Ideal Bar & Grill
- Desinfektion von Oberflächen nach jedem Gast
- Kontaktlose Zahlung möglich
tender fried calamari steak strips, cocktail & tartar sauce
stuffed with crab & shrimp, spinach, jack cheese, parmesan, cream, alfredo sauce, baked & topped with a citrus cream buerre blanc, served with island rice & vegetables
Prime Rib Dipper
thinly sliced prime rib, grilled onions, jack cheese on a ciabatta roll, Au jus sauce with french fries
ohne jegliche liebe zum detail
(keine tischdecke zum silvestermenu?)
schnelle abfertigung, rechnung kam
dann ohne aufforderung
preis/leistung geht gar nicht
200 usd für 3 hauptspeisen , 3 tassen suppe
und ein kinderteller??!
es sollte unser silvesterabend highlight werden
nie wieder !
I booked a reservation for this restaurant through OpenTable and received a confirmation of my reservation. When I arrived at Ideal Bar & Grill they had no record of my reservation. I was fortunate to show up at a time when they could accommodate me. I always enjoy eating there.
It was my niece's 8th birthday and they set up balloons on the table! it was the cutest thing and she was so happy about it. I have gone here for my birthday twice before and I really like the food. It's a really great place to celebrate something! and the best thing, I could see the Raider game from my seat :)
We knew it was a tourist trap and didn't expect much. The service was friendly and competent. The food was just terrible. The tasteless clam chowder was so thick with flour that you could stand a spoon in it. The hamburger was barely acceptable with tired wilted tomato and lettuce on the side. The fries were under-fried and limp. Also not very hot. The ribs were overcooked. They fell off the bone but were dry and tough. The less said about the cole slaw the better. But the very worst item on the table was the fish and chips. The breading was heavy with oregano (ick) and the fish had been fried to a tough deep brown. We told the server that it was inedible and asked to replace it with a burger. There was no offer to take the fish off the bill and we didn't ask. I'm assuming Ideal doesn't care about quality or return customers - the tourists were lined up around the block on a beautiful Saturday. Very expensive lesson learned!
It was a reunion of precious coworkers. We use to meet for lobster night from time to time. I wasn't surprised by the price increase but disappointed that the veggies are no longer included.
We sat on the patio. My salad was delicious and my husband enjoyed his seafood.
Food was good, the service was good; however, the parking is a little tricky.
Food is excellent and you get a good portion! The restaurant is very loud so it would be good for large groups and families, but not for a couple. The acoustics make for hearing everyone nearby or any loud noise. Great location by the water and the wharf.
Great food in a beautiful spot.
Overall great food and it was a nice dinner. We actually made a reservation and ended up sitting at the bar which was fine for us. The service was good and quick. I really appreciate the workers during this pandemic as it is busy with over aggressive customers and demanding needs with limited staff.
Food was pretty underwhelming. Staff was ok but definitely not all that attentive. When we arrived there was no hostess at the stand - for a solid 10 minutes. Waiter was just alright. It’s at the wharf entrance so it wasn’t a shock to have food that’s just mediocre. You’re paying for being right on the beach/wharf.
Our waiter, Daniel was excellent. The food was yummy. The only draw back was how loud it was but I still had an excellent time!
Food was average; nice beach vibe and lovely to sit right at the beach. We had breakfast and it was good but didn't knock the socks off.
Foods ordered is not great. Receptionist is not great.
Had a fun day whale watching along the coast and decided to get a bite to eat on the way back home! This place did not disappoint!
The roasted garlic and brea appetizer was delicious, but the description said it would be served with Fig jam and it wasn’t. My pasta dish was suppose to include, roasted garlic, sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts, but after receiving it without, the server came back and said the kitchen was out of all those items. They gave a discount in the price, it just wasn’t what I ordered.
Food was really good. Our waitress was great. Overall service was ok.
Always good food and a good time. My go to for laidback brunch. Bring your dog on the patio. Cheers!
AMAZING MOTHER'S DAY LUNCH! FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE!
Food was delicious. Busy Mother's day weekend. Order was missing avocado and wasn't noticed by server.
Wonderful experience— highly recommend the drinks and seafood!
Last minute Valentine’s lunch
We go every year for Thanksgiving so was happy they had covered outdoor dining with lots of warming lamps that was all wonderful! but we had reservations 6:15pm- sat down right away. We could tell the wait staff was understaffed- this is a pandemic- totally understand that. BUT by 6:15pm they were out of their Thanksgiving Turkey dinner. The main reason we came. Very poor planning!!!! I also love their Prime Rib dinner and that was excellent too- but I have to say that 2 of the 4 of us in our party that wanted Turkey we're dissappointed.
