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515 Kitchen and Cocktails

) #78 of 289 Restaurants in Santa Cruz ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Bar
515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4306
+1 831-425-5051
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“tapas” (2 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
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American, Bar
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515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4306
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Reviews (68)
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We stopped in to this little spot and ordered one of the happy hours specials. A Ny sour which is a whiskey sour with cab franc floated on top. Delicious. We also had some small plates-truffled French fries, mussels in a white sauce, a duck...More

Thank K T
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We found this place by walking by, looking for breakfast. Inside, it looked very funky with antique looking furniture (old) and purple curtains. We decided to have branch and found a table inside. Unfortunately, our table was close to a speaker blasting some type of...More

Thank L0ve2travle
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We had a real nice meal here on a Friday night. The restaurant was busy but not overly crowded. I had a great salad with chicken and my wife had a pizza. We shared the warm brownie with the banana gelato - delicious! But their...More

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Most places are closed late Sunday night in Santa Cruz. We got in late, found a motel, and needed food and drinks that wasn't crappy fast food! Took an Uber from Boardwalk area ($7) and had an awesome late meal at 515. Small, cozy place....More

Thank BRIJ
Reviewed 21 October 2016

515 Kitchen & Cocktails is home to Santa Cruz's best mixologists (and arguably the Monterey Bay Area's too). Whether it's the perfect sazerac or a custom concoction, 515 can do it with flair. Oh, and the food's not bad either. Ask about the burger that's...More

Thank DC2SF2SC
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Need a happy spot? Have you tried 515 Kitchen? Incredibly comfortable and low-key atmosphere, creative and healthy menu and cocktails - to die for! Great mixologist! Ask about the "Cocktail of the day". Yum!!!

Thank LisaAnnToo
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Came here after I had already eaten dinner. I wish I hadn't. I ordered off of the small plate menu and each appetizer was good. The bruschetta was a little unweildy because it came on a serving dish, with each component of the brushetta (arugula,...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Like the title says, we stopped here because we also wanted some food with our drinks. We arrived a bit late so the only things available were tapas. The drinks themselves were fantastic but the food was something to be desired. I ordered the spicy...More

Thank Kiran P
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite brunch places in town is no long on the top of the list. Maybe we got old, but the music was too intense for an Easter brunch. They got rid of their French press coffee which was a highlight and now...More

Thank Henry S
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I love the drinks and the place however my last experience trying to bring a friend with me was very disappointed. The server was just to rude in letting us know u could just not stand up as we had just walk to the upstairs...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-5051
  • E-mail