Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

3.9
581 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Beach Resort offers elegant, casual dining with a spectacular ocean view from sunrise to sunset.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: 11:00am -2:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Buffet (Seasonal): 9:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(831) 662-7120
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Karl Staub
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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.
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Private party contact
Donita Branson: (831) 662-7122
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Catering
Our award-winning catering menu features traditional and contemporary dishes made with the freshest local ingredients.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sumner Ave.
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Entertainment
Sanderlings Bar Lounge features musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday Nights 8:30pm until midnight or later.
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Special events & promotions
Whether you are hosting a Rehearsal Dinner, Holiday Celebration, Baby or Bridal Shower, Business luncheon or dinner, we can help make your event special.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 581 People Are Saying
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BG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The clam chowder was great!!!! I was not real happy with my shrimp dish, not a lot of flavor and something I could have done at home. I love the Hotel and the convenience of staying on site to eat a nice meal, but next time I might try somewhere different. The menu was very limited.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, beautiful location with ocean/sunset view, and very good food.

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AP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

We had a reservation at 10:30 am for brunch, we got there on time and was seated right away. However took the waitress 15 min before she came to take our orders. After waiting 30 minutes for food we ask the waitress to check our orders. We finally got our food at 11:30 am, 45 minutes after we had ordered. After we paid we asked the waitress changed for a $20 bill. We waited another 15 minutes, no change and waitress. Finally track her down and asked her again for our change and she had forgot. The views was excellent and the weather was great thought.

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LC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We waited an hour and forty five minutes for our food. Service was unacceptable. We walked out without eating. We had s glass of wine and bread and just waited.
The salad was soggy -

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BE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Seascape is a scenic resort by the sea for sure, no one can doubt that. However, I think more could be done in the rooms and in the lounge area, both with the use of color and more updated modern decor to make the place look a little more refined and elegant. This goes the same for the rooms which could use more color, and more creative design and decoration. Our room was a studio and had a nice oceanic view. However, the floor was completely hard wood, and the floor was very dirty and seemed like it had not been mopped in months. We got dirty feet while walking around with our shoes off. Really? Hmmm. Overall, the food was good at the restaurant. However, it took staff about 5 minutes to seat us. Once we were seated, we sat there for another 5-7 minutes and no one approached us for table service. Really? I had to actually get up and find the wait staff. There needs to be more effort put on customer service at Sanderlings. Also the restaurant could use complete service and decor and design make-over. The design is not an effective use of the space, and though the food is good, the dining room is quite dull and lacks elegant ambiance.

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p
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was delicious and the servers very attentive and gracious. A couple of people in our group made specific requests which were handled very well by the kitichen. Definitely planning a return visit sometime soon. Thank you.

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OT
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view! Nice staff!

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S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The view of the ocean and sunset is fabulous - just be prepared that there is often an event with a crowd of people in your view. The fuel driven golf carts pass by often with celebrating guests and leave unpleasant fumes behind. Wonder why they don’t use electric carts to avoid this unpleasant smell that interrupts a lovely setting. This place could be great with a few adjustments. Food is good, wait staff attentive and friendly. The bar tender did t know what a “Seabreeze” was - really? A mixed experience this time.

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RR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, wonderful view of the ocean, good food. The menu has lots of choices and there are specials too. We go early and there's always room plus it's quiet and we get a great table with the best view.

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k
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Beautiful setting, service is almost always subpar. They don't care because it is busy due to the beautiful venue. We've been going to this resort and restaurant for years. We go because we love the setting, but the service is not good. The food is mediocre. Best to stick with the burgers and omlettes.

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S
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice location, view, and the food was good and reasonably priced - however, the highlight of our lunch was the extraordinary and friendly staff. Our waiter Jon was attentive, without being overbearing, and I think had most of the tables in a moderately busy restaurant, and although I noticed, it was because we felt well taken care of, in spite of his being busy.

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V
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Reasonable selection for the Sunday brunch, well priced.

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OT
Central Coast
42 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten there several times and again food and .service was great, great place to take family and friends

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the view !

