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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.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have many venues for your catering event, please contact Patrick Bryant at our website.
Valet/Public Parking Lot
Services offered at main entrance of the hotel. Additional parking available in the adjacent city parking lot.
Main Bus Terminal
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:
Saturday February 3, 2018
Rivet Cycling + Finch & Fork's "Rivet & Ribs"
Cycle, Eat Ribs, Support a great cause 'No Kid Hungry'
Join us for a breath-taking ride followed by an incredible feast on the Kimpton Canary Hotel's rooftop. Take in stunning views of Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands while awaiting an organic, locally-sourced, farm-to-table culinary experience.
Ride: 9am - 4pm Dinner: 4pm - 8pm
Dinner + Ride $145
Dinner + Ride + Return Shuttle $170
For details visit: www.rivetcycling.com/events
Host your own special event with us. For personalized reservations please call restaurant directly.
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
Made reservations several days in advance. Upon arriving at the restaurant we were seated in a very small table near the entry of the restaurant. The restaurant had many open tables and booths so I asked to move to an open booth. The hostess had a bit of an attitude with my request to change tables. We were served by two different waiters during dinner and both were rude and snobbish. Ordered a cocktail which I had to sent back twice because the drink was bitter. The salmon I ordered for dinner had very little flavor, small portion for the price charged.
Came here with my daughter and her boyfriend when we went to Santa Barbara visiting them. I made a reservation that morning on the way there. It was easy. When we arrived (even we were 15 min early), they seated us right away. Food was really good. I ordered the Seared Ahi plate because my husband ordered the Pork belly Benedict and we like to share. I have to say the Benedict tasted so much better. The tuna was a bit bland but it is meant to be lighter in taste. Although it was a bit bland but the quinoa was really good. In another word, it was still very good but if you want something stronger favor, don't order this one. My daughter ordered the same thing but her bf ordered the burger with garlic fries and he said it was really delicious. Expect to spend about $20 - 25 per person, could be more if you order drinks. Highly recommended.
Finch and Fork was a lovely find on a recent trip to Santa Barbara.
The menu is interesting and varied and the food is scrumptious.
They should have a Michelin star.
I had a buttery, warm carrot soup , then a creative beet, burrata, and nut salad that was a perfect blend of the three ingredients, with the cheese light and creamy, unlike some that is just too dense. When my stunning trout came I needed a rest, and could only eat half. The flavor popped in my mouth, and the crunchy hazelnuts were a delightful surprise in each bite. Perfectly cooked, the fish was served over a tasty, nutlike blend of multiple grains that I couldn't individually identify. (I took the other half home and ate it cold for lunch the next day, and it was still yummy, fresh, and tender.) For dessert I chose the light, but rich, lemony cheesecake, and somehow managed to eat all of it, while saying to myself that I couldn't possibly finish it. Truthfully I am somewhat jaded after way too many nice dinners out, but I have to say that this was one of the very best.
Finch & Fork is the best restaurant experience we've had in a long time. The cocktails and food were creative and excellent, and our waiter Brett was just the right amount of attentive.
My wife had a Cadillac margarita that was just as it should be, and I experimented with an odd drink called an Avocado Fix. It is a rum-based drink that didn't taste like avocado but got a creamy body from the avocado. Like everything we had on the menu, it was a combination of flavors I never would have thought of, but worked perfectly. I later followed with a "Duck" Old Fashioned that was the best Old Fashioned I've ever had.
For an appetizer, we shared a mushroom flatbread that was the most unflat flatbread I've ever had, and I mean that in a good way. It was like the deep dish pizza of flatbreads, with four types of mushrooms, and crispy kale pieces that practically dissolved in your mouth.
For dinner, I had the best duck breast I've ever had, sitting on faro that my wife kept grabbing bites of, and a few blackberries and blackberry sauce. Again, not a combination I would have invented, but they perfectly complemented each other. My wife had what I normally consider a boring choice, the Jidori chicken. I changed my critique when I grabbed a bite. It was some of the best, juiciest chicken I've ever had, with an interesting, but not overpowering, combination of spices.
Finch & Fork is now #1 on our list of Santa Barbara restaurants we MUST visit each time we're in town.
Went to F&F for a date night. The pictures on OpenTable made the place look more enticing than it really was. The dining area is are less of an intimate setting than I had hoped. The table was larger and put too much distance between my wife and I than we're used to in upscale places such as these. That combined with the noise from bar area meant that we had a hard time hearing one another. The seats were deeper are more reclined that one would want when dining, as well. We were hoping the menu offered a compelling reason to remain. Nope. Thankfully, our server walked up and saved the evening! He was very cool and totally engaging. After making a few recommendations and putting us at ease, we were soon sipping inventive and delightful cocktails. The Deviled Eggs and oysters appetizers were good as was the kale salad. The NY steak, however, was totally compromised with excessive garnish, and it would have been better served alone with separate sides. Other than that, we totally satisfied.
Bottom line: The menu & kitchen can use a little help. The service was TOP NOTCH and worth the trip. We will go there again with revised expectations.
My friend and I went to Finch & Fork during our trip to Santa Barbara. F&F was recommended by a friend who is a foodie, and he was right about the restaurant being a great spot. First we were a bit wary of the menu because there were very few vegetarian items (my dining companion is a vegetarian). Even some of the vegetarian items had meat, which made them non-vegetarian. However, the vegetable items that were on the menu (both were appetizers were really well executed and delicious. It was fine since she was not that hungry, but it would have been a problem if she were. Being a pescetarian, I had the only fish dish (trout) on the "plate" part of the menu, and it was solid. We also enjoyed the cocktails (fresh, inventive) and dessert (the best thing!). I'd say F & F is a solid restaurant but is a much better choice for omnivores. It would be so much more desirable for me if the menu had more vegetarian and pescetarian-friendly dishes.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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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