Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Monterey's most romantic restaurant! Featuring a four course prix fixe menu with appetizer, soup, your choice of entree and dessert. $79 per person. We will also be offering a limited a la carte menu. Visit http://sardinefactory.com/valentines-day for menu details.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
As usual the food was excellent and service elegant. The place is really a throwback to elegant dining of years past with warmth and beauty of the Victorian era. I have enjoyed dinner here over the past four decades and never been disappointed. My only problem on this visit was a noisy party of 12 people in an intimate dining room with a cozy fire which made conversation difficult. As I left I noticed a private dining room where they could have carried on without disturbing us or the other guests and I wondered why it wasn’t offered to them.
Anniversary dinner. Def not the usual expenditure for regular occasions. Food was delicious and the staff was very attentive and welcoming. The Conservatory room was very beautiful as always. Love the lounge music and after dinner drinks at the bar.
We had a most wonderful time. The food,staff and service were outstanding. We got a double treat when Bert can over to say hello. He is a true treasure. Go to this restaurant. You will not be disappointed or forget your experience.
Interesting menu. A bit pricey.
We really enjoyed our dinner in the Conservatory room. It was very romantic and the service was great. We did try the Abalone Bisque which was supposed to be award winning, but we were disappointed as the nicked pieces of abalone were crunchy and not tender. All the other dishes that we had were delicious. We would recommend this place for special occasions when you are in the Monterey area.
It's always fabulous and Sunday night was no different! Just wonderful food, my mouth is watering just remembering my dinner!
Server was very good. Food average for the price unfortunately according to all of our party
Such an amazing place for dinner. The atrium is so classy with an old school feel. The food was great.
Our dinner was good, just a little too "saucy". My glass of Chardonay I asked to be served with my entree was not delivered until 1/2 way done with my meal. : (
Great spot! Food was amazing and the wine selection was top notch with 1000+ options. My wife and I will be revisiting in the near future.
Another fabulous experience. We went there for their wonderful Friday and Saturday prime rib special. Chef only makes a limit number of servings. Get their early if prime rib is your desired selection. Another plus is their spacious valet parking. Big plus for canary row. Overall we had a great meal. Highly recommended for local or visitor.
Very good but not great and quite expensive. There are other places just as good (or better) that represent a better experience in Monterey.
Perfect for special occasions. Wonderful atmosphere.
Our table was great!Music was outstanding. Owner dropped by - very friendly great sense of humor. Food was exactly as ordered and served perfectly. Wait staff were all super friendly. A little on the pricey side but well worth it for any kind of up-scale celebration!
NYE...Very good service, food was okay. Nothing exceptional but a very nice time for the four of us.
New Years Eve so very busy and crowded. Service was fair. Seated with lots of traffic behind me. Table for two next to us was crammed with 5 people. Salad served before soup. Soup and entree were warm not hot. Entree, lobster, disappointing. A tail over cooked asparagus and some corn.
My wife and I go to Sardine Factory almost every year for New Years as that day is our Anniversary. We love it.
Food, drink, and service is the best. The atomosphere in the back atrium is unmatched anywhere.
New Year’s Eve celebration
Disappointed for our 4th time there. I think the mistake we made was going on a fixed menu night (1/31:18). Our steaks were way over cooked & our shared lobster was cold. We sheepishly returned our entree. The steaks came back better but the lobster was the same - cold. We cancelled the lobster. Wine was 5 star. Only recommend here on a non-fixed menu.
Great way lace to spend New Year’s Eve...was surprised that there were small children there...hopes it doesn’t happen on Valentines day
I was not happy with our time at the Sardine Factory. Our waitor placed my us in between to roudy groups that had too much to drink. Instead of a quiet romantic dinner with my wife, we had so speak over people to have a conversation. The wait time for a meal was well over 25 minutes. The whole experience was not what I imagined from a high caliber restaurant.
This Monterey institution has been going for 50+ years and still has some dishes from their 1968 menu. Service is excellent but at times it borders on obsequious. Food is good enough, but not really a great value for the price. Encyclopedic wine list and a sommelier to go with it. The Conservatory has great ambiance. When we came there was a singer playing at the piano by the bar. Good for a special occasion but you might want to get better value elsewhere.
nice place to see, service was good atmosphere was great.
Very good dinner with spectacular service definitely will be back
was my husbands B day, we had pizza appetizers, I had white wine and I had sand dabs, my husband had braised beef dinner, warm rolls every thing was so good. Service bus boys waiter on point.
Loved it. Waitress was very nice. Every in general was nice. The beverage guy never let out water get under half before he came running to refill it.
This has become a birthday tradition for me, this is about the third time we've been; it is always a beautiful experience, both in ambiance, food wine, everything. I had forgotten to request to sit in the Conservatory for my b-day, called a few hours ahead of time and they were able to accommodate. We will be back!
We went for our anniversary and the staff was amazing and each service member wished us a happy anniversary. Don’t let the decor fool you when you first walk in. The food is delicious, the wait staff professional and friendly. And the decor ended up creating a wonderful ambience that I will have fond memories of. Don’t forget to check out the wine list.
Great place to go for delicious food and great service. Wonderful ambiance and everyone was very friendly. I had a wonderful birthday dinner there!
The minute we walked through the door it was an amazing dining experience. Food outstanding, service great. Definitely will be going back!
Everything I want in a fine dining experience......innovative food, intelligent, attentive service, beautiful surroundings, and creative drinks.
I was disappointed with the food. It was good but nothing special. Because of that, I think the restaurant is overprice.
Sardines was great! Food was tasty. Also, the part of the restaurant we ate was scenic and cozy. We will definitely go back to Sardine Factory when we go to Monterey!
Great staff and excellent food. We'll be back again.
We traveled from Clovis,Ca. just to have an anniversary dinner at the Sardine Factory. We are always
treated special and appreciate the welcoming attitude of the people at this wonderful restaurant . We'll be back next month.
Great dinner ...Great service
Amazing experience around Christmas time!
Overall great experience. It wasn't as fancy as we were expecting. Happy hour at the bar was really crowded, which made it hard to access the restroom. Food was delicious, wine menu was extensive.
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with dinner, drinks & goid music. Wonderful evening. Highly recommend!
On Dec. 10, 1978 my wife and I celebrate being newly married in the Captains Room. 40 Years later we sat in the same room, same location again in the Captains Room. . . .we'll be back