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
Loved the atmosphere at the Four Seasons ...
Loved the atmosphere at the Four Seasons Hotel/Biltmore!
Suggestion only: please have your waitress or waiter to not "chime in" when we are having lunch at the Belle Vista restaurant in the patio and your waitress tells my guest(s) to go have the brunch instead... That is not right! Your waitress is not paying our bill & the waitress was quite pushy telling my guest to go to the brunch instead of ordering the luncheon menu from the Belle Vista restaurant.
We enjoy the Four Seasons Hotel for many years. My husband & I got married at the Four Seasons Hotel Biltmore 12 years ago and we take all our out of town guests to the Four Seasons Hotel to have lunch or dinner.
Please have a talk with your waitress!!
Expensive and worth it... Sunday Brunch ...
Expensive and worth it... Sunday Brunch here is simply the best! Every visit has always been a great time. The food is plentiful with great variety and quality. The service is great, and I must give extra props to our server, Alejandro, who made sure we were well taken care of without being over-bearing. My family is always all smiles here! Thank you for having the best brunch buffet in town! Save me some cheesecake... ;)
If you don't mind spending a little extr ...
If you don't mind spending a little extra for a spectacular view from a palacial, historic mansion amidst gorgeous gardens, this is a truly magnificent place to dine. The view of the ocean was exceptional! My lunch salad was also delicious. And the wait staff was attentive and friendly. I highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a special occasion that is definitely a cut above.
We dined at this restaurant to celebrate ...
We dined at this restaurant to celebrate our son's 21'st birthday. While this restaurant has a beautiful outdoor dining patio, that sparkles in the evening with fireplace pits and the general ocean side ambience you would expect from a Four Seasons hotel, we unfortunately did not have a memorable evening. The menu was a "spin" off traditional cuisine, but did not succeed in executing this concept. Food was "so-so" and not recommended. The service, for an expensive evening out... was extremely lacking. Nice wait staff, with virtually no training on the basics of dining and service. I'd have to go with a "no go" on this one!
Food, service and outdoor patio by the ...
Food, service and outdoor patio by the ocean are second to none. All the seafood dishes we had, which included lobster tails with local sea bass and pan seared wild salmon, were prepared to perfection, nothing overcooked or over seasoned. The chef is Italian so we tried the house made gnocchi risotto and it reminded us of being back in Italy. Just outstanding. Brussel sprouts were roasted to perfection as well. Just a fabulous experience all the way around.
At least twice a year we make the two ho ...
At least twice a year we make the two hour drive from Los Angeles for Sunday brunch at the Bella Vista. The location and view is stunning, the service is excellent and the food is outstanding. While there a few places in Los Angeles that are similar, none has bottomless Mimosas and caviar with homemade blinis among many other temptations. The drive is long but the reward is more than worth it.
I've been enjoying the restaurant at the ...
I've been enjoying the restaurant at the Biltmore for 23 years. It has gone up and down with food expectations and is usually much better than it used to be. No one will ever be able to beat the view! Our server was very nice but not at all as on top of it as the service normally is here.
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!
Server Maurice was an absolute delight: ...
Server Maurice was an absolute delight: efficient, warm, gracious, friendly, and welcoming. The setting of this beautiful hotel dining room on the Pacific Ocean is incomparable, no better place in the country for a festive and lovely Sunday brunch. $75 is a high tariff, but not when one considers that this is Santa Barbara, that there are a large number of gourmet items offered, and that included is unlimited champagne. I would have preferred a more extensive salad buffet. The fresh fruit, including the sweetest and best pineapple imaginable, was a treat.
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.
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