Quality Inn & Suites Santa Cruz Mountains
9733 HWY 9
Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Phone: (831) 336-2292
Fax: (831) 336-0554
Bars & Cafes
Greg Young's passion for fish delights, motivated him to establish Sandabs Seafood & Wine Bar in 2008. Guests are surprised with a refreshing menu every season, based on the catch and ingredients of the time. Situated within a renovated shop, this restaurant maintains a simple ambiance while blending old and new architectural styles. This restaurant is neatly nestled within a line of commercial outlets of the historical Camp Evers strip mall.
Bocci's Cellar offers a lively atmosphere where groovy bands frequently steal the show. You can even book your own band at this trendy sports bar. It has five television screens that are always tuned on to major football and other sports events. Besides, it also has pool tables, dartboards, lawn bowling and other games where guests can play a round or two. Its menu includes Pot Stickers, Grilled Tuna Melt Sandwich, Bocci Burger and Deep Fried Calamari. This bar and restaurant can also be hired for hosting holiday parties with facilities such as pool tables, dartboards and a banquet and buffet menu. At their Happy Hours, you get the best deals on appetizers and drinks.
If you are in a mood to chill-out with friends, then The Reef Bar is the place to be. This casual bar with its laid back ambiance perfectly fits the bill; here you can enjoy your drink indoors or simply hangout at the outdoor seating arrangement. As far as entertainment is concerned, it features television screens; however the highlight being the live music concerts that are held here. For event updates and other details, check website.
The Jury Room is one of the best dive bars in Santa Cruz. This old-school watering hole has been around for decades and is still frequented by some of its oldest patrons. Drinks are inexpensive and their list features draft beer, premium spirits and cocktails. Grab your selection at happy hour to go with classic American pub grub. A free jukebox renders punk and rock anthems to contribute to the laid-back vibe. In addition, enjoy occasional live gigs, sports on their television screens and a game or two of pool.
Cafe Limelight offers a cozy place to enjoy delicious paninis and sandwiches that are made with fresh vegetables and ingredients. Homemade humus, Brie as well as soups have an excellent flavor and are popular choices at this eatery. Enjoy your meal while being seated on the patio and this pet friendly cafe also offers a dog menu for your four legged friends.
Since 2002, Cafe Mare Cucina Italiana has been offering the people of Santa Cruz with tantalizing Italian cuisine. Owners Andrea Mura and Jean Pierre Iuliano have created an ambiance that gives the guests a feel of dining in Italy. The menu features delightful fares of pasta, gnocchi, ravioli, bolognese and mozarella are available. Locally sourced fresh ingredients are used to recreate the true Italian flavors. Choose between Italian and local wines to complement your meal.
Named after the famous English folk song, this bar has gone to the extent of naming each of its 99 beers and ales that are on offer. The varieties in its list are sourced from across the world. You will find it hard to choose from these varieties which include the usual suspects like Guinness Black Lager and Amstel Light, as well as exotic ones like the Dogfish Head Midas Touch. This beer is a true gem which is handcrafted using the original Turkish recipe and ingredients. Complementing the beer are the selection of burgers, steaks and sandwiches, that come in large portions. Sit back and relax with a bottle of your selection of ale. The pub hosts trivia nights on Wednesdays, shows latest NFL action on Sundays and has a full-day happy hour on Thursdays. So choose your night and walk in for a great time in company of friends.
Soif is a restaurant you wouldn't want to miss. Amidst contemporary decor awaits contemporary food, comprising Crostini, tapas, pasta, salmon, risotto, small plates of Chorizo and Meatballs, and plenty of cheeses. In the dessert section, Creme Brulee and Chocolate Mousse are the perfect meal finales. Around 40 wines, including Regis Minet and Reislings from Pfalz, line up the wine-list. Adjacent to the restaurant is the wine store, where you can buy bottles to take home. The service and ambiance leave you happy too, so why wait? Plan a visit today!
An Irish feast for your palate is what Rosie McCann's Irish Pub & Restaurant has been offering its guests since its establishment in 1996. Staying true to the notion of an Irish pub, Rosie McCann's is a lively place where friends can hang out; live musicians fill the place with their beats while you drown down your beers. Gorge on delicious fares of chicken strips, Irish board, burgers, sandwiches and Rosie's special offerings. With an outlet in San Jose, this restaurant is nestled in the heart of Santa Cruz.
A tantalizing American fare given a contemporary twist is what Oswald Restaurant offers its guests. Though the menu offers a limited range of chicken and meat dishes, each preparation is given importance to bring out its rich flavors. On Wednesday, guests can enjoy a sumptuous meal form their prixe fixe menu, replete with an appetizer, entree and dessert. Begin your meal with a Cauliflower Soup or a Frisee Salad, follow it with Vegetable Fettuccine, Roasted Chicken or Arctic Char for your main course. Chocolate Souffle or the Vanilla Creme Brulee gives it the perfect sweet finish. The walls of this restaurant are covered in artistic works by local artists, adding to the elegance of this place.
If you are looking to spend an evening in a high-energy nightclub with thumping music blaring out of the speakers, then the award-winning club Motiv is just the right place for you. A popular hangout for young people, the club is host to a number of renowned DJs catering to the music sensibilities of hip-hop, pop, techno/house, salsa and reggae music followers. The club is also open for lunch, with several small-plate options like chips, nachos and sliders, as well as bigger fare like pizzas and burgers. The nights are backed by a team of expert mixologists who ensure the constant flow of cocktails and other beverages to the dance floor. One of the best places for a late-night hangout, check their website to know more about Motiv.
Originally opened in 1973, The Crepe Place has been serving Santa Cruz locals for decades. The restaurant still has some aspects of the old decor and charm but the bar and building have been revamped for a more elegant dining experience. With an outdoor patio, garden area and outdoor stage for live music, the scene is much more vibrant and romantic. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner everyday with late night dining options and a locally-favorite weekend brunch menu that is always worth the trip.