfortunately the food was cold, the quality is definitely dropped way down, it is un comparable with the previous one.

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JenniferE
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Delicious food and the view can’t be beat! We ordered off the lunch menu. My husband and I both had the butter Lettuce salad. He had grilled shrimp on top and I had seared salmon on mine. We Added a glass of wine and relaxed while eating and watching sailboats, seals, birds and otter in the harbor.

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LinoP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall a nice experience with outdoor dining with views of the ocean. A little disappointed with the size of the oysters that was ordered. Rest of the meal was good

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Datenight2
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and very friendly! The food has always been delicious. Looking forward to going back on our next hotel stay.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service and food were good. Outside seating with waves crashing, and heater lamps to keep us warm was awesome.

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vipCherieH
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was beautiful, service was excellent, food was great & the location was perfect!

EE
vipEricaE
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Service was really really bad. We ended up leaving after drinks and went to Chart House next door. Same prices, more menu choices & great service.

SM
StaceyM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was perfect. The view was amazing. All of our food was fantastic. It always is!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Slow service. Pretty pricey for lunch.

LG
LuisG
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant thank you for getting me a cup of milk my wife had me try some hot sauce and the milk save me. Great food and can't wait to wait to comeback for their steaks

JS
JS12
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Superb location with good food and good service. Food could have been brought a little slower to be honest. Mussels and scallops recommended.

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TaylorS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place for brunch/lunch or dinner! For any occasion. Amazing staff, delicious food! & Beautiful view !

MC
vipMichaelC
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good casual restaurant in a top Monterey hotel. The quality of the food is very good and service to match. It is pricey

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend loved the place and atmosphere would most likely come back

JM
vipJMT1
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lunch outside over looking the bay, really nice.
Drinks were semi- okay. Service was okay.
Food was pricey for what you got. Probably eat there again.

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Papa
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Never disappointed
They have a very goody outdoor dining area.

Service was excellent.
It is always one of out to go to Restraints when in Monterey.

DD
DaveD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Steak and seafood was amazing. Melted in your Mouth!

FAQs

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

Schooners Monterey is rated 4.5 stars by 2088 OpenTable diners.

Schooners Monterey 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.