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Bouchon - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Bouchon - Santa Barbara

4.7
4.7
4331 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 45 times today

Dining areas

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 4,331 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Californian

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Overall

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Food

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Service

  • Santa Barbara

    Fit for Foodies

  • Santa Barbara

    Healthy

  • Santa Barbara

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Barbara

    Romantic

  • Santa Barbara

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Barbara

    Most Booked

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  1. C

    Crew

    Los Angeles

    197 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    197 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food, exceptional service, all around a great evening! Special shout out to our server Christian who made the entire meal extra memorable from start to finish. We both had different fresh salads t start, bit of which felt like the produce had come straight from a backyard farm that very day. The seasonal sweet pea salad with a gorgeous burrata cheese was a super light way to start the meal. Our entrees were a a wagyu Ribeye steak and a lobster pot pie. Both were fantastic, but the pot pie had that special Madeira cream sauce to top each bite of the luscious lobster in a rich broth. We finished with their Trio of Profiterole. Each one had a different filling and topping, all equally delicious and a fantastic way to finish our wonderful anniversary celebration dinner!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  3. RD

    RupertD

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal & superb service from Dominic Thanks for a great dining experience.
  4. D

    Diana

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David was an excellent waiter. He made good wine recommendations and answered food questions thoroughly. We had a very enjoyable evening!
  5. m

    mschweit

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening for our anniversary!!! Thanks!!!
  6. TU

    TellURide

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  7. F

    Fleur

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect evening with friends! The ambiance was lovely, the food delicious and we had a great waiter!
  8. MD

    MakiD

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service, too. Or server recommended great wines for our meals, and the staff was very polite, attentive, and well-dressed, too!
  9. CT

    CatherineT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Very disappointing compared to a previous visit, and I will not go back. The food was okay but lost its French flair that this place had in the past and what the name of the restaurant “Bouchon” still implies. One of the waiters was particularly loud and annoying when explaining wines to some customers nearby.
  10. S

    Stephaniep

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service! Enjoyed the conversation and mini history.
  11. b

    biff

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, we had an "occasion" dinner at Bouchon, as their special occasion attention to the customers is always above and beyond. Food is great, ambiance is perfect.
  12. JJ

    JJMILLER

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were offered outside seating but waited @ 5 minutes until an inside table was available. Service was exceptional. Morgan was our waiter and one of the best we have ever had in all of our trips. We both had the duck and it was outstanding. Would go back in a heartbeat!!!!
  13. JP

    JohnP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Don't sit inside anywhere near the kitchen...it's hot and there is no air; otherwise delicious food, good service, and great wine.
  14. MB

    MariamB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was great too!!
  15. MB

    MattB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant genuinely treats you with utmost hospitality. From the moment we entered, we were greeted by the hostess as well as wait staff and manager/owner. Our waiter, Dylan, was very knowledgeable and recommended a great wine for us. The food was tried and true, full of flavor. No wonder this restaurant has been in existence for 20+ years.
  16. K

    Keith

    New Mexico

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server in Tony. Explained the restaurant concept and made excellent suggestions. We had the duck and the sea bass and both were delicious. As was the profiterole trio for dessert. Don’t miss this place!
  17. JD

    JonD

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful French cuisine with excellent ambiance. Staff is always friendly and accommodating, you are never rushed and are encouraged to linger. Offers both indoor and outdoor dining.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, wine and staff
  19. J

    John

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fathers Day
  20. v

    victorz

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Used to be my go to restaurant in Santa Barbara and was disappointed with this last visit. Our server was great, the hostess seemed annoyed which killed the experience from the beginning. Overall the entire meal was underwhelming. The scallop trio lacked flavor, with one of them having a mush of rice that was as bland as cup of boiled water. The entrees were ok, if it wasn’t for the wine an empty stomach I wouldn’t have finished my venison, which was cooked perfectly, but the vegetables that it was on were rather bitter and not balanced enough. My party didn’t seem to be wowed by their choices either. We were offered dessert, but opted out. It didn’t seem worth it at that point.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing everything
  22. EI

    EILEENR

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lamb risotto was delectable. Very happy they had oat milk latte for dessert.
  23. CD

    CinthyaD

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Is a great option for a Nice dinner, you can taste the fresh products with the great combo of flavors on the creative of the Chef
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Arrived and was surprised ti find out that we were going to be sitting outside in the street. I asked if we could sit inside. The response was no that nothing was available inside. I was not offered the ability to wait. I asked to speak to the manager who also didnot offer to have me wait for an inside table. Instead they chose to blame me for not adding a note in the reservation that i wanted to sit inside. I explained there was only one option and that was for standard seating. It would have been nice to just have been offered to wait for a table inside. When the manager was speaking i could smell alcohol. I asked if they had been drinking. The response was yes i work in a restaurant. Note that there is no connection between this restaurant and Thomas Kellers restaurant in Yountville.
  25. A

    Aana

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with dinner here. They threw rose petals on the table (for some romantic, for us cheesy), the wine was overpriced and not worth the value, the ambiance was just okay (on the street, nothing special), service was wonderful but something in the food (crab cakes?) left us violently ill. Not something you want ever, especially not on anniversary. So no, I don't recommend the restaurant and plan to never return.
  26. NK

    NKSF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Good quality was not to the level we expected. Lobster pot pie was missing seasoning. Fish was also under seasoned. Duck breast was over cooked. The vegetable ragu with the duck was very good. Molten cake was cold
  27. e

    ericb

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both ordered King salmon which was well prepared and delicious. our server was attentive but not overly so. Outdoor seating was comfortable and private. Would definitely recommend and go back.
  28. SZ

    SabaZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and awesome location The lobster pot pie and chicken were delicious
  29. RC

    RachelC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My meal was amazing, their staple duck dish was amazing so was their venison. the service was wonderful and so helpful with a wine pairing for my pork belly and duck dishes
  30. MV

    MichaelV

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From salads and seabass to venison. Everything prepared perfectly. And, all accompanying sides were absolutely creative and perfect. We were cordially welcomed by the hostess and well served by servers and bussers. Wine list excellent and well-priced.
  31. MR

    MoReen

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Other than the hostess not being very welcoming we truly enjoyed our experience. Food was excellent and servers so knowledgeable.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Top service staff. Would highly recommend.
  34. JS

    JimSB

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice as always We are locals and this restaurant is on our favorite list!
  35. MI

    MargaretI

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lobster pot pie was delicious! Very nice quiet dinner and excellent service. I’ll come back to try the duck
  36. R

    Rari

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection. Everything is so delicious and they made our anniversary very special with a sweet card and rose petals. Definitely coming back. Good is amazing all the staff was so kind and attentive, but not too attentive!
  37. JN

    JohnnyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Also, incredibly accommodating to vegans.
  38. JY

    JYCCda

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Th food is delicious ; wine list excellent and both reasonably priced. Service was perfect; always present but not annoying.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and environment were fantastic
  40. b

    brucek

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding from the minute you walk in. Our long standing favorite.

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 4331 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 45 times today
Google Map for Bouchon - Santa Barbara

9 West Victoria St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Dining areas

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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