Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar

4.7
853 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Cafe Cruz is a popular and lively local restaurant. We offer casual/fine dining with a full bar, and heated patio dining. Guests enjoy watching the "magic" created in our open copper-backed kitchen each night by our talented team of chefs. Notable features include many locally sourced foods, nightly sustainable seafood specials, and many creative salad and vegetable options. Our innovative pastas and sandwiches are always a hit.
Spit-Roasted meats are featured each night, cooked on a french Rotisol rotisserie. The lush garden room can seat larger parties of up to 35. Guests enjoy our warm friendly service, our many seating options, and exceptionally delicious food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 853 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
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vipTamiG
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place. Indoor & outdoor seating options with lots of healthful meal options. We had a great lunch.

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Michele
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

our waiter was very accommodating as well as our hostess...food was delicious, margarita was pretty good

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JanisB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved being able to sit on the patio, with a heater nearby. Service was attentive. In general the food was delicious, except our guest who ordered the Flat Iron Steak medium-rare received it medium-well; and even the second try by the kitchen came out the same way. We figure it was because the kitchen was busy and hopefully not an always experience.

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vipkaboolie
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cafe Cruz is a nice dependably good restaurant. The service is attentive and very prompt. The offerings were varied and well prepared. Cafe Cruz is the best place for a perfectly cooked rare filet! We have never been disappointed in a meal at Cafe Cruz. Perfect for a special lunch or dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Beautiful inside and out

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MarianneP
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the specials but started with deep fried calamari and artichokes which were divine.

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KenCW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing! Waitstaff amazing as well!

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MarvinB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious and the service was great! The suggestion I have is that the server shouldn’t also be removing other parties dirty dishes and then serving plates of food and drinks, Seriously.

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SusanO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great seating on their patio. We had different dishes and all three were delicious. Very attentive staff.

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vipLizT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely outdoor dining experience at Cafe Cruz for lunch. The food was good as always.

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CarenS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent. Service, food and ambience. Overall worth more than the cost!

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SRLocal
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & excellent service! The kitchen & service staff do a great job. We were seated in the bar area at a hightop. It would’ve been nice to have been seated in the main dining room or on the main large, pretty entry atrium patio but it was a nice experience overall absolutely.

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DeborahO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very attentive. Food was very good- especalliy the cheese roll my turkery cheddar sandwich came on.

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ColleenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and superb service. Never disappointed...A PLUS

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vipLeslieC
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Kim was awesome!

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Victoria
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and drinks, with bussers and wait staff working so hard to make it an enjoyable experience during a global pandemic.

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AbigailB
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Cruz is always excellent. Food, service, and ambiance can't be beat !

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RonaldS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent lunch again once again. Love the blackened fish taco salad...

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margaretm
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor lunch.
Would like to see a fresh vegetable does sh added to the menu

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Boom47
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch and we’ll spaced tables indoors!

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vipMikeCurtis
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to enjoy a meal pleasure to dine here and recommend the turkey venint cheese sandwich with cole slaw.

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vipMikeCurtis
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always stop for a Fabulous meal at Cafe Cruz. Great wine list, great menu. You will love it too.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The polenta with bolognese is an absolutely incredible dish. I'd eat it every day if I could. We also got the caesar salad and my wife had a daily special fish dish that she enjoyed. The atmosphere at the restaurant is good, the service was excellent. All in all, a really enjoyable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food as always!

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BobS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We did indoor dining. Tables had been removed, and the seating was spread out and comfortable. Our waiter was a 10. He was attentive and cordial. We did not feel rushed at all. The entrees (Salmon and Swordfish) were excellent. The only thing I would not repeat was the desserts. They were huge and appealing to the eye. They just were not that tasty nor worth the calories. We also split a crab cake appetizer before dinner which was very good. Perhaps we were too full to enjoy the desserts. We are returning customers and will definitely be going back soon.

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LisaA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a pleasing experience at Cafe Cruz. Food, atmosphere and service were fantastic.

Thanks you,

Lisa

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! The Avocado Toast was my fave! They even gave us complimentary champagne for our anniversary!

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Karla
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I checked all the boxes because it was an enjoyable dining experience However, it was our granddaughters birthday and we had in formed them but they never did anything about it. Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary dinner, super service and food. Ambiance: Covid outdoor very safe seating. We love this place and the staff.

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ChristyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love coming to to cafe cruz, tasty food and enjoyable everything!

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HeatherD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is is always consistently great. Everything is awesome! Great specials each day as well!

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KimberlyB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner here! Very clean and safe, yummy food, nice atmosphere, warm, and great service. A perfect place to celebrate a birthday for my husband. :)

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vipRobin
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cafe Cruz was good. Service was excellent. Food was good. My swordfish was a little overly salted and slightly fishy, which is not usually the case. My husbands dinner was excellent and as always the beet salad was great although no goat cheese my favorite.
One of our go to almost weekly pre pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating arranged nicely with lattice planters. It doesn’t feel like you’re in a parking lot. Heater’s are available. Staff is experienced and friendly. Food is always delicious and well plated. Café Cruz is one of my favorite dining spots. So glad they are back in business.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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DeborahC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four dined in the regular patio at 5:30 pm. We had more than enough warmth from the heater
and just enough attention throughout our delicious meal. The lamb shank was tender and succulent. I saved a generous left-over portion and ate it today for breakfast. It was so good that I couldn’t wait until lunch. Thanks Cafe Cruz.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love cafe Cruz and the seating arrangements and heat lamps were great!!

FAQs

Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 476-3801.

Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 853 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.