If you are looking to spend an evening in a high-energy nightclub with thumping music blaring out of the speakers, then the award-winning club Motiv ... More
If you are looking to spend an evening in a high-energy nightclub with thumping music blaring out of the speakers, then the award-winning club Motiv is just the right place for you. A popular hangout for young people, the club is host to a number of renowned DJs catering to the music sensibilities of hip-hop, pop, techno/house, salsa and reggae music followers. The club is also open for lunch with several small-plate options like chips, nachos and sliders, as well as bigger fare like pizzas and burgers. The nights are backed by a team of expert mixologists who ensure the constant flow of cocktails and other beverages to the dance floor. One of the best places for a late-night hangout, check their website to know more about Motiv.
I went to Motiv last thursday for college night and I'm definitely going back tonight. The DJ was awesome and we had the most attentive bartender for our table (we didn't have to go up to the bar once to get a drink). I didn't realize that the lounge also had an upstairs until I saw a few people head into the back and up the stairs. Total change of atmosphere! Upstairs was really relaxed and quiet and only had a few people ( Im guessing not many know about it), it was a great place to take a break from dancing. Definitely recommending Motiv to my friends.
No longer Pearl Alley - it's now called Fusion, although they are still using dishes with the Pearl Alley label. My husband and I used to love coming here - lots of sentimental value, french inspired menu, romantic atmosphere...no longer. Fusion is okay....wouldn't recommend it.
wine, many wine to pick from, fine wine. french cuisine. tap ber. gret gret food, pricy but worth it. an bring your own wine. good for anniversarys and those sort of dates. is wonderful secret- so i shhh now. there is no unsofisticated foods here but for the bread. shhhhhh :)
We stumbled in on cold rainy night, Warm cozy dining room great food. and Foie Gras in santa cruz how can you go wrong.
The duck breast and the striped bass were some of the best I ever had, This Chef can cook and our server said he's only 25. We'll be back often.
Absolutely everything about our dining experience at Pearl Alley Bistro was wonderful! It is a small, intimate restaurant with a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. The service and bar staff were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and the kitchen staff whipped up some fantastic seasonal specials. Many of the dishes we tried combined unusual ingredients to great effect - such as the gorganzola-stuffed, roasted figs wrapped in bacon. Yum! We will make sure we eat here every time we find ourselves in Santa Cruz.
I have to admit I was a bit sceptical. I had heard a lot about Pearl Alley, but frankly was not sure if it was right for me. It seemed a bit too, well, complicated, with a menu that changed every month. How could it keep up month after month? After 3 visits I am happy to report that this place has topped all my expectations. No matter when I have gone, or what I have eaten, it has been fantastic. And there is an eclectic wine selection to match! I recommend asking the staff for their favorites. I have never gone wrong this way!