Good service, good good, great view. Nice place to watch the ocean. My sever was terrific.
Overall, everything was great. Food was yummy and our server was extremely friendly. There were just a few little service details that slipped through the cracks - dropping appetizer without share plates; including only one set of chopsticks with appetizer, even though there were two of us; not bussing or cleaning table before bringing the dessert (knives from entrees, used salt and pepper packets, empty glass from a cocktail, and half a carrot were all left on the table). These are little details that make a big difference.
The outdoor seating is great and the service was AMAZING!
It was ok at best. Bonus points for outside seating near the water. Food was bland and under seasoned. Clam chowder was a hit with my husband. Price point did not reflect in the quality of the food.
The calamari was delicious. Seabass was tasty but they ran out of spinach! Our waitress Shelby was a cheerful and organized
Server. We enjoyed our evening.
Great view, close to boardwalk. Nice place to grab a snack & relax.
Over priced, expensive food that tasted as though it was microwaved. Garlic bread was chewy and stale. The chicken was gristly with cartilage, and the ribs were lacking any flavor. Almost $80 for chili’s / Applebee’s standard food. Lovely location and atmosphere, however the food was very disappointing.
Wonderful, helpful waitress for our Wednesday Maine Lobster birthday dinner. Very fun experience.
Stuffed salmon was delicious and service was good, definitely will return for more stuffed salmon, the whole meal was delicious!
First off : Ideal Fish (as Iv'e always known them) is a landmark location in Santa Cruz with a stellar reputation for good food. So after many years since the last visit, we made the long dangerous journey from Soquel and went for a birthday meal. Tonight they definitely lived up to their reputation.
Having said that; the bar was empty but I had to walk over to the bartender to get service after a few-too-many minutes without even an acknowledgement. Then,when while waiting at the reception area, a waiter acknowledged us and said she would tell the receptionist we were there waiting. The receptionist came, but we were waiting a bit longer so, upon me saying something she said, "oh, I thought you were just waiting for the bathroom", (what the?).
Okay, now were seated at a nice table with a killer evening view of the ocean and pier. The waiter came (super nice), food ordered, drinks on the way. Cool!
The food was fantastic. The highlight of the meal was the app, Roasted Garlic & Brie. When it was time to go, or at least time for the waiter to come back, she was, um, busy. She was seen hurriedly walking all over the dining room but even arm-waves and a loud "miss" didn't get her attention. A bus-boy saw we were trying to signal so he stopped, then brought us a to-go container. After a while with our napkin in our plates and the to-go package all set, there we waited, and waited, and... well you know.
After a bit, we went to the register area and found a MGR. She was predictably apologetic and turned-on the charm with experienced enthusiasm. The waiter showed up pretty quick now, with the bill and having comped the app for "our trouble". This was their Birthday Bash night (free preset dinner entree if it's your birthday month) so the customers were likely all locals, like us. I have to assume that a promotional gig like this is to bring locals in, and to get them to want to come back. We'll definitely be back; but maybe just to pick up our To-Go order.
The restaurant was completely empty when I got there. Staff was friendly. Had the fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and it was the most bland food I have ever had. The chicken was inedible and the pasta was fine because it just tasted like nothing. I never thought I would have to put salt on Alfredo but I did that night.
We were just starting to wonder where our food was when our waiter came over to tell us he forgot to put our order in. Any points for honesty that we awarded him at that juncture disappeared later; when he brought out our food, he brought out crab-stuffed salmon instead of horseradish salmon, and he questioned whether my wife had put the order in correctly. She had, in fact, put the order in correctly TWICE. At that point we just said forget it and left without eating dinner.
We usually have Thanksgiving or Xmas dinner at the Ideal.
This year it was Xmas. The choices were very good. Lobster and prime rib and more.
We had a reservation for the first time and were seated by the window.
Dinner and drinks excellent
We will be back for sure
Made a last minute Christmas dinner reservation, but had never dined here before. We were pleasantly surprised. Our server Kyle was outstanding and the food was better than we expected. The venue is definitely beach casual and some of the menu items may be a bit more challenging than the kitchen can handle, but nothing was awful and most items were darn good. I personally hate a salad served un-tossed with a portion of salad dressing on the side, so that was my first negative food experience. There were 3 of us dining. I had the cioppino, my spouse the pot roast and our guest the Jerusalem chicken, each served specially for Christmas. Each was good enough to satisfy, but none was good enough to rave about. We will likely return in the summer to dine amidst the beach goers.
It’s always great being at Ideal. It was a busy night and I thought the prime rib was over cooked.
Love the lobster special on Wednesdays - the best!
Amazing. Had a very pleasant experience.
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