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About Bouchon - Santa Barbara

Fresh, local ingredients, prepared with care. Excellent wines that reflect the quality and character of our region and work in concert with the cuisine. Warm, inviting ambiance, service at a relaxed, leisurely pace.
Santa Barbara ‘Wine Country Cuisine’ means we source our ingredients using an ‘as-fresh-and-as-local-as-possible’ approach, with fish from the Santa Barbara Channel and produce from the surrounding countryside. We then take into account how these flavors can be presented in concert with our local wines. I believe you’ll taste the difference and see how well they work together.
We believe Santa Barbara is producing some of the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Other locally produced varietals will surprise you with their quality, variety and approachability. Please ask your server for recommendations on how any of our 40+ wines by the glass match up with your selections. Bon Appètit!

9 West Victoria St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner nightly from 5:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
State

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 730-1160

Website:
http://www.bouchonsantabarbara.com/

Parking Details:
Street and public lot parking available.

Executive Chef:
Greg Murphy

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining in the cork room available for groups of 10 – 20 people.

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (805) 730-1160

Additional:
Beer, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
HOLIDAY EVENTS: Price fixe menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Dinner, New Years Eve and Valentines Dinner

Bouchon - Santa Barbara Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
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Neighborhood Gem (14)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Food was hit and miss, 3/5. Wine list is top notch. Service was good.

My question is: why is it not clearly disclosed this is not affiliated with Thomas Keller’s Bouchon?

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

Great menu and great food. The pork shank was amazing and the best I have ever had. Bouchon is our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely and beautifully executed experience! Everyone was completely engaged and attentive to.oyr every need, and food incredible.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Everything we ordered was delicious. The server was knowledgeable and helpful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent french cuisine. Great venison, first rate dessert

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our first time at Bouchon and it was great! Tony provided excellent service. Made us feel at home.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I had been to this restaurant a year ago for the first time and we made reservations from the restaurant for the next night, everything was that amazing. This time around I was expecting the same but it was a little bit of a let down. The scallops and the duck were the only great items on the menu. The pork shank made it’s first debut last night and it was not what the waiter made it up to be. I think it’s a hit or miss kind of a restaurant. Their menu does change.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As always, Bouchon does not disappoint. Flexible kitchen is easily able to accommodate special requests. Wonderful tastes and presentations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This was our second time to visit Bouchon for dinner. The food was terrific and just right for a very special birthday. The care spent with the wines was so Santa Barbara! We were not disappointed. It was a very special evening for us so we had to insist on a good table when we got there. I thought I had made that clear when I made the reservation. But they were happy to oblige when we asked for a change.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent food, our waiter was so informative and helped guide us to a wonderful dinner. The venison was superb. He also helped select the perfect wine to go with dinner. Highly recommend Bouchon.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Impeccably prepared French cuisine. Romantic atmosphere and excellent local wine list. The food was creative and the portions are deceptively large. My date and I ordered one starter and one entree each and could not finish our entrees and didn't have room for dessert. Our server was attentive and answered all our questions. This is what fine dining should be.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Dining at Bouchon is really a first class experience. The service was excellent. The atmosphere is charming and each dish was interesting and excellent. Everyone of the six of us enjoyed each of our courses. This is the perfect place for a special occasion.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Although service was subpar, the food was exceptional. Each ingredient complemented the other almost perfectly, and each dish left us satisfied. We ordered the foie gras, french onion soup, venison medallions, crab cakes, duck breast and thigh confit. The soup was a bit too thick, but otherwise flavorful. The foie gras a bit too red for my liking. The bread, however, was perhaps the most delicious soft, yet crusty bread I've ever eaten in my life.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was very slow on this occasion but the food is reliably good. Fortunately we were with friends and the good company meant we did not mind the very slow pace as much as we might have on another occasion.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our entire dining experience at Bouchon was spectacular. The food, the wine , the service all were top notch. Welcoming waiters and sommelier...went above and beyond to make the dinner an occasion to remember. Will return any time I am in the area.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Really great food, well presented. A good wine list as well. Our waiter was very helpful and asked for feedback about some new dishes we enjoyed.

