HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 9 times today
Special offers available. See details

Chase Restaurant Bar & Grill

4.4
128 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Top Tags:
  • Romantic (15)
  • Pre/post Theatre (12)
  • Good for a Date (10)
The Chase Italian Restaurant, a Santa Barbara institution since 1979, is conveniently located at 1012 State Street in the Theater district and showcases a classic elegant Italian décor with an intimate interior bar and an outside patio with high top seating overlooking State Street. The Chase features the finest meat, seafood and pasta dishes, as well as traditional Italian desserts. Signature dishes include Chicken Piccata served with Fettuccini Alfredo, Eggplant Parmigiana, Veal Valle de Ostra, Penne Carbonara and many more. This warm, romantic Italian restaurant offers a global wine list boasting many Santa Barbara wines which are curated to pair with the bold, rich flavors of classic Italian fare. Custom cocktails featuring spirits blended with seasonal ingredients as well as Italian and craft beer are offered as well. There is free parking in the rear of the restaurant off Anacapa Street.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(805) 965-4351
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Carrillo St.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
We have a public parking lot located directly behind our building just off Anacapa St.75min complimentary parking.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
There is a downtown open air shuttle that picks up and drops off directly across the street. Which is a .25 fare. Cab fare is $10 or less from most hotels.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Sun - Thu 7:30PM - 8:15PM

What 128 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
TomS (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Lots of character, downtown Santa Barbara. Well healed crowd. Good Italian. Lasagna was solid. Chicken parma was ok. Service was very slow, with the excuse that a bus boy did not show. Waiter argued with us when we took exception to her order of service... salad, then drinks, then main course within 5 mins of salad. Weird.

Report
Helpful
joeh (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

One of my favorite Santa Barbara restaurants. The food never disappoints. On this trip it was a Saturday night and they were very busy and a tad short on staff. Still a great meal. Calamari Picatta is tremendous.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I usually don’t write reviews but in this case they really deserve the kind words. We made reservations for 8 people using OpenTable and indicated it was a birthday dinner. As soon as we walked in the the hostess asked me who’s the birthday guest. We ordered appetizers and main courses, the food was exceptionally delicious. I wasn’t expecting this level of service and food from this place, but luckily I was wrong. Best experience I had in Santa Barbara in a long time. Bravo!!!

Report
Helpful
sophiegray (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Despite living in Santa Barbara for many years, I had never visited this restaurant. Sad that I was missing out! This is a great "special occasion" spot. Reminded me of the many old, established Italian restaurants that we favored while living in midwest/Chicago. Ambience was great. Food was fantastic. The owner checked in on us. Our only complaint was that our waitress, while competent, was curt and pretty chilly. This, of course, affected the whole experience. For such a warm and friendly spot, this was the one letdown.

Report
Helpful
vipSBRay (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

We are SB locals and this was our first visit. The traditional decor of the place reminds us of some of our old favorites in New York and New Jersey. Cocktails were nicely prepared and served. I had a filet mignon and my wife had the salmon. Both were excellent. The service was prompt and pleasant. We will return.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We ate dinner recently at Chase. Food was good, but not great. Nice Italian meal. Lots of food. Nice ambience.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Perfect in every way!!! Recommended to us by the staff at Fess Parker and we loved it. On our anniversary get away to Santa Barbara we were looking for a warm, romantic place with great food and excellent wine list and this is it. We were seated promptly in a cozy corner booth by the friendly host. Our server Noelle, was excellent in every way. She expertly opened and served our wine and from there it just got better. The food was the best Italian we have had anywhere!! It reminded me of how my Italian grandmother made hers. We were in heaven. We will be back with our friends. Thank you for the best anniversary in years.

Report
Helpful
Foodie4life (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

The restaurant host (he MAY have been the owner) made us feel very welcome.

My only complaint would be that, for parties of 6 or more, they automatically include a 20% gratuity.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Thank you to the staff at Chase Restaurant Bar and Grill for helping make our mom's 75th birthday very special. The service, the food, the ambience....everything was perfect!!

Report
Helpful
vipFoodie (Central Coast)
1.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a terrible experience! In spite of trying to get someone to wait on us, it was one-half hour before anyone came to our table. We explained we were needing to make it to the theater and needed to order. The food came late and was cold. Our drinks were never ordered, until we asked again for them. The drinks came after we had eaten our first course. After what should have been drinks or the meal “comped,” we were insultingly charged a 20% tip because their were six of us. A formerly wonderful place that has sadly gone down-hill.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
13