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Bouchon - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Bouchon - Santa Barbara

4.7
4.7
4637 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 52 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 4,637 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for fine wines

  • California Central Coast

    Romantic

  • California Central Coast

    Good for special occasions

  • California Central Coast

    Most Booked

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for fine wines

  • Santa Barbara

    Romantic

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Barbara

    Most Booked

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  1. B

    Brooklyn

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bouchon is just a great experience. I was just telling my husband that it’s so nice to have everyone’s meal be so superb, and it’s just a fun exploration of different dishes all done at a high level for our family to share. Thank you for a great night.
  2. SS

    SeanS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    This used to be a go to sb spot … unfortunately the food this time was sub par (carrot dish was a particularly not great). Hoping it was a one-off night …
  3. KB

    KeithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, phenomenal food and romantic setting. Had a request for my wife’s birthday and it was fulfilled as specified. If I were in Santa Barbara I would not want to miss a meal at Bouchon.
  4. LS

    LamegoSteve

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five stars for Bouchon! The food was creative and well prepared. Service was outstanding. No complaints!
  5. DT

    DTKL

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service .
  6. MC

    MariaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bouchon never disappoints! It is the perfect combo of fine attentive service to delicious local fresh ingredients! If you have not been - its truly a jewel in Santa Barbara.
  7. G

    Gratefuldaughter1

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous, friendly service. The chicken dinner was outstanding.
  8. LK

    LisaK

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose Bouchon for our son's 21st birthday dinner. We hadn't dined there before, but the excellent reviews weren't wrong. Awaiting us at our table were red rose petals on the white tablecloth indicating a special occasion. My kid felt really special. Service was impeccable and our server was a lovely, great guy. Our server suggested a couple of wines, and all our dishes were absolutely delicous and perfectly prepared. My husband is a vegetariam. and the chef was happy to create a couple of dishes that he loved. We'll defintely be back!
  9. JM

    JessicaM31

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by all and excellent meal as well.
  10. MD

    MrDelicious

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Bouchon Is a delightful, old school restaurant. Terrific wine west as well.
  11. N

    Nicedinner

    Portland

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time at bouchon. Food was excellent. Preparations were perfect. Service from Tony was top notch. We’ll definitely go there again… and again… and again. Highly recommend
  12. MN

    MNP1

    Minneapolis

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first and hopefully not last visit to this wonderful restaurant. The food is marvelous and our server was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about both the menu and the wine lists. The Santa Barbara list was most interesting and we enjoyed a rare Pinot Noir that we very much enjoyed. Definitely 5 star dining!
  13. J

    Jerry

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It is still my favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara. Excellent hospitality and service. The foods is delicious and great wine lists of Central Valley wines and other International selections.
  14. LW

    LizW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The duck was quite excellent. However, the bed of succotash was extremely tasteless, inedible really when it came out. Salt helped that significantly, but at a restaurant of this caliber, I should not have to dig around in my purse for salt packets because the table shaker is empty at 6pm….
  15. EP

    EPfoodlover

    Minneapolis

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The duck entree is one of the best which I have ever consumed.
  16. KM

    KMill

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding and the food showed high level attention to detail. Everything tasted fresh and came to the table hot. The ambiance was great and the wine selection was extensive. We noticed that there was a bit of a 90's vibe with food offerings and preparation and some with the ambiance. We will definitely be back.
  17. i

    ingy

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    “Signature” duck was not very good. Leg confit passable, the duck breast not. Tasted gamey or like freezer burn. Venison was very good. Duck also needed a sauce that maybe had some fruit in it. Anyhow won’t rush back
  18. AB

    AllanB

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional. Great experience. Highly recommend!
  19. JB

    JeoffB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a very noisy foursome next to us. We asked the waiter to ask them to be a little more discrete. It didn't happen. I would expect less noise in a high end restaurant. This is an excellent restaurant with great food an ambiance. I wish that the party next to us would have respected that and that the staff would have stepped up to the quality of the evening.
  20. S

