MICHELIN Guide California

The Sardine Factory

  • 701 Wave St., Monterey, 93940, United States
  • 53 - 133 USD • Seafood, American
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MICHELIN Guide California

The Sardine Factory

  • 701 Wave St., Monterey, 93940, United States
  • 53 - 133 USD • Seafood, American
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The name and exterior of this "factory” can be deceptive as it is pretty damn elegant, if even a bit stodgy on the inside. Imagine silk curtains, monogrammed seatbacks and other ornate touches, including a glassed-in greenhouse “conservatory.” If that’s not enough, white tablecloths, silver chargers and a menu listing “favorite” and “famous” dishes showcase decades of approval from tourists and elders.

The menu is well executed but far from trendy, featuring a mix of classics like crispy sand dabs alongside ‘80s-glamour revivals like lobster ravioli in cream sauce. For those more open-minded however, the throwback theatricality can also be a lot of fun—from the ample bread basket with tomato-white bean dip to an engaging staff with fine-dining panache.

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Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • f Car park
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • r Outside dining available
  • N Particularly interesting wine list
  • { Private dining room
  • a Wheelchair access

Information

+1 831-373-3775
Opening hours
Closed: lunch: Monday-Sunday

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