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Sun, 2/25
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7:00 PM
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Fess Parker's Doubletree - Rodney's

3.7
96 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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Rodney's Grill Celebrates the Cuisine & Wines of California’s Central Coast.

Our menu is inspired by the bounty of Santa Barbara’s seasonal produce, sustainable seafood, naturally raised meats and poultry; paired with wines from the finest local vineyards.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Steak, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 884-8535
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kirk DeLong
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Parking details
Complimentary valet and self parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our private dining has a seating capacity of up to 40 people in rounds of 10 or 30 people maximum using a conference style seating.

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What 96 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on all time ratings
3.7
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
3.4
value
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Let’s start from the beginning of this 5-star experience.

We arrived a few minutes after it reservation, but were still seated very quickly, even with the restaurant being full. The only hiccup here was that the hostess seemed flustered, uncomfortable and slightly overwhelmed (while this really didn’t negatively affect our experience this visit, I felt that it should be mentioned, and it is entirely possible that the construction on the property is causing this.)

After we were seated, and waters poured, we were left to our own devices to go over the menu. Our server, Burton, stopped by to get a drink order started, and to let us know that he’d be back shortly to take our order, and even remembered we were here about 6 months ago. The attention to detail here is outstanding.

After ordering, our food appeared very fast, and was delicious. Both my boyfriend and I ordered the Ribeye, he had the garlic potatoes and Brussels sprouts, I got the gingered vegetables and garlic potatoes as well. The steaks were cooked perfectly, potatoes seasoned beautifully and the vegetables were bright and flavourful. All together, each dish created a balanced flavour profile across the board. And their signature chocolate cake... to die for.

It wasn’t nearly as loud as we thought it was going to be, as the dining room was full, the only change I would have made was raising the music volume just a hair, so that diners conversations could be obscured slightly from other tables nearby, but that’s really just nit picking on my part.

Once again, our expectations were met and exceeded by the staff here at Rodney’s, especially by our server Burton. We can’t wait to come back and dine with you again!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

It was lovely.

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diningliz (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

My rack of lamb was done perfectly. The polenta and Brussels sprouts were barely warm. The chef sent hot replacements. Salad was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Food- steak & halibut very under cooked. Halibut unedible except edges. Very pricey food not with it

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

They are going to renovate the restaurant and resort and it needs it desperately. It is also very difficult to find the restaurant in the large and spacious building.
The restaurant isn't very big and was not very busy on a Friday night.
The server was friendly and helpful but seemed inexperienced. For example, she didn't put our bottle of white wine on ice. She just left it half full on the table. They also were out of 2 wines specifically mentioned on the menu.
The best part of the meal was the food which is certainly a good thing. My filet was great. Cooked perfectly, medium rare and a fine cut of meat. The other people had the halibut which was good but not great. Same with the salmon. The seafood bisque was very good.
The sunset dinner special is a very good bargain, especially in Santa Barbara at $40.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Husbands birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
1.0  Dined on September 20, 2017

Arrived at our reservation time of 5:00. Door was open but no one was present. Waited until 5:10 then left. Felt dated and uncared for environment.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

It was not a good experience. They were understaffed and overbooked. We waited at least 10 minutes at the table before anyone even appeared. We were waited on by a busboy then the hostess then a wAiter who unnounced how many things The didn't have on the menu after ordering w the hostess.

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vipScot (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

The place was pretty empty for a Friday night. That said the service and food was excellent. Had the onion soup and a filet. Both were typical steakhouse quality, comparable to a Ruth's Chris or Mortons. Great service by the staff!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

Nice option, if staying at Fess Parker's or any of the hotels along Cabrillo. Great to just walk for a good quality, casual dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was great, never seen this restaurant to busy. Food is presented well, great plating, cooked spot on and had great flavors. This is a bit of a speedy place for what you get, but it is inside the Fess Parker, not a Holiday Inn priced place. Similar feel to a Ruth Chris or Flemmings, they utilize the 1600 degree ovens for your steaks and they nail it pretty spot on!

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OpenTable Diner (Tulsa)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2017

From the wedge salad to the filet, everything was perfect! The service was top-notch and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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vipBusinessTraveler (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on June 22, 2017

Food was very tasty but portions small and menu interesting but limited.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2017

Great Farm to Table dining. Great service. I had the Salmon, a caprese salad and the artichoke. The ingredients were fresh and plated very well. The amount of food served was perfect.

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vipsanclemcj (Miami)
3.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

Loud hip hop. So so steak. Excellent server

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