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Bouchon - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Bouchon - Santa Barbara

4.7
4.7
4560 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
We are delighted to have added additional outdoor seating but Santa Barbara nights are chilly so bring a sweater or light jacket!

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. We believe you’ll taste the difference. Bon Appètit!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, French, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 730-1160

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Cross street

    State Street

  • Parking details

    City Lot #5 parking available.

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,560 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Californian

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Service

  • Santa Barbara

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Barbara

    Romantic

  • Santa Barbara

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Barbara

    Most Booked

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  1. M

    Michael

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has to be one of the best if not the best restaurant in the city or county!!
  2. D

    Devonian

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional service, delicious food (2 fish choices, beautifully prepared, with mushroom starter for 2), and some bubbly made for a lovely evening.
  3. JW

    JeffW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and ambience.
  4. M

    Mark

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service start to finish, every dish was fabulous.
  5. NB

    NancyB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb dining experience on every level. There’s a reason Bouchon is still thriving after 30+ years. Perfect for a special occasion dinner with the best Santa Barbara wine list around. Make sure to meet the owner Mitchell who epitomizes Santa Barbara hospitality.
  6. R

    Russ

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great experience top to bottom. Our server Dominic was extra kind and knowledgable and attentive. Amazing meals. Outstanding.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Availability mostly flexible. Service staff very professional. Atmosphere warm, inviting. Food and wine wonderful. Enjoyed our evening very much.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top notch. Food looked and tasted amazing!
  9. EH

    ElizaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, excellent wine and wonderful service!
  10. LD

    LaurenD

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, reasonable $$. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. I had the night special of Black Sea bass. It was delicious! My husband had the ribeye and he loved that too!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been to here multiple times and always excellent!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck and pork shank were outstanding. Bread was excellent.
  13. BH

    BruceH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    A drunk and disorderly person was at the table next to mine and management did not do anything to correct the problem. It ruined the evening.
  14. d

    debrab

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Underwhelming. Seated Outside in the tent (which I hate), no blankets, then waiting over an hour for food just not what I wanted for an anniversary dinner
  15. GA

    GregA

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Great wine choices. Duck was very good.
  16. T

    Tuntun

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The squash purée came to the table cold. The mushroom appetizer was delicious. The steak was cooked well but the vegetable ragout was overpowered by the red peppers. Rack of lamb and chicken dishes were good, not extraordinary. Everything took forever to get to the table. Food stayed on the shelf so long, you could obviously see that the kitchen was asked to prepare the order again. All in all, it was a place that was picked by one of the people we went with for her birthday. Would I go back-definitely not.
  17. J

    Jenn

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Our food arrived 75 minutes after we ordered. No cocktails only wine list.
  18. c

    c5natie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food although the portions could be slightly bigger. The service was good and our waiter was very friendly and helpful. The ambiance is nice and romantic even if you sit in the outdoor patio. Each table has a heater next to it which is very nice as the weather gets colder. Overall and very nice dining experience. Highly recommend for a nice date night.
  19. MS

    MelanieS

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time celebrating our honeymoon! Dominic our server was amazing!! Whole experience was A++. Wonderful Chef , ambiance, staff. We will be back ! Thank you .
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Duck was undercooked. Mentioned to server and he said it wasn’t
  21. PC

    PhilipCheval

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Great spot for special occasions; this popular chic French restaurant has all the important points for a wonderful experience. Excellent service, great food and a wide selection of wine makes this a must-try for a special night
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The steak was not hot
  23. S

    Stel

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very satisfying!!!
  24. GC

    GabrielC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked this restaurant for my birthday dinner. They had a simple birthday card for me and our table had red rose petals in the center. When we ordered desserts, they even put a candle on the plate. Amazing food and service!!!
  25. SF

    SeanF

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  26. HK

    HKObserver

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful evening at Bouchon. Our server was welcoming and friendly and offered great advice and recommendations. The food was delicious and the winelist was broad and wide-ranging. (I liked that they promote Santa Barbara County products -- when traveling I like to sample the local wines.) The only slight negative was the noise produced by two largish tables of people having a loud good time. But then they left and the environment become much nicer.
  27. MG

    MGD1

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I ordered the butternut squash, purée soup. It came out cold and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. The pairing was odd. The soup itself was stiff like mashed potatoes. I sent the soup back because it was so cold. The others in my party had already finished their appetizers when, 25 minutes later, I got my mashed butternut squash. I also ordered the braised short ribs. They were so heavily salted that it tasted like beef jerky. Overall, the service and the food we’re pretty bad. I would not return.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and our waiter was attentive. However, in our crab cakes there were some pieces of shell. Besides that I enjoyed eating dinner at Bouchon. I got the duck confit which was delicious. Thank you!
  29. DD

    DonnellD

    Caribbean

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deeeeeeelicious...and beautiful ambience
  30. C

    Cloud

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best restaurants I have ever been. Highly recommended. Enjoy it.
  31. NY

    NYCParisLA

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It is always a good time at Bouchon. Great food and wine list. Unfortunately we were sat in an outdoor table on a windy cool evening. So the main dishes were not the right temperature when they came out, could have been warmer but not sure if either they came out too late from the kitchen or if the cool evening chilled the plates. Overall the experience was good but I wanted it to be excellent like the first time I went (pre-Covid).
  32. MM

    MarcyM

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was wonderful. The service was great.our server was very attentive.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls trip to SB. Dave was a great waiter. Thanks again for taking such good care of us.
  34. TD

    TravelingDiner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. The restaurant features Santa Barbara county wines -- the waiter's recommendations were excellent - a Syrah paired with the lamb and a Pinot Noir with the Sea Bass. Late Harvest Sauv Blanc with dessert.
  35. PD

    PeterD

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and beverage program at Bouchon. Highly recommend.
  36. GB

    GaryB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is amazing and takes that special evening one step higher. The food is prepared beautifully and is a delight to the palate.
  37. DM

    DonaldM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service, good atmosphere that reflects Santa Barbara's personality. Food was great.
  38. D

    Daddy

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great time.
  39. w

    wendyb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and fabulous food and wine! We’ll be back!
  40. J

    Jordan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience. Very knowledgeable staff to help decide food and wine pairings.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bouchon - Santa Barbara is rated 4.7 stars by 4560 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Bouchon - Santa Barbara

9 West Victoria St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    State Street

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Barbara

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, French, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    City Lot #5 parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Murphy

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 730-1160

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (805) 730-1160

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