We both got the lobster and New York with veggies and Toasted S’mores pudding and it was so delicious! What a great treat this Valentine’s Day! Also, we had the Calamari App and we both agreed it’s the best we have ever had!
Great Lobster! Not so good pot roast, not even close to my wife's.
We stopped in for the Wed. night lobster special. The food was good but the special only included the lobster and rice. Anything else, such as a side vegetable, was extra. Still a good value but service could be improved.
I enjoy going to Ideal Bar & Grill to watch sports and dine.
Especially this last time celebrating as well my 28th wedding anniversary with my adoring wife!
Our server was excellent, chef’s special was amazing, a great end to a fun day exploring the area:)
Our family of 6 adults and 4 little ones recently dined at Ideal Bar and Grill in Santa Cruz. It was across the street from our hotel which was perfect after an afternoon at the Boardwalk. They have a wonderful beer selection and many tasty food options on the menu. Our server was efficient, accommodating and fun! We all enjoyed the evening and will definitely return.
Our last dinner of 2017....and it was GREAT! We live in SC county and come out to IDEAL at least once a quarter. We like how consistent Ideal Bar & Grill is every time we come. The food comes out fast and hot. Being on the sand gives it great views of the water and the wharf. Our server, Megan, was AWESOME....top notch...she had such great customer service. We'd go back just to say hello to her!
We like Ideal Bar because we can easily walk there from our house. Varied menu.
Good. Won’t for special but they ran out. Ended up with more costly meal not what we wanted. Food was good. Just disappointed that didn’t get what was advertised. Will try again.
I came here with family on Christmas Day for dinner. We did have an enthusiastic waiter, however we were very sad to find that they were out of Ciopino and mashed potatoes. I had specifically chosen the restaurant for the Cioppino. The Christmas decorations were nice. The food was pretty good considering we couldn't get what we wanted!
We went to Ideal Bar & Grill because it was a fine restaurant with great ambience that was open at Christmas in Santa Cruz. We were very glad we did. There was Christmas football on the big TV's over the bar, but the volume was so low we couldn't hear it from our table 40 feet away. It has great family atmosphere, the service was awesome and very fast, and the food was excellent. Good selection of wines by the glass, and a great view of the Wharf and the Bay at night.
Best thing was the server. Helpful, friendly, and swift.
Nice restaurant on the beach near the Santa Cruz boardwalk. View of the bay. I ordered the sea bass tasted frozen and had no flavor. The clam chowder was good but was very thick. The calamari were good. You can find better value and better food on the wharf within walking distance of this restaurant.
Thanksgiving non traditional meal - had prime rib , was excellent. Would go again, fair price & service outstanding.
Service was excellent, great drink deals, good specials and nice setting. Appetizer we picked, garlic and brie was plenty for all. Food was very good and good value.