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Captains Room - Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA
Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA
Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA
Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA
Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA
Award-winning

Sardine Factory

4.6
4.6
4662 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Every city has that one can’t miss restaurant, where celebrities feel at home and every other guest feels like a celebrity. Since October 2, 1968, The Sardine Factory’s cachet has made dining in our historic Cannery Row setting a tradition for world leaders, sports heroes and entertainment icons. Our award-winning chefs prepare delectable creations of fresh, sustainable seafood and USDA Prime Aged Beef; winner of Restaurant Hospitality Magazine’s "Best Wine List in America" award. The Lounge’s live entertainment, Happy Hour and affordable menu are a casual alternative to our other dining rooms. Celebrating over 50 years under the same ownership and management! Voted "Best Restaurant in Monterey" by Monterey County Herald readers.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 8:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 373-3775
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Brandt
  • Private party facilities
    Whether a family gathering or a corporate event, our professional and warmly attentivestaff assists in coordinating each detail. The Sardine Factory offers three unique and elegant dining rooms which provide a choice of ambiance for groups from 12 to 220 and luncheon groups from 25 and up. Call us to get your event started! (831) 373-3775
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Cross street
    Prescott
  • Parking details
    Enter off of Wave Street ascending the driveway. Self park Sunday through Thursday with self park or valet service available Fridays and Saturdays. ADA Wheelchair entrance from parking lot.
  • Public transit
    MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
  • Entertainment
    David Conley at the Piano Tuesday through Saturday. David has been a professional musician since the age of 17. He has played in numerous bands, opening for various acts such as Steppenwolf, Black Oak Arkansas, Rick Derringer, Crash Test Dummies and more. Versatile and accommodating David takes and plays requests from Led Zeppelin to Elvis Presley to the Everly Brothers.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,662 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Romantic

  • California Central Coast

    Good for special occasions

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for fine wines

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for special occasions

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Seafood

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

4,662 Reviews
  1. CarolV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, especially the filet mignon. Service was very special.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Carol, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  2. MichaelS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I learned a new thing about prime rib last night. My waiter forgot to ask me how I would like my meat cooked and presented me with a rare - medium rare cut. I prefer medium- not bloody on cutting, but didn’t complain & tried to eat it as prepared. When I had trouble cutting the meat as it was fairly rare, he asked if it was ok. I told him I preferred medium- medium well & asked why it was so rare. I was informed that the cut gets more well done later in the evening and if I ate @ a later time it would be more done. Live and Learn
    Sardine FactoryResponded 1 day ago
    Dear MichaelS, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience at The Sardine Factory, and that the Prime Rib was not finished to your liking. What you were told was not correct. We finish your Prime Rib to temperature, so if you wanted medium, we would have prepared it that way for you. Please give our restaurant a call and ask to speak to the manager and explain what happened. We would like to make amends for the trouble. And again, we’re sorry this was your experience.

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  3. DeniseC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time here, and just as wonderful as the first! Food was too die for! Lawerence & Dave was attentive & knowledgeable making our experience perfect! Thank you!
    Sardine FactoryResponded 1 day ago
    Dear DeniseC, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great.Service and Staff was absolutely fantastic. Atmosphere was fantastic. Loved this place.

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  5. TheBigJuan

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place to enjoy an idyllic evening. Don’t visit just for the food, although is fantastic, visit for the fine dinning experience.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 1 day ago
    Dear ‘TheBigJuan’, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. ‘A wonderful place to enjoy an idyllic evening’ is what we strive for. Thanks again, and we hope to serve you again very soon.

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  6. Clovis

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Can't go wrong having dinner there. A totally enjoyable evening out.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Clovis, Thank you so much for returning to The Sardine Factory. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to serving you again very soon.

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  7. NicanorJ

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Staff were very attentive. Wine menu is impressive and if you ask for a recommendation of a wine to pair with the dish you plan to order, the recommendation you receive will be top notch and pretty on point.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 1 day ago
    Dear NicanorJ, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We’re delighted to hear you found the service and wine selection to your liking. We look forward to serving you again very soon.

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  8. TamiS

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable and the food was devine
    Sardine FactoryResponded 1 day ago
    Dear TamiS, Thank you so much for your review. We’re happy to hear you found the service impeccable and the food devine. That’s very kind of you. We hope to see you again very soon.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an outstanding meal. We were seated in the solarium, so the noise level was a bit louder than inside, but still an enjoyable evening.

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  10. BorisK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Wine list endless. We love this place.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Boris, We appreciate your review. We’re delighted to hear you found everything great. We can’t wait to see you again.

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  11. Alonzo

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary, every thing was perfect, the food the service and our waitress was nice and helpful. We’re definitely coming back and would recommend it to everyone.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Alonzo, Thank you for choosing The Sardine Factory to celebrate your anniversary, and congratulations. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your delicious food, great service and memorable atmosphere. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again!

