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Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

3.8
3.8
1102 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 from 5pm to 8:30pm on Wednesdays through Saturdays. Also, brunch is available on sundays from 10am to 2pm. Our bar is open Sundays to Thursdays from 12pm to 9pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm to 10pm.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Food

  • Cheeseburger$14.00

    cheddar cheese, fried potatoes, ketchup

    • Chicken Tenders$14.00

      Fried potatoes, ketchup

      • Fettuccine Pasta$14.00

        butter & cheese or marinara

        • Quesadilla$14.00

          Monterey jack blend, sour cream

          • Ice Cream Sundae$9.00

            1 scoop vanilla ice cream, sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate sauce w/ cherry on top

            Drinks

              Juice

              $4

              • Apple

                • Cranberry

                  • Orange

                    • Iced Tea

                      • Lemonade

                        Soda

                        $4

                        • Coke

                          • Sprite

                            • Root Beer

                              • Shirley Temple

                                Milk

                                $4

                                • Chocolate

                                  • Whole

                                    • Hot Chocolate

                                      Blended Drinks

                                      $4

                                      • Piña Colada

                                        • Strawberry Daquiri

                                          Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                          What 1,102 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
                                          • 3.8Service
                                          • 4.4Ambience
                                          • 3.4Value

                                          NoiseModerate

                                          Loved For

                                          • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

                                            Good for Groups

                                          • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

                                            Great for Lunch

                                          • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

                                            Outdoor Dining

                                          • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

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                                          1. D

                                            Dutch

                                            San Francisco

                                            43 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            43 reviews

                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                            overall4food3service3ambience4

                                            Beautiful location. Sat outside to enjoy the ocean views. We had Sunday Brunch. Food was okay, but the menu is limited.

                                          2. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                            It was okay….. We thought the buffet brunch was back and was disappointed it was entree brunch.

                                          3. SL

                                            ScottL

                                            Denver

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                            Great service and food tonight topped by one of the best views in town!

                                          4. D

                                            Danger

                                            Exclusive

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Beautiful and tasty, service was super nice, great Mother’s Day

                                          5. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Francisco

                                            7 reviews

                                            1.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                            Average to bad service. Massive price per person ($85!) for a buffet? Bad experience. Never returning

                                          6. DA

                                            DeannaA

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall2food3service1ambience4

                                            We had reservations on Mother's Day at 1:45 on the patio. When we arrived, my husband went inside to get the hostess since there was nobody on the patio seating anyone. When they finally came out they took us to the only table that had no tablecloth and no silverware. It had nothing. We sat there for 25 minutes trying to get someone to bring us a tablecloth and silverware, and they kept saying they'd be right back and nobody ever came back. We then overheard them saying they couldn't find anymore tablecloths!! Are you kidding me? It then started sprinkling and we kept asking if we could move to a table that another couple vacated, under the covered area, since we still had no tablecloth or silverware. In all this time, not ONE server came up to us to offer us a drink or to see if they could resolve the issue. My husband went to the bar himself to get us drinks and again asked those inside if we could be moved and/or get some silverware. After asking multiple people, over and over, we finally got someone to move us to the vacated table. We then went inside and got our food from the buffet, which by now, had been sitting there for quite sometime, since we had a late reservation, which went even later given the wait we had, so it was barely warm. They had heating lamps at every table outside, but only one table had theirs turned on and it was a chilly day. They struggled getting ours to light up and by the time they finally did we were nearly done eating. In all the time we were there we served ourselves. We were finally able to get a busboy to bring us water for our table after asking multiple people multiple times. This was supposed to be a lovely day, having brunch with my mom, for Mother's Day, and if it weren't for the ocean view, I would have nothing good to say about our experience. For the exuberant prices they charged it was a complete letdown. You'd think they would have been better prepared given it was Mother's Day. They were woefully lacking!!

                                          7. l

                                            latashak

                                            Los Angeles

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            Thank you for the early check-in and late check-out.

                                          8. BD

                                            BrynD

                                            San Francisco

                                            4 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                            We attended a Sunday brunch buffet. Lots of choices of delicious items including meat and seafood entrees. It was very busy, but service was good and it was an enjoyable meal.

                                          9. MV

                                            MichelleV

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall3food3service2ambience3

                                            The food was mediocre at best and cold (buffet style). The service was terrible and we were forced to pay a 20% gratuity (no one brought us water). This was an $85 per person buffet. Will not be back.

