The staff at Coast is friendly
The staff at Coast is friendly and attentive (but not intrusive). I had the lamb burger and it was outstanding. My husband enjoyed his chicken as well. We stayed 4 nights in Santa Barbara and ended up here twice for late night meals.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great barley risotto
A sophissticated restaurant in the Canary Hotel. Great trout with a fabulous side of barley risotto. Goodribs
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our experience
We really enjoyed our experience at Coast. Our server Jessica was very friendly. Our reservation through Open Table got messed up somehow and the manager went out of her way to call O.T. and get it taken care of so I could get my points (1000 to be exact). Really appreciate that! Our food was very tasty! We had the Coast burger, the potato and fennel soup, a salmon taco, and the ahi salad. We will be back! Thanks!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our first visit to Coast for
Our first visit to Coast for lunch, and we enjoyed it. We had lamb burgers which were great. There was not much business at 1:30pm, but we still had excellent service. We hope to return soon.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent preparations, loved
Excellent preparations, loved the duck and special. Nice wine choices. Personable staff. Mid week, not highly attended, but nice location and interior. Would recommend.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Slow day midweek with not
Slow day midweek with not many people at lunch, however our meal was first class. The tri-tip sandwich was superb. Caesar salad was truly authentic with our request for additional anchovies. Our server Ling Ling always checked up on us, service first class. Highly recommend. We will be back.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We will be back. Service was
We will be back. Service was excellent. Food very good. Room is beautiful.
4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. Lamb
Great food and service. Lamb Burger is exceptional! Excellent restaurant!
4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time to Santa Barbara
First time to Santa Barbara and was looking for a nice lunch spot to end our trip. And boy did I find one. The food was amazing, just gave it 4 stars though because it lacked seasoning. Best Bloody Mary I've had, I liked it because it had a little bit of heat to it which I love. Everyone there was super friendly, I will for sure be coming back and telling friends about it.
4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very pleased with our meal at this newly updated restaurant. Food is fresh and interesting, and the ambiance is warm and inviting. The salmon tartare flatbread is delicious. Great place to meet friends!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Finch & Fork in Santa Barbara
Had several breakfasts and a nice dinner here while staying at the Canary Hotel.
Excellent food and quiet comfortable restaurant!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem!
We had a great meal at Finch & Fork. There were terrific choices on the gastropub-style menu and everything was fresh and delicious. The service was attentive and friendly, without being overbearing. It was quiet on the (thursday) night we visited.... wonder why? Is this a best kept secret of Santa Barbara?
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu selections were limited, and the portion sizes moderate (which is good). And everything we ordered was spot on in terms of flavored. The baked mac and cheese with bacon was so creamy and full of flavor. Thaw ambiance was rustic and relaxed, yet still upscale and classy. Great place for a small, quiet dinner with reliably good food.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great food
I come here every time I'm in Santa Barbara... About 4 times a year, and have always had great food and great service. Even with the recent name change, the experience and food remains top notch. The waiters know the dishes and the wines well, and are good with pairing recommendations. Great drink list as well. Good to know: happy hour lasts until 7 and you can order happy hour specials ($5 drinks and small plates at good prices) from your table in the restaurant as well.
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, good service, quiet
Good food, good service, quiet for a business lunch. I would definitely go back. My only complaint was the too tight booth.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed the dinner here - after we found parking (the hotel's valet parking was FULL, and delayed our meal by 20 minutes). The special tortilla/chicken soup and baked oysters were really good appetizers. My husband really loved the whole sea bass - bot didn't care for the "taco" accompanyments. I, on the other hand, just loved the scallops. I thought they added to much green - until I started eating them with the ambrosial sauce. No bite of shellfish or green or side went uneaten. We were also able to find a Juistin wine which went very well with this meal.
To top it off - chocolate mousse with house enhancements. Ummmm!
A lovely meal - especially when a somewhat noisy table of gentlemen left a nearby table. Would return!!
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome Service & food
We had a date night here, and it was perfect. We were there a little early so it was pretty empty, but it was nice. It was quiet, and we had an excellent server who answered all of our questions and gave us awesome recommendations. We will be going back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was fantastic and quiet dining experience. Food was great too. Like it and am going back again this week or next week.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal
I was so happy with the Chili Caramel Pork Ribs - they are AMAZING! My husband had the seafood pot pie and was very happy with it as well!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A million stars!
I can't remember the last time I had a meal this enjoyable. 4 appetizers, 2 entree, 2 deserts, cocktails.. All unbelievable. My boyfriend and I were so impressed. Rainbow trout, lavender crime brûlée..
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting food, great service.
