We selected 515 Kitchen and cocktails because our favorite Santa Cruz restaurant was closed. It turned out to be a wonderful coincidence. The youthful staff (to patrons in their 60's like us) exhibited a level of professionalism, promptness and attitude rare to these parts. The ambience was somewhat subdued, even cozy, but there was activity and energy without the noise so common to restaraunts today. The bar menu was full of the latest drinks, which we are not interested in, so we were delighted with our more traditional selections: a Manhattan with rye whiskey and a champagne cocktail that where made without any bartender innovations. The menu has a wide selection of entrees and small plates. My friend had pasta and I had a steak. We were both pleased with the preparation and presentation. The wine list is varied and quite reasonable with a nice selection of wines by the glass. We enjoyed ourselves so much we even split a dessert. I am eager to return and hope there is a consistency to the food and service that will provide us with a second favorite resturant in Santa Cruz.