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JT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We stopped on the way back from the Monterey/Pacific Grove area and just loved it. Food was good and our server (sorry, can't remember her name) was excellent. My daughter wanted steak, which is not on the kids' menu, and they were able to accommodate her. My wife and I each had the Restless Burger, which was amazing. The place was quiet and not super-busy. Made for a relaxing dinner after a busy day. We will definitely be going back!

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PH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful view from patio. Service friendly and just right. Delicious lunch

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NS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I think the patio is the best outdoor dining on the Santa Cruz coast. The view of the beach is just great and yet has some protection from any wind. The service is gracious and efficient. The food is delicious. It is a very relaxing, welcoming place to spend the afternoon. Very good value.

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s
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

expensive for two salads, 2 glasses of wine, 1 dessert. $91

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M
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food! Great views!

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GB
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Spent 2 hours there. 20 minutes of it actually eating the meal. Time waiting for service was unreasonable.

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CV
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food came out very quick. I guess I was expecting a little more in the way of presentation. But it was still good.

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GT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

average food. poor table service (maybe students from local culinary class at Cabrillo). fairly decent ambiance. very noisy

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RS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was beyond terrible. We had 1:30 business lunch reservations. I booked it weeks in advance and confirmed the day prior. Food was delivered at 2:50p.m. It took about 45 mins for our drinks to be served. It was a special work lunch for our team and unfortunately the service made it a less than ideal meal for us.

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j
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely day so had lunch on the patio. Waitress was adorable and so very friendly and hospitable, my poke bowl was delicious and my friend really enjoyed her petrale sole. We had to ask for bread but just considered it wise food management not to automatically provide. Yummy selection of small breads so didn't feel too guilty having one of each. Haven't been for quite a while and was glad for the reminder of how delightful Sanderlings is.

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RR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love the view, the food is great and the service is excellent.

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JO
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Anniversary dinner they did not know. Tried to set us at a tiny corner table instead of a large one next to us not occupied. Wife had ravioli butternut squash which came in a soup bowl full of broth with can corn on the top. I asked for a pink color steak, which came over well done, it was sent back. Terrible experience we have had several nice ones in the past apparently they have a new Chef. Will not go again.

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C
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. We had the specials, both excellent.

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time and the food was awesome had a little problem with the online and onsite reservations (confirmed by my email) not being identical but the managers fixed it and we were seated right away.
Had a great time. Lots of fireworks and friendly people.

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CJ
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The $22 Crab Louie was expensive, but totally worth it. Lots of crab!!! Bummer that they removed the panchetta wrapped prawns from the menu. Otherwise, the salads we had were really good!

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OT
Central Coast
42 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten there many times food and service have always been good the times I have been ther

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MJ
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a lovely Father’s Day brunch on the patio...very nice service and reasonable pricing with good food.

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YM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The food was rather poor in quality given the price. The flavor combinations were off, the temperature of the food was only warm and the general quality of the ingredients was average. The 42$ halibut “soecial” was barely edible and I left the majority of the fish on the plate as it had no flavor, was dry and coated in a chutney that was way too sweet. Overall a rather unsavory dish at any price. The papardelle pasta was coated in poor quality pesto and soggy vegetables as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jon was our waiter and was excellent! Had a very enjoyable brunch outdoors in beautiful weather with great view of Monterey Bay.

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P
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We went here for Sunday brunch to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and were disappointed. The dining room is average although the big windows have a nice view of the cypress trees. I ordered fish and chips and I have to say I have never had such chewy cod. My son had shrimp cocktail and he said it did not taste fresh. My husband had the brunch buffet which he said was just o.k. but definitely overpriced. We had eaten here long ago and had fond memories but we will never go again.

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W
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great service! Menu was a bit pricey but good. Children's menu was really pricey & the steak offered for the children's menu was $27.00 & not very good. Our dog benefited from left overs😳

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TG
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The food quality for our group overall was decent but I ordered a medium rare rib eye that was served WELL done, which taints my personal opinion. They offered me a new steak but since the original order took 45 minutes between appetizer and main I opted to just take the credit for my meal.

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L
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Ate out on the patio overlooking the ocean...just beautiful. Highly recommend!

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AD
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day great Buffett

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PV
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

For the price the food was mediocre- why to pricy for a brunch

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a
Anchorage
38 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food at a good price

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