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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
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
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.
We had a wonderful meal at Bouchon. We were seated promptly and the service was excellent. I had the Duck which was perfectly prepared and my husband had the sea bass. We shared a fabulous blood orange tart . We both found the wine list well stocked with wines by the glass as well as a wide range of local wines by the bottle. Excellent food and service.
I had heard good things about this place so I was anxious to give it a try while in Santa Barbara. The waiter was a former hockey player so we hit it off immediately. He was very knowledgable about the wines and expertly explained the menu. I had the duck and it was the best I've ever had.
It was easy to change our reservation time and 9pm on Sunday was the last seating, not when the restaurant closed. They didn't rush us and put flower petals on our table and made excellent recs. It was wonderful for our special occasion. We loved the bone marrow, the scallop trio, the mushroom ragout, and the ribeye was fantastic.
Got the duck and the lamb. Both were good, but it wasn't mind-blowing. With that said, dessert was amazing. The blood orange tart was so so good, it changed my mind about the whole meal. I think there was a movie quote about how dessert always steals the show of a meal, and this was probably the first time I've felt that way. The tartness of the orange tart prevents you from feeling sick and the coconut sorbet on the side was so refreshing as well. I want to just go there for this dessert, everything else was alright. Service was wonderful though.
Bouchon is one of the gastronomic delights in Santa Barbara. They present a creative menu selection with locally grown vegetables and an extensive wine list. Standards such as herb-baked wild salmon and filet mignon are beautifully presented. The ambiance is warm and romantic with a large display of tiered candles. The servers are knowledgeable and helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone wishing to dine out in style in Santa Barbara.
Forest mushroom ragout - outstanding
little gem and pink lady apple salad - outstanding
fresh local sea bass, rack of lamb - outstanding
creme brûlée - you guessed it
Of the dozen or so dinner dining experiences we've had thus far, this is my choice as Santa Barbara's best restaurant.
The food is heavenly delicious. We had scallop trio for appetizer and maple-glazed duck breast for main course. Both were cooked to perfection. The service is just as it should be: very attentive yet unintrusive. My wife and I both thought that it was our best dining experience in California in 3 years that we live here.
The food and atmosphere as well as our server were great. The only issue was when seated at the 2 person table we were very close to other 2 seater customers. Typically this is fine but we had a fairly rude couple next to us who were vegetarians and were verbally horrified at our lamb chops and steak. They stared and commented to each other about us eating meat. Luckily we could laugh at them and continue our delicious meal!
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