About Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
Finch & Fork is a Modern American Bar and Grill centrally located on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala streets in the heart of Santa Barbara’s vibrant downtown. Chef James Siao draws inspiration from the vibrant local ingredients sourced from farmers and ranchers to craft an ingredient driven menu of delectable social plates and soul satisfying larger plates. His Cuisine is meant to be served with artisanal wines, craft cocktails, and great beers in the relaxed atmosphere of our bar, lounge, and dining room.
American, Californian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner Monday thru Sunday 5:30 pm thru 10:00 pm
Bar Sunday to Thursday closes at 11:00pm
Bar Friday to Saturday closes at 12:00am
Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Lunch Monday thru Friday 11:30 am thru 2:30 pm
Breakfast Monday thru Friday 7:00 am thru 10 30 am
Chapala & Carrillo
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have many venues for your catering event, please contact Kecia Kelly at email@example.com.
Services offered at main entrance of the hotel. Additional parking available in the adjacent city parking lot.
Main Bus Terminal
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Host your own special event with us. For personalized reservations please call 805 879 9174.
Finch & Fork is Santa Barbara on a plate. Executive Chef James Siao designs clean, simple California cuisine that showcases the bounty of Santa Barbara County and the effortless, relaxed elegance of the Best Coast.
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails Ratings and Reviews
After a pleasant experience a few weeks ...
After a pleasant experience a few weeks ago dining with a friend at Finch & Fork, I decided to book a solo reservation, but I have to say that this time it was the opposite of pleasant. To begin with: I was asked where I would like to sit and I replied that I would like a booth, but I was told I couldn't have one. When I noted that there were only 2 customers in the entire room, with each person sitting in a booth, I was told "in a half an hour the place will be completely filled, so you can't have a booth." I stood my ground, and was seated in a booth. (For the record, my reservation was for 5:30pm, and I noted that even by 6:30pm the room was only about a third full.)
After about 5 minutes someone came by and gave me a menu. Then after almost 15 minutes a waiter came by to take my order. Then after 20 minutes my order was delivered. (I kept track of the times quite precisely).
When I had finished eating and my dishes had been cleared, I waited and waited for the waiter to come by so I could request my check - but no luck. My waiter was nowhere to be seen for another 8 minutes, and when I finally did locate him I had to try to get his attention as he appeared to be enjoying himself conversing with a full table of people elsewhere.
I should also report that while I dined alone, beginning at 5:30pm, the noise level was quite moderate; however, my earlier experience, with a friend beginning at 6:30, the noise level was such that it became impossible to hold a conversation.
I made this reservation based on good re ...
I made this reservation based on good reviews from family and friends. I no longer live in SB and wanted to try something different for my birthday dinner. I usually go to some of my "Favorites" while I'm in town but again, wanted to expand on my dining repetoire! :)
I'm glad I chose this restaurant as everyone enjoyed their meal... 6 out of 8 of us ordered the pork chop and it was amazing. I loved the brussel sprouts even more. DELISH! Thank you for making my birthday dinner special.
We have eaten there before and told our ...
We have eaten there before and told our friends about how good it was. They drove an hour to the restaurant for a birthday celebration of prime rib. The portion was half of what it use to be. The food wasn't as good as it has been in the past.
I am very sorry to have to convey the fo ...
I am very sorry to have to convey the following review of Finch & Fork: though the quality of the food and service was above reproach, the noise level was outrageously loud, making the dining experience most uncomfortable. It is quite unfortunate that such was the case, as the excellence of the menu, the food, and the service were of the highest quality.
Excellent service, excellent wine-by-the ...
Excellent service, excellent wine-by-the-glass choices, consistently great-quality food. I like that you can do small plates or a full meal. Somehow I always gravitate to the small plates and they were delicious here. This is not your typical hotel restaurant, it’s a destination in itself. We had the flatbread, brussel sprouts and cauliflower small plates between two ladies, the plates were ample enough to fill us up. By the way, really great pickled veggies at the table when you you’re seated. This is one of my favorite restaurants in town.
We had a wonderful relaxed meal. We coul ...
We had a wonderful relaxed meal. We could all hear each other and we didn't have to scream to be heard. The food was delicious, the wine recommendation perfect and the service terrific. I would definitely go back.
We grabbed a quick bite before a show, a ...
