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Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

3.7
3.7
1148 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 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 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 1,148 people are saying

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

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Great for Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Vacation Great mushroom raviolis!!
  4. SH

    SHUmom16

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely dinner. The food was excellent and the view magnificent.
  5. 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!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 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!!!
  7. 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?!
  8. 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!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 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 …
  10. 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.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    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.
  12. MR

    MRiverz

    Denver

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 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.
  13. KR

    KatherineR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 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!
  14. C

    Casey

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Limited lunch menu, limited wine by the glass selection. Food was great, wait staff
  15. 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!
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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 $$$.
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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!
  22. 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
  23. S

    Summatime

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate on the patio with reservations. Great service, great food and a fantastic view. Very accommodating with umbrellas for shade although we opted out.
  24. PV

    PatriciaV

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service poor and food meh...not worth the 154.00 spent on overcooked calamari, bland burger, bland clam chowder, and over cheesed cannelloni.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Indoor dining is not great. Food was fine but not fantastic. Staff was super friendly at least. I think if you’re seated outdoors it is probably really nice as it makes up for the rest of the mediocrity.
  26. KS

    KevinS

    Cincinnati

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a nice first visit to Sanderlings. We were staying at the resort and walked over for dinner. The view of the ocean was beautiful and the service was very good. The wine list is very long and fun as was the various liquors and beers. The menu was relatively small but everyone found something that looked good. The pricing and overall value felt fair. I am not sure I would drive far but if you are in the area in was a nice choice.
  27. B

    Boom47

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our group had the burgers and fish and chips for lunch. Both were tasty and served timely. Great Margaritas as well!
  28. TB

    TerryBreda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for taking good care of our, NN leadership team.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    customer service was astounding - everyone we dealt with wanted to cater to our every need. I highly recommend this team - even though they were short handed never felt like we did not get the attention we needed, even the Manager was out and about assisting customers 😀
  30. MR

    MaydaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We missed the buffet for Father's Day but the brunch was tasty and we'll prepared. The staff is very friendly and helpful and worked well as a team serving our table of six. The view is wonderful!
  31. a

    annw

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    I made reservations for Father's Day brunch about a month ago for the patio, and when we checked in they didn't any outdoor seating except in the shade which was very cold so we got a table inside. It took about 15 minutes before any one came to ask us if we wanted a drink. Three of us ordered the crab cake benedict. It was absolutely the worst crab cake benedict I ever had in my lifetime. No joke. The crab cakes were the size of quarters, smaller than a chicken McNugget. We made sure it wasn't a mistake but all of the crab cake benedicts had the same mini quarter sized crab cakes. And it tasted like pasty dough instead of crab. The potatoes were all undercooked. The restaurant is in a very beautiful location and the drinks were good. But I will never go back for food again. We've been there many times before and each time it seems to get worse (raw hamburger, undercooked fish and chips, etc). It's too bad because I love that location and view. I would not recommend for food, but just drinks and to sit outside and enjoy the scenery
  32. SW

    SamanthaW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great view! food and service!
  33. B

    Brett

    Central Coast

    21 reviews

    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    This was the absolutely worst meal / Experience Ever! The only thing that was great was the view but other than that, it was horrible! We LOVE Seascape but will not ever make this mistake again by eating at Sanderlings! The Seascape should insist on a complete restaurant make over. The first thing when we sat down, my wife opened up the napkin to place it on her lap and pointed out a dirty knife! That was the least of our worries. I had the surf & turf and the lobster was awful! It looked like it had been sitting in OLD water for days! Maybe that is why it was the "special!" The filet looked like it was a piece of meat cut in a circle to make it appear as a filet but it was horrible and definitely not filet! We were 1 of 2 customers there and they placed us right next to each other while the rest of the restaurant was wide open! The Manager and other staff were more concerned with setting up for some event so we were just a distraction. The 2 young men that were waiting on us did a pretty good job but our food was below average and the place is a WASTE of a GREAT location! When you do a complete Makeover, please let us know and we might come back but next time will just be for cocktails... UGH!
  34. d

    davidb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Great views and great outdoor dining. Drinks were good and reasonable. The burgers were fine but the fish and chips were horrible. Frozen fish patties of uniform shapes. Greasy and mine was only cooked halfway. Nice beach below. Go to the beach then go get a burger and a beer
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I’ve stayed at Seascape and dined at Sanderlings before and had good experiences. However, last night we had terrible service. Limited menu. Food was mediocre at best. I couldn’t get service. I asked for water and bread and never got it. I would have had a second glass of wine, but the wait service was no where to be found. I had the cannelloni and couldn’t finish the dish it was so bad. They were out of calamari. Ahi tuna was okay. The main dishes were served before we finished appetizers. The view and ambiance are amazing.
  36. SM

    ScottM

    Central Coast

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was good. Ocean view was spectacular. The service was spotty and the noise from a large party of revelers nearby was unfortunately enough to destroy the otherwise gorgeous ambiance. No sign that staff did anything to tone down the screaming and yelling that lasted for more than an hour. Service started out fine then deteriorated as wait staff basically disappeared for an hour. Apparently they are understaffed in the kitchen and dining areas.
  37. r

    ragazza9

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a party of six and my order was a bit delayed after everyone else received their food, but they compensated by providing me with a complimentary appetizer to share. My food came out soon after that and everything was delicious.
  38. CR

    CindyR

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very tasty and they gave us a free dessert for our anniversary!!
  39. J

    Jacob

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Very limited menu (6 main courses). Appetizer menu was good. Overall, the food ordered was good.
  40. GC

    GC73

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The views are outstanding from the patio restaurant. I can recommend the patio for a nice afternoon with a beer or wine. The mixed drinks were a bit watered down and the food was ok. The service staff is really good though. Go for the atmosphere and views.

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 3.7 stars by 1148 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 9 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 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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