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“Always a good meal and not too overpriced”
Review of Bittersweet Bistro

Bittersweet Bistro
Ranked #10 of 71 Restaurants in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Recognized by locals as one of the top restaurants in Aptos and Santa Cruz County, Bittersweet Bistro offers an American Bistro Cuisine style dinner menu with Mediterranean influences. Outstanding dessert menu and an award-winning wine list are served in a casual, relaxed atmosphere in the dining room, heated outdoor patio and new lounge.
Santa Cruz, California
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Always a good meal and not too overpriced”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

The service and food at Bittersweet are always good. A favorite reason to go is the banana bread pudding that is occasionally on special.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Monterey, California
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hit and miss”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Some days this is really good and others not so much, I don't know how a place can put out great food one day then really miss the mark the next. The bar tenders are good, but sometimes I feel they don't see me. Happy hour is always a good value and I can take my dog on the patio. I'll go back if friends say they want to go, but it's never my first choice.

Visited August 2012
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Sun City West, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
1,034 reviews
520 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot, but food needs some work”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Lovely, lively patio - with very good daily specials. This may be the best deal.
We ate inside and had full dinners. Service was extremely professional and capable.
There is a wide variety of things on the menu - and love the option of small portions of anything.
But food was not top-notch. Fish was OK; vegetarian pizza was good, but was luke-warm. Not my favorite.
So grab a friend or family (dogs included) and head for the patio on a nice summer day.

  • Visited May 2013
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corralitos
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“crowded dogs allowed food mediocre”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

nothing is more unappetizing than animals next to what is suppose to be a better dining experience. the food was substandard. however , the staff was excellent. for the price ,as a local, i can think of many better venues. my memory has it that it was more enticing in the past...

  • Visited March 2013
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San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“FABULOUS!”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

couldn't get much better than this place... the food was amazing, the service was great. we will definitely be coming back!

Visited March 2013
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