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: Friday & 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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, 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.
PIZZA & PROSECCO
Every Monday l 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Start your week off right with Pizza and Prosecco at Santa Barbara's most beautiful ocean front setting. Creative and robust pizzas paired with endless Italian bubbles will make Monday nights the best night of your week!
FREE CORKAGE NIGHT
Available Monday evenings
Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Ratings and Reviews
Great. First time there. Nice ambiance. ...
Great. First time there. Nice ambiance. Was just what we needed. Everyone was super nice. And our server Walter was fantastic!! Thank u!!
Best brunch ever. Beautiful presentation ...
Best brunch ever. Beautiful presentation. Unlimited Mimosas.
great location, ambiance and the food wa ...
great location, ambiance and the food was excellent
The service can not be topped. Excellent food as well. They made us feel special.
The view is gorgeous. The food was just OK, but the view more than made up for any other inadequacy.
The food and service was great, the ocean view was fantastic.
Great Group Hangout
My friends and I were in Santa Barbara over Memorial Day weekend and wanted a nice spot to chillout after a long day of Kayaking. We had reserved a table for 7 with a special request to be seated on the patio. They were happy to seat us outside and we had a wonderful ocean view. The restaurant wasn't too busy and we were enjoying our meals and drinks for 2-3 hours while the gas warmers kept us cozy. Overall a great end to our Santa Barbara! Highly recommend Bella Vista!
From time to time we drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara just for the Sunday brunch. Excellent variety of foods available from made to order omelets to a carving station with prime rib, lamp and salmon. Salad makings galore. All kinds of fruit in season. A dessert spread that will delight every sweettooth and every chocoholic.
beautiful setting by the ocean
Everything was lovely at this aptly named restaurant. Burger was very good as were both the sweet potato and truffled potato French fries.
Our favourite place in Santa Barbara. S ...
Our favourite place in Santa Barbara. Staff, food , ambience beyond reproach. Looking forward to our next delightful evening
Beautiful Romantic Setting, inventive ok ...
Beautiful Romantic Setting, inventive okay food!
When you pay $125 per person for Brunch ...
When you pay $125 per person for Brunch you expect it to be fabulous. Major fail....the food matched the service......mediocre at best! Would have had better food & service at In & Out.
Mother's Day Brunch
This is probably the fourth or fifth time we have brunch here for Mother's Day. It has always been excellent and the best view in California from beach side. Variety of food choices and lots of mimosas!
Had reserved a table out on the patio, to have our guests experience the wonderful views. The table was there, but the restaurant had run out of heat lamps, and with the sun going down, it was getting colder quickly. So we had to sit inside. The wine we ordered, after a ten minute wait, turned out no to be available. I ended up being upsold to a bottle at a $50 higher price, after the waiter suggested it would be substituted at no additional cost as the restaurant did not have my wine. Then the waiter poured every drop of the bottle (including sediment) into the decanter (a 1998 Cab with lots of sediment). The waiter suggested the special of the day, which my daughter selected as her main course. Then it turned out ten minutes later they were out of specials. Three vegetable sides were ordered, and despite multiple reminders, showed up after we had all finished our meals. I ordered tuna, was was not seared, and looked more slow-cooked - not appetizing. So all in all, for $600+ for a party of four, money poorly spent. We will not be back.
Great Mother's Day lunch
Sat outside on the patio and watched whales play while I ate with my two middle-school aged boys. I had the Mahi Mahi wrap - delicious. My son enjoyed the lobster brioche and the other had a pizza. Such a nice lunch!!
Favorite place in Santa Barbara
We love sitting outside "by the glass" listening to the waves, watching the sunset, and eating delicious food at Bella Vista. The service is wonderful too!
Very thoughtful staff
The staff kept serving breakfast past their usual end time because one member of our group showed up a little late. Ours was a bachelorette group (but not a rowdy one, I promise) and they gave our bachelorette a lovely little dish with sweets that made for a nice photo op.
The menu was not interesting, the food n ...
The menu was not interesting, the food not up to the quality of the hotel and over priced. The service was slow but very friendly.
The Best Celebration Ever!
My husband's birthday was Sunday and he had never been to the Biltmore for a Sunday brunch. We had the absolute best time! The weather was perfect...the outdoor seating with a spectacular view of the ocean was lovely and the food and mimosas were out of this world. He relaxed for a couple of hours and enjoyed the experience. Outstanding service and we will definitely return. We drove from Long Beach to Santa Barbara for his celebration and it was great!!
Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
Booked a 7:00 reservation 1.5 months prior to dinner date. Arrived early to have a cocktail at the lounge, then on to Bella Vista. Upon checking in we were lead to the patio for our table and were seated by the drink station near a table with obnoxious “loud talkers”. We were disappointed with our seating as it was a special occasion and we specifically requested seating by the ocean. We requested, from our hostess, to be seated by the wind screen closest to the wonderful ocean view and we were accommodated. This was the best decision! We had a wonderful server and the entire meal was a memorable experience. The wine selection was great. We Had Caprese, Lobster Radiatore (exceptional!), the Tuna, and the special of the night. For dessert, we shared the Molten Chocolate Cake. Wonderful experience, we will return!
Terrrific ocean view!
Always love eating here, there is a wide variety of tasty dishes and the view can't be beat. The service is always very good, even when it's really crowded.
There's simply no better place to eat in SB!
This location is pure happiness. There's no prettier place or a better view in all of Santa Barbara, or even Southern California. Absolutely remarkable. On top of that, it's the Four Seasons. The service is impeccable, and the food options for brunch is over the top amazing. The brunch buffet - wow. Eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, salad, meats, fish, sushi, omelette station, pancakes, shrimp, oysters, etc, etc, etc.... i could go on and on. There's no way to do this full justice. Simply put, it's worth the price tag and definitely my top pick. This was our wedding annversary and it was perfect. A special thanks to Maria S. (Swedish Maria!) for remaking our wedding mini cake too! Yum! Worth it.
We had just sold our house after an eight month listing and went to Bella Vista to celebrate. The staff ~ and especially the Assistant Manager Emily ~ did everything they could to make it a memorable night, and we felt really spoiled! Highly highly recommend the venue, the food, wine, service... could not have been better!
View & LOW price
View & LOW price
Beautiful birthday dinner on the garden terrace
The service was wonderful very patient and accommodating. We wanted to and to order a series of small plates rather than large entrées. The staff was most cooperative and the food Was delectable.
Completely overpriced for Sunday Brunch food.
I was frustrated before I got there because the restaurant called me on three separate occasions to confirm. On the first call they required a credit card to hold the reservation. I would assume that with a credit card, they would not continue to call. I was wrong. They still called twice more. That's overkill.
The Bella Vista is a great place for a romantic dinner especially outside. A cool place to have a glass of wind with a friend as well.
Beautiful setting, great music and the m ...
Beautiful setting, great music and the most attentive waiter ever! 5 star all the way!
Lovely setting, elegant décor and good service. Food average, although the Black Cod, special of the day was very good.
Service was great but was too loud, seem ...
Service was great but was too loud, seems like the spacing of tables could be better for the size of the room. We were seated in a walk way space. The seats were very large and overstuffed, good for curling up with a book or to watch tv but not to eat or have a conversation. I felt the food was tasty ( I had the Lobster pasta dish and the Caprese salad) and well served but I would have appreciated more options on the menu. The wine list was good. I guess I expected more for a restaurant in the SB Biltmore, it was just another nice hotel restaurant, nothing exceptional. There are better options in town.
Amazing taste and great setting
Food tasted fantastic and the ambiance was beautiful
A seaside gem
Bella Vista is one of the most charming and beautiful spots in the world. You will never be disappointed and the view is spectacular . Food is always great, service the best, and their special brunches are out of sight, the very best. You will pay a bit more here, but is is worth every penny, save up a little extra from your favorite fast food place and try it.
Amazing food and amazing location.
Amazing food and amazing location.
Awesome site; okay food
Beautiful building, restaurant, and setting. Food is expensive for the quality (we had breakfast). However, the setting makes this a great option for a special occasion.
We have been to the Biltmore on many occasions starting in 1968. The dining is always just right and the hotel is just terrific, too. None finer!
Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. M ...
Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. My husband and I are already talking about when we can go back! Great veal, ravioli, meatballs, dessert!
Love the Four Seasons
Loved everything about The Four Seasons. Fabulous food and the very best brunch. However openTable had brunch listed at $36 when I got the bill it turned out that brunch was$75 per person. I was shocked. OpenTable needs to update the menu that you put online.
Sunday Brunch at Bella Vista
Fantastic ! Better than expected and my expectations were very high. Everyone at the hotel, first of all, from the gentlemen at valet to staff throughout the restaurant were professional, friendly and ultra-helpful. Didnt get even an ounce of attitude out of anyone. Food was very good, selection of choices probably a bit better than overall quality - didnt find much I hadnt seen elsewhere. Desserts were all fresh and very good, lamb and salmon outstanding. The view was just as good as it gets of a Santa Barbara seascape at noon. Brandon, our waiter, was very attentive and was especially endearing when he presented my wife and I with a very adorable dessert prepared especially for the occasion of our 10th wedding anniversary. Upon driving out of the parking lot, we felt special. Thank you Four Seasons, Bella Vista and Brandon.
Lunch was great, the dessert was the best!!! We all ordered the Budino and it was wonderful.
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