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Blush Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blushsb.com
  • Email: info@blushsb.com
  • Phone: (805) 957-1300
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Friday Lunch from 11:30am-3pm
    Tuesday - Sunday Happy Hour 3pm-7pm
    Dinner Daily from 5pm
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch from 10am-3pm
    Late Night Dining from 10-midnight
    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Worrell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Friday & Saturaday Live DJ's playing your favorite lounge music, perfect ambiance to see and be seen. Lively and fun!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Cocktail Parties, Rehersal dinners, Celebrations, access for large parties

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ortega
  • Public Transit: City Bus Stop and Downtown trolly within feet of our entrance
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: City Lot accessible on Ortega and Anacapa Street. 75 minutes free, no validated parking.
A word from Blush
Blush Restaurant + Lounge combines refined social dining with a contemporary atmosphere that transcends from day to night while keeping its local roots. Nestled in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, Blush Restaurant + Lounge provides a modern stylish decor with a warm, ambient indoor dining room and exquisite outdoor patio accompanied with fireside seating. It features seasonal Californian cuisine with inventive signature cocktails that truly highlight a classic dining experience at its finest.

Blush is an ideal choice for bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, elegant wedding receptions and weekend brunch.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Went here to celebrate my girlfriend and I third anniversary / my birthday (yeah I asked her out on my birthday). The server was very friendly and knowledgeable kept stopping by to make sure everything was well. I love this because I drink my drinks fast and like quick refills! For some reason the food arrived really fast which I LOVED. It was the shortest wait time of my life. I had the western burger which was delicious!! :)"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "From the Chef to the Hostess, Blush is a fantastic place to celebrate a birthday. The outdoor "fire" table really set the mood and the pre-select menu was perfect for our group of 7. Will definitely go back for any occasion."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "A wonderful place for a lunch. Wonderful outdoor setting with outdoor fireplaces and firepits. Food was very good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to Blush in the past and thought it was excellent. When our orders came this time, the food was noticeably better than it has been. We even asked the waitress if there was a new chef. It's the same chef. Apparently, he is relatively new and had "inherited" the existing menu. He recently was authorized to redo the menu to his own specifications. He has done a marvelous job. We shared the crab cakes for an appetizer. My wife had the scallops and I had the jerk chicken. Eveything was absolutely wonderful. The dishes were prepared to perfection, and the presentation was beautiful. This chef really knows his way around spices as well. My only peeve is that all the exterior doors were wide open and the place was TOO cold."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Grabbed a bite before a movie at Metro 4. Food was good and couldn't be more convenient."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "On State Street, if the weather permits enjoy a Sunday Brunch starting at 0900. Orange zest pancakes are a treat."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "This is a gem of a location. Ambiance is great with very nice bar inside and out. Outside eating and drinking area is very nice with multiple sources of heat for those cool SB nights. We had a table next to one of the several fire places and the outside area abounds with fire-pit seating cozy nooks with comfortable couches for tete-a-tetes. Adequate wine list and lovely cocktail selections, well executed. Our meals were way better than adequate. Piquillo Poppers were a great way to start the meal, marrow crusted filet was to die for, a cobb salad that screamed "Fresh, Fresh,Fresh...Yummy" and a scallop dish that was simply delightful. We'll be back, for sure."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We tried Blush for lunch. It was our first visit. We enjoyed sitting outside on their patio, doing a little people-watching on the boulevard. And the food was amazingly good! I had the burger -- one of the few places when you say 'medium rare', delivers it that way! And my friend ordered a chicken sandwich, which was also great. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "This was our first time at Blush. We were surprised there weren't more people there. Many of the other restaurants on State Street were packed, and we were pleased to get a last minute reservation at Blush. It's a very good restaurant, and we'll definitely go back. I think as more people find out about Blush, they will likely get busier. Their menu offers some uniqure preparations, and the quality is tops. Although their offerings are a bit limtied, everything was perfect. Hopefully, they'll continue to expand their menu, but you can't miss with what they currently offer. The restaurant is attractive, and the ambiance is comfortable as well. Looking forward to next time."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I had only been at Blush before for parties and drinks. I took 3 friends this time (it was a birthday for one gal) and we had the best time! Our server was one of the best I've ever had! She recommended a new champagne to me that was not expensive but was delicious! We was the perfect amount attentive and not in your face! The tuna was outrageously good! We had a wonderful experience all around and I headed back there the next week for more! I will be going again on Thursday for my birthday!"
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "We spent our Christmas holiday traveling the CA coast and Santa Barbara was our 3rd of 5 spots which means we ate out a lot! This was one of our top 3 meals of the trip. The menu selection was manageable and sufficiently varied mix. Four diners with different tastes all agreed that the food, ranging from short ribs to salmon to pasta, was delicious. the overall ambiance was festive and upbeat. The service was friendly and efficient. We would all definitely recommend it and go back again!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We had a very nice experience at Blush and will definitely return. The staff was very cordial and responsive in spite of working on a special Holiday. Our waitress was very attentive and helful in managing orders around food allergies. The menu and drink selection is great and we look forward to returning."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Poor and slow service, botched order, one entree arrived cold."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Went for Christmas dinner. Sat across from the bar, the kitchen and door to patio. Has like trying to have dinner on an active runway. Servers and service people running by constantly. This is more a bar trying to serve food."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The food was good. Unfortunately, as we were trying to enjoy our desert; a hostess popped her head into our booth and asked, “Are you guys going to be done soon, because we really need this table for another reservation”. This was at 7:00Pm, an hour and a half after our 5:30 reservation. As an additional hint, the desert wine menu we had requested never arrived, I suppose as a way to let us know we had overstayed our welcome. I realize this is not Europe and people don’t typically spend all evening in a restaurant, but I don’t think 1.5 hours is an excessive amount of time to occupy a table you had a reservation for. I enjoyed the food, but I would not return after such an rude and unpleasant experience."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We are on our honey moon so we spent chrismas far away from our families. But everything was so nice that we felt at home!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This place is really overpriced. The food was average and the service was average as well."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner there. Wife raved about the sea bass. My steak was excellent. Pleasant atmosphere out doors (with ample supply of heaters). Cheerful waitstaff. Prompt service. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "This is not really a fine dining experience. It is more of a 'happening' dining spot. Younger crowd, lots of buzz and blushing."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The brunch menu makes common entries more interesting, e.g. pancakes with an orange zest or an omelet with perfectly cured black forest ham. And the chocolate croissants. Brunch is only served on the weekends, 9am until 3, a great way to start the day."
    Dined on 11/10/2013