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515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-
831-425-5051
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4:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellen Food & Quick Service!

I made reservations for two for NYE. Although they did not have any dinner or drink specials that night - it was still great. My girlfriend had a steak that she said was cooked perfectly. I had the artichoke raviolis with grilled chicken which was delicious. We each had a cocktail: Mojito and one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
JustSuperJack77
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Watsonville, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Watsonville, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I made reservations for two for NYE. Although they did not have any dinner or drink specials that night - it was still great. My girlfriend had a steak that she said was cooked perfectly. I had the artichoke raviolis with grilled chicken which was delicious. We each had a cocktail: Mojito and one of their signature drinks that tasted... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Whoooow what cocktails and athmosphere!! Great :o) Had two per each and and a brule, but soon after these where given a check came. We weren't aseked if we wanted to order more. Behaving decently as we Europeans can do. We felt as this is a local bar for local people ;o) Not a good feeling, but still recommend this.

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Menifee, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Upon arriving we decided to sit outside as it was cooler than inside. This particular weekend the temperatures were in the high 90's and many places in Santa Cruz do not have air conditioning. The outside was warm but the shade was pleasant. The drinks were very good. The food was really tasty and filling. I did not need to... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

They have a couple of floor and we were upstairs for the brunch on a Sunday. Loved it. Cool cocktails, I had the Calirnia 75 and loved it. They have super fresh food. They play great music and have a relaxed approach to the seating areas. It's like you're visiting a friend or at a really cool party. We sat... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The chefs at 515 truly know their stuff! The pork tenderloin was melt-in-your-mouth yumminess! Everyone at our table enjoyed their choices!

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Fremont, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We hadn't been to 515 in awhile and were worried that it would not have the same consistency. But we were not disappointed. The night was beautiful and we had an outside table upstairs. Even through the heaters were not working, we really didn't need them. Our cocktails were outstanding and luckily the salmon did not disappoint! Hot, tasty, and... More 

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California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Third perfect visit. OK, OK, 515 you have won me over. I generally prefer the deck (feels more casual) but it was totally packed last night so we opted for a spot at the upstairs bar. The tender was knowledgeable, professional, helpful without being in our faces. Food came quickly and, once again, was EXCELLENT. This time: the burger w/truffle... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Met up with a friend here. Loved the whole bit. Nice, classy yet relaxed environment. Good music. Delicious cocktails - the cucumber aperol refresher (?) [you'll find it] is a must try! The cheese plate is fun. Loved it!

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aptos, ca
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We selected 515 Kitchen and cocktails because our favorite Santa Cruz restaurant was closed. It turned out to be a wonderful coincidence. The youthful staff (to patrons in their 60's like us) exhibited a level of professionalism, promptness and attitude rare to these parts. The ambience was somewhat subdued, even cozy, but there was activity and energy without the noise... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My sister took us here when we were visiting her. We sat outside on a chilly evening (thanks for the heaters!) and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great menu, both for food and drinks. The waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. Can't wait to go back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-425-5051
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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