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

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.finchandforkrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (805) 879-9100
  • 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 & Promotions: 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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The scallop grapefruit avocado salad is d'lish! Definitely will come back"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed this place a lot, and would go again when in Santa Barbara. Great food, great decor. Nice staff. All good!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Very good spot but the food is rather rich with excess use of salt and oils on all dishes."
    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"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed our date night dinner! Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I ask you, how can you mess up French toast? Well, this place did that like no other-Raw! My fiancé and I selected this place due to mainly it's location and being on OT. First the waiter seemed WAY flustered and confused. The place was not full and from what we saw there were about 10 tables occupied and three wait staff, so overworked, I shall say not! First my fiancé ordered there banana bread, well he came back and said, "all gone". Seriously, out of banana bread at like 1100 am on a Sat? Well, that was the precursor to the next dish she ordered, the French toast. My dish was good, no complaints, but her French toast was uncooked and runny. Had it sent back and it literally took 20 min to remake and it still was not good! Horrible!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food and service is always excellent. Once I had to send my entree back and reorder and they did promptly and without question."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We came here for our anniversary and had a lovely dinner of small plates. Everything was delicious and fresh. The cauliflower with capers was cooked to perfection and the corn taken off the cob was bursting with flavor. The beet salad was pretty to look at and very tasty. Fish tacos were ho hum and not that special. Overall the meal was great and we would highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We were looking for someplace in Santa Barbara to eat after a long drive and were attending a "location" wedding on July 4th. We found Finch and Fork via Yelp and enjoy trying new places. One thing that appealed to us was they took reservations and we did not want to chance not eating or having to wait, cutting into the time we had to be at the wedding. We enjoyed a very nice brunch, the service was just right, and it was a relaxing moment before the start of a long-busy-emotional afternoon/evening with family. Its located in an upscale hotel which is interesting as well. Overall, a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Resturant offered warm professional service, faboulus tasting food items in a very comfortable setting I highly recommend it"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Yes, Finch & Fork has some fun and classic cocktails, but their food was excellent, too. The Gnocci with pork ragu was exceptional as was the fresh fish preparation. We had two pre-teens dine with us, and they both liked the food + it was a fair price for a kids meal/drink/dessert combo."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Good mix of food on the menu and everything we tried was delicious. The bar mixed up a great cocktail."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Just a perfect blend of everything that feels good. Food is tasty and original, people are absolutely the best... every one of them including the bus staff, the bartenders and the drinks are tops & the atmosphere at the Canary Hotel is like a cozy European gem."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Came here with a few friends for a bridal party brunch - had a classy atmosphere, good food and bottomless mimosas - success all around!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed the seafood potpie for dinner, which was hot and savory. I ordered my favorite cocktail - their award-winning figueroa - and was not disappointed. Our server was prompt and friendly. He misheard my husband's drink order, but he was extremely professional and promptly corrected the mistake. We both enjoy the atmosphere here with its high ceilings and historic architecture. It's one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "One of the hardest things at the restaurant was choosing what to eat. There were a lot of fun sounding tastes and combinations I wanted to try. Ultimately settled on the ribs that literally fell off the bone. The glaze and mushrooms on them was delicious! The only thing I didn't like on the plate was the grits. A nice potato would have gone better with it. As for cocktails, the simple and straightforward Tommy's margarita was perfect."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Happy hour runs from 5-7 and drinks were generous and very good. Service was attentive and friendly, food fine but a bit spotty."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This place is awesome for lunch & happy hour! Must try the Ahi Tuna Banh Mi & the Kale Salad!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "If you can tolerate bad service, come here, b/c the food is kind of worth it. It's literally some of the best eats I've had in Santa Barbara. I don't think it was the waitstaff's lack of talent/customer service. I think the restaurant was understaffed. I don't know. I used to love this place, now I'm having second thoughts."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Loved this place. Fresh, local vegetables made for a lovely brunch. Bottomless Mimosas with Peach juice were a bonus. Staff is very friendly and knowledgable."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Food, service and ambiance are all first rate. Everyone loved their dinners and we particularly recommend the scallops, kale and chicken salad and beet salad. Delicious!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "One issue was that music from the happy hour at the bar in other half of the dining/ bar area made it hard to carry on a conversation. Food & service excellent. Pleasant low key ambiance in the restaurant area."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I have had two great experiences at Finch & Fork. The service both times was exceptional and the food was divine. Whether they're serving you their top end entrees or a burger, they do it up right. This time I had a burger for brunch and it was one of the best burgers I've ever had! Perfectly cooked, dressed, the perfect condiments and the b & b pickles they make are incredible! Loved every bite. Check out my full review on their restaurant with photos on my blog at www.delish-dish.com!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a family brunch here to celebrate our daughters 21st birthday and the restaurant and staff were fantastic - the food was really good (Kale salad excellent, great Bloody Mary bar), the service was really outstanding and it was overall just an excellent experience. We came back that evening for drinks at the bar when our table at another restaurant wasn't ready yet, and the bar scene was so fun! Bartenders are really friendly and so quick to serve - I will look forward to coming back to this restaurant for any occasion! Very impressed with the wait staff!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Good service, follow up for reservations very good. Good drinks, maybe a better food selection for happy hour."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I was racking my brain for a nice lunch location to host a professional book club meeting for 10 when someone recommended Finch & Fork. The group LOVED the location and the food so we will definitely go there again. The service was excellent until the very end, it took a long time for the check but maybe they thought we were just hanging around? Had the back room been filled conversation would have been challenging due to the noise level, but only one other table was sat near us. Overall, I definitely recommend (I've also been here for dinner and it was delicious)."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "the food was amazing, whatever I order and whatever my qif order was fantastic, I was not expecting it, everything was fantastic, even the Bartender was very friendly and he knows what he is doing"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Really good food, great service and a relaxed, polished evening. Definitely on my list to return when I am in Santa Barabara."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We loved this place so much and wish there was one where we live! The food tasted so fresh and delicious, and the menu is filled with very creative options. The service and ambiance was excellent; this is a MUST GO restaurant. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I went to the F&F this past Sunday for brunch, and added on the bottomless mimosas. The food was absolutely amazing. The menu is semi-seasonal as the chef likes to choose dishes he can make from the most fresh, local ingredients, and you can tell he puts his heart into every dish. The wait staff isn't too stingy with the mimosas either! The restaurant is in on the first floor of the canary hotel, so you have to go downstairs for a restroom. There is valet parking just past the entrance on w Carrillo Street, and the F&F does validate. All in all, a great Sunday brunch!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I had the chance to dine recently with a group. Our server Curtis was incredible with his knowledge of the beer and wine selections, the dish preparations, ingredients, and tastes. Overall wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our dinner at the Finch & Fork was fantastic, marred only by a slight mishap at the beginning. There was some miscommunication between the hostess and our server, with the result that we didn't even get menus for about twenty minutes. But then they ended up giving us our cocktails on the house, so it all worked out fine, no hard feelings. The food itself was amazing! The pork ribs were just divine: tender, juicy, and really flavorful. For dessert we had some minty/chocolatey/creamy confection, which was tasty without being too sweet. We're definitely coming back here!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We have dined at Finch & Fork several times and have always found the experience to be one of a kind! Food is always exceptional!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Dirty glasses at dinner, then had dirty coffee mug next morning.. for a high $$$ place , should be more high end service"
    Dined on 5/24/2014