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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 - 9:00pm
$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 servings were exquisitely prepared and elegantly presented. The service was everything you should expect from a venue as this. Our server, Jennifer, was sincerely in her care for our special occasion. We will definitely come again to the Four Seasons Biltmore.
This is the Four Seasons, I expected so much more. This was for a special occasion. Every entree was over priced with no special presentation. Each egg dish was $25, and should have been about $15. Potatoes on all the breakfast entrees were dried out and cold. Toast was in a basket for the table, not on each entree plate, and it was cold and hard. Waiters didn't know who had which entrees...and we were the only table in the restaurant at that time. Cappacino and latte were exactly the same. I was extremely disappointed, and wish I had chosen another place for my special occasion.
Love the amazing view, great service, delicious food all say long from breakfast thru dinner. As long as we r staying at the hotel we r always here. Perfect location, friendly staff. Try everything on the menu, that's what we are doing😉 (organic? Music to my ears👌
Wonderful view, beautiful garden, and tasteful interior decoration in front of Butterfly Beach. Great ambience. The service staff were all friendly and helpful and treat you well. For the price ($80/pp Sunday brunch buffet) and the luxury hotel setting, however, I was truly surprised the food was actually pretty mediocre. Most of them lacked flavor. The crabs tasted like right from the supermarket freezer, the meats (curving section) tasted brant, the baked goods didn't appear fresh, the pastries looked so pretty but tasted somewhat cheap. I really wish I could talk more positively since it was such a beautiful place.
My husband said the freshly cooked egg benedict was very good.
The patio has a view of the ocean that is beyond expectations at sunset. It was almost as super as the service we were treated to by our server, Jennifer, who made the evening so very special. All the seafood entrees we had were amazing! Top off your evening with a drink in the bar and you will have a memorable evening.
Excellent service and outstanding view of the ocean. The food was overpriced and the portions were really small. Typical gourmet style with huge plates, microscopic food and lots of swirly sauce to take up space. I suppose the more culturally refined diner would be impressed, but I didn't see many of those types in the crowd unless they typically wear baseball hats and tee-shirts. My wife and I would have rather taken our $167 somewhere else. Not awful, but I didn't feel like we got our money's worth.
The occasion was our wedding anniversary and we had high expectations.
The service was extremely slow and we waited over 10 minutes for someone to show up and take our drink order while waiting for our dinner table to be ready.
The menu is along the minimalist side and the portions are OK not large.
Overall, the occasion made it a good night but I expected more from a Four Seasons hotel restaurant.
I don't think a breakfast / brunch experience can get better than this. Amazing atmosphere. Great food. Kid-friendly service. And what a view... If you are in Santa Barbara, it is worth a visit. On the pricey side but you also get to enjoy the unique amenities of the Four Seasons.
I have eaten at this restaurant many times and always found it incredibly enjoyable. For some reason the service was rather poor. When the soup was served, it was spilled on my pants and I don't believe the weather was aware of it. I also began removing the umbrellas on the sun was blinding late break. I could not get anyone to pay attention to that.
I regard this as an anomaly. I would go back again. My experiences before this I've always been very positive.
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