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  12. CraigW

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were treated like family by the sommelier. He was so gracious and friendly. The tour of the wine cellar was so interesting. Thank you so much for an amazing dining experience.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 21, 2024
    Dear CraigW, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour. We get a lot of comments on that, and we’re so glad you were able to visit our wine cellar. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food, customer service, energy, were all very underwhelming.

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  14. NathanW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as always. Shoutouts to our server Jennifer and Sommelier Dave!
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 21, 2024
    Dear NathanW, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  15. NancyS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere!! 5 star rating for sure!!
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 21, 2024
    Dear NancyS, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and good!! Will go again for sure.

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  17. MalcolmC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Wonderful ambiance, excellent food and our server was on point with our orders, recommendations and interactions. We will be back.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 21, 2024
    Dear MalcolmC, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter went out of his way to make our experience absolutely amazing! He asked our names and we unfortunately we failed to ask his!

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  19. Riky

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Tomahawk Rib Eye w/ exotic mushrooms WAS BEST "Rib-Eye" PLUS!!! EVER~tender, perfectly done, (med) flavorful and sliced perfectly for us ahead of presentation~ AND is ALSO for two people~ the potato au gratin and the Garlic Green Beans SIDES included were perfectly edible!!! LOVED EVERY BITE!! (and took home a bit of all 3 for the next day.) We also ordered Caesar Salads, which were not great in presentation; was fresh but kind of a "Bulk" lettuce bowl prep W/ over-saturated dressing into serving bowl; the "white" anchovy on top (more flavor w/less salt and fishy-ness) was deluxe! :) Salad felt "cafeteria". Too soggy a presentation of Caesar for us. :) sorries. We pretty much lost our "budget" on their Wine List~ It's amazing, and Nicole, knew EVERYTHING and never tried to sell us or push; we kinda did that ourselves. ya. also had wine to take home~no regrets! We should have chosen either NO dessert ( we had nice wine, still) or chosen from regular menu...they featured a cherries jubilee thing from previous night (Valentines) and due to "something" the usual "flambe" was remiss?? We should have known better & do regular menu...their desserts have been delightful in past and "simply nice" sorbets, etc. after a rich meal would have been BEST choice. Boof. Will we return...ABSOLUTELY~ that TOMAHAWK prep in a restaurant can only be gotten in New York City! (THANK you, Master Chef, Bert CUTINO!! ). WOW. The Service and the people that we had were all knowledgable and attentive. THANK YOU, Factory!! A memorable evening.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 21, 2024
    Dear Riky, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience from the food to service. Great ambience as well. Highly recommend.

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  21. RyanR

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Was looking forward to going here. I remember this as a fantastic restaurant with great food. Sadly it has gone downhill. Service was slow and inefficient. One server and three assistants for the entire atrium room. Assistants could not take orders or get cocktails. Had to remind waitress to get our cocktails. She forgot to order one of appetizers. Couple next to us was celebrating a Birthday. Complementary cake was brought out after they had finished their other desert. We started off with the Fresh Sardines and Escargot. Previous photos show the Escargot in a puff pastry. It is now served in cut up pieces of bread. We had Abalone and Petrale Sole for our main course. The Abalone portion was generous and delicious. Petrale Sole was a bit dry and could have benefited from a lemon butter sauce.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 21, 2024
    Dear RyanR, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience at The Sardine Factory, and that the food you ordered wasn’t what you wanted. We will pass your comments on to the Management and Owners. We sincerely hope you will allow us to serve you again in the future.

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  22. Gregg

    Los Angeles

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outanding as were the menu options. A GREAT dinning experience !!
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 21, 2024
    Dear Gregg, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  23. AllenK

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the finest meals ever. Cioppino is superb, if you happen to be there when they offer it. Extensive wine list. Service was absolutely perfect; not pretentious. The outside belies the elegance of the inside.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear AllenK, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your Cioppino and our wine list. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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  24. CarlaD

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Abalone soup was amazing. Best prime rib we’ve ever had.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear CarlaD, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your soup and Prime Rib, both excellent choices. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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  25. Josie

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, it was okay. Been eating her for over 30 years, seems to have its ups and downs with service. This time around it was pleasant, although my husband and I would have preferred a more quiet area as we were on a date and we got put in the middle of two groups, one side group of four, the others a group of six. So we really couldn’t enjoy each other’s company and had to basically talk loud in order to hear one another.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear Josie, Thank you for choosing The Sardine Factory to celebrate your husband’s birthday. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again!

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  26. RavenG

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a wonderful - and delicious - experience!
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear Raven, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  27. Cheflov

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a wonderful time at The Sardine Factory. The food was presented well and the flavors of each item were incredible. Our server, Jennifer and her assistant, Angel were both outstanding. I highly recommend The Sardine Factory for a great, dining experience. The Lovelys
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear Cheflov, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  28. AnneN

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was very attentive to our kids. Food was way too salty. I would come back only for desserts.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 21, 2024
    Dear AnneN, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with the amount of salt you experienced in your food. On your next visit, please let your server know you would prefer less salt and they will make sure your food comes the way you like it. We sincerely hope you will allow us to serve you again in the future.

