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Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails

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967 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Finch & Fork is a Modern American Bar and Grill centrally located on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala streets in the heart of Santa Barbara’s vibrant downtown. Executive Chef Peter Cham draws inspiration from the vibrant local ingredients sourced from farmers and ranchers to craft an ingredient driven menu of delectable social plates and soul satisfying larger plates. The cuisine is meant to be served with artisanal wines, craft cocktails, and great beers in the relaxed atmosphere of our bar, lounge, and dining room.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner Monday thru Sunday 5:30 pm thru 10:00 pm
Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Lunch Monday thru Friday 11:30 am thru 2:30 pm
Breakfast Monday thru Friday 7:00 am thru 10 30 am

Rooftop Perch Pool Bar
Friday thru Sunday 11:00am to 7:00pm
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(805) 879-9100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Cham
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Catering
We have many venues for your catering event, please contact Marybeth Gilliland at Marybeth.Gilliland@canarysantabarbara.com.
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Cross street
Chapala
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Valet/Public Parking Lot
Services offered at main entrance of the hotel. Additional parking available in the adjacent city parking lot.
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Main Bus Terminal
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Special events & promotions
Sip N' Swirl with us this Summer
Rooftop wine tasting at the Kimpton Canary Hotel
With live music & complimentary cheese
TUESDAY, MAY 22ND 5:30–7:30PM
TICKETS $35
Tickets available at the door or online at Nightout
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Finch & Fork is Santa Barbara on a plate. Executive Chef Peter Cham designs clean, simple California cuisine that showcases the bounty of Santa Barbara County and the effortless, relaxed elegance of the Best Coast.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

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Sat 12:30PM - 2:00PM

What 967 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Slow service even though it was practically empty. Wings way too sweet. Happy hour advertised but only a tiny selection of drinks were discounted. Then ate in the restaurant and very disappointed with the quality of there food, especially for the price! Would not send anyone there.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The strip steak was awesome with an intriguing topping and the spare ribs were divine.
Our server was very attentive and even comped us dessert for our special occasion.
Would love to try lunch there.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The base for every restaurant is its food. The food was really tasty, my only complaint was that my husband and I both ordered the daily ‘special’ which that night was a 1/2 rack of bbq’d ribs. As I said, the flavor was delicious, they were fall off the bone tender, but were served only slightly warm, more like ‘room temperature’ actually would be a better description. I don’t think they should have been served at this temperature

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

What a great restaurant! The atmosphere, the staff, the food, all amazing.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food and ambiance!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Fabulous as always experience at one of our favorite restaurants!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Finch & Fork is surprisingly good, and a surprisingly good value! I'm a food snob, and although I was technically a tourist for my visit, I'm generally disappointed by restaurants that read as touristy as this one does (this is a hotel restaurant, so it's kinda to be expected). The atmosphere reminds me of high-ceilinged, low-charm spots in midtown SF or NYC, where I leave feeling financially reamed after a mediocre meal during which I struggled to hear the conversation. So I had a bias going into my meal. F & F impressed me! The food isn't particularly innovative, but it is super solid: delicious, generously portioned, and well-done, from entrees to desserts to drinks. The price point was extremely reasonable for what we got, and their wine menu is excellent. The server gave us great and sensitive wine pairings. We'll be back during our next visit to Santa Barbara.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food could have been hotter. Overall a lovely meal

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We chose Finch and Fork based on the reviews we found online. It did NOT disappoint in any way. Great interesting menu with a wide confluence of flavors, and terrific wine list. I had the scallops (again based on reviews I’d read) and they were amazing. Scallops, chorizo, golden beets, avocado - all combined to a most excellent dish. My husband had the burrito (with tangerine, green peas, olive oil and sea salt - delicious - as he said was his short rib. In fact, he said it was the best short rib he could ever remember having. I can easily say this was our best meal in Santa Barbara, and those scallops could have been my best meal of 208 - anywhere! So glad we experienced this gem of a restaurant while in SB.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

LOVED! LOVED! LOVED THIS PLACE! The food was A-Mazing, the service was wonderful...so friendly and informative and the atmosphere was relaxed, comfortable and inviting. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this restaurant!!!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Finch and fork has consistently the best food AND service in Santa Barbara. Never fails. If you are lucky enough to get Brett as your waiter prepare for an incredible night! The scallops are my favorite in town, but you really cannot go wrong with the menu. Cocktails, wine list, dessert---finch and fork does it all. Day time is pretty casual and night time can get a little more dressed up but never fancy. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Great breakfast and service. If you want an exceotional meal check it out.food was well prepared and fresh.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

I went here on a recommendation from open table. I was visiting from out of town and the menu looked great. I went and the food and the service was exceptional. I love that they didn't bring bread, instead they had pickled vegetables, they were awesome. It's not that I don't enjoy bread sometimes, it's just most breads are really not good for you. Anyway I will recommend this restaurant to anyone I know that is going to visit Santa Barbara and I will definitely return here when I come to visit again.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great food, ambience and service. Excellent taste!!!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very nice place. I shared the beef and sweet potato hash and an order of deviled eggs with my wife. The hash was solid, but would have tasted better with regular potatoes as we thought the sweet potatoes were too sweet. Everything else was excellent including the service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

If looking for fine dining in SB, look no further than Finch and Fork. A few streets away from busy State street, this lovely place will not disappoint. It offers a short creative menu with first grade ingredients , in a classy yet relax setting of dark wood and comfy leather chairs. We had the wild mushroom flatbread, the short rib, and the fresh ricotta cavatelli. Everything was outstanding. Fennel pollen took the pasta dish to another level, while the short rib was cooked to perfection. I expressed my interest for the carrot cardamon puree that accompanies the duck breast, so our outstanding waitress brought us a full portion on the side. Honestly this might have been one of the best things i ever tasted.

If you like cocktails this is the place to go, but their wine selection is splendid as well.
Service is stellar. I have nothing bad to say about this place. Maybe on the pricey side, but considering the very fair portions and the excellence of the dishes, it is a very solid value.

So.....in a nutshell...take your love one there!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great food recommendations. Great service.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Had reservations... hostess seated us in the foyer even though seating available in main room. Had to ask for a change to main room.
Server was negligent to our needs! Brunch menu very limited! Never going back!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was my first time to Finch and Fork. Stopped here for breakfast with my husband on the way to Cambria. The ambiance was casual but elegant. We did not realize that it was attached to a hotel. The waitress was friendly and efficient. My husband had a Bloody Mary and the short ribs and sweet potato hash. I had the egg white omelette with quinoa, asparagus, walnuts and cheese. It came with fresh fruit and toast.
Everything was delicious! While the portions were hefty, we found it a bit pricy for the meal ($17-18). Even the fruit was very sweet and the jam for the toast - not sure it it was home made or not- was also delicious.
Would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was wonderful. Great service. Trout and Ny strip were big hits.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We loved this restaurant!!! The deviled eggs, baba ganouch and salmon were highlights. Service was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great space, fantastic bar program, delicious starters and mains. Dessert not too shabby either!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Try as they might this restaurant isn’t as fancy as it hopes to be. The menu sounds really exciting and yet the food that arrives at your table is mediocre. Everything needs just a little more attention, focus, and care

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is our second time and the food never fails. It was amazing; I had the short ribs and it melted in my mouth. So good. The wine was fantastic. My daughter had the sliders and they were perfectly made. Not the usual overcooked for kids meals. Our waiter knew exactly how to pair our experience. Amazing. I would highly recommend an experience at Finch and Fork.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was surprisingly good for a hotel restaurant. Everything was delish! And the cocktails were insanely well balanced.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The service was really good. Special was Bouillabaisse and it was delicious. Kale salad also a winner. I would return.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Was disappointed that they ran out of our fav pasta dish

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic brunch!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent service as always!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very expensive. One Kale salad with 1/4 lb chicken if that; one bagel and lox; 2 deviled eggs = $50
No alcohol, one coffee.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Unbelievable the service alone makes me want to come here again! Upstairs is even better!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Overall the experience was above average. The Porkchop was Hardy and grilled nicely but nothing exciting. The starters were quite delicious and my date had the short rib that too was hardy but uneventful. The service was a bit too familiar and the waiter checked on our progress at least five or six times which was beginning to get us quite aggravated. When he wasn’t at our table he was just across the room looking at us to finish. The restaurant is good, the ambience is good, the service is good, but for the price there are many other restaurants in town I would go back to Before I came back to this restaurant. Not bad but not great

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Small things can make a difference and the first impression can ruin a lot. The greeting and seating service was substandard, just poor. I haven't seen such arrogant and bored service for quite a while. We had an early reservation and asked for a table with a bench. There was no flexibility and it was like, take it or leave it. She told us that she would ask the manager, but never returned.

I already decided that this was my first and also my last time here, but then our waiter and the food turned it around. Both was really great.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great spot, glad we tried it while traveling through Santa Barbara, will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I have not EVER been disappointed in my dining experience at Fork and Finch. Food and wine selection is always exceptional!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Are we lucky or what!? To have this quality restaurant in sb! Quality products, excellent chef work! We loved everything! The short ribs with parsnip purée wow! And how fun were the spicy wings! Some kind of lemon grass Thai twist? The best I’ve ever had in my life! Thanks to the chefs! Service wonderful!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Parking: We had to drive around a bit before we found a spot.

Door: We were greeted promptly by a lovely young woman who seated us right away.

Setting: Fine. Lighting was the right on the mark. My chair was a bit worn out in the seat and a little uncomfortable. Room was clean and not too loud. Restrooms were a hike through the hotel, up the stairs.

Service: What we loved was that the waiter knew the dishes and wines well and made clear recommendations. What we didn't love was that we didn't have any utensils when our dinner arrived (had to wait about 3 minutes for someone to swing by so we could ask) and we had to ask for water refills twice. There were many people on the floor bringing and removing dishes. We appreciated the timing - enough time to relax and enjoy each other's company and quick enough to feed a couple of hungry people after a long day.

Food: Excellent. Beautiful, delicious and filling. Good value. We had the $45 3-course prix fixe. We both chose the burratta and asian pear salad (the best part of our experience), then I had the short rib (huge and very good) and cheesecake (mediocre) and my spouse had pork chop (loved it) and s'mores pot de creme (which I ate and thoroughly enjoyed - my spouse found it cloying).

Cocktail: Terrible. I ordered an Old Fashioned, which is what I usually order when I'm not having a Negroni. This F&F Old Fashioned was the worst I've ever had. There was way more ice than drink (glass filled with ice, then barely thumb-width of drink inside). It tasted like sugar water -- way too sweet, no booze or other earthy spicy flavors. This was a $13 cocktail at the beginning of the evening, so pretty disappointing. Between the drink arriving and seeing the waiter again before the meal I didn't have much opportunity to send it back.

Overall: The food quality was great and price was very fair, service ok and cocktail lousy. I would recommend Barbareno (where our experience was flawless) over Finch and Fork.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Fabulous food, great ambience and fantastic bar menu. Excellent service and attention by the service staff.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A very talented Chef! Pork chop had so many levels of delicious surprises!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Everything great!! Thats our favorite restaurant so far...

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