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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 - 10:30 pm
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Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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CENTENNIAL
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upon entering the restaurant our immediate impression was that we had entered an old fashion men's lounge; dark wooden paneling along with dark furniture and a back room that appeared to be for invitees only. However, when you enter the large dining area you get the feeling of elegance. The area has a high dome, is very bright, along with... More 

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Penn Valley, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant overall would be considered "pricey" by most but you are paying for the area and history. While some may say old and outdated we find the restaurant charming. The food is very good. The clam chowder was very good. Always ask about "market price" if price concerns you, it will be higher than most menu items. We loved... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute place. Food a bit pricey but worth it. I would have given it 5 stars but whether it was my fault or not I ordered an item that the price said fair market on it and it was astronomically high. I wish the waiter would have told me it was so expensive. That said the staff is very... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our large family group had a great meal with wonderful service at this high-end Old School steak and sea-food place. Every things was fresh, creative and prepared to the best, deserts (bon bons on a stick) were a treat.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan on $100 per person. There's plenty of good food and a fabulous wine list. They have all the expected amenities. We sat in a vaulted "dome room" that was really quite striking. My cousin wore a suit and tie and I feared I was under dressed until I saw a guy in flip flops and shorts, so they accommodate... More 

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Thank Michael S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Knock knock, who's there- oh I think it might be 1980! Sadly this restaurant is so out of date and insanely over priced. Ouch

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

Dear Sally D., Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am sorry the experience was not to your liking. I will give your comments to the Owners. Please consider allowing us to serve you again in the future. More 

San Francisco
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Calamari Fries are the best in Monterey and the Kobe sliders are fantastic and both make a great meal at the bar and very well priced as well. Mixed with great cocktails, it's a no brainer for the Monterey area.

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Thank Buzzie8
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you want something more refined than the usual Monterey seafood - this is the place. The building is lovely - 3 different areas to sit in including a conservatory, a drawing room and by the fire. The menu was great and the kids menu was good too. Great cocktails. I had oysters and fresh lobster pasta - which was... More 

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

Dear Sarahjane G., Thank you so very much for taking the time to write about your visit to The Sardine Factory. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us by hotel concierge. The waiter was rude and would look the other way when we tried to get his attention. Food very average. Would not recommend.

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

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 Chef, Management and Owners. Please consider allowing us to serve you again in the future. More 

Switzerland
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is really hard to review such a place without sounding offensive. Let's say that this is yet a landmark that has not aged so well. But in typical "emperor's clothes" fashion, people won't easily admit it. Service was a disaster with a Wine captain who went on a 15mn smoke break (the smell doesn't lie) just when we were... More 

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

Dear PenibleMaisJuste, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am sorry that the experience was not to your liking. I will give your comments to the manager, chef, and co-owners. Please consider allowing us to serve you again in the future. 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
Meals
Lunch, 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, 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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