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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
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!
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
Wonderful outdoor seating with amazing food and great service.
The food was amazing and the service was excellent! Their outdoor patio has great ambiance too!!
We were in town for an anniversary getaway and were looking for a special place to have lunch... Persephone didn't disappoint! The covered outdoor patio is charming and quaint, service was super friendly and helpful, and the food was outstanding! We tried the watermelon gazpacho on a whim, and because it came highly rated, and it was literally the best thing we've ever tasted! We will be talking about that dish for years to come! We also shared the Toscano chicken sandwich and were amazed by the combination of flavors. Truly a talented chef!! The wait time from ordering to receiving our food was a little on the long side, but we didn't mind as it was a Sunday and wines by the glass were half off. We will definitely be back!
We enjoyed the beet and peach soup was very good, the truffle pasta delicious and the strawberry panna cota was exceptional. The budino was not as good as I remembered from previous meals. The eggplant dinner was just average. The restaurant is doing their best to stay open during the pandemic and I try to support local businesses. One thing that annoyed me during the meal was the gravel laid out on the new outdoor seating. The staff has to walk on the gravel for service and it was a constant crunchy or grating noise during our entire dinner which was extremely annoying.
Very charming service, food was well prepared and delicious.
Another amazing dinner at Persephone...love sitting out on the patio!
Amazing meal and service was great.
Good food and caring staff. Ambience very nice. Appreciate outdoor seating.
Wings are something I try every time I go out. The wings at Persephone are amazing. They're not fried so you don't get that breaded crunch, but they do have a crunch! They're cooked to perfection and the sauce was delicious. We had the Italiano and Tuscan sandwiches. Both were delicious. I have a walnut allergy, so they put fresh basil on the Tuscan instead of pesto. Local beers, YUM. And, the sea salt brownie sundae, OMG!!!
The server was friendly (and busy!) and attentive. We'll definitely be back.
Great small, local spot. Delicious food that is all local. Nice out door patio.
We went to Persephone’s to celebrate My daughter’s birthday. Excellent food and service. Alex was the consummate host. We will definitely be returning.
We were here during the pandemic. The patio seats were clean. The menu is from a QR code so that we don't have to have physical contacts. The food was great. They are doing great business.
Wonderful first experience at this establishment. Warmly greeted upon arrival, promptly taken to our table. Great service, delicious food, lovely atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit.
Ambience only 3 star due to being forced by the California government to eat outside on a cold cloudy evening. However, the outside patio was very nice.
Excellent family owned business. The tastes are outstanding.
I wrote this based on the fact that they just opened up outside eating for lunch and haven't got it set up yet. The waiter was awesome and the fook was good. They need shade cover installed / The menu was somewhat limited...no beef anything.. but hey this was ok.. It's covid time and everything is wacko..
Had lunch outside. Excellent Mediterranean sandwich and a fine glass of wine. Looking forward to trying a dinner.
The food at Persephone is innovative, not for the sake of being trendy. Thoughtful ingredients married to perfection. Beautiful presentation, charming interior and outdoor patio. We've had several meals there, lunch and dinner. Always a delight.
A most delightful experience as we were seated in their newly built outdoor area which provided comfort along with a view. This is not a temporary structure to address the current crisis however, a permanent addition to this charming restaurant. The lunch menu is creative and ever so delicious. The ideal escape from the worries of the world.
Everything was amazing- the food, the staff, the drinks and the new outdoor patio!
I don't know why this terrific restaurant is not always packed.
One of the best places I have eaten in California.
The menu is small but I have tried just about everything. no complaints.
Excellent meal! Love that they have a 3,4 or 5 course Prix Fixe option - we did the 4 course. The savory parmesan custard is amazing! Great food, great service and an extensive wine list with reasonable prices. We will definitely be back!
This is hands down our favorite restaurant. We always feel welcome and the food is heavenly. The staff feel like friends. How does Cori fix new dishes often that are fantastic? She has a gift.
Everything was very good. The restaurant feels cozy and homey. The pasta with cheese and truffle was divine. The Parmesan custard was inventive. I loved the food. The problem came at the end when they had to keep coming back and asking for my card 3 separate times because she couldn’t get it right. First they charged me for the wrong check and didn’t charge me enough, I thought they should’ve eaten that mistake but whatever, give them my card back, she comes back and I find out she didn’t factor in the $100 cash I have to put towards the check and instead of charging me $25 she charged me the entire $140 check. After 3 serial’s charges and simmering else taking over it was finally right but I didn’t get an apology or a comp off my bill or anything which was just odd honestly. I’d go back for the food but this was the owners wife so I’d expect an apology from her at the very least.
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 4.8 stars by 427 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.