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Bouchon - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Bouchon - Santa Barbara

4.8
4.8
5183 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 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Vicken Tavitian
  • Private party facilities
    The Cork Room is a one-of-a-kind dining room, available for a memorable private restaurant experience in Santa Barbara. The Grand Table is designed to comfortably accommodate groups of ten to twenty guests. Our extensive wine list features hundreds of selections, many hard-to-find local treasures. Great for intimate gatherings of all kinds!
  • 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

What 5,183 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Great for fine wines

  • California Central Coast

    Good for special occasions

  • California Central Coast

    Californian

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Overall

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Service

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Value

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for fine wines

  • Santa Barbara

    Romantic

  • Santa Barbara

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Barbara

    Most Booked

5,183 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every meal we’ve ever had here since we arrived in town 5 years ago has been excellent! This is one of our favorite restaurants to take guests to and for special occasions. They place rose petals on the table and leave you a handwritten, personal message when you’re celebrating a special occasion. Every staff member is excellent but especially Dominick! Love this restaurant!! They go above and beyond!!

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  2. LouR

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was lovely. We sat outdoors but the covered seating was warm, cozy, and beautifully lit. Food was delicious, service was great and they have a great local wine list.

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  3. StevenB

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was really good, especially the steak and French onion soup. The only negative comment was the potatoes that came with the steak were under cooked, slightly crunchy but the flavor was on point.

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  4. GinaG

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent professional service; quality food and wine. Bread served hot. We enjoyed the fish entrees and shared a salad and the grilled asparagus. Really nice! We passed on dessert, but would love to see a petite fruit tart, homemade madeleines or macarons on a future dessert menu.

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  5. NicoleC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, fantastic staff, and beautiful ambiance. The rose petals on our table to celebrate our honeymoon were a lovely touch!

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  6. SoCalifcat

    Orange County

    370 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    370 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was very accommodating. I needed French wine by the glass and sadly it was not available, and neither was the grass fed red meat. Thus fresh fish was ordered, and it was just right. Lava cake was yummy, but a tad too sweet for me, but very good. An enjoyable evening.

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  7. Kerrylvr

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my 70th here and they put rose petals on the table, such a nice touch. Food was delicious, especially the scallop trio. Service was excellent and everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly. We were there in 2007 and loved it so came back. Hopefully we will be back sooner than 17 years!

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  8. Kathy

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I picked this restaurant based upon its reviews and I was highly disappointed. We were seated in the plasticed in vestibule near the host stand, it took about 10 minutes for the waiter to arrive.We started with the mixed organic sweet greens which was light and very delicious. My dinner the Pacific fish, which was sea bass that evening, not very flavorful and the accompanying sides were unimpressive. My friends ordered the venison which she said was dry. My husband did enjoy his steak au poivre, no comments on the duck which the waiter described as the restaurant’s “signature dish”. I would not go back.

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  9. MrDelicious

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food was delicious and fairly priced. Service friendly and knowledgeable. Very nice wine list.

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  10. foodieV

    Los Angeles

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recently enjoyed a very nice dinner here. Our waiter was very professional and made recommendations that proved to be on the mark. The atmosphere was cozy and it is refreshing to dine somewhere that you can have a conversation with your fellow diner(s). Would definitely recommend.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we were seated, we were treated like royalty. The maitre’d spread rose petals on our table, handed us a personalized card and wished us a Happy Anniversary. Our server, Morgan, was knowledgeable and very efficient. He watched our table and order without making us feel rushed. Our wine, appetizers and entrees were all served at the proper time. I appreciated he came back shortly after each dish was delivered to make sure everything was to our liking. Bouchon is our go-to when we want to celebrate a special event. Coincidentally, one of my co-workers was there that same night celebrating a special event. They came on our recommendation and thoroughly enjoyed their meal and the special touches that Bouchon privides!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was EXCELLENT with Nicholas as our server. The host greeted us and wished us a happy anniversary based on our reservation. Delicious food and large portions. Very mindful of my gluten free needs.

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  13. CBadmom2

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and superb food. Enjoyed a wonderful French Chablis! The Salad Lyonnaise was delicious!!!!! Portions perfect to be able to enjoy several courses without feeling stuffed. 

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  14. JenniferK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Great service! Lovely ambience! High recommend it

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  15. BartHarleyJarvis

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience with excellent service.

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  16. RobertP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, service was very responsive, seating was nice

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  17. stacyB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting from out of town and hoping for an amazing dinner. Start to finish we were so pleased. Dominic offered great service. Food was cooked perfectly, thank you Bouchon!!

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  18. LindaB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, excellent service! Highly recommend!

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  19. JasonM

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at Bouchon is very good. Our criticism would be that some of the doneness for some proteins was a bit off. The sea bass was a touch overdone, but the flavors were good. The service was excellent and the waitstaff were incredibly attentive and informative. Recommended for a classic SB restaurant experience

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  20. Nina

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic meal and a great time at Bouchon. The service was outstanding. The food was “out of this world.” We will come back any time we are in the area.

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  21. Suki

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite restaurant to bring out of town guests, as it never dissapoints.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect service start to finish Initial greetings main waiter bus boys Somellier All top level

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  23. Nicole

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, unusually friendly service and wonderful food. French onion soup is delicious with a side of asparagus.

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  24. GeorgeS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A special place for a special occasion. Great food & wine.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Russ was incredible. Best wine pairings, stellar service and really elevated our evening.

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  26. AmandaH

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at Bouchon was quite the treat! A very quaint atmosphere, excellent food and wine selection, and service was top notch! The portions were very fair sizes and were delicious! We will be returning!

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  27. James

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience! We sat in the front room and could not have been happier with our table and the level of service we received. We shared a Mixed Organic Sweet Greens salad for a starter. Our choice of entrees were the Ahi Tuna and Roasted Mary's Free Range Chicken. A bottle of the Grassini Sauvignon Blanc was a perfect pairing. The food and the wine were out-of-this-world! Kudos to the chef and the team at Bouchon - Santa Barbara.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an evening for my wife’s birthday and when we arrived, no wait for a table, it was prepared and scattered with red rose petals. Our food was delicious, we shared the mushroom appetizer and my wife enjoyed the duck and my the sea bass. We shared the very ample cheese plate and 20 year old tawny port. Very nice evening, attentive waiter, thank you

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  29. LanaP

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You made our birthdays very special. The service and food were excellent. Thank you!

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  30. denniss

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best French Onion soup I’ve ever had. The rest of the meal was good, but that soup was the best thing I ate at dinner. The gents were friendly and efficient.

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  31. Foodjunkie

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Bouchon is great. Thanks guys we had a lovely experience!

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  32. GretchenR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing anniversary experience. Service was outstanding and the food was exquisite. Steak tartare, Venison, and walnut goat cheese tart were the heavy hitters and the recommended wine pairings were spot on. Thank you all for not just a special celebration but a wonderful dining experience.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Meals were fine. Nothing special and not inexpensive.

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  34. shephart

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine at Bouchon. The food is perfect…great wine list and wonderful service!!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service. Top notch experience from appetizers to desserts. They have a wide wine selection. Must try the venison (near-raw Deer, that recalled me the best Florentine steaks)

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  36. Stan

    Los Angeles

    87 reviews

    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything perfect. Knowledgeable server, good, ambiance etc.

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  37. Upscalehealthynatural

    Los Angeles

    441 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    441 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scallops were good but I wish there were a couple more. The Pacific fish was also good but a little fishy with a couple bites. The Venison was surprisingly delicious.

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  38. RichardA

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply amazing. Gorgeous food and wonderful service

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  39. Lisa

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love, love Bouchon. Server very nice, very busy man. :-) Only suggestion is that my filet could have been warm, the sauce was excellent. Soup was great too and loved our card from Eric. Thank you!!

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  40. JohnM

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the duck breast and confit with succotash which our waiter said was Buchon’s signature dish, and it did not disappoint. Best duck I’ve ever had in my life, and I’m old enough for Medicare! My wife had the French onion soup and the goat cheese and toasted pecan tart with pomegranate seeds, and loved both. We’ll definitely be back!

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FAQs

Bouchon - Santa Barbara is rated 4.8 stars by 5183 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 20 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Vicken Tavitian
  • 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
    The Cork Room is a one-of-a-kind dining room, available for a memorable private restaurant experience in Santa Barbara. The Grand Table is designed to comfortably accommodate groups of ten to twenty guests. Our extensive wine list features hundreds of selections, many hard-to-find local treasures. Great for intimate gatherings of all kinds!
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (805) 730-1160
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