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Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

3.8
3.8
1164 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Beach Resort offers elegant, casual dining with a spectacular ocean view from sunrise to sunset. We are open for dinner everyday from 5pm to 8:30pm, Also, brunch is offered on sundays only from 10am to 2pm. Our bar is open Sundays to Thursdays from 11am to 9pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 10pm.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 662-7120

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Baron

  • Catering

    Our award-winning catering menu features traditional and contemporary dishes made with the freshest local ingredients.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are hosting a Rehearsal Dinner, Holiday Celebration, Baby or Bridal Shower, Business luncheon or dinner, we can help make your event special.

  • Private party contact

    Donita Branson: (831) 662-7122

  • Neighborhood

    Aptos

  • Cross street

    Sumner Ave.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    Sanderlings Bar Lounge features musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday Nights 8:30pm until midnight or later.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,164 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Limited menu but food was good.
  2. OP

    OscarP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant and view. Great service and the food is outstanding.!!
  3. CC

    CherylC

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    They were very short-staffed but tried their best to accommodate our party. Food & drinks were good but a little on the pricey side … however, the view makes it all worth it!
  4. JP

    JonP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Limited menu, simplistic rendition of what we ordered. Sort of the level of a chain restaurant, like red lobster.
  5. l

    lauri

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    You pay for the view here, not the food or the service. The service was incredibly slow, but I believe that was due to understaffing which is an issue for many restaurants. The waitress did completely space out one of our requests, and never came back after serving the food to ask if it was OK, and never asked if we wanted a second drink (and we did). We assumed she was just overwhelmed and still tipped 20%. The food is way overpriced for the quality. I'm sure that our meal was sitting around in the kitchen for quite some time before it was served because it was overcooked and dried-out. Crab eggs benedict with a dried-out English muffin and dried-out crab patty. Edible but disappointing for $36 per plate! Pastries and fruit were mediocre at best, as well as the bloody Mary. $200 for brunch for four people but the view/ambiance was incredible. I would recommend for the view only. Know that you'll pay a lot of money for not great food or service, and just enjoy the view.
  6. JM

    JuanM

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The ocean views and location are one of the best around and it will offset the other stuff... service was friendly, however many significant gaps during our experience there; for example, our waiter was nowhere to be found, the wine glasses were dirty and drinks were missing for a very long time... Food was just OK.
  7. MM

    MichaelM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great outdoor patio overlooking the ocean, a coastal hidden gem. Food is great, service is great; the new menu is very limited.
  8. KE

    KarenE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    I was celebrating my birthday at Sanderlings, the setting and view were perfect, however the quality of the meal was poor. We ordered several dishes and the only thing that was edible was the French dip sandwich. We ended up sending the other items back to the kitchen. I asked to speak with the manger and was told he was unavailable so I left message on his voicemail, never responded. I am so disappointed because we live in the area and want to be able to bring guest here, but after this experience we do not plan on going back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The service was great! Everyone acknowledged and attended to your needs including seating, umbrellas, condiments and just stoping by to see how things were going. The food was not the best. We had a burger, mushroom ravioli and the house special salad. They were out of tuna appetizer at the open of the day. The burger was good, the salad had several pieces of wilted and dark lettuce that was not fresh. The ravioli was drowned in sauce that overwhelmed the ravioli. The view and staff are wonderful.
  10. RV

    RickV

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and dog friendly
  11. m

    mcelroy5

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Came here for dinner for 5 while staying at Seascape Labor Day weekend. Nice ambiance and a good band was playing. Menu is extremely limited, food was decent, but not amazing. The service was awful! We had reservations at 7:30 and they seated us on the patio. We did not finish until 9:25 because we waited so long for each stage of our dinner. When we finally got the bill, the waitress made sure to remind us verbally that gratuity was NOT included.
  12. TM

    ToddM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice location. Awesome view, excellent food staff is very friendly and helpful.
  13. KM

    KarenM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The setting is beautiful! We moved tables to be closer to the music, which we really enjoyed-Yugi and Steve. Be aware if you do that you are effectively sitting in the outside bar area. Plastic glasses, no bread….much more harried service in that area. Our experience started out very spotty….waitress was taking care of way too many tables. We had to walk into the bar twice to personally get our drink order going. Things settled in and our drinks were very good, food was good…loved the music and beautiful view. If you are looking for something upscale and quiet, this would not be the place. It is a resort…lots of kids running around in swimsuits…very loud….lots of activity. If this is the vibe you are looking for, it’s perfect.
  14. DA

    DinahA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the view was incredible, our server was charming and we had a great time!
  15. KG

    KeannaG

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    I ordered mushroom ravioli. There were probably 4 or 5 raviolis in a mushroom sauce enough for a kid. It’s very overpriced and not that good.
  16. AB

    AngieB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were here for my husbands 31st birthday. The view was gorgeous even though it was overcast so we didn’t get to see the sunset. The ceviche had imitation crab which was whatever. The flavor was still good. The ahi was good. They brought us a ribeye then took it back cuz apparently it was for another table lol. Everyone around us were laughing with us and making comments like “that was torture” lol. The ambiance was great except we were in the back corner so all we heard all night long were dishes banging around behind us. I’d prefer to be seated further away from that corner. Our server was good and attentive. I’d go back.
  17. TJ

    TaylorJ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    I would not recommend this place at all. The ambience and view is STUNNING. However the food and service was so poor that I will not be returning. I’m a local who takes out of towners here when they visit me, and I will never bring anyone here again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a friend and family get together at Sanderlings over the weekend. Our waiter was wonderful, the food was quite good, the view from the patio outstanding. The reason for 4 stars instead of five is due to the wait time on the food, and the scaled back menu. But I’m finding that at most restaurants these days due to staff shortages, and the need for patience on the part of the diners. We were patient, enjoyed the warm bread, drinks, and each other’s company. We love the Seascape resort and will be back at Sanderlings for another memorable night.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    After receiving our appetizer, we were never served the dinner we ordered. We were told 2 different stories involving their ordering system going down…. And they were unable work around that (evidently they do not have paper and pens). After telling all the customers that their orders couldn’t be filled, the wait staff literally disappeared leaving other guests without drinks and follow up items.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The setting is gorgeous, but the food was underwhelming. The “crispy” bacon we ordered came out fairly soggy and our toast was more like bread with the barest of butter on it. Quite expensive and the food was mediocre at best.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Vacation Great mushroom raviolis!!
  22. SH

    SHUmom16

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely dinner. The food was excellent and the view magnificent.
  23. EM

    EdgarM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food and drinks were great!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Very disappointing evening. The dinner took way too long to arrive and, when it did, it was poorly prepared and tasted horrible . Our calamari appetizer included fried crumbs and other scraps. And like the fish and chips, had way too much breading and it was deep fried to a tasteless crisp. The cioppino portion was small, contained almost no seafood, and lay in a watery dribble of tomato sauce. All for an exorbitant price. Very disappointing!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall everything was very good and pleasant . We dine there often. Before we get there , we called the restaurant to make reservations. The receptionist or hostess, Abi answered the phone. She said they do not accept reservations for out door( we had little puppy with us) and not only that they are packed and no chance to get a table at all. She even suggested us to go across the street to a Mexican restaurant. I logged into my OpenTable app. Right away I got the table for the time I was looking for. When we got to there, hosted, Abi was not behind her desk. We waited for almost 10 minutes till finally the bartender went to the back office and called her. When we were seated , there was plenty tables available. and I don’t know why Abi was misleading us?!
  26. s

    sjmfarrar

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Only 2 issues - hostess said she didn’t see my reservation and that Sue was already seated - not sure what that was about; and we chose a table outside and too close to the kitchen zone and it was rather noisy. Live and learn. This is my venue of choice as I have mini-celebrations with colleagues and such. I’ll be back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Lovely setting and good food. While our server was sweet and friendly, his lack of attention to us was dismal! Interesting you ask about the noise level… well, a large multi-generational (plus dog!) party was seated near us and they were SO loud (parents and dog as much as the kids). Their lack of consideration to other guests is certainly not the restaurant’s fault but the combo of that and being ignored by our server (we honestly thought he’d gone home!) forced us to leave sooner than we would have. Not sure we’ll return …
  28. CA

    CatA

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Very poor service. Took over 15 min for a server to come to us, then another 15 min to get the wine we ordered. Food was just OK. The only good thing I can say is that the view was beautiful.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We had confirmed reservations for patio seating and was told that since we did not call in and used open table we were not a priority and they did not have patio seating available for us. It did not get any better from there.
  30. MR

    MRiverz

    Denver

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Seated at 7 pm. Order finally taken at 7:45. Food on the table at 8:30, with one person’s order completely forgotten, took another 25 minutes for that to arrive. Great view from the patio, though.
  31. KR

    KatherineR

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cocktails and entrees were very good. I enjoyed my fresh pineapple margarita and fish and chips. My party enjoyed their meals too. Ambiance was lovely. Next time I'll sit outside on the patio!
  32. C

    Casey

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Limited lunch menu, limited wine by the glass selection. Food was great, wait staff
  33. KY

    KarenY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful view of the ocean. Great staff & good food!
  34. j

    jgrl

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my sisters 75th on the patio at Sanderlings. From cocktails, apps, and mains all perfect! The service was attentive from checking in to final ticket. We were never forgotten. Thank you Sanderlings for a lovely luncheon and celebration!
  35. DC

    DarioC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With the exception of too narrow parking spaces, everything was superb.
  36. J

    Janet

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Caesar salad, over dressed, lettuce old and wilted. French fries limp. Have been here for lunch before and was nice. This meal was sub par and $$$.
  37. D

    Douglas

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Quiet 11am Sunday Brunch with mostly overcast skies in our outdoor table for four. Everything was fine with both food and service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our two kids with us and sat outside. We had fish and chips, poke, green salads, and chicken strips. Everything tasted great, including the fries! Our Old Fashion and Moscow Mule were delish! Service was very accommodating and helpful in creating a kid friendly experience. We will be back!
  39. TV

    ToniV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The menu was very limited! The fish and chips they used frozen filets, horrible!! The calamari was fried burnt, horrible. A few clams in the salty clam chowder. So dissapointing. Sandlings restaurant use to be so good , what a dissapointment and prices were outrageous!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Food was terrible is not made with care. Service was slow

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Sanderlings - Seascape Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 662-7120.

Sanderlings - Seascape Resort is rated 3.8 stars by 1164 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

1 Seascape Resort Dr., Aptos, CA 95003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sumner Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Aptos

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Baron

  • Entertainment

    Sanderlings Bar Lounge features musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday Nights 8:30pm until midnight or later.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (831) 662-7120

  • Catering

    Our award-winning catering menu features traditional and contemporary dishes made with the freshest local ingredients.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are hosting a Rehearsal Dinner, Holiday Celebration, Baby or Bridal Shower, Business luncheon or dinner, we can help make your event special.

  • Private party contact

    Donita Branson: (831) 662-7122

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