The sea has much to teach us: its tides foretell the lunar cycle, its salt treats us to delicious shark jerky, and its colorful creatures prove that nature looks better in Blu-ray. Celebrate the big salty puddle's sagacity with today's Groupon at The Crow's Nest Restaurant. This Groupon expires on May 26, 2011. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of fine surf 'n' turf fare at dinner
- For $10, you get $20 worth of fine surf 'n' turf fare at lunch
Nestled up to the blue waters of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, this beachfront favorite has served up a delicately crafted collection of seafood, pasta, and steak dishes since 1969. The straightforward dinner menu starts with delectable appetizers such as tomato basil crostini topped with fresh mozzarella and sourdough bread ($7.95) or crab cakes made with Dungeness crab ($9.95), the less-denim cousin of the Dungaree crab. Take in the serene, waterfront views of Neptune braiding his long kelp locks while savoring an exquisite entree of char-grilled ahi tuna brochette skewered alongside fresh vegetables under spicy tartar wasabi ($18.95) or corn-fed, mocha-rubbed filet mignon served with roasted-garlic mashed potatoes ($25.95). Appease midday meal cravings with a selection from the lunch menu such as the prawn and spinach ravioli, a flavorful fusion of scampi-style prawns and stuffed pasta tossed with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and tomatoes ($14.95).
Sporting polished woodwork, glass art, and a collection of vintage surfboards and local surf photography, the Crow's Nest's décor resonates with a laidback, seaside vibe. Diners uncomfortable eating without a clear view of the North Star can gaze as they graze on the heated patio, which offers clear views of the sky and marina—filled with docked boats. Customers shouldn't wait to redeem their deal, since this Groupon, like the NBA playoffs, only lasts for three months.
2218 E Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz, California 95062Get Directions