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121 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4500
+1 831-423-7427
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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121 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4500
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Late lunch in Santa Cruz. The steak was cooked perfectly. The ingredient was handled with respect, had good flavor (marinate a little more?), and tender. $18 is fair for that amazing piece of meat. I was a tad confused by the biscuits and gravy. The...More

Thank timothyy298
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch on a rainy day before heading to movie at Del Mar Theatre which is right around the corner. Service was very good and the bar/drink list enticed us. We decided on a drink special- muddled pomegranite with lemon & vodka - like...More

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We tried this restaurant for dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant was crowded but still it was quiet. The decor was very inviting. Our server was pleasant and efficient. Everyone enjoyed their cocktails. The food was simply excellent. I had the skirt steak and...More

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We went for lunch and, while the service was excellent and friendly, the food was just average. My Caesar Salad appeared to have shredded lettuce (from a bag type) that had been drenched in dressing with a handful of croutons (a little flavorless) and 2...More

Thank Terre2014
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

My fiancé and I had the best time celebrating his birthday at Oswald. We are visiting from Marin and found Oswald through a few recommendations from friends. Chris was our server and his positive, upbeat attitude and great food and wine recommendations made our night....More

Thank 491elisabethc
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Funky Décor, Fab Food Being a beach and college town, Santa Cruz is funky and fun. Oswalds offer upscle food at upscale prices. We split a Caesear salad and it was large enough for three with anchovies on top. All of the entrees were exquisitely...More

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed 20 December 2017

This is an odd one. The fine dining part is perfect. Everything on the menu looks amazing. We went with a party of six and while each had something different, we all agreed it was delicious. Service is quite attentive. The only down side is...More

1  Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 16 November 2017

I tried to make a reservation for 8 and they are completely unable to do it. They cannot put two tables together apparently so keep that in mind when booking.

Thank voyagerguru
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We had dinner at Oswald's last weekend. It was our first time to the restaurant, but we had heard good things about it from friends so decided to give it a try. We found it super loud when we walked in, where they seated us...More

1  Thank carrjenn
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Oswald was my favorite restaurant of the three we tried in Santa Cruz. It is small and romantic. Our server was attentive, but not intrusive. He was there only when we needed him, which is one of the qualities of a good waiter. Wine selection...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4500
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-7427
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