Chef Santos Majano's menu changes almost daily, though every dish - small plates, appetizers, entrees and desserts - emphasizes seasonal, sustainably ... More
Soif Wine Bar Restaurant
Chef Santos Majano's menu changes almost daily, though every dish - small plates, appetizers, entrees and desserts - emphasizes seasonal, sustainably grown, and intensely flavored ingredients primarily sourced from local farmers and provisioners. Soif offers over 50 wines by the glass from small, artisanal producers, as well as some 400 selections by the bottle from our wine shop, available to diners for $10 over retail price. We find our delight in discovering the distinctive, expressive wines, sourcing and preparing delicious, wholesome food, and then putting it all together so when guests walk in the door, night after night, there is something here for them that is authentic - that satisfies their thirst for the soulful, the delicious, and the well made.
I totally enjoy going to Soif for a special occasion because I know I will get great food. The portions are not very large but every choice on the menu is a taste treat with an adventure. The flavorings are are just right and not overpowering for the dish. I can't go there often as it only fits into my budget for special events. The service could be better. We had to wait quite a while until the server acknowledged us and even had a quite a wait for our first glass of wine.
The other thing that happened as far as service is concerned is that I came to the restaurant with several of my friends who I had not seen in a long time. There were 5 of us and when the bill came everyone was trying to figure out a 20% tip and then just by chance I noticed that a gratuity had been added on to the bill....I quickly checked the menu and it said that a gratuity would be added on for parties of 6 or over.. It would have been fine with me to have the gratuity added on but the waiter did not mention it to us when he put the bill on the table... I had to go and ask the waiter if in fact the bill had a gratuity added to it. He did say that it was added on (What if I had not noticed it??)... Our group was so caught up talking to each other that we almost tipped (20%)more onto the already added gratuity.
I still go back for more though....
Don't waste your money or time(waiting for the horrible service)...
I have eaten there only once and it was enough to make me want to cry. The waitress forgot what we had ordered, brought us the wrong wine, and then the food was terrible and cold. They have a good selection of wine and live music some nights, which is what has kept them in business with all the rich Santa Cruz socialites. I'll pass.
Wonderful!! I am a Chef Owner with training at Restaurant Gary Danko, Aqua, Rubicon, & Masa's in San Francisco and think that Soif is by far the best dining experience in Santa Cruz!! From the minute we walked in to the minute we left we were treated so warmly. Pork Belly, Scallops, Wine Pairings, Wine tastings via the 2oz pour, and the service were perfect. The desserts were not up to par with the small plates and entrees but still a good way to end the evening. Every time I am in town I am visiting Soif, hands down!!
Soif is a restaurant you wouldn't want to miss. Amidst contemporary decor awaits contemporary food, comprising Crostini, tapas, pasta, salmon,
risotto, small plates of Chorizo and Meatballs, and plenty of cheeses. In the dessert section, Creme Brulee and Chocolate ...
Voted by Coastal Weekly as Monterey's best new restaurant, this place is, as the title suggests, for those who have
a passion for large portions and living life to the fullest. The decor takes one back to the 1920s ...
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