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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
10:00 PM
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Bouchon - Santa Barbara

4.7
2504 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, French
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Hours of operation
Dinner nightly from 5:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(805) 730-1160
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Greg Murphy
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Private party facilities
Private dining in the cork room available for groups of 10 – 20 people.
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Private party contact
Manager: (805) 730-1160
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
State
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Parking details
Street and public lot parking available.
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Special events & promotions
HOLIDAY EVENTS: Price fixe menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Dinner, New Years Eve and Valentines Dinner
Additional
Beer, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2504 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.6
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4.4
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vipAnonymous (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

These people have it down....they know how to take care of the customers and the food is top notch....I highly recommend this restaurant and will continue to go there.

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BenjieSB (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

As usual
outstanding

great Job Mitchell and team, definitely Santa Barbara's finest

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Our experience was very good and unique. We had an attentive waiter who was pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

メインストリートから少し離れたところにあり静かです。魚介のスパゲティをいただきました。美味しかったです。

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was hit and miss, 3/5. Wine list is top notch. Service was good.

My question is: why is it not clearly disclosed this is not affiliated with Thomas Keller’s Bouchon?

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MichaelB 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Bouchon is what every restaurant should aspire to be, from first touch to "Good Night & Thank you".

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great menu and great food. The pork shank was amazing and the best I have ever had. Bouchon is our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Lovely and beautifully executed experience! Everyone was completely engaged and attentive to.oyr every need, and food incredible.

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Morgan (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything we ordered was delicious. The server was knowledgeable and helpful.

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RROM (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent french cuisine. Great venison, first rate dessert

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first time at Bouchon and it was great! Tony provided excellent service. Made us feel at home.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I had been to this restaurant a year ago for the first time and we made reservations from the restaurant for the next night, everything was that amazing. This time around I was expecting the same but it was a little bit of a let down. The scallops and the duck were the only great items on the menu. The pork shank made it’s first debut last night and it was not what the waiter made it up to be. I think it’s a hit or miss kind of a restaurant. Their menu does change.

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jp912e (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

As always, Bouchon does not disappoint. Flexible kitchen is easily able to accommodate special requests. Wonderful tastes and presentations.

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wipeout (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our second time to visit Bouchon for dinner. The food was terrific and just right for a very special birthday. The care spent with the wines was so Santa Barbara! We were not disappointed. It was a very special evening for us so we had to insist on a good table when we got there. I thought I had made that clear when I made the reservation. But they were happy to oblige when we asked for a change.

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BobbyG (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food, our waiter was so informative and helped guide us to a wonderful dinner. The venison was superb. He also helped select the perfect wine to go with dinner. Highly recommend Bouchon.

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AngryRiu (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Impeccably prepared French cuisine. Romantic atmosphere and excellent local wine list. The food was creative and the portions are deceptively large. My date and I ordered one starter and one entree each and could not finish our entrees and didn't have room for dessert. Our server was attentive and answered all our questions. This is what fine dining should be.

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vipYogafriend (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Dining at Bouchon is really a first class experience. The service was excellent. The atmosphere is charming and each dish was interesting and excellent. Everyone of the six of us enjoyed each of our courses. This is the perfect place for a special occasion.

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Hmunun (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Although service was subpar, the food was exceptional. Each ingredient complemented the other almost perfectly, and each dish left us satisfied. We ordered the foie gras, french onion soup, venison medallions, crab cakes, duck breast and thigh confit. The soup was a bit too thick, but otherwise flavorful. The foie gras a bit too red for my liking. The bread, however, was perhaps the most delicious soft, yet crusty bread I've ever eaten in my life.

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Denise (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The service was very slow on this occasion but the food is reliably good. Fortunately we were with friends and the good company meant we did not mind the very slow pace as much as we might have on another occasion.

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lwell (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Our entire dining experience at Bouchon was spectacular. The food, the wine , the service all were top notch. Welcoming waiters and sommelier...went above and beyond to make the dinner an occasion to remember. Will return any time I am in the area.

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