Just like the alder’s gentle woodsmoke, Alderwood is a place for you to linger and savor — it is inclusive and inviting to the Santa Cruz community. This is reflected in our menu and our hospitality.
The smoke of the alder tree is not like other woods. It is subtle and sweet. It balances with the flavors of each ingredient — each steak, scallop, and slice of a locally-harvested vegetable — by mingling with the unique flavors of our ingredients but not overpowering them. It partners and pairs, softens and unfolds.