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Oswald

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121 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Front)
(831) 423-7427
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8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Santa Rosa, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked here from the boardwalk, probably not the safest walk but managable. Food was okay, service was very good.

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Thank E-202
San Diego California
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Oswald. The quality of food and presentation was great, as was the service. Will definitely return again if ever in Santa Cruz.

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San Leandro CA
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126 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dinners were wonderful, I had the roasted duck breast and my wife had The filet mignonette. For dessert I had the almond custard torte and my wife had the chocolate soufflé. So far this is the best meal we've had in SC (Soif is a solid second). It's a little loud, but it is definitely a great social scene... More 

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Thank byoung3rd
Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was late so the main menu was unavailable, but bar menu dishes (lasagna and crab dish) were super good. Desserts were absolutely awesome!

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Thank Oleg M
Carnelian Bay, Ca
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220 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The food here was top notch, absolutely. The crab avocado salad and the special salad of flash fried oysters over spring mix with uber sweet pear tomatoes were nothing short of excellent and satisfying. The crispy polenta cakes over ratatouille, ditto. The star of the show~ tah dah!!!~ the skirt steak that you can cut with a fork! What? All... More 

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Thank roamingnoni
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Went on Wed PM - prix fix menu -- delicious !! Try the Seafood Linguini !! Desserts were top notch, all 3 of them !! (Table of three, so we shared). Waiter, service were on top of everything - nicely done.

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Thank Patrick S
California
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159 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The caliber of food and service at Oswald's is one of the best, if mot the best, in Santa Cruz County. The restaurant has a bar area with counter and table seating and a dining area, mostly 2-4 people tables and a couple of circular tables for larger groups. Located a block away from Pacific Aveune at the corner of... More 

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Thank shewoo
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

My wife and I hit this place once in a while when we're in the mood for a cocktail. Grabbing a seat at the bar is where it's at.

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Thank Jeff R
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

this has a hopping scene, great bar menu and the bar gets very busy, we love sitting at the bar but not here because we would have waited ages so we sat down at a table and after a great dinner had our nightcap at the bar. The food here is really really good and the service is perfect. We... More 

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Thank Colin R
San Diego, CA
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This is supposed to be one of the best restaurants in Santa Cruz and it didn't disappoint. I ordered the pork belly which was outstanding. Others had Rack of Lamb & Skirt Steak. Salads & Soup also outstanding. Foie Gras..just get it. Atmosphere is very nice and upscale. It's far enough from the downtown, nightly freakshow of homeless people so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
    (Front)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: (831) 423-7427

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