Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.finchandforkrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8058799100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 4pm to 7pm
    Brunch Saturday and Sunday 7am to 2:30pm
    Dinner Sunday thru Thursday 530pm thru 10pm
    Dinner Friday and Saturday 530pm thru 11pm
    Bar Daily until Midnight
    Lunch Monday thru Friay 1130am thru 230pm
    Breakfast Monday thru Friday 7am thru 1030am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: James Siao
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have many venues for your catering event, please contact Alison Manna at alison.manna@canarysantabarbara.com.
  • Special Events: Host your own special event with us. For personalized reservations please call 805 879 9174

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chapala
  • Public Transit: Main Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Services offered at main entrance of the hotel. Additional parking available in the adjacent city parking lot.
A word from 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 located in the area including local fishers, farmers and ranchers to craft an ingredient driven menu of delectable social plates and soul satisfying larger plates all meant to be served with artisanal wines, craft cocktails and great beers in the warm embrace of our convivial bar and dining room.

Finch & Fork’s bar program focuses on cocktails that are fresh, light and approachable. Santa Barbara’s most forward thinking mixologists; work their magic on clear spirit classics like the Moscow Mule and Bramble but also pay homage to the whisky classics like the Manhattan and Build Your Own Smash- you name the fresh fruit, the spirit and we build it in a mason jar at your table.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (74)good for groups (48)neighborhood gem (46)vibrant bar scene (40)special occasion (40)great for brunch (34)great for lunch (33)romantic (27)notable wine list (20)hot spot (19)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We consider ourselves foodies and I thought this would be a great place for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. I had previously had brunch here with my mom and sister and it was great. Dinner...not so much. The service was sub par for the price (go to the Lark instead) and the portions weren't just small, they were miniscule. I won't pay $30 for a grand total of 4 scallops. I wanted to love this place - the apps were good, brunch was fun, but they really don't impress at dinner time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    suzeyqz
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a fantastic family dinner here. Food was fresh, well seasoned and very tasty. I had heard good things about the restaurant and was very pleased. There was an excellent variety of meals to choose from, each person all had different entrees and everyone seemed to pleased with their selection. Our server Curtis was very well informed, answered all our questions, and made excellent suggestions. Would recommend the restaurant and will come back again. It's not often I get to enjoy something so delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm, Friendly, Spectacular Food
    Idontusuallylikeanything
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Have eaten dinner at Finch and Fork 5 times this year. Every time they have gone above and beyond to make sure our group was completely happy. Not that we've ever had to request a fix, because they get everything right the first time. Service is just right: prompt, professional, unintrusive. Atmosphere: a gem! It's attractive, comfortable, and rare for Santa Barbara: it's QUIET for dining, yet lively at the nearby bar! Food is farm-fresh, perfectly prepared, beautifully presented. My only quibble is that it's a bit pricey to make a regular habit for lunch, where I'd expect lower prices. I would love to pop in for lunch with friends regularly, but can't afford. But it's my go-to for special nights, and so convenient for downtown activities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    VA2CAVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My girl loved the Tuesday fried chicken special. My duck was the best I have ever had. It was super tender and the creamy almond sauce was amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable, and this actually made it hard to order since he had so many great recommendations. Drinks were fantastic also. The Hawaiian Honeycreeper comes out lit on fire, and they had a few spicy drinks that I enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Pea risotto, chicken, hamburger all great. Also drinks (Moscow mule, barbareno)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally, great food in Santa Barb.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Doesn't look like much from outside but very nice and lively inside. The food was delicious. Everything was great. We have had mostly bad expensive experiences in Santa Barbara for the past week. We were delighted to find a place that served interesting and very tasty food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Interior & Fab Food
    SnowTR
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was intriguingly prepared & delivered on par! A welcoming menu of authentic American contemporary cuisine. The ambiance was "sophisticated beach"- perfect for downtown Santa Barbara! This establishment has great potential to become a staple, but a few adjustments would enhance the experience. First, it was awhile before anyone came over to our table to greet us after being seated. Once greeted, it wasn't with "Welcome to Finch & Fork may I interest you in a cocktail, wine or other beverage?" Instead more like, "What are we drinking?". Our waiter, while he warmed up to be quite nice, had an odd demeanor. Upon leaving, we noticed our table was actually quite filthy as our napkins revealed. Overall a strong B with A potential.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finch fork 8.31
    rbcbdb
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    don't get booth backed up to bar height chairs, bar is cool, bartenders very good drinks very good. flat bread items a pleasant surprise, salads very good fresh ingredients. roast pork stew dish unusual very filling and tasty. 2 diners ordered it and both like it. $34 Ribeye should come off the menu, too fatty, bad texture and substance, sloppy. Great location downtown SB definitely a repeat. Good service and attitude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excelent
    Dave
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a family dinner on a short get away weekend to SB. We had the braised pork cheeks, steak and kale salad (as a dinner salad) all of which were outstanding. The waitress was very nice and helpful. Only the bartender was a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste delight!
    Highexpectations
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was good and the server was polite and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    ChrisM
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Came here for brunch. Loved the food and drinks were great. Got some fresh squeezed organic juices and of course bloody mar bar! A bit pricey, but delicious! Located in the Canary hotel (Kimpton). Very pleased with our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service stinks!
    12khVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was very good, but the service was so slow and so sloppy. Dirty plates and glasses that needed to be refilled sat in front of us while our waitor just walked by numerous times. He was clueless. And it was annoying that he recommended the most expensive entrees on the menu! There's a huge gap between the chef's exceptional skills and the service on the floor. Pretty disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant & great downtown location
    lj4400
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a very pleasant meal with a couple glasses of wine. The staff were gracious & professional. It is nice to be able to get into a restaurant centrally located downtown without a week's prior reservation (although ours was an early seating which undoubtedly helped). Anyway, quite pleasant, we will return. There is a nightly dinner special; Thursdays is the "pork & cork". I've had it twice and it has been good both times & they throw in the glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch
    12ljeanne
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was my first time dining at this restaurant. The decor was modern and tasteful, the service was very good. My server was attentive and pleasant. I had the special grilled cheese sandwich that had a bit too much cheese, could have used a little onion or tomato, some garnish on the plate. It was paired with soup and I asked for the spinach soup which was amazing, quite delicious. I wandered around the lovely hotel and everyone was so nice, especially Ben the bartender. It was so perfect. I will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not your typical Hotel Restaurant
    AZFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Inside the Canary Hotel, but it's not hotel food. Small menu but very good selection and I wanted to try everything. We settled on the smoked trout deviled eggs, yummy and the rib-eye was big enough for two people. My wife got the pork cheek gnocchi, outstanding. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for singles or business types
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were tired from a day of sightseeing and decided to eat at the hotel. The restaurant was filled with singles and groups of people dressed in business attire, and it clearly was a favorite meeting place. The food was good, but the servers clearly catered to the other groups, which meant our service suffered. I would not go again but would recommend it if you were in the appropriate age group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food!
    GirlsWhoBrunch
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had lunch in the bar on a Thursday and the food, drinks and service was wonderful! Especially the bartenders - friendly, helpful, funny and just great guys. So we went back for brunch on Sunday, ate in the dining room and the food and drinks were great! The service was not good - we were told the bartender had to go downstairs, so it took a really long time to get our drinks. The waitress forgot our water repeatedly and my friend had to go to the bar to get her second bottomless mimosa. On the other hand they comp-ed our drinks for the inconvenience - without us having to ask. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kittyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Located in a hotel near structure parking in downtown Santa Barabra. Very easy to find. Brunch items are good, food is average. Service is slow and can be improved.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleasureable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Finch & Fork was a delightful surprise. It was a busy Saturday night when we visited, but service was prompt and professional. I felt well fed and cared for. We had pork ribs, a steak and asparagus with bacon vinaigrette with a fried egg on top. Everyone in our party was more than satisfied with the portions and the flavors. We will certainly return. Ask for the main dining room; that's where I'll be next time. We were seated in a front room, to the side of the maitre d' stand, and it felt a little coffee-shopee so I want to see if the main room feels nicer. Otherwise, no complaints for Finch & Fork
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gorgeous decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dinner was amazing. Great whiskey sour and service! The food is delicious and I loved the decor inside. All dark wood with leather and sutle pops of color. I will definitely go back the next time I'm in Santa Barbara. Friendly server and knowlwdgable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finch and Fork
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is a very charming resturant that is part of a hotel. The food and service were very good. We stated out with wild mushroom flatbread, I had the trout and my wife had the risotto. Everything was great. My only complaint was that my glass of Cabernet was a little off. Maybe been opened little to long. This was my fault because they came back to the table a least 3 time and asked how everything was. I would go definatly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After the opera
    Gourmetduo2
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This restaurant had been recommended by friends. The food was interesting and well prepared and enjoyable. Parking next door is a plus. The menu is somewhat limited but there should be enough for anyone to find something of interest.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thefood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    No review no review no review no review no review no review no review
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happening restaurant!
    robinVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great addition to downtown Santa Barbara. Really fun menu, great appetizers! Professional staff, good service. Easy parking too! Can be a bit noisy near the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not overwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was good but service not so great. Waiter seemed pre-occupied and distracted.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brian
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Overall good experience for first visit. Like all hotel restaurants, a little expensive. Kitchen made one minor error on an entree but promptly corrected it. I will go here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Devil Eggs were Excellent!
    tq525VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Located right in downtown Santa Barbara, part of the upscale Canary Hotel, right in the middle of all the downtown activities. The restaurant was quiet at 1pm, but the service is very good and the Devil Eggs appetizer was wonderful. We could eat a few more plates of it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We were very disappointed. On Wednesday we both ordered the daily special thinking that bouillabaisse would hit the spot after an eight hour-long-day's journey. To begin we shared the grilled asparagus. The temperature of the food was luke-warm. When the temperature of the bouillabaisse was also luke-warm with little flavour we both gave up. Neither of us finished the dish. Dessert was delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Very consistent, creative food. Great flatbread appetizers. Good service. Quiet so you can talk but not dead
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great brunch
    bayheadVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a wonderful meal. Drove up from LA and was well worth it. Great Bloody's!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • At last!
    selmaadams
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Many higher-end food establishments in this town are a sad disappointment. At last we have found a lovely restaurant with comfortable atmosphere, excellent food and superior service right here in Santa Barbara! We recently enjoyed a delightful evening enhanced by a knowledgeable and very attentive waiter. We will definitely recommend the Fork & Finch to all our discerning friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Meal
    Archimagirus
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The scallop grapefruit avocado salad is d'lish! Definitely will come back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Menu
    ArthursPet
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This restaurant has some great choices for dinner. We LOVED the hush puppies (which far too few California restaurants serve). The scallops were fabulous. And the Mac N Cheese - well, I think everyone goes crazy for their recipe. It is exceptional. My only complaint is that the restaurant is NOT an intimate setting. Rather, it is surprisingly large. And, at 7PM on a Friday night, the noise level from the bar area was a bit distracting for dinner conversation. The staff was terrific, though; great service. And we did enjoy our dinner very much. Would go again for those hush puppies alone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    foodtraveler23
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Enjoyed this place a lot, and would go again when in Santa Barbara. Great food, great decor. Nice staff. All good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    GTPhils
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Went here because I wanted to and because I have the Axxess card. Buy one, get one at dinner was nice. I had a steak and my mother had the scallops. Both were excellent. The smashed baked potato with my steak was incredible. We also got olives and a jar of quick pickled stuff. My mom also had the strawberries and cream dessert. She said it was the best part of the meal. Everything was great and I would recommend with or w/o Axxess card.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but heavy
    BillVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Very good spot but the food is rather rich with excess use of salt and oils on all dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    FineWineVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Always a great time here....service & food is spit on. I think the drinks are a bit pricey, but it is a Hotel, so to be expected
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, blah service
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Nice menu, well executed. Really liked the deviled egg appetizer with bits of smoked trout and my wife loved her pasta with pork ragu. Our waiter really wasn't cut out for that line of work as he forgot and confused requests, gave bad information and then pretty much disappeared on a not-so-busy Monday night. But then there seems to be a trend of rotating servers as whoever has nothing better to do brings your food, clears your plate, etc.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Breakfast
    RonaldVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We were staying in the hotel that this restaurant is a part of, so we decided on having breakfast here before checking out. We had the whole wheat waffles and lemon ricotta pancakes. The waffles were really good, but the pancakes stole the show. They were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner in SB
    happytochow
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My family and I love great food and call ourselves foodies. We live on the peninsula near San Francisco and have been known to drive up to napa for dinner. Finch and fork lived up to its reviews. I would recommend it and go back when in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet