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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HI
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place. It was calm inside even on the Saturday before Father's Day when the whole town was busy.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came for an early breakfast. We’re greeted warmly by staff Heuvos Rancheros and cold pressed juices were both amazing!

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LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was absolutely wonderful! Everything was fresh and beautifully plated. I had the scallops and they were to die for!!!! My husband had the pork chop and he said it was the best one he has ever had. Our server was perfect! Very attentive and fun! We would highly recommend this great restaurant!!!

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KT
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner on our Father’s Day weekend trip. Food and service was great

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MV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous awesome restaurant. We’ll be back.

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JH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although our server was slammed, the manager and other servers picked up the slack and made our experience great. My wife and I came in with our granddaughter and they were happy to accommodate us. We had the pork chop and lamb shank and both were amazing.

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MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for brunch with friends. The Huevos Rancheros were delicious, the mimosas were a great ratio of champagne:juice. I definitely recommend!

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HB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I recently went to Finch and Fork with 2 girlfriends to celebrate my birthday. I had made a reservation earlier in the day and we were seated as soon as we arrived. Wait staff inquired right away about preferred water and returned shortly with water. Our waiter was friendly and patient. Drink order was taken and starters were ordered as we needed something to eat asap and starters arrived before drinks. Appetizers were yummy and drinks were as well when they arrived. We ordered food and each got something different. I ordered the salmon and it was delicious! Slightly undercooked but not an issue for me. We also ordered the nightly special, lasagna and the pasta. All entrees were delicious! Due to it being my birthday we got the cheesecake dessert and it was light and fresh which is what we wanted and was recommended by our waiter. Overall we had a great time and will be back!

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall, a lovely brunch. I would recommend a little more Hollandaise sauce on the pork belly Benedict because the pork actually lacked flavor. Everything else was great. Thanks for the wonderful service and ambiance!

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F
Central Coast
40 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great server.

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BS
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. Food is great and reasonably priced. The service is attentive but not intrusive.
One of my go-to's when in Santa Barbara.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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D
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Nice ambiance and great for families! Thank you Finch & Fork for providing a tasty and lovely evening for my family gathering!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service. Great spot. We are from San Jose and would certainly recommend the Pork Chop and Duck.

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MF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a perfect dinner -- small plates and glasses of wine. Excellent experience.

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G
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, waiter was friendly and explained the items on the menu that we were interested in. Overall, we had a great time, delicious food and good atmosphere.

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JO
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food is always outstanding, no matter what day of the week you go. This is the type of location, you never hesitate to take a group to for a good experience.

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RA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast! Perfect for our family of 4. Got my steak and eggs fix. My wife was happy with their egg white omelette. Kids got an excellent Mac and Cheese dish and a bacon and eggs/pancake. Big portions.

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KS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pork chops were tender, delicious, and great flavor. Trout was outstanding as well!

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome lasagna
Great desert and quick friendly service

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor service.

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

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience here at Finch & Fork. Thank you for the review. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Our Executive Chef Peter is making some exciting changes to our menu in the coming weeks Please join us again soon! O'Neill H. - Restaurant AGM

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NF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thirty one dollars for sockeye salmon and lentils is a bit excessive but the food is good. The bartender’s favorite cocktails are the highlight so cocktails and happy hour plates in the bar might be the best bet.

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EW
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was terrific and service was great. I would highly recommend this establishment to any foodie looking for an enjoyable meal.

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

Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Our Executive Chef Peter is making some exciting changes to our menu in the coming weeks Please join us again soon! O'Neill H. - Restaurant AGM

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DJ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom to Finch & Fork this last Sunday for Mother's Day. I had reserved online via OpenTable, and thought that I was reserving the rooftop Mother's Day brunch. When we arrived, we were very politely informed that the online reservations were not for the brunch, but for the regular dining area inside. Apparently one had to call for rooftop brunch reservations, and it was sold out. Though disappointed about the miscommunication, we stayed and had a delightful lunch. We both ordered the Short Rib & Sweet Potato hash, along with other side dishes. Everything was delivered promptly and was delicious. And the gal who was our server was just lovely. All in all, we were perfectly happy with our lunch experience, and would be pleased to come back again. Thank you!

