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“Hidden Gem”
Review of Shadowbrook

Shadowbrook
Ranked #1 of 112 Restaurants in Capitola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Capitola Rd.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this place.

Firstly they have an old vintage cab that will collect you and drop you off for free to your hotel. Thought this was a wonderful touch. The driver was a gent of a man.

Secondly, when you arrive you can either take a cable car down to the restaurant or walk down through gardens. Would recommend walking down and cable car up.

Lastly the food, was simply delicious. One of the best steaks I have ever had. Family had chicken and again they loved it.

Would highly recommend this place if you are looking for American food.

Thank Budcliff
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

My husban and I celebrated his birthday last evening at Shadowbrook. This restaurant is so unusual -- multi-leveled, with some eating areas outside, most inside. Because there are so many small rooms, it feels intimate. We took the tram down from the parking area and were quickly seated (reservations recommended). Note: there is a dress code, so dress appropriately. Service was excellent -- speedy and friendly. We had cocktails (mm - my berry lemon drop was so yummy!) Then split a delicious caesar salad. My entree was osso bucco with crispy polenta and spinach. Highly flavorful. My husband's prime rib was, according to him, OK. We ordered a reasonably priced bottle of wine, which the waiter told us was not available, so ended up with a much more pricey bottle. The complimentary ice cream dessert in honor of my husband's birthday was a perfect conclusion to the meal.

1  Thank Carolyn R
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The place had atmosphere and a tram ride down to the restaurant and bar. You can walk down as well. Food was excellent and the service was over the top. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. You can eat in a separate bar area or in the multiple section restaurant. You can’t go wrong wherever you are seated. Parking is good but may be a challenge if you come a rush hour. They take reservations.

1  Thank westcoastjoe1
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is our local "go-to" for special occasions. We go several times a year, but I've been lazy to post....as always, great food,good service, nice view. Scallops always a winner as is the Osso Bucco & Oyster appetizer. Only downside is closeness of tables....

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1  Thank Cindi8
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We've wanted to go to this restaurant for years. We finally made it and weren't disappointed. Unique location, beautiful landscaping as you take the gondola down to the restaurant. Great service and we enjoyed our dinner and dessert. Complimentary tax service to and from our hotel. Nice added benefit.

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Thank Timothy C
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