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515 Kitchen and Cocktails

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American, Bar, Pub
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515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-
+1 831-425-5051
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Today
16:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 01:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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PA
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank BRIJ
Santa Ana, California
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 ;).

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Thank DC2SF2SC
Santa Cruz, California
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!

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Thank LisaAnnToo
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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Thank George C
California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Kiran P
Santa Cruz, California
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 

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Thank Henry S
Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank LARAMARIA2013
Fresno, California
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Find this place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will be glad you did. Amazing drinks and food Especially the drinks. They make them all. We sat at the bar and watched the cocktail making Really fun to watch. These guys know what they are doing. A little bit of this a little bit of that and poof you have a cocktail you will not... More 

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Thank rackman0000
CA
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This place is too much Santa Cruz... service is not good at all, and the servers have no clue... they are on autopilot not thinking about their tables and serving food and drinks in filthy plates, mugs and glassware. It is really too bad the owner(s) don't seem to care about this place. It is in desperate need of a... More 

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Thank j1traveller
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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340 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

I probably should have gone after dark so I couldn't see how dirty the floors and the seating were. The wait staff was very nice and our drinks were delivered promptly. It was happy hour, so the bill was low. I had a rhubarb/cucumber drink and it was okay. The Le Pamplemousse looked much better and my friend told me... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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