We came for a late valentines
We came for a late valentines day and the food was excellent, I had the surf and turf (filet mignon and lobster tale) the best in town, my husband had the NY steak it was perfect, I order the natural beef for my 2 year old son and he loved it, for dessert we had the blueberry bread pudding and the vanilla ice cream both exepcional....James our waiter the best :).....we totally recommend this place ;)
2/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
James, was our server and
James, was our server and he is AWESOME!!! He has served my wife on numerous occassions
when she travels to SB on business. This was my first experience having him as our server
and he was very enjoyable and knowlegeable about the menu.
On a side note.... we observed a group who sat at a nearby table and they were ordering drinks and appetisers. When they found out they were not in the "bar" per se to participate in happy hour, their server graciously and kindly moved them to another table. Hoever, when the wait staff went to clean their original table, they did not clear the utensils and napkins. They merely rearranged the silverware and refolded the napkins and put everything back in place!!! GROSS!!!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Easter Brunch
We had a group of 10 for Easter brunch and I must say, we were pleasantly surprised. There was a very wide variety of food, with a carving station, omelet station, plus pancakes, waffles, sushi, seafood, etc. Apparently the bacon was some of the best our group had ever eaten (being a vegetarian, I didn't partake). Service was great, they were very attentive. The cost per person was $48 and included bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, and/or belinis, which made it very reasonable compared to other similar brunch offerings around SB. Only draw back for me personally was that there weren't many vegan/vegetarian options - would have loved a tofu scramble! Overall we were very happy with our experience and would go back.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
For a hotel restaurant, the
For a hotel restaurant, the staff are well trained and really try. Good knowledge of the chef's specials and quite helpfull. The view of the beach from the dining room windows gives you the feeling of really being in a resort. The food was really exceptional with fair pricing.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mothers' Day Brunch
We were very pleasantly surprised by our Mothers' Day Brunch at the Bistro. The breadth of selections was incredible; carving station with prime rib and ham, fresh waffles, omelettes made to order, crab, prawns, sushi, eggs, bacon, eggs benedict, salads, and a wide selection of pasteries and desserts. They had a craft station for kids which was staffed by a couple of hotel employees, and a gentleman walking around making balloon animals and flowers for the tables. We never felt rushed, the mimosas kept coming, and we had an amazing experience for half the cost of the El Encanto. We will definitely return for another brunch and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here for breakfast while
Went here for breakfast while in Santa Barbara. I have to say, it was one of the best breakfast buffets I've ever had. A bit pricey at $22, but you get what you pay for. They also have a full menu if you don't wanna go the buffet route.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
All the entrees were fresh and wonderful and very large portions for lunch!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Hotel Restaurant
I am surprised there were not more diners on our two recent visits. The food was well presented and very good, and service was satisfactory. Each of our group of four was pleased with his/her dinner. The ambiance is casual as befitting a hotel restaurant near the beach. The service was perhaps a little to casual, but, as mentioned, satisfactory. Perhaps, there were not more diners because Santa Barbara has so many fine places to dine, but Bistro 1111 should not be overlooked, particularly if you are returning from a day of wine tasting. We were happy not to drive anywhere else.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found the perfect lunch spot!
When coming into town for the day to catch a concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl, we decided to fill up first rather than eat the typically 'fast food' fare at the concert. I did a quick search on my Open Table App and Bistro 1111 at the Hyatt immediately caught my eye. We didn't really need the reservation as it turned out (ghost town for about 10 minutes), but I made one anyway. Food was yummy and fresh and the view was lovely - oceanfront and a warm sunny day meant plenty of people watching. Notable items at our table were the Bowl of Berries, Caprese Salad and Burger with Sweet Potato Fries. p.s. concert was great too but someone should warn folks about the lack of shade at the Bowl for daytime concerts!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, ambiance and service
The food, ambiance and service were all excellent. The filet and lobster were very good!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely place to relax and enjoy the Santa Barbara beach. Very quiet, great service and the food was excellent. The surf in surf and turf could not measure up to a Maine lobster, but that's no reason to ignore this lovely spot. The crab cakes are amazing!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM