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.

Its unparalleled view and location is matched by Executive Chef Waller's creative menu that features an amazing variety of seafood, both raw and cooked, as well as appetizers, soups, salads, large platters designed 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.

The high-energy bar, bustling open kitchen, and crowded outdoor patio personifies a relaxed, fun and joyous atmosphere.  Click here to learn more about the culinary approach at Monterey’s best new restaurant.

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Open Daily from 6:30am - 10:00pm Bar is open Sunday through Thursday to 11:00pm, Friday and Saturday to 12:00am
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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, amazing desserts, gelato 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.


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 wine, beer or cocktails 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 – 10:00pm

Friday – Saturday 5:30pm – 9:30pm

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 entrees, lightening the menu and enhancing the flavors. After implementing the new 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. 


Catering & Private Parties

Whether you need a tray of hors d'oeuvres for a small gathering, a full buffet for a large group, or an entire wedding, our culinary staff and trained catering professionals are ready to serve you. We regularly put on a range of events for groups of all sizes and use our creativity to meet your needs and wow your group.

Please contact our catering professionals at or by calling (831) 645-4017 to learn more. 

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.