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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Monterey Cioppino Pot
shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari, seasonal fish, saffron-tomato shellfish broth, grilled baguette
Fish & Chips
beer battered fresh catch, apple cider slaw, malt vinegar, remoulade sauce
Classic Eggs Benedict
poached eggs, grilled baker's ham, english muffin, breakfast potatoes, hollandaise sauce
Very disappointed in every respect. Food was marginal. The Roasted Mushroom Wellington's phyllo pastry was soggy; however, the filling was good. The Miso Black Cod was appetizer size, supposedly came with brussels sprouts. The menu should read, comes with the leaves of ONE brussels sprout. However, the flavor was good. We waited for 13 minutes before seeing our waiter and they were not that busy. Outdoor seating, at least in the winter, is not the beautiful ambiance they portray in photos on the website.
Very pleasant place to eat in Monterey. It's an easy walk to/from the aquarium or the wharf. Don't go for the food, though. It's hotel food. But do go for the ambience and you'll be happy. We were there in early December and sat comfortably inside a see-through tent with heaters. Gulls swooping by, seals squawking, and waves crashing. I took a chance on the expensive bloody mary and enjoyed it. Think of it as a pricey drink that comes with a free appetizer: a skewer of grilled shrimp, a ton of bacon, olives, peppers, celery, etc. The avocado toast I ordered was not the best -- essentially guacamole, maybe store-bought, on top of toast. My husband's chowder in a bread bowl was OK - you can get the same or better chowder at any other restaurant in Monterey for less money but then you don't get to eat it while you sit out on the terrace of a fancy hotel!
Schooners was amazing. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a dining experience on the water. We could hearing the waves crashing the entire time. It was perfect
It was a great experience with really great food . The customer service was great will definitely be going back Loved this place
Food was average not worth price charged for and no much of a selection. Wasn’t offered same amenities as everyone else.
Excellent Crab Benedict, the view was lovely would most definitely return next time visiting Monterey
Our meal was excellent. My husband any I were celebrating my birthday and I’m glad we decided to come here. Service was great. We had our two kids with us since we were on vacation and they accommodated our children as well.
The restaurant, like the hotel, is pretentious and overpriced....lacking in substance and value. I had the Shrimp Cavatelli at $34, which included exactly three medium-sized prawns. I've never had a shrimp pasta dish in a restaurant that included less than five prawns. The pasta itself tasted homemade and was cooked to al dente, but the sauce was just average.
I wanted to enjoy a leisurely lunch with a view of the water and booked this place without having been before. It wasn't as nice as I'd hoped. I finished my drink and left without eating. I'm sure families and casual diners will enjoy it very much. It wasn't for me.
Great friendly service
Good food, just Very small portions - very little ceviche, mostly a salsa. Childrens burger is more like a slider. Appreciate the heaters and outdoor seating. Servers very nice.
Great location with amazing food. Everything was fresh and delicious!
Loved it and our server, Daniel, was awesome along w the hostess and other servers!
Wonderful breakfast menu. Excellent service,
Food and service is always amazing here! It’s our go to when in Monterey and want good seafood or steaks. I had the scallops which were amazing! And my son had the hangar steak which he said was hands down the best steak he’s had in awhile. Great service.
Wait staff were attentive. Speedy service.
We had a light dinner since it was late-ish (8:00). Clam chowder was very good; chips and dip were good but more seafood in the dip would have been better; Autumn salad was good although the dressing was extremely spicy, perhaps siracha or wasabe??? Menu didn't say it would be very peppery. Not bad, just a big surprise. Desserts: chocolate mousse pie; two bites were enough for me, plus chocolate chip cookies, very good but overpriced ($6 for two normal sized like you'd bake at home). Glass of Chandon brut was perfect and husband ordered a mocktail on which they did a good job. Overall it's quite expensive but you're paying for a tourist's view of the bay and the possibility of being on the terrace overlooking the bay. Convenient part of the Monterey Plaza Hotel.
Overall everything was good, food was good but not great. No bread or butter served even with the clam pasta dish. Salmon was good, and cooked nicely. We asked 3 times for bread or rolls to go with the pasta however it was not delivered to my husband until his last couple of bites of food. Lemon for the salmon came a little faster but I was more than half way finished. Really, I have never seen a saucy pasta dish served without something to dip up the sauce or fish without a slice or two of lemon on the side of the dish. There were several large parties and what seemed as fairly new wait staff and understaffing which is a common problem these days. Also, on the pricey side for food and service issues.
Everything was amazing! We will definitely be back.
You can’t find a more beautiful setting. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
The best place in Monterrey hands down. The food and the service was the best. Can’t wait to go back again .
Great customer service. Beautiful outdoor
Beautiful views, wonderful duo playing covers, and the food was perfect. Get the ceviche and calamari bahn mi
Yummy breakfast- belgian waffle with delicious maple whip cream and strawberries.
The service was a little slow, and it didn't look busy but perhaps i was not seeing all the customers. Despite that, beautiful location, bright cheerful, and and nice waiters when they came. REcommend!
Awful service; staff didn’t care especially front of house. Waste of money!there are way better places to dine close
had a horrible experience this restaurant and handling of our reservation which spoiled the whole experience
My property was stolen while my car was being parked by the valet department
The food was amazing and the wait staff was super friendly and attentive. The food is a bit pricy but the view and overall experience makes it all worth it.
I had family from TN and FL visiting while we were in Carmel. We stopped at Schooner’s for lunch on the way home. The food, wine, service, ambiance was outstanding resulting in a very special lunch. I always appreciate the fact that we did not feel rushed; we were able to enjoy our conversation while enjoying a very nice lunch.
Excellent food! Steak was perfectly cooked as requested. Service was just extremely slow. 20 minutes to take drink orders and then another 15 just to take food orders.
This was the perfect setting for a perfect breakfast at Schooners in Monterey. The service was outstanding, and the food was cooked to perfection. The staff was warm and friendly as we dined looking out at the Monterey Bay.
I highly recommend Schooners to anyone looking for a great place to dine in a relax and friendly environment.
To get to the restaurant you have to go through the hotel which feels very corporate and dated. The restaurant is on the water so that was nice but the design of the space is nothing special. The server was very aggressive about ordering drinks and tried numerous times to upsell us on buying more even when we said no. The food was fine. Average and not worth the price. Will not be back.
THe restaurant is really more of a lunch spot in that the tables and chairs are not entirely comfortable and just look something for a grab and go type of menu. The food was expensive for the quality, but it is in a high tourist area, so that is to be expected. They did have a really nice chips and dip that turned out to be entirely different than I expected and was a nice way to start the meal. The bread was wonderful very fresh and hot with whipped butter. The autumn salad was a nice treat with fresh vegetables and the flavors were good. Overall, the meal was good. Nothing to rave about, but not a bad meal either. It overlooked the water, which is always nice.
We love Schooners. Always a nice experience. No complaints.
Awesome view delicious meal. Don’t miss the opportunity to dine here!
We love this place. The service has always been nothing less than exceptional. You might consider dining here for the view alone. The food is consistently spot-on, offering the freshest sea food along with a stand-out wine list. This is a most ideal place for Brunch.
Awesome atmosphere, food and service. Thank you very much
Went for a bday dinner. Food and drinks were great. I would definitely go back.
Everything was great , food was very good , service was the best The view was the best as well.
Schooners Monterey does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
Schooners Monterey is rated 4.4 stars by 2131 OpenTable diners.
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.