“It is a great compliment to our culinary team to be recognized by Gayot as one of the best restaurants in numerous categories within the Monterey Bay region. We always strive for excellence in our menu and in our service,” said Ted Balestreri, Sardine Factory owner and CEO.
Gayot’s 20-point rating scale was developed from the system that launched Nouvelle Cuisine in the early 1970s and resembles the grading range used for students in France. The rating focuses on the quality of the food, while reserving the analysis of the décor, service and ambiance for the restaurant's review. The Sardine Factory is rated 14/20, a very honorable rating based on the system of grading. Restaurants in major destinations all over the world are reviewed and restaurants that are ranked 13/20 and above are distinguished and considered high ranking.
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About the Sardine Factory Restaurant
The Sardine Factory, established in 1968, combines fresh seafood, USDA Prime meats and produce with impeccable service, an award-winning wine cellar and four distinct dining rooms. Promising guests the dining experience of a lifetime, the restaurant has received the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) Award, Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, Restaurant Hospitality's Best Wine List in America, voted the Best Restaurant in Monterey County Over Ten Years Old by Monterey County Weekly readers, named to the Top Ten Most Romantic Restaurants on the Central Coast by Open Table, in addition to many other honors. The Sardine Factory is located on historic Cannery Row at 701 Wave Street in Monterey. For more information, visit http://www.sardinefactory.com or call (831) 373-3775.