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About Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara
Just a few blocks from the waterfront, our restaurant in Santa Barbara operates in a century-old brick building originally home to an industrial linen service for seaside hotels. While the Douglas fir floors, soaring ceilings, and glassed cupola have always been features of this historic structure, the sweeping arches facing State Street were added after much of the building crumbled during the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake.
Built in 1917, the historic building now home to our Santa Monica restaurant was once a transfer station for the narrow-gauge Red Car line, Los Angeles' first mass transit system. It was later the repair house for the world-famous Pacific Ocean Park, home to the oldest wooden roller coaster west of the Mississippi. These days, we're still a stone's throw from Venice Beach, heart of where L.A. goes to play -- and eat.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am-10pm,
Friday - Saturday 11:30am-11pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are two parking lots adjacent to our building. One is off of Montecito Street at Rey Street. You can also park at the amtrack parking lot that can be accessed from State Street as well as Montecito Street.
Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Contact:
Oriana Iannitti: (805) 962-3313
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Enterprise Fish Co. - Santa Barbara Ratings and Reviews
I was visiting my daughter and wanted to take her to a nice dinner. I was so excited and ordered the lobster tail and did not ask the market price. My mistake. Turns out it was $58.00! Meanwhile, at Hendry's Boathouse, one can order a whole lobster, 1.5 pounds, with sides and a salad for $45.00. I am a teacher and saved my money to fly out and go to a nice dinner. I was astounded and disheartened and I won't be returning.
Our OpenTable reservation was not noted by the restaurant, and so it was a concern they didn't have a table for us. Food was ok, my wife's fish was very dry, mine was fine, service was fine, but for the price we could have done better in Santa Barbara. Wouldn't recommend it, really.
The youngest in our group of 5 was 20 the oldest was 70. The food was excellent and the service was very good. The servers came by about every 15 minutes asking if we needed anything and was everything good. All in all it was a great way to introduce our New York friends to Santa Barbara.
We took an Amtrak train from L.A to S.B. to celebrate a colleague's birthday. In making the reservation we indicated we were celebrating a birthday. The restaurant welcomed us with a Happy Birthday greeting so I was impressed that they read the special note on the reservation. Emma was our server - she was friendly, courteous, and beverage & food was served in a timely fashion. The food was great - grilled shrimp and fried calamari!! We enjoyed the 'virgin' mojitos.
Emma surprised us with a birthday oreo ice cream pie - heaven sent - yum yum!
I had made reservations for 5:30 after being @ the Symphony w friends. Unfortunately, we were seated @ 6:30 due to the computer being down. They apparently had to cancel other reservations later in the evening as they were unable to accommodate their guests. Since it was Mothers Day I'm sure they lost $.
We still enjoyed our meal & all employees wee very apologetic.
We had not been to Enterprise in several years but our next visit will be much sooner. We had the lobster special and it was excellent but the highlight was our server Matt. It was very busy and Matt was spread pretty thin. Despite his workload our service was spot on. He always had a smile on and something nice to say.
Everything was wonderful. I just think the server should inform the guest at parties of six or more have an automatic gratuity added. Our server did not inform us of this and I almost tipped him 60% of our bill. Fortunately I looked closely and saw that the tip was included. The server should have told me
The lobster bisque was the best I had ever tasted, and the Scallops & Shrimp Fetticine was delicious. Definitely worth making the reservation ahead of time. We walked right in with about a 5 minute wait for our table while the party ahead of us had a 40 minute wait.
The only thing lacking was service. Asked the bussers twice about our server as we were sitting there for at least 10 mins before she, Lindsey, showed. Said she was held up in back... ok maybe extend apologies first. Nevertheless, The halibut was excellent and though Lindsey never warned up we let it slide and gave her 20% tip anyway.
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