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“Fabulous view for breakfast, lunch” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Aquarius - Dream Inn

Aquarius - Dream Inn
175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
8314605012
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Ranked #33 of 328 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bay Street
Blairsden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous view for breakfast, lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

If your kids want the chocolate chip pancakes, be aware that they are mostly chocolate chips, very little else!

This restaurant is part of the Dream Inn, and consequently is a little pricey. But service was good, and food decent. Go for the view!

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Aquarius restaurant, so very good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We are staying at the Dream Inn for the weekend so we can attend a wedding in the area. We met up with other family members who joined us for dinner at the on site restaurant, Aquarius. We had seen other great reviews for Aquarius and found that the were right on. This was a wonderful dining experience. For our party of six, I reserved a table with a water view. It was beautiful, as is the decor inside of this place. We all ordered soup, some minestrone and some chowder. Both were served elegantly and were delicious. My meal of prawn and clam pasta Wes excellent. Others had the fish and chips and pasta Alfredo, again said to be scrumptious. The service was great . All I. All, loved it!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Birthday Dinner”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We have gone to this restaurant several times with two other couples, primarily because it has a wonderful view. In each case reservations were made and a specific table that seats six was requested and agreed to. Last night we returned to this restaurant having made reservations well in advance and reserved the specific table that seats six and has a nice view, celebrating a birthday for two of our party. On arrival we were informed that the were giving the table to a party coming with a birthday and we were escorted to a table in the rear of the restaurant in an enclosed area with no view. We suggested that we were not happy with this space and suggested that they find a better solution and that we had made our reservation prior to the other party. We were informed that the manager was the only person who could change our seating and stood waiting for 20 minutes for some accommodation to be made. The manager okayed a table that, although not in a prime location, was a better answer but then had the wait person turn two 2 person tables sideways and tried to jam 6 people into a 4 person space. I indicated that this was not an acceptable answer and again the manager had to be consulted, again another wait. We gave up and simply sat down in the "back room area" and began to order our dinner. The wait person was pleasant, the service slow, the food mediocre and at no time did the manager approach us and at least apologize for the foul up.

Sum total great views if seated in a reasonable area, food acceptable but nothing special upper level staff should find another job not requiring decision making.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Irvine, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Restaurant week review”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

recently had the privilege of having dinner here, during restaurant week. ocean view seating was fantastic! appetizer: sausage and polenta, entrée: petite filet, dessert: banoffe pie. delicious. dessert was a little sweet for my taste but was good. Would highly recommend. valet parking...after dinner, your car was waiting at the entrance door...no waiting!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Food in the Dream Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We ate here for dinner and breakfast. Ask for a table by the window so you look over the beach which is lovely in the evening. We were there mid week and the restaurant was quite busy so probably you should book on a weekend. Great food for adults and kids. Breakfast was particularly good.

Visited August 2013
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