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Best American Restaurants in Capitola

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A photo of Paradise Beach Grille restaurant
4.3
Awesome(17)
Price: Moderate
• American • Capitola
Booked 8 times today
Paradise maximizes the beautiful beach location on Monterey Bay with an outdoor patio, views of the historic Venetian condominiums, and the ocean. We also feature an outdoor fireplace perfect for that cozy dinner or wine tasting. We have high top tables in the bar area for drinks or dining, as well as an attractive and spacious dining room. Customers enjoy the various casual venues yet an upscale flair with quality food, beverage, and service.
A photo of Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1951)
Price: Moderate
• American • Soquel
Booked 42 times today
Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar in Santa Cruz is a celebrated gem within the realm of contemporary American cuisine. This renowned eatery is praised for its excellent service, captivating atmosphere, and outstanding food. Patrons often rave about the diversity and satisfaction of the restaurant's dishes, highlighting the Sea Bass, salmon special, and filet wrapped in bacon as exceptional examples of their culinary excellence. From everyday meals to memorable occasions, reviews attest to the restaurant's consistency in delivering a great dining experience. The restaurant's outdoor garden patio has also earned acclaim, offering a charming ambiance that adds to the overall allure. Whether it's the delightful, reasonably priced menu, or the inviting atmosphere, Cafe Cruz is a staple in Santa Cruz's dining scene.
A photo of Suda restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(364)
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Cruz
Booked 12 times today
Suda is consistently praised for its exceptional American cuisine, providing great options for every dietary need. Many patrons appreciate the restaurant's fresh food, tasty cocktails, and excellent service, finding it suitable for both casual and romantic settings. Their fish tacos and wild mushroom pasta, in particular, have been singled out as standout dishes. Other noteworthy selections include the cauliflower wings and the Brussel sprouts with small potatoes. The restaurant's beer selection is also commendable. Patrons identify Suda as a favorite dining spot that offers a pleasant atmosphere, substantial portions, and reasonable pricing, along with a great vibe.
A photo of The View, a Treeside Restaurant restaurant
4.0
Excellent(1071)
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Cruz
Booked 23 times today
The View, a Treeside Restaurant, offers a stunning dining experience in a picturesque location overlooking Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay. It showcases authentic Contemporary American cuisine, impressing patrons with a varied menu filled with flavorful dishes, as their reviews clearly show. Their calamari, ice cream sandwich, rack of lamb and seafood received substantial praise. The restaurant also offers an impressive cocktail menu, considered by one patron as 'awesome'. Exceptional service contributes to the overall experience, with servers like Sarah L. and Sean highly appreciated for their friendliness and willingness to accommodate dietary requirements. However, it's the breathtaking view that leaves the most lasting impression, making it a perfect spot for celebrating special occasions.
A photo of Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1885)
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Cruz
Booked 25 times today
Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge is highly regarded in the world of contemporary American cuisine. Customers value the diverse seafood selection, ranging from prawns and scallops to Ahi Tuna. The divine tomato sauce with fresh herbs, the memorable chowder, and the homemade mushroom stroganoff are a testament to their fresh and flavorful offerings. Reviewers also loved the rib eye, short ribs, and lamb chops, reflecting the restaurant's ability to excel in both seafood and meat dishes. Apart from its delicious food, Jack O'Neill's is also cherished for its remarkable service and mesmerizing waterfront view. One reviewer even stated, "We are going to come back to stay at the Dream Inn just because of the restaurant," highlighting the establishment's overall allure.
A photo of Sanderlings - Seascape Resort restaurant
3.4
Very Good(1274)
Price: Expensive
• American • Aptos
Booked 1 time today
Sanderlings at Seascape Resort is a hidden gem of Californian cuisine. Nestled in an exceptional location with breathtaking views of Monterey Bay, this restaurant leaves a remarkable impression on its guests. The chilaquiles, salmon, cioppino, and clam chowder are among the many dishes celebrated for their exquisite taste. Their Caesar salad boasts incredibly fresh lettuce, testifying to the use of high-quality ingredients. The ambiance is enhanced by stunning sunsets and picturesque walking trails surrounding the resort. Although it can get a bit busy during peak hours, the attentive service and delicious food prove to be worth the wait. "Very enjoyable dining with beautiful ocean view. Delicious cuisine and friendly attentive service... it's perfect for a group as it's a nice ambiance and not noisy," one reviewer pointed out.
A photo of Alderwood Santa Cruz restaurant
4.5
Awesome(588)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Santa Cruz
Booked 8 times today
Alderwood Santa Cruz is a gem in the realm of contemporary American cuisine, located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz. Numerous reviews commend the restaurant's unique blend of exceptional service, tastefully curated cocktails and wine list, and above all, the impeccably prepared food. Dishes like the delectable diver scallop in pepper sauce, the melt-in-your-mouth wagyu ribeye, and the uniquely flavored hen of the woods consistently dazzle the patrons. Despite the outdoor setting due to Covid restrictions, the ambience still retains a charming uniqueness. Alderwood Santa Cruz, with its memorable dining experience, is rightly deemed Santa Cruz's finest.
A photo of Oswald restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1583)
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Cruz
Booked 8 times today
Oswald presents itself as a contender for the best Contemporary American cuisine with its creative approach to classic American dishes. Patrons have complimented the food for its freshness and outstanding preparation, with one diner describing the Osso Buco as the best they've ever had. Other dishes that have garnered positive feedback include the Caesar salad, scallops, a range of burgers, and the "AMAZING" pork chop, showcasing versatility in Oswald's menu. The wine list is both accessible and varied, featuring a range of both local and international options. Reviews also celebrate Oswald's excellent service, creating an overall enjoyable culinary experience.
A photo of Sevy's Bar + Kitchen restaurant
3.9
Excellent(176)
Price: Moderate
• American • Aptos
Booked 4 times today
Sevy's Bar + Kitchen stands as an exceptional testament to Contemporary American cuisine. Patrons frequently rave about the restaurant's good food and service, with special emphasis on its outdoor seating by a beautiful koi pond. The menu appears to be diverse, featuring a range of delicious dishes from braised short ribs to fish tacos, and from charred artichokes to Brussel Sprouts with peppers. Their signature desserts like Chocolate Crème Brûlée are also beloved by customers. Add to this the commendable service by attentive staff and the serene ambience; Sevy's is indeed a culinary gem that ensures a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Ideal Bar & Grill restaurant
4.5
Awesome(296)
Price: Moderate
• American • Santa Cruz
Booked 10 times today
The Ideal Bar & Grill is a well-loved fixture of Californian cuisine, conveniently located in Santa Cruz. Patrons rave about the restaurant's generous menu, with the stuffed salmon, clam chowder, and horseradish salmon being particular favorites. Customers also highlight the excellent service and find the restaurant's atmosphere conducive to celebrating special occasions. Their delicious seafood skewers are reported to have generous portions and they are praised for accommodating dietary preferences. The vast selection of local brews indicates a venue that appreciates and supports its surrounding community. As a vibrant and friendly spot, the Ideal Bar & Grill captures the essence of Californian dining.
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