Back Nine Grill & Bar
Steak was unfortunately not cooked well. Salads were average. Appreciated assistance with birthday cake.
nice local venue and cozy atmosphere it does get noisy but had a wonderful burger for Burger Week and split a salad. Love the cocktails and strong wine selections. Cheers!
This was my third visit to Back Nine Grill & Bar. As before, this is a great place to meet with friends and have a conversation and very good food. The seating is very comfortable and the noise level is great even when every table is full we could hear each other and not conversations nearby. I intend to go back soon.
Great food and service, very clean , need more variety of choices please
We celebrated my spouses birthday here. Way more people came than we expected, but they accommodated all of us beautifully. The staff was great. They served everyone quickly and handled individual bills with ease. There's a whole easy chair area with a fireplace that is very comfy. We love this place!!
This place is great. Food and drink never disappoint and atmosphere is nice.
Great date night! Went during Santa Cruz Restaurant Week and enjoyed an appetizer, entree and dessert for $25/pp. Our server, Ali, was a breath of fresh air. We just LOVED her, and will be back the next time she's working bar. You did us right, Ali! :)
Sadly, the Back Nine Grill failed in my dining experience.
On a positive note, the service was really good.
Since it was my first time there, I was not aware there were options to either being seated in the noisy bar/lounge area (to be expected), which I was seated in, to the much more quiet dining room.
Unfortunately, I requested my flat-iron steak “a little pink” inside, but it was well done.
Since the Santa Cruz area offers so many other dining options, I doubt if I will be returning to or recommending the Back Nine Grill.
I went because I wanted to try something new and this was featured in Santa Cruz Restaurant week. It was some of the best food I have had in a long time!! Big portions too. Wonderful and I will return.
Fairly busy night, took a long time for the food and drinks to appear. Other reviews spoke to the quality of food for the cost & they were right. If I were to return, I'd stick with appetizers and a drink.
Servers, food quality—very good.
Noise level was a bit high, but led to a casual, relaxed atmosphere which was nice for us tonight.
I’m sooo glad we made reservations! Didn’t have to wait at all :)
Everyone enjoyed each dish. Will definitely return!
The food is very good. The place itself could have looked a little nicer. I would definitely go again. The servers were very nice and very helpful in selecting the meals. The portions are big.
The food was really good, the service wa great and most of all kid friendly!
Didn't realize this place is inside an Inn. I guess many of the Inn's guest decided to spend the evening at Santa Cruz downtown cause this place was not busy at all. But good for us! Restaurant was homey, food was sumptuous, and staff was attentive. We ordered salad, steak, ribs, chicken and mushroom burger - and everyone loved the dishes! Best of all, desserts were delicious (berry cobbler and molten lava) You must try this place!!
With the prices as high as the were, we thought it was going to be fancier. But it was just a typical burger restaurant with men yelling at the tv for a BB game and people in their relaxed clothing. It would've been perfect for a menu that was a tad cheaper, but if you charge that much you need the ambiance to be better.
Great wine selection and food, waitress is friendly and great customer service
We had a great experience. Their food was delicious and we had a very attentive waitress. Next time we're in town we'll definitely come back!
great with kids
Everything was great!!
The food was excellant and the service was outstanding. I am so pleased to find a good resturan near our home in Scotts Valley. We regularly attended the resturant that was there prior.
This place has a good feel to it. My husband and I started with the coconut prawn appetizer. Our entrées included the flat iron steak (him) and blue cheese & pear salad (w/chicken added) and then we shared a berry cobbler a la mode. It was all delicious. Look forward to our next visit there. We were on our way from Santa cruz to Los Gatos to see the holiday light show at Vasona Lake Park. Great place to stop when your coming or going "over the hill" (across the Santa Cruz mountains via Hwy 17).
Food and table service was good. Ok wine list. The Hostess did not credit my booking and also told two of my guests we were not there yet. They left after waiting half an hour assuming something happened and we were not there. I called to check on them and had them return.
my daughter is vegan, and mother in law lactose intolerant. daughter very happy with veggie burger minus bun with avacado and myshrooms. veggies with just olive oil. Little concerned server did not totally get restictions. but seemed to ge well
The Staff are great here. Made sure we were well taken care of from drinks to dessert.
The food was good, comfort style.
This was not our first time here, but a pick because if Santa Cruz Restaurant Week.
We will definitely be back.
A bit noisy in the sports bar area, but pleasant otherwise. Friendly staff, good food. If you want a quieter experience, there's an alcove away from the bar.
Nice dining experience. The ribs were fantastic, and the angus burgers were very good as well. Staff was friendly and thoughtful.
We had a very attentive wait person name Noel. She was fantastic. She made sure everything was going great without being intrusive. The bus boys were great too. Making sure we water and clearing plates professionally. Our dinner was very delicious and well priced. A great experience and we will definitely being coming back.
Great service! Food never disappoints :) We've been a few times and are always pleased.
Food was delicious, service was excellent, a fantastic experience and will definitely be back real soon!
We loved it here! We sat by the fire and did not feel rushed. The staff were friendly and dinner was great.
We have been to Back 9 at least ten times in the past year, and it has become our 'go to' restaurant in Santa Cruz. We live in Scotts Valley, and it's very convenient to meet friends, family, business associates there. Every person we have brought has been happy. The décor is relaxed and inviting. The food very good. The service good. Even when it's busy, we can still have a conversation without having to yell. Many other restaurants are so loud we can't talk comfortably! We recommend it for a casual, relaxed lunch or dinner.
Waitperson excellent! Very comfortable sitting next to fireplace.
We got to the restaurant early and we got seated right away. A very cozy place. Enjoyed the food and price was very reasonable. Service was great.
Great selection menu! Our waiter was so accommodating. This was my 4th time there. Will return again for those garlic mashed potatoes!
The food was wonderful. The clam chowder was the best I have ever tasted. We will for sure be going back.
My pork chop dinner was delicious and big enough that I will get to enjoy it twice!
Drinks and apps were good! I got the burger and it was good! Not too many people working but it was good overall! We would go again!
The food's pretty good and the ambience is fine if you're looking for casual. You can get a more intimate experience if you're seated in the back, away from the bar. I was disappointed in that we had made a reservation well in advance for Valentine's Day and got seated in the bar area under bright lights, check by jowl. There were other tables available so we got changed to a different one which was only a little better. So, it's not a good place if you're looking for a place to have a special meal, unless you specifically asked to be seated toward the rear. Nice for casual meals, though.
we tried what some reviews mentioned and the shrimp appetizer was awesome--all in all a nice late afternoon meal-----