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Solaire Restaurant + Bar

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611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4005
+1 831-600-4545
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far the best meal I ate in Santa Cruz was the restaurant Solaire in the Hotel Paradox. New menu was released Friday and was innovative and varied. The octopus starter was incredible, as was the pear butterscotch pudding dessert. I had the sirloin as my main and my girlfriend had the pork tenderloin. Cocktails were also unreal. Highly recommend... More 

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Paris, France
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Everything I ate during my stay was great, whether from the restaurant or bar menu. Fine cocktails and local beers are available. One of the best places to eat in Santa Cruz.

Thank arnaud t
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The hotel was so disappointing we were excited that the dining experience was so good. I had steak and local vegetables. The steak was perfect and the vegetables were so fresh and delicious.

Thank Shannon S
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Would eat there again, take out service provided. The food was fresh and presentation was attractive.

Thank janaspring
Sonora, California
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374 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Well the look of this space is all about modern, minimal, LA vibe. But this is Santa Cruz and it feels a little stilted. The food looked interesting and I got an Ahi poke but the ahi was that strange color you see at lesser markets (food coloring?). Dressing was almost non-existant and the two chips served with it hardly... More 

Thank William F
Vacaville, CA
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Wasn't really impressed with this place. very limited menu, Appetizers were way overpriced. Prices were high also for dinner, which we decided not to have and just ordered the appetizers. Food did taste really good but just wasn't that impressed. Service was ehh, could have been a bit more on the ball. I would not return.

Thank Lboo1
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Quick attentative service. Interesting cocktails. We ordered small plates. The tuna poke was excellent. The quality of the ingredients was the best part of the meal. Amazing vegetables and meat. If you are staying at the Paradox, have at least one meal here.

Thank Page G
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172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This restaurant had a decent breakfast offering, but the dinner selection was not very good, and the quality of the food was quite lacking for the price especially with so many great restaurants a short walk away. I would recommend it for breakfast, but go somewhere else for dinner. I didn't try the bar, so I can't speak for the... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

It is a high quality restaurant for all but has lots of vegetarian and vegan choices that given special thought. Not veggies on a plate.

Thank popshikes
New York City, New York
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

The Solaire is located in the Paradox Hotel, part of Marriott's Autograph Collection of boutique hotel experiences. If your plans involve a night in Santa Cruz, check out the Paradox and the Solaire.

Thank tjcnewyork

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-600-4545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?