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701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016 (Prescott)
MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
831-373-3775
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Every city has that one restaurant you can’t miss, where celebrities feel...
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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  • 317
    Excellent
  • 146
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good Seafood, Decent Service and Great Atmosphere!

Dined in the Atrium (designed to mimic Tavern on the Green) with a large group (family with children), Had to try their famous Abalone Bisque, which was good, but we felt the bacon dominated the flavor, was ok. Had various apps including calamari (good), burrata (very good), crab cakes (very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Hoboken, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great memories...first ate here on our honeymoon (1981). DELISH! Have gone several times since. Great service, FABULOUS food...love this place.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Dined in the Atrium (designed to mimic Tavern on the Green) with a large group (family with children), Had to try their famous Abalone Bisque, which was good, but we felt the bacon dominated the flavor, was ok. Had various apps including calamari (good), burrata (very good), crab cakes (very good) and prawns (good). For entrees I tried both the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We made a reservation for this restaurant and were not disappointed. We saw online that there was an early dinner but you had to order before 630pm and it included dessert as well. The portions were generous, the food was really good. Try the chocolate mousse for dessert, the best.

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Edmonds, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Stunning restaurant inside with several unique areas to dine in. We were a large group and had the luxury of enjoying the wine cellar in the basement. There was a 15+ foot long redwood table in the middle with artwork and decor from around the world. Our private waiter was more of a personal host as he learned about our... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Mixed reviews with this restaurant, none of them above average Out of the 9 people who ate here 3 said it was averag the rest said poor A bit pricey , would I go back. No

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The food was excellent! We ate the "Nebraska cut"steak and it was so good, we ate there twice while on our trip. The wait staff was very attentive and on top of our needs. Definitely worth the money!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We came in and - without being asked - were brought to the more fancy/chic/expensive area. We found this a bit posh and asked to be seated in the general area. Observations: 1) too much personnel. Constantly, personnel was a) chatting with eachother at the front desk b) watching the TV above us (5 TV's present) or c) just standing... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The service was terrible. We wont return because there are so many other great restaurants it is not worth the gamble of whether we will get good service again. Our bill for dinner for 2 people was $200 for 2 entrees, one glass of wine, one beer and one appetizer. The price would not be a problem if the waiter... More 

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SardineFactory1, Customer Service at Sardine Factory, responded to this review

Dear GarysJen, Thank you for your informative review, we appreciate you taking the time to write it. We are saddened to hear that our service fell short of your expectations. Every day we strive to give our customers a memorable and delicious experience, we obviously missed our opportunity with you. I will pass your comments along to the Chef, Management... More 

Monterey, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Excellent food and excellent service. The manager, Marty, went out of his way to make us feel most welcome. For a restaurant as renowned and long-established as the Sardine Factory, the down-to-earth friendliness of everybody working there was one of the highlights. In addition, every one of the wait-staff was professional, competent and attentive. We dined in the lounge during... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Have you ever had a truly fantastic dining experience? Would you like to? Then please, forgo the tourist trapping with water front dining (which is really what your paying the big bucks for) and make a reservation at this Monterey dining institution. A seemingly hodge-podge of beautifully adored dining rooms, including an atrium in a garden with a glass roof... More 

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Additional Information about Sardine Factory

Address: 701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
Phone Number: 831-373-3775
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

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 Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-373-3775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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.
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

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