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About Bouchon - Santa Barbara
Fresh, local ingredients, prepared with care. Excellent wines that reflect the quality and character of our region and work in concert with the cuisine. Warm, inviting ambiance, service at a relaxed, leisurely pace.
Santa Barbara ‘Wine Country Cuisine’ means we source our ingredients using an ‘as-fresh-and-as-local-as-possible’ approach, with fish from the Santa Barbara Channel and produce from the surrounding countryside. We then take into account how these flavors can be presented in concert with our local wines. I believe you’ll taste the difference and see how well they work together.
We believe Santa Barbara is producing some of the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Other locally produced varietals will surprise you with their quality, variety and approachability. Please ask your server for recommendations on how any of our 40+ wines by the glass match up with your selections. Bon Appètit!
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hours of Operation:
Dinner nightly from 5:00 p.m.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Street and public lot parking available.
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining in the cork room available for groups of 10 – 20 people.
Private Party Contact:
Manager: (805) 730-1160
Beer, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
HOLIDAY EVENTS: Price fixe menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Dinner, New Years Eve and Valentines Dinner
Bouchon - Santa Barbara Ratings and Reviews
The service by the wait staff was impeccable with a wealth of knowledge on wine. The appetizer was also outstanding; the foie gras and the pureed sauce were memorable. However, based on other positive reviews, I was expecting a wow factor from the main entree, and I felt that they came out a little short.
Everything was outstanding about this restaurant! From the food to the service to the ambiance. I went here with my fiance for our anniversary dinner and am so glad we chose this place. We ordered 3 appetizers - the bone marrow, fois gras and salad - 2 entrees (duck confit and sea bass), dessert wine and a dessert (tart). Everything was so incredibly delicious! Paired with excellent service, it was the perfect dinner. Highly recommended!!
I celebrated my birthday at Bouchon and was met with a table decorated with rose petals. Our waiter was an excellent host. The first courses were outstanding - the main courses good but not as impressive, perhaps a little high priced for the quality. Overall a great experience, though! :-)
My favorite Santa Barbara restaurant. We've eaten there every time we go to Santa Barbara for the past few years, and never been disappointed. The service is friendly, the wine list impressive, and the food is wonderful and inventive. They are big on fresh, local ingredients - the salads taste like the ingredients were picked just before being served - and everything is superbly prepared, but what I especially like are the surprising and delightful ways they combine flavors.
We were visiting from Colorado and celebrating our daughter's college graduation. All the wait staff were very complimentary and gracious!
It was the best service, ambience and quality of food that our family has ever experienced.
Our sincere thanks to the restaurant and staff for making our celebration stellar!
Excellent go to place for a civilized meal in a comfortable and nice setting. Mitchell, the owner is a pleasant and welcoming presence. The service is professional quality and the food outstanding. This is one of the finest restaurants in Santa Barbara, known and appreciated by locals.
We were in Santa Barbara for the day and decided to try Bouchon for dinner. It was, by far, the best dinner we've had on our week long trip. I had the mushroom appetizer and my husband the crab cakes. I had the duck as my entree and my husband the rack of lamb. We had the most delicious dessert -- the lemon/blueberry cake with several scoops of the lemon/blueberry cream ice cream from McConnell's.
I love this restaurant. And as an SB resident, I would like to dine at Bouchon regularly. However, I wish that the entrée menu were a little longer, or changed up frequently. The starters were amazing, but a more interesting selection for the entrée choices would get me coming back over and over again.
We loved everything . Our waiter was very personable and helped us with our choices.
I ordered the salmon dinner which was perfectly plated with delicious asparagus and
potatoes. My husband enjoyed the pork which was tender and succulent. We shared a lemon blueberry dessert with blueberry ice cream. We each enjoyed generous glasses of wine.
We felt well fed and pampered. Perfect evening. Thanks, we will be back.
All I can say is 5 Stars.. I love the restaurant. The owners and staff are very sincere and knowledgable with what they are serving and how they pair the food with wine and drink. The ambiance and atmosphere is very romantic with soft lighting and lovely music playing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a lovely and amazing dining experience.
Amazing food, the rack of lamb, the salmon with crispy skin, the forest mushroom ragout.......
The service is beyond first class,. Visiting from out of town and we had reservations for two evenings in a row. On our second evening, our waiter showed up with a bottle of wine that he found at another restaurant and delivered it for us because he knew we liked it on our first evening when we got their last bottle. And this was on his day off!!! And this was for a very moderately priced bottle of wine, but he made it very special. Thanks Joaquin, great times.
We loved this restaurant! We brought our own wine from a stellar cellar and the waiter/sommelier Aaron was fantastic! He made our experience so much fun. The food was excellent as was our waiter. We will go back in a heartbeat. It was a memorable evening and really fun night!!
Bouchon has a delectable menu and a courteous and enthusiastic staff. They are also knowledgeable and guided me in selecting my courses and pairing. Lastly, they demonstrated consideration when I informed them that I was attending a performance that evening. Overall, it was a wonderful dining experience and I would recommend Bouchon to anyone.
I recommend this charming restaurant for adult cupple. After enjoyed beautiful street walk in the evening, you will see the place. I had a bone mellow and a sea bass. My wife baked bone mellow in Europe, but we don't have bone mellow in US. I love it. The sea bass was baked perfectly and juicy.
Nice menu selections - both local & global wine selections - attentive service - special birthday celebration - when I tried to pay the bill by slipping my credit card to the waiter he did not embarrass me with a fuss - he handed it back to me when he brought the bill to the table & gave it to the guest who had given him a card first - all gracious & professional -
We dined at Bouchon - Santa Barbara for a special occasion, and the restaurant did not disappoint. The ambiance is lovely and low-key, and service was attentive without hovering too much. The farm-to-table approach results in delicious locally sourced fare, while wine recommendations were perfectly paired with our meal. I would definitely recommend Bouchon to others looking for a lovely meal in Santa Barbara.
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