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Solaire Restaurant + Bar

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611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4005
+1 831-600-4545
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Elk Grove
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174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

This restaurant had a decent breakfast offering, but the dinner selection was not very good, and the quality of the food was quite lacking for the price especially with so many great restaurants a short walk away. I would recommend it for breakfast, but go somewhere else for dinner. I didn't try the bar, so I can't speak for the... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

It is a high quality restaurant for all but has lots of vegetarian and vegan choices that given special thought. Not veggies on a plate.

Thank popshikes
New York City, New York
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Solaire is located in the Paradox Hotel, part of Marriott's Autograph Collection of boutique hotel experiences. If your plans involve a night in Santa Cruz, check out the Paradox and the Solaire.

Thank tjcnewyork
Modesto, California
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We tried out the bar at Solaire which is in the Hotel Paradox on Ocean Avenue. The decor was modern and somewhat minimalist but pleasant and inviting. The service was very good. Everyone we talked to was friendly. We shared the calamari appetizer with drinks. We highly recommend the Bourbon Bramble and the Moscow Mule. We plan to return and... More 

Thank Mamjensen
Coppell, Texas
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491 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel and stopped into the lounge for drinks the previous evening and enjoyed the atmosphere. We had a very nice brunch poolside for Mother's Day. The French toast is lightly battered served with diced strawberries. The side orders of toast include 3 extra large crispy slices. The servers and the entire staff were considerate and... More 

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Ordered room service from the Solaire and was impressed with every meal. The wine selection is out of this world.

Thank coast3216
Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

We ate here late mid-week with a group and tried many of the vegetarian and vegan options. everything was top notch. we also enjoyed the octopus, the calamari, and a wide selection of california craft beers.

Thank Rob S
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

Have been here at least three times for dinner. It'd be hard to recommend it, mainly because of the bad service. Last night waited 15 minutes for a drink, had to remind our server we'd ordered wine for dinner, and just generally were disappointed. This has, sadly, been the case each time we've been to Solaire. We wanted to help... More 

Thank Ken C
Castro Valley, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

I can't say enough about how good this restaurant is. Amazing local sourced food and great service. I wish we ate there more often instead of leaving the hotel.

Thank Matthew C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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310 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

For a refurbished old California motel, the Paradox is making a sincere effort at "hip," and the Solaire restaurant works nicely as part of that construct. White tablecloth kind of place, although everyone is casual, especially hotel guests. Good menu, if limited. I had a New York steak that was very good, with excellent sides, and breakfast chillaquiles were the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-600-4545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?