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 47 years under the same ownership and management!
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: 8313736625x
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
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Sardine Factory Ratings and Reviews
This was a premier dining experience. S ...
This was a premier dining experience. Superb cuisine, attentive and professional service by waiter Martin, a wonderful selection of entrees. We particularly enjoyed the abalone chowder, the cheese bread and the Veal Cardinal. The birthday cake brought to my wife was really good and a nice sized portion not the skimpy piece so many restaurants serve.
The Sardine Factory is the place for a special occasion. We will come back again.
Beautiful old fashioned restaurant with ...
Beautiful old fashioned restaurant with personalized service. Wonderful fresh food. Expensive but totally worth it for a special night out.
The staff was courteous and professional ...
The staff was courteous and professional and very nice. The food was fantastic and the table was great. Will absolutely fine there again.
The food and atmosphere was amazing the ...
The food and atmosphere was amazing the service was second to none and all the staff made you feel comfortable and welcomed
Got there early for our reservation and ...
Got there early for our reservation and they seated us right away. But the wait for ordered food is soo long and even when the server saud she'll give us bread, it came out only when we ask for it. Food is good but not fancy good. Too pricey for the serving and taste. Will be go back.
After eating at the Sardine Factory for ...
After eating at the Sardine Factory for over 30 years I am still impressed by the quality service, food, and wine. We went for my wife's birthday and had a very enjoyable evening dining here. The food and wine were served perfectly and was local, fresh, and really high in quality. Can't wait to go back again.
The Caesar salad was overdressed. The sa ...
The Caesar salad was overdressed. The sand dabs with the vegetables were over salted. The fire place was lovely. The sommelier was very officious.
Our second visit to this lovely restaura ...
Our second visit to this lovely restaurant. We were seated in the beautiful conservatory and our wait person was superb. The caesar salad was wonderful. My husband came back for the abalone...and it again was scrumptious. We shared a chocolate dessert accompanied by port...perfection. Thanks for an enjoyable dining delight. We'll be back!
My wife and I had a very romantic and re ...
My wife and I had a very romantic and relaxing dinner. The service and ambiance was excellent.
We had a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner in ...
We had a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner in the conservatory. It could not have been better. thank you
From the convenience of free valet parki ...
From the convenience of free valet parking, to the excellent service by our server, to the great food and the great atmosphere...It all added up to a great dining experience !
We arrived late for our reservation on T ...
We arrived late for our reservation on Thanksgiving and they graciously seated us right away in their nice lounge and our meal was very good.
The occasion was Thanksgiving and Richar ...
The occasion was Thanksgiving and Richard's birthday. We were seated before our reservation and on a nice table. Our server was polite, attentive, and timely. The cocktails were divine as well as the special dinner. Dessert was awesome also and was rembered with a special birthday wish that I had requested. Kudos all around. I lived in Monterey for many years and the Sardine
Factory has always been the best. I know why. Dianne Margherita, Richard's wife.
One of Montereys finest places to dine. ...
One of Montereys finest places to dine. Food is always very good, but service and wait staff are outstanding.
We arrived early to enjoy a glass of win ...
We arrived early to enjoy a glass of wine in the bar and discovered they have a wonderful happy hour menu in addition to an extensive dinner menu.
We were seated for dinner in the conservatory, which is a large room towards the back of the restaurant! I enjoyed the sand dabs, my husband ordered the scallops; we both enjoyed our entrees! They have an extensive wine list to add to your dining enjoyment!
The next time we are in Monterey, we will dine again at the Sardine Factory!!
This place is so good that when I made o ...
This place is so good that when I made our reservations, I was not fast or early enough ( 5 months in advance ) to get in on Thanksgiving so we had to settle for the Wednesday before. Our waitress was "Rachel" and she was simply fantastic to us. Patient, polite, down-to-earth and accommodating.
We ordered the Surf & Turf which was filet mignon, onion rings, exotic veggies and a delicious piece of Salmon garnished with a warm mystery sauce !
Raul brought us hot dinner rolls, and unique breadsticks. We had a choice dipping everything in butter or humice...
We have visited this restaurant multiple ...
We have visited this restaurant multiple times, and each time it continues to impress. Always great service, the staff is so dedicated and gracious. Each dish is top notch, and the restaurant lends a classy, sophisticated ambience with a little nostalgia and history built in.
I always look forward to coming back!
Sardine factory was absolutely amazing!! ...
Sardine factory was absolutely amazing!!! Waited 2 years to have dinner there, as we are from Australia and last time the restaurant was closed. Made up for it totally this time. When we return will be coming back. Calamari steak was beautiful, mouth is still watering. Thank you for such an amazing experience. Shari and Daniel Sarno. Port Macquarie Australia
Great ambiance and service! Very pricey ...
