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Captains Room - Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA
Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA
Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA
Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA
Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA
Award-winning

Sardine Factory

4.6
4.6
4652 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Every city has that one can’t miss restaurant, where celebrities feel at home and every other guest feels like a celebrity. Since October 2, 1968, The Sardine Factory’s cachet has made dining in our historic Cannery Row setting a tradition for world leaders, sports heroes and entertainment icons. Our award-winning chefs prepare delectable creations of fresh, sustainable seafood and USDA Prime Aged Beef; winner of Restaurant Hospitality Magazine’s "Best Wine List in America" award. The Lounge’s live entertainment, Happy Hour and affordable menu are a casual alternative to our other dining rooms. Celebrating over 50 years under the same ownership and management! Voted "Best Restaurant in Monterey" by Monterey County Herald readers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 8:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 373-3775
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Brandt
  • Private party facilities
    Whether a family gathering or a corporate event, our professional and warmly attentivestaff assists in coordinating each detail. The Sardine Factory offers three unique and elegant dining rooms which provide a choice of ambiance for groups from 12 to 220 and luncheon groups from 25 and up. Call us to get your event started! (831) 373-3775
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Cross street
    Prescott
  • Parking details
    Enter off of Wave Street ascending the driveway. Self park Sunday through Thursday with self park or valet service available Fridays and Saturdays. ADA Wheelchair entrance from parking lot.
  • Public transit
    MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
  • Entertainment
    David Conley at the Piano Tuesday through Saturday. David has been a professional musician since the age of 17. He has played in numerous bands, opening for various acts such as Steppenwolf, Black Oak Arkansas, Rick Derringer, Crash Test Dummies and more. Versatile and accommodating David takes and plays requests from Led Zeppelin to Elvis Presley to the Everly Brothers.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,652 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Romantic

  • California Central Coast

    Good for special occasions

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for fine wines

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for special occasions

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Seafood

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

4,652 Reviews
  1. Alonzo

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary, every thing was perfect, the food the service and our waitress was nice and helpful. We’re definitely coming back and would recommend it to everyone.

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  2. CraigW

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were treated like family by the sommelier. He was so gracious and friendly. The tour of the wine cellar was so interesting. Thank you so much for an amazing dining experience.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 2 days ago
    Dear CraigW, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour. We get a lot of comments on that, and we’re so glad you were able to visit our wine cellar. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food, customer service, energy, were all very underwhelming.

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  4. NathanW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as always. Shoutouts to our server Jennifer and Sommelier Dave!
    Sardine FactoryResponded 2 days ago
    Dear NathanW, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  5. NancyS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere!! 5 star rating for sure!!
    Sardine FactoryResponded 2 days ago
    Dear NancyS, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and good!! Will go again for sure.

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  7. MalcolmC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Wonderful ambiance, excellent food and our server was on point with our orders, recommendations and interactions. We will be back.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 2 days ago
    Dear MalcolmC, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter went out of his way to make our experience absolutely amazing! He asked our names and we unfortunately we failed to ask his!

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  9. Riky

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Tomahawk Rib Eye w/ exotic mushrooms WAS BEST "Rib-Eye" PLUS!!! EVER~tender, perfectly done, (med) flavorful and sliced perfectly for us ahead of presentation~ AND is ALSO for two people~ the potato au gratin and the Garlic Green Beans SIDES included were perfectly edible!!! LOVED EVERY BITE!! (and took home a bit of all 3 for the next day.) We also ordered Caesar Salads, which were not great in presentation; was fresh but kind of a "Bulk" lettuce bowl prep W/ over-saturated dressing into serving bowl; the "white" anchovy on top (more flavor w/less salt and fishy-ness) was deluxe! :) Salad felt "cafeteria". Too soggy a presentation of Caesar for us. :) sorries. We pretty much lost our "budget" on their Wine List~ It's amazing, and Nicole, knew EVERYTHING and never tried to sell us or push; we kinda did that ourselves. ya. also had wine to take home~no regrets! We should have chosen either NO dessert ( we had nice wine, still) or chosen from regular menu...they featured a cherries jubilee thing from previous night (Valentines) and due to "something" the usual "flambe" was remiss?? We should have known better & do regular menu...their desserts have been delightful in past and "simply nice" sorbets, etc. after a rich meal would have been BEST choice. Boof. Will we return...ABSOLUTELY~ that TOMAHAWK prep in a restaurant can only be gotten in New York City! (THANK you, Master Chef, Bert CUTINO!! ). WOW. The Service and the people that we had were all knowledgable and attentive. THANK YOU, Factory!! A memorable evening.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Riky, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience from the food to service. Great ambience as well. Highly recommend.

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  11. RyanR

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Was looking forward to going here. I remember this as a fantastic restaurant with great food. Sadly it has gone downhill. Service was slow and inefficient. One server and three assistants for the entire atrium room. Assistants could not take orders or get cocktails. Had to remind waitress to get our cocktails. She forgot to order one of appetizers. Couple next to us was celebrating a Birthday. Complementary cake was brought out after they had finished their other desert. We started off with the Fresh Sardines and Escargot. Previous photos show the Escargot in a puff pastry. It is now served in cut up pieces of bread. We had Abalone and Petrale Sole for our main course. The Abalone portion was generous and delicious. Petrale Sole was a bit dry and could have benefited from a lemon butter sauce.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 2 days ago
    Dear RyanR, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience at The Sardine Factory, and that the food you ordered wasn’t what you wanted. We will pass your comments on to the Management and Owners. We sincerely hope you will allow us to serve you again in the future.

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  12. Gregg

    Los Angeles

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outanding as were the menu options. A GREAT dinning experience !!
    Sardine FactoryResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Gregg, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  13. AllenK

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the finest meals ever. Cioppino is superb, if you happen to be there when they offer it. Extensive wine list. Service was absolutely perfect; not pretentious. The outside belies the elegance of the inside.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear AllenK, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your Cioppino and our wine list. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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  14. CarlaD

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Abalone soup was amazing. Best prime rib we’ve ever had.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear CarlaD, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your soup and Prime Rib, both excellent choices. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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  15. Josie

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, it was okay. Been eating her for over 30 years, seems to have its ups and downs with service. This time around it was pleasant, although my husband and I would have preferred a more quiet area as we were on a date and we got put in the middle of two groups, one side group of four, the others a group of six. So we really couldn’t enjoy each other’s company and had to basically talk loud in order to hear one another.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear Josie, Thank you for choosing The Sardine Factory to celebrate your husband’s birthday. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again!

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  16. RavenG

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a wonderful - and delicious - experience!
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear Raven, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  17. Cheflov

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a wonderful time at The Sardine Factory. The food was presented well and the flavors of each item were incredible. Our server, Jennifer and her assistant, Angel were both outstanding. I highly recommend The Sardine Factory for a great, dining experience. The Lovelys
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear Cheflov, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  18. AnneN

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was very attentive to our kids. Food was way too salty. I would come back only for desserts.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 2 days ago
    Dear AnneN, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with the amount of salt you experienced in your food. On your next visit, please let your server know you would prefer less salt and they will make sure your food comes the way you like it. We sincerely hope you will allow us to serve you again in the future.

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  19. Elli

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, felt very attended to. The restaurant is beautiful. That being said, the food is mediocre. I was expecting something worthy of a Michelin rated restaurant but it was meh. I'd go only for drinks since their drinks were amazing. And maybe a plate of calamari. That was the only thing worth getting again.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear Elli, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We’re sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience at The Sardine Factory. We will pass your comments on to the Management and Owners. We sincerely hope you will allow us to serve you again in the future.

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  20. GLENNG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Food delicious, the service attentive, but not over done. Clam chowder had excellent depth of flavor, nothing like anything we have had before, just say the tomato is for color and gives a hint of flavor. Sole, calimary, scallops and shrimp all cooked to perfection. "Trio" desert is best for 2, turns out a great choice.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 2 days ago
    Dear GLENNG, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your seafood and dessert were great choices for you. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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  21. Markp

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was just what we were looking for. Great food! Great Service! Great Wine!
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear Markp, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always able to depend on getting a top class meal and service. Thanks to Orlando and Ashani.

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  23. RhonaH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great night out at the Sardine Factory. It was a great experience to dine at this iconic Monterey restaurant.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear RhonaH, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  24. KarenV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. So love the ambiance of the Conservatory. Never disappoints.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 8, 2024
    Dear Karen, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  25. 2Travelers

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated in the atrium where there was a leak in the glass roof which dripped on us as there was a severe storm outside. We were immediately moved to another table in the same room. The table was small and the noise level high. I had the special, swordfish, which was good, but not memorable. My husband had the rack of lamb with a raspberry port reduction that was much too sweet for the lamb in our opinion. The wait staff was excellent and attentive.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 8, 2024
    Dear 2Travelers, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We’re sorry to hear you had mixed feelings surrounding your recent visit to The Sardine Factory. Yes, the storms have been very extreme lately. We discovered the leak during the storm, so there was little we could do about it then. We assure you, it will be taken care of. Thank you for your visit, and we’re glad you enjoyed the swordfish, and we hope you will visit us again in the future.

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  26. Visitor

    Tahoe

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Husband had special Chilean sea bass and I had sand dabs. Both delicious. Had to ask for water twice and waiter was busy with regulars. Overall it was a good experience.

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  27. BrendaH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for outstanding service from the time we walked in until we finished our dinner and dessert my husband birthday experience was outstanding and I’d like to thank Melissa our server for continuing to check on us to see if we needed anything . You are the best.

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  28. Rick

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had filet with a lobster tail. Got vegetables and scalloped potatoes. Filet was perfect. Scalloped Potatoes the best I’ve had. Lobster undercooked unfortunately.

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  29. Matthew

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a splendid evening as a party of 5 last week at the Sardine Factory. Drawn by its lore on the peninsula and exquisite wine list, we knew we had to make a stop. It did not disappoint whatsoever. Our service was exemplary and the food magnificent, but the real highlight was Rachel, the sommelier running the floor. Noting our shared interest in German Riesling, she confidently helped us select two bottles for a thrilling side-by-side (a 2001 Dr. Loosen Auslese vs a 2019 Prum Kabinett), both of which I thought extremely fairly priced. The 2001 was utterly fantastic, definitely WOTN. With our main course, given a price point, Rachel guided us to a bottle of 2009 Adobe Road Cabernet from Beckstoffer's George III vineyard, and this was a showstopper paired with the Wagyu on the table. The entire experience was everything fine dining should be, even on a casual Tuesday night. I cannot wait to return here -- DO NOT MISS if in Monterey and given the chance.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on February 8, 2024
    Dear Matthew, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your wine choices. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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  30. lovetoeatout

    San Francisco

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to the Sardine Factory and it did not disappoint. The service was outstanding, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful. I had the prime rib and as expected it was fantastic, my wife had the sand dabs which was just as delicious. Nice wine selection added to our experience. We highly recommend you try this fantastic eatery.

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  31. JosephK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been coming here for over 30 years - food is always incredible and service is nothing but outstanding- Rachel their Sommelier is knowledgeable and very gracious- we will always make the Sardine Factory our first stop for dinner when in the Monterey/Carmel area.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on January 31, 2024
    Dear JosephK, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for making The Sardine Factory a regular stop. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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  32. SteveA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to dine, service and food is great. Pricey but never feel disappointed. Well dine here again. Thanksss
    Sardine FactoryResponded on January 31, 2024
    Dear SteveA, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is greatly appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  33. ElizabethB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blown away! Absolutely fabulous. Should be michelin rated
    Sardine FactoryResponded on January 31, 2024
    Dear ElizabethB, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon! By the way, we are listed in Michelin’s guide to fine dining.

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  34. TimH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's been many years since I've been here, but it's still fantastic.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on January 31, 2024
    Dear Tim: Thank you for visiting us after many years. We love seeing you. And thanks for the review.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous! Five stars every time! Omg, delish!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful experience. The only complaint is I feel like our waiter didn’t take us seriously. The waiter’s assistant had to remind him about our table multiple times. We weren’t served water or bread for 40-45mins after we were seated even though the menus had already been delivered and our food order was already taken. Also they didn’t provide us the wine list but at that point I was already over having to ask for things multiple times so we never got to order a nice wine bottle.

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  37. Chiwest

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sardine Factory never disappoints! Amazing food with impeccable service
    Sardine FactoryResponded on January 31, 2024
    Dear Chiwest, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and we’re glad to hear we ‘never disappoint’. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  38. JoeB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Servers mike and David made our evening feel special
    Sardine FactoryResponded on January 31, 2024
    Dear JoeB, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  39. Sosad

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This place has really dropped in quality since covid. Our food was either bland or overcooked. I got lobster linguini (the lobster was very tough and chewy), and my partner got spaghetti and meatballs (bland and boring), because it was the only thing on the menu they could eat. No one told us the short rib pasta was sold out, even when we were informed about the specials. We both got spicy margaritas, and the spice was way too much jalapeño, to the degree that the drink was just sour and spicy with no other flavor. The atrium space was also pretty empty, but so loud we had to shout. Overall, pretty unpleasant. We used to dine here often pre pandemic, but it’s changed significantly since then. It seems that they’re depending on the restaurant’s legacy and location to carry it, not the food, drinks, and service like it used to be.
    Sardine FactoryResponded on January 31, 2024
    Dear Sosad, Thank you for your informative review, we appreciate your taking the time. We’re sorry to hear that your experience fell short of your expectations. We will pass your comments on to the Owners and Management of The Sardine Factory. We appreciate your letting us know about your experience, and hope you will consider allowing us to serve you again in the future.

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    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Great wine, great food, and great service from start to finish. Will come back.

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Sardine Factory is rated 4.6 stars by 4652 OpenTable diners.

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701 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Prescott
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 8:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Enter off of Wave Street ascending the driveway. Self park Sunday through Thursday with self park or valet service available Fridays and Saturdays. ADA Wheelchair entrance from parking lot.
  • Public transit
    MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Brandt
  • Entertainment
    David Conley at the Piano Tuesday through Saturday. David has been a professional musician since the age of 17. He has played in numerous bands, opening for various acts such as Steppenwolf, Black Oak Arkansas, Rick Derringer, Crash Test Dummies and more. Versatile and accommodating David takes and plays requests from Led Zeppelin to Elvis Presley to the Everly Brothers.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 373-3775
  • Private party facilities
    Whether a family gathering or a corporate event, our professional and warmly attentivestaff assists in coordinating each detail. The Sardine Factory offers three unique and elegant dining rooms which provide a choice of ambiance for groups from 12 to 220 and luncheon groups from 25 and up. Call us to get your event started! (831) 373-3775
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