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  29. Elli

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, felt very attended to. The restaurant is beautiful. That being said, the food is mediocre. I was expecting something worthy of a Michelin rated restaurant but it was meh. I'd go only for drinks since their drinks were amazing. And maybe a plate of calamari. That was the only thing worth getting again.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear Elli, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience at The Sardine Factory. We will pass your comments on to the Management and Owners. We sincerely hope you will allow us to serve you again in the future.

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  30. GLENNG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Food delicious, the service attentive, but not over done. Clam chowder had excellent depth of flavor, nothing like anything we have had before, just say the tomato is for color and gives a hint of flavor. Sole, calimary, scallops and shrimp all cooked to perfection. "Trio" desert is best for 2, turns out a great choice.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 21, 2024
    Dear GLENNG, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your seafood and dessert were great choices for you. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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  31. Markp

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was just what we were looking for. Great food! Great Service! Great Wine!
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear Markp, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always able to depend on getting a top class meal and service. Thanks to Orlando and Ashani.

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  33. RhonaH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great night out at the Sardine Factory. It was a great experience to dine at this iconic Monterey restaurant.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear RhonaH, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  34. KarenV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. So love the ambiance of the Conservatory. Never disappoints.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 8, 2024
    Dear Karen, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  35. 2Travelers

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated in the atrium where there was a leak in the glass roof which dripped on us as there was a severe storm outside. We were immediately moved to another table in the same room. The table was small and the noise level high. I had the special, swordfish, which was good, but not memorable. My husband had the rack of lamb with a raspberry port reduction that was much too sweet for the lamb in our opinion. The wait staff was excellent and attentive.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 8, 2024
    Dear 2Travelers, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We’re sorry to hear you had mixed feelings surrounding your recent visit to The Sardine Factory. Yes, the storms have been very extreme lately. We discovered the leak during the storm, so there was little we could do about it then. We assure you, it will be taken care of. Thank you for your visit, and we’re glad you enjoyed the swordfish, and we hope you will visit us again in the future.

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  36. Visitor

    Tahoe

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Husband had special Chilean sea bass and I had sand dabs. Both delicious. Had to ask for water twice and waiter was busy with regulars. Overall it was a good experience.

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  37. BrendaH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for outstanding service from the time we walked in until we finished our dinner and dessert my husband birthday experience was outstanding and I’d like to thank Melissa our server for continuing to check on us to see if we needed anything . You are the best.

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  38. Rick

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had filet with a lobster tail. Got vegetables and scalloped potatoes. Filet was perfect. Scalloped Potatoes the best I’ve had. Lobster undercooked unfortunately.

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  39. Matthew

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a splendid evening as a party of 5 last week at the Sardine Factory. Drawn by its lore on the peninsula and exquisite wine list, we knew we had to make a stop. It did not disappoint whatsoever. Our service was exemplary and the food magnificent, but the real highlight was Rachel, the sommelier running the floor. Noting our shared interest in German Riesling, she confidently helped us select two bottles for a thrilling side-by-side (a 2001 Dr. Loosen Auslese vs a 2019 Prum Kabinett), both of which I thought extremely fairly priced. The 2001 was utterly fantastic, definitely WOTN. With our main course, given a price point, Rachel guided us to a bottle of 2009 Adobe Road Cabernet from Beckstoffer's George III vineyard, and this was a showstopper paired with the Wagyu on the table. The entire experience was everything fine dining should be, even on a casual Tuesday night. I cannot wait to return here -- DO NOT MISS if in Monterey and given the chance.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 8, 2024
    Dear Matthew, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your wine choices. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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  40. lovetoeatout

    San Francisco

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to the Sardine Factory and it did not disappoint. The service was outstanding, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful. I had the prime rib and as expected it was fantastic, my wife had the sand dabs which was just as delicious. Nice wine selection added to our experience. We highly recommend you try this fantastic eatery.

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Sardine Factory is rated 4.6 stars by 4662 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Sardine Factory

701 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Prescott
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 8:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Enter off of Wave Street ascending the driveway. Self park Sunday through Thursday with self park or valet service available Fridays and Saturdays. ADA Wheelchair entrance from parking lot.
  • Public transit
    MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Brandt
  • Entertainment
    David Conley at the Piano Tuesday through Saturday. David has been a professional musician since the age of 17. He has played in numerous bands, opening for various acts such as Steppenwolf, Black Oak Arkansas, Rick Derringer, Crash Test Dummies and more. Versatile and accommodating David takes and plays requests from Led Zeppelin to Elvis Presley to the Everly Brothers.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 373-3775
  • Private party facilities
    Whether a family gathering or a corporate event, our professional and warmly attentivestaff assists in coordinating each detail. The Sardine Factory offers three unique and elegant dining rooms which provide a choice of ambiance for groups from 12 to 220 and luncheon groups from 25 and up. Call us to get your event started! (831) 373-3775
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