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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
Everything was great and had reservations we sat down right away. Only flaw
Was there was a limited menu since it was Father's Day wasn't to happy about that because some of the people in our party looked online at the menu before we came to the restaurant and those items were not available .
We have people who are gluten-free and family with allergies to dairy, egg, nuts/peanuts, shellfish and salmon. We went with a party of 8 for a graduation brunch and our Waiter Diego made sure every single thing was safe for every single person in our party and provided excellent service in a very full restaurant on father's day and sunday graduation day! The kitchen knew every ingredient in every dish and it was a pleasure - great food and great atmosphere!
We went to celebrate my daughter's graduation from UC Santa Barbara and Father's Day. We were greeted by a very busy but friendly and professional host the service was outstanding we ordered the grilled mix kebabs and I had the wild fresh halibut. The food was fresh and expertly prepared. It will definitely be a repeat!
I found the Enterprise Fish Co. on Yelp and Trip Advisor. Overall the restaurant was very very good. We made a reservation and were seated immediately at a table on the window upon arriving. Our waitperson was an affable young man who gave us honest answers to our question and was overall helpful. The food was excellent. I had New England Clam Chowder. I am from New England so I have some experience with NE clam chowders. Theirs was very good. On the thick and creamy side with a generous amount of clam and potato. My wife had Trout Almondine with a baked potato and steamed broccoli. I had Parmesan Encrusted Dover Dole with a Potatoes Romano (mashed covered with a crusty coat of Romano cheese) and streamed broccoli. Everything but the Potatoes Romano were excellent. The Potatoes Romano had very little flavor and the coating itself had a slight resemblance to thin leather.
HOWEVER, I was considering ordering some wine with dinner but the waiter whisked away the wine list after we had ordered pre-dinner drinks. My cup of chowder (an appetizer) arrived promptly. I had taken about three spoonfuls when-- Surprise!! -- our entrees delivered by I assume was a kitchen expediter, not my waiter, had arrived -- way too soon. I scarfed down my chowder and proceeded onto the main meal. We had coffee and split a mud pie for dessert. Very good.
So, aside from some less than ideal expediting of our entrees, this place is an excellent choice for good fresh fish.
I read several reviews on this restaurant and decided to book it for my daughter's graduation lunch. There was an excellent variety of seafood on the menu and the portions were generous. We really enjoyed the Hawaiian Poke starter, which was fresh and tasty with a little bit of a kick. I enjoyed the warm sourdough bread with my Cioppino which had a good variety of salmon, crab, mussels, crab, and shrimp. My wife loved the miso-glazed sea bass. Unfortunately, we didn't have room for dessert due to filling up on our starters (including clam chowder soup or salad) and main entrees. We had a terrific waitress who filled our water glasses and tended to our needs throughout the meal. The place was a bit noisy, but we enjoyed the energy and the maritime decor. Overall we had a great time.
Our food was fine, nothing remarkable. The swordfish was a little dry, but quite acceptable. We also had the fish tacos which were unremarkable. The lobster bisque and caesar salad were very good and I would recommend them. It may be that we did not order their best items on their menu. The service was very good. Pleasant and attentive. It was very noisy, so not a great place to visit. Not a bad place to go, but nothing special. The price was very reasonable
Busy restaurant with tons of fresh and well prepared seafood dishes to choose from. Open kitchen is fun to watch and the chef-cooks love to pose for photos. I had perfectly prepared local mussels and a good enough gin & tonic. There Mon-Tues lobster special was tempting but at 2 lbs, I couldn't have finished and my spouse/date doesn't eat fish. Go here for well prepared seafood, lively (actually super noisy, loud but in a fun way) atmosphere. I recommend that you think through everything you want and need before you place your order including remember extra lemon, butter and bread - because the servers are literally running and do not stop back to see how everything is or even if you like it. Tables are close together so it's best with a group where you can create your own "pod." I was prepared for it to be about good, simple honest seafood well prepared without any frills and I was not disappointed.
Even though we had a reservation the hostess put us in a queue of about 12 other people who had reservations but were waiting for their tables too. We waited about 15 minutes. I had the thinnest halibut steak I've ever seen, as if they cut a normal size halibut steak in half or thirds. It was overcooked and it seemed they tried to compensate by adding lots of butter on top. My friend had the lobster bisque and one of the set entrees, which was quite good. Order carefully and you might have a good dinner. We also had to ask for everything twice - another menu, silverware, and something to balance the table.
Restaurant in a large old building from the early 1900's with lots of character but very bad for muffling the noise of the kitchen, bar and diners. The food makes up for the noise! The brussels sprout appetizer was out of this world. Great entrees, reasonable prices, and outstanding staff. It is one of our favorite places to take out-of-town guests.
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.
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