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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 475-1222
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Ranked #4 of 91 Restaurants in Capitola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Capitola Rd.
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334 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
New Jersey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We made an unforseen trip to santa Cruz and were recommended to eat here by our hotel concierge. The arrive at the restaurant you could either take a small tram down to the riverside restaurant or walk down the stairs. We chose the stairs which winded through beautiful gardens with waterfalls. Upon entering we were greeted by a hostess who... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Was in town to visit family and they took me here. Food was great and the restaurant was very nice. Service was excellent. This is the only place I want to eat when I'm in town.

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main line, pa
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a very special restaurant you will not find anywhere else! The setting is set INTO the capitola hillside overlooking a river surrounded by lush trees and mature mountainside growth. The staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was pricey, but worth every penny. Make sure to try the artichoke soup. Wine selection is vast. Try and request seating near... More

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I went here for our anniversary in July. The Shadowbrook is a feast for the eye as well as the palate. The walk down the hillside was steep but beautiful, the handrail helps. There were flowering plants, trees and trickling streams everywhere. The building is gorgeous, the scenery beautiful. We sat outside on the patio, listened to... More

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Placentia, CA
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Don't you hate it when after delivering your food, a waiter disappears? In this lovely restaurant, with great views and delicious food there is also great service. Ask for a table overlooking the water.

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Four of us had lunch each was excellent. I had a smoked, prime rib sandwich that was served open face with a slab of perfectly cooked meat large enough to pass for a dinner entre'. We had a nice table with a water view. This place has a lot going for it but it sure needs to do something about... More

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San Jose, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This restaurant is beautiful. Surrounded by lush landscaping with a water view. Great for special occasions. Food is pricey but worth the money. They have an excellent caesar salad. I always take my wife here for her birthday.

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San Jose, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a popular dining spot, and without a reservation you'll probably have plenty of time to enjoy the amazing bar and indoor/outdoor layout set on the side of a cliff. To get there you'll choose between a pleasant walk down the meandering path, or a gentle ride on the restaurants own funicular railway (they call it a tram). It... More

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Sacramento, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went to Shadowbrook to celebrate our anniversary and had a wonderful time. The ride down from the street was beautiful. You can take the steps but it's quite a walk before dinner. We were immediately greeted and enjoyed a cocktail before our table was ready. We sat next to the river with a peaceful view of the surrounding area.... More

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Sacramento, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We ate in the bar area because we've had good prior experiences there. We had a table for 7, and everyone enjoyed their meal. My wife and I were the only ones who had been to the Shadowbrook, and the others simply soaked up the beautiful grounds, architecture etc. We had good service, and the price was right for dining... More

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