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Aquarius - Dream Inn

175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
+1 831-460-5012
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sea scallops” (4 reviews)
“kale salad” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
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1 - 10 of 310 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good selection and the view is marvelous. The staff is friendly and we especially enjoyed the Jack O'Niel Bar for some evening entertainment.

Thank Doug J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average food, below average service. I waited 15 minutes for my first glass of wine. Finally had to ask the host for it because my server clearly forgot about me. No apology from anyone.

Thank TravelGuyBos
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We enjoyed a delicious brunch overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. My group ordered the People's Choice award winning clam chowder, Huevos Rancheros, and David's French Toast, which was very fancy and exotic. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the food came quickly (although...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 23 March 2018

It was a group dinner with kids and adults. Staff were very attentive and helpful. Food was good but nothing special.

Thank Moonstone07
Reviewed 12 March 2018

On March 3, 2018 my friends and I had reservations at the Aquarius for a special birthday lunch had requested the corner window table. Upon arrival the table looked to be available but we were not seated there. This is a special lunch and we...More

1  Thank cerrutijennifer
Darren P, General Manager at Aquarius - Dream Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Dear cerrutljennifer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. I‘m sorry that this is the impression that you walked away from our restaurant with. We are passionate about creating enriching/positive/great/memorable experiences for all guests who come through our door....More

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We like to come here during the day so that we can enjoy the wonderful view. (The restaurant is part of the Dream Inn Hotel, which is located right on the beach.) The food and service are both excellent. They are not overly crowded and...More

Thank olive2eat
Reviewed 4 March 2018

First of all I was staying at Dream Inn and the walk to the restaurant was almost off-site and I had to walk down a flight of stairs to get there and I'm older and my knees don't like stairs any longer. I don't "whine"...More

Thank KENTGA
Reviewed 27 February 2018

I have been to Aquarius on several different occasions: with friends, with local colleagues, and with out of town colleagues and friends. The food and service are always outstanding. They have a varied selection of menu items, something for everyone, but nothing is "generic." A...More

Thank dcypher2016
Reviewed 26 February 2018

They have renovated the hotel and restaurant and year or so ago and have made a beautiful room with floor to ceiling glass with a view of Santa Cruz's bay (Monterey Bay) and the beach. I had some wonderful scallops done to perfection and my...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Stayed here, after reviewing expensive menu decide to sit in bar at window for the view and have appetizers and a glass of wine, expensive both, decider to have dinners at wharf restaurants, all great and cheaper

Thank Don M
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Lurker L
24 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from rbashaw | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely. We also offer in-room dining if you prefer to have breakfast while enjoying the view from your balcony!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 60
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
    (Bay Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-460-5012
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