MICHELIN Guide 2019

The Sardine Factory

  • Monterey
  • Over 75 USD
  • Seafood
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.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal


Very comfortable


Over 75 USD

  • { Private dining rooms
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • Ä New establishment in the guide
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • N Notable wine list

The Sardine Factory

+1 831-373-3775
Opening hours
Dinner nightly

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