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Aquarius - Dream Inn

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175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438 (Bay Street)
+1 831-460-5012
07:00 - 22:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with friends for a night out. Had really good service. Food...2 of us ordered beet salad and added salmon. I have to say that it was some of the best salmon I have had at a restaurant. The salad was great! Others had sea bass and crab salad. Service was wonderful..will be back.

Thank Jackie L
Santa Clara, California
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399 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think a set menu is not what they are the best at. I only had ONE item as a vegetarian to chose from. The Goat Cheese ravioli. It was OK, not made with LOVE…. The service was good. The view is great. The Creme Brûlée was great! Go for the view and drinks, or dessert and appetizers. I will... More 

Thank Squeekie
Chicago, Illinois
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256 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Dream Inn and had breakfast at Aquarius one morning. The food was delicious. The server was not attentive and we had to wait a long time to ask for condiments and to receive our check.

Thank casa1234
San Jose, California, United States
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing. The food was spectacular. I had the best steak I've ever eaten in my life. My fiancé enjoyed his burger, but agreed the steak was wonderful. The place looks super fancy, but the staff is very approachable and personable. We will most definitely be back for sure!!!!

Thank PunkyL
Santa Cruz, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I ate their on my girl friend birthday with her two siaters. It was very nice. You can eat in the bar or the dinning room. Great soup, mac n cheese, salad, bread and butter. I will go back to try their steak dinner dinner next time. We sat at a table near the window so we could watch the... More 

Thank Joan J
Santa Cruz, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

we ate there with friends recently....three ordered the prime rib....i got salmon....we have all had these entrees before.....we each had 2 drinks....but the bill was $300....so we will choose to eat in the bar the next time.....the prime rib is a generous portion, but we surprised by the bill since we have all eaten here before.

Thank laura g
Vancouver, Washington
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Cold outside and our car loaded with Christmas presents, we appreciated the valet parking service. Our family of four-- which includes two adult college age daughters were impressed with the floor to ceiling windows of the modern space and our window table that overlooked the sand, ocean, Santa Cruz Boardwalk and pier.Our server was friendly and efficient. The breakfast menu... More 

Thank seizetheday212
Marion, Indiana
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Ordered room service. The Farmer's Market Wrap was listed as a wrap containing grilled veggies, vine-ripened tomatoes, & avocado, & served with fries. The fries were exactly like McDonald's fries--portion size large. The wrap was completely bland. The filling was 90% lettuce/salad mix, & 10% other: maybe 2 slices worth of diced tomato (flavorless, hard, not red), maybe 2 slices/wedges... More 

Thank DanaJ0
Lincoln, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We love staying at the Dream Inn and we love having the Clam Chowder and Sourdough bread everytime we go there (we go about 7 nights a year)...Wednsday October 26th or 27th....cant remember the exact date...Got a seat and was greeted by the Server (young with blonde hair)...We ordered two bloody marys...very good but $13 each????.....I asked how much the... More 

Thank Amber S
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I haven't been here for dinner in years. But I can speak to the breakfast. The huevos rancheros is spectacular. I am told everything is good, but I always order the same thing. The view is great, just feet to the beach, with large floor to ceiling windows and pristine ocean views. The coffee and Bloody Mary's are great and... More 

Thank Kenda H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
    (Bay Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-460-5012

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