With consistently excellent food and service and a breathtaking view of the Santa Cruz pier and shoreline, Aquarius in Santa Cruz is This Week’s Obsession…
The cool and breezy interior is especially romantic at night when the moon casts its glow onto the sea and, in the summer, lights from the Boardwalk roller coaster shimmer in the distance.
The creative American coastal cuisine at Aquarius is inspired by fresh and local products and produce, including local sustainable seafood, complemented by a regional wine list. Aquarius is a proud supporter of FishWatch program, promoting sustainable seafood and clean oceans.
Pictured above are the Diver Scallops with Lobster Risotto and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette. Twice seduced by the thought of perfectly seared delicate scallops in a bright Meyer Lemon vinaigrette and a creamy risotto with chunks of lobster; both times coming away fully satisfied with no regrets.
Fortunately, with the Young Baker attending UC Santa Cruz, I have an excellent excuse to make a trip to the other Surf City several times a year. After months of dining hall food, the Young Baker is famished and wants everything on the menu 🙂 We both love seafood and agree on the Lobster Rolls and Dungeness Crab Wontons as appetizers. For her entree, she is ravenous for some good quality beef and has to go with the filet, described by our server as “melt-in-your-mouth” tender – it does not disappoint.
175 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Located adjacent to The Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre Hotel