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515 Kitchen and Cocktails

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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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 22
    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
Hot weekend!!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
Marie J
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Menifee, California, United States
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Australia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Don't be fooled from the outside decor. Go inside and upstairs for some excellent local cocktails and tapas. Andrew (bar tender) makes great Mojito and Long Island Tea. This is a local bar with great people.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Get a place at The bar. Great cocktails & small dishes. A treasure to vuist if you are in Santa Cruz. A lot of locals (didnt see 1 tourist)

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Watsonville, California
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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19 restaurant reviews
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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 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?