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515 Kitchen and Cocktails

€€ - €€€American,
515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4306
+1 831-425-5051
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar
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515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4306
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We really liked this restaurant. I want to thank them for participating in Santa Cruz Restaurant Week. We were able to select from a fixed price menu for 3 courses including interesting options like kimchee pancakes, moules frites, and pumpkin curry. The staff was knowledgeable...More

Thank LADuckFan
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Went here for a drink before heading over to Laili across the street. The bar was busy - I imagine that you have to get here early (we arrived about 7:30) to get a table on the terrace. No problem finding a couple of comfy...More

Thank Woody4
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Met a friend here for drinks and dinner. The waitstaff is very attentive and the food was excellent. This is becoming one of my favorite chill places in Santa Cruz to come for a drinks, appetizers or dinner. Prices are reasonable and the menu is...More

Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We stopped in to this little spot and ordered one of the happy hours specials. A Ny sour which is a whiskey sour with cab franc floated on top. Delicious. We also had some small plates-truffled French fries, mussels in a white sauce, a duck...More

Thank K T
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We found this place by walking by, looking for breakfast. Inside, it looked very funky with antique looking furniture (old) and purple curtains. We decided to have branch and found a table inside. Unfortunately, our table was close to a speaker blasting some type of...More

Thank L0ve2travle
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We had a real nice meal here on a Friday night. The restaurant was busy but not overly crowded. I had a great salad with chicken and my wife had a pizza. We shared the warm brownie with the banana gelato - delicious! But their...More

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Most places are closed late Sunday night in Santa Cruz. We got in late, found a motel, and needed food and drinks that wasn't crappy fast food! Took an Uber from Boardwalk area ($7) and had an awesome late meal at 515. Small, cozy place....More

Thank BRIJ
Reviewed 21 October 2016

515 Kitchen & Cocktails is home to Santa Cruz's best mixologists (and arguably the Monterey Bay Area's too). Whether it's the perfect sazerac or a custom concoction, 515 can do it with flair. Oh, and the food's not bad either. Ask about the burger that's...More

Thank DC2SF2SC
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Need a happy spot? Have you tried 515 Kitchen? Incredibly comfortable and low-key atmosphere, creative and healthy menu and cocktails - to die for! Great mixologist! Ask about the "Cocktail of the day". Yum!!!

Thank LisaAnnToo
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Came here after I had already eaten dinner. I wish I hadn't. I ordered off of the small plate menu and each appetizer was good. The bruschetta was a little unweildy because it came on a serving dish, with each component of the brushetta (arugula,...More

Thank George C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-5051
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