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Sardine Factory

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701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016 (Prescott)
831-373-3775
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Westlake Village, California
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner here to celebrate our anniversary 20 years ago and decided this anniversary to relive the experience. The décor has not changed since then (or perhaps the 20 years prior to that) but it remains classic. The restaurant is divided into smaller rooms so if looking for romantic setting it can be accommodated. Popular spot so if a... More 

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Post Falls, Idaho
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517 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is a grand place. If you are looking for an upscale meal, or some place to celebrate a special event this is it in Monterey. There are lots of really good places to eat in Monterey, and I don't believe we ever got a bad meal there. the Sardine Factory is a great place to dine. Our meal was... More 

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San Mateo, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't let the name fool you - this place is wonderful for romantic dinners and celebrations. We were celebrating an anniversary and were seated in the cozy Captain's Room right next to a fireplace. We were torn between sitting there or in their Atrium room which is pretty neat too, but more open and less romantic. The food was delicious... More 

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Monterey, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sardine Factory is in my neighborhood and many times after dinner my husband and I will walk to the Sardine Factory for final evening drinks and to listen to the great piano player/entertainer Dave Conley at the front lounge/bar of the restaurant. His tunes and him are so fun and lively and he takes requests. He is a good... More 

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

Dear TravelsByEby, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Sardine Factory, thank you for your loyal patronage and for your review. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Sardine Factory our first night in Monterey. We tried the famous abalone bisque and it was good. My son loved the lamb, my prime rib was great too, the portion was impressive. The service was great and attentive. We had a great time!

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Monterey, California
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Arrived there around 5 PM with three friends. Asked for a table and was sitted quite fast. Place was half empty. It took 10 minutes and a few looks for the waitress to approach. She did not seem very happy. My party ordered appetizers and drinks. I also ordered an appetizer, a drink, and water. Drinks cames, but no water.... More 

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

Dear Janie, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am sorry you were disappointed with your experience at the Sardine Factory. If you have a moment and are willing I would appreciate some details about your visit, such as the date you visited, what room you were dining in, and if you happen to remember the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a number of years since we've dined at the Sardine Factory. We've hosted large dinners in the wine cellar and just had dinner on many other occasions. Seems to me that it isn't the same fine dining I enjoyed in the past. The service is more casual rather than leaning to formal, the attention to our table was... More 

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

Dear Orovalleybill, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience at the Sardine Factory. I will pass your comments along to the Management and Owners. Please consider allowing us to serve you again in the future. More 

Concord, California
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sardine Factory is at the far end of Cannery Row. There is a large flight of stairs outside to get up to the restaurant and then you walk through room after room after room to get to an incredible large glass-enclosed gazebo that must hold 80 people for dinner. White tablecloths and excellent service is the norm. The food... More 

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Chico, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was extremely disappointed with our visit to the Sardine Factory. The service was fine but the food was awful. I ordered the swordfish which was extremely bland. The summer squash that came with it was brown and mushy. My daughter ordered the prawn and pasta dish. She normally loves seafood and pasta, so we thought that it would be... More 

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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 5th time at this restaurant and I never leave disappointed. The oysters Rockefeller were fantastic (as always) and service very good.

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

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

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$30 - $50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-373-3775
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?