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“A great night out”

The Sardine Factory
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Ranked #22 of 307 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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 can't miss restaurant, where celebrities feel at home and every other guest feels like a celebrity. Since October 2, 1968, The Sardine Factory's cachet has made dining in our historic Cannery Row setting a tradition for world leaders, sports heroes and entertainment icons. Our award-winning chefs prepare delectable creations of fresh, sustainable seafood and USDA Prime Dry Aged Beef; winner of Restaurant Hospitality Magazine's "Best Wine List in America" award. The Lounge's live entertainment, Happy Hour and affordable menu are a casual alternative to our other dining rooms. Voted "Best Restaurant in Monterey" by Monterey County Herald and Carmel Pine Cone Readers. Celebrating over 49 years under the same ownership and management!
Reviewed May 6, 2012

We were a party of five in the gazebo portion of the restaurant. Our server was fabulous: suggestions were tailored to our proffered likes and dislikes and they turned out really well. The amuse bouche between courses was spectacular, served in carved ice swans. The sommelier was knowledgeable and didn't attempt to "upsell." The seafood was wonderful: wild-harvested abalone, lobster tails, the appetizers, everything. This restaurant is not cheap if you enjoy it to the fullest. It's worth every penny!

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Thank allIdoistravel
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Fancy! Our stand-by for a fancy meal. Good service even though we do not drink alcohol.

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Reviewed April 30, 2012

One of the most delicious meals I've ever had (mushroom ravioli). Great atmosphere and wonderful service.

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Reviewed April 28, 2012

The setting was nice, booth the food and wine varied in quality and flavor.

Thank cwork
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

We ate at the bar which was nice......food was OK. Big Mike is soft-spoken and serves well. Atmosphere is nice. My wife mentioned the pre-req to work there must be cleavage.....I agree.....no complaints.

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Thank BigDutch_27
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