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 - 3:00pm,
Sunday Lunch: 1:30pm - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, 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
It was our wedding anniversary brunch. N ...
It was our wedding anniversary brunch. Noisy and would not serve us at the booth we requested because you have a buffet style for that booth. if some one would of been kind of enough to tell us we could sit at another table to be served we would not have walked out after being served 3 drinks for $40. No i will never recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Dreadful service. One ordered dish neve ...
Dreadful service. One ordered dish never arrived asked for water refill but that didn't happen either. Entrees were uninspired, small in portion and thus overpriced.
No wonder the lovely dining room was empty--it doesn't deserve diners.
Ty , bring on the next chef and try again. Maybe we'll come back
Would highly recommend Bella Vista for ...
Would highly recommend Bella Vista for an evening of a fine dining experience. The outdoor seating area is amazing with beautiful views of the ocean and sunset. The menu has a good selection of items to choose from and the food was so delicious. Extensive wine and cocktail selections also. Is a perfect evening for a special occasion
We always love the Biltmore--I have been ...
We always love the Biltmore--I have been going there since I was a child. The food was very good and the view of course is lovely. The only change I would make would be to re-schedule the gardeners who were hedge clipping with power clippers-love the manicured landscape but not the noise during lunch. The service was very nice!
Another memorable dinner at the ever de ...
Another memorable dinner at the ever delightful Bella Vista, marred only by the intrusive , too loud for the setting, band in the bar, about 100 ft away. Our waiter concurred that he and his colleagues have been dismayed by the noise, but thus far nothing has been done to tone it down. We mentioned this problem to a manager we encountered in the lobby and advised him we would call in advance to learn who was playing before returning.
The location of this restaurant, and the ...
The location of this restaurant, and the staff that work there are great! The food, however, was not. The calamari was slimy and gross, it was like licking the bottom of a boat. Our Ceaser salad had brocolini and Brussel Sprouts in it which did not compliment the dish at all. The lamb was just ok, we ended up not eating much of it. After dinner we were still hungry and ordered a pizza and ate it at the top of the hills and looked over the city, which was actually really neat.
I can't compliment the staff enough, but the food quality and execution were terrible and not up to par with all the other Four Season properties around the world. As much as I hate to say it, I don't think I will return.
Great view of water from the dining pati ...
Great view of water from the dining patio. Menu is limited and the food was nothing special. We had dinner and the dress put casual on a whole new level. Not a good level. Flip flops and shorts, lots of kids. Lunch is all I would recommend this place for. Our waiter was very nice, up beat, and attentive. We ate there because it was rated a little over 4 stars. Nowhere near a 4 star dining experience. I think it is a walk in place for locals in the upscale area.
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.
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