Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Bella Vista has the distinction of being one of only 12 restaurants in California (the only one in Santa Barbara) licensed to cure its own meats, and the shared charcuterie plate is the most popular appetizer on the menu. Bella Vista also boasts an expansive wine list and has been recognized for earning Wine Spectator’s 2017 Award of Excellence.
Food was incredible, service was top notch. Our table had an amazing ocean view. Price for dinner for 2 on Valentine's day was a bit much.
The 4 Seasons Biltmore is our favorite hotel and we always enjoy our visit. This was our first Sunday buffet and it was good but not incredible. The Bloody Mary was too spicy and the shrimp were soggy.
Creamery mozzarella salaš ok
Sea bass was just ok
Pasta with lobister was awfull lobster was definitly old
Only sine was great
Fantastic service ~ waiter was amazing. Ambiance a bit on the cold side ~ too much stonework? Could do with warming up a bit/get an interior decorator in there....??
Bella Vista needs a menu wake-up call.
It seems they try to be crafty but totally miss the mark. If it wasn’t for business I would not eat there. I never feel satisfied with anything I have had. I’ve had far better healthy inventive food at Marriott restaurants!
I am a huge foodie & personal chef, so this is such a disappointment eating here.
Best brunch we've ever had! The deviled eggs were to die for! What a selection. Sea food, omelets, fruit, asian cuisine, italian, you name it! And absolutely every single thing was outstanding. Prime rib, ham, was cooked to perfection! And the service was beyond! I wish we lived closer - we'd come here every Sunday! And to top it all off, we sat outside with a gorgeous view of the ocean. It was brisk outside, but they had the heat lamps on. The waiters were exceptional, attending to our every need. Everyone should come here at least once!
Had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort. Amazingly beautiful place, very friendly and helpful staff wanting to please the guest. Well chosen wines. The food was really good but not mind blowing or super amazing but still super solid. It is expensive but you are getting top quality ingredients served by well trained staff in a beautiful setting.
The buffet was extremely expensive. Food was bountiful and quality was excellent, but get a bank loan to pay the bill.
We ha ve dined countless times for both dinners and lunch and this was a shocking disappointment. The lamb entree was extremely small, leaving my husband still hungry. I enjoyed my scallops but so missed the lavash and other bread items from the past. Please suggest the Exec. Chef review the items for quality and quantity.
Ordered special of the day, it took forever to get it. When it finally arrived it was missing the foie gras that was the center piece of the meal...
The hotel was beautifully decked out for the holiday; no doubt about it. We had good service from attentive staff once they were beckoned to the table. In fairness, it was Christmas and they were busy. That said, there is no excuse for such poor food. Mushy vegetables, soggy salads, dried out entrees...... less is more would have been a better plan I think. Please most of the people most of the time. Fewer, well-curated offerings. Repeat the tables and improve the quality of the finished product. Do you really need 15 different not very distinctive desserts? The rolls were cold and hard and we had to request butter to the table. We've lived in the neighborhood for 30 years and always thought of the Biltmore as the "go-to" special occasion destination. This was our first visit since the mud-flow last January. We won't be back.
Service excellent .... food, excellent!
Great setting, good California food and very good and friendly service. FL
Outdoor dining with heat lamps allowed us to enjoy the night lights and the sound of the surf while we enjoyed the finest meal in a relaxed atmosphere with superb service.
The food service was very slow. It took over two hours to have two courses served. We had to ask twice for bread. My husband’s appetizer and entree were tepid. My Jerusalem artichoke soup was excellent. My pasta dish was average.
Food was fabulous, ambiance is glorious, and service perfection!
Disappointing for a 4 Seasons.
We had my boyfriends birthday breakfast here and it was wonderful!
This was my first time at Bella Vista. A friend and I dined at their Sunday Brunch. It was the a great experience! The service, food, and ambience were all amazing. I definitely plan to go back next time I'm in the area.
It was a little too cool and we were sitting by the fire place
The Sunday Brunch at the Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is well worth the drive up from Los Angeles. The setting, particularly the outdoor patio is a magnificent place to spend several hours eating good food, drinking mimosas, and enjoying the view of the beach. The buffet is among the best we have experienced and includes caviar and home made blinis in addition to all of the regular brunch standards.
Beautiful location but terrible limited Italian menu.
Buffet. Was like eating in a cafeteria. About as in-special occasion as it gets
There were six of us and all of our dinners when served were cold. The portion size for the pasta was so small, it was insulting. Two of us who ate the lamb dinner ended up not feeling well after eating it. It was one of the most disappointing dining experiences we have had in a long time and was very expensive. We will not eat there again and we are local.
Our meal and service were great - especially enjoyed the beautiful ocean view. They brought a black napkin (for my black pants) upon request. We'll definitely go again when we're in Santa Barbara.
Benjamin was a fabulous waiter, and the view was spectacular!
Expensive but an extensive and varied brunch buffet and a lovely setting. Staff are attentive without being over bearing.
It’s too expensive and inferior quality. Used to be an excellent restaurant
We were there for a Birthday celebration. There is nothing negative that I can say about this restaurant. The food was great, the service excellent, the ambiance amazing, the grounds and location just beautiful. You won't be disappointed !!
Great food and an excellent view on the ocean and the sunset. Highly recommend!
Excellent as usual!
What a gorgeous place with a gorgeous view. The service was wonderful. We had a table right in front with a perfect view of Butterfly Beach and the ocean. I had the TKO cocktail which was delicious and not too sweet. For appetizers we shared the Hummus with Fava Bean dip and the warm Lobster Dip - both were very good and I would order again. For lunch entrees we shared the Grilled Octopus (tender with great accompaniments) and the Spaghetti Pomodoro. The spaghetti is made in house and was excellent - the marinara as well. It is expensive for lunch but so worth it with the view , atmosphere, food, and service. It's a special place.
Spectacular ocean setting, couldn't be more romantic, pampering service, limited number of menu choices but each one interesting, produced with high-quality, fresh ingredients, well-presented, and just delicious! Who could ask for anything more?
Excellent views with outstanding service and very high quality food.
We had a wonderful lunch Food was outstanding so was the service. The view was so beautiful. A very special place!
The food was delicious and the waiter , Harold, was the best! It was a perfect evening with an amazing sunset!
We celebrated my friend's 60th birthday. The sunset was beautiful. Enjoyed the food and the specialty cocktails were delicious. Very beautiful setting.
Moving the buffet to the center atrium space vastly improved the experience....
We had a amazing experience. Our server, Christian was friendly and knowledgeable. The "pasta experience" is a must for pasta lovers. The presentation was impressive and the dish amazing. I would recommend the restaurant!