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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)good for groups (54)neighborhood gem (42)special occasion (41)vibrant bar scene (36)great for lunch (28)notable wine list (28)great for brunch (28)romantic (26)hot spot (24)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Dining Experience
    lagunatic345VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The interior design is stunning (who did that anyway?). And -- finally -- a restaurants that offers amazing food, generous seating and tables and you can hear your guests talk. I'm sold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Good food, good service, great company. That is what I expected and that is what experienced. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The restaurant treated my son to one of their "famous" shakes, and my son loved it! Thank you. My only recommendation would be for the restaurant to have a few more brunch choices. Pancakes, scrambles, omelets, steaks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time, but not our last
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My wife and I went to Finch & Fork for the first time, and had an overall good experience. My rib eye steak was excellent, and I would definitely order it again. What really impressed us was that the manager came by during our meal to check on things, and corrected a very small problem with my wife's meal. He really wanted to make sure that we enjoyed our meal and our Finch & Fork experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    avisitorfromCalifornia
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We normally skip restaurants in hotels but we decided to try it because it was close to the Granada and offered free valet parking. We went early, 6:00 PM, to be able to go to the event and were greeted very warmly. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was very good, portions were appropriate and not too large. We skipped desert because of our time constraints but they sounded delicious. Pricing was moderate but not cheap. The tables were nicely spread out, the room was quiet so conversation was easy to hear and the decor was modern upscale. Overall very good and we will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    drc4cgarsVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service and food were great. The food was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time @ Finch n Fork
    WillMcVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I had lunch here yesterday (10/14), my first time in since the change from Coast. Had the smoked salmon deviled eggs to start. I was impressed by the presentation and pleasantly surprised at the flavor. I will be getting this app again. Ordered the grilled chicken sandwich w/ fig jam for my main. Chicken was well cooked though not extremely flavorful. The cheese they used balanced well with the fig jam. My martini was well mixed and the atmosphere was quiet and unhurried. Verdict: A good place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Favorite Santa Barbara Restaurant
    EvieF
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We've dined several times and the Finch & Fork and each time it was a very favorable experience. The ambiance is great, the service was perfect-all of the staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. The food, of course, was excellent. The desserts are very imaginative and yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Zermillion
    Zermillion
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food, great drinks, and good vibe. The only thing I didn't care for was the waiter. He was just a little too awkward like he was trying to be buddy buddy with us but he never fit in. Had he just been friendly and served us then it would have been much better. Instead he lingered in front of us during our conversation and we tried to be nice, but it was just a little odd.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, loud when busy
    SparkyReviewVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    great inventive food, very well prepared and great service. Bar and restaurant are both quite busy and open to each other, so noise can be an issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal!
    fbhdines
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We came to Finch & Fork for our anniversary and they bent over backwards to make it special. From fantastic service, to a generous amuse-bouche with champagne as our welcome, to every dish it was perfect. I only wish we had saved room for dessert as the offerings looked delicious. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Service was good albeit a little slow with refilling the drinks. Food was good, good portions. I look forward to trying happy hour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice surprise
    Shae
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    F&F was a nice last minute surprise. My first time here and I absolutely loved it! How did they manage to design "upscale rustic"?! I will be back. Remember to try the banana shake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurent
    JohnthomasVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    dined there a number of times before. servers understaffed but very personable. my sea bass was way overcooked. no point in sending it back as place was getting busier.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best burger
    jdsbVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We went there for a casual business dinner and it was a good choice. The room is casual but nice and comfortable. Service was good. This was my second time at Finch & Fork, and the lamb burger was so delicious on my first visit that I had to order it again. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, good deal.
    nerdykk
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Good Food and Atmosphere. We used our Access pass for buy one entree, get one entree. Good food, good deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farm to Fork Style
    greendiner
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I am surprised to see "Cocktails" in the restaurant's name, and assume the bar-scene crowd is their target market. However, I dined recently with my teenage daughter who happens to be vegetarian, and we both enjoyed our meals immensely, so its not just for the cocktail crowd. Big thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, healthy food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The items my group ordered (pork and chop special), sea bass, trout, kale salad) were all delicious, as we the apps we shared. Our server, a blonde with short hair, was nearly perfect: gracious, timely and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service
    Abevila2013VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Our visit was on 9-22-2014 at 6:15pm. We waited 45 minutes after grabbing a drink for happy hour, than one of the gal in our group went to speak to the Manager whom took our order, and never to return, the waitress show up once to refill our water, and then just to give us our bill which is got the all our bill wrong. I would not recommend this restaurant and plan on call the Manager this week to complaint about service. I order the duck breast it was dry and the meat was hard, at this point I wasn't going to order something else or I would have been there another 45-1hr waiting for my dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    AEJL
    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.
  • ramonsfood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    one of the best this year 5 stars allaround the menu was eclectic healthy and absolutely delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    Justtryit
    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
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    • 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.