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515 Kitchen and Cocktails

515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-
831-425-5051
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Ranked #31 of 327 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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
56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Fremont, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Especially during the winter, this is a cozy romantic hide-a-way with great cocktails and food. We plan to head there for New Years before the fireworks. Salmon is a favorite dish, but everything is great. Make reservations on the weekends for sure.

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Santa Cruz, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We went there for our adult daughter's birthday. They have a very imaginative cocktail menu, and good small plates. We sat upstairs on a corner couch with small, low tables. Busy, but not too noisy. There is also an outdoor heated balcony. The small plates, such as crab cakes, lamb kebabs, and grilled artichokes, were quite tasty. The French fries... More

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Address: 515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-
Phone Number: 831-425-5051
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz

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