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About Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails

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. Chef James Siao 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. His 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.

31 West Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Contemporary American

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
Bar Sunday to Thursday closes at 11:00pm
Bar Friday to Saturday closes at 12:00am
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

Cross Street:
Chapala

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 879-9100

Website:
http://www.finchandforkrestaurant.com/

Catering:
We have many venues for your catering event, please contact Patrick Bryant at our website.

Parking Details:
Valet/Public Parking Lot
Services offered at main entrance of the hotel. Additional parking available in the adjacent city parking lot.

Public Transit:
Main Bus Terminal

Executive Chef:
James Siao

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Host your own special event with us. For personalized reservations please call restaurant directly.

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Details
Sun 12:30PM - 2:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Private Dining

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

Finch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for a Date (12)
Special Occasion (12)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Casual (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Business Meals (7)
Romantic (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Chopped salad was the best I’ve ever had, and outstanding salmon tacos. Thursday special of bouillabaisse was fantastic. Scallops with avacado, beets and grapefruit... sound odd? It was delicious!!! Servers were excellent. We were in Santa Barbara for 6 days and had lunch one day and dinner the next!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good Downtown spot for drinks and appetizers / nice dinner. The food was great and we liked the menu variety. Excellent cocktails.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Not a great waitress. Overpriced mimosas. Soggy English muffin.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always great food. Love the pickled veggies instead of bread. Kids menu is great with healthy options.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very good. A little more than casual. Great food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Now this is what food is supposed to taste like!!! We went on my birthday for lunch and Rob took care of us - he was so friendly and personable and really helped guide us through the menu. We got the fried chicken sandwich, mushroom flatbread, and the kale salad with salmon. Each dish was amazing and the flavors were so delicious. Rob helped us choose wine and the pairings were perfect. I found the restaurant on yelp and I’m so glad we stopped in. It was such a highlight of my birthday!

Food - five stars!
Service - five stars!
Ambiance - five stars!

Everything was perfect and I would definitely return any time I’m back in Santa Barbara!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing! The short rib was fantastic and carmelized pear burrata was to die for. Wonderful service, our waiter was so friendly and helped us plan our day at the wineries. Highly recommend!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Interesting, wish menu was just a little more rounded.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was delicious and very nicely presented
Service was excellent .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very bad name, very good restaurant. More upscale than a Grill and the food overshadowed the cocktails. It’s a Kimpton thing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fabulous food and great service. Daily specials are superb.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Make a reservation. It gets very full. It is a great hotel restaurant and very close to State St. which makes it a great location to sit down and enjoy dinner after a day of exploring or shopping.

The food was simple and tasty.

Tags: Organic, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great meal with wonderful service. Loved the dining area.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great meal, great service. Server was knowledgeable about the menu in the wine.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were taking my father to dinner. It has proven challenging in the past to find a restaurant that serves cocktails, has nice acoustics so my dad can hear us, and lovely food that all of us enjoy and service that is professional and thoughtful.
All expectations were exceeded. Thank you!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wanted a special lunch spot while traveling on thanksgiving weekend.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

ThAnksgiving brunch

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent overall experience. Joe was our waiter and he gave great recommendations.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Your ribs were dry and Haney, your grits had the consistency of papier-mâché and your wine pours were below average.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent vegetarian option. Custom made with freshest ingredients. Almost a smorgasbord of vegetarian flavored. Fantastic. Excellent by-the-glass wine options.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great dinner with friends. We were all very pleased with our meals. I had the pork chop and it was fabulous!! Hope to be back soon!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went here because we couldn't get into The Lark, and it was suggested. It's a beautiful restaurant -- very busy. Our waiter didn't seem too interested in us because we were only ordering appetizers. We asked his help staff twice for some olive oil because my husband can't eat butter. Never saw the olive oil. I told the waiter at the end of our meal just for his information. Just kind of a half apology. If he would have offered a free dessert or something, that would have made me want to go back. They boast they have homemade desserts, and there were only three offerings and not that exciting. Meh. I must say that the man seating everyone was top notch. Remembered names and very friendly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Could not save enough. It was fantastic!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

every single item on the menu was delicious. The photos do not so it justice. I am definitely coming back again! Be sure to make a reservation!
Park in the hotel lot. They do not pay for parking in the parking structure next door.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We’re regulars and it’s one of our favorite Santa Barbara restaurants

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Divine steak salad!
Fantastic street fish tacos!
Superb potato soup!
Delicious fig-infused whiskey cocktail!
Monica at the bar is wonderful!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaaaaa aaaaaaaa aaaaaa

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had been there before for our daughter’s graduation. Was good then and that’s why we went back. This time the service was lousy. Waitress wasn’t attentive. They only had 1 vegan dish which was drenched in oil. My daughter ate hers, trying to wipe off most of the oil. Gross! I couldn’t make myself to eat mine. When ł told the waitress, she just looked at my dish, didn’t offer to bring it back to the kitchen nor another option. She never apologized and she charged me for it. Below is a photo of my daughters dish drenched in oil. Definitely not worth the money.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We enjoy this restaurant when we come to Santa Barbara to visit our son in school. The food is always excellent, the atmosphere is classy and comfortable but still fun. Service is always friendly and skilled. Definitely coming back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was impeccable! The food and drink outstandingly delectable from the presentation to every flavorful bite. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great! The chicken burger had flavors that I didn’t know exist.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a wonderful brunch at Finch and Fork. The ambiance open and airy and fun. Beautifully appointed decor. The food is creative and delicious. Be sure to try their take on Eggs Benedict, with mild chipotle hollandaise and perfectly poached eggs. I had them leave off the pork belly but they substituted avocado. The whole dish was delicious and a nice change of pace. Their burgers look amazing, though we didn't order them. Next time!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Went there before the Joe Bannamassa concert and Finch and Fork was a perfect bar/eating place for us.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Really liked the feel of the restaurant, the food was very good. The Manager warmly greeted all the guests and seemed like there were a few regulars which is nice to see. My only criticism was our server. He took a long time to greet us and was not very attentive. I had to ask a couple of other people for things since he was not around. It was not busy so I am not sure what he was doing or where he was. Regardless, the Duck and Trout were spectacular.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were on vacation visiting family on the area- looked at the menus up and down State St and chose to eat right at our hotel! Excellent service, great wine and dinner was amazing.... Brussels sprouts were so good!!!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Really delicious food with top-notch service. Server had great knowledge of the menu and the wine list and made fantastic recommendations. Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great for a quick lunch. The garlic fries and the ahi Banh Mi were both delicious. Good and friendly service. We would return for just those two dishes.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Duck was amazing

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Jeanine behind the bar was great. Service, food and people were fun. Great casual place

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We really like this restaurant. It has a comfortable but rich ambience. Bar scene is quite popular but can sometimes be crowded and noisy. Menu doesn't vary much but the food is always well prepared. Has the best sea scallops in town. Wine and food is on the expensive side, all a la carte. Menu could have a little more variety. You get free valet parking with stamped ticket from restaurant. Is convenient to downtown Santa Barbara.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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