FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & FACTS

RESERVATIONS:
Up to 28 days (4 weeks) in advance for dinner.
For reservations call (800) 975-1511 or (831) 475-1511.
Click here to make reservations online.

ADDRESS:
Capitola and Wharf Roads, (P.O. Box 65)
Capitola-by-the-Sea, CA 95010.
Click here for directions & map.

PARKING:
Complimentary private lots and shuttle for Capitola Area.
Including Hotels, Motels & Residences.

TELEPHONE:
Reservations & General Info:
(831) 475-1511
Banquets & Weddings:
(831) 475-1222 (Office)
(831) 475-7664 (Fax)

DINNER HOURS:
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Monday - Friday
4:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Saturday
4:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Sunday

ROCK ROOM LOUNGE HOURS:
Food Service | Monday - Friday 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday 3:30p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Bar Service | Monday - Friday from 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 3:30 p.m., Sunday from 2:30 p.m.

Menu items include pizzas, sandwiches, small plates & starters, available when lounge opens. Appetizers, soups, salads, flat breads & entrées available during main dining room hours only.

PRICE RANGE:
Dinner Menu: $22.00 - $34.00
Children's Menu: $8.00 - $13.00
Rock Room Menu: $13.00 - $25.00

LUNCH:
Shadowbrook is not open for lunch. For lunch we recommend the Crow's Nest at the Santa Cruz Harbor -- to make reservations at the Crow's Nest call: (831) 476-4560.

CREDIT CARDS:
MasterCard • VISA • American Express • Discover • Diner´s Club • Carte Blanche

ENTERTAINMENT:
Live entertainment on stage in Rock Room Lounge weekends, some weeknights. Jazz, easy listening. Click here for schedule.

DRESS CODE:
Casual to dressy. No beach attire; tailored shorts OK.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY:
Cable Car elevator, bar and Rock Room Lounge, Main Dining Room, Fireplace Room and restrooms are all wheelchair accessible.

CHILDREN:
Child-friendly environment. Children's Menu $8.00-$13.00

ATMOSPHERE:
An enchanting Old World setting, overlooking Soquel Creek, with fern-lined paths, gardens, waterfalls, and a hillside “cable car” elevator to take diners to the main entrance, has earned Shadowbrook a 57-plus year reputation for “Romance in Dining.”

Each of the dining areas has its own special charm:

  • The creekside, glass-enclosed Greenhouse
  • The cozy, paneled Wine Cellar
  • The airy Garden Room, with Cypress Tree
  • The Fireplace Room, with hanging balcony
  • The elegant Main Dining Room
  • The rooftop Redwood Room
  • The Owner´s Private Dining Room
  • The high-ceilinged, informal Rock Room Lounge

AWARDS:

  • Mobil 3 Stars
  • Gourmet Diners Club of America Silver Spoon Award
  • Mumm´s World Stars Award
  • San Francisco Focus Magazine, Best Restaurant-South Bay, Most Romantic Restaurant
  • San Jose Mercury News, Most Romantic Restaurant
  • Good Times, Santa Cruz, Most Romantic Restaurant, Best Service, Best Place to Take Visitors
  • Metro Santa Cruz, Best Romantic Restaurant, Best Service
  • Wine Spectator, Award of Excellence
  • Open Table, Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurant
  • Santa Cruz Weekly, Best Dinner in Santa Cruz

OWNERS:
Ted Burke and Bob Munsey

EXECUTIVE CHEF:
Roge Gowen

YEAR OPENED:
1947

REMODELED:
Cable car added 1958; other remodelings 1972, 1978, 1981, 1985, 1994, 1998.
The Shadowbrook kitchen was remodeled and completed in 2010.

SEATING:
201 Dining; 70 Rock Room Lounge.

EMPLOYEES:
115 Off-season; 130 In-season.

LOCATION:
Four miles south of Santa Cruz, just up the hill from charming Capitola Village, with its shops, accommodations and a beach rated one of the 10 best family beaches in California by Parents Magazine.

SPECIALTIES:
Regular menu offerings of salmon, fresh seafood, pasta, prime rib and steak. Extensive wine list. Shadowbrook´s bakery department prepares delectable breads, pastries and desserts on premises.

BANQUET FACILITIES:
Seating for up to 200 during the day, 12 to 100 in the evening. Complete facilities for weddings, receptions and business gatherings.

GIFT CARDS:
Very popular and available by phone or online.

WEB SITE:
www.shadowbrook-capitola.com

 
Shadowbrook Restaurant
1750 Wharf Road
Capitola-by-the-Sea, California 95010
(831) 475-1511
Click Here For Dinner Hours and Other Information
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