Alderwood Santa Cruz
Great service, drinks and food. Despite COVID and having to sit outside we had a great dinner.
They do such a good job with vegetarian food, and the curbside tables are really nice and warm with complimentary blanket. The duck was so good along with oysters and those popovers! Everything delicious
Wine and spirit selection were fantastic!
Oysters were succulent, briny, and perfectly balanced.
Beet salad was a delight, with the touch of honey.
Their porterhouse, as always, was perfection.
The service was fantastic. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The menu was small but diverse. To be clear, i think it is best to have a more limited menu and do things well than have a large menu and do a crappy job. We were sitting outside but the propane heaters kept us warm. This is a hidden gem in Santa Cruz.
The whole night was perfect from service to amazing food!!
First time back after many months of being shut down. We loved the place before, but this time was beyond. They really took it to the next level. Great stuff!
Great staff, great service and great food!! Differently a place to go.
Awesome as always.
Fantastic dinner at Alderwood. Creative and delicious food, great dining experience at the counter watching the kitchen. We will be back.
Amezing people...amazing service!!! Can’t wait to go back!!
Another excellent meal at Alderwood. Pricey but worth it
We had an amazing experience. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Wasn’t cheap, but would go back anytime.
This place was amazing from the service to the food!
Alderwood rivals the best restaurants in SF! Brighten was our server and created a wonderful dining experience for the four of us. The service was top notch! The food is divine, tasty and a work of art. The space is cozy and inviting. I love the open kitchen concept where you can see chef and his team working to create beautiful, delicious innovative food. The cocktails are unique and so delicious. One of my all time favorite restaurants. I'm in love! It's pricey but so worth it. Save up and go!
This place is class to the T. Best place in Santa Cruz. Wait staff is wonderful. Kitchen staff is a joy to watch.
Server didn’t seem knowledgeable about the menu or offerings. Messed up our drink order twice, even though it was written down? Service was slow and awkward. Mushrooms were good, but overall the experience is not worth it, especially at this price point. Will not be returning. Money is best spent elsewhere.
Courses took to long to come out , we had reservations at 6pm and did not finish till 8:40. Husbands steak was over cooked and my halibut could have been warmer . They seemed to be focusing on filing their to- go orders first.
This is our favorite spot in SC! Our service wasn’t the best during this visit but we will be back.
Dinner was the best ever. Service was great. Food delicious. Can’t wait to go back. So glad they have worked out the problems and it is now great in every way
Wonderful food, service. A little loud for conversation though, otherwise perfect.
Great food! Brighton was a fantastic waiter and great recommendations.
Enjoyed the raw oysters and coktails, but that's about it. All food arrived cold and the scallops were undercooked, twice. Pasta carbonara was flavorless. The scallops were served on a bed of cornbread mix that was still in flour form. The mushrooms were good, but pretty basic. The kitchen didn't seem to be able to coordinate the plating. Very disappointing!
Our waiter, Brighton, was the best! He was extremely helpful and friendly. The hen of the woods side dish was amazing as well as the steaks.
Chef sample menu and pairing wines were perfect. Service was wonderful. We really enjoyed our anniversary at Alderwoods.
super overpriced for what it is. service was good but didn't match what we paid. i requested to make it special for my boyfriends birthday and they completely forgot despite saying dessert was on them.
Incredible experience (once again) at Alderwood. Their Carbonara is my favorite pasta dish in the world and the Porterhouse we shared was cooked to perfection. Thank you guys for an amazing dinner. Alderwood is by far the best restaurant in Santa Cruz.
We went to Alderwood to celebrate my mom's retirement. We had the A5 Cheddarstack, the beet salad, and the porterhouse steak. Chef Jeff came to visit with us about the food since we were sitting at the chef's counter. Everyone was so warm and friendly whenever they interacted with us. I will come back.
Food was outstanding!!!!
It was wonder as always.
Great food and atmosphere. Try the Kitchen Garden cocktail, the Thick Burger (and order the potatoes to go with it), or the Filet Mignon or the Carbonara. I actually don’t think there is a bad menu item. Oysters are great too.
Food was very good but it is getting too pricey for us, sadly.
We chose Alderwood for a company dinner and we were not disappointed. The food was really spectacular. The service was slow but attentive (not sure whether it was the kitchen that was slow or the servers). We explored the menu and were given license to order creatively and generously. The drinks were excellent as were the desserts. We all had a wonderful time and probably created the majority of the noise in the restaurant but no one hindered our good time. Thank you for being a great venue for a truly special event.
Sitting at the back bar is always fun and interesting. Then we noticed the nervous salad prep guy who couldn’t keep his fingers out of his ears, nose, hair and mouth. Not very appetizing! Does it add extra spice to the salad?
I love that they change their menu regularly, but I do wish they would keep a few things that I've really loved and came back hoping to find, like their cheese popovers from the snack section of the menu. My friend and I shared a fabulous iceberg salad, an interesting potato dish and the sole. everything was innovative and good but both the fish and the potato dish were much too salty for me.
Alderwood is worthy of many visits. Located just off of Down Town Santa Cruz, it was easy to find and park nearby. It is a popular destination for foodies and reservations are essential. I was able to snag two counter service seats in the early evening and was not disappointed with the location. We watched as items were finished and plated by the staff which gave us an opportunity to preview the menu as we sipped our cocktails. The drinks were excellent. I had a Double Barrel Old Fashioned ($18) while my friend enjoyed a Mexican Firing Squad ($10). We started with the Smoked Beet Salad ($18) and Roasted Hen of the Woods ($18). Both were beautiful and delicious. Our entrees were equally as nice. The Scallops and the Sole were perfectly plated and served to us by a very attentive and informative waiter. The place was packed behind us but we didn't feel uncomfortably close or unable to hear each other. The bar is next to the dining area and filled with jovial patrons. Some quests waited outside for their reservation to be called.
Great food fun environment
Great food and drinks, fun staff! But certainly not cheap. Still, we'll go back.
Went to Alderwood as a belated valentines date with my sweetheart. We both had the 5-course chefs tasting menu and we were seated at the chefs counter. They were running a little behind when we arrived for our reservation and they generously offered us a complimentary round of cocktails and dessert on the house for our wait. As dessert was included in our meal they ended up comping us extra drinks. They helped recommend some extra oysters on top as a starter. Everything was incredible — all the courses as well as a few surprises were perfectly prepared and so delicious. The house cocktails were great as well - their bar program is impeccable. They also had a great beer and wine list, and an excellent beer was paired with one of the courses that I was thrilled to discover and look forward to seeking out again in the future. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great date spot or something a little fancy for celebrating with friends
We love going here; always sit at Chef's counter to enjoy the vibe and professionalism of the food preparation. The best restaurant on the Central Coast.
the best restaurant in Santa Cruz. Chef Jeff is amazing.
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OpenTable ダイナー93名によるAlderwood Santa Cruzの評価は4.7☆です。