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“Great Food, Terrificly Friendly Service”

Sanderlings Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 74 Restaurants in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sumner Ave.
Reviewed July 21, 2012

For a resort restaurant, this was an excellent meal. The fried calamari strips were thick and tender, the truffle Parmesan fries delicious, the clams fresh and good. The cioppino (a Northern California staple) was very well done. But what was most memorable was how accommodating and friendly the service was.

1  Thank rsirwin2
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Not worth the money. Food was satisfactory but expensive.

Thank Gloria V
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Service was a bit too slow a couple of times. Quality menu items. Lounge has a small bites menu. Linens on tables. Terrific Sunday brunch

Thank gophergulch
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We stayed at the Seascape Resort and decided to try their restaurant. We were seated inside for dinner since it was a little cold out and placed at the window where we had a breathtaking view of the ocean and the trees.

Our server was very nice, as was all the wait staff. Half our table ordered the small portion size and the other the regular order size. I ordered the scallops with corn, mushrooms and bacon lardon in a broth and it was delicious. Though only two scallops in the small portion, I started with a small salad and it was plenty, especially when I used the bread to soak up all the wonderful broth. The shrimp scampi also came in a small portion and was plenty for one person. Two in our party each ordered the skirt steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables, and when it came, they could have shared one order. But, both loved their meal and we had enough left over for another meal.

I would consider the pricing on the high end, with the small portion size at $20 each and the regular skirt steak $30-$32, I can't remember exactly. For our table of four, the dinner bill was $150 after tax and tip -- four meals & two glasses of wine. For that price, there are just a couple of things that would have elevated it to a 5-star rating.

Our experience could have been improved by having the music playing inside to be the same as the live band that was playing outside. Instead, we were sitting by the exit door near the band and could hear them through the glass window and when the door opened, but then at the same time we could hear the piped in background music for the dining room. When live, would always prefer to hear the entertainment. Another is just a pet-peeve of mine: when refilling the water glasses, pick up the glass and pour away from the table. The wait staff refilled our glasses by pouring into the glass sitting on the table, reaching across our faces, food & conversation and dribbling water on the tablecloths. We did have to wait a while for a lemonade to be delivered to the table, so our server didn't charge for it -- that was nice to hear. So, if they could tweek those little things, it would feel like a 5-star rating.

1  Thank RosebudRose
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

the food was excellent but pretty expensive. Expect to pay top prices for bar items. staff.

Thank Carolyn M
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