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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%
Travellers talk about
“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 April 23, 2018 via mobile

Average food, below average service. I waited 15 minutes for my first glass of wine. Finally had to ask the host for it because my server clearly forgot about me. No apology from anyone.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank TravelGuyBos
Reviewed April 12, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious brunch overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. My group ordered the People's Choice award winning clam chowder, Huevos Rancheros, and David's French Toast, which was very fancy and exotic. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the food came quickly (although...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Lynn S
Reviewed March 22, 2018

It was a group dinner with kids and adults. Staff were very attentive and helpful. Food was good but nothing special.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Moonstone07
Reviewed March 11, 2018

On March 3, 2018 my friends and I had reservations at the Aquarius for a special birthday lunch had requested the corner window table. Upon arrival the table looked to be available but we were not seated there. This is a special lunch and we...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank cerrutijennifer
Darren P, General Manager at Aquarius, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Dear cerrutljennifer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. I‘m sorry that this is the impression that you walked away from our restaurant with. We are passionate about creating enriching/positive/great/memorable experiences for all guests who come through our door....More

Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

We like to come here during the day so that we can enjoy the wonderful view. (The restaurant is part of the Dream Inn Hotel, which is located right on the beach.) The food and service are both excellent. They are not overly crowded and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank olive2eat
Reviewed March 3, 2018

First of all I was staying at Dream Inn and the walk to the restaurant was almost off-site and I had to walk down a flight of stairs to get there and I'm older and my knees don't like stairs any longer. I don't "whine"...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed February 26, 2018

I have been to Aquarius on several different occasions: with friends, with local colleagues, and with out of town colleagues and friends. The food and service are always outstanding. They have a varied selection of menu items, something for everyone, but nothing is "generic." A...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank dcypher2016
Reviewed February 25, 2018

They have renovated the hotel and restaurant and year or so ago and have made a beautiful room with floor to ceiling glass with a view of Santa Cruz's bay (Monterey Bay) and the beach. I had some wonderful scallops done to perfection and my...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank James W
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Stayed here, after reviewing expensive menu decide to sit in bar at window for the view and have appetizers and a glass of wine, expensive both, decider to have dinners at wharf restaurants, all great and cheaper

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank DonM260
Reviewed February 20, 2018

They've got a decent appetizer--lightly battered and fried sweet potato rounds served with a dipping sauce--very nice. And the Caeser Salad was a wonderful presentation and proclaimed delicious. The wine selection is good, we ordered by the glass and enjoyed a cab William Hill. However,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Bonnie T
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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
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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