Welcome to Shadowbrook

Nestled beside lush Soquel Creek in Capitola-by-the-Sea, Shadowbrook Restaurant is best reached by its own quaint cable car, or a meandering garden path.  Since 1947 Shadowbrook has continued to provide world class service, fine food, wines and liquor in an atmosphere of vintage charm and grace.

Ever au courant, we offer vegan, vegetarian, sustainable seafood, local produce and house made desserts.  But for the traditional we proudly serve amazing steaks, chops, prime rib and lobster.

Tonight’s Dinner Menu

Dinner Service

Shadowbrook accepts reservations up to 28 days (4 weeks) in advance for dinner service. Credit card guarantee required for parties of six or more. As traffic conditions can vary, please allow sufficient time to travel safely to avoid being late to your reservation. Reservations are recommended, but not required. Walk-in´s accepted. The Rock Room Bar and Lounge is an enjoyable alternative to restaurant dining.

Dress Code:

Casual to dressy. No beach attire; tailored shorts OK. More casual dining is available in our Rock Room Lounge.

A Note About Dress Code

Yes, we are a fine dining restaurant.

Yes, we love it when you play your special occasion card and dress glamorously. Yes, others love to ogle your beautiful sartorial choices and banter about your hair. And yes, we think fine dining should be beautiful in all ways and you are part of the scene here!

BUT, occasionally,  and especially in summer  and on warm low key weekends, people travel long distances to vacation in Capitola and the surrounding area. While they are here, they often are referred to  Shadowbrook while on the beach, the Boardwalk or walking our beautiful West Cliff Drive.

But alas! They didn’t bring any glam or bling on their beach vacation, but they want to come and see what we are all about.

We are very kindly in this situation  and will let them dine in the dining rooms slightly underdressed, but Mon Dieu! Never in flip-flops, sleeveless shirts or wearing caps, although that is acceptable on the rooftop deck and in the Rock Room Lounge upstairs.

We bend a little to allow everyone the experience, and while we are on the subject, we really, really, appreciate your employing your best social self: meaning please turn off the mobile device and talk to your companions, make eye contact, and dine. Appreciate the experience as well as post about it.

One last thing, if  you tend to be noisy or nasty when tipsy, PLEASE mind your consumption! No one likes a bully, least of all a noisy one. Your fellow diners will be most appreciative.

Dining with Young Children?

Feel comfortable too, that all well behaved children, on their way to being sophisticated diners, are welcomed with open arms. We have generations of fans that were children here and now come as adults and we cherish that! (evidenced by our fabulous kid’s menu.)

We are also fortunate to have many eye catching things to distract cranky kids who are taken outside by their attentive parents for a walk near the creek, or to see the waterfalls, or to see the cable car going back and forth! Perfect ways to refocus young diners!

Hours of Operation

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

Make a reservation

Phone: (831) 475-1511

1750 Wharf Road, Capitola-by-the-Sea, California 95010