    Sandy

    Orange County

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With exquisite food, friendly yet inobtrusive wait staff, and fine Santa Barbara wines, this restaurant NEVER disappoints.
  21. t

    tracyb

    Central Coast

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took a couple who had never been before, and they were blown away! They are fairly new to town, so hadn’t heard about it. Of course it’s a must for anybody who likes dock. It’s the only place to eat duck in Santa Barbara! The service was also incredible. After we paid the bill and left, we weren’t 2 feet out of the restaurant when the waiter came running over to give my girlfriend a bracelet that must’ve fallen off of her wrist. She didn’t even know it was gone yet. Amazing!
  22. MC

    MCB60

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful table outdoors and the food was outstanding. Service was excellent. What more can you ask for?! A very fun night.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite dining experiences in Santa Barbara in a long time. Our waiter Dillon was great and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list, the menu and food was outstanding, and it was a quiet and intimate setting that we loved. Highly recommend.
  24. CC

    ChristyC

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was OK but not one of the great meals we’ve come to expect from Bouchon. Still one our favorite places in SB. Service was top notch.
  25. t

    tracyb

    Central Coast

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was perfection, as was the service. So delicious! I can’t recommend highly enough.
  26. F

    Foodlover

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buchon is consistently excellent in EVERY way! It is always a great pleasure and a treat to dine with you. Thank you for all the effort you make to create an excellent culinary exeperience! Happy New Year!!
  27. JH

    JimH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For my son's 32nd Birthday, at his favorite restaurant, everything, from the moment we sat, thru each course, until the last sip, it was phenomenal! Never disappoints! Thanks so much!!
  28. JG

    JayG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was spot on as usual. They always know how to make a special occasion even more special (personalized card and rose petals for my wife’s birthday). Great job.
  29. E

    Ellen

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Service was slow but enjoyed the ambience and food.
  30. JM

    JaneM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every aspect of this restaurant is outstanding. An incredible fine dining experience.
  31. MX

    MsXtinez

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bouchon is a delicious and lovely restaurant tucked away just off of State Street. I’ve dined here many times and it never disappoints.
  32. RB

    RobertB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Friendly people. Fair service. Meat portion small ( a rack of lamb is not 3 small chops). Bland risotto. Undercooked broccolini. Soup and salad average. Nice wine list which is obviously their focus. Very pricey for the meal they provided.
  33. B

    Bren

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very good dining experience. The waiter was very knowledgeable and he had good recommendations. Great attention to detail by all of the staff-even the guy who would clear the table between courses and give you new silverware was very timely. The food was also great. We had the pear salad, the salmon and the pork shank. All of it was very good! For dessert we highly recommend the lemon berry cake. It was a great recommendation by our waiter.
  34. JW

    JozettW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, and the service was fantastic. Our server had really great recommendations for both the menu, and the wine list. We really enjoyed our dining experience.
  35. JS

    JodiS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and ambience but be prepared to spend $100 per person for a salad, glass of wine and an entree.
  36. C

    Consul

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great duck and sea bass
  37. JS

    JennyS

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and ambience! We had the pork shank and duck entrees and both were fantastic!
  38. WM

    WolfgangM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just excellent. The mushroom ragout and the venison were outstanding. The ragout is $26 but worth it for sure.
  39. JK

    JamesK

    Miami

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  40. s

    serra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    while i know far too much to be bothered by someone who was not our server to refer to me as "darling" while clearing a plate, both my date and i did do a double-take. something about it bounced off my sensibiities, which sensibilities are typically politically incorrect themselves; i could see some fragile buffoon having a problem with it. far too minute however to taint an extraordinary evening in a quite beautiful place with exquisite food and impeccable service. the staff is superbly informed, helpful and professional, in addition to being friendly, warm and efficient. several songs on the playlist seemed to be a few decibels louder than convenient for quiet conversation, but again, a tiny detail in an otherwise flawless evening. and if that is the biggest inconvenience i'm having, i am on my knees with gratitude for a very good life. thank you for a beautiful and memorable evening.

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 4637 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 52 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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