Blush
Blush

Blush

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blushsb.com/
  • Phone: 8059571300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Friday Lunch from 11:30am-3pm
    Tuesday - Sunday Happy Hour 3pm-7pm
    Dinner Daily from 5pm
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch from 10am-3pm
    Late Night Dining from 10-midnight
    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Worrell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Friday & Saturaday Live DJ's playing your favorite lounge music, perfect ambiance to see and be seen. Lively and fun!
  • Special Events: Cocktail Parties, Rehersal dinners, Celebrations, access for large parties

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ortega
  • Public Transit: City Bus Stop and Downtown trolly within feet of our entrance
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: City Lot accessible on Ortega and Anacapa Street. 75 minutes free, no validated parking.
A word from Blush
Blush Restaurant + Lounge combines refined social dining with a contemporary atmosphere that transcends from day to night while keeping its local roots. Nestled in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, Blush Restaurant + Lounge provides a modern stylish decor with a warm, ambient indoor dining room and exquisite outdoor patio accompanied with fireside seating. It features seasonal Californian cuisine with inventive signature cocktails that truly highlight a classic dining experience at its finest.

Blush is an ideal choice for bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, elegant wedding receptions and weekend brunch.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Blush reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (17)good for groups (9)special occasion (7)fit for foodies (6)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (5)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (4)romantic (4)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • my halibut entrée was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2009
    my halibut entrée was very salty & the chardonay by the glass wasn't impressive. Other than that it was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall the food and ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/17/2009
    Overall the food and ambiance was good. We snagged an outdoor table right in front of the fireplace which was nice. Only issue with the outside seating is you can really smell the burgers from the joint next door. Good by the glass wine list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Booked this for a group of
    lovetogoout
    Dined on 6/13/2009
    Booked this for a group of people and they were right on point. The appetizers came out and we never ever had to flag down the waiter. He was great. The drinks he suggested were really good too!Would go back in a minute. We ordered a selection of entrees and the only one that wasen't great was the scallop dish, a little too liquidy. Try the choc. for dessert, the cayenne in it is the bomb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really enjoyed our dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/12/2009
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Blush. Other reviews were correct that the restaurant is loud. There were only a few people inside, yet they had the music cranked way up. It was too loud for our tastes, so we opted to sit outside. Had it not been for the patio - we probably would have passed. But they have a great outdoor patio area with a fireplace, couches, and bar as well as seating for dining. It was a nice evening and with the heaters, we were very comfortable and had the fun of watching the activity roll by on State Street. The food was delicious and creative. We shared the Ahi Duo and Duck appetizers and had the filet mignon and scallops for entree. All were delicious! Prices are reasonable and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very loud and expensive for
    BrianPC
    Dined on 5/29/2009
    Very loud and expensive for so so food. Does not seem to know what it wants to be. Hot spot or serious dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good overall, particularly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/24/2009
    Very good overall, particularly as it was only their second lunch served. Service was a little scattered, but they recovered nicely.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful dining space. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/16/2009
    Beautiful dining space. The service was a too slow- took over an hour to get our food, maybe because we asked for it to come out all at once. Regardless, it was a nice experience and for a new restaurant they are doing a great job. The specialty cocktails were amazing, particularly the one that tasted like a caprese sald... what a strange idea but it was wonderful.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate