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.
Shadowbrook RestaurantShadowbrook Restaurant
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