Shadowbrook Featured as Santa Cruz don’t miss!

Later that evening we headed out to dinner at the Shadowbrook Restaurant.  The Shadowbrook is a gorgeous and unique restaurant located on the banks of Soquel Creek.  The only way to reach the restaurant is via their own quaint little cable car (pictured below), or by way of a meandering set of stairs nestled among an incredibly lush and beautiful landscape.

Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola, CA

Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola, CA

We had a reservation, and I assume that would be necessary most evenings, as even with a reservation there was a bit of a wait.  The restaurant is quite large, and there are several different dinning areas, each with their own character.  It’s really a one-of-a-kind location!

Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola, CA

I’ve been trying to think of how I could possibly describe to you the meal we had… but I’ll just jump right to the end and tell you it was easily one of the top 5 meals I’ve ever had IN MY LIFE!  My husband fully agreed (I think he said top 3).

My husband, daughters and I each ordered something different so we could share a bit, and really get a full sense of all they had to offer.  We enjoyed an appetizer of Salmon Cakes, then moved to entrées of Filet Mignon, Blackened Lamb and Roasted Chicken.  It was very clear that each dish we were served had been made with the utmost care!  Despite being truly satisfied by our main meal… we just had to try some dessert!  We shared crème brule, chocolate lava cake and a trio of homemade ice cream… oh we were so full and happy!

Sadly, I do not have any photos of the our meal to share, as the restaurant was quite dark and I knew there was no way I could do justice to the gorgeous dishes we were served!  I came back to the restaurant the day following our meal to take photos of the inside and outside of the Shadowbrook (pictured above and below).

If you are ever in the Santa Cruz or Capitola area, I cannot recommend the Shadowbrook Restaurant enough!  I still find myself dreaming of our amazing meal!

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Later that evening we headed out to dinner at the Shadowbrook Restaurant.  The Shadowbrook is a gorgeous and unique restaurant located on the banks of Soquel Creek.  The only way to reach the restaurant is via their own quaint little cable car (pictured below), or by way of a meandering set of stairs nestled among an incredibly lush and beautiful landscape.

Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola, CA

Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola, CA

We had a reservation, and I assume that would be necessary most evenings, as even with a reservation there was a bit of a wait.  The restaurant is quite large, and there are several different dinning areas, each with their own character.  It’s really a one-of-a-kind location!

Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola, CA

I’ve been trying to think of how I could possibly describe to you the meal we had… but I’ll just jump right to the end and tell you it was easily one of the top 5 meals I’ve ever had IN MY LIFE!  My husband fully agreed (I think he said top 3).

My husband, daughters and I each ordered something different so we could share a bit, and really get a full sense of all they had to offer.  We enjoyed an appetizer of Salmon Cakes, then moved to entrées of Filet Mignon, Blackened Lamb and Roasted Chicken.  It was very clear that each dish we were served had been made with the utmost care!  Despite being truly satisfied by our main meal… we just had to try some dessert!  We shared crème brule, chocolate lava cake and a trio of homemade ice cream… oh we were so full and happy!

Sadly, I do not have any photos of the our meal to share, as the restaurant was quite dark and I knew there was no way I could do justice to the gorgeous dishes we were served!  I came back to the restaurant the day following our meal to take photos of the inside and outside of the Shadowbrook (pictured above and below).

If you are ever in the Santa Cruz or Capitola area, I cannot recommend the Shadowbrook Restaurant enough!  I still find myself dreaming of our amazing meal!

Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola, CA

Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola, CA

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