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515 Kitchen and Cocktails

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4306
+1 831-425-5051
16:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 15:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in to this little spot and ordered one of the happy hours specials. A Ny sour which is a whiskey sour with cab franc floated on top. Delicious. We also had some small plates-truffled French fries, mussels in a white sauce, a duck flat bread, and a half green salad. All the food was very good. There was... More 

Thank K T
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We found this place by walking by, looking for breakfast. Inside, it looked very funky with antique looking furniture (old) and purple curtains. We decided to have branch and found a table inside. Unfortunately, our table was close to a speaker blasting some type of screeching music; we could not even have a conversation going because of it. All these... More 

Thank L0ve2travle
Modesto, California
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We had a real nice meal here on a Friday night. The restaurant was busy but not overly crowded. I had a great salad with chicken and my wife had a pizza. We shared the warm brownie with the banana gelato - delicious! But their drink menu was outstanding! My wife really liked the spiced rum drink. They also had... More 

Thank Mamjensen
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Most places are closed late Sunday night in Santa Cruz. We got in late, found a motel, and needed food and drinks that wasn't crappy fast food! Took an Uber from Boardwalk area ($7) and had an awesome late meal at 515. Small, cozy place. Laid back (jeans and t shirt was ok, so was dressing up though). Delish Small... More 

Thank BRIJ
Santa Ana, California
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

515 Kitchen & Cocktails is home to Santa Cruz's best mixologists (and arguably the Monterey Bay Area's too). Whether it's the perfect sazerac or a custom concoction, 515 can do it with flair. Oh, and the food's not bad either. Ask about the burger that's not on the menu ;).

Thank DC2SF2SC
Santa Cruz, California
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Need a happy spot? Have you tried 515 Kitchen? Incredibly comfortable and low-key atmosphere, creative and healthy menu and cocktails - to die for! Great mixologist! Ask about the "Cocktail of the day". Yum!!!

Thank LisaAnnToo
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Came here after I had already eaten dinner. I wish I hadn't. I ordered off of the small plate menu and each appetizer was good. The bruschetta was a little unweildy because it came on a serving dish, with each component of the brushetta (arugula, some sort of soft cheese, garlic and tomatoes marinated in olive oil and herbs) and... More 

Thank George C
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Like the title says, we stopped here because we also wanted some food with our drinks. We arrived a bit late so the only things available were tapas. The drinks themselves were fantastic but the food was something to be desired. I ordered the spicy crab cakes and they came out overcooked and burned. The area we were sitting at... More 

Thank Kiran P
Santa Cruz, California
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite brunch places in town is no long on the top of the list. Maybe we got old, but the music was too intense for an Easter brunch. They got rid of their French press coffee which was a highlight and now have average coffee. They didn't even have soy milk which is a no no in... More 

Thank Henry S
Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I love the drinks and the place however my last experience trying to bring a friend with me was very disappointed. The server was just to rude in letting us know u could just not stand up as we had just walk to the upstairs area and we were trying to figure out if someone would sitting us...or should we... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-5051

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