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!
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
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Sardine Factory Ratings and Reviews
We have been visiting the Sardine Factor ...
We have been visiting the Sardine Factory since May 22, 1972, our first wedding anniversary. Each visit has been a wonderful eating experience with impeccable service, lovely atmosphere and an exciting menu. We were able to visit with the Owner/Master Chef Bert Cutino a gracious and amiable host at the beginning of our latest dining experience. We would and have recommended the Sardine Factory to anyone we know that is heading to the Monterey Peninsula.
Main courses were delicious! Wine list w ...
Main courses were delicious! Wine list was extensive. Excellent service.
We thoroughly enjoyed a delightful eveni ...
We thoroughly enjoyed a delightful evening in the Captain's Table room which was decorated beautifully for New Year's Eve. Our scampi rigatoni, salmon topped with fresh crab, and a side of jack cheese mashed potatoes were served attractively and were delicious. I selected this cozy room with a nice fireplace nearby because of the ambiance and where the four of use could converse and hear each other.
We had great service and enjoyed James wait ability to be attentive and unobtrusive. He was very personable and pleasant. The friendly valet service was also appreciated. We all enjoyed our experience at this fabulous and renowned restaurant. We I'll be returning.
As usual, a wonderful experience. Great ...
As usual, a wonderful experience. Great service! Wonderful treat for my son and mother.
Great evening. A family had 4 kids and ...
Great evening. A family had 4 kids and did not / could not control their youngest. She ran all over the retaurant. Very annoying. I paid for a nice New Years Eve meal not a session at pre-school
Bert Cutino and his staff at Sardine Fac ...
Bert Cutino and his staff at Sardine Factory are so great, never had a bad experience and their menu is tasty and presentation is super....
The entire staff was awesome and helped ...
The entire staff was awesome and helped my family with celebrating my dad's birthday! The food was excellent, it's was an inviting atmosphere and we will be back!
Our waiter was fantastic, very personabl ...
Our waiter was fantastic, very personable, very attentive without any hovering - great balance and example of applying the Golden Rule. The food at the Sardine Factory is always very good. This time, however, the rack-of-lamb had a overabundance of fat. When brought to the waiter's attention, he immediately went to the chef and requested a replacement. When served, it was of the quality expected. Overall, a very good experience. We will return. We highly recommend the Sardine Factory.
Had another wonderful meal here. The wil ...
Had another wonderful meal here. The wild abalone was sublime, and the Lobster tail, filet and ribeye were great too. Sides were excellent, as was the service. Highly recommeneded!
Still a great place to eat in Monterey, ...
Still a great place to eat in Monterey, though some of the competition now exceeds the old caliber of the Sardine Factory. The food still is exceptional, the ambiance is wonderful, especially if you're seated in the dining area rather then in the gazebo, which is noisy. The service was top notch. The wine list extensive and very expensive, the corkage is $25. Our waitress was on top of things, the wine steward left a lot to be desired in attitude and attentiveness. It appeared that if you didn't order a high end wine or brought your own wine, he didn't have the time for you. Reservations highly recommended.
This was our first time at the Sardine F ...
This was our first time at the Sardine Factory. The initial service by the waitstaff was excellent, they helped with advise on our choices of entrees and the sommelier helped us choosing the right wines with dinner. However, it was shortly before Christmas and the dining rooms did not seem very busy. Ours was almost empty. Our entrees took much longer to arrive than what we would expect and the waitstaff seemed to disappear for long stretches of time. However, our meals were excellent, especially my abalone, scallop and prawn dinner. One nice surprise was the wine cellar tour we were given when I asked. We would like return again to determine if the service was just a little off that night.
We were seated and few minutes the waitr ...
We were seated and few minutes the waitress came over and took our drink and food orders. When the waitress brought the out food she spilled the juice from the meat on the tablecloth and instead of changing the tablecloth she just said sorry and put my wife's plate over the spill. Next we noticed that the baked potato was warm at best. Next my wife ordered a martini with three olives and the olives still had the pits in them which could have hurt my wife's teeth and or mouth. The manager came over and when explained everything he didn't seem all that concerned about what had happened. Instead all he offered was to warm up the potato. One would think they would have had the decency to have take a percentage off the but but all that was offered was a dessert. My wife and I have a saying about restaurants that the food is bad and bad customer service " one and done" meaning we won't go there again. Be aware when you go there. Bad service and poor food. And don't expect management to do anything about it.
Sounds very interesting place. The reali ...
Sounds very interesting place. The reality it is a standard restaurant. We could not find something unique (make special sardines).
Extremely disappointing and expensive di ...
Extremely disappointing and expensive dinner
We have been to the Sardine Factory before and greatly enjoyed it; however, things have changed dramatically for the worse. The service was pathetic, the food under-seasoned, unimaginative , and served luke warm. It took 30 minutes for our waiter to circulate back to the table every time, our water glasses were left empty for extended periods of time, and it took them an hour to inform me the main course I ordered was out of stock. Truly horrid experience that cost $500 for 6 people
My dinning experience was all that I had ...
My dinning experience was all that I had remembered from previous visits. Awesome, great food, great service and my guest were impressed. Can't wait for my next road trip to visit again .
Great meal with great friends, party of ...
Great meal with great friends, party of 18. Ask to see the wine cellar if it's unoccupied.
This was my first time at The Sardine Fa ...
This was my first time at The Sardine Factory. My date suggested it and told me it is one of their favorite restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula.
The restaurant actually has several different dining rooms each with their own character. Clearly this place has character and the ambience was great. The service was impeccable throughout dinner. The real let down was the food. Overall it was good but menu prices are higher than they should be based on comparable value restaurants in nearby Carmel-By-The-Sea or Pacific Grove. I was expecting fine dining with dishes having unique flavors or preparations. I left feeling disappointed.
Thank you for a great night and great se ...
Thank you for a great night and great service!🍾 Would recommend to family and friends for any event!🍾
Very attentive service, the fish is most ...
Very attentive service, the fish is mostly local and fresh, expensive but worth it, great for drinks and nibblies by the bar fireplace or for a special night out.
I have been to Sardine Factory several t ...
I have been to Sardine Factory several times. You are always made a point to make your customers feel welcomed and special. This experience did not disappoint!
Food was outstanding, service was a 5 diamond.
We will be back and I have always recommended.
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 !
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