                                          10. SA

                                            SA1234

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great atmosphere for Mother’s Day and wonderful entertainment for kids. Good selection of food at the buffet!

                                          11. MG

                                            MaryG

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                            Mother’s Day and a busy place but we enjoyed the brunch buffet and overall all was well prepared with desserts a favorite …

                                          12. ML

                                            MeganL

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall1food1service2ambience4

                                            food was cold and very overpriced for the selection offered.

                                          13. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            Good ambiance, good service, good food, limited menu.

                                          14. DP

                                            DeeP

                                            Central Coast

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 3, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Great location and lovely outdoor patio seating with lovely view. Service was excellent and very accommodating.

                                          15. SD

                                            SusanaD

                                            Hawaii

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                                            Very strange vibe. R&B rap music during a nice meal ruined the mood. Food was good but very overpriced!

                                          16. SR

                                            ShawR

                                            Las Vegas

                                            2 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall2food1service4ambience5

                                            The outdoor seating view is beautiful. The service was good. The set price menu for Sunday Brunch is ridiculous for what they offer. I have never been to a restaurant with such limited options for a brunch. And the pastries were absolutely horrible.

                                          17. DK

                                            DerekK

                                            Las Vegas

                                            12 reviews

                                            2.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                            overall2food2service4ambience4

                                            Sanderlings has a lovely patio with an ocean view, and great service, but it is WAY overpriced and the food is WAY underwhelming. We paid $120 (with tip) for brunch for 2 - one order of chicken and waffles and one order of chiliquillas. Seriously? $120 for pancake mix and corn chips? Our Bloody Mary’s wee $16.50 each. I don’t mind paying for ambiance and good food, but this wasn’t worth it.

                                          18. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Friday night family dinner

                                          19. J

                                            Johanna

                                            San Francisco

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                            I love Seascape but I find it sad that there the dining room tables are now not comfortable as far as the chairs they are too low to sit by the table It took us changing 4 times before we could sit where you can see the top of the table The furniture is beautiful but not very inviting for lunch The service was not up to par We helped ourselves to napkins and took the died flowers away

                                          20. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New England

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                                            overall1food2service1ambience3

                                            We went for Easter Sunday thinking it would be a nice celebratory dinner. We made reservations to make sure we had a table. When we go there we apparently did not need reservations. There were 4 other families at best. We checked in and got sat In a corner table and waited for about 15 minutes for anyone to wait on us and finally had to ask. They had no idea who was supposed to be our server. So one lady acted as our server. Don’t think she ever waited before. She was terrible. 3 menus for a a table of 4. No drink order. I order a Pinot Noir to drink. I got white wine instead. When I told he she had no clue. Long story short worst service I have ever had. I never write reviews but felt the need to for this one. It even took us 15 minutes to find someone to get our check so we could leave. Horrible experience.

                                          21. MH

                                            MelissaH

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall3food2service2ambience5

                                            It is beautiful. The food was okay for price. We went to Easter brunch. Many dishes were cold. Def not worth the price.

                                          22. M

                                            Mark

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great place to have Easter Brunch. Is a regular place to take the wife.

                                          23. KG

                                            KarolineG

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall3food2service1ambience3

                                            We have been going to Easter brunch at Sanderlings for about 5 years. This year the Easter brunch was back after Covid and left a lot to be desired. My husband asked for an eggs benedict without the ham since he's vegetarian which has been accommodated in previous years. The wait staff said they would ask the kitchen, then came back and said the kitchen said no. My husband was upset because it was a simple ask that should have easily been accommodated. The wait staff finally came back with two non-meat benedicts. The water and drinks took about 20 minutes to come out after being seated. Server took about 10 minutes to first visit our table after being seated. We noticed the busing staff was sloppy as were the support servers. Staff were shouting at one another across the restaurant and spilling water on tables and on the floor while pouring from plastic pitchers and bringing glasses directly from the dishwasher racks to our table. The quality and standard of service and food quality was not what we have experienced in years past and certainly not worth the $70 pp price tag. The environment needs to be more attentive, relaxed, refined and with better training for staff. I can understand a lack of service staff available but this was an all time low. The bunny arrangement outside brightened our family's day but didn't make up for the service and food. Unfortunately, we are sharing our experience with local friends and will likely head to Chaminade next year.

                                          24. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall1food1service2ambience4

                                            We went for the Easter Buffet and we’re extremely disappointed. The flavor of the food was very good, however everything was cold to barely warm. Went back up after they brought out a new Eggs Benedict and potatoes and still barely warm. Definitely not worth the price for cold food.

                                          25. JB

                                            JosephB

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food4service4ambience3

                                            We ate at Sanderling's for Easter Brunch. We reserved an indoor table, but were seated outdoors. This wouldn't be an issue if it weren't cold outside and several patio heaters were not working. Other than that, the food was delicious and the activities were enjoyable for the families in attendance.

                                          26. EM

                                            EmilyM

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We ate at Sanderlings for the price-fixe Easter brunch with our nanny, 2 kids (aged 3 and 11) and my husband and I. It exceeded all of our expectations. The food was excellent, the activities were a ton of fun for both kids, and we got pictures taken as a family! The kids did not want to leave. We will be back next year with a larger group! I have eaten here many times on non-holidays and our experience is always great. The food is consistently good, they have my absolute favorite beer (Alvarado St Brewery Mai Tai IPA), and the views cannot be matched. Just bring a jacket as it does tend to get chilly!

                                          27. DD

                                            DelectableDiner

                                            Philadelphia

                                            10 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall5food3service5ambience5

                                            Great views, wonderful service !! We enjoyed the ability to have a table conversation with the noise level being very low..relaxing! The food was above average.

                                          28. CA

                                            CandA

                                            Hawaii

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had a gift certificate and it was our first time eating at Sanderlings. We sat inside near a window and watched deer run across the lawn and the sunset which was amazing. Our server, Laura was so sweet and helpful and the food was delicious. I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly, my husband had the fish and chips. There were three huge pieces of fish. We also ordered the Caesar salad which was delicious. We had a wonderful time, the noise level was just fine and we were able to talk throughout dinner. Amazing wine and liquor list. We will definitely be going back.

                                          29. SO

                                            SarahO

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                            overall4food3service3ambience5

                                            Location is gorgeous, panoramic views of ocean, perfect to watch sunset! The building is clearly in need of modernizing and redecorating, furnishings and design look dated. Food was good quality, very decent, but not unique or memorable.

                                          30. DA

                                            DanA

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Service was great Food was excellent. Great Präsentation .

                                          31. h

                                            hiphopmama

                                            New York Area

                                            11 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful views, attentive service, delicious food. Everyone was quite happy.

                                          32. AS

                                            AliceS

                                            San Francisco

                                            6 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on April 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Scenery outstanding; worth the effort. Parking under the building convenient. Great walk on beach after lunch.

                                          33. NL

                                            NancyL

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall3food3service2ambience5

                                            Everyone was pleasant Good service out of sync today Had to ask for setup Plates?!?!

                                          34. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                                            overall3food2service3ambience5

                                            The lettuce in the salad was old and slimy, very disappointing. Also i made a note in reservation it was a Birthday and wanted a Bday dessert(which i would happily pay for) hopefully with candle and we go no acknowledment of a Birthday. Boo

                                          35. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Francisco

                                            7 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on March 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Small get together with visiting family stay on property for a late lunch. Jose, Laura and the really sweet young woman who made sure our dogs had plenty of water were all great. And the entire support staff as well. Beautiful view, great service and yummy food of the green salad, poke and the charcuterie platter to share. We’ll be back!

                                          36. LD

                                            LivermoreDad

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Really great wait staff, lovely outdoor seating with amazing beach view a few steps away.

                                          37. E

                                            Eater

                                            San Francisco

                                            7 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                            overall2food2service3ambience5

                                            It is hit or miss with this restaurant. Sometimes good/sometimes not...

                                          38. C

                                            Carolann

                                            Sacramento

                                            15 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined on March 22, 2022

                                            overall3food2service4ambience5

                                            Very limited menu otherwise a beautiful serene location. In the past it was delicious with interesting dishes to choose from. Now it is soup and French dip/hamburger choices. No chicken or fish and no specials.

                                          39. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 21, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Kind and quick service. Very great food. Unbeatable view.

                                          40. RN

                                            RaphaelaN

                                            San Francisco

                                            4 reviews

                                            2.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on March 21, 2022

                                            overall2food1service2ambience4

                                            Made special reservation asked for ocean view and heathers got a table under the patio no heathers poor food selections poor service

                                          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 1102 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                          Booked 3 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 Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 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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