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Solaire Restaurant + Bar

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611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4005
+1 831-600-4545
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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SANTA CRUZ
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Solaire is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Cruz, The food is consistently excellent and the charming space is pleasant and relaxing.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Located inside the Hotel Paradox (Marriott Autograph Collection property), this trendy spot has an innovative twist on familiar dishes. The clam chowder came with clams in the shell, bread/flatbread came with a horseradish cheese spread, and the iceberg lettuce wedge was adorned in crisp shallots. Chef sent an amuse bouche as well, that had lovely flavors - can't tell you... More 

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Rocklin, California
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is at the Hotel Paradox and we had breakfast 2 mornings. The food was great and the service was wonderful. The menu looked great for dinner, but we were busy all day and night. Only got to visit the bar for night caps. Great selection and the bartenders were just a great bunch of fun!!

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Thank Robert95765
North Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

By far the best meal I ate in Santa Cruz was the restaurant Solaire in the Hotel Paradox. New menu was released Friday and was innovative and varied. The octopus starter was incredible, as was the pear butterscotch pudding dessert. I had the sirloin as my main and my girlfriend had the pork tenderloin. Cocktails were also unreal. Highly recommend... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Everything I ate during my stay was great, whether from the restaurant or bar menu. Fine cocktails and local beers are available. One of the best places to eat in Santa Cruz.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The hotel was so disappointing we were excited that the dining experience was so good. I had steak and local vegetables. The steak was perfect and the vegetables were so fresh and delicious.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Would eat there again, take out service provided. The food was fresh and presentation was attractive.

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Sonora, California
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328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Well the look of this space is all about modern, minimal, LA vibe. But this is Santa Cruz and it feels a little stilted. The food looked interesting and I got an Ahi poke but the ahi was that strange color you see at lesser markets (food coloring?). Dressing was almost non-existant and the two chips served with it hardly... More 

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Vacaville, CA
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Wasn't really impressed with this place. very limited menu, Appetizers were way overpriced. Prices were high also for dinner, which we decided not to have and just ordered the appetizers. Food did taste really good but just wasn't that impressed. Service was ehh, could have been a bit more on the ball. I would not return.

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Thank Lboo1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Quick attentative service. Interesting cocktails. We ordered small plates. The tuna poke was excellent. The quality of the ingredients was the best part of the meal. Amazing vegetables and meat. If you are staying at the Paradox, have at least one meal here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-600-4545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?