NileGuide Expert Says:
Best steaks in the Monterey Bay
555 Highway 17
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
tel: (831) 426-6333
Sometimes the hankering for a steak hits you like a ton of bricks and there's nothing you can do but satisfy your carnivorous craving. There's only one place in Santa Cruz--make that the entire Monterey Bay Area--to get your steak on: Peachwood's at the Inn at Pasatiempo.
Peachwood's starts with premium cuts, ranging from juicy Rib Eyes to decadent Filets to tangy Buffalo Steaks, and grills or smokes them over peach wood, which gives the slabs of beef a slight smokey flavor that doesn't over power the natural flavor of the meat.
Not in the mood for beef? Check out their poultry, lamb, fish, and vegetarian dishes as well--nothing disappoints at Peachwood's. Every meal comes with a soup, salad, fresh bread, and a savory side like crisp Waffle Fries or Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
Peachwood's does everything right, from a ample salad bar to eight different options for desert. The bartenders are fantastic at whipping up tasty drinks, especially their signature Bloody Mary's. Through in breathtaking views of the Inn's cultivated grounds, and there's really nothing not to like about Peachwood's.