Always Top Notch
We eat at the Enterprise often and love the food. Clam Chowder is exceptional.. fish is always fresh. Service is always excellent and friendly. Thank you!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Set your expectations
If you're looking for good food and you don't mind a loud atmosphere, then this is a good place to come. Based on the menu and price of food, we dressed up a bit and when we got there we found it was a bit more casual than we expected. Food is good but a little bit overpriced for the quality. Our fish tasted good but presentation was a bit sloppy, and service was a little bit rushed. So, if you want good fish for an OK price, and a louder more casual environment then this is a good choice (e.g. if you're with a group of friends looking to eat well and talk loud). However, if you're looking for a slightly more romantic or special place to celebrate, then we recommend you look elsewhere.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great birthday dinner!
We had a wonderful time, great food, and an awesome server. We had a large party for my boyfriend's birthday and they were totally prepared when we got there, everyone was understanding that our group was a bit smaller than planned, and they were really accommodating to different dietary needs. Can't wait to go back!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mothers Day Lunch
Great spot for a Mothers Day Lunch - they easily accommodated our large party and the menu options were excellent, something for everyone (they even had a special menu for the kids)! Our server was very attentive even though the restaurant was busy and full. We love Enterprise Fish Co., and will definitely be back! Oh, and the Happy Hour is awesome, both the drinks and the eats!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day discovery!!!
GREAT place for seafood!! Food and service was excellent, even with a busy day like Mother's Day! We can't wait to go back! This is now our #1 restaurant in Santa Barbara!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great birthday dinner. The food was terrific we will be back.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
regular repeat customer of the Enterprise Fish Company and it has never failed to be a great meal!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was recommended this place by a customer of mine. As I haven't been to Santa Barbara and would just be taking a chance at any place, I figured we'd give it a try. Glad we did. Nice employees, relaxing atmosphere, great food at reasonable prices. It looked like the bar area was fun, but not too loud. I'm sure we'll return the next time we're in Santa Barbara.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
halibut was so good we went back a couple days later. online reserevations were a snap. Quality food with good service.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place For Fresh Seafood!
This is a great palace to get quality seafood in downtown Santa Barbara! We highly recommend the Enterprise Fish Company!
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun Birthday Dinner
We took our son and daughter to Santa Barbara for a special dinner. We were all pleased with the appetizers and entrees we selected. The restaurant was very busy for the 4th of July and the service suffered a little, but the server made every effort to make our experience a pleasant one. We will return to try some of the other items on the menu.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great value for the money,fast
Great value for the money,fast service,relax atmosphere
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food and service
With the exception of the Caprese salad, the food and service was good.
The Caprese was doused in super sweet dressing and the tomato slices were too thin.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Seafood
We were passing through Santa Barbara looking for a lunch stop with good seafood. We used TripAdvisor to find it. Parking was easy and it is right off the highway. The fish is fresh and delicious. Very casual place. Prices were good for the quality. We really enjoyed it. Bury it.
7/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enterprise Fish doesn't disappoint
Great atmosphere, attentive staff, and a varied menu with dependable well executed menu items make this a good choice for lunch or dinner. Excellent happy hour (M-F). Feel like a local.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best selections of fresh fish I have recently encountered.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food great staff good quality wine and bear and amazing sea food
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a vegan, I enjoyed the soup, salads, and two sides. I was meeting with my cousin and his wife who were visiting from Virginia. We had a lot to catch up on. I appreciated no one trying to hurry us up. The clam chowder was great but I believe had dairy, which was unnecessary for Manhattan-styled chowder. The spinach salad was great, as were the asparagus and sautéed spinach. The bread was dry, as if it had been cut and allowed to sit out for quite a while. Clearing of the tables was exceptionally noisy.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been going to EFC for over a decade and it's still a reliable and good place to dine with nice people and decent food.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Here we are again.
Everytime we find ourselves in Santa Barbara we go to the Enterprise. What can I say, we love the food.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfort in Seafood
We drove from the San Fernando Valley to Santa barbara specifically to have lunch at Enterprise Fish Co. It is well worth the drive....the food, ambiance and location make it ideal for a day trip...after lunch we took a stroll down at the water's edge (short 10 minute walk)....quite enjoyable. The lobster bisque is excellent. Since the AMTRAK is right there behind the restaurant we will travel by rail next time and avoid driving....highly recommend this restaurant for all. If you are in the Greater Los Angeles Area you can allso find Enterprise Fish Co. in Santa Monica on Kinney just adjacent to Venice.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have a wonderful lobster special on Monday thru Thursday to die for! Their oysters Rockefeller are fabulous. All their food is great.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place To Eat!
