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Sardine Factory

701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
831-373-3775
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Ranked #15 of 257 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Prescott
Transit: MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
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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Folsom, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

OK, I confess, we had a private dinner in the wine cellar which means a different experience. No doubt the food upstairs is as great. I NEVER rate "excellent." If you want a once in a lifetime experience, look into booking the cellar for a private dinner. I am sure it was insanely expensive but my friend is generous and... More

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Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It was our wedding anniversary and our hotel recommended the restaurant and booked it for us. They congratulated us when we arrived and provided a chocolate brownie with a candle for desert, both a nice touch. The restaurant has an old world feel to it but in a good way. The staff are incredibly polite and helpful. We ate in... More

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was a total surprise when we entered the venue. From the outside is looks like any other warehouse building in Cannery Row with a Boat out front. Once you enter the building it is a totally different experience. We ate in the grill/club/bar area which was furnished like a private gentlemen's club. The food and drinks were great... More

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SardineFactory1, Public Relations Manager at Sardine Factory, responded to this review

Ramon, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at the Sardine Factory and the tour of our history-rich restaurant. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you! More

Salinas, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We just returned from our first-ever meal at the Sardine Factory and we were not disappointed. After seeing some of the other reviews I had my doubts but both my wife and I felt this was one of our top dining experiences. The atmosphere has an eastern-U.S. old-style flavor -- formal, classical and staid, but just right for us. The... More

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SardineFactory1, Public Relations Manager at Sardine Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write to us about your five-star visit to the Sardine Factory. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! More

Longwood, Florida
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Enjoyed a very nice dinner at the Sardine Factory. Food was well prepared and presented. Service was very attentive and appropriate. Many classic dishes that have been made for decades highlight the menu and the veal and lobster dish was very good. The salmon dish highlighted just how fresh fish can be. Definitely recommended

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SardineFactory1, Public Relations Manager at Sardine Factory, responded to this review

It is always wonderful to hear when someone enjoys their experience at our restaurant. Thank you for your review and for dining with us. We hope to see you again soon. More

Los Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I never thought I'd be one of those people who gave a really bad review, but I just feel compelled to do so after our recent dining experience. We ate dinner at The Sardine Factory on Saturday, September 20th. I made reservations for three (my wife, our 13-year old son and me) a few weeks prior to our visit. We... More

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My friend and I were traveling from San Francisco to Big Sur last weekend. A family friend recommended we try this restaurant for dinner as we were staying the night in Monterey. Upon arrival, we were seated immediately. We were seated in the glass atrium room. It was very beautiful as are the other rooms. Our waiter and the service... More

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SardineFactory1, Public Relations Manager at Sardine Factory, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your five-star review. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again! More

asheville, nc
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Out of the 5 times I have been in Monterey, I have eaten here the last four. It is my favorite restaurant in the country. It is pricey but the food is always superb and the service immaculate.

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sonoma county
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61 reviews 61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

While in Monterey the Sardine Factory is a must for an exceptional dining experience. Fabulous fresh seafood and steak. The abalone melts in your mouth as it is fresh, not farmed. The sand dabs are a Monterey exclusive. There is a vibrant bar scene with live entertainment. Valet parking at no charge is an added perk. Service is impeccable. Don't... More

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Redding, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We went to the Sardine Factory, because you are supposed to when you visit Monterey. It is "vintage" in its decor and stylings. They had a piano man playing in the bar as you entered, which was a cool touch. We sat in the arboretum, which oddly has you sitting quite close to other patrons. Our server was lackluster and... More

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