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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 Marco Fossati, 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.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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 - Thursday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - 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, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
FREE CORKAGE NIGHT
Available Monday evenings
Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Ratings and Reviews
The cheese and meat tray was by far the best part of this meal. For the price the portions were quite small. The two diners who ordered the eggplant found it very subpar and didn't finish it. We do not mind spending money on fine dining, but found the prices very high for the quality and portion size.
Incredible service, great people, we felt special in that everyone knew our name and we so attentive to our every need, they were amazing! The food was right there with the service, we had a variety of appetizers, seafood, pork tenderloin, and desserts that were all fantastic and the presentation was great as well. The ocean view, the music, the festive atmosphere just add to the enjoyment...we will be back! Thank you for making our family get together even more memorable.
Ricardo was an excellent server; attentive and courteous. The omelettes were perfectly made to order. The selections were okay. The crab legs were good but tasted previously frozen. The water view was nice but the dining room is crying out desperately for a makeover.
As always, the Bella Vista was beautiful as were the views and the service was excellent. 5 of us ladies got together for a nice lunch. I've eaten there several times for lunch and brunch. The food has always been amazing. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal today; they had Ceviche, a hamburger, a salad, a seafood salad and I had the lobster roll. I have to say I didn't enjoy the lobster roll as it was way too salty. And I'm an avid salt lover. It needed something. The bread it was served on, not a roll, was very nice. I've had lobster roll in many restaurants and this wasn't my favorite. But I have to say my Mimosa was the best I've ever had. It was the perfect blend of fresh orange juice and champagne. I'll be back there sometime to try their salmon burger.
A very disappointing experience. A restaurant whose only interest was in their margin and with no love for the food they prepare. The worst meal we had during our holiday in California. I would not recommend this restaurant to anybody. They need to revisit their entire approach to food in order to recover their credibility with us.
For the exorbitant price of the meal I'd expect to at least sit at a quiet nice table. Instead the three of us were seated next to a birthday party of 12 middle age ladies having a kind of a cocktail party. Too many tables are packed into the space so the wait staff is constantly brushing by your arm rushing to other tables. All in all, its like an expensive Chuck E. Cheese or cafeteria. The food is decent but for at least $30 a plate it should be better. I'd recommend sitting on the outside patio as the inside is just too crowded. Again, why is such a "elite" establishment being managed by the college girl hostesses? I'm sure there is an official manager, but I never saw the person. Also, no matter how many times I add a special request via Open Table, its never honored. I'm starting to feel like Open Table reservations get less consideration and are relegated to less desirable tables near the bathroom or kitchen doors. I'll be making reservations via the restaurants website going forward if available.
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