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Captains Room - Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA
Award-winning

Sardine Factory

4.7
4.7
4800 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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 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 50 years under the same ownership and management! Voted "Best Restaurant in Monterey" by Monterey County Herald readers.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 53 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 8:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 373-3775
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Benjamin Brandt
  • Private party facilities
    Whether a family gathering or a corporate event, our professional and warmly attentivestaff assists in coordinating each detail. The Sardine Factory offers three unique and elegant dining rooms which provide a choice of ambiance for groups from 12 to 220 and luncheon groups from 25 and up. Call us to get your event started! (831) 373-3775
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Area
    Monterey
  • Cross Street
    Prescott
  • Parking Details
    Enter off of Wave Street ascending the driveway. Self park Sunday through Thursday with self park or valet service available Fridays and Saturdays. ADA Wheelchair entrance from parking lot.
  • Public Transit
    MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
  • Entertainment
    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.
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace

What 4,800 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • California Central Coast

    Good for special occasions

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for fine wines

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for special occasions

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Seafood

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Most Booked

4,801 Reviews
  1. LDBII194850

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time my wife and I have dined here. And we will return. The atmosphere is what we are always looking for and can rarely find. Service was impeccable (Don) and the food beyond reproach. Well done SF!!

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  2. Palley

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was perfect. The food was first class and the service was over the “ TOP”
    Sardine FactoryResponded 3 days ago
    Dear Palley, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent - would definitely return !

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  4. JohnP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambiance was excellent specially the fresh oyster except for the Rockefeller oyster it’s a little dry but everything else was excellent will sure be coming back
    Sardine FactoryResponded 3 days ago
    Dear JohnP, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  5. TXwine

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal as always when we visit Monterey. The sommeliers Natalie and Dave are exceptional. Natalie had recommended an excellent bottle of burgundy which paired well with both our prime rib and lobster risotto entrees. We will continue to come back on every visit to Monterey.

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  6. ElwinS

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat in the bar first and listened to the piano player as we had drinks. We then were sat in the atrium in the back. The service was terrific and the food was even better. It's not the least expensive restaurant you'll ever find, but it's well worth the price for a special occasion.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 3 days ago
    Dear ElwinS, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. The bar is really nice, and we love Dave Conley at the piano every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 PM, and from 7:30 to 10:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow. That’s all I can say. First time here and I was simply amazed. Best service, best food, ambiance was very classy. I can’t wait to go back. If you never been, you owe it to yourself to go. The 50 day age prime rib was outstanding. ❤️

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  8. RobertB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All was great, except we were seated too close to the musical entertainment, very close by, in the bar. Made conversation very difficult (impossible?) for our party of 6 when performing.
    Sardine FactoryResponded 3 days ago
    Dear RobertB, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience (other than your table location). We appreciate your patronage and hope you will visit us again very soon.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    terrible service ok food nice environment not recommended

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  10. MikeHoncho

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was awesome! Food was amazing! Piano player provided the perfect music! 10/10 experience!
    Sardine FactoryResponded 3 days ago
    Dear MikeHoncho, Thank you for choosing The Sardine Factory to celebrate. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your food, service and memorable atmosphere. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again!

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FAQs

Sardine Factory is rated 4.7 stars by 4800 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 53 times today
Google Map for Sardine Factory

701 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    Prescott
  • Area
    Monterey
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 8:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Enter off of Wave Street ascending the driveway. Self park Sunday through Thursday with self park or valet service available Fridays and Saturdays. ADA Wheelchair entrance from parking lot.
  • Public Transit
    MST stop less than 2 blocks away on the corner of Wave St. & David.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Benjamin Brandt
  • Entertainment
    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.
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace
  • Phone number
    (831) 373-3775
  • Private party facilities
    Whether a family gathering or a corporate event, our professional and warmly attentivestaff assists in coordinating each detail. The Sardine Factory offers three unique and elegant dining rooms which provide a choice of ambiance for groups from 12 to 220 and luncheon groups from 25 and up. Call us to get your event started! (831) 373-3775
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