Enjoyed the meal very much. We were a large group and everyone liked their meal. We would go back.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I chose to book our anniversary dinner here while staying at the hotel. I usually avoid hotel restaurants being more of an adventurous-type foodie.That would have been a mistake. What a great place. Perfect mix of great food, service and ambiance made for a romantic and memorable experience. I highly recommend the Finch and Fork. You wont be disappointed.
9/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I the service was great, the
I the service was great, the food was well presented and fresh. The dishes are a little bland, but sometimes I welcome that to having my food being too salty or too oily.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Finch & Fork!
we try to make it to the restaurant at least once a month - we love it! Great food, amazing drinks!
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dark and Comfy
Went here on a recommendation and was happy with the service and food.
My waiter was helpful and had good recommendations.
It was quiet and very comfortable. Manager or owner came around to check on diners.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Finch and Fork
Went here with a friend for lunch. It was our first time to try the restaurant. The ambiance and service were wonderful!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love going to Finch & Fork, this time we brought our 15th month old. The staff was very nice and accommodating for our baby.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a nice Thanksgiving dinner
Had a nice Thanksgiving dinner and enjoyed the restaurant space and service. It was a 3-course prix fixe menu ($60) and we both had turkey with stuffing which was nice. Soup and salad were also good. I knocked off one star because of the 3 dessert choices on the menu, we were informed that one was no longer available only after we had ordered it. Pretty lame for the kind of place this wants to be.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We decided to try Finch &
We decided to try Finch & Fork due to a November special. I included in my reservation we were celebrating our anniversary-which our server acknowledged :-) The deal: starter, entree and dessert. I had prosciutto flatbread, husband had kale salad with chicken. Both very good-the salad was loaded with chicken, so would be a good entree salad. My entree: rainbow trout-LOVED IT! He had sea bass...good, but like the trout better. Tried their "signature dessert shake" which was a nice way to end. Enjoyed a Laetitia Chardonnay. Server was excellent, trainee server very nice. We will definitely go here again!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time!
My wife and I were on a stay-cation in Santa Barbara and on the reviews from Yelp decided to try this place. Loved everything about it. Food, service, and restaurant were all great. Would definitely recommend it and would return for another meal.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ahhh... too bad we were not
Ahhh... too bad we were not a local, otherwise Finch and Fork would be my to-go place for food. The food was amazing; The ribs (off happy hour menu) were excellent and so flavorful you just want to lick the bone off even if you already finished the meat. Too bad by the time we got this appetizer the happy hour was over, otherwise, we would totally order more of it ($4).
The raw oysters, salads, garlic and parmesan fries, tacos off happy hour menu were all excellent.
We picked the special menu as the entree - Whole Bass Taco and oh boy! It was the most innovative, delicious and fun dish to try.
As if we were not full by this time, we also split a banana milkshake and Yelpers were right! It was THAT good!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to have a conversation.
Great place to have a conversation. You can actually hear each other. Service quite attentive, food delicious. The trout and the scallops were very good.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great New Find
We ended up ordering a bunch of small plates - which worked out well as we got to try several different dishes. We like the freshness of the food, the farm to fork concept and the depth of flavor. There is enough variety on the menu - for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. The pork ribs are a stand out - delicious!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very nice properly prepared and delicious dinner.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best dining experiences
From the amazing mixed drinks at the bar (Bruce is a magical mixologist) and the bar snacks to dinner in its leather-accented dining room, Finch & Fork is a total winner! If you're into fine drink and food, you'll have much to rave about after drinks and meal here. We ate it all (being a sharing-minded group of 6) from the prosciutto flatbread to the chicken "oyster" sliders to the ribs and the braised short ribs. All excellent! Unlike many restaurants, you can have a seriously delicious meal no matter what your food mood - or how much you feel like spending. But don't miss dessert whatever you do. The lavender honey creme brûlée is one of the very best I've had and the Fire-Roasted Milk Shake - unbelievable!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stayed at the Canary and had dinner celebrating a 60th birthday, had a great dinner and excellent service!a
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We picked this place for lunch during our shore excursion from the Golden Princess cruise and glad we did. The drinks are outstanding and the food is exceptional. We had the deviled eggs appetizer and they were a treat! The lamb burger is so tasty and the fish sandwich special was perfect, The atmosphere is very hip and relaxing combing the best of old and new. They make a terrific Moscow Mule and serve it in the proper copper mug. We were very happy!
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was well prepared and
Food was well prepared and tasty. Vast improvement over previous owners. Our server, Jenny, was perfect. Will return.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great date night
My husband and I came here for dinner and we will definitely come back next time we are in Santa Barbara. I couldn't try one of the many fantastic-looking drinks because I am pregnant, but my husband had one of the whiskey drinks (the bullet smash) and he said it was great. I had the shaved pear salad and baked mac and cheese, both delicious. My husband had the rainbow trout with crispy kale and barley risotto, and that was also great. Service was very fast and everyone was really friendly.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM