- Dining Style:Fine Dining
- Hours of Operation:Dinner: Sunday 5 PM to 10 PM Friday & Saturday 5 PM to 11 PM Monday through Thursday 5 PM to 10:30 PM.
- Phone Number:(831) 373-3775
- Cuisines:Seafood, Steak
- Price Range:$31 to $50
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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. Celebrating over 48 years under the same ownership and management!
Monterey, CA 93940
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday 5 PM to 10 PM Friday & Saturday 5 PM to 11 PM Monday through Thursday 5 PM to 10:30 PM.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
David Conley at the Piano Tuesday through Saturday.
David has been a professional musician since the age of 17. He has played in numerous bands, opening for various acts such as Steppenwolf, Black Oak Arkansas, Rick Derringer, Crash Test Dummies and more. Versatile and accommodating David takes and plays requests from Led Zeppelin to Elvis Presley to the Everly Brothers.
Enter off of Wave Street ascending the driveway. Self park Sunday through Thursday with self park or valet service available Fridays and Saturdays.
MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
Private Party Facilities:
For over 48 years the Sardine Factory restaurant has been creating distinctive and memorable private events for discriminating customers. Whether a family gathering or corporate event, each private party receives our full attention and commitment.
Private Party Contact:
Dawn Rodriguez: (831) 373-6625
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sardine Factory Ratings and Reviews
We checked in on time and we're told they're running a little late which was fine because there's entertainment at the bar area and we ordered cocktail while waiting. Not long and we got seated. The whole experience was fantastic - the food, the service, the ambience. We did indulge.
food was good
will be back
will recommend to our friends and family tondone here.
Unbelievable food and service with a very unique seating in what is known as the "conservatory" room added up to the most amazing dining experience!
Had a great mother's day dinner at the Sardine Factory, one of our favorite local restaraunts. We've been there many times over the past 40 years. My pasta with wild mushrooms and shrimp was perfect.
Sardine Factory NEVER fails to WOW me!!! The food, service, and atmosphere is the best in Monterey County!!
Love the bean spread that comes with the bread. Good atmosphere. Reservation right on time. Friendly dining guests next to us in Atrium. Bob bons were great for my husband. The best ice vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup.
i took my family here for mothers day. party of 5. great menu choices - pleased everyone. exceptional wine list. I think its the best fine dining experience I've had in the bay. the waiter and sommelier were very fun, professional and made our evening. I couldn't be more pleased. exceeded all expectations.
My 93-year-old mother absolutely loves the conservatory dining room. The calamari was fabulous as was the Monterey Bay clam chowder and the fresh bread. Both salads were very mediocre and the prime rib while very large was not in its natural juice but rather some concocted gravy which detracted from the taste of the prime rib.
We celebrated our anniversary weekend with 2 dinners on Friday and Saturday nights. Everyone from the host and hostess, servers, and the "wine guy" treated us like rock stars. It was a truly memorable experience. The food, service, and ambiance was amazing. We can't wait to go back!
Cuisine excellent best ever. Service friendly helpful and prompt. Pricey but well worth the experience
The Sardine Factory is a Monterey tradition, with and excellent creative menu. It's pricey, but it's food and ambience make it worth the splurge.
As always, food and service quite good. However the outdoor greenhouse room was extremely noisy. Do not sit in that space if you wish to enjoy conversation with your dining companions.
Horrible experience. My friend is still sick even now, after two days. Food was awful, meat tasted like Costco steak, shrimp was sickening, literally so. Decor is creepy and so are the waiters. Not worth the 200 bucks spent. Not even worth twenty bucks. AVOID THIS TOURIST TRAP AT ALL COST!
Good food and service. 3 different dining rooms provide 3 different experiences. the garden type room is a little loud, quiet inner dining room and bar type more social so let them know what type of experience you desire.
We live in Carmel and usually don't like to drive out for dinner. Sure glad we did! Prime Rib was outstanding!
We had an outstanding time. Our server and the rest of the staff were great
I loved that it was quite and we could hear each other
Outside seating is beautiful
Good was great
The atmosphere and service are fantastic; however, the food is nothing to write home about. The pork chop was too fatty, and the burger from the kids' menu was dry. We had expected more of such a nice place. Our party left disappointed.
I first went to the Sardine Factory in the early 1970's. It was great then, continued to be super on every subsequent visit, and was equally as wonderful on this last visit. If we are in the Monterey/Carmel area, we are always certain to dine here. You get it right on every point. Great job!
The fireplace and bar area as you arrive sets the tone for a great evening. To eat in the Crystal room or the wine cellar are really a treat. We usually eat at the bar which is really great especially with the Big Mike replacement of "Andrew". Great conversation and service at its best. Special cocktails and accommodating for anything we needed. Since we were celebrating our 48 years together and my wife's birthday, he even made things better. We had the Lobster Ravioli's and they were incredible with a side of sauteed spinach. He made a special dessert for us called "The Andrew Surpise". French vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, crushed biscotti and Grand Mariner over the top. Absolutely incredible. Hats off to a great evening. Ask for Andrew.
We were seared early which we appreciated. However, after consuming the oysters my husband got very sick. With 5 of my 6 oysters I still had the shell and remnants after consuming the oyster. For such an upscale restaurant we were surprised at the lack of quality of the oysters. We also ordered the abalone soup (which they are known for). It tasted fine, but to me it was like a bacon and potato soup. No defined chunks of abalone. My husband couldn't finish his because he began to get ill and we left. The server was fine, and the wine list was extensive. A little crowded, it seemed they were trying to stuff more tables into a space than there should be.
Never disappoints! Absolute gem. Food is superb and the staff is outstanding!
The incredible service we received from the moment we entered until our departure made for a memorable celebratory birthday dinner! Food was excellent and matched by the professional, yet friendly, service. Our first time but certainly won't be our last!
Two bone rack of lamb was flavorful but over cooked, more medium well rather than medium rare as ordered.
Great tater tots.
World class service, especially from waiter Sunny who had excellent knowledge of the restaurant's history, as he should since he's been there for 39 years!
Took my father and husband to dinner here for their birthdays that are less than 2 weeks apart. We were celebrating my fathers 75th birthday so it was a very special occasion. When we entered the restaurant and the host greeted us, I instantly felt like we were out of place, he made me feel very uncomfortable. He sat us in the conservatory, which was beautiful but I felt like he wanted to stick us in the back of the restaurant. The waiter was very nice and accommodating but did not check on us very often. My husband's filet mignon was over cooked, food seemed a little over priced for what we got. Overall my experience was not horrible but to spend $300 on a dinner you weren't very happy with is upsetting. I don't think I'll return to the Sardine Factory.
Went to celebrate anniversary at this "Italian" food restaurant and were disappointed on two levels. Although server performed his job, that was all. Staff was totally disconnected from the patrons. Probably would've enjoyed the evening better somewhere else as food was not worth the price. Special evening ended up not so special.
Can't beat this classic dinner house with local flair.
Choose the elegant conservatory room or the more casual bar/club room.
Excellent menu and experienced wait staff. Extensive wine list.
Perfect to impress a date or mark a special occasion.
Highly, highly recommended.
my wife's chicken was bland and swimming in a greasy sauce. My was salted and covered in too much sauce. The waitress took both entrees off our bill. She was very attentive and saw that we barely ate anything.
Loved the food and service. Best place in town to eat...
We pretty much hated our experience. It was overrated. My food was over-cooked. The restaurant and menu was dated and very heavy. We would have preferred to have gone to a restaurant in Carmel.
Wonderful service (thank you Annie) and absolutely beautiful dining room- the conservatory.
The food was perfect. A new place for us to sneak away to as a couple and to bring our family to :)
Excellent as usual. We often go for special occasions as well as just in mood for great dinner in a nice quiet atmosphere.
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