Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Outstanding view!We had a fantastic time celebrating my daughter's graduation. Ambiance is fantastic, ocean view dining is remarkable. Perfect for special occasions. Service is excellent. Food was ok; nothing extraordinary but acceptable.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful and DeliciousRequest to sit on the outside patio and you will enjoy a great view of the pacific. Fire pit in the center to keep you warm and amazing service. We ordered a bottle of champagne and our glasses were always being topped off. We started with grilled octopus (not the best I've had, but still good), then ordered the organic chicken and a salmon special. The food was good, especially the warm focaccia with fresh ricotta. We ended with the chocolate soufflé and it was divine. Romantic yet subtle, will definitely return!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPoshReally nice lunch for all. Food was terrific and ambience felt very special. Didn't want to leave!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic eveningHad a lovely dinner on the patio on our first eve in Santa Barbara. The service was outstanding... adding heat lamps for us and also notifying my hubby that he had a mark on his sports coat from a recent bird dropping that we didn't see. She even came out with a cloth to remove it for us. We would return based on the service and relaxing ambience alone, but the food was good as well. Probably the best carpaccio we ever ate! The inside dining room looked equally appealing as well as the bar area.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Experience!The view (outdoor seating) at Sunset is the most romantic, beautiful experience. Combine that with great food and wine options and you get a superb experience! Very attentive staff. The indoor dining is a very pleasant experience as well. A must experience while in the area.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutdoor dining is more popularOutdoor dining is more popular than indoor, when we arrived, the dining room was almost empty, but the patio was near full. We sat outside and enjoyed a meal at sunset. The ambiance was very nice, romantic and relaxing, with a lovely view of the ocean.
We greatly enjoyed the dishes we tried, which were:
Roasted Sweetbreads: wonderfully savory
Kobe meatballs: delicious, though a tad salty
Chorizo and mussel rigatoni: Delicious with a spicy kick
Grilled local halibut: Very good with a nice bit of sweetness from the citrus
Dessert: Coffee and donuts, just melt in your mouth good
The service with attentive and friendly without being overwhelming, and we had a wonderful time.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunchThe staff was very attentive and there was a wide variety of food offered at the brunch. The food was pretty good but the desserts were both beautiful and delicious! However, be aware of the cost before you go - $155 for two people. This is a nice hotel and restaurant but charging $75 for the brunch is a little over the top.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding mussels.
soup also great.
More variety would be nice.
friendly waiter5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMost beautiful patio.I highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic dinner. Sit out on the patio with a beautiful view of the ocean complete with heaters and fire pit. My food wasn't the best I've ever had but was presented beautifully and the atmosphere made up for it.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDining with seniorsI did sooo appreciate the care and respect given by your staff to my elderly parents who are both in wheelchairs ..the servers were patient and attentive .. Oftentimes I feel that they are given little respect and often overlooked on the service ..
Thank you for a most enjoyable luncheon !5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturday lunch with the MillionsWe love this place for lunch because all of us live north, south and east of it's location,it's our perfect meet up spot. When we are there, even for just lunch and not guests of the hotel, we are treated like royalty. The food is really perfect. I had a citrus lobster salad that was REALLY good. My only comment about the service, that while it was extremely attentive and friendly the food took a long time to get to us, and it wasn't really that crowded. But it was not a problem enough that I wouldn't go back there. I really recommend it. It sits on the most beautiful part of the Santa Barbara coastline.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is very good and ambianceFood is very good and ambiance very nice, especially seating at the terrace.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing! TheThe food was amazing! The view incredible! The atmosphere...RICH! All the staff was so friendly. The inital service was a bit slow, but you were very busy....4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sought a leisurely lunchWe sought a leisurely lunch with good food and wine, pleasant non-intrusive service and inviting ambience. The view of the pacific was a given based on past experience. Bella Vista delivered on every count. Will repeat the whole thing again soon.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful Coastal Sunday BrunchWe heard good things about Bella Vista, and of course how could you go wrong with Four Seasons? Our expectations were exceeded and we had a fabulous Sunday Brunch, with a feast that was exquisite! Everything from caviar on belinni's to rack of lamb, prime rib and custom made omelettes. Everything was superbly prepared, presented with a flair and delicious! The service was exceptional and we will definitely come back again...highly recommend!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey ParadiseOf course the Biltmore was amazing, and the views on the patio were awesome. The brunch was superb, yet for the price tag of $75 a person I don't know that I will be doing that anytime again soon. Honestly, unless you are going to drink mimosas or bloody mary's all morning it's probably not worth $75, although the food was wonderful.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMUnforgetable 45th Anniversay DinnerBella Vista was the perfect choice for our 45th Anniversary 'Sun-set' Dinner/ 6:00 pm with our son & grand-son. The service was excellent & reflected considerable attention to detail. Our meals were prepared to perfection, wonderfully presented, and uniformly delicious ! The over-all experience/ ambiance was exceptional ! I would clearly recommend the Bell Vista for any special family events/ celebrations ... My complements to the entire B.V. Team.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe halibut I ordered wasThe halibut I ordered was cooked to perfection. My guest was equally satisfied with his dinner. Service was attentive and efficient without being intrusive.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnswer the Urge to SplurgeThis place has served an awesome Sunday brunch for decades. With Lobster Salad Eggs Benedict and Passion Fruit Pudding for dessert and all sorts of decadence in between in a beautiful setting, it's a genuine indulgence.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a spectacular setting!What a spectacular setting! We had a TravelZoo coupon for a 4 course meal (valued at $189 for $99) We dined early enough to be there for sunset and had a very nice table on the patio. The food was very good but we wouldn't have paid the full price for it (price didn't include tax or tip) as it seemed pricey given it wasn't exceptional food. It was nice to have choices for the main courses though. Service was good but the beautiful grounds and perfect setting are what make it extra special. Highly recommend for a romantic meal or a place to dine with friends where you feel you are on vacation.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant! Was a littleGreat Restaurant! Was a little apprehensive at first due to prior reviews stating the service was so so, but I found the service to be decent. The food is extremely tasty! I was really stuffed at the end of the night. The outdoor seating is a must because the view of the Pacific is to die for! Took my dad for his birthday and they really took care of us. Highly recommended!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful views, ExcellentBeautiful views, Excellent Food, Incredible Ambiance. You feel like you are in a whole different world!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ambiance and service.Excellent ambiance and service. Outstanding variety and quality of food, not your standard American brunch menu - this was a cut above. Everything could have used a bit more seasoning for my taste, but was very good. Overall, one of the best brunches I've been to.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMbrunch with OprahTook my Mom to Sunday brunch for St. Patricks Day to celebrate her birthday. Got a nice table near the window overlooking the ocean. Brunch is high quality, excellent food with an eclectic selection and traditional items. Great seafood and omelet bar. Quite expensive, but you get what you pay for. Oprah and Stedman arrived about 10 minutes after we did, so I think that is a pretty good endorsement.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very special brunchWe had a very special brunch at the four seasons biltmore. the weather was beautiful, and the food was fabulous. We haven't been there in years will go back soon3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM