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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a little out of our price range but we went for Christmas dinner while traveling and it was exceptional. The service was fantastic and when I say that, I really mean it. They all asked how our Christmas was and were so genuine. I'm trying to remember our server's name, maybe Gardine? He was exceptional. The food... More 

Thank Valy B
Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had breakfast one morning during our weekend stay at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. I had the crab cakes eggs Benedict which were delicious. My husband had blueberry pancakes and they were great also. Service was great and beautiful ocean views! We also had drinks at the bar the night before and enjoyed them as well.

Thank romey05
Los Alamitos, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service from Hostess to busboy. Good job kitchen! good presentation, delicious and inexpensive. But what a view!

1 Thank Art012017
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with beautiful harbour views and a quality of food to match. Service was excellent and very pleasurable experience

1 Thank AndyMPEngland
West Chicago, il
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had two breakfast and one dinner here. All was good, no complaints. The sole is really well prepared, as is the crab cake, one of the best of the trip. Never made it to dessert and kind of wish we had! The views are great, very relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Sara M
Monterey_Plaza, Executive Chef at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sara M., Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar. I am delighted to learn you enjoyed your meal so much, and hope to welcome you back for dessert in the future! Sincerely, James Waller Executive Chef Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Diverse menu will satisfy all tastes. A lot of delicious seafood for sure, but meat products were still abundant. Food and service was very good all around.

Thank Richard S
Foster City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service - warm, polite & gracious. Delicious food - loved the clam chowder, steamed clams, cioppino & Princess cake! Will definitely visit again, hopefully on a warm night with the patio open.

1 Thank foodieFosterCity
Monterey_Plaza, Executive Chef at Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Dear FoodieFosterCity, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. As we are avid supporters of the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch program, we are always delighted to read when a guest enjoys our sustainable seafood offerings. We look forward to welcoming you in the future! Sincerely, James Waller Executive Chef Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two meals here, and the food was mostly good. It was typical resort pricing, though. I would say it was about 15% higher than other restaurants nearby. Eat here if you want the convenience of heading back to the room right after, but otherwise, head toward Cannery Row for more options and slightly better prices.

Thank renosparksVP
Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up here after looking for Seafood in Monterrey. The food was delicious. We split the In Hot Water appetizer that had shrimp, scallops, and oysters. All of it was delicious! We both had the tuna for dinner which was very good as well. The complimentary bread was also hot and good. We were sat outside on a colder evening... More 

1 Thank Suzy P
Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is an ideal location on the water with nice outdoor patio in a quieter area away from all the tourist shops. We enjoyed a nice lunch, good clam chowder, excellent crab cakes and fish tacos. There are heaters on the patio if it gets cool. Service was attentive and friendly.

Thank Laurie S

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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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