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, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Chase Restaurant Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
This was our 3nd visit to your establish ...
This was our 3nd visit to your establishment. I was very disappointed on the meal that was poorly prepared for my family. My wife ordered a milestone soup that was too sour. She did not say anything because she did not want to spoil my daughters birthday. My dish was simple spaghetti with peppers. All my vegetables were raw. The first time we visited your place we were impressed because of the classic style, attentive service and wonderful prepared rib eye my son and I enjoyed. The 2nd visit we enjoyed my son's 21st birthday with a drink and appetizers we really enjoyed. However, after this weekend I would not recommend this restaurant to any of my sons friends who attend ucsb or their families. I would not mention your retuarant to any of my personal friends either. Unfortunately for us we traveled from LA only to learn we could have prepared a much better meal by only paying attention to taste and basic sauteeing.
Local standby. Great food always . . .t ...
Local standby. Great food always . . .try and get one of the "older" waiters that know what they are talking about when you have questions. New waiter we had last week made up answers on the fly or just repeated the menu back to us when one of our party requested options for gluten free meals.
But we'll be back -- we know what's good!
we haven't been to chase for a long time ...
we haven't been to chase for a long time and we had a very nice dinner with great service, till the end when a little critter with whiskers and two small ears popped his head up from our booth . we choose not to say anything at the time but I do feel the establishment should be aware of this problem. the next customers may not be so forgiving.
Our food rating was mixed; mine was pret ...
Our food rating was mixed; mine was pretty good (eggplant parm) and my girlfriend characterized hers as so-so (veal with penne carbonara dish), but the dining experience was pretty bad;read on....
Service was mediocre,apparently because one single waitress was responsible for all of the tables.
My dish came with a pasta dish. In response to being asked if I wanted marinara or meat sauce, I chose the latter, only to find a $1.50 charge on the bill for meat sauce; clearly inappropriate, given that the extra charge had not been disclosed.
The restaurant was warm, and no breeze came though the open door; nonetheless, the Owner chose to leave the a/c off, or at least on a warmer setting. In response to our pointing out our discomfort, the Owner was not only unresponsive, but suggested that the solution was for us to buy more cold drinks! When we later made further reference to our discomfort, he justified the lack of a/c by indicating that the a/c does not work as well when the door is open!
The Owner seemed more concerned with making us aware that he was the new Owner than addressing our issues.
This is too bad, because I had more pleasant dining experiences here years ago.
Picked Chase on Open Table and was thoro ...
Picked Chase on Open Table and was thoroughly satisfied. To be fair we ate at one of the patio tables which was ideal on a warm evening and inside was noisy and very warm. That said this was a very pleasant surprise. Our waiter Jonathon was friendly, helpful and enhanced the experience. Both of our meals (salmon and chicken) were outstanding and very reasonably priced. Certainly recommend Chase for quality and value.
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.
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