Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea
720 Hill Street
Capitola, CA 95010
Phone: (831) 462-3004
Fax: (831) 462-0835
Bars & Cafes
Michael Clark's vision of offering the bay area with a vibrant and amicable space to unwind has come true in the form of Michael's on Main. The menu features a tantalizing fare of American cuisine that changes every season to highlight the best ingredients of the time. Following the philosophy of farm to table, freshly sourced local produce are used in all their preparations, maintaining the quality of the dish. Dine on their patio for a refreshing environment, cocooned in a cool breeze as you feast on your meal.
Verve Coffee Roasters are one of the few coffee houses which produce, roast and make their own coffee. You can take in the aroma of a specialty coffee right when you walk past the cafe. No matter whether you try an espresso, mocha or a latte, you will never be disappointed. Complement your coffee with a croissant or a cookie.
Nestled within the Sesnon House of Cabrillo College, Pino Alto Restaurant is managed by the students of the culinary department. This, however, does not allude that the food served here is mediocre or amateur work; on the contrary, this place dishes up some of the best preparations in the city. Taste some of the best offerings of each season, concocted to perfection by these newbie chefs. Delightful fare of American cuisine, ranging across salads, steaks, soups, breads and sinful desserts are offered here. They house an extensive wine collection to complement your food.
They make slow-simmered soups, fresh salads, and bakery goods from scratch using Erik's family recipes and only the freshest ingredients. Their sandwiches are made with the same high quality meats, cheeses, and produce.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner made from fresh bounties from the sea, is what Johnny's Harborside Johnny's Harborside Restaurant & Bar offers its guests. A must try here are their Crab Encrusted Roasted Steelhead and Ciopinno (mussels, clams, fish and crab served with citrus, lobster and tomato broth). Apart from seafood this place is popular for their Braised Lamb Shank, Pan Roasted Stuffed Chicken Breast and Grilled New York. Those with dietary restrictions can choose from Johnny's special gluten free menu and partake from their delicious fares. If you perch yourself by the window, you will be privy to beautiful views of the Woods Lagoon as well as the activity on the dock.
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.
This award-winning brewpub offers gourmet American cuisine, complemented by a large selection of delicious beer.
This sports bar offers several pool tables, dartboards, foosball machines, Keno, online trivia game on Friday nights, pinball machines, and great pub food.
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.
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.
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.
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.