Sanderlings - Seascape Resort
Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sanderlingsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (831) 662-7120
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00pm - 11:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 9:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Karl Staub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our award-winning catering menu features traditional and contemporary dishes made with the freshest local ingredients.
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are hosting a Rehearsal Dinner, Holiday Celebration, Baby or Bridal Shower, Business luncheon or dinner, we can help make your event special.
  • Private Party Contact: Donita Branson 8316627122
  • Entertainment: Sanderlings Bar Lounge features musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday Nights 8:30pm until midnight or later.
  • Special Events: Whether you are hosting a Rehearsal Dinner, Holiday Celebration, Baby or Bridal Shower, Business luncheon or dinner, we can help make your event special.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sumner Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Sanderlings - Seascape Resort
Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Beach Resort offers elegant, casual dining with a spectacular ocean view from sunrise to sunset.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Sanderlings - Seascape Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (24)great for outdoor dining (17)special occasion (16)good for groups (11)romantic (11)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (8)fit for foodies (5)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • I ordered the skirt steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/15/2011
    I ordered the skirt steak medium rare, it arrived closer to well. My wife ordered the sea bass which was also overdone. We won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could use an upgrade. Fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2011
    Could use an upgrade. Fish tank is super cool. Feels to conference like. A little investment in this prime piece of real estate would go a long way. Food is okay, not great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We tried the 4-course on-line
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/5/2011
    We tried the 4-course on-line dinner special $29.95/per. It was excellent. It came with a small appetizer for each person, a large delicious salad.(I had the beet salad,which had lots of cubed beets and huge chunks of feta cheese on it and my husband had the Caesar.)We each got a generous glass of the house wine of the night.We both had the steak and prawn dinner, so we can't say how the salmon was. The meat was good with no fat,prawns were grilled,they were served on a bed of mashed potatoes with a sprig of rosemary for flavor. The desserts were great, I don't know how we finished them. I had the brownie sundae and my husband had the ice cream crepe. The brownie had walnuts on the bottom (it was a tad on the dry side)but I ate every spec.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Great place for a special dinner and an ocean view. The prices were very reasonable. The Boston clam chowder is one the specialties and has won the Best Chowder in the Santa Cruz area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We usually go to Sanderlings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    We usually go to Sanderlings when we have a family gathering. They seated right away. The wait staff was very attentive . The buffet selective was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great views overlooking the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    Great views overlooking the ocean if you're seated by the windows. Decent wine list and local wines by glass as well. But the Christmas Day buffet was itself less than remarkable...traditional fare unimaginatively prepared and served in a crowded, dimly lit area. Perhaps the regular menu is more successful.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great staff! Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    Great food, great staff! Very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The spacious and well lit
    gardengirl
    Dined on 12/24/2010
    The spacious and well lit restaurant has superb views during the day and is a cozy and inviting space at night. The feel is elegant but not pretentious. Food was excellent, served promptly, with adequate portions except for the starter. Enjoyed the 4-course prix fixe menu. Choices were more limited than when I made the reservation, but acceptable. Sanderlings is part of the Seascape Resort, which was beautifully decorated for the holidays.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleased with this choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/4/2010
    Very pleased with this choice of restaurants. The food, ambiance, service and sea view were all great. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I took my team for a Fall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/3/2010
    I took my team for a Fall Planning Luncheon and was very impressed with our waiter. He was gracious, warm and welcoming. The complimentary appetizer was a delicous surprise! I will defintely think of Sanderlings for my next dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had dinnner there on a
    CACoastlady
    Dined on 11/28/2010
    We had dinnner there on a Sunday night and took advantage of one of their specials: $29.95 for a 4-course dinner with complimentary wine. The food was much more than expected for that price: The chef's appetizer, a duck confit, was a perfect pre-dinner appetite enhancer; the roasted beet salad was among the best we've tasted; the peppered salmon served with a lemon anise caper relish over garlic risotto atop fresh baby spinach was a delicious combination of flavors; the ice cream crepes with fresh berries was over the top, but we both finished our plates. The house wine was a Berringer chard that was the best we've tasted in that category. Large quantities & super service. . .a real gem of a dining experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great feast for Thanksgivi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    We had a great feast for Thanksgiving. Great quality food in a peaceful atmosphere. The buffet was so good I hardly had any room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had the Thanksgiving buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    We had the Thanksgiving buffet at the restaurant and noticed a few items we would like to share: 1. I expected to get an authentic Caesar salad (fresh, whole bright green leaves with anchovies and grated Parmesan cheese)- just like Chaminade has - but the salad was all chopped up just like in Fresh Choice where we can get the same for $9.00 2. I expected a real turkey but we found a processes turkey breast instead. 3. Whenever we left to go to the buffet we noticed that our serviette was replaced with a new one. I never experienced this anywhere and think it is overdone. 