Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

3.8
1056 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Beach Resort offers elegant, casual dining with a spectacular ocean view from sunrise to sunset. We are open for dinner from 5pm to 8:30pm on Wednesdays through Saturdays. Also, brunch is available on sundays from 10am to 2pm. Our bar is open Sundays to Thursdays from 12pm to 9pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm to 10pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We were seated outside at 4pm and received water after about ten minutes. No one came to take a drink order or check on us. After about twenty minutes the couple next to us went inside to see what the holdup was. They told the woman that they would be out soon. At 4:25 we left having not been approached by a server once.

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Vivi
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was closed

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Slartibartfas
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The location is very nice, but unfortunately, Sunday is not the day to visit. Menu options were very restricted and service was slow. The food was of reasonably good quality, but I wish we'd had more choice.

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null
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always wanted to dine there and was pleasantly surprised. I will be back!

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WendyB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, delicious food, great service! A perfect place for sunset dining!

MC
vipMikeCurtis
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and service here. They have a nice wine list too. Come just before sunset and experience a stunning sunset over Monterey Bay.

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GailG
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived early to have a drink in the bar while waiting for our table and informed the hostess. We were not greeted in a friendly manner, nor was our table ready for us at 7:15. The hostess staff seemed to be working in a restaurant for the first time. We were given a choice to seat next to a large, raucous group of 10 or upstairs in a room by ourselves. Neither was enticing. Trying to make the best of it, we sat near the loud group and ordered a drink which, after 15 minutes, had not arrived. The menu was sub standard with only a few dishes that were worthy of offering for dinner on NY Eve.
The manager was confrontational. None of the staff we encountered was experienced and gracious, willing to enable an enjoyable evening.
We have been enjoying Sanderlings for well over 20 years during the weeks and on special occasions. I imagine that the pandemic has made staffing a challenge so we hope that the situation improves.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

New Years dinner

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DonelleK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was not hot. Very limited menu with high prices.

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Corbie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

My Mum was in town. We wanted to have a family getaway and a enjoy a nice hotel break. Restaurant was very cold, no ambience, food was very average. Kids food was cold. Service was good, but the overall setting at the bar area was not optimal and not on par with the overall hotel setting.

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MarijaneL
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Limited menu
Food was mediocre at best

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BillyN
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Server was nice but service was slow really slow. Steak was over priced and lacked flavor. Fish and chips were oily

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katym
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Sanderlings use to be a high end, dining experience. You can't beat the view, if you are lucky enough to sit by a window. Now the setting is more like a bistro. The Shrimp Cocktail was yummy, turkey, potatoes and stuffing were good, vegetables overcooked and uneatable.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Service great. Food very mediocre and very overpriced

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BobM
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No wait. Taken to a table overlooking the Monterey Bay. Service was quick and very attentive. Food was delicious. Would definitely return for special occasions.

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Sommwines
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Quality food. Ambience is lovely. Wine by the glass falls far below the expectations of a high end venue. Prices are a bit high for what's delivered, which calls value into question. But all things considered, it's worth a visit.

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EsmeraldaO
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had a good time and we enjoyed the entire experience.

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Ceejay85
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Went to see the Nut Cracker at Cabrillo College then booked this place for dinner for 6 people. Reservation was for 430 thinking we’d start with drinks and appetizers to catch the sunset around 5pm in the winter time. The restaurant was not open at 430 even though we had a reservation so we hung out in the bar we had two rounds of drinks and an appetizer. No one showed up at the restaurant by 5pm so, we walked across the street to Palapas to have dinner.

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nathaliem
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service & location. Outdoor seating has a beautiful view. Food was good but the bar menu for lunch is very limited on options. In my opinion the Bar menu does not match the quality of the fine establishment.

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CKLI
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the ocean. Great services

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BenH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sunset view was magnificent and the food was excellent in presentation and flavor.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The views of the ocean were spectacular but the food was not good. My husband and one of our guests ordered the fish and chips. He asked for the chips to be extra crispy. They arrived soggy and undercooked. His fish had a very strange batter and it did not taste good. My fish tacos were just ok. We brought out of town guests here and they loved the view but we were all disappointed with our food.

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Greg
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

While the Sanderlings venue has some of the most beautiful views of the bay - the continued downsizing of the menu is very very very disappointing. The staff was pleasant but not knowledgeable. The restraint needs to get back on it’s pre-Covid expectations of its staff and menus.

