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Review of Aquarius - Dream Inn

Aquarius - Dream Inn
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Ranked #23 of 368 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bay Street
95448
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220 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Really?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

The Dream Inn is the # 1 hotel in Santa Cruz. The associated restaurant is not of the same quality by a long shot. The location is the only thing in Aquarius' favor. We did have a nice glass of wine and the chowder was OK. But both of our entrees were inedible. To their credit, they did not charge us for the entrees. We returned to our room and ate the snacks we had brought with us.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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468 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

We were given a table on a busy sunday despite not booking. The waiter was lovely and very efficient. Food great and as per description. Good ambience and atmosphere. Great views over beach.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Karen C
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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lunch and bubbles”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

As we had a puppy with us, we sat on the small outdoor patio, which we had to ourselves. This restaurant is in a great location for the view from the inside and we enjoyed some bubbles and lunch. The kale salad was delicious and we all enjoyed our food. The only downside was the main courses coming out not long after we'd begun to eat our starters, but I think that was just a kitchen miscommunication. The staff we met were incredibly friendly and the restaurant is clean and airy. Definitely a must if you're visiting Santa Cruz.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Emer T
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Los Angeles, California
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Delicious food on the Santa Cruz beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Aquarius is the hotel restaurant for the Dream Inn. It sits 20 feet above the beach with an outstanding view if the Santa Cruz wharf and beach. There is a wonderful selection of fresh local seafood and well-aged beef. Our waitress was well - informed and very knowledgeable. We were greated warmly by the host when we entered. Valet parking at the Dream Inn
makes visiting this beach restaurant easy.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris E
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San Jose, California
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“great views and location, good food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

Validated parking was nice. Service was off that day. There is plenty to do in the area, including the new Monterey bay National marine center. I would return.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank larry155
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