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1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837 (Capitola Rd.)
16:30 - 20:30
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Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 20:30
Sat 16:30 - 21:30
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of my all time favorite restaurants. They never disappoint. It is a romantic restaurant, perfect for couples. The outside patio

Thank Christine V
Galt, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still one of my favorite places. Spectacular view and great service. The food is good but doesn't seem to be as great as on previous visits and it is pricey. But it's still a place we will go back to for special occasions.

Thank Ilane B
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delightful evening with a group of friends, while visiting this area along the coast. I would for sure return to this place next time I was in the area. The food was very good and the service , excellent.

Thank Keith A
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance and trolley ride across a beautiful ravine is worth the outing not to even mention the delicious food. Also, good live entertainment in the bar area. We started the meal with phyllo wrapped baked brie with a jalepeno jelly sauce. ( I don't like spicy, but it was very good), and bacon wrapped prawns. For the main course,... More 

Thank L M
Castle Rock, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unique restaurant, with trees growing up from the floor, a cute little funicular that carries you from street side to the restaurant entry. A nice range of wines from inexpensive to expensive both California and Europe. A good range of Fish, Fowl and Beef with decent vegetarian fare available. Waitstaff is local and when time allows conversational. They will... More 

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Lees Summit, Mo
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767 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,293 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very unique and always has great views and fantastic food. The service is also fantastic.

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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried for Thanksgiving and couldn't get in (no reservation), but we tried again and it was worth the wait. The food and service was excellent, the waiter friendly and helpful, and every biteful a delight. Pricey but a great place for a special event.

Thank Risa L
Santa Maria CA
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182 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I dined there this past weekend during a stay at the Inn at Depot HIll. From start to finish, everything was just exquisite. The provided taxi and driver, Rory, who was an absolute doll, the absolutely gorgeous interior (and exterior) or this beautiful restaurant, the fantastic service (Andrew), and of course the divine food. We sat right... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Menu offers great variety and extensive cocktail selection. The service is excellent and paced well despite a very busy night. Ask for a table in one of the upstairs rooms. Lower glassed in patio is noisy with uneven floors and annoying rocking tables. For a special celebration with reservations made well in advance I expected at least to be able... More 

Thank Rosebank2
Rome, Indiana
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is charming! I loved the stroll down to the main building and the eccentric feel of the place. The food on the other hand was bland and extremely overpriced. I don't mind paying good money for a tasty meal; however, the meal had little flavor and was disappointing.

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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
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010-2837
    (Capitola Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: 8314751511

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