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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

4.7
4.7
4691 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

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Dining areas

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 4,691 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for fine wines

  • California Central Coast

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for fine wines

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for special occasions

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Seafood

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

4,691 Reviews
  1. GatW

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our all time favorite places to dine and enjoy. Food is amazing, service outstanding and a great setting. Never disappoints. Thanks everyone for making our evening.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 2 days ago
    Dear GatW: Thank you for such a lovely review. We appreciate your patronage, and look forward to serving you again very soon.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was unfortunately very bland, my seafood pasta was covered in white butter sauce with so much basil and no seasoning. Unfortunately it was not very tasty

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  3. TimS

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service and a quiet relaxing environment. Angelo the bartender is always upbeat and cheerful and keeps us coming back.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Tim, 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

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the perfect venue for any occasion. Had a great birthday here. Mauro, our server is awesome.

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  5. davidd

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server , Don, extra Bon Bon from Mansger for Anniversary was appreciated
    Sardine FactoryResponded 2 days ago
    Dear David: Thank you for spending your anniversary with us, and congratulations! We appreciate your review and your patronage, and we look forward to serving you again very soon.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The dining room was empty until we a family of 10 with loud children got seated next to us. They could disperse the crowd

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  7. Sunseeker

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks and food were beautifully presented and tasted great. Excellent wine list. The service was top-notch. We were even given a tour of the wine cellar which is a very special place. It could not have been a better experience!
    Sardine FactoryResponded on April 3, 2024
    Dear Sunseeker, 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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  8. Morse38

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My son and I both ordered the ribeye. The server never came back to check on our order. The ribeye was tough to cut and eat. For $73.00 each, it should have melted in our mouths.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on April 3, 2024
    Dear Morse38, 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 steak fell short of your expectations. 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. MontereyFan

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service I can remember, every bite was delicious, cocktails fantastic and the glass enclosed dining area was so pretty!
    Sardine FactoryResponded on April 3, 2024
    Dear MontereyFan, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your food, wine and setting. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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  10. BarbaraD

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crab bisque was served with a medallion of puff pastry on top which was awkward to negotiate and detracted from the flavorful soup however the chef was completely redeemed by the salad presented with whipped goat cheese drizzled on the plate to be incorporated into the greens with each bite. Tomahawk pork chop was perfection. Cherries jubilee, though not flambé as promised, was lovely. Bravo!
    Sardine FactoryResponded on April 3, 2024
    Dear BarbaraD, 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!

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Sardine Factory is rated 4.7 stars by 4691 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today
Google Map for Sardine Factory

701 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Dining areas

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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