Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

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551 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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 551 People Are Saying
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3.9
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.6
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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2.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day great Buffett

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Good food at a good price

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We love coming here! It’s always so beautiful and the food is great! We always have wonderful service. We got sat by a window where we could see the whole sunset! It was WONDERFUL!

We come back once a year as a special getaway and we will always go to this restaurant for dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Birthday For one of our coworkers

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Setting is lovely service was great but food was seriously mediocre as always and expensive...I’m a local and only go here with out of town guests cuz it’s on the water and they like the view

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Disappointed.

We were at the resort for a special occasion. I had a private dinner with my wife.

I called the day before with a special request. When we were seated, the hostess had no record of the request.

The restaurant was empty when were seated.

The next couple to enter the restaurant sat directly behind us. The tables were so close, I had to move my chair to allow for him to sit down.
We were the only two couples in the entire restaurant.

When food came, my wife's dinner had a bug in it.

It was a thoroughly disappointing event.

The manager did comp us the dinner - which was kind of him to do.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I requested outside seating and we were put inside upstairs. I asked after having just climbed the stairs, to see a hostess about our request only to be told by two different people I would have to go back downstairs and speak to the hostess. We sat at our inside table and ate our meal as everyone was hungry at this point. After being there for about 25 minutes, new guests arrived and asked to be seated outside. They were quickly accommodated. Then, a second group arrived and the same thing happened!

Needless to say the staff weren’t very helpful (our server was good) and it was just ok. Needless to say I won’t be using open table anymore or going to this restaurant for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter brunch. It was a buffet and we helped ourselves. Didn’t even know we had a server, never introduced himself, never asked us if we needed a drink, was not present at all. We enjoyed our brunch and proceeded to pay ($350, might I add). My husband gave a cash tip to the guy we thought was our server since he had got us drinks, set our table and bussed our plates. Turned out my husband gave the tip to the buster not the server. Apparently we had a dedicated server who we never saw, and then when there was no tip on the card, he proceeded to throw a fit in front of the entire restaurant. As someone who has worked in serving and bar tending for over 7 years, I’m sorry the man that was our server didn’t deserve the tip. The busses who completely took care of us did. And then to make a screen, it was completely unprofessional! Disappointing after a great brunch.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great atmosphere and great service coupled with a great view. We enjoyed ourselves and found the ambiance quite pleasant and unlike most American restaurants it was not loud. Three of our 4 meals were outstanding which were scallops, sea bass and stuffed chicken. However the lamb was not of the best taste. It was presented beautifully and cooked properly but did not come across as great meat.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My filet mignon was cooked to perfection and was very tender.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very nice late celebration of Valentines Day and our anniversary. We made reservations and got a table as requested by the window. The staff was very attentive and the food was a good portion. Both of us were pleasantly full after dinner, but allowed ourselves to be tempted in to sharing a delicious dessert.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I used to enjoy this place for lunch on the patio (and inside by a window). This time, we met friends for "brunch". Our reservation was for 1:45. We got to the check-in desk at 1:42 and were 3rd in line. NO STAFF showed up to check anyone until just before 2:00. Yes, we stood there for 15 minutes unacknowledged, which is unacceptable. I ordered the "American" breakfast, with eggs poached and fruit instead of potatoes. One of my eggs was cooked hard and the other as runny and broken and water-logged. The toast on the plate was burnt and unbuttered; the "mixed" fruit cup was 10-12 grapes with 3/4 of a strawberry, one cantaloup cube and 1 pineapple chunk. One of my friends ordered the eggs benedict - they had put hot sauce on top before serving it to him...he had to scrape it off. His wife ordered an omelette "light on the cheese" - they served a dried out omelette with NO cheese and the filling was completely raw "farmer's market" vegetables. As this place is attached to Seascape "Resort", customers deserve and probably expect better. But if they WANT better for breakfast, I suggest they dine elsewhere; even Denny's serves a better breakfast! Kudos to the wait staff and the bartender who made a decent Ramos Gin Fizz (needed orange flower water, tho).

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The view is always incredible. You can walk to the beach afterwards which is a bonus. Food is always good.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

very knowledgable waitress

ciapino was too heavily salted but fish was delicious

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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