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Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

4.7
759 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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 inspired by Executive Chef Marco Fossati. The expansive terrace features Italian marble, indoor fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit and a retractable glass roof further create the indoor–outdoor dining experience.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Italian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:30am,
Sunday Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:00am;
Breakfast Buffet: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am,
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 1:30pm;

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm,
Sunday Lunch: 1:30pm - 3:00pm;

Dinner: Thursday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Sunday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 565-8237
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marco Fossati
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
The Four Seasons Biltmore offers complimentary parking for anyone dining in Bella Vista. Street parking is also available along Channel Drive.
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Entertainment
Music played through centralized system.
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Special events & promotions
FREE CORKAGE NIGHT
Available Monday evenings
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 759 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

Beautiful setting overlooking the ocean. Service was attentive, professional & pleasant. 11/21/17

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary with a braid Tim di

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing food, great service and gorgeous view, will be going again!

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vipOren (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

The cuisine and atmosphere were excellent as always. There is no more beautiful backdrop for a lovely brunch than the Pacific Ocean. The Chateau St. Michelle champagne: all that one wishes to enjoy, is lovely. The highlight for me is rack of lamb. I found no potato until almost the conclusion of my meal, at which point delicious mashed potatoes were brought to the buffet. I would have liked more than the few pieces of pineapple and strawberries that were available. The service was mediocre this time, not what one would expect for an expenditure of $80 per person plus tax and gratuity.

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Wamo (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Very nice view of ocean
Great location away from maddening crowd

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winetraveler (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

Combine excellent food, a tranquil setting outside and an ocean sparkling like jewels and you have the perfect place to spend an afternoon.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

The ambiance is so beautiful, service good. Too bad the food is a constant disappointmentment.
The Flalafel mushroom burger was so mushy & tastless, I could not eat it. The kale side salad with dressing only that was also tasteless.

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vipBobcat (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter could not tell us about the food. He said it was a new menu but had no idea if a food item was a sandwich or salad? Food was average for. Four Seasons restaurant.

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vip4starlover (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

I enjoy a spa appt every month, my husband & I meet after & have dinner at Bella Vista....
it is always a special occasion... We have been coming here for 55 years... Very special for us!!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

Lunch. Strange menu. One side was health food stuff like kale salad and raw seafood. The other side was fatty items like cubano sandwich and fries. Hard to find a middle ground. No menu for beverages, had to coax the waiter for info. Tries to be trendy, but it is really hotel fare. Overpriced, but paying for ocean view.

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