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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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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (32)
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Cozy (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Authentic (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
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Organic (5)
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Healthy (4)
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Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

It was fine.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 13, 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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·Dined on January 12, 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 7, 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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·Dined on January 5, 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 31, 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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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Bouchon is BY FAR our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Simply the best dining experience in Santa Barbara.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wonderful service. The sea bass is so delicious

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food. Pork chop was brilliant.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 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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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 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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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was fantastic as usual. The service was excellent. But.....Sitting on the patio and listening to screaming crying children in the small alley next to the patio that went on and on for half an hour sort of ruined the experience

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Incredible and our favorite SB dining experience. Excellent and attentive service, lovely ambiance, quality food sources, diverse menu options.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Wow. We are foodies, and happened to see this restaurant on Open Table when traveling thru Santa Barbara. It has been the highlight of our two week drive down the west coast. Beautiful food, exclusively local wine list, topped off by Service that we usually only find at high end, cosmopolitan restaurants. Yet, casual and friendly. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys locally sourced food prepared in imaginative ways.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Wonderful place the owner and his wife are really great people

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Adore this place! A Santa Barbara legend. What an amazing experience of the finest dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent food and service. One of their special touches if you tell them you are celebrating a special day is to decorate your table with rose petals and a card signed by the staff. A wonderful assortment of seasonal and standard menu items. The wine pairing and suggestions are well chosen by the chef and sommelier working together to obtain their desired flavor experience. They will have you taste the suggested wine before you order a glass. The scallop trio is fun to eat. You explore both flavor and texture. Venison is excellent especially because of the side items. Roasted Garlic bread pudding, braised brussels sprouts, mushrooms. That attention to the detail of choosing the side items sets Buchon on a higher elevation than other fine dining establishments. Fresh local fish of the day is accompanied by potatoes and squash but also an often neglected vegetable, eggplant. Inspired cooking.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food, service, location all were great! We loved the venison medallions, the pecan and goat cheese tart, and the complete wine list. Dessert was uninspired, but we were totally stuffed by that time anyway. Now we are looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always amazing! The food is phenomenal, the service is outstanding and I this ocation was our anniversary, we got there our table was beautifully arranged with rose petals, candles and a congratulatory note signed by the manager and the chef ... was a very nice touch. Best restaurant in Santa Barbara.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Our special dinner get away! Must visit if in SB. Loved the wagu steak and scallop trio.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This restaurant was amazing! Recommended for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great place very cozy . We love it. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great location

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great people and good food in a nice French-American atmosphere

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Paleo Friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Wonderful, we were there for my husband birthday and they had a card for him signed by the staff & rose petals at our table. A touch corny but we loved it, very romantic. The food and service were very impressive.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Delicious vegetarian option. Knowledgeable wine service and by-the-glass options.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

We shared the Duo of tartare appetizer, the French onion soup and each had the rack of lamb. Everything was phenomenal, especially the appetizer and soup. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great restaurant for our anniversary. The waitstaff was attentive but not overly so. The food was great - perfect in all aspects. Our waiter was passionate about food and wine. A nice evening!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always nice.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The scallop appetizer was awesome and my lamb was the best I’ve ever had! Service was great and the pricing was very reasonable.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

best restaurants in SB!!! my fav one in California!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Bouchon never disappoints! We've been dining at Bouchon for many years and they continue to provide innovative local/seasonal fare and a wine list heavy with Central Coast gems. Intimate restaurant. Great ambience, food and service. Thank you Bouchon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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