About Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
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.
Seafood, Steak, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Sorry for any inconvenience, but we do not accept any reservations during our weekend breakfast and lunch hours. Reservations for dinner begin at 5:00pm.
We are unable to take window requests online; however, we are delighted to take your request upon your arrival.
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:30am
Monday-Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Monday-Sunday : 5:30pm -10:00pm
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 11:30pm
$31 to $50
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Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar offers two hour complimentary Valet parking. Please let our host know 10 minutes before you leave and we will call valet, your car will be ready on the drive
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer exclusive buffets with breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay in celebration of Easter, Mother's Day and Thanksgiving.
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The Monterey Plaza's ten conference and banquet rooms provide more than 16,000 square feet of indoor meeting space that can accommodate groups of 10 to 300 for meetings, conferences, banquets and private parties. In addition, the Hotel's Outdoor Plaza and Terrace can host groups of up to 600 people.
Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews
We dine at Schooner's every time we are ...
We dine at Schooner's every time we are in Monterey. For lunch, the deck/patio is outstanding. We dined inside this time as it was cold out and the dining room for dinner was beautiful. Our server Colleen was outstanding. The PEI Mussels were out of this world. Everyone was attentive. Beautiful views of Monterey Bay.
Went here to celebrate my girlfriend's b ...
Went here to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday on 8/20. There was no wait for seating, we had a nice sea view, and the food was good. Our server had some good drink recommendations and was attentive, yet not intrusive. Dessert came out with candles (I told our server there was a birthday girl). :)
Overall, very pleased.
After being seated we asked to be moved ...
After being seated we asked to be moved to an open table by the window. Best request of the year! We had reservations were for 7:30 and this was a perfect time. We were able to watch sea lions jumping in the bay. Otters were playing right outside the window, than a shark came by! My girls, 12 & 13, say this dinner was the highlight of the trip. Our waitress, Colleen Kelly , was an absolute gem. Wonderful service and great with the kids. We will definitely be coming back here next time we are in Monterey!
Our table was in an awkward back corner ...
Our table was in an awkward back corner with a limited view of the bay. The menu selection was good. I had the grilled swordfish and it was great. The service was good and not overbearing. Yet our drinks were always filled. I would fine there again.
Service very friendly and we had table n ...
Service very friendly and we had table next to window, so the view was nice. Food was fresh but tasteless. For $42, a filet mignon better melt in your mouth and have flavor; not this one. Likewise for salmon and swordfish--somewhat dry and without any flavor that made them memorable. That isn't a big deal when it costs less than $20, but for this kind of money it just wasn't worth it. The next night we went to C restaurant in the Clement intercontinental, and the sea bass melted inthe mouth and was so flavorful. Great views of bay. Same price but much better deal.
You absolutely cannot beat the view. We ...
You absolutely cannot beat the view. We made our reservation via Open Table for 6pm and when we arrived early, the Hostess accommodated us with immediate seating and a table with a view! During our dining experience we were entertained with views of Kayakers, Sea Otters on-the-move, and a pod of dolphins swimming circles through the kelp beds. How very special! Ambiance is versatile between romantic and family friendly. Wine list was extensive and well-priced. The dishes were beautifully plated and service was informative and friendly. The issue my husband and I both had was the lack of seasoning in all of our dishes. Our dinner consisted of Clam Chowder and Artichoke Chowder. Both were fresh tasting and mild in flavor. Based on reviews, we ordered Angry Shrimp and the dish was tasty but you need to be a fan of citrus to appreciate the sauce. Sea Bass was the evening special (my entree) and the Sole entree was from the menu (my husband's entree choice). Both dishes were fresh tasting, beautifully presented, generous portions however, the proteins were bland, and wild-rice on Sea Bass plate was under-cooked. Our overall experience was positive enough for us to try Schooners again with hopes for bolder flavors the next time around.
Me and my wife got the Go Fish appetizer ...
Me and my wife got the Go Fish appetizer for two, shared the pan seared Salmon and a bottle of wine.
The appetizer was really fresh, delicious. To make it better it could come with different salsas.
The salmon was perfect and the wine made perfect company for the food.
Price was just ok, the view was beautiful as the restaurant is on the pier, and service was great with very attentive waiters.
We ate breakfast and dinner twice here a ...
We ate breakfast and dinner twice here and loved it. I consider myself a wee bit of a food snob and schooners did not disappoint. Saturday night was super busy and they were late seating us but we got a drink at the bar and enjoyed. The staff is very nice and the food was very good. I highly recommend!!!
This was an excellent venue for the food ...
This was an excellent venue for the food and obviously the scenery. But, it would not have been nearly has pleasant had it not been for our server, Colleen. She was an excellently poised communicator who listened to what we were looking for with respect to wine pairings and offerings that were somewhat unclear on the menu. Furthermore, her warm smile and patience was exemplary in the restaurant business.
If a colored person wants experience how ...
If a colored person wants experience how it feels when discriminated must visit this place. You'll sit in a back coupe where no one else will sit (like a second coach, especially when there are places at front. The hostess will conveniently forget to ask you for your preferences for sitting and will make you wait for 15 to 20 minutes (other people will get seated in the meantime) even if you have reservation. Oh! The food is very average. Must visit to experience 2nd citizen treatment. BTW it took 35 mins to get our entrees!
We celebrated our niece and nephew's hig ...
We celebrated our niece and nephew's high school graduations here and they truly enjoyed the entire event. The service was outstanding, the food was exceptional and the view is awe inspiring. Great starters, fresh seafood and amazing desserts, the kids asked to return for their college graduations!
Great Service. Very attentive. We had ou ...
Great Service. Very attentive. We had our 10 ur old with us and he gave it a thumbs up. Seeing the waves crashing up on our window and seeing several sea otters from our window helped.
Food was good. Would recommend.
I have been a chef for over 30 years. I ...
I have been a chef for over 30 years. I have achieved Michelin star. The presentations were adequate but The flavor profiles were disappointing. They lacked everywhere they should have excelled and or void salt. I ordered three appetizers, and when the server came back she asked me if I was ready for dessert. She gave me a strange look when I told her I wanted the Petrole Sole. My wife's clam chowder was potato leek soup with five whole clams in it. I would have not guessed this, but potato leek soup was actually on the menu as well so they clearly ran out of clam chowder. Most disappointing. The cooks in the kitchen seem to have skills, they need to leadership end guidance. Please help yourselves such a location in such a majestic hotel
For lunch I had the Sea Bass BLT and it ...
For lunch I had the Sea Bass BLT and it was completely wonderful. Juicy fish with the tasty combination of the BLT, sat outside on the patio with possibly the very best view of the waters and bay of Monterey. Came back for dinner and had the flat iron steak with Angry Shrimp add-on. Absolutely delicious one of the best lunches and dinners I've ever had! The flat iron was a very generous serving which u wasn't expecting as it approaches half the price of other steaks. Flavor was superb. The Angry Shrimp was incredibly delicious. It's not hot-spicy but just a slight kick and the sauce includes chunks of citrus, tomato, chile (mild) and whatever else makes this a can't miss item. It can be ordered as appetizer. Ambience cannot be beat as well as the fantastic view across the bay. A beautiful hotel to walk through though I did not stay there. Highly recommended, can't miss if in Monterey.
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