Food was lovely. Smaller portions but perfect for pre-theatre. Excellent wine list.
Excellent chicken (spatchcocked, but no indication whether it was consentual) and best pork chop in the city. Montecito potatoes and kale salad are musts. Only drawback could be the active sound level and inconsistent lighting (house lights go up and down at random).
Loved the house made sausage and pancakes! Thank you for a wonderful meal!
Service for our table was very slow, despite uncrowded venue; New menu- maybe the kitchen staff wasn't well practiced and delays occured; 3 of 6 main meals came to table cold; 3 people finished eating before we received the replacement meals; second round not much warmer; we did receive a discount on the bill, but weren't actually told this would occur via the apology from a floor manager.
Excellent food and excellent service. We will certainly return. Thank you.
My wife and I had Montecito reservations and theatre booked for our anniversary. We arrived at the restaurant and informed the hostess that we had theatre after dinner. She assured us we had enough time. We ordered as quickly as possible. Odd that a restaurant that bills itself as Californian has no glasses of red wine on the menu. After an hour our first courses (roasted beet salad and carrot salad) arrived. Both were ok. I am unable to provide a review on the main course as after more waiting we had to inform our server that we needed to leave or we would be late for the theatre. She checked with the kitchen but our food was not yet ready. The manager came over and indicated we would not have to pay for our wine and salad. While we appreciated the gesture we would have appreciated having dinner more. Thank goodness for emergency granola bars. It is unlikely we will return.
The food was outstanding. We had to wait 15 minutes before anyone served us.
Celebrating work accomplishment
There were four us for dinner. One of the guests asked which pizza the server recommended he suggested the newly added pizza was good. It wasn’t. And when she commented to him he replied that he had tasted it and thought it was ok. Why recommend then? When the pizza shared by two people had over half remaining and the guest shared that it really wasn’t good. Nothing was done.
As well our meals were not hot. Warm at best.
We accept that we didn’t say anything as the waiter let us know it was his third shift and we wanted to support him.
This restaurant was recommended to me by a good friend who works in the financial district.
I was the one who arranged the evening and was very disappointed.
The meal was to be honest very very disappointing.
Great food - Kale salad was wonderful
What a fun spot for a girls night! My friends and I came for Wine Wednesday (half price bottles of wine in the bar) and ended up staying for hours! We had dinner, which was delicious, and the vibe was awesome.
Ordered the short rib because the last time I had it there it was fantastic. This time was a disaster. They eventually brought out my plate and it was all fat and no meat. I sent it back and they brought me a new plate that was as bad as the first. The other two people I was with also ordered the short rib but it was also a disaster. The staff were great trying to make it work but we ended up going to Figo next door for some food we could actually eat.
Very expensive for what you got. Very little veggie or “fresh” options. Disappointing
This is the third year we’ve taken our son and grandkids to Montecito for Easter brunch. The food is delicious and well prepared. The only thing missing was fresh fruits. My husband loves the fried chicken! The dessert selection may seem limited but there’s a lot of high quality cookies and cakes that are so delicious! Service has always been excellent. This year Richard made us feel like we had our own private server! He was very personable and extremely attentive to all our needs. The manager also takes time to walk around and make sure everyone is well looked after. I highly recommend Montecito.
Ryan was absolutely amazing! He made us feel so special, most importantly, the birthday girl. The added small touches on the menu and the glass of bubbles to celebrate was not expected. Thank you so much for going the extra mile. Haven’t had that experience in a long time. Thank you!
Very underwhelmed by food and service. Beautiful restaurant though.
Been here many times, the food is always a high quality and the service is excellent.
I had a wonderful lunch at Montecito. My friend and I tried different cocktails (beers for him), shared the Kale Salad as an appetizer, and had our own mains. The meals were filling and creative, and I love that they are made with local ingredients! Our server was attentive but not intrusive, and we enjoyed out dessert and coffees without feeling rushed out. It seems like it's also a popular place for business lunches, with large tables and not too noisy!
This is the second time we have celebrated an event at this restaurant. Have never been disappointed in the food or the service.
Always admired Montecito whenever I drove by but never tried it till this last Saturday evening, dinner was exceptional, service was perfect, and the ambiance was great. Seems to be frequented by celebrities and media types. The farm to table format was excellent all the foods contents were explained by our server, who realized early on that we did not want to rush our meal. I would definitely go back again to Montecito
Impeccable service. Made a special night great. Thank you!
Always enjoy coming to this restaurant! The food is consistently delicious and well prepared. Had a wonderful birthday celebration - thank you for making it special.
Our waiter made our dinning experience exceptional. I can't remember his name but had a beautiful Italian accent. He great food recommendations.
This may just have been an off night. The service was poor - they forgot our salads, pizza was cold and was indifferent when we mentioned issues. There was some sort of work group upstairs that was using a microphone and we had to hear all the speeches. The cod was good but the service and ambiance was poor.
Excellent service from start to finish and food was incredible!
The server took our bottle of wine before we finished (still had half a glass left) and didn’t really come by unless it was to pick up dishes. Great food, poor service.
AMAZING food!!! Had the Albacore Tuna - definitely one of the best I have ever had!
Fabulous! First time here and will be heading back as soon as possible. Delicious food, outstanding service! Would give more than 5 stars if possible!
Great spot. Wonderful wine selection and the best service I've experienced in months. The food was excellent and fast! We made the theatre with time to spare.
Wonderful, knowledgeable service. Gorgeous surroundings and comfortable upscale atmosphere without being pretentious. Interesting decor with moving video pictures. Washrooms are classy. Food presentation was stunning; however, I'm a bit of a foodie and found the Octopus slightly overdone and have had better Bone Marrow. The beet and goat cheese salad was amazing, as was the custom cocktail they made me (Bourbon Sour with Black Walnut Cardamon) prior to our bottle of wine with dinner.
This was recommended to us by a friend as a great place to grab dinner before the show at the Royal Alex. They were bang on! The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was great too. It is a little bit on the pricey side but well worth it. Everything we had was delicious starting wth the meatballs starter and my braised short-rib dinner was melt-in-your-mouth superb!
Great food and service. Will definitely return and recommend !
The food was good, since it happened to be nearly empty, the service was quick.
Unfortunately, the fire alarm kept going on throughout the night.
The 40 oz steak for the table was superb.
Don’t miss the cabbage starter.
Service very good.
Food average nothing notable.
Loud, rambunctious noise from upper level made dining room not such a great venue.
I found the overall food and service by my waitress friendly. I did not find the hostess at the front to be very polite on the phone and in person.
Great restaurant, highly recommend checking it out
Lovely lunch with good service. Coffee was disappointing.
Decided to go for dinner one night and it was delicious! We had the short ribs, and the clam chowder and the steak. The portions could be a little bigger for the price but it was a very good food!
We both split a side order of potatoes. You don't tend to get any starch with your meal just vegetables. The potatoes were enough for four people they gave you so much. For Dessert we had the toffee cake also very good but a very tiny portion.
Service was impeccable and the restaurant was beautiful. I would definitely go back for a special occasion.
Really enjoyed the food and the service was "spot on". Will be back.