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

Thank you for the awesome review! We are sorry to hear about the miscommunication but we are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Our Executive Chef Peter is making some exciting changes to our menu in the coming weeks Please join us again soon! O'Neill H. - Restaurant AGM

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WS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was mother’s day brunch, advertised at $70 a head. Drinks weren’t included and a mandatory 24% gratuity was added. Just wished I read the fine print in advance. It was very good...just not sure it was $500 good!

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M
Central Coast
51 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was only meh. The service was very good and the atmosphere was congenial. They need to upgrade their food quality and presentation.

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

Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Our Executive Chef Peter is making some exciting changes to our menu in the coming weeks Please join us again soon! O'Neill H. - Restaurant AGM

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LD
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pleasant environment with good service, but in the end the food is what matters, and if that's the measure then Finch & Fork falls a little short. The appetizers were more successful than the main courses. Mac & Cheese is very good, as are the deviled eggs. Mains suffer from too much going on. The primary ingredients seems to get lost in all the fuss. It's good quality, but the more you eat of them the less you really want - not the way it should be. And the price point is a little high given the quality. Personally I wouldn't go back for dinner, but would potentially go back for lunch.

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RL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife, brother and I had a very nice dinner on a Tuesday night. The fried chicken was delicious - crispy batter, moist meat (I really dislike overcooked chicken) and large portions. The cocktails were very good too!

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

Thank you for the awesome review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Please join us again soon for our Fried Chicken Tuesday Special! I like to add hot sauce to mine!!!! O'Neill H. - Restaurant AGM

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L
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, fresh food. Great service. Beautiful location. And save room for dessert. Scrumptious.

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NS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with wonderful atmosphere. Excellent service.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing service and very good food. Good ambience for a Monday - would defo recommenced!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner to celebrate my son’s 21st birthday. Not my first time at this restaurant, have been several times over the last three years. It is always wonderful. I highly recommend it,

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DP
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wait-staff is excellent, and the food is creative and delicious. Overall experience is memorable.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great!
And the waiter was outstanding!

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SB
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Easter Sunday with the family. Our 2 yr old granddaughter took a shine to our server, Olivia, who was a delight. We were seated in a quieter part of the restaurant and that was super nice.

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DG
Salt Lake City
40 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I could not be more satisfied with the food and service at Finch and Fork. Our server was friendly and attentive and the food was exceptional. I had the salmon and my son had the short rib. Both were delicious and cooked to perfection. Definitively leave room for dessert. The milkshake and chocolate Pot-de-Creme were amazing.

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EF
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very good at the Finch and the Fork. We had a pre-show dinner and it was delicious.
It's one of our favorite places to eat in Santa Barbara.
You won't go wrong having dinner there.

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KG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, fresh food with a healthy twist (that still tastes like a delicious indulgence) served with a friendly smile by the nicest folks! We dined here all weekend and everything was wonderful! The rainbow trout was a stretch for me, and I was SO glad I tried it. It's served on a bed of micrograins, which were a true eye-opener for me, and provided a delicious crunch that I loved. The kale salad with salmon was a fresh, lemony treat that I ended up ordering twice this weekend, I enjoyed it so much!

Also, the cocktails here are fantastic - you can tell the bar staff takes pride in their work, and each cocktail is a work of art. The wine list features tons of local wineries, which is always a huge plus! It's such a treat to explore the local terroir while pairing it with a talented chef's freshest local selections. A five-star experience in the heart of SB, not to be missed!

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BG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a local and now upset it took me this long to dine at Finch & Fork! I tend to stay away from hotel restuarants but friends keep saying what lovely meals they were having here. It is now on my list for top places in SB to go. I will be back and often.

We had a fantastic meal, creative entrees, beautiful and tasty. Started with the Burrata with unique croutons I couldn’t get enough of. My Scallops were cooked perfectly and the accouterments complimented well. I was still thinking about my meal the next day. My guest had compliments about their food as well stating she is coming back just for the chutney that was on top.

Staff was great! Friendly and informative.

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KG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends referred my family to this wonderful restaurant. Everything we had on the menu was delicious! Never had better brussels sprouts, the salmon was perfectly prepared, and the s'mores pot de creme dessert was the bomb. (That means really really good!)

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review Kristina!!!! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Please join us again soon! O'Neill H. - Restaurant AGM

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