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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

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400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
+1 831-372-2628
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Brentwood, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food, great views of the bay. We got outstanding service from Gardine in the bar area. He was extremely polite and my ice tea never was less than half full. Thanks Schooners for making my wife and my anniversary stay that much better!!

1 Thank sweide2015
Bay Area, California
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183 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lindsey - we enjoyed your company, beautiful smile, and award winning cocktails! They truly are award winning - she has the trophies to prove it!! My husband had Lindsey's 1st Place Winner "manhattan" the Maritime Manhattan - he is a manhattan snob and said this was hands down the best manhattan he has ever had. I had the 1st place... More 

1 Thank CruisenFamily
Merced, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved breakfast , watching the sun rise and the Otters playing. The New York steak and eggs were over the top.

Thank Kelly P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In search of seafood with an oceanside vire. The view on the balcony was wonderful-they even loaned us some very nice binoculars during our mel. The food was terrible. I orderd red clam chowder-tasteless with minimal bits of clams. Fried calamari was soggy. My husband-not usually a picky eater, ordered the fish tacos and felt they were not very good.... More 

Thank Karen F
Monterey_Plaza, Executive Chef at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Karen F., Please accept my sincere apologies that you were dissatisfied with your dining experience, specifically the chowder and calamari. As these are very popular items on our menu we would greatly appreciate some additional detail regarding the time of your visit so that we may research this further. Please contact me directly at jwaller@montereyplazahotel.com, and thank you for... More 

Monterey, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The evening ambiance is one of class and warmth; looking out over the glassy water to the lights across the bay is one of my favorite things in the world and you can do that from your dinner seat here. The food was amazing, my favorites were the Oysters rockefeller, ciopppino, and their unique spin on banana pudding. Lorinda our... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am down in the dumps now because my wife has just had breast cancer surgery and is undergoing chemotherapy & radiation therapy treatments. Needless to say I am depressed and went to the bar for my own therapy. I was fortunate that Rachel was my bartender and she made me the best dry martini on the rocks that I... More 

1 Thank Bob W
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253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful view right on the water, on a lovely sunny day. Service was good. The signature Manhattan was quite tasty. Calamari was so-so, and usually a good proxy for the rest of the menu. It was leathery, thick cut, and we didn't finish even half of it. Poke tuna tacos were very good, and the bass BLT was excellent. If... More 

Thank CulinarySnob
Las Vegas
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful and quick service, decent coffee and fairly priced breakfast food. Upscale and located within the Monterey Plaza Hotel, this place sits on the water and thus offers wonderful views of the Bay.

1 Thank fungus49
Monterey, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Schooners is my favorite Sunday lunch location in Monterey. Great outside ocean view of the Monterey Bay, great menu with Sea bass BLT being my favorite and great service from Thusita, Melissa and the whole staff. Can’t go wrong.

1 Thank _vickimwilliams
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First they lost me reservation then when visiting before dinner they gave us a new one. Had to wait 15 minutes upon arrival for a table in the middle of the floor even though a window location had been requested and was available .we were asked if we were guests of the hotel. Different service for hotel guests. Not recommended... More 

Thank Brian C
Monterey_Plaza, Executive Chef at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Brian C., Please accept my sincere apologies that you were dissatisfied with your recent experience with us. It is our Service Standard to treat all of our guests equally. We ask if a guest is staying at the hotel for our market-research, and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this question has caused. We have shared your feedback with our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-2628
Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, suspended over the waters of Monterey Bay, is a stunning restaurant featuring sustainable seafood and approachable, contemporary American cuisine. The ideal location for celebrating the Central Coast and the spectacular coastal region, Executive Chef Waller's commitment to fresh, sustainable seafood is reflected in the creative menu which features a variety of seafood options, both raw and cooked, as well as appetizers, soups, salads, large platters meant for sharing, and wood-fired dishes. A creative cocktail menu is served alongside an impressive wine list highlighting Monterey County vintners. The high-energy bar, bustling open kitchen, and dramatic outdoor patio personifies a relaxed, fun and joyous atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?