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About Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Beach Resort offers elegant, casual dining with a spectacular ocean view from sunrise to sunset.

1 Seascape Resort Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian

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

Cross Street:
Sumner Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 662-7120

Website:
http://www.sanderlingsrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Sanderlings Bar Lounge features musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday Nights 8:30pm until midnight or later.

Catering:
Our award-winning catering menu features traditional and contemporary dishes made with the freshest local ingredients.

Executive Chef:
Karl Staub

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.

Private Party Contact:
Donita Branson: (831) 662-7122

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

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.

Sanderlings - Seascape Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Scenic View (12)
Good for a Date (10)
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Casual (9)
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Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Romantic (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Waterfront (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good for Groups (4)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2014

Brought my wife for lunch here on our 30th year anniversary, and the scenic view was great. The Service was also great. The food was good, normal American food you would find in most restaurants. Everything was great. I would definitely go back again. My wife enjoyed it and had a great time as well.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2014

Wonderful restaurant. Ambiance great. Food excellent. Place romantic in nice setting by water. Bar had music. Lively and fun. GL

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2014

I was delighted when they served my seafood pasta and there was half of a crab. VERY DISAPPOINTED after cracking and removing the crab meat to find it had a strong ammonia smell and taste. It ruined the dish.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2014

Thank you, first of all, for being so accommodating with our reservation time. We had to change it a number of times that day before we actually showed up because of a graduation ceremony in Monterey that ran long. Once the eight of us got to Sanderlings, we felt well-taken care of. The table was perfectly situated to see the ocean, enjoy the sun. The food was delicious, the desserts wonderful! Our graduate enjoyed her time, as did the rest of us. Thank you, Sanderlings. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Beautiful setting outside for Mother's Day brunch. Only thing that could have been better was the buffet. Very mediocre, especially for $55/person. Took family to Hayes Mansion for Easter brunch---- wow. Great spread, service and decor. Of course, no Pacific Ocean View. I do recommend Sandelings, but for the view. The hostess was terrific too and handled the crowd gracefully.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 11, 2014

We went here to celebrate Mother's Day with the brunch special. It was delicious and we were seated upstairs with the ocean view. It was perfect.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 6, 2014

The seared scallops on puréed cauliflower with a blackberry reeducation and pea tendrils was an out of the park home run! All four of us ordered it after recommendations from our attentive waiter, and everyone of us raved. The house salad was excellent, but we wouldn't bother wasting calories on the desserts which were okay--except for the lemon tart with fresh berries--yum!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2014

Wonderful place to unwind after a long day or a romantic dinner. The views are spectacular from every angle.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2014

Every time we came to California, we tried to stay at or visit SeaScape and Sanderlings. It is a lovely spot. The view is beautiful, the food is very good and the place is welcoming. Try it.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 30, 2014

This resort and restaurant were a dream fulfilled. Staff were welcoming and attentive. Service, food, ambience with a sunset over the ocean were all exceptional. The organic roasted chicken was succulent, flavorful and ample. The seafood pasta--a large bowl filled with 1/2 a crab plus a variety of tasty gems from the sea- was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2014

I love this place! It has the most spectacular views of the Monterey Bay. The service is perfect (professional yet friendly), just the right amount of attention - not hovering but available at a moments notice. The food has been very good every time we've dined there. The 'specials' are inexpensive, tasty and there's plenty of it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2014

Took mom to Sanderlings instead of the Santa Cruz Wharf and it was such a nice pleasant surprise. None of the chaos and clamor of the wharf and a very nice, calm and beautiful setting. Service was excellent (thanks Manuel) and food was very good. We did not get rushed out to make room for more diners because Sanderlings has plenty of space.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2014

Service was fine. Kitchen was slow. Took ~ an hour to get food. We never received the appetizers or salads due to a miscommunication. Our server apologized several times as did the manager. They gave us free desserts in compensation, which we appreciated.
When we were being seated, there was a table for 4 right next to the view windows. We asked to be seated there but were told someone was waiting for it. Someone was finally seated there, but they only stayed a short time. What a waste. We ended up near the back wall, 4 of us at a table for 6, next to a very loud large party.
Food was OK, nothing memorable.
Overall experience – only fair.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2014

