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Good restaurant in Santa Cruz area?

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pb25 Dec 18, 2007 06:33 PM

Hello,
I would like to get some friends a gift certificate to a good restaurant in Santa Cruz area. Anything but Italian is best...Thank you!!
Paula

  1. Local Dec 18, 2007 07:15 PM

    I've had great dinners at both Soif and Pearl Alley Bistro...Soif does great fish, seafood, esp. scallops...Pearl Alley has a very eclectic menu- again. like their fish and various pastas, also bouillabaise!

    www.soifwine.com
    www.pearlalley.com

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    1. re: Local
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      pb25 Dec 18, 2007 07:46 PM

      thank you very much!

      1. re: pb25
        Carb Lover Dec 19, 2007 08:12 AM

        In the non-Italian category, I would be very happy to get a GC for Soif, Gabriella Cafe, Theo's, or Avanti. The nice thing about Soif is that they can use the GC for either the restaurant or wine store. While Ristorante Avanti has some Italian influences/dishes integrated into their menu, I consider them to be more Cal-Med.

        http://www.gabriellacafe.com/main.html
        http://www.theosrestaurant.com/
        http://culinarysantacruz.com/coranto/...

        1. re: Carb Lover
          Local Dec 19, 2007 12:52 PM

          We had Thanksgiving dinner (prix fixe, 9 courses!) at Theo's in 2004, so can't speak to its current status. It was excellent then, so maybe others can give more recent review. The best vegetables, fish course...no one even had turkey since they gave you choices for each course...the vegetarians were given special treatment and were in heaven!

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