We grabbed a quick bite before a show, and the place was wonderful. Our server was really knowledgeable and wonderful. We ordered Fried Chicken (Tuesday Special) and the Trout dish. Both were outstanding! The fried chicken is among the best I've had, would highly recommend giving this place a try.
The food was great and so was the settin ...
The food was great and so was the setting. Unfortunately, the staff seemed eager to get out of there. After asking how we were this evening, our host said that "now he could go home because we were the last reservation" while seating us to our table. Our server was knowledgable and made great recomendations. My husband had finished his meal and I was still eating half my dinner while our server brought a dessert menu to look at. She then brought us our check while we both had wine in our glasses. If she would have been patient, we would have spent more money and had after dinner cocktails with dessert.
Absolutely amazing brunch! The mimosa ma ...
Absolutely amazing brunch! The mimosa madness deal was great and the drinks were slightly stronger which we enjoyed! Eric, our waiter, was very nice and attentive. Will definitely come back the next time we are in Santa Barbara!
Our cocktails were perfect, the food was ...
Our cocktails were perfect, the food was really good, but our server was in outer space. The assisting wait staff (for a Saturday lunch crowd) was also oblivious to the empty glasses and empty plates. We left after appetizers because the service was so bad.
Everything about the restaurant was grea ...
Everything about the restaurant was great except the noise level, which for us was way too much. A large private party came in after us, and that upped the noise level considerably. Since we are in the senior crowd, this isn't fun for us. Still we would try this place again and hope for better luck. Food and service were excellent.
The 3 of us were celebrating 2 birthdays ...
The 3 of us were celebrating 2 birthdays. We went on a foodie tour and wine tasting over 2 days. Finch & Fork was a delicious way to end our adventure. Our server was especially great and encouraged us to a complimentary dessert even though we were full. Thank you so very much. I highly recommend for many reasons.
Finch and Fork was absolutely great. The ...
Finch and Fork was absolutely great. The food was beyond good, we lucked out and happened in on "fried chicken night" which was the best my husband has ever had and he has been around!! Our server was delightful and extremely helpful! We stayed in Santa Barbara three nights, and ate at some of the supposed "top rated" spots and would put this right at the top!!!
Food was very moderate and high price fo ...
Food was very moderate and high price for what it was. Wine was also of questionable taste and value. Waiter was awkward and off-putting. He made poor suggestions and seemed offended when we didn't take them. Restaurant was largely empty but a large, loud bachelorette party was seated right by us. Everything just felt very calculated to be "authentic" and "artisanal" and nothing hit the mark. Would not recommend this restaurant.
We hadn't been to this restaurant since ...
We hadn't been to this restaurant since it opened. It was just finding it's feet then. Now, be were blown away. The waiter was knowledgeable and the food was fantastic. We started with warm citrus olives and oysters. My husband had the pork and cork which was very tasty, but I won with the short ribs, simply sensational.
This was one of the best meals, at any r ...
This was one of the best meals, at any restaurant we have been to, in recent memory. The flavors were fantastic, and entrees were beautifully presented. They were busy, but the service was still top notch. I wish I could remember the waiters name, as he made great menu recommendations and excellent suggestions on some local wine choices. The pork chop was outstanding, and the sea scallops equally enjoyable. We skipped the starters, although they had some enticing ones, and instead ordered several side dishes for the table to share with the entrees. I never knew cauliflower could be so tasty, the Brussels sprouts were roasted to perfection with a carmelized flavor, and the Mac and cheese was yummy. I can't wait to return!
What a treat! I had never been to this ...
What a treat! I had never been to this restaurant and was actually just in S Barbara for the day. I did a search for "best restaurants near the Santa Barbara Bowl" and this restaurant was one on the list. I chose wisely - this place is fantastic! The service was top notch, the food selections were superb and really reasonably priced. I had the short ribs, my friend had the pork chop, and we shared a field greens salad and... (drum roll)... the brussel sprouts, which I fondly now refer to as the "are you kidding me" sprouts! They are out of this world!!!
Great place, great service, valet is free for dining guests... I can't wait to go back!
Extremely nice dinner. Very good food. P ...
Extremely nice dinner. Very good food. Pleasant surprise. Kids friendly but not a particular family restaurant. The only thing I missed was some light-it was a bit dark. But thats a detail. Nice wines. Good service.
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