Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails

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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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j
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, stellar cuisine. Above par dining experience.

OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have been happier with our experience. The decor is luxurious while still being welcoming. Cocktails were on point and our entrees were fantastic. Couple that with a fantastic server and I can only recommend Finch & Fork to everyone I meet.

SR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant surprise, great food and service combined.

k
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice experience but we went for the prime rib which was not very good. Not traditional prime rib at all as it was covered in some dark, flour based bordelaise like sauce. And the service was slow.

E
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My daughter and I shared 3 appetizers...oysters, the wedge salad and a burrata and stone fruit salad. All were delicious and then topped off by our favorite dessert, the campfire milkshake. Heaven!!

j
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had lunch there before Van Morrison concert. It is not too far from the Santa Barbara Bowl- we even walked there from the area of the restaurant. It is about 12-13 blocks away from the bowl but the walk is very level until you get into the bowl and THEN there are steep steps up to the seating area. Not too bad though- if you ever walked the Cinque Terra area of coastal Italy then this is a breeze compared to the stairs there!
Food choices were limited for lunch but quite good. I had the fried chicken sandwich with fries and a kale slaw- quite large but good. Had a Santa Ynez Savignon Blanc which was a bit overpriced ( isn't everything in Santa Barbara) but quite nice.
Recommended .

n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch spot, loves the pork belly Benedict and the short rib hash

OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Love the pace and the table service we had was good. The bar though - where we sat before have dinner - was unfortunately staffed by bartenders that seem to be not having a great day. Constantly having to get their attention to get a drink, they made no effort to make sure we were service. Table service was far far better.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice, quick and friendly service. Reasonably priced for SB. The burger plates are out of this world! The pork belly eggs Benedict....ho hum. The cocktails were light on the alcohol. All in all enjoyed the ambiance and meal and will return again...perhaps I’ll try other items on the menu.

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you for the kind words about your experience. We strive to get better everyday and your feedback is extremely important in making our team better. We look forward to your next visit. Bryan L - General Manager

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JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, great location, great atmosphere...but somehow the kitchen lost our order. Our waitress was very friendly and nice, but she was very busy and was hard to get a hold of. We ended up not getting our food until 45 min after placing our order. This kind of thing probably doesn't happen often with this restaurant, but we were celebrating an occasion and it felt frustrating to have to wait 45min while watching everyone else who got seated after you finish their meal.

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Responded on October 1, 2019

I am so sorry that we dropped the ball on making your special occasion perfect. I completely understand your frustration and I would love to make it right on your next trip in. Please contact me directly before your next trip and I will make sure that we make your next visit perfect. Once again I apologize and am very thankful that you gave us the opportunity to take care of you. Bryan L - General Manager

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B
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

DB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 1

Just mind blowing!!! Our friend recommended this place!! So thankful for that!!

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Responded on October 1, 2019

This is such a nice compliment and we are so thankful that your friends recommended us. We hope that you will do the same. I did notice that there was some opportunity for us to grow in service and atmosphere. I would love your feedback in that area to ensure your next experience is perfect. Thank you again. Bryan L - General Manager

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SG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch! Beautiful atmosphere in a gorgeous hotel. Staff were very attentive and personable. Food and drinks were outstanding! Location was just off State St. so easy to just walk around after.

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Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for allowing us to take care of you. We are glad that you enjoyed the all around experience and look forward to taking care of you in the future. Bryan L - General Manager

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avery was fantastic and really attentive. The hostess, I didn’t get her name, was also wonderful and very friendly and inviting. One of the best service ever received.

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Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words. We are lucky to have the staff we do. They have a true passion for making peoples' days better and we are glad you could feel it. Thank you for allowing us to take care of you and we look forward to doing it again in the future. Bryan L - General Manager

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TG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Think it would be good for cocktails - great ambience. Thought food was very bland - been there done that menu......