Great ambiance and service! Very pricey... so we expected exceptional food. The food was good, but not exceptional. I'm glad that we went, but will likely not return. For that price-point, we will try another place.
Great service. Great ambiance. Entrees ...
Great service. Great ambiance. Entrees very good, veggies could have been better.
My go to restaurant every time I'm in M ...
My go to restaurant every time I'm in Monterey. There are many many places to eat in Monterey but none like The Sardine Factory.
We went to the restaurant to celebrate b ...
We went to the restaurant to celebrate birthdays and our anniversary. The restaurant was beautiful and we were greeted by great front staff. Unfortunately, the server (Ann) was a bit abrasive and we didn't feel very welcomed to the restaurant. We had heard wonderful things about Sardine Factory, but it fell short in comparison to all the reviews we had seen.
This was the best experience I've ever h ...
This was the best experience I've ever had at a restaurant. I celebrated my 1 year anniversary with my girlfriend and everyone was very welcoming. Jim, our server, truly made our experience worthwhile. If I highly recommended asking for Jim as your server. I guarantee you will have an amazing experience. Jim has a big heart and made our night exquisite. I will definitely come back and encourage my friends and family to go here as well. Thank you so much.
Kyle & Catherine
Our server Annie was great. We had a won ...
Our server Annie was great. We had a wonderful evening.
Great atmosphere, friendly, quality food ...
Great atmosphere, friendly, quality food and service. My clients enjoyed the evening and got an opportunity to preview the private behind the scenes quality of the Sardine Factory.
We found the prices to be very high, eve ...
We found the prices to be very high, even for the area. Service was good, food was good but not as good as it should be for what they charged. Maybe a good stop for happy hour in the future.
One of the truly great restaurants in th ...
One of the truly great restaurants in the country. World class food, beverage and service.
EXTENSIVE wine list and a Master Sommelier.
My wife and I just celebrated our first ...
My wife and I just celebrated our first anniversary. After accidentally finding this gem on a trip to Monterrey, it definitely found a place in our hearts due to its attention for detail and service. The staff is extremely professional, making you feel as comfortable as possible. The culinary delights they serve are just that. We will make our way here from San Jose to enjoy special dates in our future. Thank you to the staff for their courtesy.
We loved the Sardine Factory. I have wa ...
We loved the Sardine Factory. I have wanted to go for years and it was so exciting to make it happen. My beverage was delicious, as was the food! The staff was so kind and friendly. We enjoyed everyone we encountered. The restaurant is beautiful! Definitely an experience worth having!
Our waiter, Martin, was outstanding and ...
Our waiter, Martin, was outstanding and delightful. The food was without flaw, as usual. We had a wonderful evening and can't wait to return.
We visit the Sardine Factory several tim ...
We visit the Sardine Factory several times per year and the food and service are always very good. The ambiance is nice and you have a choice of the formal dining room or the atrium which is brighter and lite at a higher level.
We have been going to this restaurant fo ...
We have been going to this restaurant for about 16 years now and not once have they disappointed. The food and drinks are amazing. The staff treats you like family and staff member Marty is the best!
I took my wife for her birthday and she ...
I took my wife for her birthday and she loved it
After dinner we went into the bar where they had a piano bar which was very enjoyable
Great for seafood lovers...however I wou ...
Great for seafood lovers...however I would not recommend to people that don't/can't eat shellfish! Love the ambiance and service was EXCEPTIONAL.
Excellence. The Food, the wine, the atmo ...
Excellence. The Food, the wine, the atmosphere. Order off the menu from scrumptious choices or order from the prix fixe menu before 6pm and get a 3 course meal for just $38. It's not just a bargain, it is abundant and delicious. You get to choose between 4 different starters, 4 different entrees and then a choose between 2 desserts. You have to ask for the Prix Fixe Menu, but it is a great option for some diners. 2 of our party did that and the other member ordered from the regular menu. None of us were disappointed. It is all good. The staff is attentive, cheerful and helpful. Enjoy and explore wine here. Don't the large wine list intimidate you. There really is something there for everyone. Even if you think you have an idea of what you want, it could be a great idea to let Johnny the sommelier give you some suggestions. Let him know your likes and dislikes and give him a budget, he will bring you something you might have not known about, but will probably enjoy more than anything you would have known to pick. He does it for us all the time. We will point out a couple of known wines we are interested in and he will verify our budget range...and then come back with a couple of surprises for us to choose from. They always end up being better than the wines we recognize. Fun adventures. He earns his keep with his extensive knowledge and cheerful personality. He is always what makes our visits to the Sardine Factory a wonderful evening.
We have dined at The Sardine Factory sev ...
We have dined at The Sardine Factory several times and each time the food, service and ambiance has been exceptional. The Prix Fix Early Bird menu is a tremendous value. We look forward to our Sardine Factory meal during our annual girl's trip to Pacific Grove!
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