When someone's getting all up in your grill, the best thing to say is "You better step off! The surface temperature of grills can approach 550 degrees Fahrenheit—you shouldn't be standing on that thing!" Today's Groupon demonstrates a high regard for safety by leaving the grilling to the professionals. For $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary American dinner and drinks at Center Street Grill.
Center Street Grill's airy interior blooms with the aroma of classic American fare, with a hint of Mediterranean and a subtle nod to Asian cuisines. The dinner menu coaxes taste buds into a trot with a starters such as the applewood-smoked-bacon-wrapped shrimp ($12.95). For the main attraction, five gourmet pizzas and five lush sandwiches sandwich an eclectic selection of entrees, such as the tofu curry with sweet potatoes and garden vegetables ($12.95) or the half-rack of baby back ribs, slow-braised and fast-served with coleslaw and fries ($12.95). Entrees also include the grilled skirt steak with blue cheese ($17.95) and the fiery southwest chicken pasta, corralling corn kernels, red and green peppers, and onions doused in a creamy chipotle sauce ($14.95). The restaurant also sports wireless Internet access and an outdoor brick patio shaded by umbrellas and jealously hovering clouds.
Downtown Santa Cruz
1001 Center St.
Santa Cruz, California 95060Get Directions