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Solaire Restaurant + Bar
Solaire Restaurant + Bar

Solaire Restaurant + Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://solairerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (831) 600-4545
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am-11:00am

    Lunch: Daily 11:30am-2:00pm

    Dinner: Daily 5:30pm-10:00pm
    Happy Hour: Sun-Thurs 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Ross McKee
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can host parties from 10 to 300
  • Special Events & Promotions: We have special menus for all Holidays

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary
A word from Solaire Restaurant + Bar
Whether it be a cocktail while soaking up the sun at the poolside bar, an
expertly prepared meal, or a spirited conversation at the bar, Solaire
Restaurant + Bar offers the best of what is available with the changing

Solaire offers a truly local dining destination that offers unexpected and
offbeat twists on local ingredients and flavors. The atmosphere of the
seasonal restaurant changes based on the weather—in the warm weather
months it is a playful experience centered on the indoor/outdoor bar and
the vibrant pool scene and in the foggier months guests can cozy up to the
fireplace or by a fire pit while enjoying a cocktail. Mirroring the laid-back attitude of Santa Cruz, the restaurant and bar incorporate the natural elements of the water, sky and fire in imaginative and modern ways.

Sink your teeth into fresh farm-to-table American comfort food at our Solaire Restaurant + Bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "I had the special halibut (mar 29) perfectly done, crisp on outside, moist inside. But it was on a bed of black beans, corn, peas and red pepper which tasted like they just opened a can of beans. The chef needs more imagination, like a flavorful sauce, some herbs, or something. The overall dish was just plain boring."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Next time I'll call to make sure we won't be dining at the same time as a loud party of celebrants raising funds. The noise made our dining experience less enjoyable than on past occasions."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I am generally very "low maintenance" and tend to enjoy most restaurants. I chose Solaire because of the great reviews on Open Table. It was difficult to find as it is attached to a hotel. We started with the cauliflower gratin. It was good but not amazing. The goat cheese and beet salad with salmon was quite delicious. We ordered the risotto as our main dish and only ate a few bites. I love risotto and this was terrible. The mushroom sauce on the top was overbearing and did not mix well with the overwhelming taste of parmesan in the risotto. I will say that the cocktails were fantastic! I had the lemon drop and my sister had the martini with cucumber in it. Both were delicious. Overall, I will not return here."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "A friend recommended that I check this restaurant out. Made a reservation and got there but had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. No biggie. The bartender seemed flustered as the bar was full and he was doing drinks for the tables so it took a while for our drinks.The drinks were excellent. We were then seated at a lovely booth. I chose the salmon and my friend chose the sirloin (ordered medium rare). The presentation of food was great. Unfortunately salmon was raw in the middle but most of it was edible. The steak was well-done and charred on the outside. Both disappointing. I probably wouldn't go back except for a drink at the bar. Too bad."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Mediocre food served very slowly. The waitress forgot our soup and salad course and had to be reminded. By the time the entree arrived an hour later we just boxed it and left."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I booked a reservation through Open Table at Solaire Restaurant for Valentine's day dinner. The decor is quite modern and the ceiling in the main dining room is imprinted with sky and trees. The cocktails were quite good and unusual. My fiancee and I decided to order the prix fixe special dinner which was excellent. My steak was cooked perfectly and her truffle pasta was excellent. Our desserts were delightful."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My seafood dishes were cooked perfectly and locally sourced. The quality of all the dishes at our table met our high standards."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We loved our dinner at Solaire! The food got better with every course. I especially enjoyed the Tomato Basil soup and chocolate mousse cake. Our server Laura was friendly and helpful. Overall, a great experience!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've been saying we should try this restaurant for dinner ever since it opened, but it just wasn't on our radar when we'd be choosing where to go. We drove by on Friday and decided to go that night and it was great! The food was delicious, the ambiance was lovely - very pared down decor with a fireplace near our table, perfect for a rainy night. We will definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "First time at Solaire. Food was excellent quality and staff attentive but not intrusive. Would certainly go back."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the food, service and evening entertainment. They accommodated our group of 12 effortlessly."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Although we were there for thanksgiving, there is a great indoor/outdoor bar. A fun atmosphere for hotel and restaurant guests. The pre-fix menu was good, chef had nice selections to choose from, excellent risotto. Would go again."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We treated our small party of six to a feast without the stress of shopping, cooking and cleaning up. The pre fixe dinner was superb and plentiful -- usually two words that signify less than excellent but not in this case. No point going into details since it was a holiday menu, but our group of sophisticated world travelers all give this big thumbs up. We will be back before the next holiday,"
    Dined on 11/28/2013