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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pesto Pasta Salad
Roasted Calabrian Chili Chicken Wings
Roasted Fogline Farm chicken wings. Served with Calabrian Chile Honey, shaved radishes, and toasted pecans. (Not Spicy)
Roast Beef Sandwich
Thin sliced roasted beef with pickled gherkin, red onion, fontina cheese, peppercress, and garlic mayo on house made ciabatta
Looking forward to dinner soon at Persephone. Lunch was quite good - sorry the cauliflower soup was out; salad and cole slaw excellent. You were out of Pinot Noir but the red wine substitute (name not given) was excellent. Waitress was excellent - up and down those stairs - did quite a good job!
Perfect corner table with a lovely view of the trees. Service very friendly and welcoming. So happy to be out again enjoying local fare. Very impressive wine selection!,,We will return.
The food was amazing! Extensive wine list.
Didn't know Persephone's was open for lunch but it is! Their "patio" seating is covered and interiorly decorated, with pink and red geraniums swinging in pots overlooking a gorgeous, foresty backdrop, like a mountain cafe in Switzerland--you forget you're just a few feet away from a parking lot and busy street. We ordered 3 of the sandwiches (roast beef, Toscano and Italiano) and 2 sides (cole slaw and pesto pasta) and were not disappointed by anything. Then we shared a brownie alamode, panicotta and a strawberry shortcake, all beautifully presented and as scrumptious as they looked. Didn't catch our waitperson's name but she was the sweetest lady, always prompt and friendly. Bring a sweater; if the wind is blowing, it can be deceptively chilly. But don't let that dissuade you from a wonderful, reasonably-priced afternoon treat.
Definitely a hidden gem! This a restaurant that is worth the drive from afar. Book early and catch the sunset at Rio Del Mar for a perfect date night. The food is thoughtfully composed and delicious. The staff are warm and welcoming. Service is great. Great value for a four coursed meal with drinks. We will be back!
Friend Gathering post Covid vaccine
We went in really wanting to enjoy this restaurant. Clearly a lot of effort has been made on the decor and to come up with some good ideas. However as far as fine dining goes we felt the execution was substantially lacking. The food was not inspired nor was it perfectly tasty to be honest. Nothing was wrong with it just expected much more for the prices.
Excellent restaurant which we patronize regularly.
We loved our lunch so much that we went back the next day for lunch. The Caesar salad is amazing!
Great food Great service. Look forward to another exceptional dinner in the near future 😋
One of our first dining experiences in over 12 months, hurrah! Food was delicious, sat outside on comfortable deck area, felt well taken care of.
Absolutely amazing food and a fabulous staff!
We had a delicious meal with great service.
Food was unique and delicious. My husband had the duck soup and cod in parchment and raved about both, particularly the fish. He really liked the fish which was complemented by the leeks, chanterelles, and wild rice. I had the nettle soup, because I had never heard you can make soup from nettles! It was mild but the addition of pancetta real made it. The roasted butternut squash over lentils was delicious with the crunch of pistachios and slight tang of yogurt. Filling but not heavy.
Beautiful way to spend Valentine’s. Food and service were top notch as always. Only downside is the car noise from Soquel Dr a little louder than ideal.
Phenomenal. Great service and great food. You can tell they are working hard to provide a great experience.
We loved our dining experience. The food, champagne, and staff were wonderful. I'd up the attire of the serving staff though. For a fine dining experience, I'd expect more than bluejeans.
Fantastic locally-owned fine dining restaurant. A real gem in Aptos.
Good to see outdoor dining is back. Persephone has built a solid covered area with enough heaters to ensure we were comfortable. The selections and quality of the dishes continues to be stellar. We are very happy to support this fine restaurant.
It was pretty cold outside in the tables not under the tent. Kinda loud too being exposed to the street next to it. Food was ok, nothing particularly noteworthy.
Prices seem a bit high for the experience.
Great food and service!
Great food great service
Excellent service, probably the best fine dining in Aptos! Dining outdoors on the patio during Covid restrictions felt very safe and well planned out. Two thumbs up for a wonderful evening!
We went for my birthday and it was lovely. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and it was just a great time. Would definitely recommend!
Fantastic family owned restaurant! Food is SO delicious!
The food is amazing ! Love the friendly staff and outdoor eating.
The outside view was beautiful, not to loud and very private. The food was very yummy, the appetizers weren’t to heavy that you would be full before the main course. The service felt very comfortable and the people were wearing their masks the entire time. It was a little pricey so be warned. But I would totally recommend if you are staying in Santa Cruz and you want to eat something fancy.
Fantastic meal with great service!
Liked it so much I bought my parents a gift card.
We had a lovely dinner on the patio. The soup was nice and hot even though it was cold the heaters worked very well. We had a very romantic evening with delicious food! Thank you Persephone, we will be back.
Lovely atmosphere, touchless menu ,high ceiling and open windows make this place Covid friendly. Great wine list
It was our 16th wedding anniversary. We decided to try something different. I found this restaurant browsing local restaurant reviews and it had exceptional feedback. Our server was awesome and manager came out to greet us. We had the roast beef sandwich, Toscano chicken sandwich and the chicken soup was amazing. The cocktails were expensive and water down. Next time I wouldn’t get wine cocktail.
Definitely go again. Food was delicious, and our waitress was lovely.
This is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Cruz county. Every time we dine there, it has been spectacular. The food is so creative, with delightful flavors to entertain. The staff are wonderful. The outdoors dining space they've made is charming. Love this place.
Hands down, perfect meal! Great small business was to support in Aptos
Awesome place. Highly recommended. Quiet. Safe. Professional.
We love this family owned business. We ordered the short ribs which were excellent.
We love this restaurant. The food is delicious the service is good. Just glad to finally be able to dine out in the era of COVID
Great spot for an outdoor lunch. The sandwich menu had a range of interesting selections and were reasonably priced. Tasty too. The outdoor area set up was great. It was all open and airy, but it felt like a room and not like you were sitting in a parking lot. The service was friendly and attentive. I plan to return!
Divine bread and special ingredients ie spicy mayo & pickled onions
You can order delivery directly from Persephone Restaurant using the Order Online button. Persephone Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 612-6511.
Persephone Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 451 OpenTable diners.
Persephone Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/potter/giftcards.
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.