About Bouchon - Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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!
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:
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
I brought someone special here for his b ...
I brought someone special here for his birthday and it couldn't have turned out better. The staff made an obvious, but elegant, effort to make us feel special and bring our romantic dinner to life. One of the best dining experiences I have ever had...it truly exceeded my expectations.
It is still my favorite restaurant in Sa ...
It is still my favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara because of the quality of the service and food. The service is excellent; it takes no time to get service and a nice bottle of wine opened and poured, unlike San Ysidro Ranch Stone House restaurant.
Service was top notch, and food was equa ...
Service was top notch, and food was equally as good. Celebrated two seventieth birthdays, and we were treated like royalty. Take your time and savor the experience; great locals date night venue, or equally as fitting for visitors looking for one of Santa Barbara's finest. Enjoy!
The food was great although we did order ...
The food was great although we did order an appetizer that never came-mentioned it to the waiter he apologized yet didn't offer anything. Overall a nice dinner. As an aside, the restaurant is NOT related to the Buchón in Napa and the food/service reflects that.
We had a wonderful meal at Bouchon. Ever ...
We had a wonderful meal at Bouchon. Everything from the Santa Barbara wines to the food was wonderful. We had the trio of scallops, crab cakes, venison and sea bass. The blueberry cake and chocolate lava cake for dessert. Great service too.
Terrific restaurant! Wonderful food (th ...
Terrific restaurant! Wonderful food (the venison medallions were terrific, as was the onion soup; the ice-creams are to die for), plus an unbelievable local wine list to explore. Definitely a worthwhile destination. Expensive, sure, but given the quality of the food and wine, a better value than others in town.
We went to Bouchon for our anniversary d ...
We went to Bouchon for our anniversary dinner while visiting Santa Barbara. It is a small venue but, well appointed with excellent staff. We were seated quickly upon arrival for our reservation. Food was high quality and tasty. Service was prompt and unobtrusive. Definitely worthwhile if you are in Santa Barbara and enjoy good food.
My favorite Santa Barbara restaurant. Th ...
My favorite Santa Barbara restaurant. Three of us shared the delicious and varied scallop-trio appetizer. I stuck with my favorite entree, the duck, while my son enjoyed my runner-up, the venison. The sea bass, per my wife, was "good but nothing memorable." Excellent waiter service included a fine pinot recommendation from the extensive wine menu. We sat in the covered area past the entrance and it was plenty warm thanks to the overhead heaters. Looking forward to the next special event.
As always, my husband and I had a great ...
As always, my husband and I had a great dining experience. The food is top quality and the acoustics are perfectly suited for having a conversation without having to raise our voice.
The service is always exceptional, except this time I felt a bit rushed by the server, other than
that he was quite helpful.
I always try to visit this restaurant wh ...
I always try to visit this restaurant when traveling thru Santa Barbara. They never fail to deliver a superior dining experience. The servers are outstanding. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable and well aware of just how much time they need to spend with you, and then remain just out of site. If your server is out of sight, there is always a co worker ready to step in, if you look in need of anything.
Their food is simply prepared to perfection. It is always fresh, and local when possible.
On my last visit I had the Dungenous Crabcake appetizer and the Sea Bass Entre. The server volunteered to explain the difference between the local sea bass and Chilean Sea Bass in the event that I was not familiar with the local fish. Both my appetizer and entre were excellent. We also ordered the Onion Soup followed by the Wagu Rib Eye. Both outstanding and perfectly prepared.
Dessert was the lemon blueberry upside down cake with Mc Connell's blueberry ice cream. It was one of the best desserts I have ever eaten.
You will never go wrong eating here.
A magical night on the brick patio decke ...
A magical night on the brick patio decked with holiday twinkle lights and warm candles. Wine and entrees were outstanding and cooked to perfection! Our waiter was personable and knowledgeable and let us enjoy our dinner with manners and grace. We will be back!
We ate at Bouchon to celebrate a special ...
We ate at Bouchon to celebrate a special birthday. We loved it! The service was impeccable. Our waiter Justin saw to our every need. The ambiance (including the Christmas music) was festive and warm. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the Venison (yum!) and my friend, who is a vegetarian, had the Goat cheese and Pecan Tart and an Organic Mixed Green Salad. We each started with a classic French Onion Soup. We loved every bite and were pleasantly surprised by the cost when the bill arrived. We will definitely go back next time we're in Santa Barbara.
I entertained two friends from abroad wh ...
I entertained two friends from abroad who wanted to dine on French food, and Bouchon
was recommended. -We walked in to a petite room with beautiful decor one might find in a small village in France. The restaurant lived up to expectations, the friendly staff were totally accommodating to non-English patrons who felt very comfortable. My two guests had the incredible Wagyu beef ribeye - I had the scrumptious maple-glazed duck over succotash which I would highly recommend. Great varied appetizers and desserts, and of course a great wine list
representing local wineries.
We went for our anniversary and the food ...
We went for our anniversary and the food was good and the service was excellent. They had a large variety of wine both locally and out of state selection. The server was helpful explaining the different types of wine and pairing with food selection.
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