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

We ordered our beef to be rare but the ambience was so dark that we could not see the "pink meat" of the beef. It was found to be overcooked a bit after taking the first bite. The duck was really good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great date spot. A little tight in terms of space, but awesome experience. Must talk to the sommelier for wine recommendations.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was excellent However, the acoustics are not good and we couldn’t hear each other across the table due to all the other conversations around us. It also serves only wine and beer.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As always Bouchon is wonderful! Warm ambiance, great service, and consistently delicious food.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It was fine.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were well attended to by the excellent serving staff - they were spot on! The restaurant was beautiful and cozy even on this chilly day where we sat outside. The bread, wine, crab cakes, onion soup, and dessert were very nice. However, the main courses were unremarkable, especially the pork dish which was bland. The gratin potatoes on the side were so crunchy-undercooked that, even with a knife, it was difficult to shave off a piece off the tower for a taste. We both felt that we, with our average cooking skills, could have made this better at home. We left feeling disappointed and won't likely return.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always a top notch experience. server was very knowledgeable about all ingredients , preparations , and wines. Very attentive team serving to make sure we had continuous water, bread, wine, proper cutlery , etc. I had a fantastic venison tenderloin perfectly cooked and seasoned. By far best selections of some of the hard to get local wines.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Cozy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing! So tasty. Loved it. My boyfriend loved the European vibe he felt from the style/type of food to even the dishes used to serve the food!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food is fantastic! My boyfriend got the venison and said it was very tender and delicious. I got the duck breast and it was also phenomenal. My favorites were probably the crab cakes and onion soup. I recommend coming here for any special occasions as the service is great and food is delicious :)

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was my birthday (a big one) and not a single overture was made. Should have had a special dessert or something. The wagyu ribeye was

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was authentic, Ambiance was elegant, and Service (Tony) was excellent. A First Class dining experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a fantastic experience! We were celebrating a birthday, and Bouchon was the perfect location. Rose petals on the table, a card for the celebrant , delicious food, impeccable service. We were visiting Santa Barbara from LA, but I can’t wait to get back and enjoy another delicious meal there.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Bouchon is BY FAR our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Simply the best dining experience in Santa Barbara.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful service. The sea bass is so delicious

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Consistently one of the best all around restaurants in downtown Santa Barbara. Highly trained, very professional staff at all levels. Pricey and worth it. Our server last night explained he was fairly new; but you could never tell it-he was so well informed and his call backs were perfectly timed. Thanks Justin.
Put this one on your must do list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great birthday dinner, delicious food and very attentive, knowledgeable service. Liked the use of seasonable ingredients, persimmon and pomegranate in appetizer, sides to ahi and sea bass entrees perfect. Ambience always makes for a nice experience

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Terrific meal, service and ambiance. Great fresh local ingredients prepared with care and creativity. Fine local wine list, with non-local wines if you must have too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was delicious. We don’t really consider ourselves foodies and never post reviews, but we like going to nice restaurants and eating really good food and Bouchon was the best restaurant we’ve been to in a long time. I had the salmon, my wife had the sea bass and both were delicious, especially the salmon. We also had the goat cheese pecan tart as an appetizer which was incredibly good. Service and ambiance were excellent. Perfect evening.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food. Pork chop was brilliant.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner here while in town on vacation. Service was fantastic as were the wines and meals!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was delicious but seat us near walk for tiny table for two. Knew it was our special anniversary and did give us a card, thought at least a tiny desert to share! Not busy night and felt underwhelmed, were there three years ago for anniversary and felt more special then!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was well prepared and with good balance of seasonings and flavor. Two minuses to our experience though. We had ordered wine parings with our courses and unfortunately our food arrived well before the wine which caused us to have to wait. The second is that we felt rushed. Courses came too close together. This was a Saturday evening reservation at 7PM and we left at about 8:30. There were a few empty tables and no one waiting to be seated. For a restaurant of this quality and notoriety we expected our experience to last at least 2 hours as we are accustomed to.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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