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Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
+1 831-372-2628
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“swordfish” (74 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
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Reviewed yesterday

Had dinner here, its a property where you can have the Monterey Spa Hotel valet park your car for free, as this restaurant is connected to the hotel. Lovely large open restaurant, good decor with huge windows - views of the bay and the old...More

1  Thank jmrich29
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent service, friendly bartenders. Went there several times during our visit and got consistent, excellent service. It is a gorgeous place and a real treat to go to.

1  Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting atmosphere. The restaurant has many huge windows throughout so you can see the ocean. Food was and drink was good.

1  Thank Ray J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious seafood. Great service. Desserts were exceptional. View of Monterey bay was inspiring as well.

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely breakfast with a table next to the window. We could look out and see the sea otters. The food was fantastic but a bit on the pricey side. I had an omelet and it was really good. The service was fantastic....More

1  Thank cla3boys
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for lunch a couple weeks ago while staying at the hotel. We ate on the outdoor patio outside the bar and I think it was Noah who was our server. We had delicious calamari, poke tacos, and the crab cake and all...More

Thank thekellys5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to Schooners for many years to have lunch and particularly Sunday brunch on the patio. The tables and seating were comfortable. However following the "remodel" we were not so comfortable. The new furniture is very square, stiff and uncomfortable. They put...More

Thank josephfS5132PL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay atmosphere for family with kids. Great waiters and amazing clam chowder! My wife had the seared swordfish and loved it. I had the scallops, shrimp, and clams pasta. I thought the sea food was fresh as well as pasta but lacked flavor. My son...More

Thank Rreyes1984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 'cast a wide net' was the most awesome dish! It has lobster, shrimp, scallops and crab! Every part of the dish melted in my mouth. The staff was super helpful and even sent out some samples of dishes to try! I started with the...More

Thank Kirk S
Reviewed 1 week ago

When the fog has burned off, Monterey Bay is as good a place for lunch with a view as many places in the world. Schooners is part of a hotel and serves decent food while you are looking at the water and seagulls and kayakers....More

Thank Westcoastboy181
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Sandra H
7 September 2016|
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Response from Monterey_Plaza | Property representative |
Hi Sandra, We would be delighted to serve your family reunion, thank you for considering us! Please give us a call at 831-372-2628, and speak with our Restaurant Manager, Valentino for additional details. We look... More
26 July 2016|
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Response from Monterey_Plaza | Property representative |
Dear CraigWspoon, We would be delighted to offer your daughter a plain burger, and completely understand. We look forward to welcoming you, and should you have any other requests please do not hesitate to contact us at any... More
7 April 2016|
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Response from Monterey_Plaza | Property representative |
Good Morning, Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding Mother's Day brunch! While Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar does not have a special Mother's Day menu, our regular menu items will be served. However, Monterey Plaza... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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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