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.
At CANTINE we offer an extensive selection of wine and beer sourced from right around the corner, throughout the west and across the pond. We think wine should be approachable and fun – not pretentious or complicated. And the same goes for craft beer, which can be overwhelming and mysterious to the uninitiated and even to those in the know.
To live well is to eat well and to live well is to drink well. Ideas that we committed to when putting together our menus. Honest food prepared simply and with respect to the ingredients; wine that is nuanced and balanced – wines that express the grapes from which they are made and the terroir where they are grown; beer crafted using hand selected ingredients, specifically picked for distinct flavor characteristics in mind and brewed to be flavorful, quality beer.
Drop by. Eat, drink, savor – enjoy good conversation and linger over a great varietal. Sit at a table with close friends and family. Share a story, sip a pint, break bread… and stay for a while.
Chaminade Resort & SpaChaminade Resort & Spa 1 Chaminade Lane Santa Cruz CA 95065 workPhone: (831)465-3467workWebsite: http://www.chaminade.com/
Welcome to Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz
The AAA Four Diamond, award-winning Chaminade Resort & Spa is a spectacular 300 acre mountaintop hotel in Santa Cruz, California. This historic Mission-style California resort overlooks sweeping views of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Mountains. Chaminade is a luxurious Santa Cruz hotel for celebrations, getaways, weddings and executive meetings.
Our California resort features 156 spacious guest rooms nestled among the towering Eucalyptus and natural landscape. Eleven villas are spread throughout our Santa Cruz hotel, each containing a variety of guest room types. Innovative hues of the California coast complement contemporary Spanish furnishings which reflect the Santa Cruz hotels rich history. Granite bathrooms, BeeKind toiletries and down duvets are ready to pamper. Whether you need to check email or simply want to curl up in your bathrobe, you’ll find we have anticipated all of your needs. Consider Chaminade Resort & Spa your home away from home.
East Side EateryEast Side EateryMon-Thu, 11am-9pm. Fri-Sun, 9am-9pm 800 41st Avenue Santa Cruz CA 95062 workPhone: 831.431.6058workWebsite: pleasurepizzasc.com
A true Santa Cruz tradition since 1975!
Pleasure Pizza East Side Eatery & The Original Pleasure Pizza 41st Ave. are owned and operated by Derek Rupp, Pleasure Point local and former Google Executive Chef. Derek brings with him a wealth of culinary experience along with an exceptional knowledge of locally sourced foods.
You’ll always find an inviting atmosphere authentic to Santa Cruz at Pleasure Pizza. Preferred by Santa Cruz locals and a taste of Santa Cruz for beach going travelers. A welcoming and courteous staff is always waiting to greet you.
The Pleasure Pizza menu offers a venerable Who’s Who of all your old favorites, some with unique twists, along with new and exciting tastes and textures that are guaranteed to please the palette. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Pleasure Pizza East Side Eatery and By the Slice, To Go & Deilvery from the Original 41st Ave. location. Don’t forget local beers & wines selected thoughtfully to match your meal.
Sunday & Monday
12:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday through Thursday
12:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday
12:00pm – 11:00pm
The Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Company, located in charming downtown Half Moon Bay, is a gourmet oasis for visitors and locals alike. Our wine store boasts a carefully crafted collection of boutique, family owned and rare wines as well as a number of the world’s finest artisanal and farmstead cheeses. Join us at our tasting bar; choose from 60 different wines by the glass and enjoy a cheese plate paired with your wine. In our wine store we have unique gifts, tools and accessories for both the wine and cheese lover. We have picnic necessities- blankets, baskets and accompaniments. We love to help you create the perfect gift basket or we can design one for your special occasion. Come visit our wine store and share our passion for wine, cheese and all things related.
Hours of operation:
Monday- Wednesday: 10:30am-7pm
Thursday- Saturday: 10:30am-9pm
Johnny’s Harborside is focused on Local Proteins, Local Wines, and Local Veggies.
Set in the cozy Santa Cruz Harbor, guests can dine on fresh and seasonally
changing menu. Enjoy pairing one of our nightly specials with 28 wines by the glass.
