I requested a table with a
I requested a table with a view, if possible, and mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday when I made the reservations. The staff was very accommodating upon our arrival and made our dinner very memorable. Jacob, our server, was wonderful, the ambiance of the restaurant was perfect, and the table we were seated at gave us a beautiful view of the sunset. I especially appreciated how spread out the other dinners were in the restaurant which enhanced the ambiance and made our dinner feel more romantic. Overall a wonderful experience!
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went there for an anniversary
Went there for an anniversary and the treatment was outstanding!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day success
I'm a local but have never been to Sanderlings. We wanted to take our mom some where, where she would feel like a million bucks and thanks to the great location and views and not to mention our server Jake! Who by far is one of the best waiters I have encountered in a long time! My mom was impressed. Every one at our table absolutely loved their entrees. It was a quiet night and our service was fantastic. Kudos on the table with the sunset view!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food / Great Location
Really great view of the Pacific along with a great aquarium in the dining room. The food was very good and there was a good variety available. The staff was very accommodating and helped us at every turn.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous for a Birthday Celebration
We were celebrating May/June birthdays in our family. 4 out of the 5 of us had birthdays recently. The salmon and sole were both excellent, as were the appetizers and salads. We ordered after-dinner drinks, and our server brought us two delicious creme brulees to share, with candles in them -- on the house!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a Look and a Taste
There were many positives on a recent visit. The setting of this restaurant is spectacular. The appetizer and salad were first rate. Wine list is quite decent. Prices are reasonable and many small or half portion offerings eliminate waste of food and needless expense. Only negatives were slightly overcooked fish entree and unaccountably long preparation time for dishes.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great. Fish was a bit
Always great. Fish was a bit over fried but still good.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for locals and tourists
Step inside the front door and you feel taller, prettier, and maybe even richer in many ways. A grandness welcomes and then the Monterey Bay's beauty, even when foggy or rainy, makes you glad you chose this spot. Friends have stayed here and loved it. As a local, it's where I often take my visitors.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for any occasion
I don't hang out with folks looking for a hot spot and bar scene. It might be great for that. Never been disappointed in a meal there since it opened.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing to complain about! Great service, even better food. Cant wait to go back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to celebrate a birthday
Because I had noted this was a birthday celebration, we were provided a beautiful window table. The staff congratulated our birthday boy and made the evening very special for him.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
we have been taking our kids here for years and have never once had a bad experience or food!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice view
On a nice day the outdoor dining is fantastic. The food is good, but nothing spectacular. Prices are reasonable, considering the location, but not the best bang for the buck.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live in town and our family
We live in town and our family of four went to Sanderlings on Sunday for dinner and had a wonderful time! The setting is gorgeous, the food was delicious and reasonably priced, and the service was great! Our group ranged from our teenage son to my mom and everyone really enjoyed their selections - my husband and mom ordered the ribeye steak, my son asked for pasta with butter and parmesan (not on the menu, but they were happy to oblige), and I had a shrimp scampi dish. We had a bottle of champagne with dinner and that just added to the wonderful experience! There is a great looking dessert menu too! I heartily recommend that you give Sanderlings a try. This was our first time and we will be going back regularly!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at Sanderlings
The weather was perfect for a surprise birthday lunch for my wife. There were six of us. Water was served promptly, but ordering and pouring the wine took a little while. From prawns fettuccini , Angus burger, fish and chips, etc. all served hot and delicious. Thank you Sanderlings for a memorable afternoon.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food!
The only thing we could think of, was that it would be nice to see more vegan and/or vegetarian dishes on the lunch menu... otherwise, the service and food were great- just like the view!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Intimate lunch setting
I chose to host my 2 close friends for lunch at Sanderlings because of the setting and ambiance. The food was very good, with some unusual offerings. We especially liked the sand dabs. The three of us had a lot of catching up to do, and we were not rushed at all. It was not too noisy and we were able to use our normal voices to converse. Afterwards we walked around the grounds, enjoying the spectacular views of the ocean. It was a perfect setting for an intimate lunch.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
After a long absence, we decided to try this lovely spot for Sunday late breakfast/lunch and a walk on the beach. An ocean view is always relaxing...but this view even on a clear day is not one of Santa Cruz county's best.
