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Santa Cruz - Wedding gift

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For a wedding gift, I'm looking for restaurant recommendations in the Santa Cruz area. Any suggestions will be great.

Thank you.

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  1. I'm going to guess that you are looking at a restaurant for dinner. The classic that comes to mind is the Shadowbrook, in Capitola.

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    1. re: lrostron

      Thanks. I appreciate the response, I'll check it out.

      1. re: lrostron

        I've not been a fan of Santa Cruz eateries which always appear mediocre.However I am excited about Bonnie Doon Vineyard Cellar Door Cafe,a collaborative effort of Randall Grahm of Bonnie Doon Vineyards with menu consultation by David Cinch of Manresa in Los Gatos.Charlie Parker,Cinch's/Manresa former sous chef is the executive chef.I've not been but am looking forward to.May be a nice gift:
        http://manresarestaurant.blogspot.com...

      2. Unless there's been a major overhaul, I'd do Shadowbrook for cocktails/wine and maybe an app for the ambiance, but dinner elsewhere. The Reco for Cellar Door looks intriguing.

        Oswald has reopened, they were the long time favorite before their relocation.

        I recall hearing some good things about Aquarius Restaurant in the Dream Inn. Just found the firsthound report:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/641144
        and their website
        http://aquariussantacruz.com/index.aspx