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Earthmfn
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

this is a very nice environment with one of the best outdoor settings in the area.
The service was attentive and timely. The food was mediocre at best with one guest
reporting that the fish was noticeable not “ fresh”. Bar menu lunch portions were adequate. Having read revues before making reservations, was aware of staff shortage and “ food quality” on different days and menus but decided to take the chance. this is posted as Covid is still in the picture and supplies and labor are a challenge for all.

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PedroB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Antonio and Lauren, as well as all the amazing staff there. Seascape did an amazing job. I proposed to my girlfriend over a beautiful sunset that bounced off the ocean. Thank you for making this possible.

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EvolD
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Disappointed in the Thanksgiving dinner. We got chunks of turkey, not slices. Food was cold.

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SylviaB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The service staff was friendly and cheerful especially for having to work on Thanksgiving. The ocean front view was spectacular. We have been there for Thanksgiving dinner and dearly miss the buffet. We like being able to have more of a variety of various cuts of meats as well as the dessert selections.

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blondie
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving dinner. Very pricey. We had great appetizers, the salad was very good but could have used more dressing. The pumpkin soup was delicious. The butternut squash ravioli was delicious but definitely needed more sauce. The duck confit was not good. Over cooked large chunks of duck on a bed of lettuce..not duck confit.
We both ordered the prime rib. Good enough but had to ask for Anjou sauce, horseradish, etc. delicious pumpkin creme brûlée. Beautiful setting overlooking the ocean.

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Mandy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food selection. Great service. Great ocean views.

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LucyF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The sunset view is the reason to dine at Sanderlings. Gorgeous. Good staff, decent food which we enjoyed. Limited menu. Fish and chips, impossible burger, and mushroom ravioli were satisfying. Did not try drinks. Appetizers were ok, we did enjoy the artichoke fritters.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing setting!

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MsMe
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service lacked. Took 20 mins to get drinks after first seating. Try to get drinks @ bar, was told to wait for server.

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LadyDiner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to dine when visiting Seascape Resort. The view was amazing, especially with the visit from the two deer, nibbling grass just outside the dining area. Great fish and chips. Overall a nice dining experience.

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KelliO
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful, peaceful evening celebrating our engagement. Food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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vipFoodies3
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Third time for lunch. Twice on weekdays at 3:00. Third on Sunday at 2:00. Ordered off bar menu each time. Sunday's order (for one diner) of pork sliders is rated POOR. A scant portion of dry, shredded pork in both sliders, garnish of slice of green tomato and some slaw---both added nothing to improve the sliders in flavor or quality. However, generous portion of well-prepared French fries came on the side. Very disappointing after excellent food preparation on previous two meals. Other diner was satisfied with Impossible Burger and fries. Shared the green salad that was very good. Greens were very fresh, perfectly dressed. An increase of sliced fennel and shaved cheese to greens would greatly enhance salad. Hope this was a one-time, dissatisfying experience that will not repeat at our next dining reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible service. Don’t go for the food, don’t go for the drinks, don’t go for the drinks— only go if you want a nice view of the ocean.

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MicheleC
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Wonderful server—-but outside seating without functioning heat lamps (it’s November and chilly at night)— limited menu with very average food. For the price, the value is not there. I will not return.

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RobertaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

First time in the area, this seemed the most attractive nearest quality restaurant on Open Table to me. It was actually the dining room of a resort hotel that was very basically decorated. Our experience was enhanced by sitting outdoors even though it was dark already. The service was good and friendly. However, the menu is basic. I believe it claims seafood specialty, which you would expect right on the bay front, but my shrimp cocktail was watery- “freshly defrosted” - and the fish of the fish & chips entree was very dry. The salad greens were fresh and tasty. I would not go back except maybe for lunch to enjoy the view.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

It was birthday dinner. Photos led me to believe this place was fine dining. NO. The tables are weather beaten wood slat ones. Loud music and conversation, bright flood lights in the restaurant- no table cloths. Flatware wrapped in dinner napkins. Wait staff tried their best but the kitchen and bar were disappointing. Ordered a martini- tasted water!!! They offered to redo it - this time my martini had ice chips!!
The menu had just 4 entrees.
Very average for what they charge. It’s false advertising
Nobody cared about masking.
Would have give them negative stars if that was possible.
DO NOT go.

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Soquellocal
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The experience was enjoyable and the service fantastic. I wish the food could have lived up to what was expected. Not bad, just kind of blah.

FAQs

Sanderlings - Seascape Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 662-7120.

Sanderlings - Seascape Resort is rated 3.8 stars by 1056 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.