Monterey Bay Restaurant
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    Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

    Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, suspended over the waters of Monterey Bay, is a stunning restaurant featuring approachable, contemporary American cuisine and sustainable seafood.  The bustling open kitchen, oceanfront outdoor patio, and high energy bar personify a relaxed, fun and joyous atmosphere. 


    Executive Chef Waller’s commitment to sustainable seafood is reflected in the creative menus which feature a variety of seafood options, both raw and cooked, as well as appetizers, soups, salads, large platters meant for sharing, entrees, wood-fired dishes, and selection of decadent desserts.

    In the festive Schooners bar, our creative cocktail menu is served alongside an impressive wine list that features our favorite Monterey County vintners, California wines and international vintages.

    Click here to learn more about the culinary approach at Monterey’s best new restaurant.

    Please click here for directions and to learn more about our story.

    Please contact us for reservations at 831-372-BOAT(2628) or click here

    Click here for our Breakfast Menu
    Click here for our Lunch Menu
    Click here for our Dinner Menu
    Click here for our Wine List
    Click here for our Dessert Menu
    Click here for our Bar Menu
    Click here for our Farm to Fork, Sea to Table



    Open Daily from 6:30am - 11:00pm

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    Cafe La Strada

    Our piazza-style oceanside coffeehouse is the place to start your morning with the rich flavor of freshly roasted Peet's Coffee and artisan pastries. Enjoy specialty sandwiches, soups, amazing desserts, and more, all made daily on the premises. Outdoor seating at the Monterey Plaza Hotel's Dolphins fountain on the plaza offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with great service and stunning views of Monterey Bay and Mt. Toro.


    Sunday – Thursday 6:00am to 5:00pm
    Friday – Saturday 6:00am to 6:00pm

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    Piano Lounge

    The Piano Lounge in the lobby of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night.  Enjoy the relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere with incredible views of Monterey Bay along with your favorite beverage and a variety of appetizers.  Sit by the fire and listen to live piano and jazz vocals for a wonderful evening. 



    Food & Beverages

    Friday – Saturday 5:00pm – 10:30pm

    Friday – Saturday 6:00pm – 10:00pm

    Piano Lounge Menu


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    Executive Chef James Waller

    Under Chef Waller's expert direction, restaurant and banquet menus are comprised of fresh, contemporary dishes that make innovative use of Monterey's agricultural and aquatic bounty, while harmoniously blending traditional and new styles of cuisine. 

    Executive Chef James Waller

    "The abundance of fresh foods available on the Monterey Peninsula makes it possible to develop menus that are simple, elegant, and exciting," said Waller. "We've added more fresh seafood selections and more grilled entrées, lightening the menu and enhancing the flavors. After implementing the menu, I applied the same concept to our banquet menus and now we have satisfied restaurant diners as well as banquet patrons."

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    Seafood Watch

    All seafood served in Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar is in agreement with the Seafood Watch Guide, a program the Monterey Bay Aquarium designed to raise consumer awareness about the importance of buying sustainable seafood. 

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    Catering, Private Parties and Meetings

    The Hotel’s ocean-view meeting rooms are exceptional sites for executive retreats, conferences and seminars. Ballrooms with adjacent outdoor terraces offer beautiful waterfront settings for receptions and social events. The Outdoor Plaza is an exhilarating location for private cocktail parties, banquets, weddings or barbecues. Off-premise catering can also be arranged.

    Please contact our catering professionals at or by calling (831) 646-1700 to learn more.

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    In Room Dining

    For those who want to experience the excellence of our Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar in the comfort of their own guestroom, we offer an extensive menu that is complete with our finest food and wines. If you would like something as simple as a perfectly brewed pot of tea, breakfast in bed, or a late-night snack, we will be happy to bring our gourmet fare directly to you.  Please contact us at 831-645-9148.