From the moment we sat down we knew it was gonna be special...The food is over the top, not just in taste but in the Quality, Presentation & uniqueness of the ingredients. Our waitress knew the menu inside & out, selected supurb wines & was never in a hurry or made us feel hurried what so ever. We plan to go back before our vacation ends to once again experience their fabulous menu & ambience!!!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and local ingredients
We had the best waitress, she new the wines selections very well and paired some great local wines with our courses. The oysters were a little on the small side but Scarlett B really knows how to garnish and kick up the flavor. Home made warm bread served on a tree bark, was a nice touch with salted butter. The hamburger with duck egg was excellent. This was our second time there and have enjoyed it each time.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing and unique
The food was superb. My husband and I dined out on the patio and it was lovely (but loud because numerous restaurants back up to it).. We ordered the kale cesar salad (delicious but quite filling), the land and sea appetizer (outstanding!) and we ordered the sea bass ramen (the most complex and flavorful dish we've ever had). We considered one of their desserts, but we were just too full. It is pricey, but worth every penny!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I finally found Scarlett Begonia. it's in a courtyard so you don't walk by, but we'd read so much about it that we made the effort and were glad we did. The food was very interesting and beautifully presented. I was a little surprised that every dinner had some sort of meat, even the lobster had bacon in the sauce so I opted for a salad and cevice. It was all delicious and the most interesting food we've had in a long time, but I left hungry as the portions are small and had to eat again when I got home. I've had two appetizers elsewhere that have been filling enough, but again it was delicious so I'd like to focus on that. We'll definitely go back to try the breakfast for which they are also known.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small but eclectic menu
Enjoyed the food which was unusually prepared and presented. I think, however, that it is a bit overpriced.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really shocked to find this level of cuisine in SB. We've only experienced this in Chicago and NY. Found out the chef worked with Ferran Adria & crew, so given the amazing combinations and designs of flavors, will be coming back again. (We had dinner, so will try breakfast & lunch next.)
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
scarlett begonia is serious
about giving its customers great food and a pleasant unobtrusive, non pusht dining experioence.
whoever owns/runs this place must love their work
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely courtyard! Very attentive service. Enjoyed our evening.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fancy Farm to Table
This is worth the extra cost...the food is fresh, cleverly seasoned and unique. There is patio dining as well as indoor seating...pleasant surprise for the shopping area it is tucked into. Feels European and yet has traditional items such as biscuits. Breakfast, lunch and brunch have all be delightful...can't wait to try dinner.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best breakfast ever & gluten free
We've had fine and funky breakfasts all over the Bay Area and the country -- this was the best anywhere. Homemade gluten free pastries and teriffic shrimp & grits also gluten free -- and swell stuff for gluten eaters as well. Friendly, welcoming staff. Who ever got an amuse bouche for breakfast? Made us wish we lived in Santa Barbara....
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the biscuits!
The maple, bacon biscuits are fabulous! Also loved the lemon, ricotta pancakes. Service was friendly and very efficient.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining with Clients
When choosing a restaurant that represents your commitment and appreciation for special clients the Scarlett Begonia will not let you down. Observent wait staff, well prepared cocktails, uncommon menu options and a wonderful dessert selection (my wife would not share)! We arrived at 7 and reluctantly departed at 11. The atmosphere was relaxed with the impression that you can stay as long as you want, a very European concept. All four of us ordered a different appetizer, salad and main course. Two of us did order the same dessert, the "blizzard" (again, not shared). This is a great restaurant for brilliant food and an unhurried evening.
On a side note, the clients told us they returned for breakfast the next day and were equally impressed.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mixed feelings about recommending this undiscovered treasure for locals. Waiter Tim was especially helpful.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Napa Quality Food
We have enjoyed Scarlett's amazing breakfast on several occasions; it is exceptional. Must start with liquid breakfast, an orange juice concoction highlighted with maple bourbon. Limon ricotta pancakes and shrimp & grits shows the diversity of the menu but the first thing to order are maple biscuits - insane.
We brought a group of 15 for dinner and it was equally wonderful. We tried nearly half the menu and nothing failed to meet our elevated expectations. From the burger, to the squid, to the fried chicken to the pretzel appetizer, the food is complex and delicious.
And the service is joyful. And end you dinner with a blizzard.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great, but sit outside
I like this place. Food is very good and the staff outstanding.
Sit outside, as the noise level inside is extremely loud.
A very good choice for breakfast.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Exceptional all around dining
Exceptional all around dining experience. Atmosphere, service, food quality and presentation all outstanding. Great prices on wine list.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small menu but excellent food.
Small menu but excellent food. Well prepared and very tasty.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
first time visit
Our party of four was quite pleased with the menu choices, the taste and presentation of all the dishes. The cocktails were delicious and the wine excellent. We will become regulars quickly at this delightful small restaurant.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM