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Santa Cruz restaurant with a view - The View, a Treeside Restaurant, Santa Cruz, CA

The View, a Treeside Restaurant

4.2
4.2
827 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Set high on a hilltop with breathtaking panoramic views of the Monterey Bay, The View, at Chaminade offers a unique dining experience. Indoor and outdoor seating allows guests to enjoy the naturally beautiful scenery which compliments the contemporary California Cuisine. Whether it’s sustainable seafood or locally grown produce, The View emphasizes natural ingredients while providing four diamond service.

*Due to a high volume of reservations on weekends, please call the restaurant directly to book your table.
831-465-3452

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Bar Daily 1:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 465-3452

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Avram Samuels

  • Catering

    Chaminade Resort & Spa is the ideal venue for celebrating all of life's most special occasions. There are several venues to choose from for either an indoor or outdoor catered event. Each venue can be transformed to meet your specifications with delicious menus to entertain and impress your guests. For more information contact our Catering Sales Team at 831.465.3452

  • Private party facilities

    Chaminade Resort & Spa is the ideal venue for celebrating all of life's most special occasions. There are several venues to choose from for either an indoor or outdoor catered event. Each venue can be transformed to meet your specifications with delicious menus to entertain and impress your guests. For more information contact our Catering Sales Team at 831.465.3452

  • Private party contact

    Angela Edmond: (831) 465-3409

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Cruz

  • Cross street

    Paul Sweet Road

  • Parking details

    Self-parking and valet parking available. A fee may apply for valet on special event days.

  • Public transit

    Santa Cruz Metro off Paul Sweet Road

  • Entertainment

    Two televisions

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 827 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Good for groups

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

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  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

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  1. JB

    JustBEE

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The View was the perfect place to meet friends for Sunday brunch. The customer service experience was excellent. Special thanks to Victoria for taking care of our group!
  2. L

    Linwo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The man playing music was too loud so we couldn't hear our conversation with each other. The waitress seemed overwhelmed by all the tables she had to serve. the salad was drowned in salad dressing.
  3. A

    Alphonse

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    We eat lunch here almost every week, just to enjoy the view and the location. The food is always good or very good. The management of the restaurant is the worst I have ever seen in any restaurant, and the poorly trained, ever changing staff struggles with everything. It is like being in a reality show of how a terribly run restaurant just goes on and on.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely views and dining experience food was good.
  5. JT

    JellyT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We were here for the NYE Pre fix dinner and dance party later on but the dinner is just a complete waste of money. It was a four course dinner which we paid $125 each per person. Not worth it. For that price we would expect a better quality of food and service. Our reservation time is at 9:00 PM for the dinner but we didn’t get seated and have our table ready until 9:40 PM. They’re so busy at that night but also unorganized. The food is lousy. I’ve never had an oyster that tasted old. The overall dinner experience is just so horrible that we won’t eat here again.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The service was disorganized and confused. They didn't have the beer I asked for so instead of asking me they brought something I didn't like, finally got something I wanted. We waited half an hour for the salad and another 30 minutes for the main course which arrived cold. We had to keep asking for our food. I don't think we will go back for new years again.
  8. W

    Wonderful123

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    My family and I went out to dinner for New Years Eve. Neither open table or the restaurant indicated that there was a preset menu for the evening . The service was terrible , the waitress didn’t even ask what we wanted to eat . She just showed up at our table and gave us salads . About 20 minutes after that another person showed up with entrees . No one asked us what we wanted to eat. Extremely disorganized and for the HUGE bill we had to pay cause it was a preset menu I will NEVER go back . I use to work in the food service industry this was a terrible way to run a restaurant
  9. CA

    CADining

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Beautiful location, sadly food and service did not measure up to it for brunch for 6. All dishes were cold, eggs ordered over hard arrived runny and benedict poached eggs were hard (!). Forgotten critical components (like syrup for French Toast and Pancakes) and multiple ask later ensure everything was stone cold for all diners to eat.
  10. M

    Mimi

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful view. This was a lovely restaurant with very good food. The tempura green beans and calamari were terrific appetizers. We will definitely be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! The food and the staff were exceptional!
  12. BR

    BeccaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the Christmas Buffett. It was wonderful. The food was high quality and well prepared. The was something for everyone - vegans, vegetarians, omnivores and kids. Seafood was the stand out - crab, shrimp, oysters, clams, muscles, scallops and salmon were all available. Prim rib was my husband's fav. We recommend this Buffett highly . The setting was delightful.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was excellent! We were there for the Christmas buffet, and every single thing in that buffet was delicious! And, of course, the view was amazing! The service, however was pathetic. When we were sat, we were promised that someone would be over to turn on the heater (we sat outside) right away, and that a waiter would be over to take out drink orders. After over 30 minutes, neither of those things happened. I bussed my own dishes, and poured my own water. Finally, my daughter was able to flush someone down, and it happened to be the general manager (I think it was Daniel)! We told him what was going on, and he was embarrassed and apologetic. He promised to make things right, same he did! Free drinks, and lots of attention from that point on. He helped make our Christmas dinner really nice!
  14. c

    chrissyh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went for the Christmas Day buffet. Tables were spaced a perfect distance apart, food was refilled consistently, everything was fresh and delicious, staff was amazing and attentive. Will come back.
  15. MI

    MICHELEW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and you offered my favorites boulabaise and leg of lamb. The only complaint is...leg of lamb should have been cooked longer. When it's rare, it's not only difficult to cut it's difficult to chew. Otherwise, I loved everything especially the yams, the desserts, the salmon, the oysters . . .everything. See you next year.
  16. j

    jasond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    I expected a higher end fair. The sides were mediocre and lukewarm from the food warmers. The prime rib and lamb undercooked. I got a stomach ache a bit after I got home. It wasn’t from overeating… I’ll steer clear of buffets in the future.
  17. n

    nuts22times

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely Christmas Dinner everything was perfect.
  18. B

    Beno

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for your hospitality, we enjoyed from the moment we arrived, the Prime Rib roast was a bit rare and so as the lamb Roast. We will be back. Thank you. Beno.
  19. RK

    RegK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The buffet, stuck away in a corridor, featured overcooked scrambled eggs, and poor-quality bacon. The potatoes and sausage were OK. The price —$25—was moderate, but we didn't go there for that. We wanted a great breakfast commensurate with the reputation of Chaminade. We found no reason to return as Santa Cruz abounds with better breakfasts.
  20. M

    Momof2

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The setting is really nice. The views are incredible. When the weather is nice, try to get a table outside. My filet was cooked perfectly and my husbands salmon was done nicely as well - crispy skin but moist and flaky. The only issue was our son's fish and chips...chips were great but the fish batter wasn't cooked all the way through. The dough was raw. We told our waiter - we understood that it was a busy night and didn't want to cause any waves since this was the first time we had any issues with the food at this restaurant. We're locals and we will be back to this little treasure on the hill in the woods of Santa Cruz.
  21. KD

    KathyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful way to spend Christmas. Couldn’t have asked for more.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We dined at the view on Christmas Eve. The view was stunning and the restaurant was festive and vibrant.
  23. C

    Carm

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I experienced kind, professional waitstaff. . I love the view and the inside ambiance is lovely from walking in upstairs down toward the fireplace to our table. It's a Santa Cruz Gem!
  24. SS

    SlowService

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The live music was fantastic! We weren't expecting it but we're presently surprised. We went for my son's 9th birthday and everyone loved it. We loved the food - we loved the atmosphere- we loved the service..... it was amazing! So greatful.
  25. A

    Alphonse

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    We normally eat here for lunch once a week. Good food, terrible management, poorly trained staff. New owner/management as bad, or worse, than previous. For the quality of the resort, it is incomprehensible.
  26. TG

    TeriG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and friendly employees! Good fun and great ambiance!
  27. L

    Leslie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new decor. The service was perfect and the food is delicious. Highly recommend!
  28. F

    Fern

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely time with friends. Never disappointed when coming here.
  29. C

    Claude

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed a salad with steak and my dining partner had short ribs which were tender and delicious.
  30. SG

    SlaterGuy87

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leaving 5 stars on everything so thr good isn’t dragged down by the bad. Food impeccable. Not a lot of places in Santa Cruz to get anything decent, nevermind great. We tried the namesake salad which was like a Waldorf and great. The calamari was crisp and tender. Sou-Vie filet was like butter but had a great sear to it. Mushroom sauce was drinkable. Service was non-existent but didn’t care considering the atmosphere and cuisine. We will be back. Almost would be better as a self serve or at least just leave a pitcher of water on table if you can’t find the time in a dead restaurant to refill or fill at all for that matter. Felt like we were inconveniencing everyone for even being there. I’m surprised we got our food, which actually came out quickly and hot food was hot, cold food was cold. Oh, and the ginger Mariane sandwich…fantastic.
  31. BH

    BryanH

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service was initially slow, then good. Food was good. Great view.
  32. CQ

    CopperQueen49

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great dinner! lots of people creating a festive busy thanksgiving day.
  33. AS

    AmandaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving buffet was terrific. The view was outstanding. Definitely excellent value.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The view of the Monterey Bay was beautiful. The value of the meal was below average. It was expensive. I was told some alcohol was included but that was not the case. There was $20 for parking. Usually it is free. The buffet food was average, we have had better. The desserts were extremely disappointing. There was no whip cream for pumpkin pie and no pecan pie at all.
  35. KJ

    KathleenJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We would have loved the small amount of time the serving person spent with us to have been better. Our cocktails took forever, and due to it's being a buffet, we had a few plates and there seemed to be no one clearing them. Also,letting folks know where the dessert course was located would have been nice. The view is unrivalled - we"ll come back for happy Hour and sit at the bar.
  36. JM

    JeffM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The View has a fantastic organic Thanksgiving buffet. The quality of all the 30 selections was extremely high. Flavorful turkey, ham and beef. Delicious stuffing, yams, green beans and gravy. The oysters at the sea food station were very fresh. The King Salmon was very tasty. The deserts, especially cheesecake and berry pies were perfect.
  37. L

    Leilani33

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We're regulars, and really like it here. The view is beautiful, service is excellent, food is usually great. This time was a bit disappointing - the kitchen "ran out" of persimmons and didn't 86 the persimmon salad (and didn't tell the servers), so we got our salad and it was tomatoes instead of persimmon. The squash risotto was great but didn't include the squash blossoms (a key feature of the dish), and the kitchen failed to inform our server about that too. Our server was excellent and overall it was still fine, but the kitchen clearly needs to learn how to communicate with service staff.
  38. DL

    DianeL

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love this place. Brought out-of-state foodies this time and was a hit. The Diana Salmon salads were amazing -- one guest said the salmon was the best she had experienced. Other brunch/breakfast entrees were very good. Service and view were outstanding. Doggie menu was fun -- our dog ordered the muttballs! Have I mentioned that I love this place??! We had guests with hearing issues, so the extraneous noise from nearby tables was difficult, even though we were outdoors. Luck of the draw that we were seated next to extremely loud tables. Difficult, but overall, a good choice!
  39. L

    Lovegoodfood

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was very good and view is beautiful. Service was not very good. There was confusion about who was waiting our table and we made a reservation in advance but they gave us one of the worst tables outside even though some of the better tables were clearly available throughout our dinner. There was a noisy drunk obnoxious lady sitting by us.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary. Great experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

The View, a Treeside Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 465-3452.

The View, a Treeside Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 827 OpenTable diners.

The View, a Treeside Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for The View, a Treeside Restaurant

One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Paul Sweet Road

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Cruz

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Bar Daily 1:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self-parking and valet parking available. A fee may apply for valet on special event days.

  • Public transit

    Santa Cruz Metro off Paul Sweet Road

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Avram Samuels

  • Entertainment

    Two televisions

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (831) 465-3452

  • Catering

    Chaminade Resort & Spa is the ideal venue for celebrating all of life's most special occasions. There are several venues to choose from for either an indoor or outdoor catered event. Each venue can be transformed to meet your specifications with delicious menus to entertain and impress your guests. For more information contact our Catering Sales Team at 831.465.3452

  • Private party facilities

    Chaminade Resort & Spa is the ideal venue for celebrating all of life's most special occasions. There are several venues to choose from for either an indoor or outdoor catered event. Each venue can be transformed to meet your specifications with delicious menus to entertain and impress your guests. For more information contact our Catering Sales Team at 831.465.3452

  • Private party contact

    Angela Edmond: (831) 465-3409

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