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175 W Cliff Dr, at Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
+1 831-460-5012
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea scallops” (4 reviews)
“kale salad” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
175 W Cliff Dr, at Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The main attraction in the lounge was the quality live music. I am afraid that I no longer have a real reason to go there. I hope the management will re-consider.

Thank Trek57351932020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we live on the other coast, we are in CA – especially the Santa Cruz area – several times a year to visit family and friends. And whenever we are there, we take my 101-year-old mother-in-law and gather friends and relatives who are around...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Aquarius for Restaurant Week based on it's menu. We arrived and were promptly seated. We both ordered a draft beer. I had the amber and my wife had the stout. Both beers had great flavor and body with a smooth finish....More

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Previously I gave this place 5 stars because of the music, location and general overall cool factor. Well, sad to say, I guess the management there has decided that jazz is no longer cool and its better to be a generic hotel lounge. They still...More

Thank Randy W
LarsS2977, Manager at Aquarius, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Randy W, Thank you for your feedback, I apologize that you are disappointed with not having Thursday music. Usually in the winter we only do music two nights due to business levels. We love our Jazz music and I hope you are able to...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I’m currently writing this review before the check even arrives! Avoid. The views are great but not worth the terrible overpriced food. Daughters main came out late and cold. Our mains came out cold too. Also the table was filthy.More

Thank CaptainClassic
LarsS2977, Manager at Aquarius, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear MorbidlyObese, Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to comment. We strive to take care of every guests and we fell short. I apologize for the inconvenience. I will communicate with the staff to ensure this doesn't happen again. Please...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Date night outing with my honey... we decided to stop by the Jack O'Neill lounge for drinks and dessert and so glad we did! We were treated to a free concert by local professional musicians playing their hearts out for us. The whole place had...More

Thank trippin321
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Our group of 10 enjoyed a lovely dinner in the Aquarius dining room, and had pre-dinner drinks in the Jack O'Neill lounge. Food was great and service professional. I'd recommend.

Thank Bridget M
Reviewed September 23, 2018

I stopped in the Lounge last night with my partner for drinks. I was blow away to hear the world class jazz trio they had playing. I had not been to the Dream Inn for a long time and I did not expect to find...More

Thank mbpah
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

The menu on Trip Advisor is really outdated. We went to the Aquarius in Santa Cruz based on the menu listed and was very disappointed when we got to the restaurant and the items we wanted were not even on the menu. The waitress was...More

Thank Seaside144969
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Hands down best clam chowder ever. View was fantastic, service excellent. Right on the beach next to boardwalk.

Thank SVCris
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Lurker L
February 23, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from rbashaw | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely. We also offer in-room dining if you prefer to have breakfast while enjoying the view from your balcony!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 W Cliff Dr, at Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
    (Bay Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-460-5012
  • E-mail
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