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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Smooth pured asparagus soup
Served with a cocoa nib nougatine
Salmon en Papillote
Fresh local slamon filet, baked in parchment with sugar snap peas, new potatoes, lemon, dill, and green goddess dressing
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.
The food and the service are excellent. The place is small.
We had a great time there.
We took a friend here and he was super impressed and delighted to dine in such a lovely space, try a new dish and satisfy his Issues with "gluten free" diet.
We were thrilled as usual.
Wonderful owners great food
We absolutely love this restaurant and dine here frequently. It's our neighborhood gem. Love this family owned and run business.
Sunday night we noticed that our requests were not all acknowledged or brought to us when asked, but there was only Alex and Alea so that made us more understanding.
Sometimes things happen and you know the regulars, so they may slip in the attention and service to them.
The food was yummy and we made the best of it.
Have eaten here a couple of times & found the food to be excellently prepared. This time it had perhaps been sitting too long.
Lamb sausages good but over done, same with the prime rib, which was disappointing.
Ravioli was lovely as was the dessert. Wine pairings great and fun!
We went to Persephone and had a wonderful time. The owner helped us pick wines and let us sample a few before we settled on our chosen glasses. She was so personable and fun. The Cesar Boudino was really original and super tasty. Our citrus salad was super duper fresh. Both of our entrees were great - real truffle on my pasta! The chocolate cake was fabulous and the presentation was beautiful. The place itself is super cozy and warm. We had a great time and highly recommend it, especially for a romantic evening.
It consistently excellent dining experience. Inventive and tasty food.
We enjoyed the meal we had and generally appreciated the service however there was a significant error on the bill which was corrected, however it didn't inspire confidence. Perhaps caution is advised.
First-timers to this wonderful restaurant. We’re already returning next month! It was a delightful dining experience from ambiance through service, menu, wine offerings, and food preparation / presentation. Well done!
Had a wonderful time with my fiancé. Perfect date night. Food was amazing. There was no coffee offered at the end of the meal which was not necessarily needed. And portions were a bit on the smaller side. Will definitely go back.
This is one of the finest farm to table restaurants in the Santa Cruz area. I've been to many, and there is a sameness about them that Persephone is able to rise above. Truly outstanding flavors, wide selection of both vegetarian and meat dishes, and a diverse wine list.
This was our third time dining at Persephone and we continue to be amazed with the menu and the creativity of chef Cori. Brittnii waited on us and was both knowledgeable and a good fun! I highly recommend Persephone.
We love this restaurant! The place is so cozy and cute inside and the food is always delicious. Service is really top notch and personable. In terms of food to order, my favorite is the chicken, and the house Pinot Grigio is really really tasty, tart and citrusy and a hint sweet.
We had a great meal at Persephone. I had best beef loin I’ve ever had at a restaurant (I’ll go back just for that!) and we had some very creative dishes that were excellent. We’ll definitely be visiting Persephone again.
Quaint, charming, classy and delicious. This is a wonderful place to tantalize all the senses.
Really fine dining, innovative menu using local fare. The ambience is quite noisy, which is really the only distraction or detraction, but that means the place is crowded and popular.
Absolutely terrific food. It is now our
Our anniversary dinner tradition continues. Love Persephone!
Great dining experience; unique and delicious combinations of flavor. Will definitely return!!
Our second recent trip here did not disappoint. Service was flawless; noise level much better than last time. I would recommend getting here early for a quieter experience.
Best meal I've had in a long time locally. But yowza is it loud in there! worth it though.
Local family owned restaurant that takes advantage of local produce and local wines. Elegant evening.
My wife and I attended a special wine pairing dinner, held in conjunction with a local winery. We thought the pairings were outstanding and the dishes spanned a pretty broad range. All was fresh, beautifully presented and very tasty. We would certainly go back. There are a few practical issues to note. Like many modern restaurants, Persephone's interior is all hard surfaces and high ceilings. Sound bounces around and the noise level rises so it can be difficult to hear someone across the table from you. Parking is limited (8 spaces); there's usually space at the shopping center across Soquel Dr, but it's not fun crossing the busy street.
UPDATE: Parking is better than I realized-- it includes about 10 additional spaces that I thought belonged to the adjacent business just downhill. Good to know!
We love the seasonal menu, the creativity and changes , and the ambiance, the fantastic wait staff, yummy wines and desserts.
It's our favorite local spot for casual and fancy dining.
This is the BEST restaurant in Aptos by far. Not to mention our waiter was beyond amazing and had really cool earrings. Highly Highly recommend!!
Persephone Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. 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 402 OpenTable diners.
Persephone Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/potter/giftcards.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.