We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

515 Kitchen and Cocktails

American, Bar, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4306
831-425-5051
Website
Today
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 60: English reviews
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Need a happy spot? Have you tried 515 Kitchen? Incredibly comfortable and low-key atmosphere, creative and healthy menu and cocktails - to die for! Great mixologist! Ask about the "Cocktail of the day". Yum!!!

Helpful?
Thank LisaAnnToo
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Came here after I had already eaten dinner. I wish I hadn't. I ordered off of the small plate menu and each appetizer was good. The bruschetta was a little unweildy because it came on a serving dish, with each component of the brushetta (arugula, some sort of soft cheese, garlic and tomatoes marinated in olive oil and herbs) and... More 

Helpful?
Thank George C
California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Like the title says, we stopped here because we also wanted some food with our drinks. We arrived a bit late so the only things available were tapas. The drinks themselves were fantastic but the food was something to be desired. I ordered the spicy crab cakes and they came out overcooked and burned. The area we were sitting at... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kiran P
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite brunch places in town is no long on the top of the list. Maybe we got old, but the music was too intense for an Easter brunch. They got rid of their French press coffee which was a highlight and now have average coffee. They didn't even have soy milk which is a no no in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Henry S
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I love the drinks and the place however my last experience trying to bring a friend with me was very disappointed. The server was just to rude in letting us know u could just not stand up as we had just walk to the upstairs area and we were trying to figure out if someone would sitting us...or should we... More 

Helpful?
Thank LARAMARIA2013
Fresno, California
Level Contributor
67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Find this place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will be glad you did. Amazing drinks and food Especially the drinks. They make them all. We sat at the bar and watched the cocktail making Really fun to watch. These guys know what they are doing. A little bit of this a little bit of that and poof you have a cocktail you will not... More 

Helpful?
Thank rackman0000
CA
Level Contributor
73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is too much Santa Cruz... service is not good at all, and the servers have no clue... they are on autopilot not thinking about their tables and serving food and drinks in filthy plates, mugs and glassware. It is really too bad the owner(s) don't seem to care about this place. It is in desperate need of a... More 

Helpful?
Thank j1traveller
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
319 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I probably should have gone after dark so I couldn't see how dirty the floors and the seating were. The wait staff was very nice and our drinks were delivered promptly. It was happy hour, so the bill was low. I had a rhubarb/cucumber drink and it was okay. The Le Pamplemousse looked much better and my friend told me... More 

Helpful?
Thank Outofdodge_10
Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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.

Helpful?
Thank Josie100_10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

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)

Helpful?
Thank TamarAmsterdam

Travelers who viewed 515 Kitchen and Cocktails also viewed

 

Been to 515 Kitchen and Cocktails? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-425-5051

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from 515 Kitchen and Cocktails staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?