For many years we loved Sanderlings relaxing atmosphere and breakfasts....but when they went to an expensive brunch buffet only, we stopped going. This day, we arrived just as an outdoor wedding was beginning so that was fodder for conversation and people-watching. Our food service was prompt. Wait staff was efficient. Perhaps we will return and try the brunch. Our cooked-to-order breakfast was only average .
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Very Good Restaurant
Good except for a table next to our that had six small kids making lots of noise!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated out friends anniversary here,
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
good place for date night
This is becoming a favorite place for my wife and I for our "Date Nights". Menu is good, food has been great, and the atmosphere is wonderful.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hoped for an outdoor table,
We hoped for an outdoor table, but it was cool and rainy, so we had a nice table inside. Food and service very good. An added
treat was the wedding taking place, and we could see the participants. Very enjoyable experience!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for special occasion
We celebrated our anniversary here and had a great time -- service, food and views were all great. Since it was Santa Cruz Restaurant Week, we both tried the fixe menu for $25. Great selection, fresh and tasty. We brought our own bottle for our special celebration, and corkage fee was reasonable at $18. Will come again to try the locals specials during the off-season!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a delicious dinner from the Restaurant Week special menu. The clams, short ribs and creme brulee were the highlights. Service was friendly, efficient, yet a bit rushed.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experiance
The food was freshly prepared. Very tasty! Service was very helpful & friendly. Had a window seat, nice views
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate here during restaurant week. It was a beautiful warm evening so we ate outside and watched the sunset, as well as the fantastic ocean view. The sea bass was delicious, the citrus salad tasty and the apple pie over the top. Service was also outstanding!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccably appointed, the wonderful ocean views looking down over a million dollar sunset on the Pacific trump everything else. The citrus-arugula salad was delicious, but my organic chicken was pretty bland, something I could have done at home. Clam chowder was good, but not exceptional. Quantities were so generous that we all took boxes home. Service was a bit too fast,. Staff was certainly friendly, but somewhat young/amateurish for the caliber suggested by this restaurant's appearance. We would have expected a more professional demeanor. All in all, we definitely enjoyed our visit but felt a disconnect between the restaurant's appearance and the quality of food/service. Maybe all that beauty just sets the bar of expectations too high!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
October provided a heavenly day with breathtaking scenery.
Menu offerings diverse and beautifully prepared and presented. Friendly, respectful wait staff, including restaurant manager
stopping by to make sure everything was just right.
Lunch was leisurely followed by a quiet, easy walk down to a pristine California beach.
The path was lighted, so it would be intriguing to see what it would be like at night!
The Seascape resort has vestiges of the '70 's which lend a cool vibe.
Wonderful, felt very private, glorious food!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great way to reconnect with friends
Met 3 dear girlfriends for lunch on the weekend; it was bustling but the service, ambiance and food were as always, excellent. The backdrop of the sparkling ocean combined with fresh and delicious breakfast fare was perfect. Our waitress was attentive yet made sure she delivered food & refilled beverages quietly enough that we barely noticed she was there. All in all, this restaurant is terrific if/when you want to share a couple of hours with good friends while dining. G.M.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had lunch at Sanderlings this past week. We were celebrating a couple of birthdays. We all enjoyed ourselves . . . very good food, service and views! Thank you for the birthday desserts.
We'll be back!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Sanderlings Dining Experience
My wife ordered a cup of the special vegetable cream soup and the arugula salad with citrus dressing. She thought the soup was very good and the salad was one of the best she's ever had!
I ordered the rib eye steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus. It was a good steak, but not a great steak.
I liked the ambience and thought the service was excellent.
The only problems were: 1) A group of about six diners sitting at one table was especially noisy, showing no concern for others.
2) Poor service in the cocktail lounge prior to dinner, as the waitress didn't return to give us our check.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hostess was very flexible with reservation time and wanted to accommodate.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I stayed at Seascape resort and wanted to stay close for dinner. It was very nice, beautiful but cold because of the large windows that gave a great view. Food and service was very good and we would go there again.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM