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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 Clara, California
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399 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

X-mas eve. dinner. They validate your parking across the street. Bring the ticket. The Spiced Pear toddy was good, but I would pick something else. Had too much mulled wine flavor for my taste. The restaurant is nice and the service was great. The views over the pier and beach is great!! Nice place to just come in for a... More 

Thank Squeekie
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Very unprofessional waitress, would have been better at Chile's. We were part of a work party of about 14. The first side of the table was served 20 minutes before the other side of the table got their food. Mine was served cold. Not what you expect when paying $30.00 for dinner. They were great at pushing expensive drinks.

Thank mszozobra
Santa Cruz, California
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

This hotel is right on the water in Santa Cruz. The atmosphere is great and it is a great place to be.

Thank Paul S
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

The bar, host and main waiters are the nicest people. They will make you incredibly comfortable. We ordered the angus burger and the flat iron steak with broiled Brussels sprouts.m the bread was INCREDIBLE - delicious and warm. It is the service that cannot be matched

Thank Montecito2014
Bel Air, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

My mom and I traveled from Phila to meet my sister half-way from Oz. We were impressed with Aquarius. The dining room's view made it feel as though you were eating/drinking/playing cards right on the beach! The happy hour specials offered variety and were served timely. Above all, we were delighted with the individualized attention--the staff served a HBTY slice... More 

Thank Hungry4Nutella
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is a place that should not be missed. The food is simply amazing. I had the Burrata with Tomato confit and basil oil. It was so good that we ordered it both nights we went to Aquarius. The first night I had the wonderful plate of duck leg pasta and my friend had the sea scallops. Both were amazing... More 

Thank Tom V
Scotts Valley, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I have loved everything experienced here and feel like I am on a mini vacation when dining here with friends. I have been several times for breakfast, when parking is much easier. This restaurant is part of the hotel so most of the customers are hotel guests at breakfast. For me it's just a 15 minute drive from home. The... More 

Thank go2garrett
Santa Cruz, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I'm a local so you'd think I'd avoid a restaurant and bar located in a hotel but I don't in this case. Worth going to.

San Francisco
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Three of the ten people in our party ordered flatiron steak. When our entree arrived it was cold - not even warm. We returned it not once but twice. The third time it returned barely warm. The steak was pretty tough so I skipped eating it and opted for a good dessert. Expensive evening for no eatable main dish. We... More 

Thank CampbellPerry
Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I've really enjoyed this place every time I've gone. The view can not be beat in Santa Cruz! The drinks are great, the service is amazing, and the food is excellent.

Thank isoulshines

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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