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Responded on September 27, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed the ambience and cocktails. We will be rolling out some new dishes next week. We hope that you will come back in and try some of the new offerings. Thank you again. Bryan L - General Manager

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CA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing. Great food and unique cocktails. The only complaint is that they were too eager to take our plates and drinks away. We had to stop them 3 times. We were wanting a long dining experience

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Responded on September 27, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We will make sure that we slow things down for those who want it. It is great feedback and it honestly makes us better. Thank you for joining us and making us better. We are grateful. Bryan L - General Manager

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T
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VIP treatment from start to end. Very delightful. Enjoyable food and location. Best service in town!

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Responded on September 27, 2019

We are very lucky to have the team we do. They honestly love taking care of people and we are glad it shows. Thank you for allowing them to show what they love. Bryan L - General Manager

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MJ
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite was delish! Brussels, Kale salad, cauliflower we all amazing starters. Don’t miss! Diver scallops were amazingly perfect and the lamb looked good too.

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words. Did you try the milkshake? If not, it is a great excuse to come back if you need one. Thank you again. Bryan L - General Manager

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very friendly, service was great and the food was delicious

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for allowing us to take care of you. We are glad you enjoyed everything. Bryan L - General Manager

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AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun staff and servers. Everyone was smiling. Comfortable pace of meal

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Food is fun and we love to share that fun with those around us. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to do so. We look forward to your next fun filled experience. Bryan L - General Manager

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SR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from the moment I walked through the doors. Our table went from 4 to 5 back to 2 and the wait staff was very accommodating. Excellent recommendation on wine selections as well as the duck breast as a main entree which was fantastic!

We had great service and I can't recommend this restaurant enough.

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Responded on September 27, 2019

We understand that things in life change and we are glad that you allowed us to be a part of your day. We look forward to your next time in for a party of 4 or 5 or 2. The more the merrier. Bryan L - General Manager

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the food and service. ADORED that they had an alcohol free cocktail. The only downside was how LOUD the restaurant was.

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Responded on September 27, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed the food and service. Our lead bartender George has created a new alcohol free cocktail that he will be sharing in two weeks. We look forward to seeing what you think about it. Bryan L - General Manager

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OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried this restaurant after reading some reviews and OMG, the food was amazing! Great service as well! We both had the rainbow trout and it was so flavorful and prepared perfectly. We also ordered the side of corn with jalapeños, cotjio cheese. It was an amazing blend of flavors. As a starter, we split the blue cheese wedge salad. It was good, but not the best we have ever had. We so enjoyed this meal and will definitely be back. Next time I want to try one of their craft cocktails. We highly recommend this place!

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for the kind words. We are rolling out a brand new cocktail menu in two weeks. We look forward to sharing it with you. It has some great flavors that are familiar as well as some new things that are a must try. We will see you soon. Bryan L - General Manager

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s
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious lunch and great service. Lunch is nice and quiet. We’ve enjoyed dinner, too. It’s a lively bar crowd and a little harder to visit with friends, but a fun ambience.

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
Responded on September 27, 2019

We appreciate the fact you allow us to take care of you. It sounds like you have tried most of our offerings. Please come try brunch on the weekends. It is has great offerings and a great vibe. Bryan L - General Manager

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Took a moment for someone to notice us and take us to our table. The booth seats sink pretty low. I had kale salad with salmon and the salmon was cooked nicely, with crispy edges, but not overdone or dry!

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
Responded on September 27, 2019

We are sorry for the delay in seating you. We understand that can be frustrating and we will work harder to ensure that doesn't happen again. We are glad that you enjoyed the rest of your experience and we look forward to your next visit. Bryan L - General Manager

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WD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant and excellent service. Ask for Brett!

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Brett has been with us for many years now and he is crucial to what Finch and Fork is. Thank you for saying such kind words about him. We value him so much. Bryan L - General Manager

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service staff was really knowledgeable about the dining options and seemed quite connected to the chef as well. The cocktails were great and all the food was aesthetically beautiful. I’d say definitely stick with family style so you can try more things!