4. The choice of the food is far less than what we expected. 5. The service was outstanding, the people were very friendly and the atmosphere was romantic!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They did not replenish food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    They did not replenish food when it ran out...we went 2-3 times to see if the desert area would have deserts and did not get any until someone suggested we go downstairs to get our deserts...not well stocked. I was disappointed with the overall ambiance. I expected much more for +$50.00 per plate for a dinner. I will choose a different place for my next family event.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Sanderlings at Seascape!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    We love Sanderlings at Seascape! So, so glad we finally tried it (after living in Capitola for 1 1/2 years) The service on Thanksgiving day was amazing. Totally attentive. It started with Lauren (hostess), then Josh (to check on if we were pleased with the table, etc.), Katherine (wait staff), Joey, (wait staff)...and I wish I had gotten the name of the kitchen/chef staff who were manning the buffet. I asked one of them for some seafood forks and they brought them to the table. Anyway, great, great day.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a group of 17 for Thanksgivi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    We had a group of 17 for Thanksgiving Buffet and everyone in the party continues to comment on what a great celebration it was. The quality of the food was excellent. The chef planned a very nice variety that had something everyone could enjoy. Our ocean view was stunning and our waiter did a great job meeting our requests, anticipating when we might need assistance, and quickly clearing dishes in-between trips to the buffet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There for Sunday brunch-party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/14/2010
    There for Sunday brunch-party of seven. We are locals and brought out of town guests. Waiter did not provide good service. Didn't bring orange juice that was ordered with meal. Never refilled water. Only checked once. Never smiled, not friendly, seemed to not enjoy his job. Food was ok but not great. Out of sourdough toast that 3 people had ordered. English muffin under eggs benedict was very tough. Ocean view and outside area is fantastic, and aquarium is great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a wonderful lunch at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/5/2010
    We had a wonderful lunch at Sanderlings--chosen for its location and view, we were very pleased with the whole dining experience. We shared generous portions of the lunch specials: fish and chips and pesto pizza. An important feature to us was the compliance with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's guide to sustainable fishing practices in their seafood offerings. Since we were celebrating a birthday, a complimentary dessert was brought to our table with extra spoons for all to share. A nice touch!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Love Love the Ocean so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2010
    Love Love Love the Ocean so this is a perfect getaway for us when we need to get out of the office. Service was good - food excellent - weather was as always just a little chilly. Only complaint is to get their outdoor heaters to work.... :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We took our friends for their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/31/2010
    We took our friends for their anniversary. We were escorted to a table by the window and enjoyed a spectacular show as the sun set through the trees and into the Monterey Bay. The food was wonderful, service was attentive, and the wine, from a local winery, Storr's Pinot, was great. The desserts were home made and no one left a crumb on their plates. We made our reservations online and I was surprised that the staff received my note and treated us to a complimentary "welcome" appetizer of bacon wrapped scallops because it was our first time to visit and to a dessert for our anniversary-celebrating friends. We will ABSOLUTELY be back - probably again at sunset, and maybe sit outside on the heated patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our dining expierence at Sanderling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/30/2010
    Our dining expierence at Sanderling's was so awesome. Our Waiter, Henry, was so great, because He reconized my Husband's Birthday. Hemry was very friendly and very outgoing. The food was so amzing and so wonderful !!!! Scott and Michael were great, too, because, they check on us, so much, during our dining expierence. There was a Lady, I think it was the Matron De, asked how our dinner was. It was a great dining expierence and a very special night to remember forever. We will, definately, go back, to Sanderling's, for dinner, in the near Future. Sanderling's at Seascape Resort is a very Romantic Restaurant, with outstanding Food, Ambience,Service and a quiet Restaurant. We loved Sanderling's Restaurant !!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sadly, the California Omelet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/23/2010
    Sadly, the California Omelet was made almost entirely with canned ingredients. This is unacceptable in California in the fall, the state is awash with wonderful fresh items. The Waffle was quite good and the service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We got a late reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2010
    We got a late reservation as we decided to dine here at the last minute, so I will give them some leeway, BUT, I ordered from the Santa Cruz Restaurant Week Menu and they were out of the beet salad, which is one of the reasons I wanted to eat here. They were also out of one of the dessert choices. My scampi was delicious, but the Caesar salad and dessert were ho hum. They offered no compensation for the items they were out of...a free glass of wine would have been nice! My husband ordered the sand dabs and they were good, but completely overpowered by the garlic mashed mashed potatoes! The items on the plate were good separately, but did not compliment each other. Overall, not a great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We visited as a part of Santa
    HappyandHoppy
    Dined on 10/9/2010
    We visited as a part of Santa Cruz Restaurant Week so we partook of the fixed menu. There were out of a few things we wanted to try but what we did have was very good. The Risotto Balls were great, the Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad was a little too vinegary. The Ribeye was very good and the Shrimp Scampi with Pasta was good and very filling. The service was outstanding and the view is almost unparalleled. Worth checking out if you have never been here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We brought two couples who
