Belmond El Encanto Dining Room
Belmond El Encanto Dining Room features comfortable indoor seating and al fresco indulging on The Terrace. The Wine Room is the perfect venue for your private gatherings.
Light dining, sunset hour cocktails, extensive California wines by the glass and Afternoon Tea happen at The Lounge.
The Bar is your place for handcrafted cocktails complemented by live entertainment.
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There probably isn't a better dining view in Santa Barbara than sitting on the deck at El Encanto. This was our first time eating there for dinner, and they seemed a bit overwhelmed; there looked to be enough staff, but they couldn't stay on top of things like empty drinks. Our past experiences had all been leisurely lunches which have been uniformly excellent.
We loved it, the atmosphere and the food were perfect. We got a reservation at 9PM, the waiter was sooo kind and awesome. We'll definitely come back for a brunch or for a lunch! Thanks, was such an amazing experience.
This place is legendary. Went for wife’s birthday. Enjoyed every bit of our experience. We were so well taken care of at every step. Will be returning
Beautiful restaurant & beautiful delicious food
Amazing vibe and views. Great food, spot on service, and overall just a great time
This was an incredible dining experience. My husband and I thought the service was incredible and the food had no comparison. The view was amazing and we enjoyed every second. Highly recommend!
Wonderful staff, gorgeous ambiance & delicious food.
We had a lovely dinner on the outside terrace. Prior to being seated we had drinks at the bar. The bartender Armondo was a shining star. We have stayed at Belmond resorts all over the world and he exceeds all the Belmond’s standards for excellent, professional and friendly service.
Service was superb. From the moment we arrived and turned the car over to the valet , until he brought the car back we were treated extremely well. Staff was attentive to our needs, and always close at hand.
Belmond is easily one of the top 5 restaurants in Santa Barbara. It is the only location with a City view, and the menu is sophisticated and very well executed. The wait staff are all very well trained and knowledgable. We enjoyed the Tuna tartare appetizer, I had the lamb loin, and my companion had the duck breast. All were superbly prepared. The cocktails, though expensive, were unique and also well executed.
One of the most serene and relaxing restaurants I have ever been to. It feels like you’re in a private oasis in the hills of Santa Barbara. Food was phenomenal and service was top-notch. Highly recommend the roasted chicken!
All of the food was incredibly mediocre. Everything was bland and overcooked.
The food and drinks were very overpriced. Service was great but the food should have been much higher quality for the settting and the amount of money. Our cacio e pepe was very very greasy and so was the halibut, swimming in a pool of oil. Drinks were good, servers were friendly if a little lost at times.
Brunch was expensive and the food lack luster at best
Appetizers contained some old smelling crab salad.. didn’t eat and sent back
Entree had a delicious light waffle with lovely apple salad but the fried chicken was dry and unappealing
Desserts were luscious
Staff was very friendly. It’s very lovely sitting out on the patio. Food is excellent. Cauliflower is delicious. Jalapeño margarita is my favorite. Service excellent.
Beautiful view outside dining! Excellent service by Alex, Taylor the dining manager was attentive also. Our meal was just what I expected, amazing! Nice wine list options. Thx for my special birthday dessert! We dine here every year when we visit our home & it always completes my visit.
I went for a special occasion, but I guess it wasn’t translated to the venue when I selected that my wife and I were there for our anniversary.
Please accept our sincere apologies for your recent experience at Belmond El Encanto's Dining Room. I assure you that we take this feedback seriously and are following up with the appropriate parties involved to determine why we missed the opportunity to acknowledge/celebrate your anniversary. We do hope you will give us another chance to regain your trust and satisfaction in our restaurant. Thank you and we hope we will be seeing you again soon.
Great experience thanks to fantastic staff and great food. Highly recommended.
My first time at Encanto in about 4 years. My previous experience was not good. This time it was outstanding. My only criticism is that it took over 20 minutes the order and receive my drink.
Favorite spot for lunch with view. Chinese Chicken salad was fantastic as was the service.
It was pretty! Great view & great waiter! We will return again!
Loved the atmosphere and food. Dog friendly, too!!
Beautiful evening with a full moon. Enchanting setting. The food was good but the restaurant seemed very understaffed.
Fabulous Bottomless Bellini Brunch! Worth every penny. A slice of heaven!
Unbelievable experience! The view, music, food and service are all wonderful. Canalized onions, mushrooms, herbs and cherry tomatoes made our taste buds very happy! We will be back!
Beautiful hotel and restaurant. Unfortunately, I could not say the same thing on the views due to the tall standing trees blocking it. But who does not love nature? It sets a very relaxing ambiance.
The staff is friendly and amazing. The food is delicious!
This was a beautiful Sunday brunch. Great service from Mario, and a wonderful table on the deck. Thanks so much!
Lunch: Chinese Chicken Salad good, but fish and chips mediocre, and soup just ok.
Service poor. Did not provide cucumbers (not olives— they brought olives anyway) in martini. to ask two or more times for another spoon, tarter sauce, wontons. Waiter never around, had to always ask busboy and he did not care or know anything.
Waited 36 minutes after we were seated before anyone even came to our table to take our drink order!
We had reservations and it was our anniversary. Having eaten here quite often, since we live close, we were very disappointed.
Dear DrKBD, Please accept our sincere apologies for your recent experience at Belmond El Encanto's Dining Room. I assure you that we take this feedback seriously and are following up with the appropriate parties involved to determine why there were longer waiting periods than usual. We do hope you will give us another opportunity to regain your trust and satisfaction in our restaurant. Thank you and we hope we will be seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Daniel Ruiz, Food & Beverage Director
Took a while to get food and wine. Bartender was awesome. I wanted to spend a lot of money for fathers birthday next month but will find another place, even tho very pretty and great ambiance.
Great ambience and view. Our Server, Lisa, was very attentive to our dietary requirements and satisfaction. She and the staff made our vacation/anniversary evening special. Thanks
Limited menu due to Covid, but always a delight to eat at El Encanto
Always excellent and this time was no different. Only issue I have is that I never want to leave!
Everything was outstanding: from the resort, location, the views, delicious food, stellar service, and beautiful live music. One of the best places I have ever visited and dined!
Great dining experience again during our stay at Belmond El Encanto - dinner was with a party of four. We had heat lamps to keep us warm. Awesome ambiance and views of Santa Barbara. Perfectly spaced out tables to give privacy and for a more intimate setting.
Food was excellent but lacking the outstanding rating; however, I would recommend this restaurant for an overall outstanding dining experience in a scenic outdoor venue.
Belmond El Encanto Dining room was our first engagement with the hotel during breakfast. My wife and I had just drove up from Menlo Park, four hour journey and were tired and hungry!
We were seated promptly overlooking downtown Santa Barbara, wonderful views. We both ordered omelets with many diverse items to tailor the meal to your liking. Food options were excellent including the special blended Coffee that is a signature blend for El Encanto. My wife thought it was wonderful!
Overall - excellent spot for a wonderful meal to start the day! Would highly recommend - options in the sun or in shaded areas. They have great heat lamps if needed.
Awesome experience. Absolutely stunning from arrival to departure. Food spot on delicious and the views are incredible. Loved everything about it. Will definitely be back.
David was the BEST server! Surprised my bf by handing David all our orders that I chose for us on a written paper. My bf was blown away by all the amazing dishes. Ambiance was great. Respect for social distancing was great. Everything was EXCELLENT! Get the mole wings, and tri tip!
Belmond El Encanto Dining Room is rated 4.6 stars by 948 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.