Great ExperienceWe came here on our 20th Anniversary and it was a wonderful experience from the atmosphere to the food! A little pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Brunch.We love the Sardine Factory and frequent occasionally. We made reservations for Mother's Day Brunch at 1:45. We arrived 5 minutes late(I called to say we would be). We didn't get seated until 2:55pm. I had the Filet Mignon Benedict. Both of my eggs were hard and had very little bernaise sauce. Our waiter was Richard. He was very attentive. My dinner guests both ordered the prime rib. Very fatty, but what little meat there was, was tasty and tender.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceSay in the conservatory at 5 pm. It was beautiful. Had the 45 year anniversary special dinner. Great deal. Champagne, soup, veal and lobster tails and chicks little mousse. All for $45! Great!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood to die for!
The 4 ofFood to die for!
The 4 of us had the sole, the halibut special and the Thai scallops. The flavor of the scallop juice was divine, subtle, delicious. And the scallops were BIG, perfectly done. My friend raved about the halibut. My husband loved the sole. Everybody also savored the excellent wine, especially the Pinot Noir.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSardines revisitedWe dined at Sardine Factory over 10 years ago--obviously it was a memorable experience or we wouldn't have returned on our only free night of a weekend business meeting in Monterey5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely EveningWe took a new work colleague and his wife here as a way to welcome them and get to know them. What a lovely evening! It was the nicest dining experience I have had in a long time. We don't go out for pleasure that often since I have a lot of business dinners. The Sardine Factory was an excellent choice. It is comfortable and at the same time world class. The food was wonderful and the serving staff have that knack for knowing when to approach the table. They always seemed to be there just when we needed them but did not seem at all intrusive to our conversation. The ambiance is very special out in the conservatory. It was perfect in every way! Thank you.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThis was our first vsit to the Sardine Factory and it was an incredible experience. The food was outstand and the abalone soup lived up to the raves. Also the service was wonderful and was so helpful and I give this a 5 star.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Sardine Factory is a winner!We live in Hollister and having been driving over to Monterey to dine at the Sardine Factory for years. The Sardine Factory is excellent in all aspects!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI live in Los Angeles andI live in Los Angeles and make it a point to eat there anytime I am playing golf at Pebble Beach, which is a few times a year. Excellent in all regard.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had a reallyMy wife and I had a really good dinner and the service was excellant.
Thank You for another fine dinning experience. Our waitress was very attentive, checked in appropriately and made suggestions from the begining until the end.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMRomanticWe chose this restaurant for my birthday. It was a wonderful experience! The food, service and ambiance all worth it! We had a great waitress and busboy. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a romantic place to dine.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy boyfriend and I went hereMy boyfriend and I went here for dinner to celebrate our anniversary, and our waitress and the rest of the staff were wonderful. They were very professional and made our evening soo special. This is a very nice place to celebrate a special occasion.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great service.Great food and great service. We had a group of 10 and were placed in the original wine cellar, a private room on the first floor. The service was wonderful and the food excellent, though the room is a little bit snug. The palate cleanser on the ice swan makes a beautiful touch for a special dinner. The salmon was excellent!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and outstandingWonderful food and outstanding service! Our group had a wonderful time.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe walked to the restaurantWe walked to the restaurant so we were a few minutes late, we called to let them know and they were very accomodating! Jim was our server and he was perfect! He made us feel welcome and let us linger over our cocktails and meal.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great dining experience.This was a great dining experience. We ate so much really great food.
Note that the seafood hot sampler for 2 could be for 4.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood with ambienceThe staff was very friendly, experienced and many have worked in the restaurant along time so they understand what the restaurant is all about and make the experience much more pleasing. Yes they have sardines on the hors d'oeuvre menu and they are excellent! The abalone bisque soup was excellent. We shared our entrées which were lobster stuffed ravioli and Alaskan halibut, both were excellent. The dessert menu was out of this world, although we didn't have room for dessert, next time we will save a little room!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWhenever we visit this area,Whenever we visit this area, we choose to dine here. It is one the finest dining in Monterey/Pacific Grove. Johnny, the wine steward, has been serving us for years. The abalone soup is excellent, a "must have" item. The preparation of the escargot is unique, Oysters Rockefeller fantastic. The steaks are always prepared perfectly. If you are seeking a steakhouse, the Sardine Factory serves quality beef, making it the absolute best steakhouse in Monterey. Someimes we dine here twice during our stay. The bar is always fun, good piano music. The bar menu is great and the restaurant does allow you to order off the full menu in the bar as well. The restaurant has great ambiance - for a romantic dinner, ask to be seated in the Captains room4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress was very nice.Our waitress was very nice. Some of our food was great, including the abalone bisque and the artichoke bisque. The halibut was quite good, too.
But the lamb was awful: undercooked, impossible to cut, chewy, etc.
It is beautiful in their atrium. Very nicely decorated.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Brunch was great fromEaster Brunch was great from the valet parking to the end coffee. the out door patio was outstanding for a "rain" day.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI have really enjoyed thisI have really enjoyed this place for many years. The rooms are gorgeous, the service is excellent, and the food is amazing. This last time though I was a little upset because whoever their launder is needs to be fired. Me and my date had lint all over us from their napkins. I complained about it after dinner and was told it was the launder and that other people had complained as well. If that is true I would think they would have made the effort to remove the lint or utilize other napkins to appease their guests. I will go again but I was a little upset considering I brought my date their for the first time and we had to use a lint roller after dinner. And our dinner for two was 165$.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Great overallGreat food. Great overall experience you should go. $$$3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experinceGreat food in a very nice and unusual ambient... Th service was good and the wine selection impressive!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Birthday To Me!This was my first experience dining at the restaurant and I was very impressed with the ambiance, quality service and delicious meal! A friend recommended the restaurant and I'm definitely glad I had the opportunity to celebrate my birthday at such a gem! I have already recommended the restaurant to several friends and plan to return whenever I'm in the area.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMfantasticWe have always had an outstanding time and is our favorite place for dining and fun at the bar.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAn evening to rememberWe had a fantastic and memorable dining experience at the Sardine Factory. The main dining room was beautiful and unique. The staff was absolutley superb in their attention to detail and helpfullness with the menu. They truly made the evening. The entire meal from appetizers, to the amazing bisques, to the entrees, and dessert was perfect.
We can not wait to go back to try more on the menue and be treated like royalty.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at the restaurantFirst time at the restaurant - did not expect much because we thought it was just a touristy place, but we were pleasantly surprised. We had a great meal and the service was very good also.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceI ordered their Special 45th Anniversary dinner and it was marvelous. The veal was the best I have ever had. We were in the Atrium room and it was a little noisy, but we were also a group of five, so it was not bothersome at all. Beautiful room and wonderful service.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNicely appointed and well served.The Crab Cake appetizer served over a delicate and flavourful pickled veggie base was delightful. The Seared Salmon and Seared Scallops were perfectly done and complemented nicely by their House Chardonnay and House Pinot Noir. Their sizable portions made a desert choice best left for another day.
All and all... ambrosia!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated in the ConservatoryWe were seated in the Conservatory -- unusual and pleasant ambiance. Food and service were good. We had a really enjoyable evening.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Dining ExperienceEvery time we eat at the Sardine Factory we ask, why don't we treat ourselves more often! It's a special dining experience.1/10/2013 12:00:00 AM