Sardine Factory

Monterey, CA

This made-over seafood spot is still a classic serving American fare in an upscale setting.

Number of spaces

4 event spaces

Cuisine Type


Food & Beverage

In-house catering
In-house beverage service



Over the years, The Sardine Factory added dining rooms including the beautiful Conservatory and impressive Wine Cellar, expanding its 72 seats to 250 seats. Not only did The Sardine Factory set the bar for fine dining on California’s central coast, the restaurant was one of the first in America to develop an impressive and legendary wine list. With the assistance of Fred Dame, Master Sommelier and winner of the 1984 Krug Cup, the restaurant’s wine list became and still is one of the most awarded wine lists in America. Dame led The Sardine Factory wine program for 12 years and it now features more than 2,000 labels and 20,000 bottles, making the wine list one of the most extensive in the world. The Sardine Factory garnered quite a reputation, attracting the attention of Hollywood. Several scenes from Clint Eastwood’s “Play Misty for Me” were filmed at the bar and celebrities from all over the world from Julia Child and Rachael Ray to Jim Nantz and Prince Albert II of Monaco have frequented its dining rooms.



Food & Beverage

In-house catering
In-house beverage service

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