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Montecito Wine Bistro
Montecito Wine Bistro

Montecito Wine Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pierrelafond.com
  • Email: mwb@pierrelafond.com
  • Phone: (805) 969-7520
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Nathan Heil
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Montecito Wine Bistro offers serveral areas to host your event from private dinners, wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthdays and holiday celebrations, as well as corporate luncheons and dinners. Our staff will assist you every step of the way through the planning process providing advice and options to create a memorable event. Personalized menus, vegetarian requests are welcome. Our extensive wine list features the wines of Santa Barbara Winery, Lafond Winery, as well as wines from around the world. Full Bar. We offer indoor and outdoor seating, including two cozy fireplaces. We offer warm attentive service. A credit card hold is required for groups of ten or more.
  • Private Party Contact: Don Hull (805) 969-7520
  • Special Events & Promotions: Private rooms available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Valley Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Montecito Wine Bistro
With its casual setting the Montecito Wine Bistro offers a relaxed, yet elegant atmosphere. A neighborhood favorite the restaurant features 2 cozy fireplaces as well as outdoor patio seating. Friendly attentive service. Serving California Bistro cuisine the seasonal menu offers dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients. The menu is split between appetizers, salads and entrees, including vegetarian dishes and fresh fish.Wood-burning oven. Share one of the flatbreads Sausage Piperade or Rosted Potato & Marinated Anchovy. Entree high-lights include Grilled Duck Breast & Confit Duck, Seared Scallops w Lobster Sauce and Dry Aged New York Steak Frites. Desserts are a must - Salted Caramel Bittersweet Tart. The wine list offers selections from SB Winery & Lafond Winery and around the world. Wines by the glass/create your own wine flight. An intimate bar serves classic & speciality cocktails. Menu available in the bar. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a very nice Sunday lunch at the Montecito Wine Bistro. Interesting menu with many foodie options, great salads and the Korean BB! ribs had an interesting sauce. Good wine list at reasonable prices. Would recommend it to friends. The service was prompt and everything was right."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Excellent dinner at moderate prices. Good wine list. Sit by the fireplace it's warm and cozy."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Service is attentive and excellent. The Seabass fixed both ways was delicious. Nice wine selection."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Glad to discover this wonderful restaurant. The food was amazing, service excellent and the fire place added to the romantic feel."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at the Wine Bistro and already went back for another dinner, because we had such a good time! The table on the patio was a little drafty, but the ambience was great and the food delicious."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The salads are very good. I tend to order the sea bass...sometimes it's great and sometimes it doesn't seem so fresh. Be sure to ask. I like that the fish is wild and that the staff are health conscious folks. Would go again."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Save your money not worth the expensive and very overrated restaurant. Will not go back!"
    Dined on 4/16/2013
  • "This place is top-notch, and never disappoints. It maintains a fine balance of good food with healthy choices and variety, complementing wines and elegant ambience. Not cheap, but always perfect."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Since I am Vegan, I was able to find delicious items on the menu to pick from."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was exceptionally fresh and well- prepared, creative dishes like a mushroom typed meatloaf (unlike any meatloaf I have ever tasted before, and our pizza topped with winter squash were offered made from very simple seasonal ingredients-- Delicious!Lovely local wine list as well."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Our Thanksgiving dinner for eight was close to perfect. There was so much to choose from on the special menu and everything was cooked to perfection. Also, the price was half what two hotels were offering. We were pleased beyond expectation with the entire experience. Thank you for a wonderful meal!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We all enjoyed our meals but those who ordered the onion soup were the most pleased!!! The table we were originally seated at was right beside the kitchen and was terribly noisy. Once we were moved to another table, the experience was much better."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We toasted the celebration with good wine sitting next to the fireplace in a rustic setting and enjoyed fine food, especially the lemon ravioli. They have a fabulous outdoor area and a couple of doors down a unique market. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone as their menu is so diverse and delightful."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I celebrated my birthday here and it was...fine. The food was between fair and good, and our waiter was nice and knowledgable. The dinner just wasn't "special" there. They didn't offer a birthday dessert or take an appetizer off the bill. Fine lunch place, wouldn't celebrate a special occasion here."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I've enjoyed both lunch and dinner here...the food is fresh and well-prepared most of the time and the staff is friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Lovely little spot in Mendocino. Different menu from their State Street restaurant, which was a surprise, but equally satisfying. We sat by the fire, due to a slight chill in the air, and the scene was very cozy. Food was great; service was even better. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Great food and reasonable prices in a lovely setting"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Boring Food, don't waste your time if you are visiting Santa Barbara and or Montecito. Maybe a locals hang out, but the food is just ok."
    Dined on 7/6/2013