Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

4.3
927 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Beach Resort offers elegant, casual dining with a spectacular ocean view from sunrise to sunset.

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
What 927 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielleK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brook (our server) was incredible. Great ribeye dinner and mousse dessert. 100% recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and food!

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vipEnjoyFood
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Unfortunately the view is spectacular and the food less than that. Fish was rubbery in the fish and chips. The chips were only good thing on the plate. The coleslaw was bitter and inedible. Sad to say this as I had always loved to come here but not anymore. The waiter was also rude to us when we asked about moving out of the shade because one of our party was freezing. We would have been changing stations and that out him out of sorts! His tone and flexibility needs lots of coaching!!

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Haastyl
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Crab cakes and beet salad were great and the short ribs were unbelievable!!

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BarbB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Perfectly lovely dining experience

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LindaC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I always love sitting outside to eat. The view was great and the food was very good. The service was somewhat indifferent, but overall we really enjoyed the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Had fun dining with family.
There’s 12 of us and we got the best seats.
Will definitely come back.

JM
vipJohnM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Ordered veggie burger. It came with bacon. Asked server to please get me one without bacon as I am a vegetarian. When he came back with the “new” burger you could tell the kitchen just removed the bacon and sent it back to me. When I asked the server if this is what happened he said yes. Inexcusable.

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Charles
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

It's faster to go to the bar inside and buy a drink than order from one of the waitresses that does anything to try to avoid you outside.

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CherylZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and view were amazing.
We loved sitting outside on the grass to eat under the lights. The heaters by the tables made it cozy and warm. The fog set in so there was no sunset visible, but it didn’t take anything away from our experience.

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MIssM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I tried to overlook the fact that most servers are new because of COVID-19.

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BrandyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very small and limited menu. Took over an hour to get our appetizer, because they “forgot”. Food was “ok” for the price. Service was not very good. I was told under new management, overall experience was not good.

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vipLaina
Central Coast
82 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Seascape will be much better when attendance becomes normal. We miss the aquarium, which is now covered up. We also disike the constant opening of the doors to outside seating, which makes the interior very chilly.

Another thought for the owners: The booths are very uncomfortable. The tables are too high the the seating much too low. Need a cushion to improve this. Same for the tables and chairs. Need new ones more adopted to the human body.

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planner1
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sanderlings has an excellent, simple menu with reasonable prices for the value. You feel like you are on vacation. The view is sensational and the service is excellent. After the pandemic, it will be even better.

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Otis
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were seated at the outer edge of the filled section, just were we wanted to be. Maybe it was a COVID thing but in any case it worked out perfectly.

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Mikew
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We love this place, typically...we are trying to frequent our favorite locations and do our little part keeping them going. That being said, when we arrived we were informed that they had NO chefs and thus the menu was very, very limited. We were provided a scaled down menu and even then, they didn't have many of the items that were actually on the menu. I hope things turn around soon, we will continue to give it a try.

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viplora
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Bad service, long time waiting even for glass of water

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LauraH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and excellent service. Great for a special occasion.

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vipwebguyDon
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Went to Sanderlings for a nice dinner to celebrate our anniversary, but the menu was very limited to say the least. Food quality was just ok. Music was way to loud indoors. Sorry not worth the price for the food quality. I love how the menu said winter menu when it should be spring addition or menu. The kids menu sounded better than the adult entrees.

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Dozier
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love Sanderlings, great location and incredible views of the ocean.

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roamingnoni
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the venue ! Hostess was a bit brusque/stressed but servers were friendly and efficient. Food is generally good and competitively priced. Really enjoy the view from the patio.

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Michelle
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Pros: The view was amazing, the food was delicious (salmon dish, beet salad & bread pudding)! Workers were friendly. Cons: they did not do a good job keeping our drinks/water filled, and we waited quite awhile for our dinner. But the view was awesome, so waiting so long wasn’t horrible.

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RAnderson
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining experience with great views, wonderful food, plenty of personal space and professional, friendly staff.

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Perplexed
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual. Outdoor seating worked well for our family.

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MariaG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seascape is a coastal resort with outstanding ocean views. It has become our favorite COVID dining lunch spot. The patio is large, tables are far apart, service is friendly and helpful with heat lamps, umbrellas and booster chairs. The indoor bathrooms are spotless. Ambience comes from the scenery and the company you keep. The resort itself is rather plain vanilla, corporate. But it's the perfect spot for a long quiet conversation in a safe sanitary setting. Cocktails are excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was so bad. It took 20 minutes before anybody took our drinks order.

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vipAngelaP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was a little less than desired, not very friendly. The food came out lukewarm. I know they are trying their best to get back to a "normal" dining experience, but we are repeat customers that refer a lot of folks to the restaurant, and we want our friends to have a good experience!

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CindyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

This review is for lunch. We have been here several times in the past also for lunch, but did not have a great experience this time. Hostess was very friendly and welcoming. Waiter was pretty rude and rushed (I averaged the service rating based on these two). The daytime menu has been cut down quite a bit, sadly. I ordered the burger, and the patty was thinner than a child's burger at Mcdonald's!! My husband got the fish n chips. Two small burnt pieces of fish on a bed of fries. Perhaps they were low on supplies at that time, but when you're paying good money, they should warn you of potential shortages. The view is amazing as usual, so ambiance is great. But we'll probably go to another restaurant next time we are visiting.

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EmilyM
Estonia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

They had 2 waiters for many tables. Waited along time for our food. The food was not worth the price. We will not be going back.

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JudyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, View and Service - always a favorite.

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CatherineC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We have been going there for over 20 years, but may never go back again. On Easter Sunday, a hostess seated us at a table in the shade. I asked that we move to a table in the sun since it was chilly outside. She told us she would check and let us know. Not only did she never come back, but when I went inside to find her she refused to allow us to move, despite several other 4 top tables still being available in the sun. She claimed they were for "other" guests. When I asked if they had reserved a specific table or if they were even there yet, she said no. Five minutes later, four people were seated at one of the tables in the sun. An hour later, that table had finished their meal and left, while we still had not even received our meals. Once we did receive our meals, my husband's rib eye was like shoe leather and he had to send it back. Meanwhile, the other four top tables in the sun still remained unoccupied and were still empty when we left. Extremely poor business practices!!

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Liliana
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Views can't be beat! A beautiful setting and good service. Juevos Rancheros on the breakfast menu not what we expected. Could use improvement.

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viptrinae
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Waited 55 min before getting appetizers. Meal took 30 more minutes. Waiter was MIA and didn’t even bring our check. We had to go ask the bartender to find him

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DianneC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, greatly improved menu. We ate outside with a heater on a cool day and were perfectly comfortable. Amazing view of the mighty Pacific Ocean.

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gamouche9
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

After we were seated we received glasses of water and silverware but had to wait 20 minutes before anyone greeted us.

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Markitos
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice visit. Good food. Sun and fresh air so welcomed. Service engaged and attentive. The non-alcoholic beer not available. Birthday dessert not offered “during the pandemic”? A bit disappointing on that note for a birthday meal, but overall well worth it.
Thank you

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WendyS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chef in the kitchen knows what to do, service with a smile, view breathtaking!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, beautiful setting. Felt very safe dining inside with all the right COVID protocols.

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MaryellenB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The place is very pretty being on the coast. The food was definitely not outstanding because it was expensive for what you get and cold. The waiter was great, funny and attentive.

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Ottis
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit to Sanderlings and will come again. Thank you.

FAQs

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

Sanderlings - Seascape Resort is rated 4.3 stars by 927 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.