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Sardine Factory

701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
+1 831-373-3775
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“abalone” (80 reviews)
“sardines” (63 reviews)
“bisque” (49 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Sardine Factory (so-called because of its location on Cannery Row) is just 2 blocks from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, so we stopped by for an early dinner when the aquarium closed at 5pm. We chose to eat in the lounge to avail ourselves of...More

Thank jschn_2000
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a party of 4 . We celebrated 30th wedding anniversary for a family members spending this special time in Monterey Ca. We suggested the Sardine Factory. We did not have reservations so we had to sit in the front near the bar. Family...More

Thank lindabR5706QF
TheSardineFactory, Customer Service at Sardine Factory, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear lindabR5706QF, Thank you for choosing The Sardine Factory to celebrate your special occasion and for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening and look forward to serving you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lesson learned. Don’t ask for beef in a seafood restaurant! My husband and I sat in the atrium. A lovely room with charm! Wait staff were prompt and courteous. The abalone soup was delicious!! My husband and I shared a prime rib dinner. I sent...More

Thank lfh0521
TheSardineFactory, Customer Service at Sardine Factory, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear lfh0521, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am sorry that the meal fell short of your expectations and I will pass your comments on to the Chef, Management and Owners. Please consider allowing us to serve you again in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation at Sardine Factory because it is very famous restaurant in Monterey. We were expecting to be a wonderful evening; however... The Food: Took forever to serve the food... It wasn't that tasty. A little bit pricey for the quality of the...More

Thank travelercass
TheSardineFactory, Customer Service at Sardine Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear travelercass: Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am sorry that the meal fell short of your expectations. I will pass your comments on to the Chef, Owners and Management. Please consider allowing us to serve you again in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elegant restaurant-bar with live music (a pianist softens the nights playing songs that everyone knows and sings from the bar) and a wonderful attention from the waiters. We sat at the only table in the restaurant from where the ocean is seen, and they gave...More

Thank Irene10249
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst on holiday in California decided to try out the Sardine Factory. Had heard good things and weren't disappointed. Food was delicious especially the scallops. Large portions so come hungry. A bit expensive but nice treat and staff amazing.

Thank Denise E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called for reservations same day (Saturday) and were given a lovely table for the four of us in the round conservatory room, at 8. I believe David was our waiter and he was outstanding - charming but not intrusive. Calamari puffs appetizer scrumptious, prime...More

Thank 440maryen
TheSardineFactory, Customer Service at Sardine Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 440maryen, Thank you for choosing The Sardine Factory to celebrate your special occasion and for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your delicious food, memorable atmosphere and great service. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our dinner. The halibut and the sand dab was very good. Everything was good, excellent service, good wine, Nothing disappointed, But nothing particularly memorable. The service was excellent.

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service at The Sardine Factory is always solid, and the Thursday night my wife and I visited was no exception. What was unusual was the issues we had with their legendary wine list. I went straight to local Pinot Noir page, which...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The minute you walk into the Sardine Factory you know you will have a special dining experience. This is one resturant in Monterey you will want to dress up for. The food is really good, abalone soup, prawns, calamari and really good steaks. Service is...More

Thank jacksonfoodie2016
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davidtlujan
20 June 2016|
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Response from Bob R | Reviewed this property |
We live in this area. Sad to say California has gone way casual in the last ten years. I would avoid the standard tech uniform of blue jeans and t shirt. Have the boys wear slacks and regular shirt and you will not feel out... More
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davidtlujan
20 June 2016|
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Response from ChristyNarvaez | Reviewed this property |
Casual. No ball caps or sandals. However it is okay to dress nice. Some people wear suits and dresses
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
    (Prescott)
  • Public Transportation: MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-3775
  • E-mail
Description
Every city has that one restaurant you can’t miss, where celebrities feel at home and every guest feels like a celebrity. The Sardine Factory's cachet has made dining in this historic Cannery Row setting a tradition for world leaders, sports heroes and entertainment icons. The award winning chefs prepare delectable creations of fresh, sustainable seafood and USDA Prime Beef; winner the AAA Four Diamond Award and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for over 25 years.
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