I love the host and everyone knows that the day is 3 month anniversary for my boyfriend and I. Even prepared a card for me. Thanks a lot!
The duck tastes amazing!
Our meal was delicious! The meal started with the best bread I've eaten in years. We both enjoyed soup to start--me squash and the other guest the French onion. I'm a vegetarian and the chef made me my own plate, which was hearty and filling and fantastic. It was worlds above the afterthought veggie pasta that often comes when I ask the chef for a vegetarian plate elsewhere. I was impressed and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals!
Food was excellent but the service was disappointing. The server took 30 minutes to approach our table then despite the fact that we alerted the server of a performance time, we didn’t get our food in a timely manner. We were 20 minutes late to the performance. Very disappointing am unsure if I will eat there again before a performance.
Average food at high prices
Absolutely incredible. Have nothing negative to say about this restaurant. I was beyond pleased!!
My husband treated me to dinner at Bouchon for my birthday, and I could not have been more pleased. Top-shelf dining experience. Excellent food, attentive and knowledgeable waiter, friendly staff, and exquisite food presentation. We have dined at restaurants all over the world, and at many in Santa Barbara as well, and this met or exceeded our greatest expectations. We will be back.
We came with a group of 6 that included a vegan, a gluten-free diner and a beer-lover. All were very happy, including those of us without special dining requirements. It was lively but not overly loud, the food was incredible, the ambiance cozy.
Delicious once again! Love the food! Would definitely recommend. We are. Vegetarian and the chef prepared two amazingly ne vegetarian dishes.
The waiter was knowledgeable on the wine list and very good. The food was just average, nothing special for the money
Bouchon was a little expensive, but very good. The crab cakes were perfect. My daughter's pork shank was very tasty and, as the waiter promised, fell off the bone, it was so tender. My ribeye was delicious, as was our lemon/berry cake with ice cream. We were most impressed with the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff. The opera lasted a little long so we were about 20 minutes late for our reservation, but the hostess was delightful. The wait staff was attentive but not overbearing. Overall a lovely experience.
Wonderful evening dinning here with friends. We were quite impressed with our meal and service.
A classy, but unpretentious dining experience extraordinaire! If you want to be treated right both in service and quality cuisine, this is a great choice. Always a top-notch dining experience and this time was no exception. Good portions. Quality experience. Highest recommendation.
My cousin and I went in to participate in Santa Barbara Restaurant Week. We had a three course tasting menu with a variety of amazing choices. The food was spectacular. Our waiter helped us find a wine that was to our taste and it was incredible. I will definitely be back for additional meals.
My husband and I came here before the opera, and from the moment we walked in we were taken so well care of. Out server Tony was a consummate professional - excellent service, excellent timing, excellent recommendations, and attentive to every detail. He had wonderful recommendations and the food was outstanding. We had the Foxen Pinot from Sta Rita Hills and the mushroom ragout for app, duck and ribeye for dinner. No dessert, but will be back. Tony timed it so we would make the curtian call - it got a little rushed at the end, but he took great care of us. Awesome local cuisine, excellent, flavorful food that tasted outstanding, excellent wine, and the ambiance on the patio was warm, romantic and cozy. We will be back again for sure!
My dinner started out strong with a very good pecan goat cheese tart and my main dish of salmon with potatoes was very good as well. The dessert I chose -- blackberry lemon cake with lemon and marionberry ice cream -- was just sweet, that was the main flavor..."sweet." It was too sweet for me and I have the biggest sweet tooth of anyone I know. My date's meal was so-so. He ordered the French onion soup, the duck breast (which had vegetables that were flavorless), and then cream brulee (which was way too burnt on top, and not in that good burnt way).
A wonderful meal beautifully presented. SB Restaurant week menu was wonderful - great choices. Excellent service and great wine too. Thoroughly recommended.
Excellent service, excellent food. Parking can be very difficult.
Everything was great!! Thank you so much!!
Very good food, service and atmosphere. A pleasant noise level that allows one to hear your tables conversation which is unusual for most restaurants.
We went to Bouchon for our 30 year wedding anniversary. Our server was so rude we left after the appetizer.
From the food to the decor to the service, dining at Bouchon was such a great experience!!
Bouchon never disappoints. The service here is some of the best in town. Both Tony and Luis have been excellent servers...very knowledgeable about the wine list and picking a perfect wine to pair with dinner. Food is delicious, perfect portions, and unlike anything else in town. This is the perfect romantic dining restaurant!
Typically the service here is phenomenal, we got unlucky our night. It was restaurant week so I’m guessing that may have played a role. Had reservations they were running 20 minutes late, hostess didn’t apologize or check in.
Our server must of been a rookie, after giving us the wine list said he’d be back in 2 came back in 20. He was flustered, not particularly nice or welcoming.
Food came in good time. French onion soup was superb, duck was excellent. Had creme brûlée for desert, wasn’t anything I’d order again.
Overall great food and still a nice experience. I’ll be back.
Great place. Entire staff we’re very friendly and professional. We really enjoyed the food and people. Highly recommended.
Wonderful food, well presented. Food was a little slow in coming but the presentation was great and the food delicious
Mitchel and his wife are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet.
The staff, food and service has always been top notch. Can't say enough about this wonderful gem in Santa Barbara.
A couple colleagues who knew the restaurant well recommended Bouchon for a business meeting over dinner. It was my first time. The food and wine was incredible. It has a sophisticated casual and quiet feel for a fine dining restaurant. The service was amazing, with great wine offerings and a knowledgeable staff. Everyone we ate with was supremely happy with the food, and each entree had a beautiful presentation. I will definitely be back and recommend Bouchon to friends and visitors to the area.
Service was awesome! Food was disappointing. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t anything special. Every course was just okay. For the prices you are paying, the food is not worth the money.
We were disappointed because of the hype for a Thomas Keller restaurant. The food was good, but the service was pretentious.
These people have it down....they know how to take care of the customers and the food is top notch....I highly recommend this restaurant and will continue to go there.
great Job Mitchell and team, definitely Santa Barbara's finest
Our experience was very good and unique. We had an attentive waiter who was pleasant.
Food was hit and miss, 3/5. Wine list is top notch. Service was good.
My question is: why is it not clearly disclosed this is not affiliated with Thomas Keller’s Bouchon?
Bouchon is what every restaurant should aspire to be, from first touch to "Good Night & Thank you".
Great menu and great food. The pork shank was amazing and the best I have ever had. Bouchon is our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara.
Lovely and beautifully executed experience! Everyone was completely engaged and attentive to.oyr every need, and food incredible.
Everything we ordered was delicious. The server was knowledgeable and helpful.
Excellent french cuisine. Great venison, first rate dessert
This was our first time at Bouchon and it was great! Tony provided excellent service. Made us feel at home.