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“good food with a good view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crow's Nest Restaurant

Crow's Nest Restaurant
2218 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4713
831-476-4560
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Ranked #11 of 287 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Monterey, California
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“good food with a good view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Lunch in the summertime here is super busy so we had to wait about 20 minutes without a reservation. Our server was decent, though not extremely quick or attentive. The calamari appetizer was amazing though! It was very tender and well-seasoned and the tarter sauce had great flavor as well. The caesar salad was tasty though the lettuce was a bit less than crisp. I enjoyed the atmosphere and view though.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Napa, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great Location, great food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We had an all around great meal at the Crow's Nest. We opted for the quieter downstairs and had a great view of the harbor that included much boat traffic, sea lions and even a dolphin. Our server was very attentive and friendly and accommodated all requests quickly and cheerfully. The food was great, I had a smoked prime rib that was cooked perfectly to order. Parking can be a problem so reserve early to get one of their designated spots near the restaurant.

Visited August 2014
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Bay Area
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful harbor view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Good fish, good wine, good company. Service was good as usual.
The gulls were going crazy over the anchovy kill. They looked like clouds of wind driven snow!!
Chardonnay II sailed past with a crew of wine drinking passengers.
Beautiful day.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Medina, Ohio
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Right on the ocean and beside an inlet . Excellent views from all over.
Food lives up to views. Fish can be charbroiled which is excellent
Tempura shrimp was excellent. They also have a salad bar if wanted for 5.95 with entree.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hayward, California
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Anniversary Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautiful views at sunset. Food was a good value and delicious. Upstairs had a live band which was fun

Visited July 2014
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