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Responded on September 27, 2019

We have recently changed our menu to offer more family style dining options. We are glad you enjoy the new menu and we can't wait to show you our new breakfast menu that will be rolling out shortly. Bryan L - General Manager

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DW
Tucson
28 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love this place! Thanks for another great meal and the great service Eric!

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us again. Eric is a such a valuable member of our team and we are glad that you enjoyed his service as much as we know he enjoys sharing it. Thank you again. Bryan L - General Manager

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was AMAZING! From the kind welcome to the great service and better food. The Pork Belly Benedicts and the French toast were delicious!! We Will be going back very soon.

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Responded on September 27, 2019

We are so excited that you enjoyed everything so much. You had two of my favorite dishes for breakfast. You have to come and try our fired chicken. It is out of this world. We will see you soon. Bryan L - General Manager

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IM
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

First, our service was great, and we found the craft cocktails to be fantastic. Also, we appreciate the restaurant recognizing my wife’s birthday.

That said, the menu featured very little vegetarian or vegan options. The bench that we were sitting on was ripped open and stuffing was coming out.

We felt like the restaurant could do better, especially given the price.

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for allowing us to a part of such a special occasion for your family. We are honored. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. We are continuing to make improvements to our establishment and your comments help us do that. We look forward to your next visit. Bryan L - General Manager

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming since the hotel opened and this is the best restaurant of the all of them.

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
Responded on August 31, 2019

Thank you for your support and extremely kind words. We have the best guests in the world. We look forward to taking care of you in the future. Bryan L - General Manager

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J
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

4 friends hanging out and enjoying the restaurant.
Always seems to be a solid place for food and drink.

L
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Bring back the Mac and Cheese! Server was good, just a little slower than we expected on a quieter night. Overall good experience but we miss their Mac and cheese

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
Responded on August 25, 2019

It is so good to hear you love our Mac and Cheese. We are making some small changes to our new menu and you could possibly see that dish coming back at the end of the summer. If you didn't try the Crab Dip when you were in, it is a must on your next visit. It might make you say Mac and what. Thank you again for such kind words. Bryan LaFontaine - General Manager

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c
Orange County
300 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved that they offered local wines. Wished they offered grassfed beef. We were travelling and found this via the ap so were not sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised at the beautiful historic building. The restaurant was spacious and we came in right before the kitchen closed down between lunch and dinner. Our waiter let us know, and took our order promptly. Our meals were tasty and we would return.

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you for stopping in. We can't wait for your next visit. We just changed our entire dinner menu. The Crab Dip is a must try. We will see you on your next trip to Santa Barbara. Bryan L - General Manager

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L
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and quiet. Could actually have a nice conversation.

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Responded on August 25, 2019

We are happy you had a great time. We look forward to your next visit. Bryan LaFontaine - General Manager

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great!

EP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing, everything from the appetizer and entrees, even the cocktails ! I would definitely come back and recommend to friends.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable breakfast here. Food was good. Service was good.

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Responded on August 25, 2019

We are thankful that you enjoyed your breakfast. If you get a chance, we would love for you to try our brunch on the weekends. It has a lot of the breakfast favorites as well as the chicken sandwich and tuna salad from the lunch menu just to name a few items. Bryan LaFontaine - General Manager

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CH
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent business lunch destination during the week and also a great place for social happy hour and weekend brunch!

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Responded on August 25, 2019

Thank you for recommending our daytime meal periods. We have a new addition to announce. We are serving lunch on the rooftop starting in September. It has very limited seating and we are not taking reservations for it. The view is beautiful and the menu is from the restaurant. Bryan LaFontaine - General Manager

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food experience in town and great service level

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Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you for the kind words. We have the best clientele in town. Bryan LaFontaine - General Manager

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