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Sardine Factory

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701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016 (Prescott)
+1 831-373-3775
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a romantic dinner here the day before Valentine's Day. It was our first time, and didn't know much about this palace, but you can feel the history and prestige. The service was impeccable. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and left with that warm glow that follows great food, great wine, and great atmosphere. Recommend it to anyone visiting the... More 

Thank Jason A
Marina, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I are locals, so we know there are a lot of options in Monterey for dining! We just had dinner at the Sardine Factory and couldn't have been happier or been treated better! From the moment we walked in the door we were welcomed and helped right away. Sanjeev, a.k.a "Sunny", was our waiter, and he is... More 

Thank KimSaid
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are here for a birthday celebration. We opted to sit in the "piano bar" area (the conservatory was nice but too loud for a conversation) which provided great entertainment throughout the meal. Great food! They also surprised the birthday guest with a complimentary dessert.

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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place looks like it came out of the Soprano's. It's very old school both in style and look. The service was spectacular. The library wine list like a bible. We were there for the golf tournament and had been out on the course all day. We really weren't sure where we wanted to go and heard of this through... More 

Thank ToggyL
Port Townsend, Washington
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229 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

e exFirst of all, the exterior is not near as attractive as the interior. We did not feel like a full blown formal (and expensive) dinner and chose instead to drink and eat at a table in the bar, right next to a nice warm fire. Good food, very good service, and all round a nice experience.

Thank Stephen C
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Still love this place for it's history and style, but bit disappointed this time around. Service was okay instead of great. Food was good instead of great. Group of Chinese New Year folks celebrating disrupted the entire atrium. Sardine Factory staff said oh well...this place is to expensive for this level of an experience. Saddened...

Thank Hal-ThePlanner
Carmel Valley, California
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245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A quite delicious Valentine's Day menu -- tasty soup and the best filet mignon I've ever eaten -- cooked exactly as promised and quite delicious. The chocolate dessert, while not as advertised was also extraordinary.

Thank Andrew A
San Ramon, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They immediately bring your delicious warm bread and bread sticks, along with hummus, butter and olives. Yummy. I had the Ahi tuna, my hubby had the scallops. We shared asparagus and splurged on the parmesan and truffle tater tots. We left there stuffed!

Thank amber0760
SardineFactory1, Customer Service at Sardine Factory, responded to this review

Dear Amber, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Sardine Factory. Thank you for your review. We appreciate you patronage and look forward to serving you again. More 

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240 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner in the atrium of the restaurant sharing the gnocchi and the lobster ravioli. Both were delicious as was the tiramisu we had for dessert. The staff was friendly and helpful in our selections. Definitely will return next time we are in the area.

Thank JVLD
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant has it all...location, ambiance, service and terrific food. An added bonus: There is free parking for this restaurant which is huge being that it is in Cannery row area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1016
  • Public Transportation: MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-3775
Every city has that one restaurant you can’t miss, where celebrities feel at home and every guest feels like a celebrity. The Sardine Factory's cachet has made dining in this historic Cannery Row setting a tradition for world leaders, sports heroes and entertainment icons. The award winning chefs prepare delectable creations of fresh, sustainable seafood and USDA Prime Beef; winner the AAA Four Diamond Award and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for over 25 years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?