About Chase Restaurant Bar & Grill
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara and Theater district, Chase Bar and Grill has been a locals favorite for over 34 years. The ambiaunce will amaze, the staff will delight, the food will keep you coming back for more. We proudly feature local wines and handcrafted cocktails. Pastas and sauces made from scratch, Steaks and Seafood sourced fresh daily, and farmers market vegtables. Join us for a great Santa Barbara tradition!
Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have a public parking lot located directly behind our building just off Anacapa St.75min complimentary parking.
There is a downtown open air shuttle that picks up and drops off directly across the street. Which is a .25 fare. Cab fare is $10 or less from most hotels.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Chase Restaurant Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
The whole experience would have turned o ...
The whole experience would have turned out better had the food been better. My date ordered a dish with a lemon garlic topping and there was so much garlic (a minimum 10 cloves) that she ended up not being able to finish it which was topped off by severe stomach pains that started that night and went into the morning and next day where she ended up having to leave work because of it.
We visit this resturant about every 6-9 ...
We visit this resturant about every 6-9 months. This is avery charming small resturant with Christmas lights all over..the Chicken Picata is also very good with many capers and served with pasta and salad and bread. Our waiter was very good and made u feel like joking with him..
Good food, very bad service.
The food was good.
Basically ignored by our waiter. We were served dessert with no silverware. After waiting a long time, a diner at the next table got up and found some silverware in napkins for us. No eye contact when he delivered the bill. If he was overwhelmed with too many people to serve, a simple acknowledgement would have been appreciated. I am normally generous tipping, but for the first time in my life, I left no tip!
Always a favorite for me and my family. ...
Always a favorite for me and my family. Nice kids menu, good options for the adults. Great drinks. If you like Manhattans try their "Al Capone". An orange twist of the former. Easy parking I the back with first 75 min free. Would recommend this especially during the holidays as they always go all out with the decorations. Definitely will get you in the spirit.
Pre-Live Play dinner
Love this place but this was an off night. Service slow despite only a few tables filled (at 5:30p). Shrimp Provencial too much garlic, more than usual and slight burnt taste. Fish Chowder also different. Large chunks of Salmon, which I've never noticed before and overpowered the usual taste. The Cannolli desert was sooo sweet I could only eat a few bites. The Ciopino, Ravioli Marinara, and apple pie were good. Disappointed but I'll try again. It is one of my favorite restaurants.
I had a wonderful dinner with my daughter and father. The food was wonderful. We had a very nice and attentive server.
The ambiance was nice. We could carry on a conversation, while listening to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in the background.
This was my second visit to Chase. I will be going back!!!
I thought some of the reviews at first might be exaggerated but was there for the first time last night and wow it's all true. I specifically asked for a booth and although it was confirmed I would get it I did not. The hostess basically said "oh well, sorry. If you don't want your table there are plenty of people that will want to take it". Are you serious!?!?... I thought to myself. Wow. We were hungry so stayed but disappointed & just a terrible way to start having dinner. One of my friends came from a long way to visit this immensely over-rated place to eat. The food is good but big deal, that's a common variable if your a restaurant on popular state st c'mon. I can give hundreds of places that would put that place to shame in food quality. Anyhow, food was good not amazing. I'd say our bottle of wine was amazing but WE chose it so credit to us. Hostess was terrible.......waiter was a bit sarcastic & should mind his own business. Just stick to paying attention the first time & not have us repeat ourselves. We didn't need what he thought was a funny joke & side comments.
Definitely not going back to this place. I believe all the locals now that say it was great before but went downhill this last year. Change of management?? Who knows.....
Chase Bar & Grill
We love the Chase, and have been frequent patrons for years. This particular time, the service was extremely slow. The two ladies next to us actually got up and left when no one came to their table within a reasonable amount of time. Hopefully this was just a bad day...
The reliable Chase
Only a curmudgeon would not like The Chase at Christmas. Wildly over decorated, and I mean that in the best possible way, The Chase is perfect for a rich glass of red wine and a hot bowl of spaghetti and meatballs on a chilly holiday afternoon. Look around, and all the patrons are enjoying the surroundings, the food, the company. However, customers around us, arriving after us, were served before us, we were given wrong menus, and bread sat on the table for a while without butter or oil served alongside. Maybe our charming waiter was the only one who made it in the day after Christmas. He did seem to be serving a number of tables. But don't let spotty service deter you. I've never been disappointed in the Chase experience. The Chase is an institution. Go.
Not what it once was...
In the frequent and ever changing Santa Barbara restaurant scene Chase Bar and Grill has been a pillar of longevity in the downtown area. In years bygone you could count on the freshest ingredients where cost was presumably second. Ravioli stuffed with cheese and covered in a real Alfredo sauce with sweet butter and real cream sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. On the night we were there we made a reservation through Open Table. Even though Chase reported that we were a "no show" we were there. Our server was a genuinely nice guy who had too many tables and not enough support but he was earnest and did his best.
We ordered the steamed clams for an appetizer ($16.00) and it arrived with nine unrecognizable clams, one unopened and a thick chicken gravy with large chucks of raw yellow onions and several stocks of raw celery. Unbelievable and awful. The kitchen must have run out broth and the fix was astonishing! Salad came next and was the best part of the meal, but very gloppy dressing with a strong mayonnaise taste. Our meal came before we could finish our salad. We ordered another round of drinks which we cancelled after we had finished our meal still waiting for the bar to make the connection. The ravioli was the bare minimum of mostly dough and the Alfredo sauce had the whipped sodium fluff of a packaged sauce mix. Such a sad decline for one of SB's oldest restaurants. Not recommended.
Ok experience, would not recommend
We had an average restaurant experience at Chase. The main course was delicious, but not anything to rave on and on about. If you are looking for a normal American-Italian restaurant, this is your place. But know that the bread was not great, and our salad lettuce was wilted. There was no air conditioning (thermostat read 91 degrees), and eating while sweating is not the best dining experience. Throughout the whole time, a large pounding was coming from the kitchen and taking over the conversation. We visit Santa Barbara annually, and unfortunately Chase will not be a repeat location.
Disapointed with service
The food was outstanding and the service was poor. We waited 10 minutes before our waiter greeted us. It felt like we were pulling teeth the entire evening. The waiters were inattentive and forgetful. We even ran into problems getting the check. This restaurant needs to offer training for their staff.
A Cozy Italian Dinner
This place used to be one of my favorite spots to dine in Santa Barbara 30 years ago. I recently moved back to town and am pleased to find that it is still a delicious and delightful place to have dinner. The decor is cozy Italian and a little cheesy, but nice. Our server was pleasant, but the kitchen could have paced our dinner better, because we hadn't finished our appetizers when the salads arrived. The food was well prepared and tasty. We would've ordered dessert, but the server never asked and just delivered the bill. Despite the service missteps, we plan to return soon.
Loud music fit for college students. Asked for something quieter and melodic, maybe even opera as I recall the Chase often featuring. A number of wait staff gathered at the bar talking. Cigar smoke wafting in. Ordered one of the wines by the glass on the menu and they said they didn't have it. We sat for a short time and realized that this was not where we wanted to spend our money, though I and my companion have both had lovely times in the Chase. Maybe we were remembering the old days too fondly.
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