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Bittersweet Bistro

787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Ste B, Aptos, CA 95003-4727
+1 831-662-9799
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Ste B, Aptos, CA 95003-4727
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you go for breakfast it is amazing!!! Great omelets, pancakes, and potatoes. We love their happy hour. Dinner here is so good. LOve all of the dishes.

Thank suzyG95136
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I just hosted a 25 person dinner party for a friend's Birthday and everything turned out amazing! The food was prepared perfectly, the service was on point, the place was beautiful as always. Not one complaint. I'm picky and found nothing wrong. All guests had...More

Thank Dean M
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Nice restaurant, good food, decent service. The portions served were large enough to share. Desserts were pricey but they definitely were large enough to share. My wife and I both had small desserts but one couple we were with shared a large dessert that was...More

Thank Carlo0647
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We walk here often and generally eat in the Tavern which has a nice ambiance, and an extensive menu that is not too pricey. The restaurant offers additional higher-end food options at a higher price. We enjoy the pub food, not great, but tasty. The...More

Thank globalsurferSC
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This restaurant is excellent for it's food and service however expensive. My wife and I really enjoy dining at the specious bar where the complete dining room menu is available as well as a happy hour menu and nightly food specials. Flat screen TV's at...More

Thank jeffreyf503
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Very nice American food. Dog friendly if you are willing to sit in the outdoors area. Friendly staff. Large variety of food. Pizza, burgers, fine foods.

Thank SnapshotNewEngland
Reviewed 25 October 2017

My first visit in the later '90's impressed me. Casual elegance. Fair prices. It has been many years since I visited, and things have changed. My latest visit found a bit more elegance, good food, and prices leaning toward exorbitant.

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 16 October 2017

In the competitive Santa Cruz county restaurant market, Bittersweet Bistro became a little too complacent about pricing and service, and their business must have suffered. We went for Happy Hour only because we had another event nearby, and found smaller crowds on a Friday, more...More

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Wife and I ate here with family. Sat in the bar area. The service was good. Drinks were decent. The food is a bit pricey, but you can get a half plate and it was h honestly enough food. The sesame seared tuna was spot...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Family get together for Brunch while we are here visiting. When we arrived only 4 tables occupied so was seated right away, orders taken but took awhile for the orders to come. Orders sitting on the table No silverware, took asking 5 times for silverware...More

Thank Linda C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, Ste B, Aptos, CA 95003-4727
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-662-9799
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.
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