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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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank MBay_Girl
Sunnyvale, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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303 reviews
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
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 

Monterey County, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Schooners Coastal Kitchen is a gem of the Monterey Peninsula, the location is amazing the employees are very friendly and professional, the food is very well prepared- I am certainly will comeback here many more times...

1 Thank g0urmet101
Carmel, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been enjoying lunch almost every Sunday for the past four or five years at Schooners. Part of the ritual with my long time friend is to walk from Monterey on the path and take ourselves to Schooners. The ritual continues for the most part due to the food and the Great wait staff. Thusita and Melissa make us feel... More 

1 Thank osieray
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great, food was incredible. Wish I lived here so we could eat there more often. The octopus was awesome, the crab cakes were delicious, the sole entree was so great & dessert was awesome too!

Thank Trish Y

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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
US$31 - US$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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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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