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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
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.
We loved the food and service. The staff was very helpful and engaged throughout the evening. The recommended wine pairings with the food was a nice touch and introduced us to a lovely Sta. Rita Hills wine. A really great evening out to celebrate our anniversary.
With the exception of the extremely loud, drunk, obnoxious women seated next to me who either could not or would not stop delivering expletives that would make a sailor blush it was a very enjoyable experience. Had she been there 5 more minutes I would have insisted to be moved. Of course the management can't control the language of their patrons. I don't know who she was but what a disgrace to the female population. With that said the food was WONDERFUL and the service was OUTSTANDING. I loved it and would return again.
Great food. Wonderful service. Our waiter Joaquin read our OpenTable request for a gluten free meal and gave us several options or substitutions. He also recommended an excellent bottle of local Pinot. Had a great meal and will go back on our next trip to Santa Barbara.
Bouchon was excellent for an anniversary dinner. Reservation at 7:30 the day before, so it gets busy, but not too crazy. We were seated immediately upon arriving, and waiting service was prompt. The french onion soup was excellent, as was the complimentary bread and butter. My fiancee had the duck, and I had the venison (medium rare). Both had excellent flavor, and we both ended up finishing our dinners with only a small portion left (no room for appetizers or dessert). Price was reasonable for the quality and quantity of food. Would definitely go back.
Had a wonderful dinner at Bouchon. It was my husbands birthday and they went out of their way to make it a special time. The scallop and crab cake appetizers were our favorite part. So good! It is on the higher priced side, but worth it for a special occasion.
This was our second time celebrating our anniversary and it was wonderful. They placed red camellia pedals on the table, a personal card and poured us a complimentary glass of rose brut, right after we sat down! The food is amazing! We plan to continue our tradition next year!
We had a great experience! They were able to accommodate a slip in our reaeveration schedule and when we arrive Tony took great care of us. I had one guest who is a vegetarian and when looking at the menu, there were no immediate vegetarian options listed. When I spoke to Tony about that, he assured us the chef will make a custom meal based on likes/dislikes/allergies so every person with vegetarian needs ends up with a one of a kind meal. The wine options are a plenty and they offer pairing options based on your meals. Everyone was very satisfied with their meals and we'll definitely go back!
Hidden gem for an intimate dining experience. Greeted by the Chef we were seated and served in a very European and personal way. Like dining with an old friend we just met. A birthday experience that was quiet and friendly. We will definately return when we stay in SB again ! C&H
A restaurant is a lot of moving pieces and for a restaurant to be great, everything must on point. I expected that from Bouchon, but the service came up short as did the meal. We asked the server to recommend an appetizer, wine, and main dishes and he was insipid, or "wishy washy" about it all and unfortunately so was the meal. The location, look, and feel of the restaurant provide and amazing atmosphere. The owners stopped by the table and they were charming and pleasant. The dishes get an "A" for presentation. The taste of the meals leave something to be desired. The food was bland, when it needed to be bold. We had the Sea Scallops and Roasted Bone Marrow for an appetizer. The Lyonnaise Salad along with the Ribeye, the venison medallions, the pork shank and the medallions. At the end of the night, it was the bottle of Ken Brown Pinot Noir that impressed me the most. I hope that the servers and the chef here will go for greatness in the future, instead of resting on presentation.
The food and service were exceptional. When I go out for a meal that will run over 200/2people I want to know where that money went and it was absolutely clear what I was getting at Bouchon. The presentation, the flavor and texture combinations, the ingredient sourcing, and the preparation of the meal was exceptional. What really made the evening was the service. We selected wine based on the suggested pairing for our appetizer, a local white. Our server was knowledgeable about the wines and was comfortable making suggestions about the menu items. He checked in often and gave updates about when things would be ready and made experienced decisions on how to bring everything to ensure the best flow to the evening. When both of us had rich meat dishes he said he couldn't be responsible for us only having white wine with it and brought us two 1/2 glasses of red paired to our dinners for free. Following a discussion about dessert wine we ordered two wonderful glasses and, to follow up on the conversation he brought out another 1/2 glass of another for us to sample. We felt taken care of and like family. Worth every penny.
What can I say? In my opinion, Bouchon is one the best restaurants in Santa Barbara. The food is fantastic but the service is what makes this place special. I took my wife for our 10 year anniversary. We arrived to beautiful rose pedals on our table and a happy anniversary card from the owner and chef. Our waiter Tony took exceptional care of us and ensured our evening was a memorable one. Highly recommended for special occasions.
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