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Specials at top restaurants in Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

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Chaminade - Linwood's Bar and GrillChaminade - Linwood's Bar and Grill
277 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

Beautiful scenery. Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. Steak was on point! Drinks were delicious too! More

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Kyoto Palace RestaurantKyoto Palace Restaurant
1282 reviews
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Japanese | Campbell, San Jose / Silicon Valley

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LV MarLV Mar
638 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Redwood City, Peninsula

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A bit loud with the live music but it’s a great place for food and the cocktails are creative. More

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Ozumo - San JoseOzumo - San Jose
75 reviews
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Japanese | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

No question, among the nicest sushi dinners I've had. The unagi has a lovely smokiness and melts in your mouth. Several menu items not commonly found in most sushi restaurants include amber jack and a couple snapper variations, all melt in your mouth. This past visit, the uni could not be beat. Just be prepared, these delights will cost a pretty penny. More

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Waterdog TavernWaterdog Tavern
394 reviews
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Comfort Food | Belmont, Peninsula

Love it! Planning to go back for sure! More

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Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Cafe Sparrow1. Cafe Sparrow
302 reviews
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French | Aptos, Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

The service, the ambience, and the food wonderful! More

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Hollins House - Pasatiempo Golf Club2. Hollins House - Pasatiempo Golf Club
346 reviews
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Californian | Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

Exceptional chef who uses local ingredients and is very innovative. The specials are always amazing! The venue is beautiful with gorgeous views of the bay and the staff is very pleasant and attentive. This is one of our favorite 3 restaurants in the Santa Cruz through Aptos area. More

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Soif Wine Bar Restaurant3. Soif Wine Bar Restaurant
699 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

The restaurant was cute, with very friendly service! The arancini was delicious as an appetizer, and a beautifully colorful kale salad to start. However, my main dish, the gnocchi, came out cold and flavorless. I sent it back to get reheated and it came out perfectly warm. The space was a bit noisy for a half-full restaurant, so it was hard to have a conversation. But overall still a nice evening. More

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Persephone Restaurant4. Persephone Restaurant
242 reviews
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American | Aptos, Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

This was our third visit. It is a fine place to go. The owners run it and are personally committed to the place. Good food, fine wine selection. Excellent service. More

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la Posta5. la Posta
1320 reviews
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Italian | Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

Always great. Wonderful experience to look forward to. Planning next visit. More

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