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
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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, 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.
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 had a wonderful experience dining her ...
We had a wonderful experience dining here this past weekend. Our party of four was given an outdoor table back in the corner overlooking the water. It was very peaceful and the heat lamp kept us warm enough. We felt like we were out on a boat! The service was great and the food was also delicious. The cioppino was fantastic. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who asks! Prices were reasonable for such a great location!
My girlfriend and I had the salmon. It w ...
My girlfriend and I had the salmon. It was seared to perfection, not to mention the beautiful ocean view from our window view table. Our waitress Jessica was so awesome! Super amazing service and was always attentive but not disturbing. This girl needs a raise!
Arrived a little early and decided to ha ...
Arrived a little early and decided to have a drink from the bar to enjoy the fabulous view. Shortly after shown to a window table and introduced to our fabulous host Steve. The whole dining experience was fantastic with excellent and knowledgeable service from Steve. Even though this is a very big restaurant it has a great atmosphere and wonderful sea views. Despite the size the food was perfectly cooked and the Swordfish was to die for. A large mainly local wine list that again we were expertly guided through by Steve. Will definitely come again when next in town
After driving up the coast earlier in th ...
After driving up the coast earlier in the day, Schooners coastal kitchen was just a place to sit to enjoy a beautiful view and amazing food. Don't let the fact that this is a hotel restaurant dissuade you from going – the location, the views, the very attentive staff, and the upscale restaurant setting and great food all made for a wonderful dinner.
OK, the food was great. The waitress wa ...
OK, the food was great. The waitress was fantastic. But the hostess, she seats us at the worst table in the restaurant. We're hotel guests, we have a reservation and the restaurant is half empty on a Sunday night. Window seats abound but the cute little hostess won't give the older couple a nice table.
My husband & I ordered one salad and thr ...
My husband & I ordered one salad and three seafood appetizer dishes to share for our lunch. Sizes for mussels and shrimps were bit small, but octopus was tender and delicious.
Kale (for salad) was all in baby leaves and easy to eat. The restaurant is facing Monterey Bay, offering a nice ocean view.
My Girlfriend and I were in Monterey on ...
My Girlfriend and I were in Monterey on vacation and looking for an upscale patio dining experience with an ocean view.. We read about Schooners and checked the reviews...
The experience surpassed or highest expectations! Beautiful views, relaxing atmosphere.. Friendly, efficient service and amazing food! My Ribeye was the best I've had outside of my back yard! I was so impressed!! My girlfriend loved her clam chowder and crab legs!
Truly one of the best dining experiences we've ever had!
This was an amazing restaurant. Food was ...
This was an amazing restaurant. Food was unique, yet very well prepared. Seafood tasted as fresh as can be. The ambiance and mood of the restaurant was very serene and romantic, but is also great for groups or small families. Beautiful view. If you're staying at the Monterey Plaza, you'd be crazy not to eat here at least one night.
My daughter and I were on vacation visit ...
My daughter and I were on vacation visiting Monterey and decided to try this restaurant. It was a difficult choice because there were so many restaurant options, but we were glad we chose Schooners. Unfortunately, we missed the wonderful view because it was dark when we got there. We started with Oysters on the Half Shell which were so fresh and tasty. We got their amazing clam chowder and lobster bisque. We both ordered the Pan-Seared Petrale Sole because it was a lighter dish. The sole was done to perfection and it was flaky and buttery, but we both agreed that it was pretty bland - not much seasoning at all. The service was attentive, but not intrusive. We enjoyed our experience and would definitely go there if we ever visit Monterey again.
My wife and I recently booked a table at ...
My wife and I recently booked a table at this restaurant to celebrate our 30th anniversary , the welcome and food were great although a little expensive but heh it was a special occasion , what was a little disappointing was that although everyone kept wishing us a " Happy Anniversary " , we weren't offered a coffee , drink or something as a gesture , that would have been nice .
We started with the roasted Shishito Pep ...
We started with the roasted Shishito Peppers, very good, not even a little spicy. Then Clam Chowder, very disappointing, it consisted of a heavy cream with 4 clams in the shell and a scattering of potato. Absolutely not clam chowder. Kale and Beet Salad, they were out of Kale so substituted field greens (we were told before it was served). Sole Seared, Pork Scallopini both just fair. Do not go for the food. Nice view. Go for cocktails.
The view of Monterey Bay is fantastic. T ...
The view of Monterey Bay is fantastic. The service was ok, but a bit pushy and seemed to want to rush you to order and finish your meal. The place was not that busy, for a Friday night on Labor day weekend. So we just wanted to relax and enjoy our wine and take in the view before having dinner. Overall, the place has the view. But the food is fresh and good. Not spectacular.
As a local I tend to avoid the tourist o ...
As a local I tend to avoid the tourist oriented hotels and restaurants that our community is to full of. However I thought it would be fun to change my habits a bit and give this place a try. I was very surprised how just how excellent the service was from the minute we arrived, to the exceptional quality of food, as well as the wine offerings. Overall a very very nice dining experience, and I will be certainly returning soon. A very well run restaurant that has a terrific menu, beautiful and flavorful food paired with great service!
Clams in lemon broth were excellent. Por ...
Clams in lemon broth were excellent.
Pork belly was very good.
Shishito peppers and spicy shrimp were good
Burrata and artichokes were disappointing. Artichokes were grilled nicely, but overpowered with balsamic vinegar.
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.
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