Persephone RestaurantPersephone Restaurant 7945 Soquel Drive Aptos CA 95003 workPhone: 831-612-6511workWebsite: persephonerestaurant.com
Persephone is a seasonal fine dining restaurant located in Aptos, CA. Persephone is owned by a family team made up of Chef Cori, her little brother Alex, and his Wife Brittnii. Alex is the house Sommelier as well as Managing alongside his wife Brittnii. Alex and Cori’s parents are also involved in the operation as advisors and backers with Mom Karen consulting on desserts as well as producing all of the paintings that decorate Persephone.
Persephone serves a seasonally changing farm to table menu with influences ranging from Italian to Middle Eastern. All of the dishes are based upon the locally available products and produce. Chef Cori has an unwavering commitment to only using the freshest and highest quality ingredients available, if it is not available from a local farmer anymore then it is time to change the menu! This makes the food taste better, but also helps to promote a sustainable food culture!
1750 Wharf Rd., Capitola-by-the-sea.
Visitors to one of the nation’s 100-Most Romantic Restaurants (as voted by OpenTable diners) take the quaint hillside “cable car” or meander the garden path that leads down lushly landscaped gardens with waterfalls and rock walls to this ivy-covered dining destination set above the banks of Soquel Creek. A local favorite, this world-famous restaurant has also been on every visitor’s “Must-Do” list for over 70 years. Award-winning fare includes traditional offerings of prime rib, fresh seafood, pastas as well as creative nightly specials. Children are welcome and an acclaimed children’s menu is also offered. Dinner every night, including holidays. Popular local wine promotion on Wednesdays in the off-season. Reservations online or 831-475-1511.)
Rock Room Lounge
Located at the top of the world-famous Shadowbrook Restaurant, this is a popular destination for those seeking light fare, later hours and mellow live music. A wood-burning oven produces delicious pizzas and gourmet entrées as well as appetizers and a variety of sandwiches. Joe Ferrara, voted Best Santa Cruz musical entertainer, performs Fridays at 6:30pm. Open from 4pm and throughout the evening to 10pm or later. Happy Hour, Tues & Fri. No Reservations.
Monday – Friday: 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Saturday: 4:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Sunday: 4:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Monday – Saturday: 4 pm – Close
Sunday: 2:30 pm – Close
*Holiday Hours May Vary
The Crow’s NestThe Crow’s Nest 2218 East Cliff Dr. Santa Cruz CA 95062 workPhone: (831) 476-4560workWebsite: www.crowsnest-santacruz.com
Located right on the beach where the Harbor meets the sea, The Crow’s Nest is one of Santa Cruz’ most beloved restaurants. For over 45 years guests have returned again and again for breathtaking panoramic views of Santa Cruz Harbor, lighthouse and wharf, and to enjoy award-winning cuisine, spirits and live entertainment.
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner in our downstairs dining room offer fresh seafood, pasta creations, Midwestern aged beef and daily chef’s specials. Upstairs, the Breakwater Bar & Grill features a variety of appetizers and casual meals throughout the day, and dancing to live entertainment by night.
On both levels, expansive shoreline decks offer a friendly, casual atmosphere, where rich woods, luminous works of glass art, and a unique collection of vintage surfboards and surfing photographs complete the unforgettable ambiance.
The Crow’s Nest is truly the flagship restaurant of the California coast.
Vinocruz wine bar is located in the heart of Soquel Village on the corner of Soquel & Main. They have the largest selection of Santa Cruz Mountains wine as well as amazing food, local beer and cider. Vinocruz’s ambition is to be the go to destination to enjoy the best local wines and pair them with tasty small plates.
We Olive and Wine Bar is located in the heart of Los Gatos featuring California premium artisan wines, olive oil inspired tapas, craft beer and events with artisan producers and winemakers.
Complimentary tastings of all of our California Extra Virgin Olive Oils, vinegars, and gourmet foods are offered every day.
Directions to We Olive & Wine Bar Los Gatos
Monday – Thursday 10am – 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am – 9pm
Sunday 10am – 7pm
Our Wine Bar and kitchen open at 11:30am daily.
*NOTE: Our kitchen closes 1/2 hour before closing time each day.
Monday – Friday 3:30pm – 6:30pm
$3 off wine by the glass | $3 off draft beer | $2 off bottled beer | food specials
Wine Wednesday – 1/2 price bottles of wine all day *for in-house consumption only
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO RESTRICTIONS ON OUR LIQUOR LICENSE, OUR WINE BAR DOES NOT ALLOW ENTRY TO MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 21, THIS INCLUDES INFANTS. Thank you for your understanding.