Chase Restaurant Bar & Grill
Chase Restaurant Bar & Grill

Chase Restaurant Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chasebarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: (805) 965-4351
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carrillo St.
  • Public Transit: There is a downtown open air shuttle that picks up and drops off directly across the street. Which is a .25 fare. Cab fare is $10 or less from most hotels.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a public parking lot located directly behind our building just off Anacapa St.75min complimentary parking.
A word from Chase Restaurant Bar & Grill
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara and Theater district, Chase Bar and Grill has been a locals favorite for over 34 years. The ambiaunce will amaze, the staff will delight, the food will keep you coming back for more. We proudly feature local wines and handcrafted cocktails. Pastas and sauces made from scratch, Steaks and Seafood sourced fresh daily, and farmers market vegtables. Join us for a great Santa Barbara tradition!
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Chase Restaurant Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (6)romantic (5)neighborhood gem (5)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)fit for foodies (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)notable wine list (1)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Love the Chase
    MickiD
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Been going for years, and it is always consistent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs Improvement
    NeedsNostalgia
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Loud music fit for college students. Asked for something quieter and melodic, maybe even opera as I recall the Chase often featuring. A number of wait staff gathered at the bar talking. Cigar smoke wafting in. Ordered one of the wines by the glass on the menu and they said they didn't have it. We sat for a short time and realized that this was not where we wanted to spend our money, though I and my companion have both had lovely times in the Chase. Maybe we were remembering the old days too fondly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre Food
    funkyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The service was bad! The food was bad! Boring chicken alfredo... they must have forgotten the cheese! It was too hot, no air conditioning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    pad805
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Wonderful eggplant para Wonderful Italian food. Very flavorful. Best chocolate cake ever! Loved the background music featuring Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darren and more. Classy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming and Romantic
    HalGoleta
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The ambiance is warm and friendly, the service is par excellence. It is my friend's favorite restaurant, it has become our choice for special occasions and dates. I cannot comment much on the food, we always have the same dish--Chicken Piccata, which is excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    CesarGv21
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The service was excellent and the food in one word: superb!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Chase Restaurant Bar & Grill reviews archive.
  • Bad start-good finish
    heres2u
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We we're seated as soon as we arrived on time, but it took 15 minutes for someone to come to our table to ask if we'd like to start with something to drink. We received our water as we sat down but then we sat for a long time without any acknowledgement. Would have loved to had our cocktail during that time. When we finally did get the waitress to stop for a drink order, it took another 10 minutes to finally get them. We actually could see them sitting on the bar from our table. The bartender did not make the champagne cocktail I order-just poured a glass, so I had to send it back with instructions on how to make one. My husbands martini was missing the olives so that was then needed to be addressed. After that everything was better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Scorpio
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I was craving a filet since it had been awhile since I hD one and I was really pleased. I order mine rare & it was cooked & seasoned perfectly. I'm kinda picky about my steaks too & chase did not disappoint. The service & ambiance was great & I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Celebrated daughters graduation from UCSB... we all loved the restaurant. Really great atmosphere...lively, and close quarters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Content Taste Buds
    Nena2828
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    First time dining in this nicely decorated restaurant. It reminded me of the restaurants in France. I reserved through OpenTable and totally loved when I showed up and they knew who I was without saying anything. I had the salmon and definitely enjoyed the flavors my taste buds encountered with each bite. The ambience was energetic and I didn't mind. It added to our birthday celebration mood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chasing Drinks
    Jerry
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Overall, very good. A bit noisy by the bar, but the service was above average, the food was very good, the drinks excellent, and desert was yummy. All for my wife's birthday.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion dinner
    janz
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Chose this restaurant for a birthday dinner celebration. Restaurant was very quiet when we arrived for a 7pm weeknight reservation. Dinner special of filet, shrimp picata and tortalini carbonara was truly exceptiinal. Price is higher end but worth it. Service was appropriately attentive. We will:definately return for a special dinner,
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you love Chicken Picatta
    mnotr1VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    If you love chicken picatta this is the place for you. They have been doing this great for as long as I can remember. The sauce is not a thick sauce and takes great with the side of pasta that comes with your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • had to wait 20 minutes for
    andyVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    had to wait 20 minutes for my reservation, but great drinks at the bar
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Business Lunch
    SbroadhogVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    The Chase has several booths along one wall which makes it ideal for parties of three or four to gather in a nice atmosphere. Our luncheon did not start until after 1pm so the lunch rush was pretty much over and we receive very attentive service (probably 30minutes) of talk over drinks without being asked constantly are you ready to order. When we were ready to order lunch was brought promptly , hot, and presentable. Good downtown location with parking behind the restaurant in a city lot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love their chicken picatta--and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Love their chicken picatta--and the fettucini alfredo. And the ambiance at Christmas is magical. Love this place!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasant Italian Restaurant
    MWinSB
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We've been there many times and have always enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor dining experience
    local17
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We went to Chase's for my Dad's b-day. It turned out to be a frustrating experience. To start with we tried to order a bottle of wine/they didn't have 3 out of the 5 bottles they had on their wine list. Second, I tried to order a veal chop/15 minutes later the waiter comes back and says they don't have any. I then try to order the lamb chops(they don't have any of course). I then order the Filet/comes out in a very average presentation(overcooked). Overall, not a good experience for the holidays...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    sblocal
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Have come to Chase many times, and will continue to. Best chicken piccata around, and a perfect caeser salad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    We always have such a great time there. It is just delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT DINING FIND!
    PRSIMON
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    We have lived locally for 20 years and somehow this was our first time here. Wow! Food was exceptionally delicious, served hot, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Menu was varied and alluring and service was excellent. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant. The only negative to this restaurant was the temperature. It was very warm inside in spite of overhead fans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.