Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails

4.3
1437 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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. Our Chef 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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vipladyd
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Santa Barbara for a raucous brunch! Amazing service in a fantastic Spanish revival space. Great bloody mary's. very comfortable indoors during covid.

I'd recommend the shrimp + polenta. a great take on shrimp + grits.

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JulieJ
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was not great. The food was cold when it arrived and we waited for several things we asked for like salt and pepper.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch. Fresh ingredients and delicious. Thanks

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DanLev
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Restaurant is at the Kimpton hotel downtown, entering through the lobby. Booths are well separated for social distancing. Menu is quite short, with just a few options each for starters, appetizers, cocktails and entrees. Food was very tasty. Pork chops were excellent and the halibut with the corn was outstanding. Service was quick and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was enjoyable, but we were not blown away. Had the olives— delicious — the jidori chicken was perfectly cooked and delicious, came with braised carrots, which were luscious. The black garlic Cesar was solid, too. Service could have been a bit more attentive.

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CarlaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! & will definitely be back again! Thank you!

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vipAlbert
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place to have a tasty food inside the Kimpton Canary Hotel

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JohnM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our waiter really loved his job and the restaurant. I found the menu to be very limited, however the food was good, portions and quality.
On the negative side, they charged $12 for a bottle of San Peligrino water (about twice what we usually pay). The hostess/helper was under dressed and looked out of place. Out bill without alcohol, appetizers, dessert or tip was $120.
Overall not a good value.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The ambiance was very nice. However, the service was sub par. Our server did not engage much with us at all. Our drink orders took more than 15 minutes and my husband's drink was incorrect. Followed with a significant delay in our appetizers and entrees. Although the food was quite tasty, the lack of service would not get me to come back anytime soon. I really wanted to enjoy this place, as the setting seemed great. The service and delays could've been communicated better and I would've been understanding.

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LyndaG
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food (once it came) was hot and very good. Our waiter was very attentive. We had a res at 6:15(early) because that's all we could get through open table. We arrived at about 5:45 had a cocktail at the bar first. Then decided to sit at our table at 6:15. There was no one there! The waiter said that people book a res then don't show. He said they had about 50 no-shows. We sat is a rather dark and sparce space. Ambiance not good. When you're in SB, you want to at least see and maybe feel the beatiful outdoors in the summer. This restaurant makes sense to eat in if you are staying at the hotel and need a quick bite. Otherwise, there are more pleasant options is beautiful SB.

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DollyY
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service is great. The food is a little disappointing. Porkchop is nice. However, the rest is not so impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The dinner menu is PATHETIC. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. I will not go there anymore until they have a decent dinner menu.

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vipBottomline
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience... better than Knife Pleat, Marche Modern, according to my wife.

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vipkamshane
Birmingham
51 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

AWFUL MANAGEMENT! They can't even set up their reservation system correctly. We drove 1.5 hrs for a bday dinner to this location after making reservations at this location through Open Table only to find out they are closed on Sundays for dinner even though the restaurant kept letting reservations be made. If you can't manage your reservation system maybe you are in the wrong business. This comes from a person working in the restaurant industry for almost 40 years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The menu is short, but the food was amazing. My partner had the halibut and I had the pork chop….wow! An SB gem for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was happy to be back, but the night let me down. They seemed understaffed (a chronic problem these days), so it took a long time to get someone to the table. Appetizers were very good. I ordered the catch of the day, which was halibut. It arrived Luke warm and dry, and we had to order the wine when the food arrived. My friend had the chicken, which she very much enjoyed. The place is not really inexpensive, so I am disappointed. The staff was very nice and seemed to be trying. Everything was just off. Ce la vie.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipAdmin
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was just mediocre and with so many other great restaurants in Santa Barbara I would recommend looking at other options for brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brett took great care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Bday for my girlfriend

SB
vipSilviaB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation celebration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service by the staff at Finch & Fork.

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vipMollyF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good was good. Menu is a bit limited.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a group of six people. We went on the app and made reservations to come after my daughters graduation from UC. We arrived and found that the location was closed. I received text reminders to show up for my reservation. You can only imaging the look on everyone’s faces when we arrived to a closed restaurant. So we pivoted and walked a few blocks and found Eureka open. But it was a very poor experience.

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Oliviaa
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!! The food was sooo good. The architecture is beautiful.

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vipLadyLee
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Our waiter Jaime was great. The food not so much. Many dishes not available and OpenTable did not let me know that the restaurant closes at 2pm with a 1pm reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great service, food was fine but nothing to write home about. Sadly, despite the website still not being updated, the roof was closed for dining. We traveled so far to find a great rooftop to dine on in SB!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very lovely. Great service. Delicious food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

While we enjoyed the ambiance and the food it took was over 2 hours to get our food. Definitely don’t go here if your are in a rush, we saw 2 other tables leave because it was taking too long.

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divin1
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant was very quiet in May 2021 (still Covid precautions) and there were only 4 tables occupied when we had dinner. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We split the "tot" appetizer and the wedge salad, both of which were very good. We both had the pork chop and the flavor of the apple, bacon and celery topping sauce was delicious. Unfortunately the pork chop was overcooked so a little dry and tough. We split the cinnamon sugar churros dessert and with the dulce de leche and dark chocolate sauces, it was a really tasty treat. I would recommend the restaurant but caution about the pork chop (or ask the server to make sure it isn't overcooked).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The service here was terribly slow. Our 2 egg breakfast took 40 min to get to our table and the waiter rarely checked on us in between. I’m shocked that this restaurant has such a high rating. I won’t be going back.

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MarcH
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Menu is too simple . Not many choices. Not very elegant

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vipMorewineplease
Los Angeles
164 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A bit off the main drag, but the food made up for that. We were a bit disappointed the roof top deck wasn't open, but during the pandemic, it is what it is. Good service, good food. Not too crowded. Thanks.

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Anon
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Overpriced, not very good food. Service was good. Floor was filthy.

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vipBruce
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant was crowded and difficult for the staff to handle. Waiter did a great job in keeping us informed and was very knowledgeable about the food, beer and wines around the region. Overall a very pleasant experience. Good was prepared well and tasty. We all enjoyed our dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop and churros were phenomenal! Will surely be coming back the next time we are in Santa Barbara.

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vipYumyum
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience — our first indoor dining in more than a year! Patrons were well spaced, the room is big and airy. The tater tot appetizer was THE BOMB, as was our trout entree and s’mores pannacotta. YUM. And the cocktails were great, too. Definitely going back.

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TYfIghtER
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience1

No host to modify reservations, or to book in house guest staying with the hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service was top tier our drinks were strong and the whole staff was attempting to makes us drinks we loved without charging us When I felt so bad for even saying i didn’t like the drink! But props to them for being an amazing team! Pork chops are the must haves there

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was OK ambience was beautiful, service was nice but definitely stretched thin. Will definitely go back once things return to normal.

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Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 879-9100.

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails is rated 4.3 stars by 1437 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.