1101 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 427-1616
Fax: (831) 427-9053
Santa Cruz get a taste of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine at Pearl of the Ocean. Established in 2004, chef-proprietor Ayoma Wilen brings the exotic flavors from South Asia alive with her preparations. Do try out the house specials of Sri Lankan-Style Noodles and Rice with Mixed Vegetables. They also offers sumptuous portions of Kadju Curry Plate (coconut curry prepared with cashews, peas and carrots), Chicken Stew, Deviled Chicken and Kandy Pollos Curry (jackfruit cooked with traditional spices). Locally sourced and imported organic ingredients are in all preparations. A Sri Lankan meal is incomplete without a taste of their special teas; choose from cardamom, lemon, peach ,vanilla, lychee, raspberry and ayurvedic blends.
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.
Cuisine from the Silk Road, that runs through Europe and Asia, are brought alive at Laili. Their menu features a delectable blend of Mediterranean cuisine with recipes from Afghanistan to create an exotic taste that will awaken your taste buds. Begin your meal with a soup, salad, an appetizer of hummus or pumpkin boranee; follow it up with an entree of pasta, chicken kabab, beef koubideh kabab, seafood preparations or a vegetable mix of sabzi challow. Pistachio cardamom ice cream, baklava and cardomom creme brulee offer your exotic meal a perfect finish. The ambiance staying in tune with the food, is a wonderful blend of old and new styles. The patio, surrounded by trees, is beautifully lit up at night, creating a charming atmosphere to dine in.
An Italian restaurant serving traditional and creative Italian cuisine, including chicken and veal specialty dishes, fresh seafood, vegetarian dishes, homemade soups, pasta, and salads. Full cocktail service is available.
A family steak house which serves regional American cuisine, including grilled sirloins, pepper steaks, slow roasted prime rib, huge T-bones, baby back ribs, half-pound burgers, and fresh seafood. Voted Best Steakhouse in Santa Cruz for eleven years.
Louie's Cajun Kitchen and Bourbon Bar brings the vibrant French Quarter of New Orleans to Downtown Santa Cruz. The brainchild of Lou and Kristi Caviglia, its kaleidoscopic mural walls of mardi gras and jazz artists creates a lively ambiance. This funky diner also has regular blues performances by talented musicians. To set your appetites rolling, try their Voodoo BBQ Oysters, Seafood Gumbo or BBQ Shrimp and Grits. Savor their Slow Roasted Chicken, Pot Roast, Blackened Pork Loin, PO Boys and Jambalaya for main course. If you are in for a Sunday brunch, then their hearty menu will definitely be the star of your holiday. Their bar has more than 50 bourbons from across the nation which includes classics like Jesse James Outlaw Bourbon and Breakout Rye Whiskey. Enjoy their happy hours with a sip of Louie’s Mint Julep and Manhattan with Bulleit Rye.
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.
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.
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 eclectic bistro presenting Old World and contemporary European cuisine, as well as a regular menu of regional and cultural cuisine, with all dinners cooked in wood burning ovens or on hot stones. The restaurant also features an extensive selection of wines from boutique wineries.