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Oswald

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121 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4500
+1 831-423-7427
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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121 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4500
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Debated about going to the wharf for lunch but decided not. Had a great lunch at Oswald's. I had fresh Pacific Salmon that was excellent. My wife had the fried chicken which she really enjoyed. The accompanying salad had way too much dressing. Service was...More

Thank n2r49rs
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We made a reservation on open table however we were a bit late trying to find parking. There is a garage right next door however that we finally parked in. We were greeted and seated quickly. Wonderful sour dough bread appeared quickly. We ordered our...More

Thank 2muchfun4us
Reviewed April 10, 2017

After a late afternoon movie at the Regal, we decided to try Oswalds for dinner on a Saturday night. It was nearly 8pm and we walked in without reservations and I expected we might not get seated for a while - or even turned away....More

Thank Vanlippe
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We had an enjoyable birthday dinner here on a wet February evening. Fortunately, we had booked well in advance as the place was packed. Good food and wine, friendly and efficient service. Original artworks on the wall.

Thank cleoch
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Four of us had dinner and found the food interesting and well prepared. The staff were very friendly and responsive to our requests and questions. Our best meal in Santa Cruz

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed February 21, 2017

When weather cancelled plans for dining at another area restaurant, my grandson (lives in Santa Cruz and works in food industry) chose this cozy restaurant for my birthday dinner for the two of us. I had heard very good things about it from several sources...More

Thank lucysmom47
Reviewed February 16, 2017

We went to Oswald for a birthday dinner with our son and girlfriend. We wanted somewhere special with great entrees, since our son is a "foodie." We weren't disappointed! We had skirt steak, sea bass, and pork chops. All were outstanding, and the prices were...More

Thank lolly63
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Visited Oswald on a rainy night and had a fantastic meal. We tried the mushroom soup (rich and creamy) and mussels as an appetizer. Both were very good. For our entries, we had the scallops with a saffron cream sauce (amazing flavor) and Chilean Sea...More

Thank SFH7004
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Good restaurants acting like a wine bar. Service is good but on the slow side. Food is good. Noise level is quiet. Easy parking in garage.

Thank RobReno
Reviewed November 7, 2016

Nothing overly special happening here. Not sure what the hype is. Lunch was a smallish menu, but a nice selection. Salads and sandwiches were fine...nothing overly special. Service was good and the restaurant is nicely decorated. Prices were reasonable. I would come back, but not...More

Thank bl1416
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $30
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4500
    (Front)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-7427
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