The restaurant was very busy, but without any tenseness or drama. I had a Grilled Asparagus Salad to start. It had some interesting flavors - Balsamic Onions, Shaved Fennel, and Manchego Cheese, all on a bed of spinach. The Deviled Egg was especially good - but the Basil Oil dressing was a bit bland for my taste. The Entree was excellent, a nice portion of Sautéed Halibut with Marinated Beets, served with a really great Saffron Couscous with Watercress. A tasty Horseradish Yogurt topped the Beets, an interesting, flavorful addition. We lingered a bit over a second cup coffee, and enjoyed the Cypress Trees, Pines, and Pacific Ocean Views, definitely in no rush to leave this delightful location.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2014

Expensive but each dish was very well prepared and quite delicious. Scallops dish was very good. Kids meals were tasty also! Service was very tolerant, and fast and efficient.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 4, 2014

We love going to Sanderlings for special occasions. It is close to home and always a great experience

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 30, 2014

We enjoyed the view ever through the construction. Fish and chips with slaw was good, but only 4-5 small pieces. Service was good until I wanted the check. I had to go up to the front twice to ask for the check. After the first time with no check, I went back and just waited for the server to bring it to me.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 21, 2014

MY FAMILY ENJOYED THE VIEW; WE WATCHED DEER GRAZING ON THE LAWNS OF THE RESORT WHILE WE ATE DINNER. EVERYTHING WAS GREAT UNTIL A VERY LARGE GROUP OF EAGER TO BE "THE CENTER OF ATTENTION" FELLOW DINERS CAME IN, OUR AREA BECAME QUITE NOISY. WE COULDNT EVEN HEAR EACHOTHER SPEAK AND WE WERE AT A VERY SMALL TABLE, IT WAS EXTREMELY ANNOYING.... AND PARENTS, YOU MIGHT WANT TO RETHINK BRINGING KIDS OR ASK FOR A CHILDRENS MENU. MY KIDS WERE BRAVE AND TRIED NEW ENTREES JUST TO PLEASE ME AND DADDY BUT I KNOW THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPIER WITH CHICKEN NUGGETS OR A BURGER- THEYRE NOT INTO "FANCY RESTAURANTS." WOULD WE GO BACK? ABSOLUTELY; MINUS THE MINORS. LOL FANTASTIC FOOD AND SERVICE.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2014

They seem to be running on minimum for the off season. Food was ok, but not up to their norm. Short ribs were dry and stringy. Steak was thin, but cooked ok. Just not the quality we looked forward to at Sanderlings. The construction materials block the ocean view.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 16, 2014

The service could not have been better. My reservation for 6 was at 1:30 and the rest of my party was over an hour late. They sat me at the table, served me an appetizer and continued to check on me, asking about my friends in a concerned, not pushy way.

Wish the food had lived up to the cocktails. The steak sandwiches were fatty and tough, the ribs smothered in sauce. Burger and chicken sandwich okay, and coleslaw was very good. After them being so gracious, did not want to make an issue about it, especially after they took the birthday cake we brought, sliced and served it.

So, warm memories of the experience, just not the food.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 15, 2014

Two of us dined here on a Saturday night. We thought it was strange that we were able to get a last minute reservation on a Saturday night but the patio area was closed for remodeling so that was probably the reason why. Even so, we could still see the ocean sunset even through the scaffolding that was outside. We requested a window table through Open Table but they started to seat us in a booth away from the window. We told them we had requested a window table so they placed us there. The food was good, nice variety and very tasty. Good selection of wines too. Server could have been more attentive, he never returned to ask us how our food was. The bar area is nice and also has a view, good place for before or after dinner drinks.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 28, 2014

Food exceeded expectations. BUT we were offered a "first time visitor" amuse bouche, and then charged for it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2014

The food was very good, flavorful, and good portion sizes. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The ambiance was peaceful and pleasant for a romantic dinner. It is well worth what you pay for. Based on our evening experience, we are definitely interested in trying the brunch menu.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 14, 2014

My husband and I had a most wonderful Valentine's Day dinner here. The food was exceptional, the wine the server recommended was wonderful and we were very happy with the whole experience, as we are every time we eat here. One of our favorite places to go out to eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2014

When we arrived the couple in front of us talked with the hostess for what seemed forever till they were finally seated. We were seated next and my wife wasn't given a rose like all other women diners that night. After being seated we waited a long time before anyone came to the table. When the waitress arrived I asked if they were out of roses and she said no she'd get one for my wife. When the waitress returned she asked if we wanted drinks. I asked if they had a wine list, which she brought back and also had to ask for water. The main course we had the Filet and Lobster tail. If I had known the construction was going on I would have went somewhere else.
Great Meal, fair service, not so great atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Sanderlings gave ample servings and it is obvious they have a skilled chef who knows what he/she is doing. My ribeye steak was the best I've ever had...even better than some of the local steak houses. My wife and I felt a little cramped with the tables being so close together but the amazing sunset made up for it. We are definitely going back!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2014

Only negative was that I ordered my steak medium rare and it came
out well done.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 18, 2014

My daughter and I chose the Sanderling for brunch to celebrate her 35 birthday. I have eaten there with friends from La Selva Beach before and have always had a beautiful experience and excellent food. Unfortunately, half of the beautiful views from the restaurant were obscured because of construction just outside the windows. The sweet woman who sat me (my daughter was a bit late) was very concerned because she knew I had chosen the restaurant for both the food and the fantastic views. She kept an eye out for a table near a window to open and by the time my daughter arrived, we were seated at a window with a beautiful view.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2014

Wonderful restaurant inside a nice resort. Food is good as is service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2013

Our view was obstructed by metal fencing enclosing construction work. Otherwise the ambience is usually great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2013

The food is great and the service too, but the site is the best thing about this place. Unfortunately they had scaffolding up, partially blocking the view, but there's a great walk outside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2013

Food and service were great.
Unfortunately they are renovating so the view was obstructed somewhat.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2013

We've eaten lunch at this restaurant one or twice a year for several years while visiting relatives in the area, and the food quality has been ok. This time the food was poor (my fish & chips was almost inedible, with cod dried out and tasteless, and the turkey in my wife's sandwich was the worst quality of pressed meat). And the "fresh" iced tea tasted awful. We will not return, despite the beautiful views, unless my relatives in the area talk us into it and we learn that the food quality has improved.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 13, 2013

Celebrated a Birthday and our table was promptly ready. Service was excellent. They offer a lunch special which is a great value for the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Seascape resort and wanted to stay close for dinner. It was very nice, beautiful but cold because of the large windows that gave a great view. Food and service was very good and we would go there again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 6, 2013

Hostess was very flexible with reservation time and wanted to accommodate.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2013

The food was good, not amazing, but definitely above average. Some odd moments, such as 'broccoli' in one of the dishes seemed to only be cut up parts of broccoli stem, no actual florets. The portions were large. Wait staff had some off moments, adding several extra steaks onto the bill (luckily we caught this error before we paid/left). Seemed to be a bit of a young-ish crew for the price tags on the menu. Would prefer to have a more experienced staff for this level of dining. Also, specifically requested a seat near the window for a birthday when booked, we were essentially as far away from the ocean view windows as possible, and those tables near the windows were 2/3 empty. That felt very strange.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2013

My wife ordered a cup of the special vegetable cream soup and the arugula salad with citrus dressing. She thought the soup was very good and the salad was one of the best she's ever had!

I ordered the rib eye steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus. It was a good steak, but not a great steak.

I liked the ambience and thought the service was excellent.

The only problems were: 1) A group of about six diners sitting at one table was especially noisy, showing no concern for others.
2) Poor service in the cocktail lounge prior to dinner, as the waitress didn't return to give us our check.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2013

The first time I came to Sanderlings was years ago, and it left a bad impression on me. Now that I live in the neighborhood, I've been back there a few more times and I think they have stepped it up a notch. The food is better and the service is much improved. This is a great place for a quick and/or quiet lunch. I always rate places like this according to their salads, and they are good. The bleu cheese dressing is outstanding.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2013

I had lunch at Sanderlings this past week. We were celebrating a couple of birthdays. We all enjoyed ourselves . . . very good food, service and views! Thank you for the birthday desserts.

We'll be back!
Jane

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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