One night, one week, or a month, the Santa Cruz Mountains and the surrounding cities, invite you to stay, eat, drink and explore this world famous destination.
The Santa Cruz Mountains is known as a premier wine and food destination for the Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz. The region is home to more than 425 exciting restaurants and home to some award winning Michelin star restaurants. Here is where the farm-to-table culinary scene meets the creativity of some of the Bay Area’s best chefs, resulting in a wide range of culinary adventures.
Whether you’re seeking an in-town hotel close to night life and dining, a luxurious spa getaway, or the peaceful calm of a remote vineyard setting or the sound of the ocean, you’ll find a warm, gracious welcome from any one of our quaint villages or cities, including Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, Half Moon Bay, Palo Alto, Campbell, Aptos, Capitola, or Santa Cruz.
Cabrillo Culinary Arts Pino Alto RestaurantCabrillo Culinary Arts Pino Alto Restaurant
Cafe CruzCafe Cruz
Established in 1995, Café Cruz has been a favorite dining place for area residents and out-of-towners for over 16 years. Its atmosphere, menu selections and congenial staff are an ideal combination for enjoying a casual meal or celebrating a special occasion.
The restaurant offers something extra for every event. The interior décor was designed to offer an open, festive and casual atmosphere. Guests appreciate white tablecloth service in the spacious dining room. A classic French made Rotisol rotisserie is in full view featuring natural meats and poultry. Chefs can be seen working their magic in the open copper-backed kitchen. The murals depicting local scenes are the work of local artist Terry Wells.
Visitors enjoy cocktails and appetizers in our bar featuring a distinctive adobe-style fireplace (the creation of artist/contractor Shan Gilmore). The bartop itself is hewn from a solid piece of California fir, tracing its history back to the old Bass Lake Hotel at the turn of the 20th century.
For those who prefer open air dining, Cafe Cruz’s heated patio is just the ticket. The focal point of the patio is the beautiful Tuscan fireplace, surrounded by greenery and flowers. For banquets and other special occasions, the lush garden room with its distinctive waterfall fountain is an ideal choice.
Cafe Cruz began in 1995 as a partnership between Chef Steve Wilson, and Jerry Neilsen, former proprietor of the popular Grapesteak Restaurant (which was located in the building Cafe Cruz now occupies). Their combined vision created a lively and fun restaurant, featuring food using fresh, high quality ingredients. Steve’s experience and love of cooking originated in Pennsylvania, Monterey and Santa Cruz establishments where he worked his way up in the culinary world.
In 2008, Jerry retired from the restaurant business and was bought out by Steve and his wife, Nikki Howe, to continue the tradition of creating pleaurable dining experiences at Cafe Cruz.
Cafe LimelightCafe Limelight
WE’RE HERE TO SERVE YOU
At Cafe Limelight we serve a large assortment of homemade Panini sandwiches, fresh soups, and garden salads with LimeLight’s dressings. We offer an extensive assortment of espresso drinks, flavored coffees, and quality loose-leaf teas. Sit in our patio or indoors, alone or in the company of your friends and family. Relax as you taste one of Farouk’s delicious original recipes, such as a BBQ chicken sandwich dripping with a sauce whose taste secret has been passed down through generations, or have him prepare you a grilled ham and cheese, carefully toasted to perfection in our grill. Paninis are his specialty. So come down and enjoy a caffe latte, a beer or a nice glass of wine with us in a lovely place.
California CafeCalifornia Cafe
A word from California Cafe – Los Gatos
Campo de BocceCampo de Bocce
Find the ultimate experience in dining and recreation at Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos. We have eight World Class, State-of-the-Art Bocce courts and traditional Italian Cuisine. We carry a large variety of local California wines and an excellent selection of imported wines sure to delight any wine lover’s palate.
Escape to Italy in your own backyard – with dining indoors by our beautiful bar and along our bocce courts or outdoors among our vine covered arbors, Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos truly is an escape from the norm.
Lunch, Dinner and Bocce Daily – Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos is your one stop for dining, recreation and FUN!!!
Carried Away FoodsCarried Away Foods
Cascade Restaurant at CostanoaCascade Restaurant at Costanoa
Cascade Bar & Grill at Costanoa uses local, organic, and handcrafted ingredients in its offering of fresh California coastal cuisine. Cascade maintains Costanoa’s commitment to sustainability by working with local family farms, organic growers, and sustainable/fair trade producers in order to present you with fresh, delicious food made from the best and most responsibly sourced ingredients possible. Cascade’s menu is updated seasonally to include freshly harvested ingredients from nearby farms as well as Costanoa’s own organic farm, so please check back with us to see what’s new!
Center Street GrillCenter Street Grill
The Santa Cruz Dinner Restaurant.
Dinner at Center Street Grill is one of the top dining experiences in downtown Santa Cruz. Couples and families feel welcome in our beautiful, spacious restaurant. We offer American food with Mediterranean flare. Dinners include entrees such as Shanghai Chicken, Grilled Salmon, and more, with a choice of two delicious sides. Pasta dishes and pizzas are available for lunch and dinner. All of our food, including our pizza crusts and sauce, is made in-house from scratch.
The Santa Cruz Brunch Spot.
We serve the best Santa Cruz Brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Our Eggs Benedict are made from scratch and are a downtown specialty.
The Santa Cruz Banquet Venue.
We are the perfect banquet venue to host parties, receptions, and meetings. We welcome both large and small gatherings, with food or without.
Cin-Cin Wine Bar & RestaurantCin-Cin Wine Bar & Restaurant
Cin-Cin Wine Bar and Restaurant is
critically acclaimed offering new
contemporary cuisine with an
International wine list and
Noted by the Zagat guide as
“The Best Thing to Happen to Los Gatos,”
Cin-Cin is more than a wine bar
with small plates, Cin-Cin is a
full-service restaurant and
cocktail lounge offering a
great dining experience!
Corralitos Market & Sausage Co.Corralitos Market & Sausage Co.
The Corralitos Market and Sausage Company has been in operation for over 40 years in the same location in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Central California. The market is nestled in the heart of the Pajaro Valley apple country, where the apple wood for smoke and the fresh ocean air combine to create a clean, unspoiled atmosphere ideal for true smoked products. All of their products are smoked and cooked naturally with no additives or fillers. They use only USDA inspected beef, pork, lamb and poultry.