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Schooners Monterey, Monterey, CA

Schooners Monterey

4.6
4.6
2529 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
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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 grand outdoor Plaza can host events.

  • Private party contact

    Kui Maluki: (888) 332-0389

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Cross street

    Inside the Monterey Plaza Hotel at 400 Cannery Row in Monterey CA.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • 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

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What 2,529 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for scenic views

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Californian

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  1. F

    Foodie

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome seafood and great service!
  2. JR

    JoseR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and prices reasonably. Service was on the spot and very informative (Sean).
  3. Y

    Yaya4mb

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service , great food !!
  4. S

    Swede

    Central Coast

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seabass tacos were delicious!
  5. SM

    SusannaM

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious oysters, cocktails, and meal! They have changed things a little with schooners and coastal. Schooners is smaller with more of a casual vibe but can still get dressed up. They gave us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary weekend. Very kind staff.
  6. RS

    RichardS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was looking for a elegant/beautiful place to propose and with the help of the staff it was perfect, unforgettable moment thank you! Also of course the food and service was phenomenal!
  7. CE

    CatEyez

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive servers, great views and delicious food!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was wonderful! Food and drinks were great! Will definitely come back!!!
  9. EL

    ElsaL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always stop for lunch after our Vista Spa Day. Food is amazing. Drinks Yummy. View is priceless.
  10. DN

    DebiN

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful setting with ocean view. Friendly, attentive staff, but not intrusive. One of my favorite restaurants to take my friends!
  11. AD

    AbigailD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my boyfriends birthday and they surprised us with a chocolate cake and candle. Totally unexpected but very appreciated!
  12. ED

    ErinD

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Delicious brunch, exceptional views and ambiance. Gluten-free friendly menu, always appreciated!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Christmas dinner with girlfriends. Drinks, appetizer (Burrata) and our dishes were amazing. (Cod, veggie Wellington, and bread bowl) waitress was incredibly sweet and we did not feel rushed. As teachers - it was perfect!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Phenomenal view! We shared the crab dip & it was quite good with chunks of crab. I enjoyed the scallops and they were properly cleaned & cooked. Spouse had the Cioppino …. Full of several different types of fish! Delicious!! Sat outside and was warm enough!
  15. T

    Tako

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    servers very nice and helpful. It was noisy this time due to a small company Christmas party, but usually quiet.
  16. L

    Local

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Our waiter Stephen was very welcoming and friendly. Unfortunately, he was also very busy and we did not see a lot of him. But big kudos to him helping us in making a decision about sparkling wine. We were not offered bread like other tables and received also out meal either at the same time or later than people who had arrived after us. When we received our food my husband's meat was nor warm anymore, my burger had cooled of as well and the buns were soggy already. We were contemplating about complaining but were hungry and cold (sitting outside). So, although the table and the view were great, we were disappointed with the overall experience for a birthday.
  17. KG

    KatieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was amazing! We were on the balcony and couls hear the waves on the beach while we ate! Great memory!
  18. M

    Mitchell

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Made reservations but the older section was not open even though that kitchen was used for all the eating areas (slow service and cold food). The warm crab dip appetizer was ordered for 4 people. It came with 2 small pieces of bread so we had to order more. When the extra bread finally arrived the dip turned cold. We had to ask for a wine menu, ordered a bottle and much later were told it was not available. The room temperature was very cold because they were serving outside and the doors were open. We spent over $300 on dinner for 4, no dessert. Our granddaughter was visiting Monterey for the first time and we were embarrassed with the total experience. We had been to the Duck Club/Schooners several times before but not like this. I am interested in a reply.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal in a beautiful ocean view setting
  20. MP

    MaryP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoy Fisherman’s Grotto and Abalonetti’s and Sandbar and Grill. As a local, I am picky. Schooner’s did not disappoint. I gave 5 stars. Thank you. I like the new plastic barriers along the outside tables. We saw dolphins.
  21. EF

    EloiseF

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Disappointed that Brunch items stop at 11:30!!? Sunday Brunch should last till 1:00 at least!
  22. VS

    VickyS

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious and we ate outside over the water which was beautiful. We got there though at 4pm with a shift change to dinner staff at 4:30. We didn’t get drinks or bread until after 4:40. Dinner server was attentive and professional.
  23. B

    Bonz

    Columbus

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    What a location, second to known really. Just the walk out to the restaurant, the views. The rest was OK, above average food and slightly better service, but the ambience and views are something special. We are glad we had a first Thanksgiving meal (Not Turkey which we love) in Monterrey and only seafood!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Delicious Food. Friendly and attentive staff. However, it was very chilly on the outdoor terrace despite the heat warmers and staff did not have enough blankets for customers. I was cold throughout my meal despite westing my cost and scarf.
  25. MC

    MichaelC

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was very very underwhelming and was our most expensive dining in a week at Pebble Beach. I would recommend for drinks but can’t for dinner
  26. DL

    DavidL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place for lunch and make it a point to come here every time we visit Monterey. The outdoor dinning area is on the bay providing impromptu entertainment from the resident Seals and Sea Otters. The menu offers a variety of items to satisfy seafood lovers and others. The Harvest salad was especially amazing. Out server Jacob was one of the friendliest most attentivepeople you will ever meet.
  27. G

    Gnocchi

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Victoria was amazing!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Great view and table; soup was great, crab blt was just OK. Service was nice but spotty - had to go look for server to get bill.
  29. CE

    ChristopherE

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience. We were seated outdoors, which at first thought we weren't thrilled with, but the table turned out to be perfect, right under one of those portable heaters. Our server, Marsha, was beyond wonderful! The food, the wine, the ambiance, the service all exceeded our expectations. We're already planning our next visit!
  30. CS

    CorrenaS

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the sea bass tacos and the view is great from the patio
  31. d

    derekh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Food, Service, and a perfect outdoor venue
  32. t

    ticower

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were celebrating the birthday of my wife.The food was good, what really makes a difference is the customer service, I don’t remember the name of the young girl serving our table and the guy refreshing our water, they were amazing. Every time we go there the customer service is incredible. The view and atmosphere excellent. If management of this restaurant reads this comment, please reward those two employees, they are representing your business very well.
  33. WM

    WilliamM

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good restaurant. Staff was aware of my wife’s birthday and they did a good job of bringing out some cake.
  34. PA

    PhyllisA

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table overlooked Monterey Bay on a gorgeous sunny day, The food and drinks were delicious and the service was wonderful. Overall it was an awesome brunch. Thank you!
  35. MC

    MikeC

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was just ok nothing special. Service was slow and had to look around for the waiter. Bus boys were good and more attentive than the waiter. Price is higher than other better restaurants in the area.
  36. A

    Amber

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Brunch in Monterey!! Food is amazing and the view is breath taking!!
  37. MM

    MaggieMae

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and service! The ahi tuna poke tacos are so good you could almost get two orders and make them a meal. The cioppino is a fantastic seafood stew! Doesn't get better than this. My waiter was knowledgeable and very kind. Eating there again tonight it was so good!
  38. MS

    MichaelS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service was kind and helpful, just a little slow. They may have been short staffed that night. Would 100% recommend, and hope to return.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Marcos, from El Salvador, was amazing!! He made our meal so much better!! The food was great and the view amazing. Great experience!!
  40. L

    Lvpilates

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful location and great service

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

FAQs

Schooners Monterey is rated 4.6 stars by 2529 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Schooners Monterey

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Inside the Monterey Plaza Hotel at 400 Cannery Row in Monterey CA.

  • 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

    Valet

  • 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 grand outdoor Plaza can host events.

  • Private party contact

    Kui Maluki: (888) 332-0389

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