    June
    Dined on 10/9/2010
    We brought two couples who were visiting from Scotland for Santa Cruz Restaurant Week and they were extremely impressed by the location, the delicious food and the superb service. They said that good service is not normally had in their country, it is stiff and often unfriendly. Because there were two big banquets going on that Sat. nite, it did take longer than usual for our food to arrive, but when it did, it was fresh, hot and worth the extra wait.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was IMPECCABLE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/1/2010
    The service was IMPECCABLE and so was the food. My husband and I went for our 5th anniversary and I must say, we felt so special that we will be coming back for years to come!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special birthday dinner, very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/1/2010
    Special birthday dinner, very kid-friendly. Service and view excellent, as usual.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For the money that was charged
    meant2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2010
    For the money that was charged for the food,etc., we thought the food was below average. We had put on the on-line reservation that we wanted to sit at a window and instead, they wanted to put us in the middle. We said we would rather sit by a window and they said they would have to clean a table which both times when we ate there, that took about 15 minutes of us waiting. I had ordered wine at dinner and the waitor did not bring it until I was almost done my dinner. The hostesses seemed annoyed that we wanted to sit by a window. As a resort, which is supposed to cater to people who go there to stay, a good chef should be hired. We ate there for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good - we will go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2010
    Very good - we will go back again. And the Seascape Resort was a great place to stay too!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our 30th wedding anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2010
    It was our 30th wedding anniversary and the service was perfect and the food very good! Would go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well I was disapointed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/24/2010
    Well I was disapointed with my dining experience at Sanderlings. If the food isn't good it doesn't matter how nice everything else is. I had the halibit. The menu said it had a sauce on it. Well it had what seemed like a cagun seasoning on it that was very salty and the fish was dry. No to go box for me. The rice and vegetables were very good. My date had the scampi which had an overwelming spice in it and she couldn't taste the shrimp. It looked pretty though. She didn't finish it and there was not a to go box for her either. The bread was good, the salad had way too much dressing on it. The dessert was very good as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2010
    My husband and I enjoyed our first dining experience at Sanderlings. Our 8:00 dinner reservation allowed us to see the sunset from the (heated!) patio. We also asked about a kid's menu for future visits with our sons and noticed families there as well as couples. We will return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded all expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/30/2010
    Exceeded all expectations based on the profile. I found the description to be accurate. Great food, keen staff and a beautiful view of the bay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The servioce was slow, disorganized
    RudeVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2010
    The servioce was slow, disorganized and uninformed. We got charged for someone else's drinks. The waiter said it was an honest mistake. Glad it wasn't dishonest.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were celebrating a birthday.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/2/2010
    We were celebrating a birthday. The service was wonderful and the food was as good as always. looking forward to going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had reserved our table for
    doctorjVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2010
    I had reserved our table for a special occasion and we came in with a number of gifts. The hostess wanted to seat us at a small table, but I asked for a larger one, with a nicerr view. She said that the view tables were already spoken for, and seated us in a booth. It was fine but only 2 had a view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were staying at Seascape
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/8/2010
    We were staying at Seascape and celebrated one of our birthdays on a Sat evening; I had made a comment about the birthday on the Open Table reservation form. The staff didn't miss a beat: when dinner was done, along came a group with a little desert. Great (and embarassing surprise for him :)). The restaurant is lovely, the staff is great, and the food was very good. Definitely a repeat experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was average to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/18/2010
    Everything was average to ok except the stunning ocean view. The salad with the meal was just mixed greens with dressing and. 3 out of the 4 of us dining ordered the whole Maine lobster Thursday night special for $19.95 which I thought was a great deal until they put what looked like a large crawdad in front of me. Presentation of the food was lack luster and the flavor was as well. Preparation of the food was a just ok, rubbery lobster tail with not much flavor. The staff was friendly and our server was just a server nothing special or memorable. The decor is out dated and the tables are much too close, we literally sat chair back to chair back. The bar looked lively and the drinks were good. I will definitely give it another chance and a
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed my experience there.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/24/2010
    Enjoyed my experience there. Food was good, and service was good. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. Made for a pleasant dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I made the V-day reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    I made the V-day reservation kinda late on Open Table and got an 8:00 time. They called back the next day or so and offered me a 7:30 time. That was nice. All the people were nice. The receptionist to the bill taker were all nice. I enjoyed the dinner although it was not the best I have had. The v-days are always a little questionable since most restaurants are very busy. The dinner was priced well to match the food and service. I will try and get back when the weather warms up and the days are longer so we can eat outside. The bar looks interesting also.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate