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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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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (11)
Casual (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
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Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Romantic (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Waterfront (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Cozy (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We had the appetizer special - crab cakes. It was a generous portion and tasted great. My husband had the fish special which was good. I had seared day boat scallops with lentils...the scallops were good but the lentils a bit too salty for my taste. The view is very scenic. Our waitress asked if we wanted dessert before we had even had our main course...otherwise service was good.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed Valentines dinner here. Wonderful as usual! We both had the filet steak and both were cooked to perfection. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our lunch was good but the female serving us was not friendly at all and didn't come to check on us. At dinner, our server was much better, but literally no ambiance in that room. It really needs to be updated. The hostess seemed overwhelmed and confused at both at lunch and dinner and acted annoyed when we said we would like to wait for a table outside.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

For us, this is a local restaurant.

The ocean view, beach, and trees, especially at sundown provide a spectacular view, and even more spectacular during winter with clouds.

For a resort, the food is near par, not something for which you should extend your drive or go out of your way. The wine list is NOT what you would expect of a high-level resort. The service staff is always helpful and friendly.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Restuarant staff was very accomodating. Beautiful view from gorgeous outside patio. Food was great, view was amazing, would definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A little pricey and not a big menu, but food was good.

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I've been here many times this was the first time I ate lunch outside. I got a cheeseburger it was very hard and chewy and the bun was saturated in butter. The server only came to the table three times never came to.check on food or refill drinks and disappeared while we waiting for the check

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This is not a great place for dinner unless the weather is nice and you can sit outside. Then, the view is spectacular. But, on a rainy night seated inside, you may as well be in a hotel cafeteria. No ambiance here at all, other than a beautiful fish tank at the entrance. Food was so-so and very pricey. Would come back for brunch, but not for dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Neighbors having dinner , walk to restaurant for fine dining... walk home. Great place

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Disappointed in the food. It was a set menu for Christmas, so I understand that challenge but wasn’t impressed with food for what we paid. I gave ambiance only 4 stars because our table wasn’t even set, just plain white cloth and again, it was Christmas. All that said, the service was excellent and everyone was very personable. I would recommend the restaurant to others, just maybe not for a Christmas/set menu

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2017

First time eating at the resturant for Christmas, we were seated outside the restaurant near the entrance to the left just underneath the stairway adjacent to the lobby so there was a bit more noise. Since there was 2 of us we were seated in high back bar style chairs at our table, not as comfortable as a regular table. I was surprised there were no candles of any kind or flower arrangements although there were two long empty tables with nothing on them. With the exception of the lovely trees in the lobby you would have never known it was a holiday. The food was good but overall I was disappointed with the whole experience. Didn't feel like a holiday dinner except for the inflated prices.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our upstairs table had no ambience and was extremely noisy. The prime rib dinner was very good. The salmon dish was very mediocre at best. Our server was really efficient and pleasant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Dinner with girlfriend was fabulous. While it was a little nosier than our last time here the food and the service was absolutely wonderful. I will be back again and would definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Late lunch was very good. Can be noisy but we were seated away from large party. Brought our own wine and expected a charge for this, was 18.00, normal for us.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

very knowledgable waitress

ciapino was too heavily salted but fish was delicious

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I think that if Sanderlings continues to improve on their food and trains their staff that Sanderlings will come back to its former glory.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Truly excellent food (skirt steak and artichoke starter) and great wait service from start to finish.

We dined after sunset so it was dark outside. We dined inside and the lighting was oddly bright and the noise level was pretty loud.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our school district retirement group meets here once a month. This past Friday it was sunny and warm on the patio. When inclement weather strikes we are happy to dine indoors. Always enjoy the Local's Lunch Specials in the off season. A couple of our members are happy to have breakfast, which is served until 2 p.m. Fresh, wholesome food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was nothing exceptional. I ordered their fish special with tamarind sauce. It was flavorless and not worth the price. My husband had the cioppino which was spicy and watered down. My daughter had the award winning clam chowder which tasted sour. Other than the attentive bus boy and waiter, dinner was pretty much disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went to Sanderlings for Thanksgiving dinner....knowing dinner out for any holiday is not quite home cooking! But we were pleasantly surprised with the food. The appetizers were good, and plenty of options for main course. It was buffet, so no real service!! the food was good, we were in an upstairs room that was probably used for meetings, so it was just OK! I would go back for a regular meal!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was as lavish this year as last with the usual turkey plus salmon, crab legs, shrimp, beef and ham. The salads and deserts were outstanding. The only issue that I had was with the turkey gravy which was thick and not as fresh tasting as you would expect from an upscale resort. Freshly made natural turkey gravy supplemented with the usual savory seasonings would have made the meal outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Loved the food on the buffet, we had a group of 6 and it went very well . Although it was Turkey day they ate prime rib, very tender. Sides were traditional with a modern twist. Smoked salmon required 2 helpings. Dessert were sliced small so you could try them all. One cookie was concave and filled with almond paste topped with shaved almonds to die for
Staff very attentive and took photos for us. Very nice. Worth every penny
Would recommend try the buffet.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I went to Sanderlings for my girlfriend's BD. There is a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean from the restaurant so I would recommend coming early before sunset to enjoy the view. The service is extremely helpful and friendly. We had the Cioppino and it was excellent; it is big enough for two. Because we arrived early we waited at the bar has many stools and a good appetizer menu. They have created their own signature drinks and it would a good idea to inquire with the bartender. For dessert we had the creme brulee and it was a good as any I have had in good French restaurants. The manager came to greet us at the table. Very friendly service. I am coming back to this restaurant to try other plates.

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was execellent, however, this restaurant needs a major remodel. The resort is situated in beautiful suroundings yet the restaurant has no ambiance. New paint and furnishings is all that is needed.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Love the atmosphere. And the food is terrific. I wanted to go for a work event, so we took the staff. Very accommodating and easy to spend quality time over good food and with great company. I recommend the Scampi and the Filet.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Fun 'get together' spot with good food and attentive service. Completely foggy when we arrived, so we sat inside, but the fog cleared and the view was stunning. Nice to walk around outside after lunch. Lots of folks eating outside, and I did see some folks having a meeting out there (I'd get distracted by the ocean). Would definitely return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Waited over an hour for food ... gave up and went elsewhere

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is a favorite of ours, however the service was lacking today, especially considering it was not that busy. The waitress forgot to place our appetizer order, so it never arrived. And we ended up waiting a good 20 minutes after lunch for someone to bring us the check. Hopefully they can get their act together.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great service! Had the best romantic get away at seascape & sanderlings was the cherry on top 🍒 beautiful view, peaceful atmosphere & amazing food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food is pretty good, it absolutely do not depend on their webpage. The prices had gone up $6 for the entrees we wanted. In the past we have gone for the Sunday brunch, proudly touted, which just wasn’t happening. Why? It’s seasonal. Why doesn’t the web page say so? “we get a LOT of complaints about that.” We went this week because it is convenient with pretty good food. We had looong waits for everything once we were seated. We weren’t in a hurry, it even so we got very antsy. Our waitress commented twice that she got sidetracked...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My daughter and I were meeting a friend there at 1pm on Saturday. My friend got there first and was told they would direct us to her when we arrived. I had made the reservation, but when checked in was told they didn't have a reservation for me, although they had found it for my friend. We sat down not knowing our friend was there and after 20 minutes we went outside and we saw her seated at a table. When I had gone online to make the reservation, it said there were no reservations available for 1:30, but there many empty tables. The servers were very accommodating and friendly. Two of the meals were average at best. One was good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Service was spotty perhaps due to day of week, not too many people dining. Bread wasn't fresh. Turned into a rock after a couple minutes. Food was OK.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Don't get the lobster. It doesn't taste fresh. Filet is cooked perfectly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Major bee problem, not enough umbrellas for outside seating under the hot sun. Food was mediocre. Overcooked fish for 3 people twice. Recommend skirt steak, eggs benedict, grilled artichoke.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 19, 2017

New waiter did a great job, food great, great view, good wine

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had dinner/drinks on the patio. Efficient, considerate staff open to us enjoying the day and scenery. Definitely return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was just "ok." Not great. Clam chowder traditional, excellent. Wine excellent. Service very good. Halibut special was just mediocre. Served over canned white beans. It was blah, uninspired.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Our experience left a little to be desired. So-so food that seemed a little over priced.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Tadden was our server and he went above and beyond to make sure we had an excellent dining experience! Food was very good and we watched fireworks from a great window seat with views of the ocean. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2017

The menu has been cut back, and some of our favorites were victims. Our server, Heidi, did a great job substituting our preferences. Overall, a good experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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