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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.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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 7:00pm
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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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
This was a dinner to celebrate my birthday, and everything was wonderful. They saved a booth for me, as I had requested in my online reservation. Everyone we interacted with was friendly, the server was knowledgeable and personable, the service was excellent, and the manager even took the time to stop by for a chat. Everything from the appetizer to the main course to the dessert was delicious and beautifully presented. Five stars all the way.
Thank you Finch and Fork!
The food and service at this restaurant are very good. The ambience was well done. I went with a family of four and everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the roasted chicken which sounds pretty boring but it was frankly really delicious. My only suggestion would be to provide ice in the water glasses and to serve bread with the meal instead of the pickled vegetables
Finch & Fork is one of my favorite places in town. The Happy Hour is not as good as it used to be, and the prices have gone up quite a bit, but it's still very good.
We came for the nightly special - Wednesday Night Bouillabaisse. The seafood was very good. Very good flavors, but it was actually a Ciopinno. We would have preferred a more traditional white wine/fennel sauce instead of the tomato, which covered up a lot of the flavors. We also had a wild mushroom flatbread as an appetizer which was awesome.
We love Finch and Fork - it never disappoints. I had the pork and cork - a great value: pork cutlet and any glass of wine on the by the glass menu. I chose the petite syrah - perfect with the pork.
My husband ordered a G&T - tonic was flat - our waitress replaced it immediately. He has the scallops - said they were excellent.
They have really turned it up a notch here at Finch & Fork. Try the deviled egg appetizer. Trout was excellent. Beet & Burrata was unusual with sweet accents - great. Attentive service. Plenty of parking in the city lot next door (and they valet park as well).
The food here is generally good and well prepared. Some appetizers are worth the money others not (eggs). Entree portion size is generally good and plates are attractive. The pickled veggies welcoming appetizer is too vinegary to eat.
Restaurant is comfortable and is frequented by all ages. Can be very loud at times. It's a nice place to go for locals and visitors. I wish they would open up their upstairs patio pool area for ore special events. We dine here regularly.
This would have been a total 5 except for one tiny thing. The food was amazing, sides were spectacular, but the dessert options were a 3 at best. It was Valentine's Day and everything had graham crackers in it. Very average for the amazing rest of the evening. It was one of the two best meals I've had in Santa B. Scallops were mind blowing in their presentation and taste. Will go back another time as the food was super.
Not our first dining experience, so we were more disappointed than might be expected if, say, a hotel guest dining there for the first time. Nearly impossible to carry on a conversation, even in the "quiet" part of the restaurant. Cocktails arrived with varying levels of fill, pork chops were tough, other dishes (farmed salmon, steak and lasagna) just so-so. At the end of the meal the waiter made a lengthy pitch for everyone at our table to buy raffle tickets for a charity event which the restaurant was promoting - all felt it was a bit awkward.
With one tiny exception (way oversalted side of broccoli), food was excellent as it always is. Our usual waiter Curtis is exceptional, & we try to sit in his section when we bring new folks in. We like the variety of dishes offered, interesting preparations, & nice presentation. We have been eating here 1-2 times per month for the last 6 months.
We LOVED Finch & Fork! The menu was very inventive and had a wide variety of dishes. The service was excellent and the servers were very well versed in both the wine menu and the food menu. We adored the Buratta and Beet toast, the Bone-in Pork Chop with Butternut Squash Puree, and the Scallop dish. The S'mores Pot du Creme was also delicious. It's a very romantic and still lively setting, so it's perfect for a date or to celebrate a special occasion. We can't wait to go back!
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