Wine Cask - Santa Barbara
Wine Cask - Santa Barbara

Wine Cask - Santa Barbara

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.winecask.com/
  • Phone: 8059669463x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2pm, Saturdays noon - 4pm

    Intermezzo Bar • Café: Monday-Friday 4:00pm to close, Saturdays 12pm-11pm, Closed on Sundays (walk-in basis only)

    Tasting Room: Daily noon to 6pm

    Restaurant: Tuesday - Sunday 5:30pm to 9pm or close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: David Rosner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Wine Cask offers several areas to host your event. There is no fee to enjoy the exclusive use of the restaurant, instead there is a food and beverage minimum expenditure (varies by room and date.)

    A credit card hold is required. This deposit is non-refundable unless the reservation is cancelled at least 30 days prior to the date reserved.

    A service charge of 20% and CA tax of 8% are additional.

    The Special Event Menu is a streamlined version of our dinner menu; designed to provide a restaurant-quality experience. Guests do not have to “pre-order” their meal, instead they are presented with a personalized menu from which to choose. Please understand dishes and ingredients may change.

    Vegetarian requests are welcome and certain substitutions are available with prior notice.

    We have an award winning extensive wine list. Outside wine is not permitted for groups over ten.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Brodt 8059669463x
  • Special Events: All groups are welcome at Wine Cask. You will have an intimate experience. We offer warm, inviting service featuring sophisticated yet familar cuisine. We offer indoor and outdoor seating, with various options for private events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Canon Perdido
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking (free) OR several nearby Santa Barbara Parking Structures ($1.50/hr after first 75 minutes) OR adjoining Valet Parking Lot (NOT complimentary)
A word from Wine Cask - Santa Barbara
The Wine Cask Restaurant, Intermezzo Bar Cafe, Private Dining, and MWC Tasting Room.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Wine Cask - Santa Barbara reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (38)notable wine list (32)special occasion (31)great for outdoor dining (29)romantic (28)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (7)good for groups (4)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • We went for my husband's birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/9/2009
    We went for my husband's birthday and really enjoyed ourselves. The food was excellent, the staff was incredibly attentive (without being pushy), and overall we had a great time. Although I didn't tell them that it was his birthday, they heard us say it and brought dessert out with a candle - it was a great touch. Also, when we asked some questions about the wine that they didn't know, they looked them up and came back later with the answer - pretty impressive attention to detail. We're really happy they are back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The wine list is extensive,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/27/2009
    The wine list is extensive, but the markup is high. Our bottle was marked more than twice the price it sold for in the Wine Cask wine store. We knew this because the retail price sticker was on the bottle. The chocolate dessert we had was incredible. A salmon entre was uninspired.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The new Wine Cask is back
    EmmaMcCullochVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2009
    The new Wine Cask is back to the best of yester year. It was a very nice evening with lovely food. Service was only "good" versus "very good or excellent" because there were a tiny few early opening niggles. Two waiters asked if we wanted water and two waiters asked if my husband wanted a second glass of wine. But these are minor and after just 10 days of being open to be expected. Lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant had been newly
    locals
    Dined on 11/26/2009
    This restaurant had been newly opened just 10 days at Thanksgiving, so we'll be gentle. The chef has the kitchen under control. Orders were going in & out in good time (something a local we know said was a problem with former management). And the food was excellent. My husband ordered a regular entree, not the Thanksgiving menu. This is a pricey place and do beware of the wine list. Those aren't misprints! If you're not sure about a wine, ask for a taste, but be careful asking for recommendations! They start high. We had an issue regarding this, but the manager (GM?) more than made up for it, as he seemed genuinely interested in getting this operation right in it's entirety. I suggest if you have issues you give him a chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thanksgiving dinner was excellent.
    coach
    Dined on 11/26/2009
    Thanksgiving dinner was excellent. The service perfect and the food wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting and delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/26/2009
    Interesting and delightful menu. Great food & service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went to the Wince Cask
    foodie50VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2009
    We went to the Wince Cask a few nights after it opened and we discovered a wonderful restaurant with great food and outstanding service. Be sure to try the place when visiting Santa Barbara, it's a hidden gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Welcome back! This local gem
    KirkCarlVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2009
    Welcome back! This local gem is back and better then ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great to see them the second
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2009
    Great to see them the second day they had reopened!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate