About Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Bella Vista Restaurant is Santa Barbara's most beautiful al fresco oceanfront dining experience. Showcasing organic, Italian inspired California cuisine, helmed by Executive Chef Alessandro Cartumini, the restaurant is known for the freshest seafood and pasta entrees, a Thursday night crudo bar with shucked oysters, shrimp and scallops at sunset and one of the most celebrated Sunday brunches in the United States.
The restaurant’s décor features fireplaces, rare marble stone floors, rich mahogany and a hand-carved wine wall. Bella Vista’s international wine list is recognized by Wine Spectator and showcases a wide range of local Santa Barbara County producers. OpenTable has bestowed Bella Vista with 2015 Diner's Choice Awards in ten different categories.
Californian, Italian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:30am,
Sunday Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:00am;
Breakfast Buffet: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am,
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 1:30pm;
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm,
Sunday Lunch: 1:30pm - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Afternoon Tea: Saturday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Music played through centralized system.
The Four Seasons Biltmore offers complimentary parking for anyone dining in Bella Vista. Street parking is also available along Channel Drive.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
SEAFOOD AT SUNSET
Every Thursday l 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy oysters shucked to order, crudo bar, shrimp and scallop skewers at Ty Lounge as you take in the dramatic Santa Barbara sunset.
FREE CORKAGE NIGHT
Available Monday evenings
Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Ratings and Reviews
We came for a birthday brunch and it was ...
We came for a birthday brunch and it was a great experience. First place I've ever found to have endless bloody Mary's, and the food was amazing. The service was a little slow, but they were very friendly and professional. Definitely coming back
As always...food and view were terrific. ...
As always...food and view were terrific. Entire experience was sullied by the miss use suffered by my credit card. My brand new, never been used before card mysteriously had a mid-night charge the following day. The only time my card was out of my control was when it was taken by the server to run through the credit card machine. Perhaps Bella Vista ought to invest in table side credit card machines.
Come here for the views, if you're visit ...
Come here for the views, if you're visiting Santa Barbara, I recommend you stop by and have lunch here, reasonable prices considering the setting with beautiful views of the ocean. The food was very good but not great. It's good place to bring your family for lunch, kid friendly.
Lovely meal and beautiful view. We got ...
Lovely meal and beautiful view. We got there at 5pm just as the restaurant opened and practically had the entire place to ourselves. Janelle, our server was very attentive and personable. The meal was lovely. We will certainly be back again!
Great resort restaurant at the Four Seas ...
Great resort restaurant at the Four Seasons. We ate here 4 times during our stay last week including the Sunday brunch with local friends. The service is polished and excellent, the food amazing, and the views are incredible. Nothing not to like about this restaurant!
Loved the restauran. The food was very n ...
Loved the restauran. The food was very nice and i recommend the souffle. They got busy towards the end of the night so we had a bit of a wait for dessert and the bill. The did say rhe souffle took 20min but then didnt come back to see if we wanted it for about 15min. The good news is the view of the ocean and ambiance are fantastic. It wasnt bad to be there longer. Really nice restaurant for an occassion
Wonderful evening! Bella Vista staff we ...
Wonderful evening! Bella Vista staff went out of it's way to make it memorable evening -- it was their way of taking care of a problem we had encountered during a prior visit. It was much appreciated and the way establishments should take care of their frequent guests.
Beautiful property. Outside seating. Ver ...
Beautiful property. Outside seating. Very romantic setting with the sound of the Pacific Ocean in the background and the food was second to none. Top that off with ultimate service and there is no better choice in the area.
Enjoyed our 36th anniversary dinner on t ...
Enjoyed our 36th anniversary dinner on the patio at Bella Viata. The view of the Pacific was outstanding with the waves lapping on the shore. The service, food and ambiance were as exceptional as the setting. Would definitely recommend for special occasions.
Enchanting Views/Lackluster Food My wife ...
Enchanting Views/Lackluster Food
My wife and I had the chance to dine at Belle Vista during a recent visit to SB. When I think of my experiences at 4Seasons properties around the globe I think of exceptional quality, presentation and tastes. In this regard - Belle Vista was a real let down. Don't get me wrong - the views are beautiful - sitting out on the veranda under the trees as the sun goes down. The food was at best a C+. I had the Branzino which was good but not great and certainly not memorable. Branzino when prepared right melts in your mouth and leaves you wanting more. The sides were horrible - both in price and taste. The Brussel sprout dish (and Brussel sprout dishes are popping up everywhere these days) consisted of 6 sliced sprouts with a small teaspoon of goat cheese ($8) My wife made the mistake of ordering the ravioli. It arrived as ONE large ravioli - 6 x 6. Overcooked and showing no finesse in its preparation.
Go here for dessert and a drink - but eat elsewhere as SB as some fantastic dining options .
This has to be one of the most beautiful ...
This has to be one of the most beautiful settings for dining in Santa Barbara. We had lunch on the outdoor patio overlooking the ocean and the magnificent grounds of the Four Season Biltmore.
My wife had an outstanding seafood salad, and I enjoyed the mahi mahi wrap accompanied by the most delicious sweet potato fries. We also enjoyed perfectly paired glasses of wine. Our server was friendly and very capable.
A perfect setting for a wonderful lunch in Santa Barbara!
I was very disappointed- This was a spec ...
I was very disappointed- This was a special BD dinner for my dearest friend. Our salad was wonderful- could not have been better as was the atmosphere, which is why I picked your restuarant. However, Meryl ordered Salmon med/rare and I ordered Bison steak rare -
Hers arrived as requested and mine, WELL DONE! As you can imagine, Meryl ate her dinner alone while I waited for a belated dinner arrived 15 minutes later when I was no longer hungry- just disappointed already without an appetite. I took my dinner home.
T his is not what should happen at a restuarant/hotel of your stature.
Traveling up the California coast, seems ...
Traveling up the California coast, seems every restaurant had brussels sprouts on the menu. We tasted five different preparations, and yours was the best. A very pleasant experience overall, even for the high price point. You do need a better selection of wine in the lower price point though, say $40 bottles too.
Food horribly bland dinner, service poor ...
Food horribly bland dinner, service poor - wrong orders, dropping everything around us, very dirty under tables from previous guests with small children - a comedy of errors - couldn't wait to leave. Unbeatable views - but much better dinners at other Four Seasons. We will stick to breakfast here.
Celebrated our anniversary with a champa ...
Celebrated our anniversary with a champagne brunch/ service was excellent-our glasses were never empty. Food was very good, nice range, but I feel for the cost there could have been a little more to choose from. Sitting outside makes all the difference.
Beautiful setting outdoors with views of ...
Beautiful setting outdoors with views of the ocean. Really a lovely spot but the service is not up to par. The spacing between meals is really bad. They served our main meal while we were still eating our appetizers. The gazpacho soup was overwhelmed by a ton of garlic. The pasta dishes are good as well as the main meal options. The staff often forgets to follow up with items and have to ask again and again. Once that part is better managed this could be a top spot to dine.
We were on a girls' trip. Loved being ri ...
We were on a girls' trip. Loved being right on the ocean. They had heaters to keep us warm. Food was good. The only thing we didn't like is how long it took. We were there for 2-1/2 hrs. I like to be able to eat dinner & be on to something else within an hour or 1-1/2 hrs.
sunday brunch is a favorite event for us ...
sunday brunch is a favorite event for us and we were celebrating a birthday in Santa Barbara so why now. this had our favorite brunch items including bottomless decent champagne (Michelle), caviar with all the fixins and lots of it, sushi, good crab legs and shrimp, BACON, roast lamb and prime rib, some good salads and who cares about the rest. but really they had many dishes that we didn't even try and a special table for the kids which tempted me to try the mac and cheese. Lots of desserts to choose from. Price is steep ($75) but not unusual for brunch and certainly worth is for THIS brunch. i'll be back next time in town.
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