Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

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1022 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Bella Vista Restaurant is Santa Barbara’s most beautiful premier al fresco oceanfront dining experience. With panoramic ocean and island views across Montecito’s Butterfly Beach, guests will enjoy a contemporary Italian menu showcasing fresh California ingredients. The expansive terrace features Italian marble, indoor fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit and a retractable glass roof further create the indoor–outdoor dining experience.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Four Seasons Resort Presents a special Thanksgiving buffet. Adults are $145 per person and $75 for children, ages 5 to 12. There is a 72-hour cancellation policy to avoid a full charge, per person, to the credit card on file. You may cancel online until 5 PM on November 25, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Four Seasons Resort Presents a special Christmas Eve dinner buffet. Adults are $125 per person and $65 for children, ages 5 to 12. There is a 72-hour cancellation policy to avoid a full charge, per person, to the credit card on file. You may cancel online until 5 PM on December 22, 2019.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Four Seasons Resort Presents a special Christmas buffet. Adults are $145 per person and $75 for children, ages 5 to 12. There is a 72-hour cancellation policy to avoid a full charge, per person, to the credit card on file. You may cancel online until 5 PM on December 23, 2019.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Four Seasons Resort Presents a special New Year’s Eve Party and Dinner Buffet, $295 per person, adults-only. There is a 72-hour cancellation policy to avoid a full charge, per person, to the credit card on file. You may cancel online until 5 PM on December 29, 2019

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1022 People Are Saying
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OT
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place ever! Thank you to all for making a great experience as always!

PL
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It has gone downhill for a couple of years. There used to be many more choices of food. But, the price is still the same. That being said the ambience is spectacular. We don't go as often as we used to. Now we go when special friends or family is in town.

d
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary

SJ
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening for special occasion dinner together.

a
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Butterflies, birds and buffett....wonderful!

A fabulous omelette chef was in house the day we visited for breakfast.

Note: We didn't realize when we sat down the buffet food would vanish at 11.

After we'd ordered, based on breakfast until 11:30,
We were slowly enjoying our first trip to the buffett when I overheard the waiter tell another table the buffet would be cleared at 11.

If you don't sit down early enough, you may end up like we did--rushing to get something before it was whisked away.

My scores would have been higher if someone had mentioned the timing when we chose the buffet.
Then we could have either ordered entrees, or just not been as leisurely.

We would do this again if we were in the area but sort out the details more carefully.

M
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

It’s all about the view!

S
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good time.... I’ve stayed at the Biltmore several times... but this time we just had dinner reservations. Wedding was going on, so service was a bit delayed but the comped our appetizer bc of the delay. Food was very good.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We had to wait to be seated even after making a reservation. Then our server got loaded up with a ton of tables and left us without service for over an hour.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good selection, awesome views

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with view of the ocean. We got there a bit late, after the sunset but the ambience was still very nice. Food was great. I had the Chilean seabass and my husband had the steak. Both were delicious. Staff was courteous.

SB
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! The table side pasta - although pricey - is the best!

CW
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family of 5 enjoyed delicious breakfasts on the pretty patio every morning of our stay at the hotel. Daniela and Ali at the host stand always greeted us warmly by name and gave us perfect tables. Adan was usually our great server and was so personable and professional. Our meals were delicious.

NP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Celebrated my moms 60th birthday, beautiful sunset and great food and service!

WL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful Sunday brunch dining experience. Would highly recommend to anyone.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Took 1 hour to get our meal.

L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite go-to places around Santa Barbara. The property its of is amazing!

BE
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every way! Food was fabulous, service was excellent and the view, both in the daytime and evening, was magnificent! Perfect for business, romantic, casual, special occasions and family gatherings.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can experience all around, celebrating a birthday and they made it special!

BC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Bella Vista is a beautiful space - really magical. Our server was wonderful. Our entrees were just average. My rice dish had no flavor and my daughters fish was delicious but, for the price, a very small serving.
Our desserts were very good. I thought the food was not up to the standards of such a beautiful space. I will go again though because of the view.

v
Los Angeles
121 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seasons and it never disappoints. Food, great. Service, fabulous. All around, great.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and views!

R
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way! Outstanding service, outstanding food, outstanding venue.
We had such a lovely time!!! We are planning to return soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had to wait for our table

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal all around! We were celebrating our one year anniversary and the restaurant waived the wine corkage fee and brought us a free dessert.

BG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fine dining at a lovely location. A special place to take a special friend.

CZ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambiance is very good. But the food was served extremely late, I don't know why. Three tables came later than us had already finished their meal, but our food still had not been served. The main was served almost an hour after the appetizer. The steak was great, but the pasta was actually mediocre.

H
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Best spaghetti and meatballs I have had in a long time.
Be sure to sit outside for the sunset

OT
Central Coast
40 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

This is the first time we've been here and been disappointed...and it was my birthday so that made it more so. The panzanella salad was missing the grilled peaches (actually happened last time too and both times they brought a couple of slices of soggy looking peaches when I was almost finished with salad...I feel like they owe me a couple of nice panzanella salads!). My meal was great but about 2/3 as much food as last week. The lamb was outstanding! The halibut was blah and not served with lemon. We had to ask for water, had to ask to order wine, had to ask for bread...you get the picture. This waiter is nowhere near the quality of the waiters we've had before. Coffee was served lukewarm etc...when he brought the bill he was more attentive than he'd been the whole night which was even more annoying!

KC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful view from the best table in the open courtyard. Wonderful food, great service and a delightful decorated little cake for our anniversary. Thank you for the experience!

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Beautiful setting but food was nothing special took over 45 minutes and served room temp.

P
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely fabulous. The food was so memorable I know I will think about it long after our visit. A great place for a special event they treated us like royalty.

RO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS Place. Fantastic ambiance. Great Service! Delicious, beautifully presented food.
Couldn't have been better.
It was an 80th birthday celebration, and they even presented me with a lovely, delicious dessert!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Sunday brunch !! My daughter and I go just for the brunch :-)

SH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Us coming from Denmark and meeting friends from Boston we hadn’t seen in a year made the day very special. Four Seasons lived up to our high expectations both regarding food and service. We had the brunch buffet with everything from oysters to sushi, poke ball, waffles, salads, roast, roasted leg of lamb and an extensive dessert buffet with ice cream and churros. It doesn’t come cheap but we felt it was every penny worth. Hope to be back.

DL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We have been going to Sunday Brunch at the Four Season several time a year for years. The service and the food have been exceptional. This last visit though, the service was not up to the standard we were used to. The food is still good but not as it has been in the past. We probably will not be going back again.

SB
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. The service was mixed - when we arrived, our table was not ready. They took us to a table without enough seats or place settings. The server was wonderful and attentive, however the food came out exceptionally slowly - it took nearly an hour after ordering for the apps to come out. We had a 6:15 reso (arrived on time) and didn’t have any food besides table bread before 7:45. That being said the atmosphere and food were excellent.

CW
Little Rock
256 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food wasn’t spectacular. The pasta with lobster was too rich. It had too many flavors. Not a clean healthy flavor. I discussed with manager who was very receptive.

r
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Take your time, enjoy the food, the ambiance, the view, spend a couple of hours.

J
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, decor, view, drinks and service was exceptional and memorable!

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