This is the best seafood restaurant in the Santa Barbara area. It is a little expensive; however the service, the food and the atmosphere are fantastic! We highly recommend the Enterprise Fish Company!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best in Californa
The food was amazing, the clam chowder was better than the one we've had in San Francisco, the lobster is incredible and the salmon with barbecue sauce with Coca-cola was a great surprise.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wide variety and very good service
We recently had dinner at the Enterprise in Santa Barbara. We decided on this restaurant based on other reviews. Great atmosphere but it can get a little loud. There is a lot of action in the restaurant with the chefs visible as they prepare the food. The clam chowder and lobster bisque are some of the best we have ever had. The food was very good but maybe just a bit too done. I had the Almond crusted Flounder and my wife had a swordfish steak. Both were just a touch dry. Not bad but not to die for. This is a great experience if you have not been before. It is located at one end of the main drag of downtown SB and is a great destination after the full walking tour of the strip.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Value For Dinner
Nothing bad about this place; I just couldn't give it 5 stars. I save that for the more expensive/fancier dinners. This was good food for the money.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to celebrate a friends birthday and had a very good time. As always the selection of fresh fish was excellent. The service was great even though it was a very busy three day week-end. A perfect place to bring out of town guests.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
take the "A" train
we take the train from LA walk across the parking lot eat and drink too much and get back on the train.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Will Be Back
This is the place we go to have fantastic seafood!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in casual surroundings
Our first visit, and we were at first a bit taken aback by the ambiance: a large, very casual room, somewhat noisy and very busy. But it proved to be comfortable and the food was terrific. A scallop risotto of perfectly grilled scallops and the best risotto we've had outside Italy. The jambalaya was moist, rather spicy and included very good, meaty, moist andouille and perfectly cooked shrimp. We will never again visit Santa Barbara without a meal at Enterprise Fish Co.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in Santa Barbara just overnight and made a reservation through Open Table to go to Enterprise Fish Co. Good thing we did - by the time we left people were waiting outdoors for a table! The food was excellent, the service great. The ambience is is nautical/fishy, in good taste. While we were there the bar filled up to overflowing - very popular. The prices were not as high as we had expected, which was nice too. The parking lot is tricky to get into and was not easy to find (since the 101 runs right by the restaurant and there is a tunnel where you would expect to find a driveway. We drove through the train station lot (they are used to that happening) and found the Enterprise parking lot that way. We will go there again!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I have dined here in the past and we continue to go back. My husband had the salmon and asked for it grilled when given a choice of several ways to prepare it. He really enjoyed it. I had the shrimp skewer which was delicious. We both had the baked potatoes which were very large and good!! Will definitely return to this little gem next time in Santa Barbara!
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fresh fish with many options
Fish very good and lots of choices of sides and sauces. Like this location alot better than Santa Monica.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, we had a great meal and a fantastic time!! The scallops risotto is the BEST!!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I were traveling and looked online to fine a nice place. We be very fortunate to have stumbled across such a great food establishment. Both food and service was impeccable. If you are Santa Barbara please go by. They know how to run a restaurant operation.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great second visit many years later
My wife and I enjoyed our first meal at Enterprise Fish several years ago when we were visiting the area. Our family has since expanded to include a 1 and a 3 year old girl and on a visit to Santa Barbra we returned for another enjoyable meal. The service staff was very friendly with our children and seated us next to a large fish tank that kept the girls entertained. The kids meals were brought out quickly and my wife and I were served soon after that. Looking forward to a visit again in the future when i don't have to bring a stroller!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a great place to eat, menu selection is extensive and can surely fit every taste. Portions were a little on the small side, but ingredients and preparations were top-notch.
Service was outstanding, as one would expect from such a high-level restaurant.
Overall, a great experience.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Lobstah Dinner
Enterprise Fish Company is our go to place for Maine Lobster, particularly so when it comes time to celebrate our Mother's birthday. They serve a perfectly sized 2-1/2 pound steamed lobster with all the fixings and choice of two sides from a large list. Opt for the Lobster Bisque as one choice, either with or without the puff pastry crust, it is delectable. Beware, it is loud when there is a game on at the bar, but the service is lovely and the food delightful!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
You get what you pay for.
A bit pricey but you can order anything and be satisfied with the quality and taste.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two nights in a row!
After a very long day of travel to get to Santa Barbara, we decided to eat early and noticed that EFC had Happy Hour specials starting at 4:00pm. Everything we shared off the small bites menu was fabulous -- calimari, mesquite grilled artichokes, veggie pot stickers, Hawaiian Poke! The next night we went back to eat in the dining room -- best Cioppino I've ever eaten (albeit messy, they give you a shell bucket, bib, extra napkins and warm towel at the end). Wine list was excellent. Despite the place being packed and bustling, the service was excellent. A must eat place when visiting SBA.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
On each of our last two visits
On each of our last two visits to Santa Barbara, we have eaten at Enterprise Fish Company. Delicious food, good service, reasonably priced -- after all it is a fish restaurant in a pricey town. We will go again just hope I can bring myself to order something besides the miso glazed bass --- yummy.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious dinner. We arrived
Delicious dinner. We arrived early for our reservation but were able to be seated right away.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our first anniversary here. Great attentive service, fabulous food. Couldn't ask for more!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh Fish in Santa Barbara
This restaurant has some of the best seafood and fresh fish in Santa Barbara. Their Lobster Bisque is too die for. I go there just
for that! They also have a great happy hour with great fresh clams. Highly recommend!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoyed my lunch at the Enterpirse. I have been coming here for years with my family but dined alone on this occasion. The food and service were great. My server Olivia could not have been nicer. The lobster bisque with puff pastry my favorite and always worth waiting for.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
More expensive than I would hope, but the food is outstanding. Fish here is always cooked just right. Had the dover sole...perfect. I highly recommend. It can get busy at times and service can be a little slow, but overall very friendly wait staff
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome desserts if you are
Awesome desserts if you are a "dessert person" (I'm not). Good wine list. Very loud! Very hard to listen and talk, even at a window table. Good, friendly service. Great location.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time visiting
This was our first time visiting Santa Barbara and we wanted a restaurant close to our hotel. This place was recommended by the staff at the hotel, and they did not disappoint. The food was very good and the portions were huge! My husband had the skewered prawns and he got 12 large, meaty, well-seasoned prawns. I had the parmesan-crusted sole, and three good size pieces were on the plate. If we are in Santa Barbara again, we would definitely return!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
An amazing experience. Great food and service and a taste of the good wine from Santa Barbara .
The place was good enough to hold the kids entertained.
Just a need to go!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had dinner there twice during
Had dinner there twice during our stay. Overall our food and service was very good.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM