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Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

3.8
3.8
1124 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

7:30 PM


Booked 16 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 Daily 11:00 am–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

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What 1,124 people are saying

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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

Loved For

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Great for Lunch

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  1. KS

    KevinS

    Cincinnati

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. B

    Boom47

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our group had the burgers and fish and chips for lunch. Both were tasty and served timely. Great Margaritas as well!
  3. 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.
  4. 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 😀
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. SW

    SamanthaW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great view! food and service!
  8. 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!
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. MT

    MoonTrekker

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    An exceptional experience at an exceptional location. The outdoor dining tables provided a magnificent view of the Monterey Bay. The menu is a bit limited, but what they had was outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed the ceviche, salmon, and cioppino. The view and the food were enhanced by the fine cocktails. Desserts were delicious.
  17. ME

    MEJCO

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great service, food not so good.
  18. L

    Local

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Anniversary
  19. m

    mmunch

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    They have a fabulous outdoor seating area. Service was rather slow except for the bus boy who was hopping and taking care of people. The Brunch only had Br items, nothing for unch part of Brunch so we ordered lunch from the bar menu. The burger was just okay with a very nice presentation. The ceviche was shrimp and Krab and served with chips with a distinctive unpleasant fryer taste and dried out lime slices. We would not return.
  20. KV

    KariV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    A limited food selection. Over priced and the food was marginal.
  21. DR

    DeniseR

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Food choices minimal at best. For such a beautiful setting the food did not match up. I get that the pandemic has hit restaurants hard but don’t charge me $24 for a $5 burger.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Very beautiful place! Not much of food selection but what we got was good. The view outside was amazing.
  23. E

    Elena

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went in with very moderate expectations and was pleasantly surprised! We sat outside and had a lovely view. There weren't many people there (it was a Thursday night) and our server was extremely nice. I ordered the salmon with roasted veggies and polenta - yumm! My Mom had the clam chowder (liked it! said it was different and you could really taste the herbs) and a salad (said it was not impressive). I feel like their salads aren't worth paying for ... but the ambiance, view, and rest of the food was great! Enjoy!
  24. EM

    ErynM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Dinner was pretty good. Low stars because a split entree means we wanted it split not on 1 plate. Had to ask for 2nd plate. No bread, crackers or anything offered pre meal. Very basic food/high price. Nice view, but very limited menu to choose from. No specials of any type. Strange for such a large venue.
  25. D

    Dutch

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Beautiful location. Sat outside to enjoy the ocean views. We had Sunday Brunch. Food was okay, but the menu is limited.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was okay….. We thought the buffet brunch was back and was disappointed it was entree brunch.
  27. SL

    ScottL

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great service and food tonight topped by one of the best views in town!
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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!!
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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 …
  36. ML

    MeganL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    food was cold and very overpriced for the selection offered.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good ambiance, good service, good food, limited menu.
  38. 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.
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

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 1124 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 16 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 Daily 11:00 am–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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