Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails

4.3
1416 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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Safety precautions

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1416 people are saying
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4.3
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSilviaB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation celebration

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MollyF
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good was good. Menu is a bit limited.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
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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vipLadyLee
San Francisco
13 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
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
156 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
21 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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Petrophywifey
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We went there for brunch. The food was tasty and was delivered in an efficient manner. However, we were not checked on by our waiter during the time we were there. I had to get up and find the waiter to ask and retrieve our check. He made us feel as though it was such an inconvenience to divide the checks (it was a bachelorette party - a party of 6) but never vocalized that he could NOT do it. He made a snide remark that what we want to do is "difficult." If he had come to see us we would have communicated that we needed separate checks or would have open to paying for the check in whole. Instead, he pushed us aside because I watched him serve and cater to other tables while our NOW separated checks have been sitting on the counter. Ultimately, what was lacking was staff presence, professionalism and communication. If our waiter or ANY staff had come check on us we would have been able to verbalize what we needed regarding the check and whether or not it was even feasible for them. What started as a great meal left a bad taste in our mouth due to staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous rooftop views, and delicious food. One of our favorite spots in a town filled with great places.

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PhillipN
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

As as "out-of-towner" I realize that my expectations need to be kept in line with both local standards and especially with current Covid protocols. This review is my honest opinion and taking the above in consideration.

I made a reservation online line using Open Table for a table for 2 at 5 PM. I was meeting with a programmer from SBIFF (SB Film Festival). We were catching up for the first time since last year and had a small window to meet in between screenings. As a publicist I was in town for the day to see my client's film presented at the drive in.

Pulling up the valet was fast and efficient as well as courteous and informed. He even mentioned the Sunday brunch on the roof, nice touch! I didn't even know about it and now I wanted to go!

Entering the lobby is was quiet and appealing. The restaurant however was dead. Only 1 table of three (a toddler with his parents) were in a booth. There was no host/ hostess present and we waited a good 5-6 min. before seeing anyone. We had such limited time I suggested we move on but just a min. more a server appeared and took us to a booth.

From then the service was great and attentive. Suggestions were made, personal contact and rapport established. We only had time for two apps and drinks - but both were terrific. I got the mushroom flat bread- with chèvre. Amazing. I could have had two! My dining partner had the Togarashi Tater Tots with scallions and a miso aioli. Terrific as well! For drinks I had the American Riviera (Hendricks Gin, Elderflower, Sparking wine and lemon). She had the Hibiscus Habanero Margarita. Both hit the spot, were attractive and on point. I could have had 2!

We really wish we had more time. The menu looked amazing and the choices endless. I will be back and hope to not only stay at the attached boutique hotel, but also eat a full meal there and take part in the rooftop Sunday Brunch! If only time were not so limited and money never an object!

Bon appétit et bon voyage!

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BruceK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

It was open and we needed food. Would not recommend

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GImenezGrana
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and convenient place. We went for a special occasion and our expectations were better than expected! Service is really good and friendly, the food is delicious and the views are amazing. We enjoyed and for sure we will come back soon. Highly recommend it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pork chop! Caesar salad was just okay.

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ChristianP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service! Server was excellent and described our dishes perfectly and very proactive with suggestions and such to our dinner. Will be back for sure! Love the pork chop!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place for special occasions. Always delicious and great service!

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vipGini
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, great ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food not that good.

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vipPumpvixen
Palm Springs
66 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor rooftop dining during covid. We thoroughly enjoyed the appetizer of devil eggs and for our entrees we were pleased with the trout and hamburger. This hotel restaurant is definitely worthy!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and help with keeping us warm! Super glad that they have opened up the rooftop patio.

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TimA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the pandemic, they were still able to provide a great experience.

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AlexaS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting!! Food was delicious & they kept the mimosas coming :)

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Craig
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and atmosphere from the room top.

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vipbittygirla
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It did not live up to the expectations. They had one waiter & one bartender serving the entire rooftop, about 15-20 tables. The food and cocktail menus were much smaller than what their website shows. The drinks were served in plastic pool cups. The food and drinks were mediocre. All in all, they’ve done a poor job of adapting to the new way of Covid life and quality has clearly gone down.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated Valentine’s

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vipJesseya1
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch. Great location on top of the roof! Great for locals and visitors alike! Thanks

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JohnH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went for Sunday brunch recently. The restaurant is located on the rooftop during the pandemic which is nice. The views are amazing up there, and there's plenty of space. They definitely have some kinks to work out though. The waiters were overloaded and very busy. It took a while to get initial drink order and refills. We placed 2 orders of the cheeseburger which is a double patty burger. One was ordered without cheese and came out with a single patty. We asked the waiter and he said they ran out of patties as other double patty burgers were coming out. Maybe he was joking. He offered to take off the cost of a soda to make up for the missing patty. Aside from the burgers, we ordered 2 plates of the shrimp polenta. It was OK. Mimosas were fine. Overall, there wasn't anything that stood out except the view. I won't be going back.

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ChiaraG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

it was too cold to eat comfortably. When there is a lot of wind, one heater should be provided per table

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vipUFsnook
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great view. Ok food. You pay for the rooftop view

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vipjon5cts
Los Angeles
355 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Covid visit to the space on the rooftop of the Kimpton Hotel. They are really doing all they can and it was so appreciated. It was ridiculously windy and cold the evening that we went and I wish I could say this was a great option, but it's simply just good for the current state of things. That said, the skeleton staff ( I think 4 total people including Chef in main restaurant ) did a truly amazing job to serve everyone somewhat seamlessly. Just an outstanding job!

The food was, as always, excellent, drinks were very good and I 100% recommend! I will be happy when they go back to the restaurant space but if we lived closer, I'd support this effort on the rooftop as much as possible for as long as it took.

FAQs

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 1416 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.